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  1. I agree also. I don't think "duped" which has the definition of "cheated" is correct. I think it is a matter of convenience. Time is as asset just like money is an asset which is why the aphorism "time is money" exists. Time has value and the more you value time, the more you are willing to spend to save time for what you really want to do. I will spend time to save money on buying a car because I will save thousands of dollars. I will not spend the same amount of time to save money looking for fly tying purchases to save a 20 cents on a spool of tying thread.
  2. https://www.canadianllama.com/eyes
  3. You can collect the shed cases after the hatch and dry them out. Coat them with thin head cement to stabilize the cases. After they are dried, select a straight shank hook about 1/4 longer than the case you will use. Take a look at the pattern below and tie the legs and head on the hook. Place wraps of lead wire on the hook shank and whip finish at the hook eye and cut off the thread. http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/011705fotw.php Coat the lead wire with some silicone caulk, and slide the empty case over the eye of the hook and over the lead underbody. Allow the silicone to cure. An alternate way to tie the pattern is to use a black bead at the rear of the hook for the caddis head with a black thread dam behind it to keep it from slipping down the hook bend. The bead is put on the hook with the small hole end facing toward the rear of the hook against the thread ball. This method can be seen in the Autumn 2011 issue of Fly Tyer Magazine, pp 44 - 51. Contact Fly Tyer if you want a back issue. https://www.flytyer.com/
  4. Super Glue and UV resins may not be compatible. Both are acrylates and the UV resin can discolor or turn white.
  5. 1. Don't use a waxed thread. That is the most likely reason that the resin is peeling. 2. Try testing the resin but putting a dab of it on a clean white sheet of paper and then cure it until it is non tackly. If the resin discolors, the problem is with the resin. It may the the amount of photoactivator in the resin which causes it to overheat during curing. As a plug for my resin it cures crystal clear.
  6. Thanks for the explanation.
  7. It does help and thank you for the correction and clarification. Do you know how the teneral undergoes the color change from brown to blue if the exoskeleton just hardens rather than molting?
  8. The Double Bunny - the only fly ever outlawed for the Jackson Hole One Fly Event after winning 3 years in a row = 1992, 1993, & 1994. https://www.jacksonholeonefly.org/winning-flies
  9. That is a dragon fly and not a damsel fly. The most obvious difference is that damsels have thin bodies and dragons have thick bodies. Both Dragons and Damsels have two adult stages, just like a mayfly. The Teneral stage is like the subimago or dun stage of the mayfly = adult but sexually immature. The Adult stage is like the imago or sexually mayre spinner stage of the mayfly. Teneral Damsel: Teneral Dragon Fly Adult blue damsel Adult Dragon Fly
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    Podcasts

    If I recall correctly, they are called podcasts because they were made to be listened to on an iPod. They can be interviews, lectures like TED Talks, or discussions around a specific subject like fly fishing. https://blog.feedspot.com/fly_fishing_podcasts/ https://fishuntamed.com/fly-fishing-podcasts/
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    Survey

    Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails is what you want. Less that $2 at Walmart.
  12. http://www.naturalfeathers.com/sample-page/emu-feathers/ https://www.jsflyfishing.com/spirit-river-emu-feathers?
  13. Many years ago, womens cloth winter coats had clip on mink collars. The Salvation Army Store and Bethesda Lutheran Thrift Shops sold these collars for $1 each. They came in all colors including the standard dark mink, tan, silver, etc. I also use them for Zonkers and tails on buggers.
  14. Unfortunately, your experience is probably due who ever ran your local chapter. I had a similar experience when I responded to a call for volunteers to fish with veterans. Other times, my experience has been great with other PHW leaders. So I hope you give other chapters a chance.
  15. Project Healing Waters is where you want to donate your flies. One of my friends runs the PHW at FT Belvior and shares the donated flies PHW at Quantico. Here is the Facebook link for PHW at Quantico and Ft. Belvior https://www.facebook.com/QuanticoPHW https://www.facebook.com/BelvoirPHW/ I tried to PM you with their contact information but you cannot receive PM's. Email me using Picaboo(at)charter.net replacing the (at) with @ symbol and I will send you the information. My friend sent me several articles about the PHW program and the new commander at Ft. Belvior. If any of you have seen the movie, Battleship, you will recognize Col. Gregory Gadson, a double amputee who played the part of Lt. Col Mick Canales in the movie. Col. Gadson has taken over command of Ft. Belvior and is a PHW participant. http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/06/col-greg-gadson-taking-over-fort-belvoir-command-77138.html More photos below: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phwff-nova/sets/72157633913771290/
  16. Electric Vehicles are the future. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2020/12/09/the-us-must-get-ahead-of-the-curve-on-electric-vehicles-and-climate-change/?sh=2ec1f7084e72 Yes, “peak oil” and climate change are interrelated. Enter electric vehicles, which according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance will gain speed: it says that EVs are now 10% of the global passenger market. But that number will grow to 28% in 2030 and 40% in 2040. Why? National policies will favor decarbonization while the cost of batteries that power the cars will keep falling. The cost of EVs and cars with an internal combustion engine will even out in the mid-2020s, it says.
  17. Skeet, Snopes fact checked Eric Bolling and found his article "The Chevy Volt “costs more than 7 times as much to run and takes 3 times as long to drive across country” than a standard automobile" to be false. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/chevy-revolt/ Both of my sons program the charging stations to charge their cars at night when the power companies lower their rates for them. Here are the pros and cons for electric vehicles by the US Government and https://www.energysage.com/electric-vehicles/101/pros-and-cons-electric-cars/ https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/evtech.shtml My view is that delivery companies that have huge fleets of vehicles have done the math and found electric vehicle more cost efficient. UPS is buying 10,000 electric vehicles. https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a35875342/arrival-microfactory-to-build-ups-ev-delivery-vans/ Amazon is buying 100,000 electric delivery vehicles. https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-creating-fleet-of-electric-delivery-vehicles-rivian-2020-2 https://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2020/12/09/the-us-must-get-ahead-of-the-curve-on-electric-vehicles-and-climate-change/?sh=2ec1f7084e72 Yes, “peak oil” and climate change are interrelated. Enter electric vehicles, which according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance will gain speed: it says that EVs are now 10% of the global passenger market. But that number will grow to 28% in 2030 and 40% in 2040. Why? National policies will favor decarbonization while the cost of batteries that power the cars will keep falling. The cost of EVs and cars with an internal combustion engine will even out in the mid-2020s, it says.
  18. The EPA states that even considering power plants, electric vehicles create less greenhouse gases.. https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/electric-vehicle-myths
  19. You have to pick your poison. Green electric energy is 20% of all electric power generation in the USA. There are 52 nuclear powered electric power plants being built in the world. The last one in the USA was finished in 1997 but never activated. In my opinion, the decision is either global warming vs nuclear energy. Of the two nuclear is safer over all. There have been 3 major nuclear power plant accidents. Chernobyl was caused by a faulty reactor design. 3 Mile Island by a system failure without any loss if life.. Fukushima by a tsunami and a reactor placed where it should never have been located. Global warming poses a greater threat to life and property than nuclear power plants in mu opinion. Just look at the fires and loss of life due to fires in the western USA,
  20. My son and his wife have 2 Model S Teslas. They live in California. His wife has a long commute and can drive in the HOV on the freeways for the first 3 years of ownership of an electric vehicle. So the time saved is worth it for her since she is an MD and the the time saved allows her to see more patients. My other son has a Leaf electric vehicle and a Prius. He lives in Denver. I can't see buying an electric vehicle for myself in Wisconsin with the cold winters and the need for 4 wheel or all wheel drive. There very few charging stations available and no dealer support. I've seen 2 Teslas in the MD parking lot at my hospital . They were bought in Chicago. a 5 hour drive from here.
  21. Thanks Niveker. I have been corrected.
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