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    If you have decided to "tie a few adams " then...

    If you have decided to "tie a few adams " then you have to have wings. Adams have wings. If you want to tie some gray wingless mayflies then go ahead.

    no wing = not an Adams :rolleyes:
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    I broke an o-ring a few years back. Guy at the...

    I broke an o-ring a few years back. Guy at the shop gave me a new one. Old screw type traveler here. Rapidly approaching 20 years of flawless service.
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    Another Mike Holt fan. This is a great site for...

    Another Mike Holt fan. This is a great site for learning rotary techniques. Right now he has 98 patterns all tied with full use of a rotary vise. I subscribe.
    http://rotaryflytying.com/
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    maple Syrup?...

    maple Syrup? http://www.maineflyfish.com/flytying/maple_syrup/maple_syrup.htm
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    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/pics/bench6.jpg

    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/pics/bench6.jpg
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    No question about it. Great deals. great service.

    No question about it. Great deals. great service.
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    Pencil eraser on peacock quills. Best method I've...

    Pencil eraser on peacock quills. Best method I've found.
  8. Thread: Carp

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    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/carp5.JPG...

    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/carp5.JPG
    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/carp6.JPG
    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/carp7.JPG
  9. Thread: Carp

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    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/kreekin.JP...

    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/kreekin.JPG
    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/nemeth.JPG
    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/pbslinger.JPG...
  10. Thread: Carp

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    These are from a Carp Swap I was in. You can get...

    These are from a Carp Swap I was in. You can get an idea of what works for crap:
    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/BigCliff.JPG
    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/carp/hotcarl.JPG...
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    Great site. Well worth the cost.

    Great site. Well worth the cost.
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    Borax. Scrape away what fat you can and then a...

    Borax. Scrape away what fat you can and then a couple applications of borax
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    Tough to do if you are tying and doing the...

    Tough to do if you are tying and doing the pics.:mad:
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    I really like a parachute Adams for fishing, but...

    I really like a parachute Adams for fishing, but I have to tie the Catskill style now and again. They are just so damn beautiful. Nice ties everyone.
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    Traditional....

    Traditional.
    http://mysite.verizon.net/caddis16/pics/adams.jpg
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    http://www.vigsbigflys.com/id254.htm Some...

    http://www.vigsbigflys.com/id254.htm

    Some might like the step by step Duane did on the Grey Ghost.
  17. Thread: Road Kill!

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    Re: Road Kill!

    Plus the critters that get run over tend to be plentiful and therefor cheep to buy. Why bother? I do believe however that you should always try and beg materials off your hunting buddies. I love duck...
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    Re: Preserving bird skins

    Birds can be done with only Borax. On a fatty critter deer, bear, beaver or coyote a bit of salt will really speed things up.
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    Re: Preserving bird skins

    True you do not need a book. You can preserve any critter at all with only borax and salt. Fly Tying Materials is where I learned this in the first place. There are some good tips in the book as to...
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    Re: Preserving bird skins

    Fly Tying Materials by Eric Leiser. Covers most game birds.
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    I just crush them in the jaws of my Traveler....

    I just crush them in the jaws of my Traveler. Never had a problem.
  22. I have seen Daiichi assortment packs at some...

    I have seen Daiichi assortment packs at some online retailers. I think you get 10 each of the same style hook in 4 sizes. Comes in a little reusable box. I have limited experience with the brand, but...
  23. According to the "Complete Book of Fly Tying" by...

    According to the "Complete Book of Fly Tying" by Eric Leiser, Dette used white silk thread to criss-cross the quill body then coated it with spar varnish. Supposed to make the white silk disappear....
  24. Thread: Your Best fly

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    I understand. It drives me nuts when someone...

    I understand. It drives me nuts when someone lists some obscure hook and I have no idea what they mean. Looking at the hook in the fly I posted I doubt that it is even a mustad :oops:. Barb looks too...
  25. Thread: Your Best fly

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    On most Northern Maine mud bottom ponds we have a...

    On most Northern Maine mud bottom ponds we have a hatch the locals call The Giant Green Drake. I had tried over the years to come up with an effective, easy to tie pattern for this amazing hatch. I...
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