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Messing with a Classic: The Rough Gordon

Taken from the October 2011 Catskill Fly Tyers Gazette

Messing with a Classic: The Rough Gordon by Niklas Dahlin

“Theodore Gordon’s Gordon Quill, probably better known as the Quill Gordon, is one of my absolute favorites, both to tie and to fish, and both are equally important to me. 218 more words

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Fly Tying- a DIY knotted Leg Tool

i haven’t tried this yet but this little home-made gizmo found on In The Riffle’s Fb page gets a doubleplusgood for creativity and ingenuity. how does it stack up to… 51 more words

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Fly Tying Tools- the Bend-A-Blade

we don’t see new fly tying tool concepts very often but this just-out razor blade holder should make more than one deer-hair aficionado very happy. not only is it a razor holder to not have to hold it whilst trimming hairs (the squeamish don’t need to worry as they’ll still have the possibility of slicing their fingers when placing or removing the blade) but there’s also an adjustable slider allowing the user to repeatably adjust the amount of bend in the blade. 16 more words

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Fly Tying- getting Good Heads

“Let me be honest with you: I tend to judge a fly tier’s skills on his or her ability to make a nice head on a fly. 303 more words

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Fly Tying- More on Tying Thread Twist

good things come and go and the UKFDUKFlyDressing forum recently and very unfortunately did just that.
it’s hard to put a rating on fly tying forums but i always really appreciated this one, there was so much to learn from very talented tiers, excellent tips and tricks and step-by-steps and always a helping hand for anyone with a query. 514 more words

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