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    baca157 reacted to fishing hobo's post in the thread Happier. with Like Like.
    This is good advice Gary. You probably haven't got enough turns of hackle on you flies and it needs to be touching turns as mentioned.
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    baca157 reacted to esk's post in the thread Happier. with Like Like.
    I know it can get really boring tying the same old flies over and over. But stick to the basics. Get really good at a pheasant tail...
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    baca157 replied to the thread Happier..
    I second what everyone said about the thread thickness Gary. I don't even use 6/0 thread on big salmon flies. The only 6/0 thread I use...
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    baca157 reacted to cmal1001's post in the thread New to fly tying, advice needed with Like Like.
    Hey all i have been interested in tying my own flies for some time now and i am going to take the plunge and get a vice and tool kit...
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    baca157 reacted to arkle's post in the thread Happier. with Like Like.
    Gary, I don't know if you remember the old Homepride flour ad, but a modified version may be of some use to you, in relation to...
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    baca157 reacted to bobmiddlepoint's post in the thread Happier. with Like Like.
    You're getting there. To pick up on what Arkle said, not only tighter turns but less of them. You really do only need two* neat tight...
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    baca157 reacted to fishing hobo's post in the thread Happier. with Like Like.
    Definite improvement as everone said. The thing my eye went to first was also the head, too much space beween hackle and hookeye and...
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    baca157 replied to the thread Happier..
    Much better Gary. A lot of good tips already here. I would also try to leave less space for the hackle - it should really start where...
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    baca157 reacted to Whinging pom's post in the thread Best place for cheap materials? with Like Like.
    Personally, I'm not buying anything until the BFFi in February. there are a few tools I'm looking for and a few feathers and fur I'm...
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    baca157 replied to the thread Best place for cheap materials?.
    I would also add: Funky Flytying Cookshill (for all game) Bogdan Gawlik in Poland eBay for job lots of materials - some bargains to be...
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    baca157 replied to the thread Best place for cheap materials?.
    Paul, Berlin Wool is just Merino wool so save yourself some money and get some Merino Wool. Cheers, Sebastian
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    baca157 replied to the thread CDC doubling block V. 1.
    If you pimp it up a bit, why not. Don't forget to add wooden dowels to the mix (no idea what they are for though). Just watch out so...
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    baca157 replied to the thread CDC doubling block V. 1.
    Great take on the Magic Tool. Can you bend it open to easily release the stem of the feather? Cheers, Sebastian
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    baca157 reacted to len1's post in the thread CDC doubling block V. 1 with Like Like.
    Four or five layers of foam stuck together and roughly cut to shape. Works perfectly with a set of bulldog clips.Simples!
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    baca157 reacted to GEK79's post in the thread Hackles dammmm hackles.. with Like Like.
    Will look at getting some Seb..many thanks.
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