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    Ralph,would not the use of clorox or other...

    Ralph,would not the use of clorox or other bleaches alter the color of furs and/or feathers even slightly? And also I would think the harshness of the bleach would have a drying effect on the...
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    Whenever I have been gifted a hide or fur pieces,...

    Whenever I have been gifted a hide or fur pieces, I have always made the first wash and soak with a good quality PET shampoo that is as specific as possible for fleas. Second shampoo, soak and rinse...
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    Hi, You mentioned having a granite base for your...

    Hi,
    You mentioned having a granite base for your vise and I am wondering how you attached the vise to the base. Is it permanently attached? Several years ago I was trying to figure out how to...
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    Ditto on the woolhead sculpins. I purchased my...

    Ditto on the woolhead sculpins. I purchased my wool in clean, tanned and processed patches from a flyshop and find that the easiest to store. However, one spring while visiting our cabin, I went to...
  5. Thread: Spinner Flies

    by gerri
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    I have seen Joe's spinner flies offered with the...

    I have seen Joe's spinner flies offered with the traditional single hook fly. They are available tied with many of the classic traditional patterns...cow dung, royal coachman, black gnat etc. I have...
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    Halloween Tying Materials

    Was out shopping yesterday and noticed that may of this year's costumes & masks had a lot of craft furs in many colors and nail polishes that would be suitable for painting poppers or for head...
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    Hi Allen, I have sent you a PM. Gerri

    Hi Allen,
    I have sent you a PM.
    Gerri
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    Hi all, that looks like a helgramite pattern...

    Hi all, that looks like a helgramite pattern tome.
  9. Thread: an old friend???

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    I think George was the author of several beginner...

    I think George was the author of several beginner /getting started articles either on organizing tying materials or handcrafting gear. It has been a very long time ago and I clearly remember the...
  10. question re: using dubbing rake and how to collect hair

    Hi Everyone,
    hope you all are enjoying the summer. Having been inspired by the Dr Korn video on custom dubbing, I want to use fur from a hare's mask to add some spikiness to some dubbing. I have...
  11. Hi Jimmy, You might visit the Pamola website as...

    Hi Jimmy,
    You might visit the Pamola website as many companies sometimes include manuals downloads for each of their products.
    Another source might be calling a few flyshops that carry that...
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    Even though I knew Mr Deschaine only through this...

    Even though I knew Mr Deschaine only through this website, I am very sorry to learn of his passing. I am recalling his numerous contributions to FAOL and especially the fly patterns that he so...
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    Thanks so much Alan. Your link was exactly the...

    Thanks so much Alan. Your link was exactly the info I needed.
    Gerri.
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    Any TU members from New York Here?

    Hi folks, I have a few questions:
    1) has TU discontinued its "trout in the classroom" projects?
    2) does the Albany, NY area have a TU chapter and if so, is it a part of the mid-atlantic council?...
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    Sending prayers and best wishes for a successful...

    Sending prayers and best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
    Gerri Seager
  16. Hi Byron, I currently tie on a Renzetti...

    Hi Byron,
    I currently tie on a Renzetti presentation 2200. I have had it since the 1993-4 and it has served me well. I am not a professional tyer but I am the family tyer. I enjoy tying, the artsy...
  17. Thank You Byron for the well written and...

    Thank You Byron for the well written and complete evaluation of the Pettijean vise, It is not one which I will ever own in this lifetime but when I reach my magnificent tying bench up in the sky, I...
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    Hi Guys, I thought maybe it was just me having...

    Hi Guys,
    I thought maybe it was just me having this problem but every time I tie using rabbit I suffer sneezing fits as well....10-15 sneezes before it stops for awhile. I am thinking maybe I...
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    Don't know that this will help any but about 20...

    Don't know that this will help any but about 20 years ago I purchased a Montague Rapidan 9ft/3pc/2tip/ 7wt. The rod is in excellent shape..no sets, all eyes still attached, main ferrule has small...
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    Hi, as far as materials go, when I purchase...

    Hi,
    as far as materials go, when I purchase either furs or feathers, I examine everything very carefully before even leaving the shop and bringing them home. If I am gifted materials by hunting...
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    Deanna, Late as usual to add my best wishes for...

    Deanna,
    Late as usual to add my best wishes for a successful surgery and recovery period.
    Be patient with the recovery period. Sending prayers to help you trough it.
    Gerri
  22. Do you have a first floor apartment that would...

    Do you have a first floor apartment that would enable easy future entry for the vermin? Check for any additional possible entry points like the tub and/or shower, Kitchen sink drain, small holes...
  23. Thread: As we age

    by gerri
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    Hi Jack, so sorry to hear of your vision...

    Hi Jack,
    so sorry to hear of your vision problems but you are not alone. My vision problems started about three years ago with a rare form of macular degeneration. I had to retire from my...
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    Addendum: Ray...forgot to mention that the...

    Addendum:

    Ray...forgot to mention that the Gartside Gurglers tied all white or white/chartreuse are also effective SW flies.
    gerri
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    Hi Ray, As far as flies go, you are on the right...

    Hi Ray,
    As far as flies go, you are on the right track with the Clousers and you might also want to look into the SW patterns by Enrico Puglisi as well as some by Lefty Kreh. SW patterns are fun to...
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