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    Whistler's a great fly, some of the old ones were...

    Whistler's a great fly, some of the old ones were red and white with grizzly hackle shoulders. I saw Dan tie this fly in the 70's.

    Bob
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    Are you kidding? Wow- a 9 year old! Better than...

    Are you kidding? Wow- a 9 year old! Better than me already and I've only been doing this 40 years. Hope he keeps at it. Future Buz Busick award winner.
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    I put a drop of zap a gap behind the bead when...

    I put a drop of zap a gap behind the bead when I'm tying a beadhead bugger or nymph, when tying in the crystal chenille on a bugger or dubbing a beadhead nymph, the material dives into the bead,...
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    I guess the girls don't know chicken fat causes...

    I guess the girls don't know chicken fat causes head lice.
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    I dye feathers and hair. Marabou is more...

    I dye feathers and hair. Marabou is more sensitive, don't want to burn off the little fluffs. It is alot of work, but also fun. I use Veniards, Fly dye, Jacquard acid dyes, and a little rit. I...
  6. Thread: danvise???

    by Bob S
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    My danvise has done everything I have ever needed...

    My danvise has done everything I have ever needed it to. It can hold a variety of hook sizes, trout to saltwater. The hooks don't slip. Solid value. The Beatty's are top notch people. Put it...
  7. This is a good technique to use 2 different...

    This is a good technique to use 2 different feather colors on a parachute and wrap them together.

    1. Tie both feathers on the hook shank a little and then up the wingpost.
    2. Pull both...
  8. Thread: A Match

    by Bob S
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    You nailed it! Most people don't realize how...

    You nailed it! Most people don't realize how hard it is to dye something to a very specific shade you are after. Great job here.

    Bob
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    I wash all the black and purple marabou I buy. ...

    I wash all the black and purple marabou I buy. To remove the excess dye, wet the marabou so it is soaked and wash it with your hands with liquid soap like Dawn and warm water. Rinse it well and...
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    I like to dye materials. I have been doing alot...

    I like to dye materials. I have been doing alot of marabou lately. There is alot to learn. I am pretty successful with natural materials, haven't figured out how to do synthetics yet, but most of...
  11. Thread: Scott G 904-2

    by Bob S
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    I too am a fan of the G series. I have had the 9...

    I too am a fan of the G series. I have had the 9 foot 6 wt. for years now. About 4 years ago I found a 9 foot 5 and a 9 foot 4. Love them too. All are 2 piece.

    Years ago the Scott G series was...
  12. Thread: Dai-Riki Hooks

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    I buy Dai riki's by the 1000 for 3XL hooks. ...

    I buy Dai riki's by the 1000 for 3XL hooks. There are anywhere from none to as many as 3 defects in a hundred hooks, and I throw those away. I don't think I have ever lost a fish due to the hook.
    ...
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    Al Beatty showed me this: For Elk or deer hair,...

    Al Beatty showed me this: For Elk or deer hair, cut 1 flies worth the hair off the hide. Keep the fibers together, all curved in the same direction. Take your thumbnail and pinch the hair with...
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    Sounds like you know how to care for a flyline. ...

    Sounds like you know how to care for a flyline. All I can say is buy a different brand and see how it goes. I have had good luck with my SA trout line and Rio Grand and selective trout models. The...
  15. Thread: Claret

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    I have been dyeing marabou almost every weekend. ...

    I have been dyeing marabou almost every weekend. Fly dye and Veniard both make Claret I think. Do a presoak of materials overnight before dyeing. I use warm to hot water, Dawn liquid dish soap,...
  16. Thread: ?Hackle Guard?

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    You can use various sizes of heat shrink tubing. ...

    You can use various sizes of heat shrink tubing.
    an electronic tech would use this to insulate wires that are soldered together.
    Heat it and it shrinks.
    Of course if you have to buy this stuff,...
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    I have a Ross CLA 4 on my 8 wt. helios. I also...

    I have a Ross CLA 4 on my 8 wt. helios. I also use an Orvis Battenkill large arbor 4. Haven't heard the reel makes a difference in the rods casting. To me it's normal for the dots to fit apart. ...
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    Sometimes there is something too clean about...

    Sometimes there is something too clean about flyfishing, gotta get a little dirty once in a while.
    On themed ideas:
    I fish only green flies if I can go out on St. Patricks day. I also tied up...
  19. Thread: Dyeing

    by Bob S
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    Sounds like the dye didn't get a set. I have no...

    Sounds like the dye didn't get a set. I have no experience with Dylon, but I know the Procion MX uses soda ash to set. This is a warm water method. With Rit, Venyard, Orco or Procion Acid dyes,...
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    If you use the extra fine paint pens, you can dot...

    If you use the extra fine paint pens, you can dot an eye on a 1/8 bead, I have white beads I paint a black dot on for my caddis nymphs.

    Bob
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    Orange and brown can make a burnt orange. I have...

    Orange and brown can make a burnt orange. I have used Venyiard Fiery brown and orange and gotten a burnt orange.

    On the rabbit, I'm not sure why the skin gets brittle. I don't know if it is the...
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    I like Dr. slick tungsten 4" scissors, I use...

    I like Dr. slick tungsten 4" scissors, I use Ghinger nips for smaller work.

    Bob Scheidt
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    I am now buying feathers and marabou to dye...

    I am now buying feathers and marabou to dye different colors. The hunt for good materials is alot of the fun for me.
    I have 25 boxes of rit dye, 30 small bottles of venyard and 12 bottles of...
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    My guess is Scientific Anglers make the lines for...

    My guess is Scientific Anglers make the lines for Orvis.

    Bob Scheidt
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    $200 to $225 seems like a fair deal to me. I...

    $200 to $225 seems like a fair deal to me. I have a few hardys and my fishing bud has bought a few on ebay.

    Bob
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