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About Njardar

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  • Birthday 04/12/1958

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  1. Steve, your responses as an admin and contributor were spot on and appreciated. When I see something for sale/trade here I know it will not be spam. Your work to keep it this way is appreciated. I was not aware how much you had to deal with on a daily basis. Thank you!
  2. While the cold and lack of sunlight is part of my Norsk/Celtic heritage, I prefer the warmth of the sun. No wonder the Vikings "vacationed" in what is now Italy. ;>)
  3. Been tying the reaper as well along with foamtail superworms. I bought Pat Ehlers DVD and highly recommend it.
  4. Ross, I had trouble with the video link, but this one works. http://vimeo.com/53914270 - Charlie
  5. Welcome back. I loved the trailer, what a great way to help you through your loss. Where was it filmed because I would like to put that river on my list. - Charlie
  6. Whenever I go to my fly tying table my two Scottish Terriers are right there with me, and while I enjoy the company the first five minutes are spent opening baggies so they can sniff feathers and hairs. Even if I'm using synthetic material the ritual is the same. Anyone else have company when tying? If so, please share your experience. Charlie
  7. Since you are retired you may want to check with Social Security, I believe there is a limit on what you can earn without impacting your benefit. I believe this is also somehow tied to age too.
  8. On the cheap vs. mid priced vice, if you buy a more expensive vice and decide you don't like tying, you can resell it for little loss. With a kit vice you are out that cost because there is very limited resell market. I still have my kit vice because once I started tying I needed to upgrade, so I did not save anything. Charlie
  9. Good advice is only as good as the questions and when I picked up the sport several years ago I had many questions. Just learning the lingo was a challenge. Even if you haven't tied yet I like the idea of searching out a fly shop and sitting down with them trying out several vices and seeing what works for you. Personally I'd avoid the big box stores and get to know the folks at your local store. Also, ask lots of questions here, there is no shortage of very could advice. Charlie
  10. If you use PVC make sure you get all the residue and vapors out of the tube. I made one for a brand new St. Croix ultralight only to have the vapors in the tube destroy all the decals. The acetone attacked the decals. So you should clean it with dawn and water before you use it. Charlie
  11. Pat Ehlers grim reaper has a rattle and is supposed to imitate a crayfish. I have not yet tried one but will be tying some soon. Charlie
  12. Welcome, this is probably the best place for fly tying information. So feel free to ask questions, that is the best way to learn and stimulate discussion. Charlie
  13. Nicely done, as a grandpa, with number three due shortly, it bought a smile to my face... and I cleaned up my tying area. - Charlie
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