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About redietz

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  • Birthday 02/03/1952

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  1. Why wash a used brush? They're dirt cheap, and nobody in my house wears makeup. They work just fine out of the pack (and have lots of other uses.)
  2. I picked mine up from the post office yesterday. Great tying, everyone. Thanks Cencalfly for hosting.
  3. I used to fish there frequently in the early 80's. It was crowded even then. I disagree that it's particularly difficult to fish, though.
  4. I've been told told that the manufacturer of SHHAN is aware that something like 3% of the product sold is for fly tying, not fingernails.
  5. Been down and out myself. The flies have been done for a week, but I just out to mail them today. Tracking number: 9500 1103 4822 3098 5149 40
  6. I sure hope this an April Fool's joke.
  7. Never smarten up a chump or give a sucker an even break. You can't cheat an honest man.
  8. You might look into dapping floss. It's expressly made for the purpose. The only downside is that you might have to order it from the UK where they understand what "dapping" means. (It does not mean dangling your line over the water.) Here's an example of the floss: https://www.helmsdalecompany.com/dapping-floss-50m.html
  9. redietz

    Mayfly ID

    Even with poor color rendition, the apparent lack of a hind wing makes it pretty obvious.
  10. The model A's were chrome and the Pros were blackened. That and the slightly beefed up clamp on the Pro were the only real differences between the two models.
  11. Glass has several advantages over graphite. It's better at fighting fish, and it's much harder to break. It's (sometimes) easier to make a delicate presentation with. And it's cheaper than split cane. Add that to the fact that many of us prefer casting glass to graphite, it's not surprising that it's made a comeback. For situations where a a rod of eight feet or shorter is appropriate, it's hard to beat glass. Modern glass isn't even all that slow. My Orvis Superfine Glass is faster than many of my graphite rod. I wouldn't want to use it in a Euro nymphing rod, but I fish both vintage and modern glass quite a bit.
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