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  1. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    Thanks whatfly. But nobody's heard of a...

    Thanks whatfly.

    But nobody's heard of a shortage or anything? Steven Tyler putting woodie in his hair?
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    No. That's very kind of you. I got some from...

    No. That's very kind of you. I got some from another shop in town. Chicago is lucky enough to have two.
    I stopped by the Orvis shop a couple of weeks ago and was told they no longer carry it...
  3. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    Wood Duck?

    Anything up with supplies? I notice Orvis no longer sells it.
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    I was thinking red antron tail, olive biot, mixed...

    I was thinking red antron tail, olive biot, mixed ginger/light dun hackle.

    It could pick up a trout or two.
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    I'm all out of macaw. Thanks for posting. Don...

    I'm all out of macaw.

    Thanks for posting. Don Martinez' flies didn't really show up well on the Nook edition of "Founding Flies."

    Does the tail support the fly? Or does it just hang down.
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    I understand this. My question was whether the...

    I understand this.
    My question was whether the improvement in necks led to the change in standards. Did more useable short fibered feathers result in less useable long fibered feathers?
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    few short fibered feathers...but then plenty of...

    few short fibered feathers...but then plenty of long fibered feathers?
    And as the number of short fibered feathers increased, did the number of long fibered feathers decrease?

    Entomology was...
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    1) I'd probably just say Catskill-style if...

    1) I'd probably just say Catskill-style if somebody asked me what I was using.

    2) Considering that I don't believe that catskills or catskill style flies actually ride on their "float lines," I...
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    If I remember correctly Flick argued with Cross...

    If I remember correctly Flick argued with Cross about the setting of the tail. The Cross tail was upswept and Flick believed that would make it impossible for the fly to land correctly (e.g. on its...
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    What you would call "Modern Upwing" style flies...

    What you would call "Modern Upwing" style flies based on the recipes developed by the first (Gordon), second (Steenrod, Christiansen, Cross, Hewitt, Davidson, Jennings) and third generation tiers...
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    Well to be honest, you called it an Orvis Dark...

    Well to be honest, you called it an Orvis Dark Hendrickson. I saw the gray body and yellow wood duck wings and didn't even think that it might not be.
    Also, I'm really, really, really overly...
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    "Catskill dries do ride belly-in-the-film. Just...

    "Catskill dries do ride belly-in-the-film. Just realize that to state that publicly to lovers of the form is akin to throwing stones at the church." - Eric Peper, 3/5/09, Classic Fly Rod Forum.
    ...
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    Well, it's either the terminal or the Filipino...

    Well, it's either the terminal or the Filipino girls tied it wrong.
    But the recipe came from the Orvis site, so somebody in Manchester seems to know what a dark hendrickson is.
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    Looks like the classic recipe as I understand...

    Looks like the classic recipe as I understand it....




    Name

    Hendrickson Dark
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    That fly may be supported by cellophane...

    That fly may be supported by cellophane underneath. It's been done before in ads (it may have been this ad, I just don't remember).
  16. Thread: What happened?

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    Mention of the San Juan brings up another...

    Mention of the San Juan brings up another thought...many of our great tailwaters were created post 1955, I think. Over time, the bug life likely changed significantly.
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    Ernie, The confusion is understandable. Some...

    Ernie,
    The confusion is understandable. Some people include the tippet section in their definition of "leader" while others exclude it. If you are buying a pre-made leader, say a 9'er, the last...
  18. Thread: What happened?

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    My guess: 1) Marinaro's A Dry Fly Code -...

    My guess:
    1) Marinaro's A Dry Fly Code - published in 1950 - and his "discovery" of minutiae.
    2) The "discovery" of Baetis and other BWO-type flies. I've read somewhere that back in the day, some...
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    I may not accept it as a catskill, but I'd accept...

    I may not accept it as a catskill, but I'd accept it as a Dark Hendrickson.
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    I wouldn't expect either the proportions of the...

    I wouldn't expect either the proportions of the bare shank space if I bought from Orvis, The Fly Shop, Feathercraft, whatever.
    And I wouldn't call that Dark Hendrickson a Catskill pattern. Neither...
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    Could be. But could it also be the comeback of...

    Could be. But could it also be the comeback of wet flies?
    The first time I saw reverse hackling was in Dave Hughes' Wet Flies.
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    1) Traditional winged hackle fly. 2) Absolutely....

    1) Traditional winged hackle fly.
    2) Absolutely. Many classic patterns have palmered bodies (even if this wasn't invented by the Dette's).
    3) What Allan said. However, traditional winged hackle...
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    This is interesting to me. I know a lot of...

    This is interesting to me. I know a lot of people don't bother with wings but then still use the hackle length that would be used as if the fly had wings. This makes no sense to me. In a...
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    Beautiful fly Byron, and of course, no hard...

    Beautiful fly Byron, and of course, no hard feelings. Don't be silly.

    To continue on, I'm most of the way through Catskill Flytier (it's short, I read fast, and I skipped the parts about dyeing...
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    There was talk on SGM about the Guild reissuing...

    There was talk on SGM about the Guild reissuing that DVD but I don't know whatever happened to that. My wife and I plan a walk tomorrow to the main Chicago library where I'll check out copies of...
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