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    Yes, but we're making (the reasonable) assumption...

    Yes, but we're making (the reasonable) assumption that it wasn't really "wildman" who actually sent the PM. Somebody got into his account. He isn't permanently banned -- he just needs to change his...
  2. Thread: Albino Nymphs

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    Exactly! Convenient and easy to digest. The...

    Exactly! Convenient and easy to digest.

    The fact that they stand out like a sore thumb against the bottom doesn't hurt either.
  3. Thread: Albino Nymphs

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    Newly molted stoneflies are even lighter than...

    Newly molted stoneflies are even lighter than that. I've watched a guy nymphing riffles (something I seldom do) coming up with fish after fish on a snow-white stonefly nymph. Of course in...
  4. Thread: Skunk?

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    Many of those patterns called "skunk" are, in...

    Many of those patterns called "skunk" are, in fact, tied with skunk. (As mentioned, the steelhead flies are an example.) Also, as mentioned above, it's been used as a sub for polar bear for decades....
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    While it's true that too long handles make for...

    While it's true that too long handles make for hard carrying, there's almost no such thing as "too long" if you're forced to fish from the bank, either because wading is prohibited or is impractical....
  6. Thread: Jackdaw

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    I just tied a bunch of Dark Wachets with dusky...

    I just tied a bunch of Dark Wachets with dusky dun hen hackle:

    http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo188/redietz/DarkWatchet.jpg

    It only used it because I had it; I could get a jackdaw head and...
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    Google "Sparkle Grub".

    Google "Sparkle Grub".
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    It seems like an exceptionally well thought out...

    It seems like an exceptionally well thought out hair stacker. Why can't they all be like that?
  9. Thread: Tying the Chip

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    That's nice and fishy looking. It appears that...

    That's nice and fishy looking. It appears that you could stop right after tying in the marabou and still catch fish with it.
  10. Thread: 3M Midge

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    Nice, as always. Now if only spring would...

    Nice, as always.

    Now if only spring would get here.
  11. Thread: Turkey Emerger

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    Nice fishy looking fly, but it doesn't look...

    Nice fishy looking fly, but it doesn't look anything like this turkey emerger:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJFSGb8IUtw :D
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    That's certainly one route that works. Another...

    That's certainly one route that works.

    Another is to fish streamers/buggers low and slow. Don't retrieve them, just dead drift.

    A warm-up like last weekend can hurt, and will, if there's snow...
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    I can't tell which way the water is flowing in...

    I can't tell which way the water is flowing in the picture. I sure wouldn't be standing where the angler is.

    I agree with the above that there's a good fish in the recess along the rock (and...
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    The last one is starting to move to looking like...

    The last one is starting to move to looking like a Wood Special:


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    (This is the Maine pattern; there is a similarly named fly from the NW that is completely different.)
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    In that case, I'd be tempted to tell TU national...

    In that case, I'd be tempted to tell TU national to pound sand -- and I say that as a former chapter president.
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    Yeah, it entirely depends on where you're talking...

    Yeah, it entirely depends on where you're talking about. Montana stopped stocking decades ago and fishing improved dramatically. In states with only marginal water, stocking is the only way to...
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    The "F" means that it's a variant of the F Fly. ...

    The "F" means that it's a variant of the F Fly. "F" stands the last name of Marjan Fratnik, its inventor. The original is tied with thread and CDC. It looks like the F Terrestrial Pattern just...
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    Indeed, I think that the hardest part of tying...

    Indeed, I think that the hardest part of tying bucktails is use less than you think you want to.

    That's a great looking pattern.
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    As Scott said, the wing is mainly to help me see...

    As Scott said, the wing is mainly to help me see the fly (and as Joe pointed out, others disagree.) I'm guessing that 75% of the trout that I catch on dries are on wingless patterns -- Renegades,...
  20. So are Dr. Slick's. Scissors seem to be the...

    So are Dr. Slick's. Scissors seem to be the country's main export.
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    Looks good. I may have to give it a try -- the...

    Looks good. I may have to give it a try -- the caddis on the Tulpehocken give me fits at times.
  22. Yes, I can see how having a little plastic man to...

    Yes, I can see how having a little plastic man to hit with a hammer would be quite useful after stabbing myself with a hook point.
  23. Thread: The Beaverkill

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    The traditional length of hackle in old-school...

    The traditional length of hackle in old-school Catskill flies is twice the hook gape.
  24. Thread: Willow Special

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    He hasn't updated it in a couple of years.

    He hasn't updated it in a couple of years.
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    Great looking fly! Lot of good ideas in there.

    Great looking fly! Lot of good ideas in there.
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