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  1. When I first saw the finished fly, I thought it...

    When I first saw the finished fly, I thought it was way beyond my skills, too. After watching the video, it seems very doable. Excellent design that makes the tying relatively straightforward.

    I...
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    Byron this fascinates me as well. It is not just...

    Byron this fascinates me as well. It is not just river to river or stretch to stretch differences. It can be same day, different fishermen. Confidence explains some of it; presentation as well.
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    Looks like a Hedgehog fly. Here's an SBS. ...

    Looks like a Hedgehog fly.

    Here's an SBS.

    http://www.completefisher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7301

    and another:
    http:// http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=81607
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    When you get down close and look at a trout...

    When you get down close and look at a trout stream, there's a lot of stuff floating down the river. Most of it is not trout food. I think trout learn to ignore stuff that's not food. They are looking...
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    Violet (purple) is right next to UV in the color...

    Violet (purple) is right next to UV in the color spectrum. As far as light goes, UV is only special because it's outside the range of human vision. If our eyes had photo detectors for UV wavelengths,...
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    My deepest thanks to Ladyfisher and to all the...

    My deepest thanks to Ladyfisher and to all the FAOL writers, admins, editors and forum contributors!

    I learned much of my fly fishing knowledge here, and that is one of my greatest treasures.
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    I like Uni-stretch a lot. The stretchieness is...

    I like Uni-stretch a lot. The stretchieness is useful because it allows some give to hold softer materials without too much tension.
    I use it for ribbing and bodies. I also use it to tie in soft...
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    Are you using saddle hackle? If so, try fewer...

    Are you using saddle hackle? If so, try fewer wraps. New saddles are so stiff and dense that they don't need as much as classic style, especially for lakes.

    Hope this works, I hate twisted...
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    Heavily hackled flies can cause twisting. Over 10...

    Heavily hackled flies can cause twisting. Over 10 years ago, A.K. Best wrote that stiffer, genetic saddle hackles could twist leaders, even on standard patterns that didn't twist before. He found...
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    C&F Fly Threaders work great. You can use them on...

    C&F Fly Threaders work great. You can use them on stream, or load up a threader with several flies ready to attach to tippet. I often use them with small flies that have material over the hook eye. ...
  11. I fish a pattern like the Flicted Damsel but with...

    I fish a pattern like the Flicted Damsel but with a shorter tail that is unwrapped. In the water, the marabou straightens out naturally. It works well for bluegills and bass.

    Since damsel nymphs...
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    I've seen this type of behavior many times in...

    I've seen this type of behavior many times in lakes and haven't solved it. Like you, I empty my midge box when I see all this activity and no bugs hatching.

    Did you scan the surface intently and...
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    Could we get a better look at it? A bigger...

    Could we get a better look at it?

    A bigger image with a contrasting background (white, black or light green paper) would help us solve your mystery.
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    Too true, Kaboom. And I think fly fishermen...

    Too true, Kaboom. And I think fly fishermen especially have a hard time leaving simple things simple. My vest is proof.

    I mostly use a rod length line for small stream Tenkara, but I often carry a...
  15. awesome! That shows exactly what we want to know.

    awesome! That shows exactly what we want to know.
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    Most UV LED lights will work with any UV resin...

    Most UV LED lights will work with any UV resin sold for fly tying, e.g. UV LED's sold for finding scorpions or pet urine stains. The ones for curing UV nail polish definitely work.

    The quality...
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    Do you use loop to loop to attach the snells? ...

    Do you use loop to loop to attach the snells?

    Ahh, that solves two problems, tippet through hook eye and tying a knot in cold weather.

    I guess I'm a wimp. When it's too cold for me to tie...
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    Try a C&F threader in a store with your midges....

    Try a C&F threader in a store with your midges. They work very well for exactly what you're describing.

    The C&F threaders help either on river or at home. For me, pre threading flies at home with...
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    Another vote for C&F threaders. C&F also makes...

    Another vote for C&F threaders. C&F also makes some matching "threader" fly boxes, and they can hold pre-threaded flies. Really convenient as you can thread multiple flies on a single threader.
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    Thanks Silver. I like your concept. It covers...

    Thanks Silver.

    I like your concept. It covers many patterns.
    Emergence is a dynamic process
    Stillborn/cripples are stuck at some point in the process.

    Therefor emerger/cripples can look...
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    Based on the bugs that I see in the water,...

    Based on the bugs that I see in the water, horizontal seems closer to real bugs trapped in the film, but vertical seems to get me more strikes. I think the fish can spot the vertical body hanging...
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    Cripples - horizontal or vertical?

    I always thought that cripple patterns like the original Quigley Cripple were tied to float vertically - with the wing straight up and the hook shaft almost straight down. I've also noticed that when...
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    I finally tied a carnage! Carnage green drakes in...

    I finally tied a carnage! Carnage green drakes in both parachute and cripple styles. They don't look as good as Scott's (no surprise), but both caught fish, even without a drake hatch, and both...
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    Looks like a great fly. Simple to tie and works...

    Looks like a great fly. Simple to tie and works great.

    It reminds me of Ralph Cutter's EC Caddis: He says the change from palmered hackle to the parachute transformed it to his best fly. He also...
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    This post details how to DIY a NZ style strike...

    This post details how to DIY a NZ style strike indicator using off-the-shelf parts:
    http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17869
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