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  1. Thread: Ready for flight

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    Byron do you bend those hooks yourself or buy...

    Byron do you bend those hooks yourself or buy them that way?
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    I have a Hydrogen 9ft 5wt. Best rod I have. ...

    I have a Hydrogen 9ft 5wt. Best rod I have. Amazingly smooth action.
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    Just get a good quality general purpose 6 wt wff...

    Just get a good quality general purpose 6 wt wff line. I fish bass all summer and fall and usually with my 5wt trout rods. I wouldn't get too hung up on buying specialty lines. Casting dry flies...
  4. Thread: Atkins Diet

    by Tig
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    I admire how you are willing to suffer just to...

    I admire how you are willing to suffer just to better yourself.:p
  5. Thread: Brammer' Con Man

    by Tig
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    Brammer' Con Man

    I know, I know it's only the end of April but you can never start preparing for bass season too early. We fish a lake near Sudbury Ont. that has lots of big smallmouth bass. I caught one on a...
  6. Thread: Alexandra

    by Tig
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    I read somewhere that this fly was banned years...

    I read somewhere that this fly was banned years ago in some parts of the fly fishing world (Europe? some parts or North America? can't remember) because it was too effective. I tied some but have...
  7. Thread: Up eye hooks

    by Tig
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    No problem at all. Whether or not they ride on...

    No problem at all. Whether or not they ride on the water differently than a down eye doesn't seem to make any difference to the fish in my experience either.
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    I have seen somewhere, where they tie up soft...

    I have seen somewhere, where they tie up soft hackle dry flies. I tried some and they do work. The theory is that the soft hackle (tied in very sparsely at the front only) gives motion to the legs...
  9. Thread: Pike/Musky Flies

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    This is what I tie (in various colours) for pike...

    This is what I tie (in various colours) for pike in northern Ontario. One thing about pike is that they are not fussy. My fishing buddy uses flies about half this size usually out of maribou only...
  10. Thread: Name Them All?

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    Is a goldeye the same as a moon eye?

    Is a goldeye the same as a moon eye?
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    I have been thinking about a good pattern for a...

    I have been thinking about a good pattern for a caddis cripple. Think this one with a few adjustments will do. Nice!
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    Clinch knot with mono - improved clinch with...

    Clinch knot with mono - improved clinch with flourocarbon.
  13. Thread: First day out

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    First day out

    Finally got out for a half day. This is one of about 6 or 7 so it was a good 5 hrs. well wasted;).15021
  14. Thread: First time out...

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    Must be nice! We're not allowed to even look at...

    Must be nice! We're not allowed to even look at those for another two months.:(
  15. Thread: Strike Indicators

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    Okay! I tried it and this setup would work fine...

    Okay! I tried it and this setup would work fine without falling apart.
  16. Thread: Strike Indicators

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    If the legs on the rubber 'band' are left...

    If the legs on the rubber 'band' are left sticking out of the top of the indicator enough and the line is close enough to the other end of the indicator, then when a strike occurs it should not pull...
  17. Thread: Bargains

    by Tig
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    Bargains

    Stopped at a surplus store I have been to many times, but not for a long time, until a couple of weeks ago.
    There was a section in the back part of the building where people set up to sell what...
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    Remove the vise from the clamp and use a portable...

    Remove the vise from the clamp and use a portable pedestal. Put it on the edge of the table with the vise hanging over the edge. No sure what you can do about the height except invest in a lower...
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    SEE! I told you I was probably wrong!:oops:

    SEE! I told you I was probably wrong!:oops:
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    I have the Griffin Odyssey Spider. It is not...

    I have the Griffin Odyssey Spider. It is not nearly the "bulldog" the Patriot appears to be but I have tied everything from #22 to Musky flies on it. No damage showing at all. No need to upgrade. ...
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    As always Scott a great looking fly. Wish I...

    As always Scott a great looking fly. Wish I could create heads like that (probably more practice and patience). I could be wrong (and usually am :confused:) but that does not look like pheasant...
  22. Thread: wing hair choice

    by Tig
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    I find that the elk hair does not flair as much...

    I find that the elk hair does not flair as much as the whitetail hair. I thought (maybe mistakenly) that was the reason it was used for caddis flies.
  23. Thread: Hat trick

    by Tig
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    Hat trick

    Rainbow(s) / browns / Specks ( brook trout) all the same day same small creek.
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    I think I replied to this some time ago. Let me...

    I think I replied to this some time ago. Let me repeat - Click on Fish-In and voila - what's the difficulty??
  25. Thread: Pet Peave

    by Tig
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    It's my experience that many (not all) materials...

    It's my experience that many (not all) materials will appear darker when wet in your hand than when wet in the water.
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