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  1. Group, Teeny nymph: fish it on the bottom and let it drift. Chili Pepper: First fly out and my "go to" bug. Golden Squirrel (aka Royce Dam). This streamer is way under-rated. I have fished it: it gets results. White Wulff BWO-parachute--a good choice about everywhere. Simple and they all work. You can pick and choose sizes as needed in your area. tid
  2. group, "tidbit": my little dogs name. simple and I can remember it? tid
  3. Guys, I have dealt with the "dungeon" since he was selling at auctions. He has always been reliable and always delivered. He produces the items and retails it; A couple of guys do it all. If you are abroad: I am sure it will take a bit longer. He should come through: always has for me. You'll be happy with what you receive. He has some very interesting material--at a great price. Just be a little patient. Next time--if ya need the material sooner---plan accordingly. tid
  4. Bob, Call a taxidermist--probably have some of a hide left over from a mount that you could purchase. If nothing locally, look to Texas--lots of exotics hunted there and anyone of the local Texas taxidermists could provide you with your needs. tid
  5. Group, tidbit here. I use Sally Hansons, nail polish, head cement--whatever is at hand most of the time. A GOOD whip finish is usually enough: but the cement/sealer helps to hold it all together. You should cement. Not trying to tell anyone how to do it. If you are fishing in the salt you REALLY need to cement or seal whatever you want to call it. Just do it---it is CHEAP insurance aganist that ever probable---Mr. Murphy. Just my 2 cents worth. tid
  6. Graham & trip companions, You guys must have had aGREAT time: pictures show wondeful fish. We ALL wish we could have taggedalong. Thanks for sharing the adventure with us. A picture of the flies used could be helpful. tidbit
  7. Hey group, tidbit here. Could one of the group tell me the location of the show---city and location please. I would be comming from Ohio and need a route / I would like to attend. tidbit
  8. Group, ALL of the mentioned singers, groups, duos and assorted are wonderful. I beleive I have enjoyed most of those: some more than others. ha. One group has not been mentioned ( I might have missed them)---here for all you old GOATS: THe BAND--Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard and Robbie Robertson. I don't think they have played together since 1978. Martin Scorsese made a movie about their last gig: The Last Waltz. There is a FLASH from the past for all you "children of the 60's". tidbit
  9. "OK" Where do we ship the items ? Who is gonna ship them ? tidbit
  10. Leif, Another wonderful expression of your tying skills: magnificent. How about a step-by-step on the hopper: I know everybody wants to give it a try. You and Graham are keeping us "watering-at-the mouth" to see your next creations. tidbit
  11. Graham, Another wonderful REALISTIC: keep crankin them out and we'll keep enjoying them. How about a complete tutorial on that hopper ? tidbit
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    Hey Group, Here is a picture of my tying desk. Nothing fancy--an old roll-top desk. Kinda simple. tidbit
  13. hey group, Can somebody give me an idea of what to use for antenna? Materials and preparation would help. thanks, tidbit
  14. Hey Guys, Got mine tyed also: need a shipping address. tidbit
  15. Hey Guys I'd like to join this swap. Thanks, tidbit
  16. Mike, Troutbum, FL, Thanks you all very much. I know that is probably not a good time to go to Flordia: but, I'll miss the tourist season and that is "ok" with me. And an added plus---cost is less. I'll keep looking for any additional information you care to pass along. Again THANKS, tidbit
  17. hey group, Anyone on the list ever stay & fish in or near Panama City, Flordia. I am going there in February 06 and can use some advise. Also, anyone ever rent a house there ? Help. Tidbit
  18. Royce Dam tyes a thing called the Artic Shrew--a mouse. He has a dvd about $20.00--worth the price and you can see him do it over and over. Plus it shows a diver and a froggie popper. Royce tyes the mouse with caribou--takes about 5 minutes: his has ears, eyes and whiskers. Slick & simple. I use it a lot. Royce Dam 1-414-475-4599 Tell him George sent ya along.
  19. Hey group, I'd like to tag along on this one. Tidbit
  20. Group, Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes: I did receive the swap box. Yes, I did send the box out---I believe it went in Fridays mail. Not sure because I asked the wife to mail it: Stupid me ! Give it a day or two. tidbit
  21. group, BUGGER mania: got mine today. Thanks to all. You know--I'm gonna fish these flys--Really. I think it is a great assortment: from colors to sizes. Should keep me busy a day or two. tidbit
  22. Shoe, Just wondering if you photo'd those flys for a pictoral of the swap ? ? I am always amazed at the number of fly fisherman that fish this fly. Just a good all around pattern with @#$%%^^&&** vatriations. tidbit
  23. Wow, looks like I'm NEXT--Luckey me. I've got a bunch of stuff to put in there . I'll be looking for the box later this week. tidbit Sorry for the added e-mail.
  24. Swappers, Could somebody give me an idea of where I am on the list for the box? ? ? Leaving for the Sowbug in a couple weeks and would like to know if the box is comming my way. tidbit
  25. Dave, Impressionistic: I love the look of the realistic flies but I could not spend all that time tying one and then throwing it . I believe that fish don't spend all that much time looking at a bug: they either hit it or they don't. I also don't spend alot of time casting to one fish. I give it a try a time or two and move on. Maybe I don't have the right bug or drift or any number of things that can and do go wrong. Maybe the fish has just been caught by another angler or he is just not hungry or angry--ya never know. When ever I hear the term: "High technical" the buzzers and bells go off in my head. It usually means---ya don't catch many fish ! I don't have unlimited time or resources and fishing is fun to me---sometimes I get them and most of the time I don't. However, it is the fun of trying/ fishing that appeals to me. Gives me an excuse to try again. Most of my tyes are rather simple. I really like the look of that "Shrimpzoid" tyed by Mattzoid---I just could not bring myself to chuck it at a fish after all that work. I am sure he enjoys the tying. I guess I waste too many flies ? But Teeny type nymphs, buggars, woolhead sculpins, a mouse, some of my own creations and parachute dry flies have worked for me for awhile. I do tye other patterns and I mess around at the vise a bit. It usually ends up being KISS for me: Keep It Simple Stupid. Not trying to tell anybody how or what to do. Just thought I'd add my 2 cents worth. tidbit
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