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    yes, I see AMAZON sells 2 different lights for...

    yes, I see AMAZON sells 2 different lights for $7.99. I have a knock off and it works for fly tying. I see a lot buyers use for searching pet stains.
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    Nicely tied fly Scott!

    Nicely tied fly Scott!
  3. Thread: Twisty Wristy

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    My two cents: because I have taken the time and...

    My two cents: because I have taken the time and effort to locate the "natural" bend of the blank when building a rod, I would think the casting orientation of the rod should be in keeping with the...
  4. Thread: Eagle Claw hooks

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    I have only used Eagle Claws for lake fishing....

    I have only used Eagle Claws for lake fishing. Are you tying flies with them? I would appreciate your advising which Eagle Claws you are using for fly tying, if so, and it's equivalent in Mustad,...
  5. Thread: dropper length?

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    Yes whatfly, I recall the same rule of thumb

    Yes whatfly, I recall the same rule of thumb
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    Revived Stonefly Bobbin

    This Stonefly bobbin was useless for almost five years because the "legs" would not hold the threaded spool in place and never provided enough thread tension. I tried rubber bands and was good for a...
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    good quality products are usually worth their...

    good quality products are usually worth their weight in gold. I can see this as a hand-me-down to a next generation fly tyer
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    Hodgman H5 stocking foot waders

    Has anyone purchased and field tested these waders? I think Hodgman came out with these waders last year so experiences may be limited. I started purchasing Hodgman waders since the 60's and have...
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    http:// ...

    http://

    www.c-and-f.co.jp/c_and_f_e/flytyingtool/flytyingtool/index.html
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    when tying in saddle hackle, I usually tie tip...

    when tying in saddle hackle, I usually tie tip end first
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    good review

    good review
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    i follow the Kathy Scott rule: about a 10%...

    i follow the Kathy Scott rule: about a 10% reduction in length when furling each leg. This makes the rpm factor less relevant. I've even seen some use a hand drill mounted with a cup hook.
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    1403214033 I posted this stand I made from...

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    I posted this stand I made from scrap oak and 4 dowels. I can clamp the vise base or stand down if I need to
  14. Thread: Bead size

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    if you can afford it, my suggestion is that you...

    if you can afford it, my suggestion is that you purchase tungsten beads as this is the densest bead material and will sink your fly down the fastest. best of luck
  15. Thread: Bead size

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    http://killroys.com/chart/bead/ this chart is...

    http://killroys.com/chart/bead/

    this chart is a good start but I have found some errors
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    My J Dorin bobbin is my "go to" bobbin. I've had...

    My J Dorin bobbin is my "go to" bobbin. I've had it well over 30 years but mine doesn't have the green cushion. The ease of threading is what makes the Dorin bobbin a gem. My second favorite bobbin...
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    Hook and Hackle. You can contact them directly...

    Hook and Hackle. You can contact them directly for any help during the building process
  18. I think the quality of his tools are excellent....

    I think the quality of his tools are excellent. Unfortunately his push is for the use of CDC utilzing his tools has a limited market here in the USA
  19. Thread: Knot?

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    see the end of the video where a spring loaded...

    see the end of the video where a spring loaded fly clamp is used. good luck

    http://midcurrent.com/knots/how-to-tie-the-davy-knot-and-double-davy-knot/
  20. Thread: Knot?

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    I like both the Orvis knot and the double Davy...

    I like both the Orvis knot and the double Davy knot
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    New York has been blessed with publicly...

    New York has been blessed with publicly accessible rivers and streams. The Catskills and the Adirondacks are the most notable regions in the state. The fishing pressure can be high especially in the...
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    Heat shrink tubes are useless. Nail knot on the...

    Heat shrink tubes are useless. Nail knot on the fly line end ONLY (not the looped end) of the braided loop and apply a drop of super glue. Also, clean the fly line end thoroughly before attaching the...
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    nice looking nymph and looks easy to tie

    nice looking nymph and looks easy to tie
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    Ted Thanks for the advice. I suspected it was...

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    Thanks for the advice. I suspected it was too good to be true
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    Dyeing GSP thread

    Anyone dye GSP tying thread? I have two sizes of white GSP tying thread and thinking about dyeing a needed length of thread with a Sharpie pen. What do you think?
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