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    I still have my Flymph pin on my fishing vest. On...

    I still have my Flymph pin on my fishing vest. On Hans page, Mark Libertone states he originated the Genesee Jewel to use on the Genesee River in late spring and summer.
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    Great looking fly. It could be a New York fly....

    Great looking fly. It could be a New York fly. The Genesee River is a tributary of Lake Ontario. But more important is that Genesee beer is brewed and bottled in New York.
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    Where were you?

    Where were you 54 years ago today. I was in the Air Force in an underground missile silo. Our missile crew was on duty. We received word that the President had been shot. Radio traffic and...
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    Every color gurgle-pop I've ever tried has...

    Every color gurgle-pop I've ever tried has worked. I have found that if the bite on the color you are using slows down .... just change the color. That seems to get them excited again.
  5. Thread: new vice?

    by ridgeliner
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    There are many advantages to a rotary vise. You...

    There are many advantages to a rotary vise. You just have to learn them and use them. The only disadvantage to a rotary vise I see is the higher cost. I also suggest that you first use a vise you...
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    Option 2. Without the wire. If they lasted...

    Option 2. Without the wire. If they lasted forever there would be no need to tie them again.
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    The one I use the most is a 2" spring clip. It...

    The one I use the most is a 2" spring clip. It costs 37 cents at Home Depot.
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    For the past 6 - 7 years I have been tying on a...

    For the past 6 - 7 years I have been tying on a Dyna-King Barracuda vise. Once a week I get to tie on a Regal Medallion Rotary vise (I help teach new fly tyers - young and old). Both vises are well...
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    I lost 343 brothers that day. I'm retired now but...

    I lost 343 brothers that day. I'm retired now but I went to the ceremony in front of City Hall that my local does every year. THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
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    Tye one using white Larva Lace. Put a few wraps...

    Tye one using white Larva Lace. Put a few wraps of peacock herl for the head. I don't know many fish that can refuse a maggot. They've been working for me.
  11. Thread: Old Fly

    by ridgeliner
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    I doubt that is a Rio Grande King. But I'm not...

    I doubt that is a Rio Grande King. But I'm not sure what it is. Because it is old and the way it looks, I think it a spinning lure. The wire shaft and the spinning blade make me think that. About ...
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    I have been in over 3 dozen swaps. A few things...

    I have been in over 3 dozen swaps. A few things happened and that is why I don't swap now. The last few swaps that I was in, some of the swappers never sent in their flies or sent them in real late....
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    You could go to the Albemarle Angler in the...

    You could go to the Albemarle Angler in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. That's in Charlottesville. I'm sure they would be happy to help you.
  14. I'm suprised that Tim Hortons hasn't been...

    I'm suprised that Tim Hortons hasn't been mentioned yet. Around here it is prefered over DD and SB. I'm especially surprised that our good neighbors in Canada didn't mention it. There are over 3,000...
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    I think he was looking for the pattern to tie the...

    I think he was looking for the pattern to tie the Chewy Boudreaux.
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    Do you give a fish a name because of its DNA or...

    Do you give a fish a name because of its DNA or because of the way it lives? It's like the question "what is fly fishing". You will never get everyone to agree on an answer. Let's agree to disagree.
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    I agree with everyone,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,linear.

    I agree with everyone,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,linear.
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    This Al Gore invention - the internet - has a...

    This Al Gore invention - the internet - has a wealth of information for the fly tyer. Yes I have books, including the benchside reference. Most of my books were gifts for Christmas or my birthday....
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    I see that you got a dusting of snow. The lake...

    I see that you got a dusting of snow. The lake effect here produced:

    Depew, NY 42"
    South Buffalo, NY 39"
    Elma, NY 30"
    West Seneca, NY 30"
    Lancaster, NY 29"

    That is the top 5 that I found....
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    2010 - No cost of living adjustment. 2011 - No...

    2010 - No cost of living adjustment.
    2011 - No cost of living adjustment.

    Don't count on receiving an annual COLA.
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    I'm retired now........but I started the morning...

    I'm retired now........but I started the morning by attending a local memorial service honoring the 343 brothers I lost that day. WE WILL NEVER FORGET
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    Yup. That is what it says in the beginning of the...

    Yup. That is what it says in the beginning of the article..............new logo.
  23. Thread: Moving On?

    by ridgeliner
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    Fish anyway you want. I don't limit myself to...

    Fish anyway you want. I don't limit myself to just one way. I tie flies to use fly fishing. I tie lead head jigs to use with my spinning gear. I don't remember how many years it's been since I've...
  24. Thread: Big Backing

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    I think that you should worry more about running...

    I think that you should worry more about running out of backing........not that the backing will break. With a smaller backing you will be able to have more of it on the reel. Like stated above, go...
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    I doubt that the fish care if you steam the...

    I doubt that the fish care if you steam the chenille. If you are entering the fly in a contest it might be worth the time to steam it.
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