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  1. The Franz Pott flies are woven out of hair, for example, hair from a horse's mane. The two fly tying books (The Master Fly Weaver and Montana Trout Flies) that I have that discuss Franz's method of tying these flies are written by George Grant who applied these methods to tying stonefly nymphs. Here is a George Grant fly I've fished woven flies when I fished the Big Lost river on a private ranch near Mackay, Idaho. My fishing buddy's a son in law owned the ranch. The woven fly I used is the Mackay Special which is an imitation of the cranefly nymphs in the river. I had a great day catching rainbows on that fly.
  2. Apparently not. Here is a medical release form. It requires a medical doctor's signature plus the medical license number. https://www.iowacourts.gov/static/media/cms/MEDICAL_EXCUSE_FROM_JURY_DUTY_B6847C0F3C8AE.pdf The Basic Requirements of a Medical Excuse In order to be excused for medical reasons, any individuals summoned for jury duty need to provide the court written evidence from a licensed medical doctor that they cannot meet these required qualifications. Sometimes a doctor's note verifies that the patient "is being treated" for a particular condition. This seldom qualifies for an exemption, because being treated for a condition may or may not prevent a person from serving. The medical excuse must specifically assert that the condition prevents a person from fulfilling the requirements. Some doctors are aware of this distinction, but it's a good idea when you're asking a doctor for the required written excuse to observe that it must verify the incapability as well as the condition. https://legalbeagle.com/7640555-doctors-say-jury-duty.html
  3. Thanks, I forgot that the location of the OP was listed under his name........... NEVERMIND!
  4. Audiologist is not a "doctor" = physician He would need an excuse from an Otolaryngologist = medical doctor https://www.riesberginstitute.com/blog/whats-the-difference-between-an-audiologist-and-an-otolaryngologist-ent
  5. Hendricksons vary in coloration depending on location. Our Hendricksons (E. Subvaria) in Wisconsin are way different in color than Roy Steenrod's eastern Hendrickson.
  6. I don't know why you state: "I would think this scud pattern wouldn't look correct to a fish because it would not be able to make out the overall shape of a scud pattern body." There is no reason to think that. Put the fly in a glass of water. If you can see the shape of the scud in the water, the fish can see it. Trout see just about the same colors we see except their color vision spectrum is very slightly wider than ours. For what you are describing, there would be little difference from what we see as far as color is concerned. The fish WILL see the same profile that you see. Because the lens in a trout's eye is round AND the are in water, everything is in focus to a trout. They do NOT have to change the shape of their lens as human do to focus on an object as we humans do. What trout do not see as well as us is fine detail because they do not have a macula for fine vision. Trout only see 1/14 the detail we humans see. But that is true whether they are looking at a scud fly or a real scud, so again there will be no difference in the detail that they see in the real scud or the fly. The fact that they cannot see fine detail means they have less ability to tell the difference between what is real and what is fake. The bottom line is that the scud fly will look more "real" to the trout than it looks to you, because they don't see it as well. http://www.sexyloops.com/articles/whatsalmonidssee.shtml
  7. I want to correct a misconception. To my knowledge superglue does not etch anything. Etching is what an acid does - removes part of the surface. Super glue does the opposite. It forms fumes which are deposited on the surface. That is good news because etching would weaken the line, depositing superglue on the surface would not. Have you seen the crime shows where fumed super glue brings out latent fingerprints by being fumed and reacting with invisible fingerprints on surfaces? Similarly, I'm sure what is happening is that super glue is vaporizing and depositing on the line that was sealed with the superglue in the jar. https://www.airscience.com/briefs/briefnum/42/cyanoacrylate-fuming-method "These fumes will react with the traces of amino acids, fatty acids and proteins in the latent fingerprint and the moisture in the air to produce a visible, sticky white material that forms along the ridges of the fingerprint." Gut is protein and would bond with superglue. Handling the line prior to fuming also transfered reactive material to the line.
  8. Sounds like bleaching the feather to a ginger color made it brittle. I don't know of a way to correct that.
  9. Deer and elk hair grows from autumn into winter. So the shortest hair is from deer and elk harvested at the beginning of hunting season. This is known as "early season" hair and is better for flies like comparaduns and sparkle duns. As the hair gets longer and longer, you start to get hair that is better for flies like stimulators and hoppers. Combine this with where the hair is found on the hide and you fan figure out what "cuts" of fur you want. https://globalflyfisher.com/tie-better/selecting-deer-hair
  10. Gary Borger's wet/dry fly is a pattern designed for the same purpose. https://www.garyborger.com/flies-and-fly-tying/the-wetdry-fly/ http://www.garyborger.com/2012/04/12/wetdry-fly-stage-4-emerger/
  11. Would you be Eric last initial H?
  12. That is not really the reason I posted them. The http://www.hatchesmagazine.com/ is a dead link. It no longer exists in the URL database. The link I listed has a way to contact the editor for information about content. Click on the "Contact Us" on the upper menu list. https://hatchesmagazine.com/magazine/about_us.php Will Mullis [email protected]
  13. These sites works: https://hatchesmagazine.com/magazine/about_us.php https://hatchesmagazine.com/magazine/
  14. Here's the problem with trying to use X-caddis hair for stimulators. An X-caddis is a caddis emerger pattern with a trailing shuck. The wing should be tied shorter than the wing on an adult caddis pattern like the elk hair caddis. Furthermore, adult caddis are NOT size 10 or even size 12. So real X caddis hair is generally not long enough to tie simulators of that size, However, prepackaged hair is often generic and NOT really sorted and packaged for the flies on the label. That is why I buy my hair from Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, Montana. They process the hair on site and have loose pieces of hair in labeled bins that I can sort through to find exactly what I want. So examine the that you have. If it is really hair for X-caddis you will not be able to tie a size 10 Stimi but if it is generic hair that had just been labeled as hari for X-caddis, you night be able to tie the Stimies especially in the smaller sizes.
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