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  1. Thread: What if?

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    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettro...

    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/y-pool-mmc-2_zpsfead010c.jpg

    Cream Miracle Midge #18 - #22...they are always present in the two Eastern Sierra tail waters I most frequently...
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    This is why: " Thread: TMC 16/0 White, I use...

    This is why:

    " Thread: TMC 16/0 White, I use this new thread for a couple reasons here. It has good strength and is quite small. It is very similar to the old Gudebrod 10/0 thread but with better...
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    Scoott, A friend hooked me up with a relative...

    Scoott,

    A friend hooked me up with a relative in Japan. The Tan and Rust, along with some Black will be on their way - shortly...

    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/BOX TL...
  4. Thread: Peacock

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    Scott, At one time, Spirit River used to offer...

    Scott,

    At one time, Spirit River used to offer the stripped peacock quills (left, below)...I got a bunch of them. The Polish Quills are mo' betta' :

    ...
  5. Thread: Peacock

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    Scott, The quality of what I've come across,...

    Scott,

    The quality of what I've come across, out there, is severely lacking. I switched to these in Natural and use markers for different colors:
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    narcodog, If one has tied with both, then one...

    narcodog,

    If one has tied with both, then one knows the difference...


    PT/TB ;)
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    Tiemco 16/0 Thread...say goodbye...

    Umpqua Feather Merchants will no longer be distributing the Tiemco 16/0 thread which is perfect for very small fly patterns. I copped the last that Bob Marriott's had , here in Los Angeles,and the...
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    Some underwater photos of both Mono and Fluoro...

    Some underwater photos of both Mono and Fluoro from this tippet shoot out:
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    Hard As Hull on most patterns...on bead heads, a...

    Hard As Hull on most patterns...on bead heads, a drop on top of the bead and swipe the thread through it while whip finishing. On larger patterns, like buggers and streamers, super glue in a lot of...
  10. Larry, I believe that it has to do with what...

    Larry,

    I believe that it has to do with what amount of time a particular angler is willing to invest in truly learning and understanding the emergence process for Mayflies, Caddis and Midges. For...
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    The best Indio and Pardo come from Spain where...

    The best Indio and Pardo come from Spain where the original birds reside...the product from Whiting (to put it mildly) is vastly inferior...
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  12. Randy, I am not aware of any recent books...

    Randy,

    I am not aware of any recent books that cover the subject on the "Techniques and Tactics" of fishing cripples/emergers. This is probably one of the better resources that covers some...
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    Fly Tyer Magazine, Spring 2014, devoted an entire...

    Fly Tyer Magazine, Spring 2014, devoted an entire article by Hans Van Klinken (ppgs. 54-63) "Tie the Klinkhamer the right way!" He no longer uses the Partridge 15BN or 15BNX stating that they "were...
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    How's about listing that Forum Category as...

    How's about listing that Forum Category as "Curmudgeon's Corner"... :p


    PT/TB
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    Opppsssss...Done ! PT/TB

    Opppsssss...Done !

    PT/TB
  16. They can still be found on ebay... ...

    They can still be found on ebay...

    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/BAETIS BWO FALL/Thompsonvise_zps6dcf701c.jpg


    ...that one is going to my grandson when his attention...
  17. First - Welcome ! Second - take a look/see...

    First - Welcome !

    Second - take a look/see here:

    http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying/beginners/

    Third - consider taking classes or joining a fly tying group...

    Fourth - make it fun
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    I prefer the TMC 2488 hooks for small nymphs...

    I prefer the TMC 2488 hooks for small nymphs (below #20) but will also use Daiichi 1130's and Gamakatsu C12-BM's if I am not piling up a lot of material on the shank: These are Sniper Baetis (Juan...
  19. I can only relate my experiences with my two...

    I can only relate my experiences with my two youngest kids (now adults) and what I learned and passed on to them...

    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/FLY AND...
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    Hmmm...Glossosoma Byron? From BRF: " Both...

    Hmmm...Glossosoma Byron?

    From BRF:

    " Both the pink larval and pupae of this tiny caddis often form a food supply in the drift that concentrates trout in or below riffles that contain high...
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    Byron,

    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/ALLY BRIDGEPORT/GLFTHEDRYFLY_zps344d1426.jpg

    ...from this book by GLF:
    ...
  22. Thread: uv thread?

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    Put them in a separate box... F.Y.I.: "As...

    Put them in a separate box...

    F.Y.I.:

    "As with all UV2 dubbings, these have a mix of primary colors that have been enhanced with UV Florescence and UV Reflectence dyes. We then blend these in...
  23. Thread: Sparseness

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    Earlier this month, I tested out a whole bunch of...

    Earlier this month, I tested out a whole bunch of soft hackle patterns on a particular lake in the Eastern Sierras (along with some other patterns I wanted to try out). Almost all were not tied with...
  24. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    Try some of these and maybe thy faith will be...

    Try some of these and maybe thy faith will be restored..."Subtle, yet definite sparkle is one of the keys to this fly. I really like this fly..."
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    Scott, One of my favorite Baetis/BWO patterns...

    Scott,

    One of my favorite Baetis/BWO patterns from Rick Murphy...I use black KF and they have taken a lot of nice Trout for me in the Eastern Sierras...I carry one or two and variations on the...
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