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  1. I wonder if the Able and AK Best vises suffered the same legal pressure. Thanks, Bob H
  2. As a follow--up, but first, thanks for your response which are generally what I have observed and use. But I was wondering if anyone has specific experience with the Whiting Freshwater Streamer or Whiting Rangeley products. Thanks, Bob H
  3. What are your current preferences for Rangeley style streamer wings, #1 down to #8? Is anyone familiar with Whitings Freshwater Streamer capes, or Whitings Rangeley Streamer capes. On-line sources have only dyed grizzly or badger in the Freshwater. Feather Emporium (yeah, yeah I know) has them both, but I am trying to get more info before I order. Have not been able to get to any local shops to check in person. Looking for what Don Bastian recommended as having moderate webbing, rounded tips and stems with moderate stiffness. Thanks, Bob H
  4. Scott, Your latest batch of Lough Style are beautiful (as are all of your ties). How do you fish them? The hackle is wet fly/soft, but do they float with the hair wings? Thanks, Bob H
  5. Beautiful. What is the wing material? Thanks, Bob H
  6. Try to find copies of Don Bastians's DVDs: Tying Classic Wet Flies and Advanced Classic Wet Flies. He ties a little fast, but if you re-watch them, all will become evident. His are the best wet fly instructions that I have ever seen. He also did: Traditional Streamers and Bucktails. Good Luck, Bob H
  7. EP Fibers, HI-Vis fibers, FTD Congo hair are all less expensive alternatives to zlon. Antron is probably not a good choice as it does not repel water like poly yarn and the others that I mentioned. Thanks, Bob H
  8. How about spinner bait skirts? Thanks, Bob H
  9. Those are more than 'okay' !! Thanks, Bob H
  10. In regard to flotation issues, I second what Poopdeck recommends about wing material. All natural materials will eventually absorb some water. But synthetics such as EP fibers, Hi-Vis, Congo Hair, or any other poly type material (not Antron) will shed almost all water with 1 cast. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Bob H
  11. Chug, Could you please show an illustration or photo of how that tool is used. I googled it and saw that it is actually 2 pieces joined at the rivet, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how it would be implemented. Thanks, Bob H
  12. Dave Whitlock has a book that is a compilation (and more) of his Trout magazines articles and artwork. It is absolutely gorgeous, and an incredible bargain at $25. His inscription and included bookmark are beautiful, too. Thanks, Bob H
  13. Here's some toys for making your own Zonkers: https://whitetailflytieing.com/collections/tools/products/zonkercrosscut-jig-and-cutter-whitetail-fly-tieing https://whitetailflytieing.com/collections/tools/products/zonker-jig-whitetail-fly-tieing https://whitetailflytieing.com/collections/tools/products/zonker-cutter-whitetail-fly-tieing Thanks, Bob H
  14. How about an empty Kleenex box. Plastic flaps in pre-cut slit keeps all the waste in the box. Cheap and when full, just throw the whole thing away and start another. Thanks, Bob H
  15. TJM mentioned white dove or common (rock) pigeon. Just finished a Google search for these and mourning dove skins and found nothing. Does anyone know of a source for the skins? I assume that because they are so common, they should be relatively inexpensive. Thanks, Bob H
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