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    Try White Fox Fur and Feather Co. - (Google them)...

    Try White Fox Fur and Feather Co. - (Google them) they have an Etsy site. I purchased a nice blue starling skin from them, through Bob Marriott's, that has dark feathers large enough for #10 & #12...
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    Nectopsyche are found in the general Yellowstone...

    Nectopsyche are found in the general Yellowstone area in the Spring and Fall. Craig Matthews has developed a number of patterns for this hatch which is most prolific on the Firehole River. They are...
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    So sorry to hear of Ladyfisher passing. This...

    So sorry to hear of Ladyfisher passing. This forum has lost a wonderful source of all things Fly Fishing.


    PT/TB
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    Check this link to the UV Resin shootout chart...

    Check this link to the UV Resin shootout chart from Fly Fish Food and look at the comparative amount and prices...Although one popular tier with a load of videos advocates it's use, it just ain't...
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    I used to get my Marc Petitjean CDC from Bob...

    I used to get my Marc Petitjean CDC from Bob Marriott's in Los Angeles. I do not think they carry it any longer. That, along with Trout Hunter and Polish Quills CDC are probably the best CDC that one...
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    You are correct Walter...Below is their Green...

    You are correct Walter...Below is their Green Version #16 with a Zelon Wing:

    https://i.imgur.com/Jvk5GjP.jpg

    ...and this is the original taken off the BRF site in July, 2009...
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    It was down for two days. It is back up now ... ...

    It was down for two days. It is back up now ...


    PT/TB
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    Nope: http://dan-bailey.com PT/TB

    Nope:

    http://dan-bailey.com


    PT/TB
  9. Thread: Zlon

    by planettrout
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    Walter is correct. John Betts and Craig Matthews...

    Walter is correct. John Betts and Craig Matthews cornered the world's remaining supply of Z-lon back in the 80's. This is how it was originally packaged by John Betts:
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    Here are some rods that have been evaluated: ...

    Here are some rods that have been evaluated:

    https://www.tridentflyfishing.com/blog/2018-european-style-nymphing-fly-rod-shootout-fly-rod-review/


    PT/TB
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    I had cataract surgery this past June and have...

    I had cataract surgery this past June and have not had any problems. I am using 2.50 readers for close up work.


    PT/TB
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    That pattern is the first fly I ever tied ;). I...

    That pattern is the first fly I ever tied ;). I tie them now without the tail to imitate a Caddis:

    https://i.imgur.com/UJkkXff.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/NuOfpU5.jpg
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    Like Norm, I still have some of the original Mc...

    Like Norm, I still have some of the original Mc Murray ant bodies...

    https://i.imgur.com/OwsE8zd.jpg

    I have found that it is a lot easier (and more productive ) to use bodies fashioned from...
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    These three patterns have worked for me and my...

    These three patterns have worked for me and my kids from the Eastern Sierras to Montana and on waters around Roscoe, NY:

    https://i.imgur.com/BbNgqJx.jpg

    FOAM FLYING ANT -Nyman/Variant
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  15. Begin by learning how to tie flies. I started...

    Begin by learning how to tie flies. I started tying a year before fly fishing. Almost 44 years later, it's what has kept me exploring this passion.


    PT/TB
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    FYI... Please scroll down on the following...

    FYI...

    Please scroll down on the following post from Clark Davis, the founding owner of The Classic Fly Rod Forum:

    http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=2722


    PT/TB
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    I have used both of these products. I have been...

    I have used both of these products. I have been using tungsten putty for quite a few years, particularly in high flows in the Spring. I purchased the tungsten shot for a trip to MT this past Fall and...
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    I am in the process of going through cataract...

    I am in the process of going through cataract surgery and am hopeful that much will change with my eyesight. I have used this clip-on for years attached to my polarized glasses when needed ...
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    Unh...there is nothing about jig patterns, used...

    Unh...there is nothing about jig patterns, used for nymphing, that is purported ( appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely; profess ).

    They just plain work and are excellent for...
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    When I first started nymphing, I was instructed...

    When I first started nymphing, I was instructed by Chuck Fothergill and Georges Odier on the Roaring Fork River in Aspen, CO, in 1975. This is Chuck Fothergill and what he brought to fly fishing:
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    From this week's Blue Ribbon Flies Newsletter:


    FWP PROPOSES MADISON RIVER RECREATION PLAN
    F&W COMMISSION TO HEAR INITIAL PROPOSAL AT NEXT MEETING
    (BOZEMAN, Mont.)-Montana Fish, Wildlife and...
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    Check out this site. It is still evolving... ...

    Check out this site. It is still evolving...

    https://flyhooks.org


    PT/TB
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    Thanks Jim...and yes , I have been following the...

    Thanks Jim...and yes , I have been following the fire reports since yesterday afternoon...this is what it looked like at mid-day today, Feb. 19:

    https://i.imgur.com/9pttvZo.jpg


    Not good...
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  24. Thread: jig flies

    by planettrout
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    They work just fine... ...

    They work just fine...

    https://i.imgur.com/O7u3zeG.jpg

    I tie jig patterns from #20-#2

    https://i.imgur.com/9H9Z5bl.jpg


    PT/TB
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    I use these reels: ...

    I use these reels:

    https://i.imgur.com/ajyRgoZ.jpg

    (Top) Winston 9', 5wt. WT / Tibor Tailwater CL Reel

    (Bottom) Thomas & Thomas Paradigm 9', 5wt. / Tibor Tailwater Reel (not CL)

    The Tibor...
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