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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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    scg you get my flies yet ???

    scg

    you get my flies yet ???
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    sent you a half dozen "duckstones" yesterday,...

    sent you a half dozen "duckstones" yesterday, keep any spares i dont need any back. duckstone is what i decided to name my ptottype stone fly nymph. the reason is, if you dont slow down your forward...
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    cliff, sorry for the case of cranialrectitus....

    cliff,

    sorry for the case of cranialrectitus. nice tie, I mentioned the wired body version,
    hook: lightning strike js2 size 16
    thread: 8/0 camel & 8/0 hot orange
    bead: tungsten , copper 3/32...
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    scott, nice tie. about three or four years ago...

    scott,

    nice tie. about three or four years ago I came up with a wire body version of this pattern, its my go to fly june till September.

    thanks for reminding me i need to tie up a couple dozen...
  7. Thread: Hook Size

    by john52948
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    I used mustad for hook sizing as a standard for...

    I used mustad for hook sizing as a standard for years. somewhere around 2010 or so they resized to supposedly get to the standard the all other manufacturers were using. I still haven't gotten over...
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    ive been tieing all fur soft hackles for 3 or 4...

    ive been tieing all fur soft hackles for 3 or 4 years now, and I find that using a pine squirrel hide that has been zonked, works best for me it makes it a lot easier to get the end tips straight...
  9. Thread: New ties

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    lee, I think whishes and fishes in bull shoals...

    lee, I think whishes and fishes in bull shoals Arkansas still has his mail order end open
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    rick, nice looking ties. the last 5 or 6 years,...

    rick, nice looking ties. the last 5 or 6 years, ive gone off the deep end with soft hackles. pretty much all i tie any more. i have been tieing them on a tactical/ jig style hook with a tungsten...
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    ive been considering tying some dries with deer...

    ive been considering tying some dries with deer hair hackle. using a dubbing loop for a while, after seeing your results, its time for me to get off my butt and give it a try, nice looking tie scott
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    im in if it goes, ill try and come up with a...

    im in if it goes, ill try and come up with a prototype of some sort
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    love them, I like the snowshoe for wings and...

    love them, I like the snowshoe for wings and dubbed bodies. nothing floats like it. try a spinner, use bucktail for the tail, dub the abdomen and thorax with snowshoe, and snowshoe for the spent...
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    you hit the bulls eye as far as im concerned

    you hit the bulls eye as far as im concerned
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    stcroixguy, not a big deal, I was just being a...

    stcroixguy,
    not a big deal, I was just being a horses butt.

    I have a little interest in norm and his flies, I have a nephew who lives in oxford ct. so having a little knowledge of whats working...
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    norm, nice pics, thanks for posting them,but...

    norm,

    nice pics, thanks for posting them,but where is that great rendition of a ,"frenchie", that you tied ?
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    got some good looking stuff in the mail today,...

    got some good looking stuff in the mail today, thanks to all involved, especially saint Croix guy. thanks for your efforts and the bodkin
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    nice tie scott, reminds me of a mickey finn, I...

    nice tie scott,

    reminds me of a mickey finn, I tie the same style pattern, but use all rabbit fur . a short zonker strip for a tail, loop dub the body, and palmer a zonker strip for the...
  19. Thread: Molten Core

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    I fish a lot of midge patterns where I live, and...

    I fish a lot of midge patterns where I live, and after seeing this I can think of a couple dozen variations I can try. good looking pattern, thanks for the food for thought.
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    checks in the mail

    checks in the mail
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    this doesn't answer your weight question but, the...

    this doesn't answer your weight question but, the counter sunk beads are made for use on standard style hooks, 3906,3906b,9671, 9672, eic..........the slotted beads are made for use on tactical style...
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    can some one help me out with toe tags, I was...

    can some one help me out with toe tags, I was thinking of something simple, like a piece of tape with my entry number on It attached to the fly and then supplying further info on the web site.
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    size 18 wired pheasant tail flymph

    size 18 wired pheasant tail flymph
  24. Thread: wired PT

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    wired PT

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    created this pattern about three years ago and It has done well for me . It Is a cross between a wired bas@#$%, a pattern shown to me In 1966, and a pheasant tail nymph. I also tie a soft hackle...
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    well................why don't we try and do a...

    well................why don't we try and do a swap. how about a what ever you want to tie swap.
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