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  1. Never made a conscious decision about it, but I don't think I have fished with a baitcaster rod in at least 10 years. I do have one standing in the corner of my tying room that is ready to go, but I just never pick it up anymore. I made the switch to fishing with a fly rod due to a bad case of tennis elbow. Trying to do a hook set with a regular bass rod was extremely painful, but I could do a strip set while fly fishing without an issue. I think it took 6 months or more for my elbow to heal and by that point I was comfortable using a fly rod and never went back to convention rods.
  2. Another pattern that would be similar to the photo Flytire posted "Johnson's Pitch Hitter".
  3. That one is just too far from Texas to make that drive, but I plan to attend most the shows in this region and will be helping at many of them. I enjoy them.
  4. FlytyerWest, I am sorry, but I don't know. It was one of those "friend of a friend" type questions. I don't know who actually had bought them.
  5. Still doing the work from home thing and I use the same desk for work and tying. Fly tying used to be the break from work, but these days I need a break from that desk and I haven't been tying much. I have been practicing my casting more though and my casting skills have improved over the past year. So, my time hasn't been completely wasted.
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    Yes! Absolutely! Although, to be honest, the older I get, the less the appeal...
  7. There's a reference in the description about using a "stock photo". So, that may not be a photo of polar bear hair.
  8. 20,000? That's a lot of hooks! 😲 (I hope it is enough!)
  9. Salarman and Bruce, thank you for the comments. I think I am starting to understand tail length better. I checked the photo with a ruler and it is more than double the gap. I did not realize it was that long when I tied it. After looking at more photos of the veil feathers, it appears that they are tied so they lay more flat and across the top of the GP tail feather. I have been trying to split the feather so it would lay on either side of the tail. I've been trying to put in the wrong location. Thanks again.
  10. Thanks Bruce. I appreciate the help.
  11. "Namsen" (Bates' recipe with substitutions.) Tag: Silver tinsel and yellow silk Tail: GP topping with red hackle fibers (still learning out how to add hackle without messing up the tail ) Butt: Black ostrich herl Body: Yellow, orange, red, and blue dubbing (sub'ed for seal and probably should not have used florescent colors ) Rib: Silver flat tinsel and gold oval tinsel Throat: Black hackle Wing: Yellow, blue, & red goose, plus two shades of turkey that were sub'ed for feathers that I don't own. Mistake on the wing with the blue overlapping the red. Surprisingly, it did exactly the same thing on both sides and both sides look identical. If the pattern used a JC eye, I think I could have hidden this mistake. Debated about adding a JC eye anyway to hide the mistake. I still have a lot of work to do learning to do tails and wings correctly.
  12. "Namsen" (Bates' recipe with substitutions.) Tag: Silver tinsel and yellow silk Tail: GP topping with red hackle fibers (still learning out how to add hackle without messing up the tail ) Butt: Black ostrich herl Body: Yellow, orange, red, and blue dubbing (sub'ed for seal and probably should not have used florescent colors ) Rib: Silver flat tinsel and gold oval tinsel Throat: Black hackle Wing: Yellow, blue, & red goose, plus two shades of turkey that were sub'ed for feathers that I don't own. Mistake on the wing with the blue overlapping the red. Surprisingly, it did exactly the same thing on both sides and both sides look identical. If the pattern used a JC eye, I think I could have hidden this mistake. Debated about adding a JC eye anyway to hide the mistake. I still have a lot of work to do learning to do tails and wings.
  13. “Rainbow Warrior” (Buckland’s Salmon version, not Egan’s nymph) Tag: gold tinsel Tail; orange squirrel tail Body: black silk Wing (mane style): blue and yellow squirrel tail Collar: yellow hackle
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