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    Faux Pheasant

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    Following the previous blog on my Pheasant Tail Dubbing Blend, this is the fly in which the dubbing blend was originally designed for. Nothing new in design, as it is a pretty standard nymph...
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    Duck, in principle yes. But with the added flash,...

    Duck, in principle yes. But with the added flash, it isnt necessarily soley spectrumized.
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    I would agree on this portion of your comments...

    I would agree on this portion of your comments Hap, and that was my main thought.....They "used" to offer it at the standard price. Why stop on providing such a small item that is so noticeable? I'm...
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    Great pattern Byron. Have fished it a lot myself....

    Great pattern Byron. Have fished it a lot myself.

    Bruce, for all we know you and Ted are spot-on, and it's us that are the stubborn ones. :)
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    I truly think much of it is a confidence thing...

    I truly think much of it is a confidence thing more than what works better. I fish side by side with fishing buddies that love the PT or the HE. And we all catch fish out of the same pools. I've tied...
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    Nope, tried to delete it but the pics stayed. ...

    Nope, tried to delete it but the pics stayed. Problem with having 2 windows opened at once. :)
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    I would assume, as long as it's not dyed. I cut...

    I would assume, as long as it's not dyed. I cut right off the patch though.

    I have about a 20" patch, so never had to buy beaver dubbing. :)
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    PT Dubbing Blend

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    As Fly Tyers we all have our favorite materials, patterns and techniques. And while I love pheasant tail as a material in fly patterns, I've never grown a fondness for the Pheasant Tail...
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    (http://www.ralphsflybox.com/2016/02/pheasant-tail...

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    I have the Regal Medallion with the stainless...

    I have the Regal Medallion with the stainless jaws as well. purchased less then 2 years ago. It came with a classic clip, which I prefer over the infinity.
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    This is about the easiest dry fly you will find....

    This is about the easiest dry fly you will find. And it's very effective.

    The Griffith's Max

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV-GbcTq8iU
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    Sticky: Not saying that all of fly fishing is this way,...

    Not saying that all of fly fishing is this way, in fact some of the best people in my life are part of it. But it is more prevalent than some would like to see. I don't think this sends a bad...
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    Sticky: For many here maybe that's the case. However for...

    For many here maybe that's the case. However for the majority of the fly fishing public I have to agree with the article. I've seen folks boil over when losing fish, quit early in anger when their...
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    We've been talking about it long enough.....will...

    We've been talking about it long enough.....will try to make it happen this year. :)
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    What I have found is, when its a weather driven...

    What I have found is, when its a weather driven cripple or casualty, and the dead seem to cluster on the edges do to wind or shear numbers, this version seems to do better. I just seem to encounter...
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    Ed.....I like it. :)

    Ed.....I like it. :)
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    Little Olive Done

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    The Little Olive Done was originally tied to match those mid-winter, early spring hatches that get weathered out. When the Blue-Winged Olive hatch around you is struggling to take shape,...
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    Much the reason I use the improved clinch...I've...

    Much the reason I use the improved clinch...I've been tying it since i was drowning worms at age 5. I can do it about as mindless as picking my nose. arthritis or tremors.
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    Improved clinch for nearly everything.

    Improved clinch for nearly everything.
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    Tying The Tactical Caddis

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    So I have this tin. Just a basic Altoids tin, with magnets Zap-A-Gap'd in place. It is my test bin, where new patterns go to live or die based on how they work. The past two seasons there...
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    I used fit and denatured alcohol for years to dye...

    I used fit and denatured alcohol for years to dye cedar arrow shafts. Not sure how that would affect the feathers? Never used vinigar to set.
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    LOL....I'm hard on scissors. :)

    LOL....I'm hard on scissors. :)
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    The Frenchie

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    The Frenchie is a proven pattern both here and in Europe. Brought by the French during tournament fishing, it is to them what the Hot-spot Pheasant Tail has been for us. Tied in a myriad of...
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    Dave, I would say yes. The 7' 4/5wt seems to...

    Dave,

    I would say yes. The 7' 4/5wt seems to fit a DT5 perfectly. But it really struggles on anything thing larger than a #12 Beadhead and small indicator. It is a wonderful dry fly and small...
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    As a rule, compared to graghite, glass is much...

    As a rule, compared to graghite, glass is much more parabolic. It will bend it's full length when fighting fish. That is not a bad thing. It both protects tippets and works to wear the fish down.
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