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  1. Richard : The SV reels have been replaced by the...

    Richard : The SV reels have been replaced by the Surge model per Redington . I picked up an SVII on EBay last week there was also an SVIII on auction at the same time . They do appear on EBay from...
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    I keep my better tinsels in boxes - one is...

    I keep my better tinsels in boxes - one is plastic the other a cigar box . Both have covers which are kept closed when not in use and are stored in cabinets to keep as much light from them as much as...
  3. Thread: HMH Standard

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    I bought my Standard in late 1980's . The only...

    I bought my Standard in late 1980's . The only thing replaced in all that time is the delrin washers on the barrel . Absolutely the best vise I have seen or used ever and it is versatile for any hook...
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    I bought my first Spey rod in fall 2009 for...

    I bought my first Spey rod in fall 2009 for Atalntic salmon fishing . Season opens June 1 and I hope to be proficient enough to use the rod effectively then .........Frank
  5. Thread: Rite bobbins

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    I have three of them , along with many other...

    I have three of them , along with many other brands , on my bench . The Rites are the best I have ever used in more than 30 years fly tying .............Frank
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    If you're going to use calf hair try body hair as...

    If you're going to use calf hair try body hair as it is straighter than calftail and stacks much easier..........Frank
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    Donald : These are both great reference books to...

    Donald : These are both great reference books to have in your library . For learning purposes I would recommend Pryce-Tannatt over Kelson ............Frank
  8. Thread: Brookies !!!!!

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    Sounds like you guys had a great day . Sure is...

    Sounds like you guys had a great day . Sure is hard to beat a day fishing for Brookies . Some pics would be nice to see too ...........Frank
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    I use deer body hair on some Atlantic Salmon...

    I use deer body hair on some Atlantic Salmon patterns precisely for the reason that the hair flares around the hook shank when correctly placed . I would think the hair you need is hair from bucktail...
  10. Is the 3399A hook included in the new offerings ?...

    Is the 3399A hook included in the new offerings ? This is a popular hook up here for Atlantic Salmon bugs .Thanks.......Frank
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    I use turkey flats for wings on my Royal...

    I use turkey flats for wings on my Royal Coachmans as I find duck quills to be pretty fragile . The brookies here in Newfoundland certainly don't seem to mind.........Frank
  12. Thread: Alder Fly

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    Donald : I'm glad to see that you are posting...

    Donald : I'm glad to see that you are posting again . Hope all is well with you . A friend of mine from Scotland who has lived in Newfoundland (Canada) for years now still uses the classic English...
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    Eric : A great start on this salmon fly...

    Eric : A great start on this salmon fly instruction series . It made me realize I have to do a few featherwings for Christmas presents . I look forward to seeing Part 2 and learning more from...
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    Phil : I'd recommend you have a look at...

    Phil : I'd recommend you have a look at Scientific Anglers System 2 reels . They're well made and will last a lifetime if cared for . My oldest System 2 is about 22 years old and still works...
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    Salmo : I prefer Cellire for my flies . You...

    Salmo : I prefer Cellire for my flies . You should be able to get it from Bryant Freeman in Riverview , New Brunswick........Frank
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    Re: Tying made easier

    Great idea,thanks for this Betty...........Frank
  17. Re: Pros and Cons of the Pfluger Supreme and Trion.

    I have the Supreme for a 7 weight-have had no problems in 3 years with Atlantics up to 10 pounds or so.......Frank
  18. Thread: Do you agree?

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    Re: Do you agree?

    I don't think I'd be too happy with this result . Where I live we sometimes catch more than one Atlantic salmon on the same fly and these fish can be 10 pounds or more . I prefer to take a bit more...
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    Re: Grizzly Saddle dyed olive

    Dwight: I use Whiting saddles I dyed olive for use here in Newfoundland. They work well for dries for Brookies. I haven't yet tried them on Browns and Rainbows but intend to try them this...
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    Dwight : I always use bobbins for Uni-Stretch for...

    Dwight : I always use bobbins for Uni-Stretch for salmon flies . I find ceramic tipped ones ideal as they will not cut the material......Frank
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    Ron: Congratulations to Vickie.That fly is very...

    Ron: Congratulations to Vickie.That fly is very well done;amazing really for her first attempt.I know people who have been tying for 10+ years who have not done as well.........Frank
  22. Thread: Parachute Post

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    I'd say it doesn't matter from my experience.I...

    I'd say it doesn't matter from my experience.I tend to use white calf body hair or antron for most of my parachutes with a few fluorescent yellow or orange wing posts for a change.
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    Fishing Atlantic Salmon with Lee Wulff

    Fishing Atlantic Salmon with Lee Wulff
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    Chris: There's a pool on our group's favourite...

    Chris: There's a pool on our group's favourite river in Newfoundland,the Codroy,that has a nice sandy bank just right for afternoon naps in June when the salmon seem to take a siesta also.Opening day...
  25. Thread: Swan Feathers?

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    Swan feathers can be used in place of Goose...

    Swan feathers can be used in place of Goose Shoulders for building salmon fly wings.They are capable of building larger flies than can be done with Goose......Frank
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