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    You mean one of those telescoping Japanese...

    You mean one of those telescoping Japanese dapping pole? Try casting a heavy streamer to the middle of a decent river with one. Fine on a smallish stream, but an even more limited tool than a...
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    Liked your tying book well enough, that I'll give...

    Liked your tying book well enough, that I'll give this one a try too, Walt. Thanks.
  3. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    Nor I, although it is fairly common, if somewhat...

    Nor I, although it is fairly common, if somewhat wrong-headed to me.
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    Excellent ties and photography.

    Excellent ties and photography.
  5. Thread: TFS hooks

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    The 2305's are fine in the larger sizes. I use...

    The 2305's are fine in the larger sizes. I use mostly 2-4 and have not had a problem with large fish. The smaller sizes, however, are absolute garbage. Would not trust any of these hooks below...
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    Seconded! Although I still prefer Benecchi over...

    Seconded! Although I still prefer Benecchi over Veevus for the most part.
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    Either the Petitjean tool or nothing at all. ...

    Either the Petitjean tool or nothing at all. Once you get the materials in the thread, you can always maneuver them within reason around to your liking. The only reason I have the Petitjean set is...
  8. Thread: I hate dubbing

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    Sorry, but have to agree with the "learn to dub"...

    Sorry, but have to agree with the "learn to dub" contingent. Yarn in any form is just not as versatile as dubbing, hence why it is rarely used these days.
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    Yeah, "spectrumized" dubbings were all the rage...

    Yeah, "spectrumized" dubbings were all the rage for a time...and then it passed. There are still dubbings out there that capture the same process, a notion that of course predates Caucci and...
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    That's the one I like. Purple for the hackle can...

    That's the one I like. Purple for the hackle can be quite productive as well.
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    Nice tie but make sure you sharpen those Eagle...

    Nice tie but make sure you sharpen those Eagle Claw 413's...definitely not the sharpest hook around. I definitely like the look of the fly on a jig hook, regardless. All that rabbit is going to...
  12. Thread: Balanced Flies

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    Patterns are the same as standard ties (Wooly...

    Patterns are the same as standard ties (Wooly Buggers, leeches, etc.) and while they are fun to play with, not really any better than just putting a slotted bead on a jig hook in choppy conditions. ...
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    While the strength/diameter ratio is fine, it is...

    While the strength/diameter ratio is fine, it is VERY expensive (e.g. 4X price of Danville), slips on the hook too much, hard to cut, harder to handle than normal thread, cuts materials if one is not...
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    Oddly enough it is hard to figure out what TU's...

    Oddly enough it is hard to figure out what TU's policy on stocking is, because if you try to visit http://www.tu.org/member-services/welcome-to-my-tu/tackle-box/important-tu-policies you get "Access...
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    Nice study. Citation?

    Nice study. Citation?
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    Cool. No reason why you can't use the other...

    Cool. No reason why you can't use the other methods with normal shanks. I usually just make my own from cheap saltwater hooks. Having played with those wire looped flies though, I'd personally...
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    Going silver fishing this year? Interesting...

    Going silver fishing this year?

    Interesting idea about the cut hook style shanks, but I'm not sure even Ed Ward ties them that way any more. Seems like the much more popular style these days is...
  18. Thread: Float or sink?

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    Of course you can fish a sunken terrestrial...

    Of course you can fish a sunken terrestrial pattern. Not a new idea at all, as Bruce noted. There are even sunken hopper patterns as well.

    It just is not nearly as much fun.
  19. Thread: Waterproofing

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    Refer...

    Refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet).
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    Perhaps it is time for your chapter to leave TU...

    Perhaps it is time for your chapter to leave TU and join the IFFF? To the best of my knowledge, none of chapters in my state plant fish. I can understand national's concern, but it is exactly this...
  21. Thread: Waterproofing

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    Best troll to date.

    Best troll to date.
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    Sportsmen's Warehouse sells all the off shore...

    Sportsmen's Warehouse sells all the off shore clones relabeled, but as you say not true rotary. Griffin Spider Oddessy or Danvise are going to be your next choices, but neither are as cheap. If...
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    Boy that review sure is generous. Have used the...

    Boy that review sure is generous. Have used the same vise under a different name (undoubtedly same source) and the tolerances on it were so bad it barely held a hook. If you need a cheap vise, the...
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    Dry fly or nymph? Lines are so well made these...

    Dry fly or nymph? Lines are so well made these days, the distinction between the different brands and styles is really more a matter of taste than substantive.
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    Oops, didn't notice. Photo made it look like...

    Oops, didn't notice. Photo made it look like standard size to my eye. Try them in olive as well if you haven't already. Excellent pattern for small mays, although I only fish them #18 and smaller.
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