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    At one time the Cortland 333 was the...

    At one time the Cortland 333 was the top-of-the-line. Now it's considered an inexpensive decent line. Get what you can afford comfortably and you'll be fine. Oh, Cortland manufacturers lines for many...
  2. I've watched that video a few times and noticed...

    I've watched that video a few times and noticed some 'techniques' that are kind of unusual. Which is not to say it is less effective or efficient. Let's start with the way he attaches the thread - No...
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    Wouldn't that mean carrying 2x as many flies and...

    Wouldn't that mean carrying 2x as many flies and switching according to conditions? A Sharpie (whatever color) is easy to apply as needed and the color can be removed quickly with an alcohol wipe,...
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    I'm guessing that all of the above suggestions...

    I'm guessing that all of the above suggestions will work but probably not efficiently. Now maybe I'm misinterpreting the initial question, but TaB seems to be asking about something he can do on the...
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    Elk or deer? There are a lot of variables that...

    Elk or deer? There are a lot of variables that determine what the hair looks like and how it behaves. Where the elk or deer came from geographically has a lot to do with quality of the hair. As does...
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    I like Kaboom's suggestion. You can always remove...

    I like Kaboom's suggestion. You can always remove the marker easily. For example, just carry an alcohol wipe. That way you can get the bead shiney in a second if you want.
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    John, Jim Slattery was one of many who used to be...

    John, Jim Slattery was one of many who used to be very active members on this site. They used to participated in the 'forums discussion', 'chat rooms', 'swaps', attend 'fish ins', 'personal sales',...
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    Okay, here's a report on my 'flight tying...

    Okay, here's a report on my 'flight tying experience'. No problem whatsoever carrying on a small kit in a fly fishing fanny/shoulder pack made by White River. It contained these tools: 4"...
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    Free Chunk of Buffalo Hide

    I happened to go to a Farmers Market while I was visiting CO recently and was given a good quantity of nicely tanned Buffalo trimmings. I was thankful for the material and sent the gentleman a good...
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've been...

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've been flattening 70 denier threads but maybe the needle wasn't pointed enough. I'll try a sewing machine needle and see if it works better. Hey Fontinalis, glad...
  11. Thread: June SOTM

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    Just wanted to say Thanks. Thanks to Bob for...

    Just wanted to say Thanks. Thanks to Bob for hosting this swap and to the participants. I've had one of these Puff Balls for years but never actually tried to tie a fly with the 'fingers'. You'd...
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    Split Thread Dubbing Loop

    Watched many videos, mostly by Hans W. where he splits a thread to create a loop in which to place dubbing. Then he spins the thread to lock in the material prior to wrapping it around the shank. I...
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    Here's what I wrote in an earlier post: You can...

    Here's what I wrote in an earlier post: You can find orange fluorescent soft plastic tubing at the larger craft stores. Not sure about the name of the material but it's in the lanyard material...
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    Sticky: Renown Catskill Tier Passes Away

    Earlier today I was informed that Ralph Graves, a good acquaintance and renown Catskill fly tier of almost 'legendary' status, had passed away. Those who knew Ralphie, and had the opportunity to...
  15. Poster of 120 Carrie Stevens - Rangeley Trout & Salmon Streamers

    Forgotten Flies - Mint, signed by authors, in original shipping box - $375
    Rare & Unusual, vol 2. Mint, signed by authors, in original shipping box - $375
    Both above includes shipping.
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    Oh, I reread the post from 'Lastchance' and...

    Oh, I reread the post from 'Lastchance' and misunderstood the intent. You can find orange fluorescent soft plastic tubing at the larger craft stores. Not sure about the name of the material but...
  17. Thread: Fourth of July

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    and the men and women in active service...

    and the men and women in active service especially those Deployed and in harms way. Get home safe!
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    I should have asked before: WHY do you want to...

    I should have asked before: WHY do you want to remove the core? Oh, my earlier response may or may not work. It was all I could think of but if you try it, do not get the needle 'red' hot. Otherwise,...
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    Do you mean - Remove the core but the outside...

    Do you mean - Remove the core but the outside shell stays in place? Although I haven't done that I think it can be done. Heat a needle and run it up the core. You'll end up burning the core away.
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    Wow! Aside from any controversy, anyone know what...

    Wow! Aside from any controversy, anyone know what fly, the rod weight and tippet size? That was a giant fish to have been brought to net in barely 2 minutes. Then again, maybe that's normal for that...
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    It was about a dozen years ago that Ralph Hoffman...

    It was about a dozen years ago that Ralph Hoffman demonstrated his method of tying his signature fly, the Black Turkey, at a meeting of the Catskill Fly Tyer's Guild. This was a wet fly that had a...
  22. Thread: Chenille

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    Sorry but personally I wouldn't buy anything from...

    Sorry but personally I wouldn't buy anything from someone who had just registered as a member and immediately placed an item up for sale. Now let's say I was interested in the item and contacted the...
  23. Completely agree with Cheffy's post immediately...

    Completely agree with Cheffy's post immediately above. I'd add one other thing. If geographically possible and if the guide was an emplyee of the shop, I'd file papers to take that shop to Small...
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    Yes. It's an interesting way to prepare a wing....

    Yes. It's an interesting way to prepare a wing. Seems it would also be sturdier then a single slip from matching feathers. Don't like the way he buries the hook point in the vise though.

    Allan
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    Guys, You do know that on youtube you can...

    Guys,

    You do know that on youtube you can pause the video at any point?
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