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    Thanks Marco for contacting me. Frankly I am...

    Thanks Marco for contacting me. Frankly I am humbled to see that my name should come up after all of these years. Especially from a young man who remembers me as his first contact here on FAOL. There...
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    While the Bic lighters are no doubt very...

    While the Bic lighters are no doubt very convenient they will soot up the needle and transfer that soot to the eye of the fly.
    If this doesn't bother you than by all means knock your self out. The...
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    You can certainly tie this fly either way. I...

    You can certainly tie this fly either way. I usually tie it with the natural feather and no shaping on my part. I believe this is the way the pattern was originally tied. The feather will skinny down...
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    It seems batchelors have much in common with...

    It seems batchelors have much in common with single guys, but there is hope, we could propose to Spinner1
    Great looking vittles Spinner1!!
    Tight lines,
    George
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    Happy Birthday Warren! George

    Happy Birthday Warren!
    George
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    You might give this a shot. This method is the...

    You might give this a shot. This method is the same as stuffing the first bunch of deer hair which will become the collar on a Muddler Minnow over the hook eye, rather than 'spinning' from a bunch...
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    On the Delaware we typically see them just as the...

    On the Delaware we typically see them just as the dogwood trees are coming into bloom. My guess three more weeks give or take what the shad think.
    Tight lines,
    George
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    kb, Can you say A L I M O N Y? Tight...

    kb,

    Can you say A L I M O N Y?

    Tight lines,
    George
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    Before you leave for a trip, take the time to...

    Before you leave for a trip, take the time to make up 'excuses' for all predictable situations which you might encounter. You will win much favor among your companions for your consideration in not...
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    Jeff, Yes, nymphs of specific insects do come in...

    Jeff,
    Yes, nymphs of specific insects do come in specific colors. These colors, or shades of colors, can also vary from stream to stream. Many pattern books will list specific ties which mimic...
  11. bjames, OK, I am answering your post, but...

    bjames,
    OK, I am answering your post, but frankly I am a bit confused as to it's purpose. Not being familiar with your previous posts, which I think you are indicating were ignored, I find myself in...
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    Kelkay, You can use the test clips as you...

    Kelkay,
    You can use the test clips as you indicate in your question, but, you might find it more economical and indeed advantageous to use alligator type clips. If you decide to pursue these make...
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    I would never refer to my girlfriend as "some...

    I would never refer to my girlfriend as "some blondie" in the first place. And as I asked 'her' what 'she' was using, I would expect to hear the answer from, 'her' as opposed to you.
    Could it be...
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    Happy Birthday, hope you got to fish! Tight...

    Happy Birthday, hope you got to fish!
    Tight lines,
    George
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    "I have pliers and forceps, but the small...

    "I have pliers and forceps, but the small splitshot rolls on my finger when I try to finally close the opening with my pliers." If I understand the quoted text, you are not first squeezing the shot...
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    Most of the waterproof boxes I have seen which...

    Most of the waterproof boxes I have seen which are actually waterproof are also pretty heavy. Most boxes will however float at least long enough to be retrieved where possible.
    Merril makes a box of...
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    Scud back is great for.. well, scud backs. In...

    Scud back is great for.. well, scud backs. In addition to the material sold as such in fly shops, sandwich bags, latex gloves from the doctors office, and even dare I say, condoms make great backs...
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    Don't overlook the free foam which is often used...

    Don't overlook the free foam which is often used to cushion electronic devices, cameras, computers etc. In fact this was the original material Jack Gartside used to tie his Gurgler. He was notorious...
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    Sometimes the most interesting things turn up in...

    Sometimes the most interesting things turn up in the most mundane places.
  20. All I can say is Wow!

    All I can say is Wow!
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    Got my flies today and they look GREAT!, Thanks...

    Got my flies today and they look GREAT!, Thanks everyone and a special "Thank You" to Rainbowchaser for hosting this swap, you did a wonderful job and I am very happy to have joined this one.
    Thanks...
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    If the price of my Spam goes up because of...

    If the price of my Spam goes up because of increased demand prompted by this lawsuit I am not going to be a happy person. So to all of you who have never tried Spam it is a horrid tasting vile...
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    Though I am ambidextrous, I cast and reel with my...

    Though I am ambidextrous, I cast and reel with my right hand normally, when I cast left handed I still reel right handed.
    There may be something to taking in line faster when reeling with the...
  24. Very nice job with the first of the series....

    Very nice job with the first of the series. Congratulations and thank you for all who will benefit both from Al's material and your presentation, he would have been very happy to see this transition....
  25. Popperfly, I think you failed to consider that...

    Popperfly,
    I think you failed to consider that the economy of fly tying/fishing is a constant. 1, We will never have everything we want. 2, Anything unrelated which we buy takes resources which...
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