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  1. Thread: Klinkhamers

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    Sure down to 18. Never found the pattern to be...

    Sure down to 18. Never found the pattern to be any better than a parachute or a half-dozen other patterns, so never fish them anymore.
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    Yes, or at least something close or...

    Yes, or at least something close or complementary.

    Real question is: Why do you ask?
  3. Thread: Another Lure!

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    Interesting idea with the tail, but I do not like...

    Interesting idea with the tail, but I do not like the idea how rigid it will turn out.

    By the way, this is the Internet, and nothing should ever be taken too seriously...especially trolls...
  4. Thread: New Catagory?

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    Weak troll.

    Weak troll.
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    Of vises still in production, the Griffin...

    Of vises still in production, the Griffin Superior 2A is the next best choice to the discontinued Thompson A. The cheap Pakistani vises are fine to start with, just as long as you recognize that...
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    Tiemco TMC2488 or TMC2488H are favorites of the...

    Tiemco TMC2488 or TMC2488H are favorites of the midge crowd when going small, and I use them a lot for small bugs when I need an extra large gape for larger fish. I also like 1XS nymph hooks when I...
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    You don't really need any more, but light dun or...

    You don't really need any more, but light dun or light ginger are useful. I'd start on getting some saddles myself...
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    Saw this technique in the other tread. Curious...

    Saw this technique in the other tread. Curious why you use UV resin on your dries. Seem to me that would increase the pattern's weight and decrease its flotation...neither of which are highly...
  9. Thread: Dubbing choice

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    For what its worth, same discussion came up on...

    For what its worth, same discussion came up on another board, and a respondent posted that Glister is the same thing as Cascade Crest Master Bright. Seems to me Ice Dub, SLF Prism, or Lite Brite...
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    Nice enough pattern, but seems like a waste of...

    Nice enough pattern, but seems like a waste of hackle. I do like how he seems to prefer a short shanked hook, however.

    P.S. For yuks, watch the video using CC. Results are even harder to follow...
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    Cannot go to the source because Darwin passed...

    Cannot go to the source because Darwin passed away this year, but if you are really curious, considering he was a Buszek
    winner, they might have some samples of his patterns at the FFF museum. You...
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    Had not heard of the pattern before, but here's...

    Had not heard of the pattern before, but here's one useful how-to: http://www.distinctlymontana.com/montana-people/04/04/2008/darwin-atkin

    Sounds like a tailless Humpy with a EHC wing and a...
  13. Thread: Brandlin'

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    A nice variant of the Vladi Worm. One must...

    A nice variant of the Vladi Worm. One must wonder if the realistic coloration is really useful considering how effective the brighter colors are, even on wild fish -- e.g. red and pink have been...
  14. Thread: Is it heresy?

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    That's funny. They are so simple to tie, can't...

    That's funny. They are so simple to tie, can't imagine going through that much extra effort, but if it works for you, so be it...
  15. Thread: support legs?

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    Have only seen them on his web site, but I'm...

    Have only seen them on his web site, but I'm puzzled about the niche this supposedly fills. If you look at rubber legs in the water, they pretty much stick out they way the are tied in, with very...
  16. Thread: Sparseness

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    Sylvester Nemes used to make a point about sparse...

    Sylvester Nemes used to make a point about sparse hackle collars as well, but it was never a concept I was satisfied with, so I hackle as I like.

    As far as sparseness in bodies, I'm a firm...
  17. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    So if you are going to ignore the discussion, why...

    So if you are going to ignore the discussion, why did you start it? Unable to assimilate viewpoints or information that disagrees with your world view or were you just disappointed the thread did...
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    PT: Whoa. Scott: Nice pattern and...

    PT: Whoa.

    Scott: Nice pattern and interesting substitute for the thorax. Does not have quite the same behavior as herl, but it does make a convincing pattern.
  19. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    Of course there are triggers...we just don't know...

    Of course there are triggers...we just don't know what they are, hence why we constantly generate new fly patterns in the futile but fun quest for the one magic pattern that works always. Some tire...
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    Odd you should say that because the reel seat...

    Odd you should say that because the reel seat falling off wasn't too uncommon a few years ago, but for the price, a good little rod in the smaller weights.
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    WD40. Granted you don't use that many, but good...

    WD40. Granted you don't use that many, but good pattern. Wood duck dyed mallard (used to be done with onion peels) can be used as a substitute for the real thing for Bird's Nests or the like.
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    Suspect many have had the same experience...I...

    Suspect many have had the same experience...I know I have as well...
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    Could not disagree more strongly. Choice is...

    Could not disagree more strongly. Choice is always better than a lack there of, and as others have pointed out, I think you are over simplifying the history of fly tying. Nobody can force modern...
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    Another nice pattern but that glass bead has got...

    Another nice pattern but that glass bead has got to drag this one down pretty quickly. Have you fished this? While I'm intrigued by the profile, but that bead is a bit much in my mind. Thanks for...
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    Nice trick to get the tapering body, although...

    Nice trick to get the tapering body, although unless you have a template, that's got to be pretty tedious to achieve on a regular basis.

    Excellent tutorial as always, although that is one ugly fly...
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