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AK Skim

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  1. I use pine squirrel for the Morrish Mouse fly pattern.
  2. In my Honest Opinion .... Forget the long hours on your feet, your bad casting form (mistakes), your fishing buddy dialed in .... HEY BUDDY .... You were there... Most of us will never make it out there... Thank you for posting the Youtube vid...
  3. Smoky Mountain Fork Tail I was going to check the books I have on Smoky Mountains & East Tennessee fly patterns... Not the nymph.. but here you go for the dry.. http://www.smokymountainflyguide.com/tutorials_flytying.htm/smoky%20mountain%20forked%20tail.htm Hook: Mustad 94831 or 94840 dry fly hook, size 14 Thread: orange floss Tail: 2 brown or tan goose biots Body: orange floss wrapped to shape full length of the body. Wings: 2 brown or tan goose biots Hackle: light ginger rooster hackle
  4. Mike, I know I was waffling in my post, but I have to admit I kinda like it... a bit.
  5. and maybe even more wow factors! Flytire, thank you. I stand corrected.
  6. I purchased it over a week ago. Two days later I was signing for it on my door step. Fast shipping .... the first of the WOW factors. First thing you will notice is the weight of the book... 2nd WOW factor. 496 pages... 3rd WOW factor. Photography by Barry Ord Clarke, I believe some 2,500 of them... 4th WOW factor. It uses a colored edge guide to the various sections, a new one on me... 5th WOW factor. Topics include (of course ) how to use this book, origins in the use of CDC feathers, how to tie with them, section on his original patterns, his tools, techniques on bodies. thorax, legs, wings, and care of the CDC feather... 6th WOW factor. Mixed in with all of it are a good number of fishing and tying stories... 7th & 8th WOW factors. Matter of fact I have enjoyed them so much I am also going to give the a 9th and 10th WOW factors. I haven't finished reading it all, but what I have read I thoroughly enjoyed, and have learned a bit more of tying with CDC.
  7. Purchased at Little River Outfitters, Townsend, TN
  8. Gene L, where did you find that video, what a great history lesson. Thanks.
  9. I started out with Hooked on Fly Tying VHS series with Dick Talleur, then onto AK Best and, Shane Stalcup tying videos. I believe that all the tyers named above in this thread are outstanding in there own right. In my opinion Matt Grobert is the finest tyer I have ever watched from the Youtube Tightline Video Production channel.
  10. Roger Lowe's Smoky Mountains Book
  11. Very nice report Steve. Always nice to hear about good products. Thanks.
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