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  1. Thread: Paint Hooks?

    by Allan
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    Paint Hooks?

    Years ago I bought a bunch of hooks from a tier who had to stop tying. He had painted, or maybe it was nail polish, the shanks of about 1/4 of his dry fly hooks white. At the time I asked him why and...
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    Ralph. Glad you found a home for your juvy hen...

    Ralph. Glad you found a home for your juvy hen saddle. I responded before I read this thread in its entirety so disregard my PM. Maybe we'll have a chance to trade something else sometime.

    Allan
  3. Thread: Your Pick?

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    Your Pick?

    Haystack, Comparadun, Sparkledun, OR Usual?
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    Some wood duck flank or barred wood duck? Or,...

    Some wood duck flank or barred wood duck? Or, white dall sheep with some bison skin pieces?
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    Any shop in CA.

    Any shop in CA.
  6. Thread: A Few Catskills

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    Pattern name?

    Pattern name?
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    I just looked and noticed that you're right....

    I just looked and noticed that you're right. Perhaps I offered up that information because they offered some suggestions. (?)
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    Wow! I just noticed that, on an annual basis, AG...

    Wow! I just noticed that, on an annual basis, AG made about 6.75 posts per year and FB even less @ 3.1. Maybe they found something interesting in this topic?
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    Steven and NJT, Thanks for those responses....

    Steven and NJT,

    Thanks for those responses. They are reasonable and make sense. As for what I sold the customer, that isn't important. The reason for my question was to get some additional input ...
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    Agree! Now, let's get specific and see what you...

    Agree! Now, let's get specific and see what you come up with. As stated, the shop has a very wide array of tools, materials, etc. What 'specific' tools would you suggest this man buy? Remember, he's...
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    It is a real question, not an experiment, and the...

    It is a real question, not an experiment, and the situation took place last night.
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    I believe you exceeded the budget so instead of a...

    I believe you exceeded the budget so instead of a 'sale' and a happy customer, you created an unhappy customer going home empty handed.
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    My initial post to this thread was poorly worded...

    My initial post to this thread was poorly worded and had several errors. So I am correcting it here. If this alters something you've written, please correct. Thanks, and here's the corrected version:...
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    Financing a New Tier

    Situation: Fly fisherman about 40 yrs. old wants walks into a fly fishing store and says he wants to begin to tie flies. He has an budget that he Cannot Exceed. He's not looking for advice such as,...
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    Hans, I saw this vise being used many years...

    Hans,

    I saw this vise being used many years ago. Looked great then and looks great today. I must disagree with you however. If it is "an under-rated vise in today's world", it is because it hasn't...
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    I'm guessing you're right, LOL. Then again, the A...

    I'm guessing you're right, LOL. Then again, the A & C bit, 'Who's on First', just came to mind and I forgot what a BWO was. Seriously, hope to speak with you guys and hope that others join in.
    ...
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    Sorry to change the subject slightly, but FONT -...

    Sorry to change the subject slightly, but FONT - do you still tie and fish those great looking wet flies? How much $ do you think it costs to tie the fly whose name you moniker?
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    Good for you and good choice. Just as an aside,...

    Good for you and good choice. Just as an aside, you obviously exceeded the $100 threshold that our responses were typically based on, so how much did you spend for the vise plus tools? Just curious....
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    Hi, Not being certain what solvent to buy and...

    Hi,

    Not being certain what solvent to buy and having seen in the hardware stores that almost all solvents are packaged in pints or quarts, which will last a lifetime if used only for this purpose,...
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    That seems like a valid argument and I'll go one...

    That seems like a valid argument and I'll go one step further ... Replace the word 'fly' with 'cigarette butt' and it also makes sense. However, even given the circumstances you identify, certain...
  21. Well, not for nothing, but for the last two or...

    Well, not for nothing, but for the last two or more decades there have been complaints and or opinions among a lot of boisterous fly tiers and even fly fishers that Mustad hooks were not sharp. Or...
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    Zing Wing Material

    Just wondering. Years ago I helped unload a shipment of toys from China. The boxes were tied with a material that was the same 'Zing' that John Betts introduced to fly tyers in several articles. He...
  23. Thread: New Catagory?

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    Just a couple of things: First, thanks Jim....

    Just a couple of things: First, thanks Jim. Second, I've never put anything out there to 'troll'.
  24. Thread: Coloring hackle

    by Allan
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    This from a very experienced hackle 'grower' who...

    This from a very experienced hackle 'grower' who dyes necks and feathers, what he told me (paraphrasing) 'Black has a purple (or maybe he said violet) base and it's difficult to get a good...
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    Hi Font, First sentence not true. Second...

    Hi Font,

    First sentence not true.
    Second sentence, not overly important whether that's an accurate statement or not. Give me a fly that catches trout when I select it and I'll be glad to catch a...
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