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  1. Thread: Educate me

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    You're probably not recalling very well. Crappie...

    You're probably not recalling very well. Crappie most eat baitfish, and have a fairly large mouth. 50 years ago when they were my primary target, I'd use about a size 6 streamer.
  2. That was the thing that really stood out to me.

    That was the thing that really stood out to me.
  3. Or tie it in by the tip as the very first step,...

    Or tie it in by the tip as the very first step, with the stem cupped up facing out over the hook eye. Pull it up to wrap when the rest of fly is finished.

    I tie most feathers, other than dry...
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    C was about a 7. The problem wasn't that...

    C was about a 7.

    The problem wasn't that there was no standard; there was. The problem was that it referred to the diameter of the line, not it's weight. ("C" was .050 inches; "D" was .045, "E"...
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    I'm very much a fan of "in the round". I've long...

    I'm very much a fan of "in the round". I've long suspected that the main reason nymphs are tied with an obvious top and bottom has more to do with wishing to be seen as more "scientific" than a wet...
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    A better way is to simply try it with each of the...

    A better way is to simply try it with each of the weights listed, and see which one you prefer. There is no "optimal" that applies to everyone, at every casting distance, with every size fly.
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    Yes. His pancakes are famous.

    Yes. His pancakes are famous.
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    I can't tell you exactly, but it's been within...

    I can't tell you exactly, but it's been within the last decade. Ron Eagle Elk, who used to be on this forum regularly, worked with him there last summer. Many of the folks from another forum to...
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    The whole thing.

    The whole thing.
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    The Campfire Lodge is Jim Slattery's place.

    The Campfire Lodge is Jim Slattery's place.
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    Quite true. Learning to cast left got me to...

    Quite true. Learning to cast left got me to think more about the basic mechanics, not what muscle-memory from decades years ago is telling me to do.
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    Have you used it? Would you recommend it to...

    Have you used it? Would you recommend it to someone with limited or no use of one hand? (I'm thinking Project Healing Waters here.) What's the price range?
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    I suppose it also make a difference which BOOK. ...

    I suppose it also make a difference which BOOK. If he'd read Leonard Wright's Fishing the Dry Fly as a Living Insect (for example) he might have had a different opinion.

    You're right; books are a...
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    No, I agree. Most teams would have just folded...

    No, I agree. Most teams would have just folded mentally after that trouncing. The fact that they almost tied it was very impressive.
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    I thought they should have just given the series...

    I thought they should have just given the series to them after the 9 run inning in the first game. I was surprised the Cavs managed to make it a close game.
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    It's a technique that British tyers seem to use...

    It's a technique that British tyers seem to use more frequently than American. There's a good article in this month's Fly Fishing and Fly Tying (the British one) on Clyde style wet flies that shows...
  18. Wow. Just wow.

    Wow. Just wow.
  19. You'd be surprised at how well a Pale Evening...

    You'd be surprised at how well a Pale Evening Dun/Little Marryat works during a sulfur hatch/spinner fall. Put floatant on it, add a soft hackle 18 inches below, cast upstream. It lies flat on the...
  20. The stream that I fish the most (like at least...

    The stream that I fish the most (like at least once a week, 12 months a year) is the Gunpowder Falls in Maryland. It's a medium-sized tailwater with 4000 wild brown trout per mile. Lots of long...
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    I'll bet they did love it!

    I'll bet they did love it!
  22. More often upsteam or up and across, with a very...

    More often upsteam or up and across, with a very short line; I grease my top dropper and leader. Of course if the fish want it the other way, I'm willing to oblige.
  23. The slate drake (Isonychia bicolor), aka iso, aka...

    The slate drake (Isonychia bicolor), aka iso, aka leadwing.

    Agreed about Cotton, but then again, I seldom fish winged wets more than an inch or so deep, and often floating or skimming the surface....
  24. They could be functional somehow, but I don't...

    They could be functional somehow, but I don't think it's to keep the fly from rolling. A wingless wet is "in the round" and it really doesn't matter much if it were to roll. I also think that 1x gut...
  25. I was under that impression for a long time, but...

    I was under that impression for a long time, but the more I pore over quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore, the less convinced I am. Ronalds included a number of caddis flies in a Fly...
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