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  1. We visited the museum during our Thanksgiving holiday, and drove from Nashua, NH to see it (after flying in from Utah to see family). It is a great museum. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to see all the exhibits and looping films. And call to check their hours before you go. We would've been dissapointed had we arrived near closing time. We spent 2 hours or so, but 3 would've been better.
  2. Thanks for the links & leads. I'll check my FlyTyer archives for the Hamilton article, and the other two are great resources on their own.
  3. Give the foam a first coat with flex seal or a clear acrylic based paint. Then hit them with the color, and seal the paint with the clear stuff. Also, wash your hands before handling them. Dirt & finger oils can affect the paint.
  4. Ethan, I would love a copy of the pdf. You can send it to [email protected]
  5. Yeah, I already found that. There was further info in the printed article that I was looking for, and much more step-by-step detail.
  6. I'm looking for an article that was written by Randy Hamilton on tying spoonflies. I can't remember the publication or specific date (pretty sure it was in the last 2 years). Anybody have a magazine archive that their wife didn't help thin out?
  7. What kind of substitute are you looking for...synthetic or natural? Synthetic-Big Fly Fiber http://www.jsflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/item/SM-760020-0000 Natural-Llama streamer patch http://www.canadianllama.com/cat16_1.htm
  8. I know these are commercial, but you'll get the idea of how to build some trolling flies. They're on tubes, and are sold either as just the tube & skirt or with the tube/skirt and a hook/bead/mono harness. These were designed on the great lakes. Here's a link to the color spectrum: http://www.rainysflies.com/pages/flies.asp...s&offset=-1 Here's a pic for a quick look:
  9. For our 3rd year, Cache Anglers held the Salmonfly Relocation. We had 60 people on the Blacksmith Fork river this morning, and in 1 1/2 hours we collected 5,000 nymphs, nearly doubling the first 2 years collections. Our target species were pteronarcys californica and pteronarcella badia. We collected individuals in the 1 to 4 year age classes. For more info on the project go here: http://www1.usu.edu/buglab/projects/project%20Salmonfly.htm
  10. I too struggled with this pattern and the dreaded wing-roll for years. Cheech & Steeldrifter are right, but let me add one more tip. When doing those first pinch wraps (2-3 depending on hook size) you only want to apply thread tension straight down. So, that's a loose pinch wrap, bring the bobbin to the bottom position, and pull the wrap tight. Repeat 1 or 2 more times. Once you've done them, roll your finger & thumbtip back, exposing the wrap site, but still pinching the wing. Hit the previous wraps with 3 or 4 tight wraps applying even pressure all the way around the shank. I always finish the fly with whips behind the eye, not on top of the wing.
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    You'll occasionally find vials in flyshops, and even a preservative called "Bug Balm". Vials are cheaper when you buy them from a source like the one linked above though. For preservative, just use a 70% solution of ethyl alcohol. Depending on your personal history, you'll recognize ethyl alcohol as either rubbing alcohol or Everclear.
  12. I know most of you won't be able to attend, but several here have shown interest in the project. The 2007 Salmonfly Relocation Project date is set for Saturday, April 7th. We'll get things started at the Civilian Conservation Corps campsite on the Blacksmith Fork of the Bear. For those of you who have participated in the past, this site is just up the road from the previous site. If you've never attended, but would like to, just look for the Cache Anglers/TU banner just up from the mouth of the canyon (right side). We will have cinnamon rolls, coffee and hot chocolate to get you started, then we'll jump in the river & start collecting. Following our collection, we will relocate ourselves and the bugs to the Logan River at Preston Valley Campground. Immediately after the highly ceremonious dumping of the bugs, the USU BugLab will provide attendees with burgers and dogs. To be sure there is enough food, we would request a rough head count to avoid having to resort to grilling the nymphs to feed the masses. The same would be nice for the morning supply of goodies. If you're totally clueless about the Salmonfly Relocation, you can get the whole story here: http://www1.usu.edu/buglab/projects/...0Salmonfly.htm Further info for the board here: 2 years ago an exuvia (shuck) was found near the nymph release site. Last year a 1 year age class nymph was sampled near the adult release site.
  13. Take a look at the ECHO Classic series. They're 4 piece rods, come with a sock & cordura tube, and have a lifetime warranty, just $139. They're IM6 graphite, and are surprisingly nice rodsfor the price.
  14. Andrew Moy runs a shop in Pine Brook, NJ...Tight Lines Fly Fishing. www.tightlinesflyfishing.com
  15. Try painting first, then epoxy over...kinda like a clearcoat.
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