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  1. It was discontinued several years ago. I bought several bottles back then and still have one full. With one tiny drop per fly it lasts a long time and doesn't seem to thicken too bad.
  2. I've never had much trouble with biots, but other quills I either just soak in a wet paper towel or treat with hair conditioner.
  3. OK, let keep this going. Papa Roach (Variation) Hook: Wet fly Thread: Danville 6/0, Olive brown Eyes: Bead chain, black Abdomen: Zonker strip, two-tone olive Underbody: Wapsi Life Cycle Nymph Dubbing, Olive Wings: Pheasant rump, dyed olive Legs: FTD Bug Legs, olive Head: Wapsi Life Cycle Nymph Dubbing, Olive
  4. Blue Upright Hook: Standard Dry Fly Wings: Duck quill sections Tail: Dun hackle fibers Body: Stripped Peacock herl Hackle: Dun
  5. Ginger Quill Hook: Standard Dry Fly Wings: Duck quill sections Tail: Ginger hackle fibers Body: Stripped Peacock herl Hackle: Ginger
  6. Thanks. I have tied them in sizes from 12 to 20. Smaller sizes for streams, bigger for lakes. I just use standard length hooks.
  7. The California Mosquito is a great stillwater midge imitation. I prefer the traditional Mosquito body with alternating light and dark Moose mane. I also like to tie the wings flat over the body and divided in a 'V' shape.
  8. Jaydub

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  9. The parachute will work fine as a spinner pattern. And sometimes an upright wing (not spent) spinner works. It could also imitate a mahogany dun (Paraleptophlebia). Your making good progress. As far as improvements, I would thin out the body and tighten up the parachute wraps.
  10. With that hair (many broken tips), you'll never get a fly as pretty as Norm's example. If your aim is to catch fish, it probably doesn't matter. I would work on cleaning up the head area. You can either trim the butts before tying in the wing or leave them long, tie in the wing, pull back the butts and whip finish under them, then trim.
  11. Be sure to clean out all of the fuzz from the hair before attempting to stack it. The large stacker can be used for smaller flies. Hold it at an angle so that the hair stays on one side of the stacker and tap on the edge of the table.
  12. TMC 100 is really a dry fly hook. Of course, you could use it for wet flies, it's just a light wire hook. Daiichi 1560 is a 1xl nymph/wet fly hook. The 1550 is standard length. I use the 1xl for most nymphs. Sticking with TMC and Daiichi (there are a lot of cross reference charts out there): 1. California mosquito: TMC 100, Daiichi 1100 or 1170, 1190(barbless) 2. Soft hackle wet flys: TMC 3761 0r 3769 or Daiichi 1550 or 1560 3. Black gnat: Dry see 1 above. Wet see 2 above. 4. BH Soft hackle: TMC 3761 or Daiichi 1560
  13. I just leave them on the whole feather until I need them.
  14. The original Found Link is not a Hackle Stacker, If that makes it more tempting.
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