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Charlie Franklin

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  1. Hi All, I am not exactly sure if I am part of this swap because my name is not on the list and I know I signed up. I do have flies done but I am not queit sure if I am in. Thanks Charlie
  2. Hi All Is Head Cement the Same as thin CA glue? Thanks Charlie
  3. Thanks for all the kind remarks. The base is awesome. It actually is made from spalted birch and it has a cork base to stop it from sliding( not a cover) The pen is 60 dollars My dad is actually a custom cabinet builder by trade and he is starting fly flishing line of furniture. ( he makes desks, bookcases,etc.) Charlie
  4. we look forward to hearing from you rocky. I will see if has heard of that company thanks Charlie ps this is his website www.pensbydaniel.com
  5. these are his favorite thing to turn at the moment. Charlie
  6. Thanks for all the kind replies My bro said they would be 15 dollars plus shipping or 4 for 50 dollars Also my bro made me this for christmas. This pen is all hand inlayed. Not bad!! He is only 13 Charlie
  7. Hey all I have been looking around at all your fly tying desk,etc. I thought I would show you what my Dad and younger brother made me for my addiction. My Bro (13 Years old) turned me the dishes on a wood lathe (He has his own little business called pens by daniel) the dishes have rare earth magnets in them. My dad made the tool caddy and vise pedastool out of spalted birch. He also made me the fly boxes. He is working on a fly tying desk, with a spalted maple top
  8. Right now I keep mine in the newest fishpond tying bag which was 100 bucks but it is pretty small so I have a few other boxes now. but they do make a larger one for 160 bucks. But soon I am getting a desk so I will not need the bag unless I travel with it. hope this will help Charlie fishpondusa.com
  9. I got two packs of targus 1 x fine ( these are the ones I was talking about that are part of tiemco but filed in different place) But I hate them. Tiemcos 1 x fine dont bend this bad but targus hooks do. Charlie
  10. Wow thats a lot of info. I have been tying for 2 and a half years now and work with hackle alot. you said something about strung hackle. but the strung hackle is always way to big. but I think I mentioned before that I found wapsi dyed rooster necks do you know anything about this? Thanks for all your help. Charlie
  11. Thanks for all your guys help I will take a look at the sites you requested. Thanks again Charlie
  12. Can you buy directly form wapsi? Because there is other materials I want from them Chalie
  13. thanks I will try some of their hooks? Do you know of any store in washington near seattle that carry them? Thanks again Charlie
  14. I once came across spftware that was free and design for storing fly recipes but I could not download it because I have a mac it was only for windows so i do not know if it was any good so I can not recomend or rember its name Charlie
  15. I have a question to add on top of the curing. How would you go about dying a bit of hair that you got from a fly store? Charlie
  16. I have found that I have a ton of hooks that I have baught to try out different types of hooks and I dont like them and I got some in a beginners tying pack which I also dont like. So really I dont like any of my hooks the only types I like are tiemco, mustad and orvis hooks. any have any good brand hooks. I also purchased some the other day that are apparently made in the same factory and the same way as tiemco but filed in a different place, cheaper and are not called tiemco and the problem is that they bend when wrapping thread. they are 1x fine but even for 1x fine they seem too fine. do you know of any store or online sites where I might be able to trade in hooks? Any tips? Thanks Charlie P.S Also how do you organize your hooks. do you do it buy brand, size, shape, how thick they are, hook bend, hook code or a mixture of some of these?
  17. I was in my local fly fishing store the other day and they had a couple of dyed rooster necks by wapsi for 15 dollars is that a good buy. but their dry fly necks are 25 dollars and up. Charlie
  18. WHy not one? I love the Idea of two but they are expensive!!!!!!!!!!!! Charlie
  19. I have a Weinrahmmer and a GSP. My weinrahmmer is 5 and loves to sniff my feathers. Unfortunatly he does not shed enough for me to use his fur as dubbing. My GSP is 6 months and as soon as I blink or turn my head something is missing. the other day I dropped a feather I was about to use just as I tried to pick it up she swooped in and stole it. I tried to get it from her but she just looked at me and swallowed it!!!!! She might just shed enough for dubbing. This is Jackie My Weinrahammer This is Molly My GSP We were in leavenworth, WA
  20. Cool thanks I will go get a neck and then in a few weeks a cape and saddle and see what one works best for me Thanks Charlie
  21. the reason I ask is because I find that the strung rooster hackle packs are always so big for size 1/0 - 8. thanks e. oregon midge Charlie
  22. What is the best materials to work with in the following situations? (Strung Rooster, Rooster Cape, neck or saddle) 1) tying salmon flies like the Comet, Skykomish Sunrise, ETC. 2) tying small trout flies 3) tying artistic salmon flies 4) tying larger trout flies 5) any other tying situations you can think of I was just wondering what your takes are on this one. Charlie
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