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Serial Fish Killer

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About Serial Fish Killer

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  • Birthday 11/18/1959

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  1. When he passes out get someone to sign his belly with a Sharpie saying, "Great Time Baby, Love, Kathy"
  2. 30" Brown Trout. Same as last year, the year before that, the year before that....
  3. They sure as hell didn't work in Eastern PA last week! All I could catch a trout on was a small nymph that was beat up from a previous Michigan outing. I'll bet a crawler would have worked though?
  4. Colt .45 Auto M1 Rifle Clip ABB Robot Model Don't ask me why they are all there right now but they are the most unusual things on my bench tonight...
  5. What do you do when you tie a perfect fly? Stick it a tree of course... Has anyone ever really tied a perfect fly? What is a perfect fly? To me it's one that catches fish after fish until it looks like a hair ball a cat coughed up.
  6. Crisco...keep a film container in your vest... Thanks to Shoe who taught me this one a few years back!
  7. 1st fish ever...bluegill with a night crawler in South GA 1st on a fly, Royal Coachman in East TN...I can still close my eyes and see that bow take the fly...
  8. Whiskey! Canadian... Wisers... 18 Year Old... Been drinking some lately that's 24 years old...
  9. http://www.dryflyfloatboats.com/ Ask for Dave. They are located in Irons, MI. I've had one about three years and swear by them. They won't work in every river but they sure beat wading. They are also really nice for small to medium lakes if the wind isn't blowing too hard.
  10. QUOTE (steeldrifter @ Sep 28 2004, 05:46 PM) Clay that vise is nuts man how does it work? very cool Thanks, It actually works like the Nor-vise. I couldn't afford one at the time so I made my own version.
  11. Shoe, I usually do really well for the gills with a wet fly an old guy taught me. It is nothing more than a tail of pheasent tippets, a chinele body and two turkey feathers for a wing. Put some head cement on the back of the feathers so they don't fall apart when the gills hit them. You can spin a bit of lead on the hook first or use some splitshot to sink it deep. To fish it just let it sink (you may get them on the drop) and swim it slowly. You can get them down 10-12 feet if you are patient. The key is the chinelle really. I have several variations of this fly and the common killer is the chinele. It's something about the way it glows in the water. Either way, it always works great for deep gills. Don't forget a crawler on a jig either!
  12. This little brookie caught this year (2004) on the Fox River north of Seeney. The river gets bigger than 10' in some places but it is usually just big enough to get my float boat through and I had to portage some. It is a very tough river to fish because it is so small. This brookie went 17.75". I'm not saying how I caught it because I will be back there next year.
  13. QUOTE (SmallieHunter @ Sep 13 2004, 02:30 PM) SFK, That sounds very interesting, you wouldn't happen to have a pic of that set up would ya? I would love to see that! This is a shot of my bench from a while back... Here is my vise when it was still a manual version. The auto version has another pully and it goes through the table now.. Thanks for asking about it. I like it alot.
  14. I have two vises. One is a Griffen A2 for traveling and the other is a hybrid Griffen A3 for home use. The hybrid is like Sippy Sarah & John have in a way. I didn't have much money at the time and bought an A3. Since I could run a mill and a lathe, I turned it into a manual rotary vise with two precision industrial needle bearings for smooth rotation and added a small aircraft aluminum machine knob to spin it with. I polished the shafts so they spin with a light touch of the fingers like a Renzetti or other expensive vises do. I designed and built a custom base, integrated lamp & magnifying lens, parachute rigging, tool racks and lots more. Yes, I am an engineer, I did it right. This past year I bought an old sewing machine and some pulleys ($25) and have rigged it to spin flies with a variable speed foot pedal. This works great for easy flies like wooley buggers and salmon flies and is like an automatic Nor-Vise in many ways. I use a Nor-vise bobbin to keep the thread looking good & tight. I made the vise able to switch from electric to manual by throwing a lever so I can tie trout flies because the automated version is too hard to control on sizes 18 and smaller. My fingers just can't keep up! My modified A3 weighs over 15 pounds and you can lean on even the heaviest kevlar thread and the vise never even budges. I like being able to spin salmon & steelhead flies with the electric motor now that I am used to it. I also like the flexibility of being able to quickly convert to manual and have an outstanding manual vise for the purty trout flies when I tie them too. I have about $200 in the original vise and materials and I don't count the time machining the rest because it was just play time at work. For me it's the vise of a lifetime and I wouldn't trade it for the most expensive store bought vise. Why do I like my vise? Because it's an original and I made it what it is.
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