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    That's a turkey biot, not a quill, but they pose...

    That's a turkey biot, not a quill, but they pose similar challenges and have a similar solution:

    Soak them in water before you tie them in. Quills and biots you get at a fly shop are dried out and...
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    ^^^^ Cool. I'll give it a try.

    ^^^^ Cool. I'll give it a try.
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    Getting ready for tiny mayfly season: 488910 ...

    Getting ready for tiny mayfly season:

    488910

    Small flies seem to be beyond the capability of my phone. In addition to focusing poorly, it distorts the colors. The shuck on this fly is light...
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    ^^^^ Coming your way soon. Perdigons are next on...

    ^^^^ Coming your way soon. Perdigons are next on the list. They're boring but fish don't care and they sure sink.
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    I had foot surgery 10 days ago. Can't...

    I had foot surgery 10 days ago. Can't ski/fish/bike/run so I've been tying. Didn't do much tying during the fall and it took some time to shake the rust off, but I'm getting the feel for it again....
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    Found a cool article about the clown shoe:...

    Found a cool article about the clown shoe: https://www.flyfisherman.com/editorial/tying-the-clown-shoe-caddis/152222

    Similar water and purpose for sure. His fly is certainly far more original.
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    I checked the internet to make sure the name...

    I checked the internet to make sure the name wasn't taken and was surprised to find no one had claimed it. It deserves a better tyer than me...

    By "indicator" I mean that it holds up well as the...
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    Here is one more I've been working on. I'm...

    Here is one more I've been working on. I'm calling it the Indicaddis since it makes a good indicator even at moderate sizes. I haven't invented anything terribly new, but I have borrowed some...
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    I've been tying with feathers from my chickens...

    I've been tying with feathers from my chickens and other found feathers along with hair from my dog. Haven't quite figure out the pics...

    The Stinky Stone (dog hair, copper wire, rubber legs, ice...
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    Go-to fly patterns for trout?

    I'm curious what flies people use the most and why.

    I'm fishing mostly medium and small rivers and streams in the Northern Front Range in CO.

    Dries:

    Parachute Adams - Rides low, but is...
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