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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Trout11B on Sep 19, 2011September 19th, 2011, 5:41 pm EDT
Hello all,

A few months ago I was on here (I think) and ran across a link to a site where a guy had been building fly rods, producing hooks, and even coming out with a fly line that seemed to get good reviews. I believe his name began with an R, but since then I have not been able to remember where I was. I know I'm not really giving a lot of info, but maybe somebody can place the missing puzzle pieces.

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Sayfu on Sep 20, 2011September 20th, 2011, 6:01 am EDT

Wow! I see no possibility of that being possible. I know Alex Jackson has his own model hook that he contracted with (the English hook maker!..ugg! I can't think of the name!) to have them make his hook model, but an individual isn't big enough to create hooks, or a flyline. There are only a few flyline makers, and some of their lines are marketed under another name...like Jim Teeny's lines that were made by SA..I don't know if they still do, but I would imagine SA still makes Jim Teeny's lines. Partridge! That was the English hook maker that made a model hook for Alex Jackson.
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Gutcutter on Sep 20, 2011September 20th, 2011, 10:25 am EDT
You may be thinking of "Hook & Hackle" in Homestead, PA. They sell "shop brand" fly line manufactured by Cortland. They also sell shop brand rods etc.
Alec Jackson spey hooks come in odd sizes and are sold by Daiichi.

Hope this helps
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Sayfu on Sep 20, 2011September 20th, 2011, 1:17 pm EDT
Gutcutter...Thanks for the correction. I watched Alex tie on his odd sized hooks both being from the Seattle area. His first models were made by Partridge I am fairly certain, then a problem, and now they are made by Daiichi. As I remember they were gold hooks at the time.
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Oldredbarn on Sep 21, 2011September 21st, 2011, 5:54 am EDT
Our own Shawnny has done some homemade hooks, but I can't remember him experimenting with fly lines or rod construction, but its early yet. :)

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Lake Charles , Louisiana

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FredH on Sep 21, 2011September 21st, 2011, 9:57 am EDT
If it's salmon fly hooks , you may be thinking about Ronn Lucas

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