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    Steve, the original post is mine, and it is...

    Steve, the original post is mine, and it is faint. i don't know why as I tried to make it darker/bolder. If you highlight it as if to copy it becomes readable. I see from your info that you are in...
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    FlyTyersDungeon.com has several videos of flies...

    FlyTyersDungeon.com has several videos of flies that are similar. See KRAP nymph/streamer, the streamer section. AlsoNK Leech and the twin tail MS Bugger. The only real change is to use marabou...
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    Not the best photos, and the green maribou tail...

    Not the best photos, and the green maribou tail is curled under; but the body size and rubber legs show well. I don't have a photo of an articulated extension, but they really add to movement....
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    I can see that as an overwrap on top of a loosely...

    I can see that as an overwrap on top of a loosely dubbed yarn. Tapered on an articulated shank. Great streamer or leech material. Quicker and easier than doing a dubbing brush.
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    The original is tied with significant lead near...

    The original is tied with significant lead near the tail so it sinks with rubber legs at the head or top of fly waving about as it sinks. It has worked well for me, but not my best fly. I will have...
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    New fly suggestion; your feedback requested.

    I have a fly that has worked well in Clear Lake, CA that I hope you can try. Marabou tail, 3/4 length of shank. Add a bit of flash if desired. Main body; loose dubbing of MS Bugger from Fly Tyers...
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    Hi, Lee, Mike M here from Auburn. We didn't get...

    Hi, Lee, Mike M here from Auburn. We didn't get together for crappie on Clear Lake, but will try again this spring. I have been messing with a few articulated flies; let's try some out this winter...
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    Sorry for the late response, but here goes. I...

    Sorry for the late response, but here goes. I understand you want big BG to fry. But if you want big BG several years from now, consider this. The biggest BG are the successful spawners. Most of...
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    Thanks Dave; your flies look great, as do the...

    Thanks Dave; your flies look great, as do the results. I appreciate all the effort you go to here and on your site.
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    Dave; thanks for all your posts. Just wondering...

    Dave; thanks for all your posts. Just wondering what materials you are using to tie the game changers, especially smaller ones? I have links/spines, just looking for right combo of...
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    To make your own (much cheaper) shanks see "The...

    To make your own (much cheaper) shanks see "The Frugal fly rodder"; Malin steel leader material in 0.023 size is 42 feet long and costs $2.50; about 100 or more shanks out of 42 feet. All you need...
  12. Thread: Crap.....pie

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    Lee, glad you got some. My club went Thurs, Fri...

    Lee, glad you got some. My club went Thurs, Fri and got blown off the water; 15+ mph winds and cold rain. You got the window; maybe the bite will start up again in a week or so. I talked to 9...
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    This may be late, but Piscafun Platte for about...

    This may be late, but Piscafun Platte for about 160 is machined cnc, has enclosed drag that will stop a truck, and spools are available. For sat or brackish water hard to beat. They alsohave the...
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    Lee; sorry for delayed response. My club is...

    Lee; sorry for delayed response. My club is going back to Clear Lake 04/05/2019 for a crappie fish out. I may try to take a preview trip late March. Are you interested, or have any advice?
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    N Calif angler seeks partner

    I'm recently retired and have time to get out more. I'm near Sacramento; I can hit foothill lakes,Clear lake,and delta. I use a cartop pram most of the time. Bass, panfish,stripers; they're all...
  16. Thank you for the great contributions you have...

    Thank you for the great contributions you have made to our sport. I have read much of the site over the years. I particularly enjoy the warmwater articles; thank you Mr Z. Ladyfisher; your...
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    25 years ago I could tell the difference between...

    25 years ago I could tell the difference between the best Sage, Winston, etc and a generic entry level rod.. In the last 18 months I have shopped for 2 separate 4 or 5 wt rods and 3 other 8 wts. I...
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    Check the Whiting website, or the Feather...

    Check the Whiting website, or the Feather Merchant website that carries his extensive line. He has several capes /necks of hens that are bred for soft hackles, and some that are designed to replace...
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