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  1. Thread: Argentina

    by Jim Cramer
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    If you have to take a domestic flight within...

    If you have to take a domestic flight within Argentina, be advised that you must check your rods as baggage. You will not be allowed to hand carry them on the plane. Carrying flies on board can be a...
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    When I join up a rod I lightly grasp the adjacent...

    When I join up a rod I lightly grasp the adjacent guides on each side of the ferrule in my finger tips and align them by feel as I twist the ferrule together. Never had a problem with the alignment...
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    Another idea - Take one of your originals and...

    Another idea - Take one of your originals and disassemble it in reverse to see how you did it the first time.

    Jim Cramer
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    Good photos Scott. Ned Long was a good friend...

    Good photos Scott.

    Ned Long was a good friend and we often sat side by side while tying at shows, often tying the same pattern. I don't recall Ned using Mcflyfoam, but rather Flex or...
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    Don't forget the biots even on the wing feathers...

    Don't forget the biots even on the wing feathers that are clipped.
    Jim Cramer
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    Did you use mono thread by chance? That would...

    Did you use mono thread by chance? That would make it simple.

    Jim Cramer
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    A few years ago at the Federation conclave they...

    A few years ago at the Federation conclave they held a mystery fly contest for the tiers. Each participant was given a small bag of identical materials from which they were to tie two identical flies...
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    I'll bid a dollar.

    I'll bid a dollar.
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    The twisted leader as you have described it...

    The twisted leader as you have described it produces only a two step taper and ends with a knot in the center. They have developed quite a following here in northern Calif for stripers and salt water...
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    The dying has no effect on the stiffness of the...

    The dying has no effect on the stiffness of the hackle fibers.

    Dyed capes and saddle patches are easy to identify. Look at the skin side and if it is any color other than skin color (sort of a...
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    What I am saying is that natural black hackle...

    What I am saying is that natural black hackle tends to have much softer fibers than natural white hackle. The dying has no effect on the stiffness of the fibers. It is a function of the bird...
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    Actually there can be quite a difference in the...

    Actually there can be quite a difference in the quality of SOME dyed hackle vs the natural.
    Specifically black hackle. Natural black hackle tends to be softer than the white hackle which has been...
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    You can't just ask which vises are are bad. The...

    You can't just ask which vises are are bad. The problem is one of quality control. Inexpensive products have less quality control than do expensive products as a general rule. You may have an...
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    Another option for the top

    You may have trouble seeing hooks and such on the granite top. I would seriously consider buying an unfinished veneered door,putting on a light stain and varnish for the top. They are available in...
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    Just a thought- Bamboo is a type of grass, so...

    Just a thought- Bamboo is a type of grass, so perhaps the author was trying to be clever by referring to the bamboo rod under the flap as a sliver or "spear" of grass. Sometimes you can't take things...
  16. Thread: Paraloop

    by Jim Cramer
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    I particularly like the paraloop hackle on...

    I particularly like the paraloop hackle on emergers that I want to ride low in the water. One of my favorite patterns on which to substitute it is the Klinkhamer Special. Another of course is the...
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    Bass Bug, Good luck, When I retired I...

    Bass Bug,

    Good luck, When I retired I considered putting together a data base and cataloging articles from my collection of angling magazines. I quickly gave it up as too much effort.

    I've...
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    mono tying thread

    Mono tying thread is offered in two sizes- fine (7mm) and extra fine (4mm) and often in two colors clear and smoke. It has its advantages and disadvantages. The color of the materials under the...
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    Why?

    What you are asking about is easiest enough to do by several different approaches, but why would you want to do it? When you mix two different materials with different strengths and yield points you...
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    I take about 12 or 15 inches of lead off the...

    I take about 12 or 15 inches of lead off the spool which is enough to tie several flies before I need another piece. I pinch one end against the hook with my left hand at the rear of the hook and...
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    The Quick Descent dubbing is nothing more than...

    The Quick Descent dubbing is nothing more than finely shredded anodized aluminum. I once weighed a large wad of it and a wad of synthetic dubbing on equal size ( as close as I could eyeball) and the...
  22. Thread: Tying desks

    by Jim Cramer
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    Joe, I don't know what your setup and floor...

    Joe,

    I don't know what your setup and floor plan looks like but here is an idea that is working well for me. We moved a few years ago into a smaller house and I lost my large fishing/ tying room...
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    Tying room

    Lucky You. I'll go with Ron. I have been tying for 60 plus years and stuff still keeps accumulating.

    1. Hard floor, no carpet.

    2. A good chair for tying with rollers.

    3. Lots and lots of...
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    Thanks but still loking

    Hey Joe,
    Thanks but that is were I started. None of those stores carry it anymore. To the best of my knowledge it is no longer made. The crochet yarn is cotton not acrylic.

    Jim,
    That is an...
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    Still looking

    Thanks Ron but I was hoping for a material that I could buy in skeins for about the same price as Aunt Lydia's, say a buck a skein *smile*. I chop the stuff up and mix it with other materials for...
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