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FlagsFebruary 13th, 2009, 8:15 am
Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Gonzo:

I am fascinated by your book........still studying it and getting ready to try some of your patterns. Truly fascinating techniques!

I am trying to locate some "poly yarn" and want to make sure I get the right stuff. Any suggestions on retail sources would be appreciated.
By the way, how do you come to know so much about Mad Dog 20-20? LOL

Regards,

Flags
Stay focused on what is important in life...........
TroutnutFebruary 13th, 2009, 10:44 am
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Bellevue, WA

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I can take that one: Yes, Poly yarn is short for polypropylene yarn. Can't help you with the Mad Dog, though...
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Aaron7_8February 16th, 2009, 8:17 am
Helena Montana

Posts: 115
Mad dog 20/20 the thing of legends at high school and college parties. Also a favoroite of gentlemen that sleep on a park bench.
FlagsFebruary 17th, 2009, 7:08 am
Northwestern Pennsylvania

Posts: 14
Mad Dog 20/20.....one step down from Richard's Wild Irish Rose consumed between classes on the banks of the Allegheny River in Olean, New York.......ahhhhhh, the memories.............

should have not skipped bilology class...........LOl

Flags

Stay focused on what is important in life...........
PatcrisciFebruary 21st, 2009, 7:51 am
Lagrangeville, NY

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Hey, to get back on thread here, is poly good for tying shucks on emergers and cripples?
Pat Crisci
MartinlfFebruary 21st, 2009, 12:01 pm
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Palmyra PA

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Poly yarn floats, so don't use it on emergers where you want the shuck or abdomen under water--such as with emergers tied on scud hooks. Antron or, evern better, Zelon, don't float as well and make better shucks generally.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PatcrisciFebruary 21st, 2009, 5:40 pm
Lagrangeville, NY

Posts: 119
I've used poly yarn for years for making spent spinner wings and parachute posts.
Pat Crisci
MartinlfFebruary 21st, 2009, 8:58 pm
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Palmyra PA

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Yes, that's where I use it most. And Lloyd Gonzales burns bunches of it into very serviceable wings for his fly patterns. See his book, Fly Fishing Pressured Water.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
GONZOMarch 27th, 2009, 8:56 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Flags,

Thank you. I trust that your questions about "poly" yarn have been answered. As for your other question:

...how do come to know so much about Mad Dog 20/20?


The sentence to which you refer also mentions noted wine connoisseur Robert Parker. Let's just say that my tastes are eclectic and leave it at that. :)
PatcrisciMarch 27th, 2009, 9:43 am
Lagrangeville, NY

Posts: 119
Ah, yes, Mad Dog 20/20, I think Parker rated it a 99 out of 100 points.
Pat Crisci
GONZOMarch 27th, 2009, 10:52 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Pat, as I recall, that was in his article entitled "Best Grape-Based Alternatives to Drinking Ethanol" in Wino Quarterly. (But then again, my memory of that might be a little hazy, so I could be wrong.)
PatcrisciMarch 28th, 2009, 1:57 pm
Lagrangeville, NY

Posts: 119
ha, ha, i like that GOnzo. Does anyone remember boone's farm apple wine? now, that was a heady quaff! i remember buying a 750ml bottle for 99 cents.
Pat Crisci

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