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    Scott, very nicely done! Thanks, Ted

    Scott, very nicely done!
    Thanks,
    Ted
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    I have had some silicone insert fly boxes (not...

    I have had some silicone insert fly boxes (not sure if they are Tacky brand) where some of the slits had not been cut completely. It took just a few minutes with an Xacto knife to fix the problem.
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    Scott, Thanks for the suggestion of using wax. ...

    Scott,
    Thanks for the suggestion of using wax. I generally don't, but will try it next time I am using a dubbing loop.
    Thanks,
    Ted
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    Those dubbing twisters look nice, but they don't...

    Those dubbing twisters look nice, but they don't address the issue that this Swiss tool tries to solve, controlling the loop for dubbing insertion before the twisting starts. This is where I often...
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    SwissCDC Multiloop Tool - anyone try this?

    I received an ad email from Angler's All today with a link to their site for a "SwissCDC Multiloop Tool". I had to investigate... From the photo, I really could not figure how it was to be used,...
  6. Thread: Juju Baetis

    by tedshuck
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    Juju Baetis

    Now that winter is really here, the local fish seem to be keying on Baetis and midges. My most productive Baetis pattern for several years has been Charlie Craven's Juju Baetis. He originally had...
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    Very nice looking fly! Thanks for posting it,...

    Very nice looking fly!
    Thanks for posting it, Scott.
    Ted
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    Scott, I have given up on using pheasant tail...

    Scott,
    I have given up on using pheasant tail for rainbow warrior tails as well. Usually use whatever brown hackle I have handy.
    Thanks for posting all these great looking patterns,
    Ted
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    Okay, I will be the different one. I use a...

    Okay, I will be the different one. I use a double Davey knot and have for a few years. It is very fast to tie, once you've practiced it some, and it is vey strong. I really like it because it is a...
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    I used to fish the surf near San Diego when I...

    I used to fish the surf near San Diego when I would visit my parents in the area. Used a 7 weight rod with a 225 grain sink tip line. Flies should also be heavily weighted. Many fly patterns...
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    Byron, That is a big help! I appreciate your...

    Byron,
    That is a big help! I appreciate your taking the time to put this together.
    Thanks,
    Ted
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    Byron, That is a very nice looking fly. Have...

    Byron,
    That is a very nice looking fly. Have you extended the body to the head end of the fly, beyond the eye of the hook? From the photo of the finished fly, it is difficult to see what you have...
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    Mark, Have you seen Scott's flytying posts???? ...

    Mark,
    Have you seen Scott's flytying posts???? If you tie that many flies, you feel compelled to use them. :D
    Ted
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    Scott, Very nicely tied! Thanks for posting,...

    Scott,
    Very nicely tied!
    Thanks for posting,
    Ted
  15. Thread: Casting

    by tedshuck
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    Twenty years ago, after a week in Alaska fishing...

    Twenty years ago, after a week in Alaska fishing for silver salmon, I developed a nasty case of tendonitis in my right wrist. Casting an 8wt rod with sink tip line and heavily weighted flies for...
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    Very nice! Thanks for posting, Scott. I will...

    Very nice! Thanks for posting, Scott. I will need to tie a few of these.
    Thanks,
    Ted
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    This fly convinced a few fish for me yesterday,...

    This fly convinced a few fish for me yesterday, after they had refused a Puterbaugh caddis. I tied a few of these last week after seeing your posting and had them in my box. Thanks for posting it!...
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    Scott, Another beautiful fly! Thanks for...

    Scott,
    Another beautiful fly! Thanks for posting all of these.
    You have listed the thorax as "Ice Dub hare's ear tan", but the photo makes it look like peacock herl. Are my eyes deceiving me?...
  19. Thread: Goldfish

    by tedshuck
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    The first fish I ever caught were goldfish in...

    The first fish I ever caught were goldfish in Rand Park Pond, Keokuk, IA, when I was about 3 years old. We used white bread balled onto a hook. Very fond memories, but I haven't fished for goldfish...
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    Very nice looking flies. I hope you get to use...

    Very nice looking flies. I hope you get to use them soon.
    Thanks for posting them,
    Ted
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    I did as well. Deleted it. Ted

    I did as well. Deleted it.
    Ted
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    Don't you hate it when you are just finishing...

    Don't you hate it when you are just finishing tying a fly and it happens?
    I guess it is better than having it happen on the stream. I've missed strike from several fish before finally checking my...
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    Very nicely done, Scott. Thanks for posting...

    Very nicely done, Scott.
    Thanks for posting this,
    Ted
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    SBS: Black-Red Midge

    The black-red midge is a pattern that I learned about last year. I have had good success with it last fall and this winter here in Colorado fishing tailgaters on the S Platte and Arkansas rivers. ...
  25. Thread: Foam Ant

    by tedshuck
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    Thanks for posting this. I really like the loops...

    Thanks for posting this. I really like the loops of foam to give it additional floatation. Great idea!
    Thanks,
    Ted
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