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  1. Three days of raising temperatures and a sunny...

    Three days of raising temperatures and a sunny day that is warming shallow pools will make the brookies in he Shenandoah National Park streams more active. Cast a Griffith Gnat to the head of he...
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    First trout I caught on a dry fly that I tied was...

    First trout I caught on a dry fly that I tied was an ant that sank. I was sitting on bank of the Rapidan River (VA) watching several brook trout while I ate my lunch. I guess they got use to me...
  3. Thread: Tactics

    by Fisherman John
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    Observation: Sunny day, near noon with sun from...

    Observation: Sunny day, near noon with sun from behind fisherman. Assume: late spring to mid summer.
    If recently stocked trout standing may be OK, if wild or stocked trout that have reverted to...
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    Read almost daily, especially fly tying. Post...

    Read almost daily, especially fly tying. Post occasionally, whenever I think I can add some useful information. 67, demo fly tying at TU meetings, still fish but not as often as I would like to;...
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    Ask for patches (6" by 12" depending on how many...

    Ask for patches (6" by 12" depending on how many flies you will ever tie) of hair from various parts of the body, top of back, flank, belly and the entire tail to use in a variety of different flies....
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    If you are having a problem with the dubbing just...

    If you are having a problem with the dubbing just spinning around the thread try to take a wrap of the thread around the hook catching a little of the dubbing to anchor one end to help get a tighter...
  7. I guess I'm now one of those "old geezers". ...

    I guess I'm now one of those "old geezers". Haven't bought a new piece of flyfishing equipment other than a new pair of boots to replace the ones I've worn out and occasionally a spool of tippet. ...
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    I recommend taking a beginning fly tying class...

    I recommend taking a beginning fly tying class and attending a TU or FFF meeting where they may have fly tying demonstrations to learn tying techniques and use of various materials. If that isn't...
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    Many times in history the same thing has been...

    Many times in history the same thing has been invented by different people or reinvented again and again. Necessity is the mother of invention. If you have never seen it before and it is new to you...
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    I have two vices the Dyna-King Kingfisher...

    I have two vices the Dyna-King Kingfisher pedestal and the DanaVice rotary clamp on. I use my Dyna-King the most as I mostly tie smaller dry and wet flies sizes 12 to 20 and really like how my left...
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    Fish both bamboo and graphite. Use a 4wt bamboo...

    Fish both bamboo and graphite. Use a 4wt bamboo to fish with dry flies on small mountain streams; I like the feel of the slow action for casting short distances. Use graphite for bigger steams and...
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    Summer: Foam Beetle Winter: Griffith Gnat

    Summer: Foam Beetle
    Winter: Griffith Gnat
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    Another vote for the DanVise. I use it to tie...

    Another vote for the DanVise. I use it to tie big flies and those where it is easier to tie in material by rotating the fly, i.e. palmered hackle on a Woolybugger, etc. I learned on a DynaKing and...
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    I am basically a cold water fly fisherman but my...

    I am basically a cold water fly fisherman but my favorite warm water fly is the Jack GartsideGurgler. I've caught lots of sunfish, small-mouth bass and large-mouth bass with it. Go to FAOL Fly...
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    I have a tool box that holds all my fly tying...

    I have a tool box that holds all my fly tying tools and threads and some materials that I take to the monthly TU meeting to demo fly tying. It has plastic puka's (that's Hawaiian for little holes)...
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    Another reason for barb-less hooks, but I'm sure...

    Another reason for barb-less hooks, but I'm sure the pain was worth it!
    John
  17. Grizzly, Brown, White, Dun rooster capes/necks...

    Grizzly, Brown, White, Dun rooster capes/necks then a dark brown hen back with motley pattern of brown and black and a grouse skin. That's the order of what I use the most of.

    John
  18. Brook trout males are much more colorful...

    Brook trout males are much more colorful especially during fall spawning.

    When you clean them for dinner, the females have eggs, ha!
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    Use them for legs on nymphs. John

    Use them for legs on nymphs.

    John
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    Once you think you have run the line correctly...

    Once you think you have run the line correctly gently pull on the line to put a slight bend in the rod, if you missed a guide it will be readily apparent. Better to check it when you are assembling...
  21. Thread: Winter

    by Fisherman John
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    If we get three days of rising temperatures check...

    If we get three days of rising temperatures check the mountain stream levels. If levels are not too high or too low and it isn't raining or snoweing then go fishing for brook trout. I use a...
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    The Northern Virginia Chapter is also helping...

    The Northern Virginia Chapter is also helping with "Brook" Trout in the classroom. What a great idea! See following websites about what we are doing and where to go to get help if you are...
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    You get much so more by seeing a fly tied then by...

    You get much so more by seeing a fly tied then by just reading about it and looking at the pictures in a book. Once you can imitate the techniques demonstrated you can tie any of the recipes in a...
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    I tie 100% of the dozen flies I use the most. ...

    I tie 100% of the dozen flies I use the most. The only flies I use that I haven?t tied are ones given to me or when I go to a new stream, visit a fly shop for advice and then I buy a couple...
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    A few flies, Mr. Rapidan, Red Squirrel Tail...

    A few flies, Mr. Rapidan, Red Squirrel Tail Nymph, etc., I tie in accordance with the pattern but I sometimes tie them a little sparser or thicker than the original. I change the color of the post...
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