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the saltydog

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  • Birthday 01/30/1969

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  1. Gartside soft hackle streamers use mallard flank and can be tied on non-stainless steel hooks for fresh water
  2. I've tied a ton of flies with CCG and have had no issues whatsoever. It comes in tack-free versions and has no issues with yellowing or fracturing when your backcast sends it into hard surfaces such as rocks. When a pressure line in my car sprung a leak last winter, I used CCG to patch the hole, and it held no problem. When the chock that holds my driver's side window to the track that guides it up and down broke over the summer, I used CCG to fix it. In each case the CCG underwent extreme temperature fluctuations and didn't fail. The stuff is bombproof, and will never lose clarity. Great product, great company, great service. And I don't get anything for saying all that. WTH am I going to do with all my duct tape now?!?! :bugeyes:
  3. you should check out the flymen beads, they make them tiny and adonized in various colors nice fly, I would suggest that you try to work on the body taper a bit.
  4. Steve - I received the rod today and I must say that it has exceeded my expectations. Thanks so much for making it for me and also to support the forum. Its going to be a long winter! All the best, Greg
  5. Damn mail guys aren't working tomorrow! Now I can being the search for a nice reel and the dt2 line
  6. I'm dying here, bring on spring! I can't wait to get it in my hands this week, it looks just awesome. I know I'm helping out the forum, but I think I got the better part of the deal.
  7. I think I will stick with my principles of the food I eat, if I can't pronounce then I don't eat it.... I can't pronounce POLYOLEFIN, so I ain't tying with it.
  8. I didn't believe in the purple trout fly thing.. until I caught a bunch of fish on a purple haze.... this is a great fly, its like a wet version. I shall be tying a bunch of these to use as droppers. As always, your execution is flawless.
  9. I didn't realize that clear cure was a new site sponsor?!?
  10. Wil is a better man for running this menagerie that we all enjoy ....
  11. I'll occasionally just pull a dog in off the street and shave him down just to get the dubbing. Seriously we have a hair brush for the dogs called the 'furminator' and it does a great job, basically its a dubbing rake for your dog, the side benefit is less hair around the house.
  12. I bought one of these 2 years back and it is fun to use, but I don't use it that much. He really needs to add a clutch and balance it better. I end up have to rethread 7 out of 10 flies I tie with it since I forgot to pop the spool, he has a nifty way of popping the spool but has likely developed that while spending so much time at shows giving demos. You guys remember that I love tools, I have about 20 different bobbins and will still reach for a Materelli when I want to get to work and crank out flies or concentrate on making a pretty fly without have to worry about what's going on with my thread tension. Second is a C&F midge bobbin, then the rite bobbin. When tying north country, I prefer the wasatch sized for pearsalls. Someone earlier on mentioned to keep you bobbin rest 1/2 inch from the hook eye and that is what I do, I tie rotary a lot.
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