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    Thank you for picking up what I was laying down!...

    Thank you for picking up what I was laying down! No need for pictures for you!

    ;)
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    That system uses a lot of expensive cans of air...

    That system uses a lot of expensive cans of air for small batches... and the wad I had (it is somewhat smaller now...) was huge. I did not poke holes, either... mea culpa!
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    Now you bring up the truly embarrassing part......

    Now you bring up the truly embarrassing part... yes, I was sweaty! Yes, when I got out of the shower this morning there was plenty of 'rat fur on the towel...
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    Good to hear from you, too Larry! That was a few...

    Good to hear from you, too Larry! That was a few moons ago, for sure. I did just get a bunch of those Mearn's quail and really like tying with them.
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    I Know Better Than That!!!!!!!!!

    Just shaking my head at myself... dug out some muskrat skins and cut all the dark hair from one entire skin. It makes a pretty good size wad of dubbing. But I could not find the carding combs and the...
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    Across SE Asia they have restaurants where you...

    Across SE Asia they have restaurants where you fish for your meal... usually freshwater shrimp in the highest pond... the water from each pond runs downhill to another restaurant "pond" with slightly...
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    Some Interesting Materials

    I am helping a friend sell some of her late husband's tying materials. To start we have three pieces of 100% legal polar bear (collected prior to the 1972 Marine Mammals Protection Act) fur. I...
  8. Thread: Mini Munker

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    Another thought would be to look how dark they...

    Another thought would be to look how dark they turn when wetted...
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    I have one very similar, but quite a bit...

    I have one very similar, but quite a bit bigger... and it holds... tools! ;) None of wich relate to fly tying! ;)

    They are nice boxes, my problem is my stuff is at the point where large totes are...
  10. Thread: Trout Rock Series

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    The Alaska Mary Ann would fit right in that line...

    The Alaska Mary Ann would fit right in that line up!

    Nice and sparse, too. The way fish like them! ;)
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    Very nicely done!

    Very nicely done!
  12. Thread: Fore and Aft legs

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    For some reason Wally Wings just appeal to me....

    For some reason Wally Wings just appeal to me. Nicely done.
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    Beautiful partridge and orange variation! I tie...

    Beautiful partridge and orange variation! I tie hundreds of the ordinary every year and use them a lot, but I think you just changed the look of my fly box! Copper is becoming far more common in my...
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    Hull design is a monster-sized topic! Flat bottom...

    Hull design is a monster-sized topic! Flat bottom jon boats have a lot of "reserve bouyancy" which means they ride nice and flat... until suddenly they don't. For flat calm they are the most stable....
  15. Forgot to add loads... for rifles I almost...

    Forgot to add loads... for rifles I almost exclusively use Barnes solid copper X bullets. For most handguns I use hardcast lead bullets for reliable penetration. I use my own handloads exclusively.
  16. If hunting, guiding, or guarding photographers a...

    If hunting, guiding, or guarding photographers a short barreled bolt action rifle with a very low power scope. I have used many from 30-06 to 375H&H AI. I currently carry a 30-06 usually. If fishing...
  17. I remember well our previous discussions on bear...

    I remember well our previous discussions on bear spray. After decades of experience and I would suggest, more direct experience with bears than all members of AOL combined, I have had multiple...
  18. Last month I lost a friend to a bear attack. Dan...

    Last month I lost a friend to a bear attack. Dan Schilling was a mile or so from his home and absolutely not a novice around bears. He lived in a densely bear-inhabited area near Hope, AK.

    Dan had...
  19. Thread: Deer Hair Hackle

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    Nice! I have often felt the hackle growers did...

    Nice! I have often felt the hackle growers did tiers and themselves a serious disservice. They asked us to find other ways to float flies and and tiers did!
  20. Thread: Montana Brassie

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    Nicely done! This is commonly seen up here as...

    Nicely done!

    This is commonly seen up here as a trout fly in just about every size, but mostly small and very, very sparsely dressed. Like 5 or 6 hairs in the wing...
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    Bear Story...

    Wildly!!! While I was tapping out the last missive I was distracted by every dog in the neighborhood going nuts! As the baying, barking, and whatever you call the other sounds dogs make increased I...
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    Same motor source, but they build their own...

    Same motor source, but they build their own hulls, mostly. As they are small boats they do not need really thick aluminum, but it is still heavier than the typical jon boat. The bottoms are covered...
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    Marco, these are strictly for fun and their own...

    Marco, these are strictly for fun and their own amusement. There is a small group of guys building and running them up here and they are a social bunch for the most part.

    One of my "second sons"...
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    Thank you Marco, I am happy you liked them. The...

    Thank you Marco, I am happy you liked them. The boats are just for fun, but fishing and hunting access is the driver. There are a couple outfits making them now up here though. The first edition they...
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    I understand completely! My granddaughter caught...

    I understand completely! My granddaughter caught her two silvers this morning, 100% legally and ethically. She is counting the numbers of people she is feeding with every fish. My grandson caught one...
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