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    The only ones I use for fly tying are the...

    The only ones I use for fly tying are the Aberdeen Style Crappie hook. I've got them up to size 3/0 use them for both top water and subsurface flies. I'll also use some of their jig hooks, ...
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    I picked up some of the large foam spider bodies...

    I picked up some of the large foam spider bodies at some point. Didn't really use them since I could only get two colors white or black at my local fly shop. What I eventually did was use one of the...
  3. Thread: Windy Day

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    Pickerel in the US is usually a chain pickerel. ...

    Pickerel in the US is usually a chain pickerel. In Ontario they're walleye.

    I've heard both crappie and brook trout called Specks.

    Rock Bass called Red Eyes
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    I tie the CDC and Elk with deer hair like Hans W....

    I tie the CDC and Elk with deer hair like Hans W. showed me at one of very early International Fly Tying Symposiums. When I started tying the pattern 20 or so years ago, I stopped by a now defunct...
  5. Yes to the making. No, jig hooks come in 30, 45...

    Yes to the making. No, jig hooks come in 30, 45 degree, 60 degree and 90 degree angles which is what you're talking about. What you've created is a flat eye jig hook. Most jig hooks have the eye...
  6. I wasn't aware of fly fishing when I was 12. ...

    I wasn't aware of fly fishing when I was 12. The first time I ever saw anyone fly fish was when I was in college in the mid-70s in NW Tennesse. One of my drinking buddies asked me if I wanted to...
  7. That's can be a problem for me.. This morning I'm...

    That's can be a problem for me.. This morning I'm putting my socks on I found a size 20 hook in one of my socks. I regularly sweep the floor around my tying desk with a magnet to pick up wayward...
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    Jim: I'm basically lazy, so I'll buy the soft...

    Jim:
    I'm basically lazy, so I'll buy the soft foam popper bodies. Sometimes, I shape them out of foam cylinders using a dremel tool. I also use round or heart shaped pieces of foam. This one...
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    I may start fishing for trout in a couple of...

    I may start fishing for trout in a couple of weeks. Definitely not this weekend with below zero wind chill temperatures predicted for Saturday and Sunday. Been tying some warm water stuff. Mostly...
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    I use them for pretty much all my nymphs. Tie...

    I use them for pretty much all my nymphs. Tie then in by the tip like ScottP
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    Dave: I've only been on it a short time. I...

    Dave:
    I've only been on it a short time. I see the pop-ups but I haven't had any issues with speed. I'm using Google Chrome to access it
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    Not sure we're talking about the same forum. I'm...

    Not sure we're talking about the same forum. I'm on the North American Fly Fishing Forum.
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    My first introduction to Tenkara was about 6...

    My first introduction to Tenkara was about 6 years ago when a customer walked into my favorite fly shop while I was there with a Tenkara rod he had brought back from Japan for the owner. He showed...
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    I've been using the braided loops for many years...

    I've been using the braided loops for many years and never have had one come lose. The ones I use, I think they're Orvis, have a small piece of orange tubing on the stem just below the loop. I clip...
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    Nice tie. That's a blast from the past for me. ...

    Nice tie. That's a blast from the past for me. I tied some up year's ago when it came up in discussion on the FF@ list. If I remember correctly it was designed to be fished in riffle water. First...
  16. Thread: Iowa Smallies

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    Here in SE PA the white/pearl subsurface flies...

    Here in SE PA the white/pearl subsurface flies will out fish either chartreuse or yellow in the local creeks and rivers. Also done well with them in streams in central VT that hold smallmouth. ...
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    I haven't but I'm adding it to my shopping list. Looking at the flies in the "add" they kinda look like tube flies. I don't see any visible hooks. The side profiles look good but I'd be willing to...
  18. Thread: Furled leaders

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    I've been using them for at least 15 years,...

    I've been using them for at least 15 years, possibly a bit longer. I've gotten mine by swapping material, hooks or flies for them. Use them mostly in fresh water for trout, pan fish and bass. A...
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    When I first started tying I went for...

    When I first started tying I went for complicated, wings, legs, split tails with the right number of tails, wing cases and legs on my nymphs. Now if you look in my trout box. It has The Usual, CDC...
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    When I was in college in NW Tennessee back in the...

    When I was in college in NW Tennessee back in the mid-70s one of the favorite activities the few of us who had wandered down to UTM during the winter was to gather on the front porch of the house...
  21. Thread: Question

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    I'm surprised no one mentioned the Green Weenie. ...

    I'm surprised no one mentioned the Green Weenie. Very effective on panfish. Very simple pattern to tie. You can tie it with or without a bead. Add legs, though that may make something other than...
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    Yep, so that's how you spell it. My grandmother...

    Yep, so that's how you spell it. My grandmother raised them when I was a teenager and they laid blue, green, tan and brown eggs.

    Chewydog, I'll try and take a couple of pictures when I tie them....
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    Didn't make out too bad. $100 gift certificate...

    Didn't make out too bad. $100 gift certificate for my favorite fly shop from my sister. Added to the one she gave me for my birthday last month. $200 to spend over the next month or so. My niece...
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    Back in late September I was acting as a lake...

    Back in late September I was acting as a lake guide for a Casting For Recovery retreat in South Jersey, the main purpose is to have the lady you're guiding catch some fish. We had caught a couple...
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    Comcast is like the other carriers you have to...

    Comcast is like the other carriers you have to get the "Sports Package" Part of it is the "Sportsman Channel", The Outdoor Channel and the World Fishing Network. I picked up the package mainly for...
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