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  1. Thread: Montana Nymph

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    Same here, although I haven't fished one for a...

    Same here, although I haven't fished one for a long time. Nice to see somebody still tying them.
  2. Thread: Annoying PM's

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    Got another one today. It's definitely in...

    Got another one today.

    It's definitely in Vietnamese, something about eliminating stinging warts forever.
  3. Thread: Annoying PM's

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    That's your computer (or the software that powers...

    That's your computer (or the software that powers this site) trying to interpret unicode as ASCII. The original was either in a non-Roman alphabet (like Chinese) or a Roman alphabet with lots of...
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    They had models 13, 14, and 15, in increasing...

    They had models 13, 14, and 15, in increasing order (I think) of quality of hardware. At least that's how I understand it.
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    It does appear to be an HI number. "14" is the...

    It does appear to be an HI number. "14" is the model number in terms of quality; "8 1/2" is the length. I have no idea what the 5 meant, but it probably wasn't a line weight. AFTMA line weights...
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    I'm not sure that there are still six people on...

    I'm not sure that there are still six people on this BB, but I'll participate if will help you get a quorum.
  7. Thread: SHHAN question

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    They appear to be different products. I've...

    They appear to be different products.

    I've never use the nylon version. It seems like it might prevent penetrating the thread.
  8. The link to gofundme site is...

    The link to gofundme site is https://gf.me/u/yyma9x.
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    As you should be. I don't often comment on your...

    As you should be. I don't often comment on your posts, but I've been following along the whole time and rooting for her.
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    Thanks for posting that site. Just donated; I'd...

    Thanks for posting that site. Just donated; I'd much rather give my money to charities where I know of someone has been helped rather than ones that might be complete scams.
  11. Thread: Calf Killer

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    Interesting history. Remarkably similar names...

    Interesting history. Remarkably similar names for similar flies. Parallel evolution, I guess.
  12. Thread: Calf Killer

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    Did the name come about because it's a variant of...

    Did the name come about because it's a variant of the Bloody Butcher?
  13. Thread: Thread Stopper

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    "Zyzzyva".

    "Zyzzyva".
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    Ingenious method! Thanks for sharing.

    Ingenious method! Thanks for sharing.
  15. Thread: Tattered Flies

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    As long as a fly is still catching fish, I'll...

    As long as a fly is still catching fish, I'll leave it on. A beat-up fly often out fishes a new one.
  16. Thread: Bracken Clock

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    Bracken clock (the insect) is pretty much the...

    Bracken clock (the insect) is pretty much the same as Coch y Bonddu (the insect). Both of the artificials by those names go back hundreds of years.
  17. That was a great read! Thanks for posting.

    That was a great read! Thanks for posting.
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    I agree. The guy is a urologist from...

    I agree. The guy is a urologist from Fredricksburg, VA, and my immediate thought on seeing it was that "I hope I don't get kidney failure in Fredricksburg." It is a number of years old, however,...
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    No, I think the guys trying to market his...

    No, I think the guys trying to market his surgical robot. I've seen other clips of the device where you can see the more of the machine.
  20. Thread: Zlon

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    Blue Ribbon Flies: ...

    Blue Ribbon Flies: http://www.blue-ribbon-flies.com/shop/category/fly_tying_materials/zelon/
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    That's something which has annoyed me for years. ...

    That's something which has annoyed me for years. I still see it regularly, especially on eBay.

    It is possible for a robot to tie a fly, but results aren't very pleasing:

    ...
  22. Thread: McMurray Ant

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    I keep promising myself the same thing. They...

    I keep promising myself the same thing. They really worked.
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    If you mean under a dry fly, no. Usually part of...

    If you mean under a dry fly, no. Usually part of a team of wets, and usually at point. Under trees, the ant gets most of the attention.
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    For a dry imitation of carpenter ants, it's hard...

    For a dry imitation of carpenter ants, it's hard to beat a dubbed parachute style in a size 14.

    Don't forget wet ants as well. A thread ant in a size 16 is my go-to in late summer.
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    Nice use of that chukar.

    Nice use of that chukar.
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