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    Dave - Not sure what the "smaller size" you...

    Dave -

    Not sure what the "smaller size" you refer to actually is. Seems that how attachments show up in a thread vary somewhat. Sometimes when there is a very small attachment ( pic ) shown, if...
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    Your pic is most likely too big, pixel-wise, to...

    Your pic is most likely too big, pixel-wise, to post as an "attachment." Try downsizing it, if you can, to the smallest pixel number available on your puter.

    John
  3. Thread: Yellowstone

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    But ....

    ... there will be many new places to explore and enjoy, places maybe more interesting and productive than your old favorites.

    Reminds me of another river system you know well - the South Fork of...
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    Hmmmm ...

    fritz -

    I don't use fluoro leaders or tippet for dry flies because I intentionally use thread furled leaders that submerge with mono tippet that also submerges but don't sink even small dry flies,...
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    Must have been a tough run with the various...

    Must have been a tough run with the various operations for the kidney stones. Best of luck with the upcoming surgery and a quick and successful recovery.

    John
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    J. A. R. S. 2.0

    The original JARS is in the FAOL FOTW archives at 12-31-12. Haven't done much to change from the original over the years except a couple minor tweaks.

    A couple weeks ago, I was thinking about the...
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    Time will tell ...

    ... whether getting an annual license for this year will result in further observing the decline of this fishery, or note its improvement and potential recovery.

    So far, the early returns are at...
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    Dejavu ...

    ... or however it is spelled, all over again.

    Yesterday was almost a repeat of this post from five years ago.

    One difference is that there is still a lot of snow and I'm no longer into snow...
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    Not so good, lately. The far northern tier of...

    Not so good, lately.

    The far northern tier of Montana has three areas which are at or close to 100% of long term snow water equivalent ( SWE ). The rest of the state is mostly well below 100%...
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    Ron - Sorry to hear this very sad news. ...

    Ron -

    Sorry to hear this very sad news.

    John
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    This old thread is so good it needs to be brought...

    This old thread is so good it needs to be brought back to life.

    John
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    Whatever you call it, the Castwell Knot is a...

    Whatever you call it, the Castwell Knot is a simple, effective, durable, good enough ( s.e.d.g.e. ) knot to attach a leader with a loop to a fly line without a loop. It uses very little of the end...
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    I've reviewed several YouTube videos on various...

    I've reviewed several YouTube videos on various knots, but since I really only use a couple ( the Castwell Knot and the clinch knot ), those videos are interesting but not of any use to me.

    An...
  14. I always thought this thread by Poke' Em is the...

    I always thought this thread by Poke' Em is the most incredible fishing report posted on FAOL during the 15 years I have been a member of the BB.

    Ten years on, it's still WOW!

    John
  15. Sticky: Two years on, the FAOL Website continues to be an...

    Two years on, the FAOL Website continues to be an enormous resource for new and experienced anglers alike. The Bulletin Board is still "turned on", although participation has continued to dwindle...
  16. I ran across this Reader's Cast article by Warren...

    I ran across this Reader's Cast article by Warren and the Bulletin Board discussion it invited while looking for something else.

    Remembering our old friend warms up a cold winter morning.

    John...
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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 )...
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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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