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  1. It might have a special name but I think it is a bead head wooly bugger variant. Maybe someone will recognize it and give you a specific name.
  2. Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Naples, Florida. They turned a corner and see a sign that says, Old Timers Bar - all drinks 10 cents.' They look at each other, and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true. The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, 'Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, Gentlemen?' There seemed to be a fully-stocked bar, so each of the men asked for a martini. In short order, the bartender serves up four iced martinis... Shaken, not stirred, and says, 'That'll be 10 cents each, please' The four men stare at the bartender for a moment. Then look at each other... They can't believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round. Again, four excellent martinis are produced with the bartender again saying, 'That's 40 cents, please.' They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they can stand. They have each had two martinis and so far they've spent less than a dollar. Finally one of the men says, 'How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime a piece?' 'I'm a retired tailor from Boston,' the bartender said, and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery for $25 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime - wine, liquor, beer, it's all the same.' Wow!!!! That's quite a story,' says one of the men. The four of them sipped at their martinis and couldn't help but notice seven other people at the end of the bar who didn't have drinks in front of them, and hadn't ordered anything the whole time they were there. One man gestures at the seven at the end of the bar without drinks and asks the bartender, 'What's with them?' The bartender says, 'Oh, they're all old retired farts from Pennsylvania. They're waiting for happy hour when drinks are half price.'
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  5. The hook points are acid sharpened like the major brands. You may find an occasional hook with an eye that is not completely closed but most of the time all the hooks are fine. I used to tie on Tiemco hooks. I do fly tying at demonstration events for TU and FFF and give away my flies. That got expensive so I started buying the Fly Shack hooks to tie at these events and then I finally gave up buying the expensive hooks and now tie all my personal flies on these hooks unless there is a specific hook shape that Fly Shack does not make. I think you should make your own evaluation by buying a few to try. They are so popular that sometime they are backordered.
  6. Partridge and Daichi are hook manufacturers - they actually make hooks so they have a lower overhead than Tiemco and and Umpqua which sell hooks that others make. So Tiemco and Umpqua have a higher cost of doing business that they pass on to the fly shops. I buy Saber hooks from The Fly Shack. Saber hooks are The Fly Shack Brand about $8.00/100 hooks. https://www.flyshack.com/DisplayCategory.aspx?CatID=640
  7. If you want the formula for tying Gary Borger's Unibody leaders, go down to my post on this page. https://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/leader-tying.343201/page-2
  8. How well does the humongous bugger fish in rivers? Do you get short strikes that miss the hook because of the longer tail that is twice the length of the body?
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