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    @Wes: Boy, it'd be tough to say who had more...

    @Wes: Boy, it'd be tough to say who had more fun. I'll have to tie with her more and get back to you. ;)

    My daughter has been exposed to fishing and the outdoors from a very early age. I took...
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    My Daughter's First Fly Tying Session

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    My daughter Alex (six years old) this afternoon, spending a bit of quality time at the vise with her very proud father. :D
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    I've actually been pondering this very situation...

    I've actually been pondering this very situation quite a lot over the last couple of weeks. And by "pondering" I mean reading, thinking and experimenting at the vise. Based on my limited...
  4. I've seen fishing of all types in my area of...

    I've seen fishing of all types in my area of Southwestern New Hampshire tapering off for the last twenty years. Other outdoor activities have also been hit and, as everywhere, there seems to be less...
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    Already have the bug?

    I got the fly fishing bug this week. It came on strong as soon as I started having some free time again. I stare out my window at the snow, see the wind chill on the weather channel and feel the...
  6. I actually made good use of that article (and the...

    I actually made good use of that article (and the many others here) when putting together my kit. My first fly was the EZ-Nymph. :)
  7. @Ken: That's troubling news, but not entirely...

    @Ken: That's troubling news, but not entirely surprising. When I got into tying a little over a year ago, I looked around at the various inexpensive "starter" kits and their reviews. I wasn't...
  8. Review of "Cabela's Gunnison Fly-Tying Kit"

    So I'm back after a somewhat extended hiatus from the good old FAOLBB. Life has a way of getting annoying, but things are mostly squared away and I've got me a respectable amount of free time again....
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    I haven't been doing this long enough to really...

    I haven't been doing this long enough to really see any rust, but since fly patches are cheap I just stick the fly on it until it's dry before putting it back in the box. It's easy enough that I...
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    I use a water-based head cement (Orvis branded,...

    I use a water-based head cement (Orvis branded, but there's lots of this stuff out there) and it works well. It also has the added bonus of being initially thin (but you can thicken it by leaving a...
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    How many flies?

    So the season is fast approaching, you're still stuck in your house but the water is rapidly becoming less stiff and you know the fish are mere weeks or even days away from "waking up". Sure, you're...
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    Thanks everyone for replying. As it stands, it...

    Thanks everyone for replying. As it stands, it looks like I'll be saving up for a pair of waders as the first of these purchases and saving the float tube for next year. This isn't exactly what I...
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    Waders vs. Float Tube

    I, like many others I'm sure, am on a budget. This budget is strongly suggesting that this year I'll be able to afford either a pair of waders or a float tube. I'm just starting out in fly fishing,...
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    Wow. And here I am feeling bad about staring at...

    Wow. And here I am feeling bad about staring at my daughter's stuffed animals and pondering the electric shaver I have stuffed in a drawer. ;)
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    It's an abbreviation for cul de(du?) canard,...

    It's an abbreviation for cul de(du?) canard, which is basically the feathers from around a duck's butt-area. They are good because they float well. Some people think they float well because of the...
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    Deep Movie Trailer Voice: "He has a...

    Deep Movie Trailer Voice:

    "He has a water-cooled mouse for surfing the web...

    He has a fifty megabit connection to an internet backbone...

    And a terabyte drive just to hold his bookmarks.
    ...
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    Yeah, pretty much. Although I did hear a...

    Yeah, pretty much. Although I did hear a conservation officer once remark at a seminar that this is only a problem if you stop shooting them. ;)
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    Michael's has a sale on Crystazzi beads starting...

    Michael's has a sale on Crystazzi beads starting this week. Just sayin'. ;)
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    I hear tell that it matters, but not as much as...

    I hear tell that it matters, but not as much as the knot you use to tie on the fly (open loops for streamers/wigglers, etc.). With the tiny mass of most flies, I can easily believe that even the...
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    I picked up some scud hooks a couple of weeks ago...

    I picked up some scud hooks a couple of weeks ago that happened to be offset. I didn't realize it until it was in the vice, but they just look so...off that I straighten them before I tie and will...
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    I think changing the text color of the thread...

    I think changing the text color of the thread titles back to black was a huge improvement over the new blue. The only other color/layout thing that should be changed is that it is now nearly...
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    I just started fly fishing last June, with a set...

    I just started fly fishing last June, with a set of ancient flies my father tied back when men were men and had to wrestle their catch of the day from the cave bears ;), and only started tying a few...
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    I've used these too. All are excellent and...

    I've used these too. All are excellent and different resources.
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    Amazon lists flies

    So I was goofing around, throwing various tying-related search terms at Google and seeing what I could find, when I stumbled across a fly listed on Amazon.com. I was surprised by this and ended up...
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    I have a set of those exact trays, one of which I...

    I have a set of those exact trays, one of which I drag out to the living room if I want to tie in front of the TV. There might be some carpentry in my future. :D
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