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    Classic reply, Betty!

    Classic reply, Betty!
  2. You asked about it, now here it is! Peak Vise...

    You asked about it, now here it is!

    Peak Vise Review
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    If the majority of your tying is standard to...

    If the majority of your tying is standard to large flies then the Peak with the Salt Water jaws option would be a logical choice.
    As stated before, communication with the folks at Peak, Karl in...
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    Fish to remember. When I lived in the Scottish...

    Fish to remember.

    When I lived in the Scottish Borders there was a small reservoir that was stocked and run by Selkirk Angling Association who would stock it with fingerling browns and takeable...
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    Devcon 2 part 5 min epoxy stays clear and to...

    Devcon 2 part 5 min epoxy stays clear and to eliminate the bubbles when applied get some fine stiff stainless steel wire and pop the bigger ones that would cause cavities after drying. Micro bubbles...
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    Ron, they are the dog's danglies! Work with...

    Ron,

    they are the dog's danglies!

    Work with any of my bobbin holders without changing the tension I use on th elarger spools.

    Mighty fine guy, that Tupps is!
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    One of the things about the rod weight difference...

    One of the things about the rod weight difference is to consider what you are going to use it for.

    I own from a 4 weight to an 8 in various makes and lengths and each is for a specific purpose....
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    Sounds as though you might just have too much...

    Sounds as though you might just have too much tension on the arms of the bobbin or you are 'choking' the thread as you tie and causing it to break.
    Correct bobbin tension cannot be achieved 'out of...
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    If anyone finds red feathers in the wild, stick...

    If anyone finds red feathers in the wild, stick them in a jiffy bag and send to me in Ireland. :D

    Aren't Cardinals a baseball team?
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    Apologies for the hold up, will get my act...

    Apologies for the hold up, will get my act together and get them mailed to you asap!
  11. You could try Lureflash Superbug Yarn...

    You could try Lureflash Superbug Yarn, this is an polypropylene yarn available in 16 natural shades with flecks that gives great bug bodies. I have used it for Killer Bugs, Hare's Ears, Nymphs, wets...
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    I always start with good intentions after a clear...

    I always start with good intentions after a clear up but it always returns to looking like the aftermath of a tornado on my desk. Tying materials everywhere, bobbins, tools, tinsels all in a pile,...
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    For an insight into Coq De Leon you can do no...

    For an insight into Coq De Leon you can do no better than this post by Hans Weilenmann - Coq De Leon Info
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    Ron, I'm going to Aldi tomorrow so I will get...

    Ron,

    I'm going to Aldi tomorrow so I will get some veg that has it and mail it to you. If I get enough you can start a lucrative little sideline with your buddies across there!:D

    TLs
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    Having skinned a deer, a fox, numerous hares and...

    Having skinned a deer, a fox, numerous hares and countless rabbits, the thought of skinning a mouse had me in stitches and the comments that followed made it even more enjoyable!


    Thanks for the...
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    AAAAAARRRRGGGHHH! You should never have posted...

    AAAAAARRRRGGGHHH!

    You should never have posted that link because now I am going to have to get a hold of some of the carousel type as they will have a small footprint on my already crowded desk!
    ...
  17. When trying to get the wing position correct for...

    When trying to get the wing position correct for Damsel Spinners, the wings are usually splayed out, they are only along the abdomen when alive and at rest, Dragonfly wings are always outspread...
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    Just buy a dual reading thermometer, saves all...

    Just buy a dual reading thermometer, saves all the fuss. :D
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    To clean the end for remaking a loop on a dirty...

    To clean the end for remaking a loop on a dirty fly line use a little nail varnish remover or acetone on a cotton pad, this softens the surface a little as it cleans and when heating it to fuse...
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    Anything that comes to hand can be turned into a...

    Anything that comes to hand can be turned into a fly!

    Coffee bean beetles, teabag sedges, condom nymphs, pubic hair etc.

    I have heard of floating patterns using Pistachio shells, a beetle was...
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    Is this any help to you? A Post in FFF ...

    Is this any help to you?

    A Post in FFF (UK site) - by Grommit who has brought the St. Croix range in again to the UK.

    "The Imperial is a fast actioned rod wheras the Avid is a moderate/fast...
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    There is always something tactile about wooden...

    There is always something tactile about wooden parts, the feel is just right compared to plastics and metals, the only thing that betters wood in feel is Ivory.

    I am partial towards the Walnut...
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    I have found that the most versatile colour is a...

    I have found that the most versatile colour is a medium olive abdomen ribbed with gold wire from a diminutive size18 on a Partridge Extreme to a massive size 12 on a FM living nymph hook that I call...
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    If you let her open what I am sending you this...

    If you let her open what I am sending you this week you will never see it again!
    The Frawgs are still at the tadpole stage but will be hatching soon.


    That tip on using the under hair as dubbing...
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    You want rain, Ron? Come to Ireland, we have so...

    You want rain, Ron? Come to Ireland, we have so much of it it falls from the skies daily! Only good thing is that it keeps the river levels up and gives them a good scour for the next season.
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