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  1. I received my Trout unlimited name tags for letters, so I put them on the inside my fly boxes. Maybe I should get one for my mind, I'm always losing it. John
  2. Hi Guys. On Penns creek in Pennsylvania ,what size BWO will most likely be coming off this holiday week end (6/1 ) . Also will that be a olive green or a rutty brown olive. People have told me to watch (olives and sulphers) as much as drakes.When fishing the drake hatch should I fish the nymph,emeger or dun, as you can tell I never fished the hatch before. Any help would be appreciated. thanks-John
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    Another tip

    .Straighten Leaders Easily Curling leaders are a pain but easy to get rid of, with simple techniques. Tuck a piece of rubber glove, or an eraser with a slit cut in it in your fly vest. Pull the leader, gently, through the slit in the eraser, or the piece of rubber glove pinched lightly between your fingers, and bingo, a straight leader. But gently does it, too fast or too hard, and you will heat up the leader and lower its breaking strain John
  4. LeftyPa

    good tip

    I learned a new trick for me, so I thought I would pass it on. Carrying Insect Repellent Here's a convenient way to carry and apply bug dope: saturate a square of cloth about the size of a handkerchief with repellent, fold it to fit a pocket, and place it in a sealed Zip-Loc bag so it can't evaporate. I liked it--John
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    Bead eyes

    I found some small black beads in a craft shop. I took some braided mono fly backing line and melted the end into a narrow strand so that I could thread on the beads.After threading on some beads, I dabbed a spot of 5 minute epoxy below each bead and slid the bead over the epoxy. By spacing the beads carefully, you can end up with matched pairs of eyes for shrimp or pairs of eyes with stalks for crabs. John
  6. QUOTE (skunked @ Apr 21 2005, 06:14 PM) Whats a food way to get different colors for mono eyes? I'd like to have white, red and a few other colors than black ---Making eyes---------I like to find ways to make tying materials, as cheap and easy as possible, to make these eyes all you need is some leader/line, markers, a lighter and some 5-minute epoxy. Cut about an inch to an inch and a half off of your leader or fishing line. It doesn’t matter which size line you use, but you will need to match the eye size to the fly, for a size 1-crab pattern I normally use 20 lb test. Next you will very carefully melt the tips of the line until it starts to ball up. Be careful not to burn/blacken the ends of the line, unless you are making black eyes. Once I feel like I have the ends balled up enough, some times I have to melt the ends two or three times, I use my markers to color the ends of the line where they are balled up. You can also color the line between the ends if you like. After the markers are dry you can add some sparkly Paint, metal flake nail polish works well, or a drop of glow in the dark paint. Next mix up some 5min epoxy. Dip the ends of the line in the epoxy and either spin it in your fingers, or on a dryer until epoxy sets up. I really like how these eyes turn out, because the color inside of the epoxy really becomes magnified, especially if you use paint, or markers with a little flash in them. The eyes can either be cut in half or tied on in one piece. I really like the flexibility of making my own eyes compared to buying standard sizes. John
  7. How can toluene affect my health? Toluene may affect the nervous system. Low to moderate levles can cause tiredness, confusion, weakness, drunken-type actions, memory loss, nausea, loss of appetite, and hearing and color vision loss. These symptoms usually disappear when exposure is stopped. Inhaling High levels of toluene in a short time can make you feel light-headed, dizzy, or sleepy. It can also cause unconsciousness, and even death. High levels of toluene may affect your kidneys. back to top -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Their is water based products out their that will do the job. John
  8. Butler Co --Buller Pa here I thought I was the only one Hua
  9. Steve Kaufmanns Streamborn inc. catalog page 47 Phone 1 800 442 4359 John -PA
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    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A woman goes into Wal-Mart to buy a rod and reel for her grandson's birthday. She doesn't know which one to get so she just grabs one and goes over to the counter. A Wal-Mart associate is standing there wearing dark shades. She says,"Excuse me,sir. Can you tell me anything about this rod and reel? He says ,"Ma'am, I'm completely blind; but if you'll drop it on the counter, I can tell you everything you need to know about it from the sound it makes." She doesn't believe him but drops it on the counter anyway. He says, "That's a six-foot Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404 reel and 10-LB. Test line. It's a good all around combination; and it's on sale this week for only $20.00." She says, "It's amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I'll take it!" As she opens her purse, her credit card drops on the floor. "Oh, that sounds like a Visa card," he says. She bends down to pick it up and accidentally breaks wind. At first she is really embarrassed, but then realizes there is no way the blind clerk could tell it was she who farted. Being blind, he wouldn't know that she was only person around. The man rings up the sale and says, That'll be $34.50 please." The woman is totally confused by this and asks, "Didn't you tell me it was on sale for $20.00? How did you get $34.50?" He replies, "Yes,Ma'am. The rod and reel is $20.00, but the Duck Call is $11.00 and the Catfish Bait is $3.50." John
  11. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv?04213075 http://www.fishusa.com/FishErie/Reports.asp The two sites above are what you want fished yesterday did OK. John
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    Differences between Fishing and Sex: #19 - No matter how much whiskey you've had, you can still Fish. #18 - You don't have to hide your Fishing magazines. #17 - It is perfectly acceptable to pay a professional to Fish with you once in a while. #16 - The Ten Commandments don't say anything against Fishing. #15 - If your partner takes pictures or videotapes of you Fishing, you don't have to worry about them showing up on the Internet if you become famous. #14 - Your Fishing partner doesn't get upset about people you Fished with long ago. #13 - It's perfectly respectable to Fish with a total stranger. #12 - When you see a really good Fishing person, you don't have to feel guilty about imagining the two of you Fishing together. #11 - If your regular Fishing partner isn't available, he/she won't object if you Fish with someone else. #10 - Nobody will ever tell you that you will go blind if you Fish by yourself. #9 - When dealing with a Fishing pro, you never have to wonder if they are really an undercover cop. #8 - You don't have to go to a sleazy shop in a seedy neighbourhood to buy Fishing stuff. #7 - You can have a Fishing calendar on your wall at the office, tell Fishing jokes, and invite co-workers to Fish with you without getting sued for Fishing harassment. #6 - There are no Fishing-transmitted diseases. #5 - If you want to watch Fishing on television, you don't have to subscribe to the Playboy channel. #4 - Nobody expects you to Fish with the same partner for the rest of your life. #3 - Nobody expects you to give up Fishing if your partner loses interest in it. #2 - You don't have to be a newlywed to plan a vacation primarily to enjoy your favourite activity. #1 - Your Fishing partner will never say, "Not again? We just Fished last week! Is Fishing all you ever think about?! John
  13. Arn you supposed to loose the flies on snags before the beadheads get a chance to tarnish quote Must be that new fly floatant they wont sink. Cad
  14. Any buddy have any tricks for shinning beads I have a bunch of flies that the beads are dull .the flies are good other than that. John
  15. I don't think it matters on smallheads on streamers. on large heads on bass bugs, i think it matters . I think they look better. John
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