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  1. Thread: Float of a Dun

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    The current issue of Fly Tyer magazine (Spring...

    The current issue of Fly Tyer magazine (Spring 2017 issue) has a 'Reverse Moose Mane Mayfly' pattern that looks like a nice easy tie for anyone wanting to put theory to the test. See page 28. Note:...
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    Most hook shanks are tempered. I think you will...

    Most hook shanks are tempered. I think you will find it difficult to get good bends without heating the material. A lot of articulated fly patterns just use shank cut to length and a mono loop tied...
  3. Thread: Float of a Dun

    by kengore
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    There are fly patterns such as the 'Waterwisp'...

    There are fly patterns such as the 'Waterwisp' that are tied in reverse with the hook eye at the tail. It would be easy enough to tie up some examples and fish them side by side with a conventional...
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    I omit the collar on my zebra midges, makes them...

    I omit the collar on my zebra midges, makes them easier to tie and I think they sink faster w/o the fuzz.
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    How is the color balance on your new light? My...

    How is the color balance on your new light? My previous experience with LED's, plenty bright but way to much blue. The colors on my flies just didn't look right and sort of hurt my eyes. I have...
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    I use a variable speed motor salvaged from a...

    I use a variable speed motor salvaged from a thrift store sewing machine. I comes with a foot pedal speed control and 1/4 horse power A/C motor. I have no idea what the final RPM is for my pulley...
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    A response to an old thread, but maybe a chance...

    A response to an old thread, but maybe a chance to start a dialog on making tenkara lines....

    I have been experimenting with furled tenkara lines ranging from 12 to 20' in length. I basically made...
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    I think I will eventually figure out how to deal...

    I think I will eventually figure out how to deal with big fish on the tenkara. I only started tenkara in October of this year and have less than 2 month of experience. I tend to get over exited with...
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    I too was skeptical about the application of a...

    I too was skeptical about the application of a tenkara rod to western streams. I also thought is was little different (other than in price!) from the simple cane pole I started with at 5 years old. ...
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    Not all flies catch fish, but they only need to...

    Not all flies catch fish, but they only need to catch fisherman to be commercially successful.
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    I have never liked the results of using marker on...

    I have never liked the results of using marker on my hackles. I have tried A-D markers (ArtDesign by Chartpac) Sharpies and and number of 'permanent' markers but always end up with sticky feathers...
  12. Thread: Net holster

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    13240NEW CLC 439 LEATHER STEEL LOOP HAMMER TOOL...

    13240NEW CLC 439 LEATHER STEEL LOOP HAMMER TOOL HOLDER FOR BELT$3.00
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    A superior quality hammer holder made of top grain leather with a riveted, cradle-style steel loop. Cradle...
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    It was a few years back I fell off a log and...

    It was a few years back I fell off a log and snapped my Winston LT 5pc 3wt rod right at the top of the cork. I also had no paperwork. I called the fine folks at Winston to look into a repair and...
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    A little beeswax can be used to snug up a loose...

    A little beeswax can be used to snug up a loose ferrule. Rub a hard 100% beeswax candle on the male end and check the fit. This solution will attract dirt so you will want to clean and reapply it...
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    another source for furry foam

    The blankets found in inexpensive motels are made of what appears to be furry foam. I found a queen size one at a thrift store for about $5. I cut it into 3x5 squares and used RIT dye and KoolAid...
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    Good solid start! Great to see you follow...

    Good solid start! Great to see you follow through on the challenge and thank you for keeping us informed. There will be good days and bad days ahead, but it only makes it sweeter when you stand...
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    Some reference books and web sites that I find...

    Some reference books and web sites that I find useful...

    http://www.amazon.com/masters-guide-building-bamboo-fly/dp/0811703525 Finding a copy of this in my local library is what got me...
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    I found another nice toutorial with pictures and...

    I found another nice toutorial with pictures and detailed how to.....
    http://www.rodbuildingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=15417
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    I say go for it. Just have some resonable...

    I say go for it. Just have some resonable expectations about your skills and accept that your first rod might have a few cosmetic blemishes as part of the 'learning curve'.
    For your first rod you...
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    How about 'plunge pool pocket water'. I have a...

    How about 'plunge pool pocket water'. I have a little stream nearby that looks very similar...
  21. Thread: New to furling

    by kengore
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    Here is a link to the article that got me...

    Here is a link to the article that got me started...http://www.canerod.com/rodmakers/tips/furled/furled.html Hope this helps.
  22. Thread: Bark Grips

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    I have made grips from the 'bark mulch' products...

    I have made grips from the 'bark mulch' products sold at lawn centers. Similar to this.. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardentime-2-cu-ft-Small-Western-Garden-Bark-GT-00160/100336461 A $5 bag is...
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    I've been wearing knee pads for years and have...

    I've been wearing knee pads for years and have never notice any impact on my waders.

    I wear them not just to protect myself but to make it easier to be stealthy. With the knee pads on I am very...
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    Boulder published rain totals yesterday, over 20"...

    Boulder published rain totals yesterday, over 20" of rain fell on the City of Boulde in a 5 day period. Surrounding counties in the Front Range also got 8"-10. The scale and scope of the disaster...
  25. How you lace up the loop to loop knot makes a...

    How you lace up the loop to loop knot makes a difference. You first slip the first loop into the second loop, then thread the tag end thru the first loop and pull tight. That way the complete knot...
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