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    While an interesting anecdote, it does negate the...

    While an interesting anecdote, it does negate the single biggest advantage of the Comparadun, i.e. that you do not need to use hackle. I'm also a bit suspicious about hackle adding that much...
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    Great tie. Bet this pattern will float for a...

    Great tie. Bet this pattern will float for a while. Seems like a bit of overkill, unless it is meant as a skater?

    Nice tie, and thanks.
  3. Thread: Free Book

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    Good tip, thanks. Looks like a longer version of...

    Good tip, thanks. Looks like a longer version of the Fly Tier article published a few years back.
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    You have to love a town newspaper that publishes...

    You have to love a town newspaper that publishes steelhead fly patterns.
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    Good bug although I have found that a thread body...

    Good bug although I have found that a thread body and a sparse wing tied EHC style is sufficient for my waters.
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    That sure is a striking color combination. Not...

    That sure is a striking color combination. Not sure when you would fish it, but it sure does stand out.

    Have you tried Superhair/Ultrahair tied Jujubee Midge style? Would fit this motif well,...
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    Yeah, have same problem with the Rogue Stones. ...

    Yeah, have same problem with the Rogue Stones. One solution which a friend of mine used by I have not tried yet is to just coat the heck out of the head with Fleximent. Should have minimal effect...
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    Did not realize Lawson originated that style. A...

    Did not realize Lawson originated that style. A nice demonstration of how there is nothing new under the sun. Those dubbed bodies are just a bit too high maintenance for me, though. River I fish...
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    Very nice pattern, especially for a...

    Very nice pattern, especially for a hopper/dropper rig. Thanks for sharing, Scott. Fished a very similiar pattern with a bullet head/wing of black elk (maybe moose?) called the "Fluttering Stone"...
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    "Tactical" perhaps? Personally I mostly ignore...

    "Tactical" perhaps? Personally I mostly ignore the hype and just use the standard hooks for the majority of my nymphs, even when 'euro-nymphing'. When I need a jig hook, I tend to gravitate to...
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    First and a bit off topic, Silver Creek, I admire...

    First and a bit off topic, Silver Creek, I admire your encyclopedic posts greatly, although this one sounds like a repost (and yes, have heard the complaints about the stomach pump, so much so I only...
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    Beautiful dyeing job on the pheasant. I...

    Beautiful dyeing job on the pheasant. I especially like how the contrasts developed in the collar hackle. The half-pounders should really like this fly in Autumn.
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    Barred Flashabou or Krystal Flash would be...

    Barred Flashabou or Krystal Flash would be adequate, but not exactly the same thing (Flashabou is wider, Krystal Flash has less motion). Grizzly hackle is the original material and Senyo's Predator...
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    Very nice tie. Thank you for sharing, Scott.

    Very nice tie. Thank you for sharing, Scott.
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    Tend to favor "Web Wing" which is just...

    Tend to favor "Web Wing" which is just polypropylene I suspect (no different than Congo Hair), and "Hi Viz" which is a much shinier product in a variety of colors. Neither become transparent when...
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    Melk, Are you tying in by the tip or the butt?...

    Melk,

    Are you tying in by the tip or the butt? Some people actually pull off one side of the feather before tying, and if you are going to err, err on the side of the lighter the better.

    If...
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    Not exactly sure what you mean by the 'barbules...

    Not exactly sure what you mean by the 'barbules falling off'. Is that after or while you are tying? If you are using feathers from one of those little bags, I'm no surprised you are having issues...
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    Considering I can get more than twice the amount...

    Considering I can get more than twice the amount of Amnesia for less than they want for a single spool, not sure I would be willing to change. Only difference is you have to get two spools of...
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    The generic shop brands from BassPro/Cabelas...

    The generic shop brands from BassPro/Cabelas regularly get good reviews and come in all price brackets. I'd also look at the Lamson Liquid especially in the 3 pack configuration which is hard to...
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    Interesting tie but why would one want a mouse...

    Interesting tie but why would one want a mouse pattern to dive? Undoubtedly it will work, especially for bass, but it seems a bit contrary to the idea of the pattern, which is supposed to be a...
  21. Thread: Wing type

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    And to add to the nomenclature, it was also...

    And to add to the nomenclature, it was also referred to as a "Pullover" by Ned Long. "Hacklestacker" was coined by Bob Quigley I believe, although he knew Ned so he must have done it to distinguish...
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    Very nice tie, Alberto. I forgot who wrote the...

    Very nice tie, Alberto. I forgot who wrote the article, but it has been pointed out that the ears and eyes are probably more for the tier than the fish, so I tend to favor patterns that emphasize...
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    Perhaps someone who knows more about the details...

    Perhaps someone who knows more about the details can chime in, but it is my understanding that UV flashlights shine at specific wavelengths whereas sunlight covers a much broader spectrum (sic.),...
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    Thanks for the heads up, Hap. For some reason,...

    Thanks for the heads up, Hap. For some reason, this one never showed up on my radar. One does not think of Dec Hogan as a tier due to his spey/steelheading reputation, and I do not know Marty...
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