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    I agree with those above who catch more fish with...

    I agree with those above who catch more fish with the brightly colored posts, for the reason stated: I can it better. The only parachute pattern that I usually fish is an ant, so the color of the...
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    His Secret Service man taught him to fish, and...

    His Secret Service man taught him to fish, and after that he made a point of being photographed as often as possible while fishing -- but that was after he was president.
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    I can cast with both hands, but for some reason...

    I can cast with both hands, but for some reason have trouble handling line when I'm casting left handed (and I'm not very good at double hauling in that case either.) Other than that, learning to...
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    Coolidge was not himself a fisherman and...

    Coolidge was not himself a fisherman and disapproved of it as a form of idlensess -- until his political advisers pointed out to him that there were a lot fishermen who voted.
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    I agree, (I fish generic flies more than...

    I agree, (I fish generic flies more than anything) but there's no harm in imitating something that's there, either. Either way, "leech" patterns needn't be restricted to still waters.

    I doubt...
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    There are certainly real leeches in moving water,...

    There are certainly real leeches in moving water, so I see no reason any leech pattern shouldn't work there.
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    You didn't slip. With age comes wisdom, and...

    You didn't slip. With age comes wisdom, and you've seen the light.

    Congratulations on the rod.
  8. Thread: New Boo

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    Cool! Have you tried that taper before? I love...

    Cool! Have you tried that taper before? I love it.
  9. Thread: South Bend 346

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    It's nominally equivalent to a modern 6 weight,...

    It's nominally equivalent to a modern 6 weight, although with the way line weights have crept up, it may very well cast better with a 5. And with South Bend especially, two of the same model rod,...
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    To be strictly accurate, most of those weren't...

    To be strictly accurate, most of those weren't named by the tyers themselves, but my somebody else. I believe, for example it was Lefty Kreh who renamed the Deep Minnow the "Clouser Minnow". Griffith...
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    The Maryland "Sping Pause" is even shorter --...

    The Maryland "Sping Pause" is even shorter -- second weekend in March until the last Saturday. And that's only for stocked waters -- no closed season for wild trout waters.
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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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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....
  17. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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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