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    Exactly. This may be partly due to the way the...

    Exactly. This may be partly due to the way the photo displays on my terminal, but the only thing on the fly shown that's also in that recipe (which is pretty much the way I tie it) is maybe the...
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    I'm not sure that I would. I certainly wouldn't...

    I'm not sure that I would. I certainly wouldn't have recognized it as such, and I tie a lot of them.

    There's a reason that I long ago stopped buying flies from the big companies.
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    Really nicely done.

    Really nicely done.
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    No, he's saying that in the British Isles,...

    No, he's saying that in the British Isles, "mayfly" only refers to one species, which is very similar to the Green Drake (Eastern) in this country. The term "upwing" is used to refer to the order...
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    Although you probably have a point, I suspect the...

    Although you probably have a point, I suspect the reason that hook gap multiples are usually used for hackle length is that by wrapping the hackle a half turn or so around the hook shank, you can...
  6. That was fascinating. Apparently, the Killer...

    That was fascinating.

    Apparently, the Killer Bug is not the only classic fly originally tied with Chadwicks.

    I find it interesting that he emphasized narrow hackle tip wings. I often hear...
  7. Thread: What to take?

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    An excellent question. Beside the obvious of way...

    An excellent question. Beside the obvious of way too many boxes of flies:

    Polarized sunglasses
    Flashlight
    Nippers (on a zinger which also functions as a tape measure)
    Spools of tippet material...
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    That Trude is like a modern day Wickham's Fancy. ...

    That Trude is like a modern day Wickham's Fancy. It's great.
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    A lovely looking vise and great customer service!

    A lovely looking vise and great customer service!
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    Same here -- I can cast left handed, but can't...

    Same here -- I can cast left handed, but can't double haul.
    Casting with the "off" hand is a skill worth cultivating.
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    Well, maybe one little bit (he plugged his hair...

    Well, maybe one little bit (he plugged his hair stacker a bit overmuch), but it was an excellent (and useful) tutorial.
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    I agree the 99 is a specialty rod, but that was...

    I agree the 99 is a specialty rod, but that was my point. Most all rods are "speciality" of sort. Rods built to be all 'rounder's do have the best "all round" weight line put on them, but rods whose...
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    Actually, I think they mark them for the intended...

    Actually, I think they mark them for the intended use they had in mind when they made the rod. A Sage 99, for example, is designed specifically for nymph fishing; it's probably not marked for a line...
  14. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    There seem to be several schools of thought on...

    There seem to be several schools of thought on the issue. One is that stiffer hackle moves more water and gets the fish's attention. The other is that softer hackle undulates more and gets the...
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    There has been "line weight creep" (for want of a...

    There has been "line weight creep" (for want of a better term) over the years. It started out that some line of some brands (Rio Grande, for example) brought their line weights up to the gray zone...
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    Slow does not necessarily mean more bounce. For...

    Slow does not necessarily mean more bounce. For example, split cane recovers fairly quickly, even though even though rods made from it are generally slower than rods made of plastic. And a well...
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    Great idea! Looks effective.

    Great idea! Looks effective.
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    Well, it was definitely one fell swoop.

    Well, it was definitely one fell swoop.
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    Cool! What's the underbody? Can we see a side...

    Cool! What's the underbody? Can we see a side view?
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    By hand size, I'd say 15 for the first; 17-18...

    By hand size, I'd say 15 for the first; 17-18 range for the second. I'm basing that on the "rule of thumb" that if an average man stretches his thumb and pinky apart as far as they will go, it...
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    Wow! Excellent; you'd think he'd been tying for...

    Wow! Excellent; you'd think he'd been tying for decades.
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    I agree with you that his logic was very flawed,...

    I agree with you that his logic was very flawed, even if do think that color is low on the importance scale.

    Do you have any data on how many times a fish needs to be caught and released on a fly...
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    You'll never hear me argue against silhouette --...

    You'll never hear me argue against silhouette -- as seen from below.

    I do fish over trout in heavily pressure catch and release areas at least once a week, and usually more often. I've experiment...
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    Hmm, never having seen a Western Green Drake I'm...

    Hmm, never having seen a Western Green Drake I'm taking a shot in the dark here, but I'd say that 50% of the time it would make no difference, and the rest of the time, lighting and/or water clarity...
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    Yes, they do. However, that may have more to do...

    Yes, they do. However, that may have more to do with the fact that we recognize the different insects by color rather than the fish recognizing them by color.

    I'm trying to remember who (Charlie...
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