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    Sticky: A couple weeks ago my son had some work to do...

    A couple weeks ago my son had some work to do near Fairbanks (inspecting welds on a bridge over the Chena River) and sent me a text with a picture of a grayling in his hand. He had a little time to...
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    In 2015 I fished Jurassic Lake in Argentina for...

    In 2015 I fished Jurassic Lake in Argentina for monster rainbows. I did not fully appreciate wind until that trip, and I have repeatedly crossed the Gulf of Alaska in small boats!

    We literally...
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    Dolly Varden Feeding Frenzy

    I have always loved doing this and have been doing it for well over a half-century and have done it in the exact same spot many, many times. I taught my son how to do exactly the same thing back...
  4. And what do you know, he uses the quote I like so...

    And what do you know, he uses the quote I like so much... ;)
  5. One of my favorite quotes from Trout Madness: "It...

    One of my favorite quotes from Trout Madness: "It isn't that I think trout fishing is all that important, rather, I think all of man's other endeavors are equally unimportant!" I am sure that is not...
  6. Thread: Pontoon Hopper

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    Absolutely!

    Absolutely!
  7. Thread: Blue Feathers

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    I could probably find a pure white ptarmigan skin...

    I could probably find a pure white ptarmigan skin that you could use a little blue koolaid on... and since you mentioned Ireland it is interesting to note those flies were usually tied with European...
  8. Thread: more feathers

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    Flats are a standard spey hackle, usually burned...

    Flats are a standard spey hackle, usually burned and dyed. They also make better wing cases on nymphs than the tail feathers, IMO. They also work well as fibers in married wings. The upper tail...
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    Was just rolling through, ready to add the local...

    Was just rolling through, ready to add the local version has rubber legs...Good job! ;)
  10. Thread: Alevin SBS

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    My son fishes a ton of alevins for dollies,...

    My son fishes a ton of alevins for dollies, especially and he insists eyes make a difference. In this case he uses a big dot of light-colored fingernail polish with a dot of black.

    Very effective...
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    I really like the traditional dimpled tinsel! ...

    I really like the traditional dimpled tinsel! Very nicely done.
  12. Thread: Alexandra

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    Yup, That was parts of Europe.

    Yup, That was parts of Europe.
  13. I see no advantage to the trebles and many...

    I see no advantage to the trebles and many disadvantages. I ran my charter boat out of Kodiak for many years and have put many, many tons of silver scales on the decks! I use a lot of different...
  14. Thread: Soft Hackles

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    Nice and clean! I tie at least 300 soft hackles...

    Nice and clean! I tie at least 300 soft hackles per year and some how they all seem to go away.
  15. Thread: Flexi-Floss

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    Essentially the same stuff, packaged under...

    Essentially the same stuff, packaged under different brands... mine is labeled "crystal string"
  16. Thread: Flexi-Floss

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    Flexi-Floss

    I have used the stuff for years and have a number of patterns that use quite a bit of it. Last week in Bangkok at a China Town market I found "sorta" bulk rolls of it being sold for making bead...
  17. Thread: Up eye hooks

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    Using a Nor-Vise and Bobbin I have come to love...

    Using a Nor-Vise and Bobbin I have come to love up-eye hooks. I use the secondary post often to hold the thread and the up eyes hold the thread without a half-hitch. With down eyes the thread is...
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    I have quite a few of Denny's full skins. Folks...

    I have quite a few of Denny's full skins. Folks like Tom Whiting convinced me during the hair hackle thing that they do not want my business. Fortunately I have at least a couple lifetimes worth of...
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    Sadly, it looks like the enterprise is not doing...

    Sadly, it looks like the enterprise is not doing well... the domain name is not active.
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    Because you are talking carp and a 6 wt......

    Because you are talking carp and a 6 wt... Several people posted very good points including the Lamsons at STP, and especially the Echo. Both reels are highly regarded among guides here in AK for...
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    A very buggy fly!

    A very buggy fly!
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    Some turkey has much nicer aftershafts, while...

    Some turkey has much nicer aftershafts, while others (especially white domestics) have none. Blue eared pheasants have very nice aftershafts, as well as a number of other birds. Cold weather grouse...
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    Yes, dubbing brushes with aftershafts work...

    Yes, dubbing brushes with aftershafts work reasonably well, but very small diameter copper wire works better than the thin, somewhat harder commercial wires for the purpose. But you have to stop...
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    The Assam Dragon is one of my very favorite lake...

    The Assam Dragon is one of my very favorite lake flies and it is deadly up here. Only comment I would add to the excellent write up is to find bigger aftershafts and use the split thread method...
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    Maybe you have a little chum salmon blood in your...

    Maybe you have a little chum salmon blood in your veins??? ;) They love orange, too!
    ;)
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