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    Lastchance, I agree with Scott, you wont be...

    Lastchance,

    I agree with Scott, you wont be able to dye the black feathers into olive. When it comes to using Kool-Aid, make sure you use the sugar-free kind if not you will end up with a sticky...
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    Scott, Gorgeous pattern, as always, I love the...

    Scott,

    Gorgeous pattern, as always, I love the bumble-style flies.

    Alberto
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    TaB, The link attached is for a pattern called...

    TaB,

    The link attached is for a pattern called the Smuddler. Uses a 3XL Mustad 94831 hook. I have tied it down to a size 16.

    http://fishingwithflies.com/Hermann'sSmuddler.html

    The most...
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    Steve, nice transition between the flies. How did...

    Steve, nice transition between the flies. How did you weigh them? I see the conehead on the front portion, any lead wire or anything like that?

    Alberto
  5. Thread: Knekestorparen

    by Alberto
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    Scott, I like the effect of the white-tipped...

    Scott,

    I like the effect of the white-tipped turkey. I just acquired a bunch of turkey tail and body feathers I'll have to try this pattern out. Someone in my neighborhood keeps free-range turkeys...
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    Another winner of a pattern! Thanks Scott

    Another winner of a pattern!

    Thanks Scott
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    Those are some nice zonker strips. Will make a...

    Those are some nice zonker strips. Will make a nice two-toned Slumpbuster.

    In trip to South Carolina I have seen the black squirrels with a white face, has anyone seen zonker strips made from this...
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    I like it - heavily weighted plus a quick tie are...

    I like it - heavily weighted plus a quick tie are a great combination. This one is getting added to my fly box.

    Alberto
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    Thank you Scott and Hans but I still have much to...

    Thank you Scott and Hans but I still have much to learn.

    Hans - nice tip on the name tag. With the big placard on the table, the name tag is not needed.
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    I just wanted to send a note to thank everyone...

    I just wanted to send a note to thank everyone for your tips and kinds words. Show went great, below is a photo of me with my tying mentor, Peggy Brenner.

    Thanks

    Alberto
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    From top to bottom: Jenny Lind wet...

    From top to bottom:

    Jenny Lind wet
    Parmacheene Belle
    Bean Special

    Alberto
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    I wanted to thank everyone for the advice and...

    I wanted to thank everyone for the advice and kind words. Chewydog, I had forgotten about the shirt color. I wont be on the "big screen" but I will be wearing a neutral colored shirt.

    I have 3-4...
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    Martin and Rick --> Thanks for the tips, I'm...

    Martin and Rick --> Thanks for the tips, I'm looking forward to the show.

    Mike --> Arts of Angling Show in Danbury, CT. I'm going to be there Sunday, November 1st.

    Thanks,

    Alberto
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    Tying at a show for the first time

    I will be tying at a show for the first time in about two weeks. Needless to say, I am a bit nervous but fortunately I'm going to be sharing a table with an experienced tier who is my mentor and...
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    Scott, That is a killer pattern! Gives me an...

    Scott,

    That is a killer pattern! Gives me an idea to take a Sparrow and add a muddle head to it. The smallmouth bass in my area kill the Sparrow. I'll have to add a few of these. Gives me a...
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    If we are talking trout, these are my 5: ...

    If we are talking trout, these are my 5:

    Klinkhammer (tan body with grizzly hackle)
    Hare and herl bugger with bead chain eyes
    Olive Conehead Combo
    Olive Deep Sparkle Pupa
    Muddler
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    Gerri, I'll get the quills in the mail before...

    Gerri,

    I'll get the quills in the mail before the end of the week. Here are a couple flies I tied with them. I have not fished them, they were just for fun.

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    In both cases, the...
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    Gerri Send me a PM, I have some I can send...

    Gerri

    Send me a PM, I have some I can send your way if you want.

    Alberto
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    Martin, I like the looks of the variegated...

    Martin,

    I like the looks of the variegated hackle better. In my flies, where I can, I prefer to use dyed grizzly or a variant over a solid color. In my eyes, nature is not uniform and the...
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    Martin, A well deserved honor indeed and a...

    Martin,

    A well deserved honor indeed and a beautiful set of flies. On the Wulff, I like how you reinforced the body with the gold wire. I have started doing the same on bigger sizes of that...
  21. Thread: Duck & Orange

    by Alberto
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    Steve, The Woodduck Orange is one of my...

    Steve,

    The Woodduck Orange is one of my favorite flies.

    One more thing to get the right sweep on the feathers is to make sure you tie the feather in with the curve facing away from you, not...
  22. Thread: What to do ?

    by Alberto
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    Ray, You can always cut wider strips off the...

    Ray,

    You can always cut wider strips off the wings you have available and fold them in half to make Muddler wings.

    Alberto
  23. Thread: La D22 SBS

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    Scott, Here is the wet version. Please excuse...

    Scott,

    Here is the wet version. Please excuse the photo quality, macro setup was unavailable so I used my phone:

    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j32/peruman99/Assassine_Wet_zps8mm54zro.jpg
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  24. Thread: La D22 SBS

    by Alberto
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    Beautiful fly, Scott A bit of a follow-up from...

    Beautiful fly, Scott

    A bit of a follow-up from Martin's comment on the partridge front hackle. I use another french wet fly pattern, the Assassine, that is close to the D22 above. It omits the...
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    Maybe a synthetic material like EP fibers or KF...

    Maybe a synthetic material like EP fibers or KF in a dubbing loop?

    Alberto
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