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  1. Different?

    This looks to me, with the exception of the cutting off of the tip of the feather, which I don't understand, to be the method that has been used for hundreds of years to make a partridge collar on a...
  2. Sticky: My sentiments exactly

    I liked this article very much. I've always viewed fly fishing as a sporting way to fish, and historically it was considered such. It is intended to be more difficult by design. It employs skills...
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    While that looks like copper wire in the photo,...

    While that looks like copper wire in the photo, this one was tied correctly, with twisted Coats and Clark summer brown thread (#52 if memory serves). Nice rendition of a very useful midge imitation.
  4. Another article from Neil that I can really...

    Another article from Neil that I can really relate to. I just fished the Pseudocleon Anoka hatch on the Mad here in Ohio, and they were 24s for sure. It's a very tough hatch to deal with, even if...
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    As usual Neil has nailed it. We all know there is...

    As usual Neil has nailed it. We all know there is no one fly that is a panacea, but still tend to rely on favorite styles to our detriment. Some guys love the parachute, comparadun, I had a brief...
  6. Thread: Fly floatants

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    For CDC flies, Frog's Fanny, and accept no...

    For CDC flies, Frog's Fanny, and accept no substitutes. I've done that, and they were unusable. Other than that, I use Gink on hackled flies. I still miss the environmentally unsound floatant I used...
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    Great article

    Really great looking fly Tom. No doubt in my mind how effective this one would be.
    Eric
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    A trick I use with small soft hackles in the 20s,...

    A trick I use with small soft hackles in the 20s, and I use them a lot, is not to use soft hackles. Just use Whiting dry fly saddle hackle, the hackle that comes in 100 packs, same size as the hook....
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    Normand, I've never really been able to...

    Normand, I've never really been able to successfully sharpen scissors until I got Dr. Slick's Razor scissors, made of stainless steel. I'm on year two now of the same pair, and I've never been able...
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    I've got volume three, and coincidentally, I'm in...

    I've got volume three, and coincidentally, I'm in volume three. It's beautifully done. I've been toying with the idea of getting all five, and might just do it. I met a couple of guys at a show I...
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    Bill, the same thing happened to me. It's too...

    Bill, the same thing happened to me. It's too bad, because I really liked the stuff (Yosemite?). I'd like to buy more if I knew where to start.
    Eric
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    Apparently so, as my friends who watched my midge...

    Apparently so, as my friends who watched my midge box float on by at Henry's Fork can attest. They were on one of the cliffs there, and saw a small green fly box float by. It had come off the zinger...
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    My sentiments exactly

    Neil, I really liked this article. It gets to the heart of what fly fishing, at its soul I believe, should be all about. It was meant to be a more sporting way to fish. "Sporting" is the operative...
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    Thanks Normand, but consider me unamazed. If it...

    Thanks Normand, but consider me unamazed. If it does surgery like it ties flies, I'll opt for the veterinarian. I always wondered why flies weren't manufactured. Now I know. If we could just teach it...
  15. Nice article Kevin, and I love the look of the...

    Nice article Kevin, and I love the look of the rod!
  16. The dense hackle on some American wet flies is...

    The dense hackle on some American wet flies is there for a reason. As was explained to me by the owner of our local fly shop, the flies are at times fished very deeply, and the hackle traps air...
  17. Thread: Finally...?

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    Hey, I've got one of those...

    Sully, you can't beat it. Everything in its place. A place for every thing. Of course, I've still got crap strewn everywhere in this room...But it at least organizes my immediate vicinity. You'll...
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    Adams

    I always thought the original Adams WAS a caddis pattern. I skate it a lot to good effect when the caddis are around. Of course, it's a dandy mayfly too, and I think most today use it as a mayfly.
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    Variants

    Sorry Sully, my argument truly is NOT with you. My argument is very much one with some ill-informed modern writers who have misconstrued the term "Variant" at best, and completely lost the historical...
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    Nice!

    Good to see somebody doing some wings!
    Eric
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    Wings

    I too saw Jim's show about his work with Vincent Marinaro, at the Michigan fish-in, and it was great. But long before that I was convinced of the importance of wings to dry fly fishing, especially on...
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    Well, I don't know about that...

    I seem to be able to whip finish every fly by hand, no matter how large or small, wherever on the fly I want, and have done 32s. The problem is that many tiers use a hand whip finish that is...
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    OK, this is embarassing...

    Getting back to the topic. I guess I'm the only old-timer I know who actually hated the Thompson A I tied on a couple of years back, though I'm not sure I tied on an original, probably a knock off....
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    The Gyro

    Ray, the Gyro Fly was patented by William Avery Bush from Michigan. He licensed Wm. Mills in New York to produce the first flies, which he wanted to call parachutes but Mills chose to call it the...
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    Hmmm

    Well, all I can say Buddy is that you may not have fished the Henry's Fork during Flav Spinner time. During periods when the fish are on the Flav Spinners, you'd better have the exact size, color,...
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