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  1. Thread: Del Cooper

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    okay... I use the T10 a bunch and thought it...

    okay... I use the T10 a bunch and thought it looked a little different.
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    And then there is also the counterweight...

    And then there is also the counterweight option... ;)

    Art stirring the pot!
  3. Thread: Del Cooper

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    Nice job and would be a very functional fly here...

    Nice job and would be a very functional fly here for lots of species.

    I think that hook is a Tiemco 7999 (IIRC) and not the Gami T10. The Gami is visually a bit different IMO.

    I do not think...
  4. Thread: Fly swap 2020!

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    I would love to see a due date...

    I would love to see a due date...
  5. Thread: Fly swap 2020!

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    In with some type AK nymph.

    In with some type AK nymph.
  6. Thread: Fly swap 2020 !

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    I am in with a very Alaskan winter nymph as soon...

    I am in with a very Alaskan winter nymph as soon as I can figure out what it will be. ;) It will have a red body and copper wire rib... that seems the constant here these days.
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    A great example of the mistake made by Whiting...

    A great example of the mistake made by Whiting and others to force us to find alternatives to hackles.
  8. Thread: Fly swaps?

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    If you do a swap I will promise to join it. No...

    If you do a swap I will promise to join it. No conditions on my end.
  9. Thread: Hap

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    Issue rectified and PM sent.

    Issue rectified and PM sent.
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    I have been making them from thin scrap mammoth...

    I have been making them from thin scrap mammoth ivory for years. They feel better than plastic. ;) But the additional holes are new to me.
  11. Thread: My first Humpies

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    Years ago I made cheat sheets for a number of...

    Years ago I made cheat sheets for a number of different flies I tied a lot of... Humpies being one, and made a scale for different sizes. Using them my consistency went way up...
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    Sticky: A couple weeks ago my son had some work to do...

    A couple weeks ago my son had some work to do near Fairbanks (inspecting welds on a bridge over the Chena River) and sent me a text with a picture of a grayling in his hand. He had a little time to...
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    In 2015 I fished Jurassic Lake in Argentina for...

    In 2015 I fished Jurassic Lake in Argentina for monster rainbows. I did not fully appreciate wind until that trip, and I have repeatedly crossed the Gulf of Alaska in small boats!

    We literally...
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    Dolly Varden Feeding Frenzy

    I have always loved doing this and have been doing it for well over a half-century and have done it in the exact same spot many, many times. I taught my son how to do exactly the same thing back...
  15. And what do you know, he uses the quote I like so...

    And what do you know, he uses the quote I like so much... ;)
  16. One of my favorite quotes from Trout Madness: "It...

    One of my favorite quotes from Trout Madness: "It isn't that I think trout fishing is all that important, rather, I think all of man's other endeavors are equally unimportant!" I am sure that is not...
  17. Thread: Pontoon Hopper

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    Absolutely!

    Absolutely!
  18. Thread: Blue Feathers

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    I could probably find a pure white ptarmigan skin...

    I could probably find a pure white ptarmigan skin that you could use a little blue koolaid on... and since you mentioned Ireland it is interesting to note those flies were usually tied with European...
  19. Thread: more feathers

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    Flats are a standard spey hackle, usually burned...

    Flats are a standard spey hackle, usually burned and dyed. They also make better wing cases on nymphs than the tail feathers, IMO. They also work well as fibers in married wings. The upper tail...
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    Was just rolling through, ready to add the local...

    Was just rolling through, ready to add the local version has rubber legs...Good job! ;)
  21. Thread: Alevin SBS

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    My son fishes a ton of alevins for dollies,...

    My son fishes a ton of alevins for dollies, especially and he insists eyes make a difference. In this case he uses a big dot of light-colored fingernail polish with a dot of black.

    Very effective...
  22. Thread: Alexandra

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    I really like the traditional dimpled tinsel! ...

    I really like the traditional dimpled tinsel! Very nicely done.
  23. Thread: Alexandra

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    Yup, That was parts of Europe.

    Yup, That was parts of Europe.
  24. I see no advantage to the trebles and many...

    I see no advantage to the trebles and many disadvantages. I ran my charter boat out of Kodiak for many years and have put many, many tons of silver scales on the decks! I use a lot of different...
  25. Thread: Soft Hackles

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    Nice and clean! I tie at least 300 soft hackles...

    Nice and clean! I tie at least 300 soft hackles per year and some how they all seem to go away.
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