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    I can help you out here as I have an extra brand...

    I can help you out here as I have an extra brand new still in original packaging.
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    I just got the same garbled private message.

    I just got the same garbled private message.
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    Before whip finishing floss it is much less...

    Before whip finishing floss it is much less hassle if you wax the floss in the area of the whip finish.
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    I have found a very nice brand of hooks in "Saber...

    I have found a very nice brand of hooks in "Saber Hooks" at Fly Shack.com. I was more than pleased with the first rate quality of their hooks. The price is unbeatable.
  5. A much simpler way, is to secure the hair wing...

    A much simpler way, is to secure the hair wing to top of hook shank with 3 or 4 wraps and then take one tight wrap around just the hair wing. Trim the hair and finish wrapping the head area. No glue...
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    I tried using it a long time ago and found it to...

    I tried using it a long time ago and found it to be way to brittle. I was tying commercially back then and two fish flies are bad for repeat business. I just threw it away.
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    A really good new channel is Gunnar Brammer. If...

    A really good new channel is Gunnar Brammer. If you are interested in tying large and or articulated streamers Gunnar is a very thorough teacher and excellent designer. He used to work for Kelly...
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    I have used this technique for many years on the...

    I have used this technique for many years on the majority of my nymphs and or emergers that use peacock herl bodies or thorax only. Gary was always so sold on the vertues of this technique. He always...
  9. Thread: Wide Bobbin

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    Look up tiemco bobbins as I believe they have one...

    Look up tiemco bobbins as I believe they have one for wider spools but it is expensive. You may have to go to Umpqua site as they are the USA distrib. for tiemco products .
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    I have friends that used to work for Orvis back...

    I have friends that used to work for Orvis back in the 80's and 90's and I remember a dicussion about how the number crunchers were reccomending that Orvis drop everything fly fishing related and...
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    I live up in NW Montana and we are looking at the...

    I live up in NW Montana and we are looking at the most snow since 1996 still on the ground.
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    I have used a similar looking pattern but I...

    I have used a similar looking pattern but I blended several different antron yarns after combing them out. I also tie them on Mustad #37160, an English bait hook as I have observed crane fly larva in...
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    Nice looking pattern. I think Denny would...

    Nice looking pattern. I think Denny would probably add a split jungle cock eye. I would not myself as i don't have any jungle cock.
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    Hans Weilenmann has a pattern that is similar,...

    Hans Weilenmann has a pattern that is similar, that is a derivative of his CDC and Elk pattern called the "CDC & Elk Flash.
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    I thought surely with that name this fly was...

    I thought surely with that name this fly was going to be a variation of a Boobie. Wrong .... Hares Ear Soft Hackle, nice.
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    I have been saying for years that it is a garbage...

    I have been saying for years that it is a garbage hook. Really poor hook ups are the norm for this hook. Dave Blackburn of Kooteni Anglers was the first to clue me in to this problem when he would...
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    Bright orange works also , for the thorax.

    Bright orange works also , for the thorax.
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    I highly doubt that Dave did this variation more...

    I highly doubt that Dave did this variation more because of the lack of hopper legs than the change from spun hair and it does seem closer to a Joe's Hopper in appearance to me. I've seen Dave's...
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    LaFontaine type Antron Yarns

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    I have dug around and come up with the 4 custom colors that Gary had made up and 20 or so other colors of commercially produced yarns also. These are all yarns made of a mixture of clear...
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    Byron, I used to use grains rice in my fly...

    Byron, I used to use grains rice in my fly containers down in Mexico to keep them from rusting and the small dessicant packs that come in vitamin bottles would be even better.
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    Which model renzetti is your vice? I have an...

    Which model renzetti is your vice? I have an extra head for the presentation 3000 that I could set you up with for a whole lot less than renzetti quoted you. PM me if this would be of interest to you.
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    I used to tie GLF Emergent Sparkle Pupas and had...

    I used to tie GLF Emergent Sparkle Pupas and had a hard time selling them to fly shops because they would tend to get tangled up with each other. Even though this pattern is one of the best flies...
  24. Thread: Soft Hackles

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    Well I've got the four custom colors that Gary...

    Well I've got the four custom colors that Gary had made up which are Light Grey, Light Olive,Dark Brown that is slightly towards the reddish side of the color spectrum and a Muted Orange. I have the...
  25. Thread: Soft Hackles

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    I missed that you have a peacock herl head on...

    I missed that you have a peacock herl head on this fly , the first time I looked at it. That is what Gary LaFontaine referred to as "Double Magic" when you combine peacock herl and antron in the same...
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