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    The thing I really like about fluorocarbon vs....

    The thing I really like about fluorocarbon vs. mono is that its abrasion resistant and doesn't get soft from absorbing water. Its "working strong" -- stays strong after hours of nymph fishing.
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    I subscribe to the theory that the best knots are...

    I subscribe to the theory that the best knots are those that you can tie consistently well.

    So if you're new to a particular knot, I think it makes sense to practice at home until you can tie it...
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    I use and would recommend 4 lb Seaguar Invizx. ...

    I use and would recommend 4 lb Seaguar Invizx. Its fluorocarbon, spec'ed at .0065" (4.5X) and about $20 for a 200 yard spool. I have used it almost exclusively for my nymph fishing (which seems to...
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    Split thread works best for small flies and fine...

    Split thread works best for small flies and fine applications where you want less bulk. However, split thread doesn't work with some threads -- Uni mentioned previously and I believe Danville. ...
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    I'll second the MeasureNet recommendation. It...

    I'll second the MeasureNet recommendation. It is black rubber rather than clear / white, but it's a very nice net for a pretty fair price. It does come in three sizes depending on your specific...
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    Hi Jim. I'll bet you're thinking of...

    Hi Jim.

    I'll bet you're thinking of SilverCreek. He used to participate regularly in this forum and shared some very thorough and well thought out information and he also produced uv resin on...
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    I like that -- both for winter stones and for...

    I like that -- both for winter stones and for spring gray caddis. Wondering if you could give a brief description of how you tied the wing? Looks like you tied the congo hair facing forward, over...
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    I think the key success factor with Perdigons is...

    I think the key success factor with Perdigons is their fast sink rate, so I keep mine pretty simple. My favorite is a body from Gutermann rainbow black metalic thread with a fluorescent orange hot...
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    I've found that fluoro has a little harder and...

    I've found that fluoro has a little harder and slicker surface. That makes it good for nymph fishing -- more abrasion resistant and less water absorption than mono -- but its also easier for knots...
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    I really like this pattern for early summer dry...

    I really like this pattern for early summer dry and dropper fishing. Later in the summer, bigger profile hoppers and stimies are great. But in the early summer a smaller profile caddis like this...
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    Appreciate your continued posts Scott. High...

    Appreciate your continued posts Scott. High quality ties, photos and descriptions as usual.

    I'm particularly liking your recent "hi-viz" posts. As I'm getting older, visibility of my dry...
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    Bread baking is a lot like fly fishing or fly...

    Bread baking is a lot like fly fishing or fly tying in that it's basically pretty simple, but it tends to be shrouded in it's own unique, and perhaps mysterious, language. Sourdough take a little...
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    I've been making bread for about 15 years. I...

    I've been making bread for about 15 years. I made a sourdough starter about 10 years ago and do most of my bread as sourdough (wild yeasted) now. Sourdough takes longer from beginning to end, but...
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    Or here's a direct link ......

    Or here's a direct link ... http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/091100fotw.php
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    I got a big sack of Kold Kutter's a while back. ...

    I got a big sack of Kold Kutter's a while back. I've added them to boots with soles that had pre-drilled holes and other boots without holes. But only rubber soled boots, not felt. I've just...
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    Redington gave me a 50% off promo code and waived...

    Redington gave me a 50% off promo code and waived the warranty and return shipping fees, so it cost me $150 to upgrade from my 10 year old broken rod to the new Hydrogen. That seemed like a very...
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    Just a final update for those of you interested...

    Just a final update for those of you interested in rod manufacturer customer service ...

    The broken rod was a Redington RS4 8'6" 3 wt. I had purchased it new in 2009 for $169. It had a lot of...
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    Interesting and timely with terrestrial, dry /...

    Interesting and timely with terrestrial, dry / dropper season upon us. Kind of reminds me of the Hippie Stomper which is very popular here in the WI / MN driftless region. Beautiful tie and...
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    Thanks for the offers and suggestions. I've...

    Thanks for the offers and suggestions. I've sent the broken rod back to Redington and they said they'll give my a credit, so I think I'm going to buy a new Redington. Thanks again.
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    Thanks John. I actually own a BVK, but mine is a...

    Thanks John. I actually own a BVK, but mine is a 10' 4wt. The BVKs are definitely fast rods and a good value. There are surprisingly few 8'6" - 9' 3 wt rods especially in the moderate price range....
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    Wanted to Buy: 8'6" or 9' 3 wt fly rod

    I broke my favorite "all around" rod for fishing small to medium size streams here in the dirftless area and am looking for a replacement. I'd like to get an 8'6" or 9' 3 wt graphite rod with...
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    Lamp cord is an easy source of copper wire. ...

    Lamp cord is an easy source of copper wire. Just clip the cord from an old lamp, hair dryer, coffee pot, or whatever. Cut about a 10" section from the cord, separate the two paces, then strip the...
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    I've tried it. It's an easy way to get started...

    I've tried it. It's an easy way to get started with UV resin as everything is bundled and relatively inexpensive. However, I think there are better products out there if you get hooked on using UV...
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    Or make your own ......

    Or make your own ... https://www.pinterest.com/pin/287597126174963729/
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    I haven't used this brand. However, I do use the...

    I haven't used this brand. However, I do use the Cortland Bicolor mono for "sighters" and really like it. I like to use it in an 0X or 1X size as sighter and taper section between a heavier butt...
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