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    I received some the first time he made the offer...

    I received some the first time he made the offer and was VERY happy with the number of colors (20) and the amount of yarn. Amount of each yarn (30’) is at least as much as you will find packaged at...
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    Not knowing anything about how you cast, I am...

    Not knowing anything about how you cast, I am going to guess you are releasing the line before you come to the stop at the end of the forward cast.
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    Neat wings. What type of feathers did you use for...

    Neat wings. What type of feathers did you use for them?
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    That twisted copper makes a cool jewellike...

    That twisted copper makes a cool jewellike pattern for the body. Neat application of wire!
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    15842 Scott here is an image of it. Hook. #2...

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    Scott
    here is an image of it.
    Hook. #2 8X long
    Tail. Brown calf tail
    Body. Deer hair spun and clipped
    Collar. Yellow hackle wound on as a collar with unclipped deer hair around...
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    Scott really like your “muddled” flies. I was...

    Scott really like your “muddled” flies.
    I was reading Bates’ Streamer Fly Tying and Flies and saw a pattern called the injured minnow. Its a full spun deer hair body streamer. With all the spun deer...
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    Thanks Byron I just tried it and it makes it a...

    Thanks Byron I just tried it and it makes it a lot easier!
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    Great looking fly! I think that would make a...

    Great looking fly! I think that would make a great steelhead fly in larger sizes. BTW I really enjoy all the flies that you and Byron H post here!
  9. Thread: Old accessories

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    I had one of the green ones from the mid 90's. It...

    I had one of the green ones from the mid 90's. It came on a lanyard with lots of clips for tools. I think it was marketed as a minimalist gear setup. A few flies and a spool of tippet are all you...
  10. Thread: Hazel's Muddler

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    Scott, I like both versions, the large head seems...

    Scott, I like both versions, the large head seems more like a floater and the small head a wet version.
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    Brown trout on a hornberg, I think it was 1967 or...

    Brown trout on a hornberg, I think it was 1967 or 68.
  12. Scrambled eggs cut into strips, diced fried spam,...

    Scrambled eggs cut into strips, diced fried spam, chopped green onions, added to ramen pride soup. Fried spam, lettuce, and HELLMANs mayo sandwich, just had one couple days ago. Diced spam, fried...
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    Wow, that bluegill would make a fish dinner by...

    Wow, that bluegill would make a fish dinner by itself!
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    Winter steelheading, a two degree rise in temp...

    Winter steelheading, a two degree rise in temp could mean a much more active fish willing to bite. Below 42 degrees, the colder the water the slower the presentation and also the slower the water the...
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    Castwell knot on 6 wt or smaller and albright on...

    Castwell knot on 6 wt or smaller and albright on anything larger
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    I don't like the braided loops because of a few...

    I don't like the braided loops because of a few failures. I use the Castwell knot on six wt and smaller and an albright on anything larger. I do have some lines with the welded loops and have not had...
  17. That was a good read! Thanks

    That was a good read! Thanks
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    In Ohio you can float through but can't touch...

    In Ohio you can float through but can't touch bottom if it is posted.
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    i've used them as an emerger especially for PMD's...

    i've used them as an emerger especially for PMD's out west. Can't say that they work all the time, but when all else failed I have used them with some success. It is such a weird looking fly that I...
  20. Thread: Slinkies

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    Sorry, uncle jesse, didn't see your post, I was...

    Sorry, uncle jesse, didn't see your post, I was replying to the original post.
  21. Thread: Slinkies

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    that must be one snag filled river because...

    that must be one snag filled river because slinkies are used to minimize hangups and losing tackle. I used 3/8" paracord when I made them.
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    same here a couple weeks ago.

    same here a couple weeks ago.
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    Ralph, that Perfectionist taper is one of my...

    Ralph, that Perfectionist taper is one of my favorites! I think you will feel the rod unload with a minimum of effort. It has taught me the value of slowing down the stroke and let the rod make the...
  24. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Dave, I like the first picture, it looks like a...

    Dave, I like the first picture, it looks like a painting. Great fish! I'll bet that got the adrenaline going!
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    I like Eastern Flyfishing magazine and Fly Rod &...

    I like Eastern Flyfishing magazine and Fly Rod & Reel. I still get Flyfisherman but I don't find the articles that interesting. I occasionally buy the British Fly fishing and Flytying magazine...
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