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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-24-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By duker
Re: What's special about razor scissors?

They appear to have harder steel than the regular Dr. Slicks: 55 Rockwell v. 45. Also, it looks as though the blades are thinner and the edges finer. The adjustability is a neat feature.

I use...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 672
Posted By duker
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

Welcome to the forum.

Lots of good advice here. I think you're on the right track--if I had to start over, I would have taken a casting lesson or three so that I was doing things correctly right...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 888
Posted By duker
Re: Maintaining a journal

I've kept various fishing journals, all of them in Rite 'n Rain notebooks with waterproof ink. Some journals are of specific trips and are as much about the day-to-day of the trip as the technical...
Forum: Fly Lines 04-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By duker
Re: braided loop connectors

Welcome to the forum.

You shouldn't have a problem. I've used various brands of braided loops over the years on both double and single-handed lines/tips and never had them interfere with the sink...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By duker
Re: Whats the worst cork you've ever seen?

Another TFO here. My first spey rod was a 13' 7/8 TFO Deer Creek, and the cork on that rod was terrible. So much of it crumbled off I ended up selling it to a buddy cheap. It was a nice rod,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By duker
Re: Fly Vise Help

Welcome to the forum.

It's a bit out of your price range, but take a look at the HMH Spartan. Made in the US, built like a tank, lifetime warranty, will last forever. Not a true rotary but I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By duker
Re: Serious health scare for outdooorsmen

That could be pretty much anywhere in the Northwest Territories. We have swarms up here that would drive you mad.

And don't get me started on the black flies. . . .

Scott
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By duker
Re: Rod sections not staying together/aligned

Lots of great advice here--I can only add my +1 for wax. I use a tea candle. Some of the spey guys wrap their joints with electrician's tape.

I like wolfglen's suggestion of removing the plug...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By duker
Re: Passed fishing 'Pard's' and our Dogs.

Sad to hear that news Fred. Hang in there man--you might not be able to beat this disease, but you're better than it is, so don't give up hope. We're all here for you and rooting' for ya.

My...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By duker
Re: Portrait of Author Norman McLean

Thanks, Silver. That was an enjoyable read.

My favourite Norman McLean quote: "I am haunted by waters."

Pete Dexter is no slouch as a writer either. I'm not sure if he's a fly fisherman, but...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By duker
Re: easiet flies to tie for a newbie

At the risk of repeating the good advice of previous posters, wooly buggers are simple and a good starter fly. They can be tied in lots of sizes and colours, and will catch pretty much anything. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 751
Posted By duker
Re: favorite fly fishing movie

Wolfglen, I'm not really sure what kind of fly he's tying--looks like some kind of streamer or wet fly. I do recall the frog conversation--think that's Jimmy Stewart's character explaining to the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 751
Posted By duker
Re: favorite fly fishing movie

"Eastern Rises" is really good. What a great adventure. Makes me want to go to Kamchatka.

Another good one is "Anatomy of a Murder". Not about fly fishing per se, but based on a novel by Robert...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-06-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By duker
Re: Magnifier needed?

I tie much larger flies for the types of fishing I do, and I use drugstore reading glasses ("cheaters"). Tried one of those magnifying lamps, but it just felt awkward and got in the way of my tying....
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By duker
Re: where are the most famous place to fly fish?

Oh man. So much water, so little time. Based on my own limited fly fishing experience I'd offer the following:

--British Columbia, especially the Skeena River drainage (including the Bulkley,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By duker
Re: How fast can you close your front door?=Skunk sitting on my front path.

Geez Fred, I think wolfglen has the right idea. You missed out on a fantastic found-fly tying material opportunity.

Scott
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-29-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By duker
Re: Storing Crystal Flash

That's genius, silver. Wish I'd known that trick years (and many lost strands of Crystal Flash) ago.

Scott
Forum: Flies 03-27-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By duker
Re: New tyer

+1 on Davie McPhail's videos. Very informative and I could listen to him all day long.

Zug buggin's advice is also good: start tying flies that you'll fish with on your local waters.

Finally,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By duker
Re: Masked fishermen

As a pale, red-headed guy I love my Buff. Hate sunscreen and lotion-type stuff. I first bought and wore one when I went to Belize for the first time and immediately fell in love with it. A Buff...
Forum: Other Gear 03-25-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 728
Posted By duker
Re: The Fly Fishing Lanyard - Pros/Cons

I use a lanyard, but only for my nippers. I made it out of paracord and an extra-large snap swivel. I just stow/stuff the nippers down my waders or into my shirt when I'm finished with them--never...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By duker
Re: Starters advice

Welcome to the forum. All questions will be answered.

Jaybo and Zug bugging have some good advice re: getting materials for those first flies. Do a search of the forum for threads related to...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By duker
Re: what tint lenses for belize flats??

First time I went to Belize I had gray polarized lenses. They were. . .okay. Second time I went I had amber (Costas) and they were much much better. If you have amber I think you'll be fine.
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Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By duker
Re: My flies aren't pretty

Fish every thing you tie--as others have pointed out, ugly flies catch fish. It's true. After I started tying I soon gave up on tying "pretty" flies and concentrated on improving my tying and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By duker
Re: Do you know your state fish?

The official fish of the Northwest Territories is the grayling.

Scott
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By duker
Re: Felt sole or Rubber with Studs?

Something else to consider is how much walking you'll be doing out of the river--say, hiking between runs or back to the truck or downstream to meet your buddy for lunch. Felt is terrible if you...
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