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Shmang

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About Shmang

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  • Birthday 01/06/1967

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    Trout
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    Cinti OH

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  1. A larger mop body makes a nice Ned jig on a 90 degree jig head and lead eyes. Like Philly I make a sweet craw jig for the spinning rod that catches everything in the creek - pine zonker "claws" and scud back for the carapace over estaz coupled with lots of small rubber legs tied at the lead and hook point junction -- nothing easier to load up on the smallies and rockbass and carp and mr whiskers.
  2. Strike indicators will change your success rate in my humble opinion.
  3. Thanks for the heads up. Just dropped a fifty spot as I needed some hooks big time.
  4. Got the swap flies today and they are GREAT! Nice job by everyone. Some of the patterns in the swap will be great for Trout, Panfish, and Bass so color me happy with the variety. Thanks to WWKimba for being a superior Swap Meister and for the extra goodies - it is appreciated. Take care,
  5. I like the Rit dye as that is the only method I have used. It worked just fine for me without any trouble. And yes on the gloves -- a lot of old newspaper and paper towels are invaluable too. Good luck
  6. Shmang- put me down for a hard resin ant - my #1 pattern this past summer/fall. Thanks and take care, Shmang
  7. Just received my set and holy moly they are outstanding! Thanks to all for some great patterns. Thanks to WWKimba for being a superior host and passing on all the knowledge he shared. The extra goodies are certainly appreciated too. Take care
  8. Got two nice fly boxs which I really needed. I have a birthday coming up and the Mrs said go for nice size fly shop order for some odds and ends- thread, hooks, dubbing, and some hackle- so can't wait.
  9. Opened mine and WOW what a haul for me. Great flies and the extra flies and materials are appreciated. What a great swap.
  10. Got my package today and it is under the tree until the 25th. Nice job getting things to arrive early Swap Santa!!
  11. I am in with a size 16 soft hackle - three color ice dub blend body with March Brown brahma hen hackle. Thanks for including me.
  12. I am on vacation starting Friday at Noon and will be fishing every day through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. To prep for this time on the water I just finished up 64 soft hackle patterns. I will give many of these to friends on the water but to me you can never have enough SH patterns! They shouldn't be overcomplicated to tie but can be so effective on the water. There are some great suggestions above so check out those resources. Good luck.
  13. Me and my 12 year old son fished a stream Saturday that was stocked the day before. Tried the big ugly stuff early in the day but only meager results - went to a size 18 bead nymph and soft hackle trailer and my son wore them out the rest of the day. Sometimes it pays to experiement with different set ups, sizes, and colors. Best part of the day was hearing Folks as they were leaving the stream and I could them say "dang he has another one......" as I was netting another fattie for my little guy. He is still smiling! Good luck!
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