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petelangevin

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  1. If your worried sci angler 6wt set ups can be had cheap used they work great for larger hooks.   They also work great for a large variety of hook sizes.   I found mine at a “junque shop” for 18$.   Half hour of cleaning and new tippet, voila a great little rod.   Like mike said get them to the boat and let em go or take them home.   


  2. Try some foam flying ants in a variety of sizes and colors.   Tossed under trees or just off the bank they are effective for more than just trout.  They can be altered for color to cover a variety of flying insects as well all of whom often fall into the water.     Zebra midge is one of the most common patterns for still water and small stream fishing here in mass.   


    there are some simple one feather dragonfly and damsel nymph patterns that are super effective.

     

    keep on tying,  your skills will improve thru repetition and difficult techniques will become easier over time.   Keep it fun.


  3. I met Jack Gartside at a show after watching him tie for hours,  i was able to take a day long class at his home in winthrop before he became really ill.  He changed the way i look at flies and emphasized more focus on keeping things neat and simple.   Sometimes simple flies tied out of unusual materials will catch fish when nothing else will.   Bob Clouser and Bob Pop,  Lefty Kreh all for obvious reasons.    
    Today it has to be Tim Flagler as he ties lots of different patterns and explains every step and keeps you focused.

     

    there are so many great tyers out there especially on youtube that i find new ones all the time.  I am just regaining interest in trout fishing and will be tying more over the winter.  Hans W,  has to be one of the finest tyers of trout flies every one i see is almost too nice to fish.   Davie McPhail once you understand his accent i find his videos informative.

    Mcfly angler posts great videos.  Jim Misuria has great teaching videos as well.  


  4. I have that vise too,  i rescued it from a box of junk when my brother moved out of my parents.   Right now its holding empty norvise spools .  Take care of that,  in that condition its a rare find.   Box will look good displayed above your tying desk.

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