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    Took a trip ...

    ... down memory lane back into the past Fly Tying Forum threads, all the way back to August 2008.

    There is a thread that month on my initial efforts to create an FEB green drake with tails. Both...
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    Relevance

    For those who are not otherwise aware, ducksterman posted two techniques that he had used in fly tying that were fundamental to my creating the incorporated tails in an FEB technique. Which is why...
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    Thanks, Dave. I do want more fly tyers to be...

    Thanks, Dave. I do want more fly tyers to be aware of this technique and find ways to use it and enhance their tying and angling experience.

    As far as "acknowledgement" goes, no big deal one way...
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    Head on up ...

    ... to the Reader's Voice Forum at the top of the page, Steve. For the time being, the original post there has a link to the Serendipitous PMD Emerger FOTW article, which is one of the better...
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    Something unusual ...

    ... if not absolutely unique. Tails incorporated in an FEB. Something I've never seen in 18 years of fly tying, reading about fly patterns, watching demos and videos and following the ongoing...
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    ... Magazine named Barry Ord Clarke it's first and ( so far ) only Fly Tyer of the Year in 2021. Clarke has been writing about fly angling and tying for many years, has written or contributed to...
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    Up the ante ...

    ... with Paul Arnold's "Wisdom of the Guides".

    That book is a compilation of interviews with ten or twelve highly regarded western guides ( think the Intermountain West and Northern Rockies )...
  8. Thread: Braided line

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    Hmmmm ....

    Since posting this observation regarding submerging leaders and tippets, I've run across two YouTube videos that commented on submerged tippets. ( I may have commented on the first one previously on...
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    Change of Pace ...

    ... for Steve and all the other BB visitors -

    Found a couple other amateurs that have done some really interesting stuff in Steve's backyard.

    Use the YouTube search feature to find...
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    Going to need some more such tips over the next...

    Going to need some more such tips over the next few months.

    When we lived down in SE Idaho, we could see the very tip of the Grand from our property. Never wanted to try summiting it because I...
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    Kind of makes me wish I had a use for...

    Kind of makes me wish I had a use for comparaduns. Maybe next year ??

    Thanks for the Christmas present, Bryron.

    All the best to you and yours, and to all who visit this Bulletin Board.

    John
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    The Grand Teton ...

    ... Climbing the Full Exum.

    For a very unusual view of the Grand Teton, take 14 minutes out of your life to watch the mediocre amateur and friend climb the Full Exum route.

    Search YouTube for...
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    Mediocre Amateur ...

    ... and no, I am not describing myself, although that description might not be too far off the mark.

    This Mediocre Amateur is for those who have been or are in to "peak bagging," or wonder what...
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    One more time ...

    ... fishing a couple places I've never been able to fish in December before because of the usual deep snow on the rocky bank scrambles down to the water. Whatever snow was there even a few days ago...
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    That collection of fishies is almost obscene,...

    That collection of fishies is almost obscene, Dave. Geeeeesh - got color !!

    John
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    Extraordinary December ...

    ... at least on 12-1-21.

    The Lochsa was running a bit high yesterday, but clean and clear. The temps were in the upper 30's, skies partly cloudy, and very little wind. All of that is...
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    The issue with the dam was repaired / resolved...

    The issue with the dam was repaired / resolved around midnight last night - 12-1-2021. Water has been flowing down the Madison since then.

    There will undoubtedly be some adverse effects on the...
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    P. S. ...

    ... to yesterday's post about the experiment with the three inch tippet ( and to note Dave's observation ).

    The temps were in the low 30's, no wind, the shelf ice from several days ago was gone,...
  19. Thread: Braided line

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    P. S. ...

    ... to yesterday's post about the experiment with the three inch tippet.

    The temps were in the low 30's, no wind, the shelf ice from several days ago was gone, no slush ice where I fished although...
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    Holy moly ....

    Last time out, I was using an FEB Salmonfly dry to nymph with a small dropper. The dry was tied just over 3 inches of tippet from the tippet ring on a light colored thread furled leader.

    So today,...
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    by JohnScott
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    Hmmmm ...

    Last time out, I was using an FEB Salmonfly dry to nymph with a small dropper. The dry was tied just over 3 inches from the tippet ring on a light colored thread furled leader.

    So today, when I...
  22. Thread: Braided line

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    Yes, indeed. John

    Yes, indeed.

    John
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    A couple thoughts ...

    ... Caribe, about supple leaders and tippets. But first, note that you may well have more sophisticated fish in the Driftless area than we have out here in the west. Regardless, one of my...
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    Thanks, Caribe ...

    ... for joining and advancing the discussion. I went back and looked at some old posts on furling, and ran across a thread you started about ten years ago on using different materials. That was in...
  25. Thread: A Flav

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    Byron - That is probably the most creative...

    Byron -

    That is probably the most creative post on this forum in ages. Way to go.

    John
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