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    I am a very happy Norvise user and a big fan of...

    I am a very happy Norvise user and a big fan of Norm, his product and his outstanding customer service. It was great to see I am not alone in this regard and glad to see him get recognized for his...
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    Got it! Thanks Byron. Dr Bob

    Got it!

    Thanks Byron.

    Dr Bob
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    I have mainly used the Elk Haired caddis, but...

    I have mainly used the Elk Haired caddis, but have begun tying more of the X caddis style. It is basically the EHC without the palmered hackle and adding a zelon shuck.

    Byron, I like the looks of...
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    Thanks everyone. I have not really tried Diichi...

    Thanks everyone. I have not really tried Diichi hooks. I will give them a try. As I said, I have used Tiemco and Mustad mainly and some Dai Riki. I find the Mustads are find for the larger sizes down...
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    Hooks for Trout Flies

    I have been tying flies for several years and have uses several styles and brands of hooks for both fresh and saltwater flies. However, for most of my trout flies, I started out with Tiemco hooks...
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    Gigmaster: There is a book on the bugger...

    Gigmaster:

    There is a book on the bugger called "Woolly Wisdom " by Gary Soucie.

    Dr Bob
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    I am with TyroneFly on this one. I have a Norvise...

    I am with TyroneFly on this one. I have a Norvise and use it for lots of fly body work. It is really good for wrapping biot bodies.

    Bob W
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    Denny: Thank you for providing us fly tyers an...

    Denny:

    Thank you for providing us fly tyers an excellent product at a very fair price for so many years. Your customer service was the best! Enjoy retirement and your additionl time on the water...
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    Wow! Thanks all for the great advise! I am...

    Wow! Thanks all for the great advise! I am checking all the websites suggested and tying like mad. I am tying flies for myself and three others so I need a dozen or more of each pattern. Keep the...
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    I don't really have an opinion on vices, but my...

    I don't really have an opinion on vices, but my biggest vice when tying flies, is my glass of scotch whisky.

    Bob W :D
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    Flies for Yellowstone (Park)

    I have a trip planned to visit and fish Yellowstone Park in early September. So I am working on filling my fly box for this trip and have several patterns suggested by Blue Ridbbon Flies. However, I...
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    The Montana place is OK but the bedrooms are too...

    The Montana place is OK but the bedrooms are too small.

    Dr Bob
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    Here, check it out;...

    Here, check it out; http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/seattle-summer_2011-07-21

    Dr Bob
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    No heat here in the Northwest. We are having our...

    No heat here in the Northwest. We are having our summer of no summer. Normal temps are in the high 60's with a day or 2 now and then in the 70's and alway some rain.

    Dr Bob
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    For ink to write on my graphite rods, I use...

    For ink to write on my graphite rods, I use Testors Model paints that they make for painting plastic models. I use the silver or gold but I think any color would work and they have many colors. You...
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    I have a wood version of an 8 ft pram. It is...

    I have a wood version of an 8 ft pram. It is great for lakes and ponds. I don't need a motor as it rows extremely easy.

    Dr Bob
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    rizeye: This might be...

    rizeye:

    This might be helpful:http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/

    Dr Bob
  18. Check for surface activity while launching your...

    Check for surface activity while launching your watercraft (and sonar/fish finder). If none, slow troll a bugger, leech or damsel nymph while watching for where the fish are on the Finder. Once you...
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    Thanks Lotech. I can not be there tomorrow in...

    Thanks Lotech. I can not be there tomorrow in body but I will be with you in spirit. Cary was a great friend to many of us fly fishing folks. Even though tomorrow is a busy schedule for me, I am...
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    My heart is heavy as I read this thread. Cary was...

    My heart is heavy as I read this thread. Cary was a great guy and who enjoyed life. I met him at the first CWFI. He was one of those people you instantly like. He loved intorducing people to the Ford...
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    Thanks Bass Bug. I was thinking of buying a set...

    Thanks Bass Bug. I was thinking of buying a set of laboratory cork borers from the job. The only thing the set contains some smaller sizes as well which would not be too useful. A set runs about $35....
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    Bass Bug: What do you use to cut the round...

    Bass Bug:

    What do you use to cut the round layered foam bodies? Also what sizes (diameters) do you use most?

    Thanks.

    Bob Widmaier
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    Get well soon Cary and best wishes to all his...

    Get well soon Cary and best wishes to all his family during these difficult times. I fished a few times with Carey at previous fish-ins. He is a great guy and a fine fisherman.

    Bob Widmaier
  24. Just a correction here. Drano is not acid but...

    Just a correction here. Drano is not acid but caustic or strong base.

    Bob W
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    Boat Dolly Suggestions

    I just purchased a new 8 foot wooden pram for fly fishing lakes and ponds. Not all the lakes I fish has an easy launch set up. I was wondering what other here use to get their canoe, kyak, or other...
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