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  1. Almost choked on my beer reading that one. This is why i love this forum!
  2. I have plenty of bobbins, It was just one i had tried but never bought one Its not plastic know its not loon Must have been the umpqua/tiemco one It was twisted offset in a way. i really like the old chase bobbins, loaned my two away and you guess the rest. i have 2 rites, 2 griffin, renzetti and 5 norvise bobbins. Probably a half dozen generic too. Kind of a hoarder.
  3. Not sure if it was umpqua or metz? Always wanted one but can’t recall who made it. Does anyone have one or recall them?
  4. I am a tech for a local large telecom, i have seen the mess that storms create, and delays from each company pushing back against another only creates more delays. Its no fun being held hostage, never mind the expense. I usually tell people clear the trees out now. Its only going to cost you 10x more after a storm. Glad to hear you are back in modern times. Stay safe.
  5. Congrats on the birthday and the new shop.
  6. You can use wool like deer hair too, build up heads by stacking, Trim to shape then coat with silicone sealant. Bob P has a chapter devoted to this in “Pop Flies”. I was on a tying kick a while back. Made a bunch of them.
  7. I cleared this thru an electrician, no its not code but its safe. Actually its overkill. I am a telephone technician, i work around and with electricity constantly. I would not do anything unsafe. And trust me ive seen a lot of unsafe things.
  8. Mike what do you teach at the Voc? My daughter is going to one up here in Mass and loves it.
  9. I like fishing for pumpkin seed, with my ultralight spinning rod. I know a pond on the maine/nh border where they get huge. They fight like a freight train, thick and heavy. Tons of fun on light fly tackle. Nice fish!
  10. Its ok Mike you don’t have to like beer. To each their own.
  11. What are they using for heads on the spratley. Is that peacock herl or chenille?
  12. I used thinned goop, cant remember what i thinned it with. But i still have the tube somewhere. It was the coating i covered my yarn crabs with to give that realistic crunch.
  13. Thats funny. I would need magic dust to tie that.
  14. Congrats Landon!
  15. I love books but i keep it limited now. Few pattern books and others are technique. One i wont give up is an autographed Lefty Kreh saltwater fly pattern book. But most of my patterns come off youtube and databases like faol, and here.
  16. I like the idea of being able to use pretty much everything other than 22mag. A lot of the tube fed rifles shot s-l-lr as well.
  17. The rifle per my older brother took s-l-lr. Our uncle used to have a coffee can with a mix of types in it. We had had a few things we had to shoot at like a bell and some other things that made noise. It may have been a winchester or maybe an old sears (which could have been made by any of the big companies). I have my eyes open for one of a half dozen models. Most of which can be had cheap. And yes hoping gun shows will be around this fall.
  18. As do I, hence the need for two flood bulbs. I dim them when both are on, I do like a lot of light.
  19. I was out that way this morning, not for beer but to pick up my daughter after a week long horse show in ohio. I am actually considering moving that way when i retire. I need to learn that area. Our horse is about 10 min away from the quabog river in brookfield.
  20. Haziz have you been to the deerfield fly shop? Check out their website they give recommendations in match the hatch sizes and colors. Could be a starting point.
  21. You did, I need to get a better camera and lighting set up but this may be the start of it.
  22. PoopDeck its grounded all the way thru. Its not pretty but would pass code.
  23. .17hmr is a super deadly varmint round and is accurate for several hundred yards. Where i live most of my shots are goind to be between 10 and 50 yards. Its overkill for my needs. I am happy with 22 in all its variations. Plus 22s are pretty quiet and you won’t attract much attention with them.
  24. Now its nothing special but i had all the parts laying around in my surplus electrical box. I started with a dimmer switch wired to a 3 prong extension cord , then wired it to a double outlet. The good thing is that i can dim 2 lamps at the same time. It actually works pretty good. Its going to be re done in a nicer enclosure when I acquire exactly what i need. I made a fly dryer wheel in a similar manner years back but it was bulky and a lot more expensive.
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