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  1. Thread: Quill Softening

    by Beaver
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    I've never worked with porcupine quills. So...

    I've never worked with porcupine quills. So couldn't say. It definitely kept the quills I was working with softer and more manageable than the water or steam that I was using before.
  2. Thread: Quill Softening

    by Beaver
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    Yes. I've doing this for awhile now. Works well...

    Yes. I've doing this for awhile now. Works well keeping the peacock quillsSoft. Been tying my quildigon nymphs and coating them with UV resin without any problems.
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    They will work fine. Sometimes guys will tie a...

    They will work fine. Sometimes guys will tie a smaller fly on a larger hook just for the extra hook gap. Have fun with it.
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    Ron, So sorry to hear of your wife's passing. ...

    Ron,
    So sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Cancer!:mad: What horrible disease. Remember the good times and the love you two shared. Take care.
    Beaver
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    I like to use a split thread for things like CDC...

    I like to use a split thread for things like CDC collars or small dubbing balls. I will use a dubbing loop for larger amounts of dubbing and larger amounts of material.
  6. Thread: A Perfect Day

    by Beaver
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    You underestimate yourself as a guide. Those are...

    You underestimate yourself as a guide. Those are some fantastic trout and what a memory she will have of this occasion. Congratulations!
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    Scott, Unique pattern, impressive tie and SBS....

    Scott,

    Unique pattern, impressive tie and SBS. Nicely done as always.
    Thanks for the lesson on that one.

    Beaver
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    Got my feathers today Alan. Really nice stuff. ...

    Got my feathers today Alan. Really nice stuff. Thanks.

    Beaver
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    There is fishing in Southern Cal. Within 50-60...

    There is fishing in Southern Cal. Within 50-60 miles there is some native trout fishing in the creeks above Los Angeles. The reservoirs around the LA area hold planted trout and bass. The surf...
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    Sagefisher, Thanks for the report. Sounds...

    Sagefisher,

    Thanks for the report. Sounds like everyone had a great time. Montana, what a great place to fish. I haven't fished the Missouri yet. On my next time list.

    Beaver
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    Neat pattern. I tie a surfworm pattern with...

    Neat pattern. I tie a surfworm pattern with similar legs. Really neat tip to keep the legs out of the way. Thanks for the link and all the great SBSs you do for the site.

    Beaver
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    I braided loop all my saltwater lines together...

    I braided loop all my saltwater lines together (shooting head, running line and backing) ala Blanton style. Never had a problem in 4 years. Caught anything between a 6" perch to a 3 foot shark. ...
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    For all my sinking and intermediate lines I make...

    For all my sinking and intermediate lines I make my own braided loop. For my floating lines I use a short piece of mono with a perfection loop and needle knot it to the end of the line if it doesn't...
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    Nice. Have to try that next time. Hope I...

    Nice. Have to try that next time. Hope I remember it at the time.

    Beaver
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    Whoa!!! That's a great fish. One of my favorite...

    Whoa!!! That's a great fish. One of my favorite float tube lakes. Congrats on a unbelievable catch. Is that one of your own patterns? Thanks for the report.

    Beaver
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    Hmmm. Long time no hear. Good to see you...

    Hmmm. Long time no hear. Good to see you posting again, John. Hope to continue to see your posts. Happy Holidays to you.

    Beaver
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    PT Thanks for the report. Always a fun lake...

    PT

    Thanks for the report. Always a fun lake to fish. Headed up there for a day next month.

    Beaver
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    I usually use a two fly setup in the surf here. ...

    I usually use a two fly setup in the surf here. A size 2 clouser with dumbell eyes about 3" long with a size 6 surf worm pattern with bead chain eyes. I have had good luck using a size 10 three way...
  19. Thread: Magnification

    by Beaver
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    I have a Magnivisor. It works well. The good...

    I have a Magnivisor. It works well. The good thing is you can tie anywhere you want. In front of the TV, on a tray and I take it to the mountains and tie there. I tie down to a size 22 with no...
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    I make a loop from braided mono then loop to loop...

    I make a loop from braided mono then loop to loop a furled leader to that.

    Beaver
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    Thanks for the heads up Beaver

    Thanks for the heads up

    Beaver
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    I too would highly recommend Cravens book. ...

    I too would highly recommend Cravens book.
    Beaver
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    Thanks for the pictorials Scott. Beautiful...

    Thanks for the pictorials Scott. Beautiful country. Well done.
    Thanks again
    Beaver
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    Really enjoyed the video. Great job and a lot of...

    Really enjoyed the video. Great job and a lot of action, beautiful scenery. Well done. The only upsetting thing is there is a trout in every likely spot in the video. That never happens to me. Ha...
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    Sweet. Thanks Dave Beaver

    Sweet. Thanks Dave

    Beaver
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