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  1. I pretty much just use wool in place of deer hair when tying any streamer that calls for deer hair. The only thing that I do differently is that I will usually add gills to the sides of the streamer. One suggestion would be to tye a muddler minnow and instead of using deer hair for the head just use some wool.
  2. I use crow feathers for wings on crickets.
  3. Yes that will catch fish. I probably caught half of my trout that i caught this year on the green weenie, it is now one of my favorite flies. I have also caught tons of warmwater fish on it to.
  4. I don't see why they wouldn't work I have caught more bass than I can count on flies that resemble those.
  5. Ok thank you, at first I thought that it was a grizzly hen hackle but wasn't sure.
  6. Those flies are great, but what did you use for the hackle on the soft hackle?
  7. I like to use the skip morris panfish fly, I have a secret color but I'm telling.
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    Here is an idea but I don't know how it will turn out, try to epoxy a small piece of balsa wood or cork to the tip of the old bodkin and then glue a needle right into the wood.
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    I had a ceramic bobbin where half of the top cracked off and I just got a glass bead glued it to the tip of the boobin and now it works fine.
  10. I have tied them as small as a 28 and as big as about a 10 2xl.
  11. I have the Ian Moutter book and it is a great book I highly reccomend it I would imagine it would help you learn the hackle stacking method, but I'm not sure how to do it using cdc but I would like to find out so could you post your results of the flies?
  12. Well for some odd reason everything on flyanglersonline.com has the same adress so I couldn't just copy and paste it but if you go to the fly of the week and then go to previous flies the name of this fly is the Silver Lake EB Mayfly, so just edit find on this page and type in silver lake and there it is.
  13. I use the needle method found on flyanglersonline.com and it is great the only thing that I do different is that I use embroidery yarn instead of dubbing.
  14. Try a bead belly emerald shiner but vary the colors to match the shad in your area. Or maybe a Enrico Puglisi pattern.
  15. There may be something wrong because I can't see anything.
  16. One tip that I think helps alot is to use calf body hair instead of calf tail it is a heck of a lot easier.
  17. That fly is great I would like to know how it works if it works as well as the green weenie I better tie a whole box.
  18. One of the first flies that I learned is the green weenie and I think after this season of giving it a try it has grown to be my favorite.
  19. I have even seen people use red beads as the mid section. Don't think that red is the only color that you can use I've used black, chartreuse, orange etc with success.
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    Those flies are great I could only imagine what the fish think of them.
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    I like them both. Is that floss for the body?
  22. Well the fly really doesnt matter because it is dark, but you want something that makes a really big commotion like a mouse or even a dark colored bass popper.
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    Well the best place to find things for tails on mice is your local craft store thats where I get it. But if yo have to you can use a leather shoelace.
  24. I can't really tell from the pic but it looks like the hackle you used might be oversized a bit which shouldnt matter, the hackle also looks like its to webby to be used on a dry fly but that doesnt mean that the whole cape is bad you meght have picked a wrong feather.
  25. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/30/...in3220288.shtml There is a link to it.
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