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    Very nice. Brian Silvey sure has come up with...

    Very nice. Brian Silvey sure has come up with some interesting patterns. Of course, I usually just sink a Elk Hair Caddis if I need such a fly, but like the idea of adding a designated pattern as...
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    Interesting question. Probably for the same...

    Interesting question. Probably for the same reason cutthroats are not widely stocked anywhere, except maybe native waters that need help. I would posit that the cutthroat were less robust than the...
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    Have to disagree. The burden is on the EDITORS...

    Have to disagree. The burden is on the EDITORS to find good material. That is their job. Not generate the articles themselves, or just passively sit by and hope someone submits a useful article,...
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    Very nice, as always, Scott. I do think that...

    Very nice, as always, Scott. I do think that Congo Hair is a bit heavy for this pattern, and the original zelon would work better, but undoubtedly that will fish.
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    From once getting the all, I'm down to Flyfishing...

    From once getting the all, I'm down to Flyfishing & Tying Journal and Fly Tyer. Might even drop Fly Tyer in the not too distant future because it seems that the editors have gotten quite lazy, and...
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    The means and merits of a streamside vise have...

    The means and merits of a streamside vise have been debated before if you just look through the archives. My take is that it is a pretty silly idea. While I almost always carry a travel tying kit,...
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    Not a new idea. Ralph Cutter's E/C Caddis...

    Not a new idea. Ralph Cutter's E/C Caddis demonstrated that style years ago, and more recently Mike Mercer's Missing Link has become popular, again with the same wing (Mercer got it from Cutter). ...
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    Not sure you understood what John_N and I were...

    Not sure you understood what John_N and I were saying. It is all subjective, including the 'shootout' which pretends to be scientific but is really just an exhaustive list of impressions about a...
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    Good luck finding a Grey XF2 Streamflex, if that...

    Good luck finding a Grey XF2 Streamflex, if that is what is really what you want. Had heard that Hardy/Grey had withdrawn them from the US market, and while that may just be hearsay, they sure have...
  10. Your opening sentence implied you did not think...

    Your opening sentence implied you did not think the drag was unimportant (i.e. "reel is just a line holder"), and then your following asked about the drag, hence the question. And the question still...
  11. Very odd. You are not concerned about the drag...

    Very odd. You are not concerned about the drag and yet you are concerned about the drag? Which one is it? Personally, I would opt for the Orvis Access midarbor instead, because I'd rather have...
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    Ah, walleye fishing on Erie...great fun. Can't...

    Ah, walleye fishing on Erie...great fun. Can't help you with Sandusky because the only time I did it was out of Port Clinton, and that was a party boat affair, not a charter. Good luck.
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    Competent but inefficient tier. Fewer turns of...

    Competent but inefficient tier. Fewer turns of hackle generates a sparse fly. No need to waste dry fly hackle, but while the tie is technically odd, he does produce a decent fly. And agree with...
  14. There's your answer then. Put your money down...

    There's your answer then. Put your money down and take your chances. Personally, I would pay the difference for a known proven product (Fishpond) than an unproven imitation, even though I generally...
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    Would recommend asking here: ...

    Would recommend asking here: http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/. Good place to hunt for an old reel if that becomes the best option.
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    Is there any reason to believe that for some...

    Is there any reason to believe that for some bizarre reason the St. Croix Legend Elite is fundamentally different than every other 5# on the market? If not, just get your favorite Rio, Airflo,...
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    There's pretty much nothing you can put there...

    There's pretty much nothing you can put there that is not going to get beaten up eventually. You have it sandwiched between a moving and non-moving part by the look of the photo, so it is going to...
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    Should be easy enough to use either Mucilin or...

    Should be easy enough to use either Mucilin or another floatant to fix this problem, although I'm not sure why you should have too. Standard polypropylene works just fine in the same application,...
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    The CF boxes are still the best out there. The...

    The CF boxes are still the best out there. The cheap knock-offs that every fly shop has now work, but the foam is not as high a quality as the CF boxes and the one with the middle leaf is guaranteed...
  20. Personally I think crowdsourcing is for suckers...

    Personally I think crowdsourcing is for suckers and considering how much free content is out there, your videos would have to be truly exceptional (i.e. better than McPhail or Wise) before I would...
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    Must be an MT thing, because this pattern has...

    Must be an MT thing, because this pattern has never produced that well for me. Now Walter Weise's cripple pattern is a killer...in any color but purple that is. YMMV.
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    Can be as close or as far as apart in size as you...

    Can be as close or as far as apart in size as you like. Just depends on how important that last bit of taper is to you to have your flies roll over. Considering that they are mostly used for...
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    Would not bother, unless you really want to play...

    Would not bother, unless you really want to play with a switch rod and learn to spey cast. Wrong tool for the task, in my mind.
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    Unfamiliar with PA hatches, but Fox's Poopah...

    Unfamiliar with PA hatches, but Fox's Poopah works best in olive and cinnamon, although some also tie it in chartreuse and black too, and you can always darken the fly with a magic marker if you...
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    Without rib, but that is merely my personal...

    Without rib, but that is merely my personal preference. Both methods work fine.
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