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  1. Thread: Braided line

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    John I wish you would have not shared your short...

    John
    I wish you would have not shared your short tippet story. It seems like right when I think I got this furled leader stuff all figured out, the fish, once again prove me wrong. :) I do like...
  2. Thread: Braided line

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    John, Great story...I love the reference to the...

    John,
    Great story...I love the reference to the need to target the "near sighted, colorblind, dumb and starving fishies". Some years ago I was fishing a winter midge hatch with my nephew. He tied on...
  3. Thread: Braided line

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    John, I agree with you about better presentation...

    John,
    I agree with you about better presentation of a supple furled leader. My leader journey led me to an assumption that the main purpose of the first, and in my case, the only 5 ft section of...
  4. Thread: Braided line

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    Tig (and John) I have been furling leaders for...

    Tig (and John)
    I have been furling leaders for 15 years since I met Kathy Scott a a fly fishing convention. Since then, I have been looking for the perfect material for furling. I tried braid line...
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    As a fan of the driftless...I really enjoyed the...

    As a fan of the driftless...I really enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for sharing. Once again I realize that the driftless is more than great fishing.

    caribe
  6. Thread: Mullberry hatch

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    Thanks for the post. Last summer I discovered 3...

    Thanks for the post. Last summer I discovered 3 mulberry trees on the lake I live on and the carp were feeding. I tied on a purple popper (the closest fly I had in my fly box) and I hooked into a...
  7. Thread: Head Cement

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    Now that I think about it, when I do not use head...

    Now that I think about it, when I do not use head cement I do a double whip finish. I use Veevus thread and I feel I can crank down a lot harder on the whip finish....something I could not do with...
  8. Thread: Head Cement

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    Head Cement

    Two years ago I was at a fly show and I observed a professional tier tying a dry. Upon finishing the fly she said that she rarely uses head cement. I decided to try an experiment last year and not...
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    I tied some flies last night without the rabbit...

    I tied some flies last night without the rabbit fur with no allergy symptoms. I may have found the culprit. Thanks for all the suggestions. The zonker strips, hares mask, and rabbit dubbing are now...
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    Let me offer a father's perspective on this...

    Let me offer a father's perspective on this topic. Fifteen years ago, my 3 sons and I entered the world of fly fishing. I learned my lesson early that kids, newbies, and fly rods are a recipe for...
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    A dust mask sounds like a good idea. I want to...

    A dust mask sounds like a good idea. I want to stay away from the medication if at all possible.
    caribe
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    This is a bit scary. A fly tying allergy...

    This is a bit scary. A fly tying allergy possibility is much more common than I thought. When the sneeze attack occurred, I was making dubbing from zonker strips in a coffee grinder. I will go...
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    Fly Tying Alergies

    I hit the fly tying bench last night after a month hiatus. As I was tying, I started sneezing and my nose started to run. My wife suggested I was allergic to some materials I was using. (I took it...
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    Thanks Trigg. I will keep it simple, sparse and...

    Thanks Trigg. I will keep it simple, sparse and small (just like my paycheck :) Time to tie......Thanks for all your help.
    caribe
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    Trigg, One more quick question. Does it make a...

    Trigg,
    One more quick question. Does it make a difference if its a flashback and/or bead head? Here in Wisconsin flashback beadheads tend to out fish the typical pheasant tails.
    caribe
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    Trigg, Thanks for the tip. I will tie him a...

    Trigg,
    Thanks for the tip. I will tie him a dozen #18 pheasant tails and RS2's. I have never tied nor used RS2's but it seems to be a good time to start. I'm going to tie some for myself and see...
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I will forward to...

    Thanks for all the feedback. I will forward to my son the links. I do see a common theme......Visit the local experts at the local fly shops!! I think what I will do is advise him to buy local...
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    Frying Pan Flies

    My son has an opportunity to fish the Frying Pan the 3rd week of June. He mainly nymphs and he asked me to tie up some flies for the Frying Pan. I am a Wisconsin Driftless fisherman and I have very...
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    Brandon, I was able to try out one of the...

    Brandon,
    I was able to try out one of the leaders you sent me. I used the "Big Fly" 2-5wt leader on my 2 wt rod. Your leader definitely out preforms mine. I was mainly nymphing with tungsten...
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    Brandon, I received your leaders today. I will...

    Brandon,
    I received your leaders today. I will try them out in my yard this week as soon as the icy snow is gone. Next week I will try them out on some trout. The 2 colors scheme with a 6 inch...
  21. Thread: My winter

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    Great pictures. I love carp on the fly. I live...

    Great pictures. I love carp on the fly. I live on a lake that had it's share of carp. I could get them to take fly if they where "tailing" in the shallow A couple years ago some bow fisherman...
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    Brandon, I would be honored to try one of your...

    Brandon,
    I would be honored to try one of your leaders. How ironic. I started this thread with me complaining about giving away too many leaders and now I end up getting a leader from someone who...
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    Brandon, I think your right about the density. ...

    Brandon,
    I think your right about the density. The fireline, like the GSP runs light. I may be wrong about this but in order to increase the mass of the leader I wrap more line around the jig pegs...
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    Charles, I will take your advise. When I first...

    Charles,
    I will take your advise. When I first started furling I pretty much furled anything I could wrap around the jig and settled for Fireline once I found it made a leader that suited me best. ...
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    Brandon, I use Berkley FireLine Crystal for all...

    Brandon,
    I use Berkley FireLine Crystal for all my leaders. It typically sells for around $18 for 125 yards. The line has a thin diameter so the leader does not get overly "bulky". I have had...
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