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    I myself have considered tying custom flies, but...

    I myself have considered tying custom flies, but also as supplemental income in retirement. I believe as has been said, you have to have some patterns not commercially available. I still purchase a...
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    Ergonomics for Tyers

    Question: What is the most comfortable position for long tying sessions? Vise approximately waist high or higher, or lower? What type of chair do you prefer? Thanks.
  3. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    BANG!! Wood duck!

    BANG!!
    Wood duck!
  4. Thread: Polar Bear

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    Would anyone PLEASE< PLEASE< PLEASE consider...

    Would anyone PLEASE< PLEASE< PLEASE consider selling me some polar bear????
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    The color is due to being a male. Dropback refers...

    The color is due to being a male. Dropback refers to postspawn fish.
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    More NY Steelies

    With water still running off and temp in the 40's the Steelies are still running and holding in Western NY streams if you know where. Great day yesterday with six fish landed and one hen that went...
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    Tigfly, they are all lake run rainbows. Whether...

    Tigfly, they are all lake run rainbows. Whether they run upstream from the Finger Lakes, or the Great Lakes, they are still lake run. There are no true Steelhead in NY as in ocean living fish. The...
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    Yes this is a Great Lake tributary Steelhead...

    Yes this is a Great Lake tributary Steelhead caught in western NY 4/12/14. We had a really tough winter here for fishing with record low temps and ice. Now it looks like the run is going to come and...
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    Spring run has peaked!

    Landed so many like this, this weekend, I have cramps in my arm!

    http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff289/wizard5871/100_2003_zps1bc1d54f.jpg
  10. Thread: REELS for SALE

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    REELS for SALE

    LAMSON RADIUS #2 with soft case, excellent, Loaded with Rio 5WF Nymph line and backing. Asking $130 shipped, Price Reduced to $120, one time only.

    BIG DADDY RODS BDR 4,5,6 NEW never spooled w/soft...
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    Please delete: broken link.

    Please delete: broken link.
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    A litttle winter action:

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    Pheasant Tail Feathers

    Looking for top quality rooster Pheasant tail feathers. Full plumage dark color preferred. Would like a pic if you have it unless I have dealt with you before. Thanks.

    Dave
  14. Thread: 2013 PA Fish-In

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    You guys are in trouble, I'm practicing all...

    You guys are in trouble, I'm practicing all winter!

    http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff289/wizard5871/582688_509721205733981_1346885458_n_zpsa9f88b0b.jpg
  15. Thread: NY Steelhead

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    NY Steelhead

    This nice male steelhead made for a great day recently.

    http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff289/wizard5871/582688_509721205733981_1346885458_n_zpsa9f88b0b.jpg
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    You can make the hook ride in either direction...

    You can make the hook ride in either direction you want to, it's all in the way the head is applied over the hook eye. Directions are on the package.
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    Emerald Shiner Streamer

    I posted a tutorial over on the "Online" board for an emerald shiner streamer under a post "NY Winter" in case anybody is interested in a streamer pattern, and may not have seen that post. I can move...
  18. Thread: NY Winter

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    Continued

    Select a hackle feather the appropriate size for the throat and tie it in soft hackle style.
    http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff289/wizard5871/100_1622_zpsea69d6e1.jpg

    Tie in a couple Krystal...
  19. Thread: NY Winter

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    Start by winding on a base from the front of the...

    Start by winding on a base from the front of the shank (80% mark) back to the hook point and then back up just shy of the starting point. Take a fair size pinch of the minnow belly dub (approximate...
  20. Thread: NY Winter

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    Materials for my "Emerald Shiner": Daiichi 1750...

    Materials for my "Emerald Shiner": Daiichi 1750 4xl streamer hook, #6-10, this is a #6
    Hareline Ice Dub: Minnow Belly, Hareline Ice Dub: Emerald Green, Saddle Hackle: Cerise, Krystal Flash: Peacock,...
  21. Thread: NY Winter

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    Sure Scott. The last brownie was 17". I will post...

    Sure Scott. The last brownie was 17". I will post materials later.
  22. Thread: NY Winter

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    NY Winter

    Winter started late here with really very little snow until very late December. Got hit with 12" and then another 6". Then we had a big thaw and fishing for Inlands was pretty darn good for 4-5 days....
  23. Thread: New Rod

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    Cabelas has Redington CPX's on sale for $130...

    Cabelas has Redington CPX's on sale for $130 right now in 4wt. The regular price is $299. That is a tough price to beat. That rod might be a little faster than you are looking for. My personal...
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    I tend to release all trout in streams that are...

    I tend to release all trout in streams that are all natural reproduction with no stocking. On marginal streams that are mostly stocked but have some natural reproduction I try to keep holdover fish...
  25. Thread: 2013 PA Fish-In

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    Anything new here Randy? About that time?

    Anything new here Randy? About that time?
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