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  1. Thread: Yarns

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    The answer to your question is yes and no. Gary...

    The answer to your question is yes and no. Gary Lafontaine popularized Antron in the fly tying world. There are 100% Antron yarns or similar like Zelon, etc which are coarse, continuous fiber yarns....
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    Normand, Try running the thread through the hair...

    Normand, Try running the thread through the hair 2 or 3 wraps from back to front. Then build your thread lump in front to post the wing upright. That is how I do it anyway. If it matters at all Fran...
  3. Thread: Zap-A-Gap

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    I agree with what whatfly said. Zap-A-Gap...

    I agree with what whatfly said. Zap-A-Gap products are over priced and really no better than Loctite products. This includes Epoxies. I have had Zap-A-Gap super glue harden inside the tube after one...
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    Home Depot carries Minwax Clear Brushing Lacquer...

    Home Depot carries Minwax Clear Brushing Lacquer in gloss and semi gloss. A 1 oz can is about $10.00 or so. I use and like it.

    As someone already mentioned you can get colored lacquer paint from...
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    Hi John, Sorry it took me so long to reply but I...

    Hi John, Sorry it took me so long to reply but I moved recently and am computer-less at the moment. Glad you like the Bunyan Bugs.

    The bodies are made of cork and the wings are of horse mane....
  6. Thread: Horse mane Hair ?

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    Bill/Gringo, Yes the mane hair is for larger...

    Bill/Gringo, Yes the mane hair is for larger Bunyan Bugs. I have a bundle of it in natural white but have been unable to find it in other natural colors. The tail hair is easy to find but the mane...
  7. Thread: Horse mane Hair ?

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    I am not actually looking to cut the hair from a...

    I am not actually looking to cut the hair from a live horse or knock on a strangers door and ask if I can cut the mane off of their horse.

    Horse tail hair is readily available, sold and easy...
  8. Thread: Horse mane Hair ?

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    Horse mane Hair ?

    Anyone know of a source for horse mane hair ?

    Thanks, Jim
  9. Thread: bubble pupa

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    littlej, Just exactly what type of Antron yarn...

    littlej, Just exactly what type of Antron yarn are you useing ?

    Jim
  10. Thread: Bunyan Bug ?

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    J. Castwell, That is about the only picture I...

    J. Castwell, That is about the only picture I have seen of the underside of the Bunyan Bug. I am just wondering if Norman Means used the same design pattern for the top and bottom.

    Thanks, Jim
  11. Thread: Bunyan Bug ?

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    Bunyan Bug ?

    Was wondering if anyone knew where I might find a picture of the underside of a Bunyan Bug (Salmonfly) ? Have seen a few pictures of the Bunyan Bug but they only show the top side.

    Thanks, Jim
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    jkilroy, Check out Gary Lafontaine's "Creature"....

    jkilroy, Check out Gary Lafontaine's "Creature". This fly in larger sizes would make a nice imitation of a baby Muskrat or Mouse.

    Later, Jim
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    sjh, Like the others said, the Ausable bomber has...

    sjh, Like the others said, the Ausable bomber has a single wing which slants forward a bit. The wing should not be posted with thread. It is left as an upright clump and flared slightly. Similar to...
  14. Thread: Eagle Claw Hook ?

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    The L281 hook was what I was looking for. Thanks...

    The L281 hook was what I was looking for. Thanks for the help.

    Jim
  15. Thread: Eagle Claw Hook ?

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    Eagle Claw Hook ?

    Does Eagle Claw make a 4X long streamer hook for fly tying ?

    Thanks, Jim
  16. Thread: Western Adams ?

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    Sagefisher, Your the man. That is the Don...

    Sagefisher, Your the man. That is the Don Hathaway/Western Adams dressing I was looking for. I could not remember his name. I do not remember where I saw a picture of this fly but I know it was small...
  17. Thread: Western Adams ?

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    Western Adams ?

    Anybody know the recipe/dressing for the Western Adams ?

    Thanks, Jim
  18. Thread: Al Troth Books ?

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    Al Troth Books ?

    Hello, Did Al Troth write any books ?

    Thanks, Jim
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    Re: Anyone ever dye silk?

    Flyfishr, When I tried to dye the silk, I did try it a relatively high temperature but not boiling. Silk seems to be a tough fiber and I suspect it will hold up to the boiling heat. Maybe I will have...
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    Re: Anyone ever dye silk?

    Flyfshr, I also had the same idea as you and I got mylself a large amount pure tussah silk and ended up having the exact same problem as you. No matter what I tried the dye just would not fix. I used...
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    Re: Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise

    Daz, I have been using this vise for a couple years now for all of my tying and have had no problems with it. Rotates well and holds hooks firmly.

    Later, Jim
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    Jack Rabbit Underfur ?

    Can someone tell me the color of Jack Rabbit underfur ?

    Thanks, Jim
  23. Thread: 1 mm Foam

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    Re: 1 mm Foam

    duckster, alra,

    You can get 0.5mm, 12"x18" foam sheets on ebay. 4 foam sheets in olive, white, black and tan for $3.30 total.
    Search for : 4 pieces 0.5mm foam sheets for fish fly tying or craft....
  24. Thread: Frostbite ?

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    Frostbite ?

    I am looking for the same material as Frostbite but in single strand form or hank form. Does anyone know if this exists and if so where to find it?

    Thanks, Jim
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    Re: River Fishing for Smallmouth Bass: need patterns

    My favorite for smallies is a chartreuse and black Wooly Bugger.

    black marabou tail with a little chartreuse flashabou on each side.
    black hackle
    chartreuse chenille body
    black thread...
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