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  1. I'll add more praise for the CDC and Elk.  I vary the thread color and deer/elk hair depending on what I need.  I've also been thinking about adding a trailing shuck.  I just got back from a week at fish camp and a slate wing CDC and Elk was the hot fly (olive thread and gray wing).    

  2. 22 hours ago, Rocco said:

    I have not actually tried to dye snowshoe.  A couple years back, I needed gray/dun.  Before that it was olive.  It's probably been 5 years since I needed orange/rust.  I just don't use that much material.  I suppose I could go for the lifetime supply of each color and dye them myself...  Unfortunately, I get flashbacks of the time I brewed a bad batch of beer.  It was a chore to get rid of two and a half cases of beer that no one liked.  It was always the beer that I tried to give people after they had a couple.  I can just see myself trying to pawn off purple usuals during a green drake hatch:)          


  3. Dying them is the real hassle.  It was always a good purchase in shops.  After the last year, I can understand shops waiting to fully restock.  I can't blame them...  but the march browns are going to hatch and some of us need a quick and easy tie!

  4. One of the items I used to pick up in fly shops was snowshoe rabbits feet.  They were reasonably cheap and usuals are a go-to in my box.  Shops don't seem to carry them as much anymore.  As a result, I need to track down snowshoe rabbit's feet that are dyed orange or rust colored.  Any recommendations?  

  5. What patterns do folks use for golden stone flies and how do you fish them?  I typically weight the heck out of a big hare's ear.  I often see big shucks on rocks in the summer and don't do particularly well with my current approach.  

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