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    Of course. My question really was whether using...

    Of course. My question really was whether using a X-wrap and cutting off the bottom provided a notable improvement to standard wrapping and cutting off the bottom.
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    What's the purpose of tying in the hackle in an X...

    What's the purpose of tying in the hackle in an X and then cutting off the bottom?
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    If Borger says he invented it independently of...

    If Borger says he invented it independently of the hair wing dun who's to argue (although I'd still be interested in which pattern was introduced first)?

    Anyway, it still remains that substituting...
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    My assumption had always been that Borger...

    My assumption had always been that Borger substituted yarn for the deer hair in Harrop's Hair Wing Dun
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    This. I think mysis were tranplanted there to...

    This. I think mysis were tranplanted there to support fish life in the man-made reservoirs. I think they're are also present in the reservoirs and tailwaters of Arkansas.
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    You don't tie down the zonker strip with a rib or...

    You don't tie down the zonker strip with a rib or anything?
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    ...and you can play solitaire to rest a pool....

    ...and you can play solitaire to rest a pool.
    Hey. Beats smoking.
  8. Thread: 18/0 GSP Thread

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    Huh. I use GSP when I forget I suck and try...

    Huh.

    I use GSP when I forget I suck and try to tie bass flies.

    Can you dub directly on it?
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    Same way you would. Such a wing was necessary in...

    Same way you would. Such a wing was necessary in the context of a thorax dun.

    Yet, why wasn't it necessary for the skater?

    Remember, the thorax dun was as much about its supposed footprint on...
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    I've read Modern Dry Fly Code many times and have...

    I've read Modern Dry Fly Code many times and have probably read all of Founding Flies three or four times.

    Marinaro had to have tall, separate wings because of the criss cross hackling pattern of...
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    I don't think Marinaro and others made a case for...

    I don't think Marinaro and others made a case for distinct wings separate from hackle. He made a case that whatever was used to replicate the wing should be tall. Marinaro's thorax duns had to have...
  12. Thread: Float or sink?

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    Ants will float for awhile and then sink. I...

    Ants will float for awhile and then sink. I think this is true of all terrestrials.
  13. Thread: thread choices

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    Thanks Scott. Searching the Way Back...

    Thanks Scott.

    Searching the Way Back Machine, I just found this!

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/showthread.php?34406-Threas-size-designation
  14. Thread: thread choices

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    FWIW, I was under the impression that 70 denier...

    FWIW, I was under the impression that 70 denier was closer to 8/0 than 6/0. 140 denier would be the 6/0 equivalent.
    Am I wrong on this?

    Edit to add: I mostly tie with Uni Thread in 8/0 or 6/0...
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    The long and short of it is that it probably...

    The long and short of it is that it probably doesn't matter.

    As you get more into tying, you'll come across the names of Vince Marinaro and his student Datus Proper. Marinaro and Proper were two...
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    The Dette's and Darbee's used some kind of...

    The Dette's and Darbee's used some kind of hemostat as a hackle plier.
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    Really beautiful. Joe Fox of Dette Flies ties a...

    Really beautiful. Joe Fox of Dette Flies ties a catskill style version (if you're interested in adding one more).
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    More importantly, is it a Yeagerburger or a...

    More importantly, is it a Yeagerburger or a Yeagerbugger?
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    I can't tell you why it breaks, but I can tell...

    I can't tell you why it breaks, but I can tell you that if you let all all the torque out of the thread before starting the whip, it will be less likely to break when you pull it tight.
  20. Thread: The Beaverkill

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    Martin's proportions appear to be in line with...

    Martin's proportions appear to be in line with Valla's. Valla, in turn, learned to tie from the Dette's.
    I have some flies from the Detter fly shop now managed by Joe Fox, the great grandson (I...
  21. Thread: The Beaverkill

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    I have Catskill Dries and Founding Flies, and...

    I have Catskill Dries and Founding Flies, and await Tying the Founding Flies.

    I went on a jag after the first book; Catskills are so beautiful. However, I was very disappointed with the actual...
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    Whip finish direction

    In the head cement thread, herefishy asks, "does it matter if you run the wraps back from the eye, or just kind of slop them on top of each other?"

    Anybody have any thoughts on whether to whip...
  23. Thread: Happy New Year!

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    Congrats Len.

    Congrats Len.
  24. Thread: Parachute Flies

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    News to me Byron. I've never read this before...

    News to me Byron. I've never read this before and generally leave the post about hook length long, just as I would on a Catskill.

    Before coming into work, I pulled a few books and checked some...
  25. Thread: Confused

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    Yes. Generally speaking, the bigger the fly, the...

    Yes. Generally speaking, the bigger the fly, the heavier the line needed. A #2 is a very big fly.

    Leaders come in different lengths and different tippet sizes. For your fishing, I'd think...
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