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  1. Thread: Zlon

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    Zelon and Z-Lon are exactly the same. Zelon is...

    Zelon and Z-Lon are exactly the same. Zelon is sold by Blie Ribbon Flies. Z-Lon is sold by Betts/Umpqua Feather Merchants. Get your Zelon from Blue Ribbon Flies. The price of Betts Z-Lon is highway...
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    Got it. Thanks JC!

    Got it. Thanks JC!
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    8/0 Fluorescent Green Uni Thread

    Hello, I'm looking to buy a couple spools of 8/0 fluorescent green Uni Thread. Haven't been able to find it on-line lately.

    Thanks, Jim
  4. Thread: Honey Bug?

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    Scott, I generally tie this fly on the 3906B or...

    Scott, I generally tie this fly on the 3906B or an equivalent. I am just curious for historical reasons. The hooks pictured in the kit look to be Mustad 3906 or similar.

    Jim
  5. Thread: Honey Bug?

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    Scott, It seems as though Berger tied his Honey...

    Scott, It seems as though Berger tied his Honey Bugs on the Mustad 3906 or 3906B. But I can't be sure. I was recently at the PA Fly Fishing museum where Berger has a Honey Bug display. In this...
  6. Thread: Honey Bug?

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    Honey Bug?

    Hello, Can someone tell me what hook Paul Berger used to tie his Honey Bugs?

    Thanks, Jim
  7. Thread: Phentex Poly Yarn

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    Phentex Poly Yarn

    Hello, I'm looking for the old Phentex Olefin Poly Yarn in medium yellow and light yellow. I have several colors of this yarn, so I can buy or trade.

    Thanks, Jim
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    Hi Joe, What are you using for touch dubbing?...

    Hi Joe, What are you using for touch dubbing? Lafontaine Sparkle Yarn, Antron dubbing?

    Jim
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    I tie and fish the beadhead peacock twist nymph....

    I tie and fish the beadhead peacock twist nymph. I like it tied in orange, yellow, brown, black, purple and pink. Obviously you can tie it in any color you like. I don't care for the ostrich version...
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    jcampbell, Will do.

    jcampbell, Will do.
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    Thanks jcampbell. I just ordered some of the...

    Thanks jcampbell. I just ordered some of the Wizard and Hends wet fly hooks to try out. I'll let you know what I think when I receive them.

    jay92, I'll look into the Firehole Sticks hooks. Thanks...
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    Bob, Yes the R70 is long gone. But that's pretty...

    Bob, Yes the R70 is long gone. But that's pretty much what I am looking for. There is the TMC 9300 but they are pricey. Guess I'll just have to keep on the lookout for some older vintage hooks!
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    Hi Bob, Unfortunately the R70 was discontinued...

    Hi Bob, Unfortunately the R70 was discontinued long ago. Mustad did not keep that model around for long. I still have a few of these in different sizes but they are running low.
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    round bend wet fly hook?

    Hello, Anyone know of a round bend, standard length shank, heavy wire wet fly hook? I'm aware of the TMC 9300 but would prefer something less pricey.

    Thanks in advance, Jimmy
  15. Thread: Mustad R70

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    Hi whatfly, Thanks for your reply. I'm looking...

    Hi whatfly, Thanks for your reply. I'm looking for these hooks specifically because they are a round bend, standard shank, heavy wire hook. Aside from the TMC 9300 I am not aware of a round bend...
  16. Thread: Mustad R70

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    Mustad R70

    I'm looking for Mustad R70 hooks. Sizes 12 and smaller. I can buy or trade.
    Thanks, Jim
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    Hi Allen, Well I finally saw your post, just a...

    Hi Allen, Well I finally saw your post, just a little bit late ! You need some more sparkle yarn ?
  18. Thread: Yarns

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    The answer to your question is yes and no. Gary...

    The answer to your question is yes and no. Gary Lafontaine popularized Antron in the fly tying world. There are 100% Antron yarns or similar like Zelon, etc which are coarse, continuous fiber yarns....
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    Normand, Try running the thread through the hair...

    Normand, Try running the thread through the hair 2 or 3 wraps from back to front. Then build your thread lump in front to post the wing upright. That is how I do it anyway. If it matters at all Fran...
  20. Thread: Zap-A-Gap

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    I agree with what whatfly said. Zap-A-Gap...

    I agree with what whatfly said. Zap-A-Gap products are over priced and really no better than Loctite products. This includes Epoxies. I have had Zap-A-Gap super glue harden inside the tube after one...
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    Home Depot carries Minwax Clear Brushing Lacquer...

    Home Depot carries Minwax Clear Brushing Lacquer in gloss and semi gloss. A 1 oz can is about $10.00 or so. I use and like it.

    As someone already mentioned you can get colored lacquer paint from...
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    Hi John, Sorry it took me so long to reply but I...

    Hi John, Sorry it took me so long to reply but I moved recently and am computer-less at the moment. Glad you like the Bunyan Bugs.

    The bodies are made of cork and the wings are of horse mane....
  23. Thread: Horse mane Hair ?

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    Bill/Gringo, Yes the mane hair is for larger...

    Bill/Gringo, Yes the mane hair is for larger Bunyan Bugs. I have a bundle of it in natural white but have been unable to find it in other natural colors. The tail hair is easy to find but the mane...
  24. Thread: Horse mane Hair ?

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    I am not actually looking to cut the hair from a...

    I am not actually looking to cut the hair from a live horse or knock on a strangers door and ask if I can cut the mane off of their horse.

    Horse tail hair is readily available, sold and easy...
  25. Thread: Horse mane Hair ?

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    Horse mane Hair ?

    Anyone know of a source for horse mane hair ?

    Thanks, Jim
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