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  1. Thanks. I like the hair legs better because they never foul when casting, with the rubber legs every few casts you have to check them. For the hair legs I picked up some wire atthe hardware store, not sure what gauge because I have had it for years. It bends fairly easily but is about 3-4x the thickness of a regular paper clip. I just place a straight piece of wire in my vice, laydown a thread base the same length as the joint and tie on my bucktail. After this I whip finish and apply head cement and let dry. After this I trim the wire and bend using two pair of pliers. The pliers tend to be a bit rough on the thread so I usually use 210 or the big fly thread. I apply head cement to the bend again and that's it. I do spin a lump of deer hair on the hook before I tie them in so that they stay out from the body of the fly. Not sure if it is the correct way to do this but it works. Hope this helps.
  2. Here are my deer hair frogs. All of them produced many fish. These are the survivors from the season.
  3. Hoping to get some information on several streams in eastern kentucky. Mainly big caney creek and laurel creek in Elliot county Kentucky. I am wondering if there are any public parking spots to gain access to these creeks or is it all private property access. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. Rocco you are right. I just tied it in reverse style and blended with a mustache comb. I run them under running water and it pulls the fibers back fairly well.
  5. Some EP baitfish for some summer bass fishing.
  6. Thanks for voting. I know it wasn't the largest window on the days but its what i needed to make the project work. Once again Greatly Appreciated.
  7. This is for my final in statistics this semester, Would greatly appreciate it if you would participate in my sample study. Thanks Tmatt26
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    Summer Job

    Okay, I have been fly fishing seriously for about 5 years now and work at a grocery store at home. This summer I was wanting to get a new part-time job at a a fly fishing oriented shop. I know the economy has been not so great, so this may not even be possible. So my question is this: How do I go about doing this? (I'm just wanting to work there to learn new things.) Do I just start calling and e-mailing shops hoping to get any sort of feed back? This site has helped my many times before with fly fishing related things. Thanks in advance, Tmatt26
  9. Just received my FTD Christmas box this afternoon and decided to give one of the EP flies a shot. First attempt at one of these so idk.
  10. This is a bugger that has produced for me all summer. By far not the best bugger and could be much better but here goes. Hook: Mustad R73-9671 size 6 Thread: Danville 70 denier Tail: Black marabou with Lilac mono-flash Body: Black marabou Hackle: Hot pink grizzly saddle Tied in the order provided.
  11. I usually kick my tying into gear over the summer as needed and whenever I am stuck at home for school breaks. Usually pack up the materials I need for a few patterns, watch tv and tie. Fly tying is calming and is like hitting the reset button every now and then if only for a few hours or so.
  12. 2 shirts: 1 - Medium - Sapphire 1 - Medium - Forest Thanks.
  13. Sweet looking fly there bud. I am definitely going to tie several of those up when I get home this weekend. Might tie a few on some size 6 scud hooks.
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    LOL. yeah don't know what happened with that picture, none of the other photos came out like that.
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    Past couple of days the water has been too muddy to see so went out, today and things seemed to work for me. Caught on a Olive Backstabber style carp fly. Nothing better than hooking one of these fellows.
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