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    Parnelli - It's great to see you posting again. I...

    Parnelli - It's great to see you posting again. I still use the CD's you were so generous to provide for us back a bit. I haven't been very active on FAOL myself since being the principle caretaker...
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    I don't believe color has any bearing on spooking...

    I don't believe color has any bearing on spooking the fish. When fish look up any line will be silhouetted and appear as black to them. The color will make it easier for us to see the line. The...
  3. Here is a video for filleting the pike....

    Here is a video for filleting the pike.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcWyGrV0qao
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    Ah, but every time I went into the shop I made...

    Ah, but every time I went into the shop I made sure to buy something (usually about $30-$50 worth) whether I needed anything or not. I've even had them order things which I saw advertised elsewhere,...
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    Foothills Flyfishing

    This is sad news indeed. I haven't wet a line since we went off daylight savings time in 2007, so I haven't been in the place since then. At that time the inventory looked a little low, but I just...
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    Fly Fishing Magazine subscriptions

    :?: My better half got me a subscription to Fly Fisherman for Valentines'. Nice gesture, but when the magazine came in the mail it was pretty well torn up, readable but definitely not anywhere near...
  7. Difficulty logging on to the bulletin board

    I don't know if anyone else is having the problem, but when on the home page and selecting Bulletin Board I get a lengthy message that says the B.B. is being worked on. In any case I can't get on...
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    :p The new board looks great; I will have to...

    :p The new board looks great; I will have to explore all the new features. I notice that my signature doesn't have the dialog to insert or not insert.
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    New fly fishing advocate!

    < http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/st ... Rex_Morgan >
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    Re: NEW BLOG...my new way to be in touch

    Beautiful Rods, Beautiful Site! :D
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    Re: Mustad 3366 versus Tiemco 8089

    My Tiemco substitution chart lists the TMC8089 as a Sprout, Forged, Wide Gape, Fine Wire, Bronze, Ball Eye (S), Sizes #2, 6, 10. The Mustad equivalent is listed as #33602 which is a Sprout, Ringed...
  12. Thread: size 32!

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    Re: size 32!

    :?: Just a question. What is the heaviest tippet that one can pass thru the eye of a size 32 hook? I don't believe I would be able to thread the hook since I have enough trouble with a size 16....
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    Re: Half Hitch

    WarrenP, Hans W,

    Thanks, I was coming to the same conclusion, but I haven't had the time to implement the procedure yet, to see how well it works. It sure is great to hear how the originator of...
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    Re: Half Hitch

    Doug, - Yes, that is the fly. I see that the Beatty's use a whip finish for the tail, while Leeson uses a couple of half hitches. I don't think I would have any better luck trying to tie a whip...
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    Re: Half Hitch

    Flyrodde - Thanks for the help. I think that is what the instructions are saying. It looks like it may be a half hitch. The only thing that concerns me is the knot does not seem to be as tight as a...
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    Half Hitch

    I am TRYING to tie a Henry's Lake Caddis as originated by Marvin Nolte and shown in Tying Emergers by Jim Schollmeyer and Ted Leeson on page 78. It calls for preening woodduck feather barbs...
  17. Thread: Flymphs

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    Re: Flymphs

    Man what a nice looking group of flies. I bet they all work extremely well, but it would be interesting to know which worked best. I noticed that some of the fly pictures had been tied on up eye...
  18. Re: Cleaning/polishing nickel silver question

    I've never done any rod building or refurbishing, but the thought occurred to me that one of those ultrasonic jewelry cleaners might work if the part is not installed on the rod. They have a couple...
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    Re: Prayer request

    Done! Prayers ARE Powerful and sent with much sympathy.

    Lee
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    Global Warming

    I just viewed a video on Global Warming. It does give another perspective and makes one wonder where the truth actually lies. I also wonder whether there is anything we as humans can do to alleviate...
  21. Thread: Sad News

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    Re: Sad News

    AMEN!to Betty's post.
    It is a sad day indeed for the FAOL Community. My prayers are with the Family.
  22. Re: Do Released Fish Rat Us Out To Their Friends?

    It varies, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Went fishing WED eve and the first one put the rest down, of course it didn't help that a black lab went running & swimming thru the area I was fishing. Now 2...
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    Re: Harold Hattaway has passed on

    What can we say? He will definitely be missed! Our prayers are with his family and may he be getting the greatest catches of all time.
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    Re: realisticflytying.com

    Gringo,

    This wouldn't be what your looking for, would it? http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=8475

    I'm not familiar with the site you asked about but the above is pretty...
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    Interesting Fly Fishing Show on TV

    Just watched a show about guides in Colorado. Very good. But the thing I found most interesting was the web site they were expounding. I haven't fully checked it out, but it looks like they have some...
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