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    scott, nice variation with the fox squirrel...

    scott,

    nice variation with the fox squirrel hackle, with some materials getting scarce, im gonna try it on my wire bodied variation.

    thanks
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    scoii, great looking tie as usual. I tie a...

    scoii,
    great looking tie as usual. I tie a variation on this pattern, I use 2 strands of copper brown and one strand of copper uni wire for the abdomen . size br for hooks 12 & 14,and small for 16 &...
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    nice tie Byron, looks like I got something else...

    nice tie Byron, looks like I got something else to try
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    white river, 6 river miles below bull shoals

    white river, 6 river miles below bull shoals
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    thanks ill give it a try, as soon as I get done...

    thanks ill give it a try, as soon as I get done with the other experiments. looks like ill have plenty of time , the high today is supposed to be 20, that's really not thay bad if you live in...
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    yup, im thinking snowshoe underwing with wood...

    yup, im thinking snowshoe underwing with wood duck over. whats the technique ?
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    nice ties Byron, have you ever tried that type of...

    nice ties Byron, have you ever tried that type of wing in a down wing configuration, looking at the shape of the wings of the one in the background, it looks to me like this would be perfect for a...
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    nice ties, just what is congo hair, I have seen...

    nice ties, just what is congo hair, I have seen it referenced a number of times on this site, but have never used it is it a high floatant material
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    reminds me of a mickey finn. nice tie

    reminds me of a mickey finn. nice tie
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    nice looking pattern scott. I couldn't agree...

    nice looking pattern scott.

    I couldn't agree with you more on the quill comment. since my return to trout fishing in 2013, I haven't tied any thing with a quill wing. I turned to soft hackles and...
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    scott, never tied them with a thorax that bushy,...

    scott, never tied them with a thorax that bushy, but I think im going to try it now. good looking fly, love the way the pearl tinsel takes on different shades
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    I know exactly what you mean

    I know exactly what you mean
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    another little trick you could try, is to wrap a...

    another little trick you could try, is to wrap a section of zonked squirrel or rabbit around the hook shank, same as what you would do with a hackle. a few years back a pattern called a pine squirrel...
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    nice looking flies, I tie something similar to...

    nice looking flies, I tie something similar to them, I use a zonker strip for the tail. started tying them in this manner about 7-8 years ago, I got tired of paying big dollars for terrible hackle, I...
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    nice group of flies, try the same variations with...

    nice group of flies, try the same variations with a gold ribbed hares ear, you will not be disappointed.

    nice work
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    scott, ted, I have had just the opposite...

    scott, ted,

    I have had just the opposite experience, I developed a pattern and the original called for brahma hen saddle for a tail. I found that after about 8 fish the tail would disappear, I...
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    byron, my ability with a camera left with...

    byron, my ability with a camera left with kodachrome 64, but if you pm me your address i will be more than happy to send you some of my flies
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    Byron, ive been hackling my soft hackles,...

    Byron,

    ive been hackling my soft hackles, wets, and all fur wets in this manner for about 5years now. it usually requires a length of hackle of 1/4" to 1/2". just enough to get about a wrap and a...
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    nice looking tie Byron. you seem to be skilled at...

    nice looking tie Byron. you seem to be skilled at this type of hackling a fly, so I would like to know if you have tried palmering a fly using the twisted thread method. I don't seem to be able to...
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    yup, I use one of those clips also. it allows me...

    yup, I use one of those clips also. it allows me to gage the hackle length and trim it to the right length before placing in the loop. all I have used this technique for thus far is for soft hackles,...
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    Byron, that is a great technique, which the...

    Byron,

    that is a great technique, which the fact that you've been using it since the 90's, kinda freaks me out. ive been tying since Christmas of 1960 and hadn't seen that style of hackling flies...
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    Byron, nice job, ive been thinking about trying...

    Byron, nice job, ive been thinking about trying the same thing for a while. after seeing your results my next sulphur drys will have deer hair hackles. have you tried the same technique for hackling...
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    got mine today guys, have too wait until tomorrow...

    got mine today guys, have too wait until tomorrow to look at them , my wife quarantines every thing for a day or two. cant wait to see what I got im sure they are all great. thanks to all who...
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    sounds good, i still have high water here, have...

    sounds good, i still have high water here, have had for about 18 months. i do get the occasional low water level and average 8 fish an hour been losing the biger fish lately, i pick up so much weeds...
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    scg thanks for the response, I was beginning...

    scg

    thanks for the response, I was beginning to get worried about you. hope all is well
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