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About HideHunter

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  1. Aw John, you got nothin' on me. I look at a fly. I tie the fly. I look at the new fly.. and say, "Wow, I invented a new fly!" :hyst: On the other hand, think your's will work. :headbang:
  2. Giller - repeat after me."There are *no* 'gills in Iowa! - there are..." :j_k: Actually there are two.. and I educated both of them.. :hyst: Welcome to the site..g
  3. Hi Chris, really enjoyed meeting you. Me teaching someone to tie flys is a little like someone teaching you to crochet with a jack hammer. :hyst: On the Club Sandwich or other foams that are "tied" sometimes I keep a few sheets of the 'sticky back' foam around (costs like 15 cents more a sheet ). Then, when I get the thread around them they hold together fine. When making eyes or bodies like the Tokyo Spider I showed you, I use a drop of Super Glue. Just received a Stealth Bomber "Full Pimp" from Kent Edmonds in exchange for my picture (actually the *fish's* picture.) Too cool! :headbang: Makes mine look a little crude. :whistle: Have fun..
  4. Congrats Chris - Go for it! :headbang: Oh, but you don't have any foam - you can't tie flies without foam - and you don't have any grizzly hackle - you can't tie flies without grizzly hackle - and you don't have... :hyst: They're right - it just gets worse.
  5. Chris - when you get to Odessa you're in my back yard. Give me a call. I'll show you all I know about fly tying. I know even more about tying flies than I know about women. It'll take about 3 minutes. :hyst:
  6. Chris - Chickens and gamebirds are basically not a problem. I've never run into a "bug" problem but you can seal them up with mothballs or a piece of flea collar. No songbird or raptor feathers. Illegal to have them in your possession.
  7. Welcome Colbyjack - glad to see you made it. Now, take few deep breaths- and *read*..
  8. :yahoo: Pastor Bill - I could kiss you (I won't). Last year I had one popper that would often light on it's back - then slowly roll over. As you said, it drove the 'gills *bonkers*. I never could figure out why it did it. :wallbash: I'll bet the legs are shorter on one side. Bet I know for sure before the day's over. thnx..gm
  9. Well - I don't know what to say except *I'm Jealous*. The best of luck and I'll be looking forward to those reports. Get 'em! :headbang:
  10. Whew - looks like you folks had your hands full up there FlyGuy. See you had a fatality in the area. Whole thing went just north of us then dropped east - so - We had it all around us but it missed. Hope everyone's well. takecare..g
  11. Have Fly Rod - Will Travel.
  12. Didn't want to pirate Iowa FF's thread but noticed you are going after big blues in May. This post won't probably be much help but I'm really interested in what you're doing. I've fished for blues but never with a fly rod. Just had a conversation with several catfish guides from all over the U.S.. The conversation turned to times when the blues were feeding in the upper few feet of the water column. I asked if they knew anyone who had tried a flyrod on them. They didn't. All that said.. a friend and I have been spending a little time targeting channel cats the last couple of years. We have a couple dozen to our credit - my largest a little over 8 - his 15. By far the biggest percentage of fish we have caught (accidentally and on purpose) have come on "black and wiggly" - Bunny Leeches - black Woolly Buggers - etc. These guides told me that when the blues are "up" they are usually feeding on shad - so I'd guess white would certainly be a favored color. I'd be really interested in anyones experience in targeting catfish on the fly rod. Good Luck - keep us posted.
  13. Welcome Iowa - from Iowa.. Some great stuff here. Enjoy.
  14. I just wander up a down the yarn aisles repeating. "I tie flies - I tie flies." The little blue-haired ladies still look at me funny - but I feel better about the whole thing. :hyst:
  15. Great fly Jeff and almost indestructible. I tie it on a Gamakatsu SC 15 in 1 or 2/0. I tie a 4" Flashabou and Crystal Flash tail. A quick jerk on the rod tip creates a "bloop" I haven't been able to duplicate with anything else. Took my pb largemouth this year on one. 23 1/4"x 17 1/2". A fun "fly" to fish. Nice tie. :headbang:
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