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    I've never used the Thompson finisher but check...

    I've never used the Thompson finisher but check out this page here on FAOL:

    http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying/beginners/part6.php

    If you watch the video the demo is based on a right-hand...
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    Spoof - I'm a left-hand tyer myself and...

    Spoof -

    I'm a left-hand tyer myself and usually I do a few half-hitches at the end and don't bother with a whip finish at all.

    Most tying instructions assume a right-hand tyer so wrap...
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    From the Catskill fly tyers guild website: ...

    From the Catskill fly tyers guild website:

    Catskill Style involves tradition and discipline regarding proportion and choice of materials. This doctrine has been concisely defined for us by Harry...
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    I have a BBS I on an Avid 2wt and it's a fun...

    I have a BBS I on an Avid 2wt and it's a fun little outfit for panfish and even smaller trout. I have an extra spool and have used it on a 3wt I have but not all that often. I usually use my 2wt if...
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    3x5 index card. Decide on the hackle length you...

    3x5 index card. Decide on the hackle length you like (1.5x, 2x, etc), lay the hook on the card with the point along the bottom edge and make a mark along the shank. Move the hook point to the line...
  6. Thread: etiquette?

    by skondolf
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    While I don't doubt there are many inconsiderate...

    While I don't doubt there are many inconsiderate people out there (and they're not unique to fishing either) I would like to comment that you might want to consider the individual may just not know...
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    I've got the Simms staff and like mine. never...

    I've got the Simms staff and like mine. never used a Folstaff but heard good things there too so either are probably fine albeit expensive. I've heard the Folstaf units can sometimes be hard to get...
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    I'll 2nd the Smith Action Optics. I picked up a...

    I'll 2nd the Smith Action Optics. I picked up a pair of $180.00 glasses for < $80 (not rx) on closeout. Mine came in brown which seem fine for me but I've heard copper is a great all-around color...
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    I've used a loop-2-loop connection both at the...

    I've used a loop-2-loop connection both at the fly line / leader end (with a short piece of mono and a perfection loop) as well as at the leader/tippet end and haven't had any issues. I've also done...
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    So that implies a season 5 has been shot and has...

    So that implies a season 5 has been shot and has aired/is airing. Any info on whether those episodes will be added to their site? I've really enjoyed the 3 seasons worth of videos they have posted...
  11. Thread: Fly Storage

    by skondolf
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    Thanks everyone for the replies - keep 'em...

    Thanks everyone for the replies - keep 'em coming.

    I'll probably stay with the plastic multi-compartment storage containers but will probably "down-size" as I just picked up some of the Flambeau...
  12. Thread: Fly Storage

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    Fly Storage

    I'm curious how everyone stores their tied flies.

    Currently I have those plastic Plano boxes that have the adjustable slots in them - I can get 24 compartments per box. I put my flies in there...
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    Just out of curiosity, does Mustad still provide...

    Just out of curiosity, does Mustad still provide their Signature hooks in the plastic pop-open lidded containers that connect to each other? A couple years ago I purchased some Signature hooks at a...
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    Location of new forum

    I'm glad to see this new forum on the board and thanks to all who had a hand in it's creation. Please don't take this as a complaint and it's certainly minor but wouldn't it make more sense for this...
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    Brings a whole new meaning to the term -...

    Brings a whole new meaning to the term - "STIMULUS PACKAGE"

    That 'bow is gorgeous!!!
  16. Streamer Hook comparison - picture needed

    Hello -

    I'm planning on tying some streamer patterns over the winter to add to my arsenal of flies for next season. I want to limit the number of hooks I need to have in order to tie various...
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    Syl's midge

    Syl's midge
  18. Thread: Tippet

    by skondolf
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    Has anyone used the Flouro tippet that H&H sells?...

    Has anyone used the Flouro tippet that H&H sells? I see they sell 50yd spools for pretty much the same price as most other's 30yd spools so from a price perspective it's attractive. How does it...
  19. I was actually happily reading all the replies...

    I was actually happily reading all the replies until this one - thanks Jackster!!! :)

    I appreciate all the replies and advice. I'll definitely have to get something before the weather turns too...
  20. Thanks for the replies everyone - info was very...

    Thanks for the replies everyone - info was very helpful. One more question - I knew I shouldn't wear cotton next to my skin but I didn't have the "right stuff" to wear. Now, the question - does...
  21. Best way to dress in layers for winter fishing

    I saw the thread requesting suggestions on fleece pants but I want to ask a more general question - what's the best clothing to use for dressing in layers for winter fishing.

    I live in upstate NY...
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    Maybe the posts are there but people aren't...

    Maybe the posts are there but people aren't INTENTIONALLY labeling themselves "newbies." Possibly some people think they won't be taken as seriously or get the same level of response if people know...
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    I may be wrong here but years ago the Medalist's...

    I may be wrong here but years ago the Medalist's were made in the USA - now they're made overseas. So, the more expensive reels were probably older US made reels and the low-priced reels are more...
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    no idea on the color - I just did a quick search...

    no idea on the color - I just did a quick search on Ebay. I'm sure you could email the seller and ask directly and also see if he has other sizes that you might need.
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Whiting-Farms-100s-Feather-Pac...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Whiting-Farms-100s-Feather-Pack-Hook-size-22-/270533928981?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

    perhaps others are available - I didn't search too much
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