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    Thanks for the pics Byron; I enjoyed them,...

    Thanks for the pics Byron; I enjoyed them, especially since I once tried to grow my own. You're right about them being rather expensive. They are on Whiting's website for 250 to 400 per bird.
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    Interesting discussion. To add another dimension, is it possible that the wings were intended to be functional rather than aesthetic? i.e. to keep the fly from rolling when retrieved or fished in...
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    Wow, Scott, another winner! Very nice job. One of...

    Wow, Scott, another winner! Very nice job. One of my favorite Wyoming waters has browns that are easily charmed by lime trudes. My frustration has been keeping them afloat. You've solved the problem!...
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    Now I get it! Thanks Scott!

    Now I get it! Thanks Scott!
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    Great job, as always, Scott! Quick question: In...

    Great job, as always, Scott! Quick question: In the photos of the body, it looks as if the tan foam is trimmed at the tie-in for the body hackle. But with the body mounted on the hook (last photo,...
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    Neat! I once built models myself. Building full...

    Neat! I once built models myself. Building full scale at present.
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    "Dihedral?" Methinks we might share another...

    "Dihedral?" Methinks we might share another passion. Are you a pilot?
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    Looks like another winner, Scott and VERY nicely...

    Looks like another winner, Scott and VERY nicely done! I fish waters that have brown drakes this size, and have struggled with trying to keep this much steel afloat. Can't wait to try this one! Just...
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    I never expected to save money tying flies, at...

    I never expected to save money tying flies, at least in the direct sense. But tying has definitely improved my fishing by aiding an education in entomology and providing flies that can't be found in...
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    VERY nicely done, Scott. Do you also tie them in...

    VERY nicely done, Scott. Do you also tie them in salmon fly sizes/colors? Just curious how well a size 4 would float.
    Thanks,
    Arnie
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    Very nice, Byron! I also like turkey flats for...

    Very nice, Byron! I also like turkey flats for the wing on thorax-style mayfly duns. Easy to work with, even in small sizes.
    Good fishing,
    Arnie
  12. Have you looked at beach sandals with velcro...

    Have you looked at beach sandals with velcro straps? I saw a guy put them on right over his wading shoes once to keep the felt soles clean while hiking down a railroad track. Just a thought.
  13. Thread: soft hackle?

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    Not an answer to your question about Hobby Lobby,...

    Not an answer to your question about Hobby Lobby, but in your area, if you're not a bird hunter, get to know one. Quail have excellent soft hackle feathers. In fact, I prefer the feathers on the wing...
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    I've never tried it, but if you want to give it a...

    I've never tried it, but if you want to give it a go, just go to an auto body supply store and buy a can of rubberized undercoating. It's the same stuff and costs a lot less. There is also a similar...
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    I can't find a link right now, but I read a study...

    I can't find a link right now, but I read a study about a year ago that reviewed bear encounter incidents in Montana, Alaska, and Canada and concluded the odds of a happy ending are considerably...
  16. Thread: Hackling idea

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    Byron, I've been hackling my traditional dries...

    Byron,
    I've been hackling my traditional dries with the shiny side of the hackle forward, as described in Charlie Craven's book. Easier to finish the head on small flies without need for hackle...
  17. Thread: A Z-Bug

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    Hi Byron. I tied similar flies a few years back...

    Hi Byron.
    I tied similar flies a few years back wanting a Humpy-style fly with a back that would stand up better to fish teeth. Tried a craft store yarn for the back and wings, then Poly Yarn and...
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    Byron, I've tied it as described in the table in...

    Byron,
    I've tied it as described in the table in the back of Jack Dennis' first book, but the peacock quill body isn't nearly as interesting as the body on your pattern. I really like the old...
  19. Thread: Laramie, Wyoming

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    Kid, From the Snowy Range exit on I-80, go west....

    Kid,
    From the Snowy Range exit on I-80, go west. Stay on 230 to Woods Landing. At Woods Landing, turn left and cross the Laramie River. Then go south a few miles on hwy 10. There are two access...
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    Royce, Noticed you're in South Dakota. If you...

    Royce,
    Noticed you're in South Dakota. If you want something that's a good cross-over for warm water, try Blanton's Fatal Attraction. Tie them as big and flashy as you like. For a novice who wants...
  21. Thread: Crappy Hooks?

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    With most hooks that I have used hundreds or...

    With most hooks that I have used hundreds or thousands of, I have found some issue with at least a few that renders the hook unusable. So there's my definition of "crappy": not fit for it's intended...
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    Scott, You're killing me!! I'm trying to stock...

    Scott,
    You're killing me!! I'm trying to stock up on my usual patterns for this Summer, and you keep coming up with this stuff that I simply HAVE to try! LOL!! Beautiful job as always. I'm a little...
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    Got it, Scott. Thanks!! ARnie

    Got it, Scott. Thanks!!
    ARnie
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    Nicely done, Scott!! I was in Paradise Valley in...

    Nicely done, Scott!! I was in Paradise Valley in July and saw caddis just this color and size by the thousands. Can't wait to tie some up for next year. Just one question: for the wing it looks like...
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    Getting ready to fish the White River in Arkansas...

    Getting ready to fish the White River in Arkansas during the Sowbug Roundup next month. Tying Zebra Midges, WD-40's, GRHE's, a few streamers, Stimulators, Parachute Adams, and EHC's.

    Good fishing,...
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