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    byron, my ability with a camera left with...

    byron, my ability with a camera left with kodachrome 64, but if you pm me your address i will be more than happy to send you some of my flies
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    Byron, ive been hackling my soft hackles,...

    Byron,

    ive been hackling my soft hackles, wets, and all fur wets in this manner for about 5years now. it usually requires a length of hackle of 1/4" to 1/2". just enough to get about a wrap and a...
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    nice looking tie Byron. you seem to be skilled at...

    nice looking tie Byron. you seem to be skilled at this type of hackling a fly, so I would like to know if you have tried palmering a fly using the twisted thread method. I don't seem to be able to...
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    yup, I use one of those clips also. it allows me...

    yup, I use one of those clips also. it allows me to gage the hackle length and trim it to the right length before placing in the loop. all I have used this technique for thus far is for soft hackles,...
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    Byron, that is a great technique, which the...

    Byron,

    that is a great technique, which the fact that you've been using it since the 90's, kinda freaks me out. ive been tying since Christmas of 1960 and hadn't seen that style of hackling flies...
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    Byron, nice job, ive been thinking about trying...

    Byron, nice job, ive been thinking about trying the same thing for a while. after seeing your results my next sulphur drys will have deer hair hackles. have you tried the same technique for hackling...
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    got mine today guys, have too wait until tomorrow...

    got mine today guys, have too wait until tomorrow to look at them , my wife quarantines every thing for a day or two. cant wait to see what I got im sure they are all great. thanks to all who...
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    sounds good, i still have high water here, have...

    sounds good, i still have high water here, have had for about 18 months. i do get the occasional low water level and average 8 fish an hour been losing the biger fish lately, i pick up so much weeds...
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    scg thanks for the response, I was beginning...

    scg

    thanks for the response, I was beginning to get worried about you. hope all is well
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    scg you get my flies yet ???

    scg

    you get my flies yet ???
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    sent you a half dozen "duckstones" yesterday,...

    sent you a half dozen "duckstones" yesterday, keep any spares i dont need any back. duckstone is what i decided to name my ptottype stone fly nymph. the reason is, if you dont slow down your forward...
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    cliff, sorry for the case of cranialrectitus....

    cliff,

    sorry for the case of cranialrectitus. nice tie, I mentioned the wired body version,
    hook: lightning strike js2 size 16
    thread: 8/0 camel & 8/0 hot orange
    bead: tungsten , copper 3/32...
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    scott, nice tie. about three or four years ago...

    scott,

    nice tie. about three or four years ago I came up with a wire body version of this pattern, its my go to fly june till September.

    thanks for reminding me i need to tie up a couple dozen...
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    I used mustad for hook sizing as a standard for...

    I used mustad for hook sizing as a standard for years. somewhere around 2010 or so they resized to supposedly get to the standard the all other manufacturers were using. I still haven't gotten over...
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    ive been tieing all fur soft hackles for 3 or 4...

    ive been tieing all fur soft hackles for 3 or 4 years now, and I find that using a pine squirrel hide that has been zonked, works best for me it makes it a lot easier to get the end tips straight...
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    lee, I think whishes and fishes in bull shoals...

    lee, I think whishes and fishes in bull shoals Arkansas still has his mail order end open
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    rick, nice looking ties. the last 5 or 6 years,...

    rick, nice looking ties. the last 5 or 6 years, ive gone off the deep end with soft hackles. pretty much all i tie any more. i have been tieing them on a tactical/ jig style hook with a tungsten...
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    ive been considering tying some dries with deer...

    ive been considering tying some dries with deer hair hackle. using a dubbing loop for a while, after seeing your results, its time for me to get off my butt and give it a try, nice looking tie scott
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    im in if it goes, ill try and come up with a...

    im in if it goes, ill try and come up with a prototype of some sort
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    love them, I like the snowshoe for wings and...

    love them, I like the snowshoe for wings and dubbed bodies. nothing floats like it. try a spinner, use bucktail for the tail, dub the abdomen and thorax with snowshoe, and snowshoe for the spent...
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    you hit the bulls eye as far as im concerned

    you hit the bulls eye as far as im concerned
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    stcroixguy, not a big deal, I was just being a...

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    not a big deal, I was just being a horses butt.

    I have a little interest in norm and his flies, I have a nephew who lives in oxford ct. so having a little knowledge of whats working...
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    norm, nice pics, thanks for posting them,but...

    norm,

    nice pics, thanks for posting them,but where is that great rendition of a ,"frenchie", that you tied ?
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    got some good looking stuff in the mail today,...

    got some good looking stuff in the mail today, thanks to all involved, especially saint Croix guy. thanks for your efforts and the bodkin
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    nice tie scott, reminds me of a mickey finn, I...

    nice tie scott,

    reminds me of a mickey finn, I tie the same style pattern, but use all rabbit fur . a short zonker strip for a tail, loop dub the body, and palmer a zonker strip for the...
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