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Shmang

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About Shmang

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  • Birthday 01/06/1967

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  • Favorite Species
    Trout
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    Cinti OH

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  1. Count me in please for the "12 minimum of your favorite freshwater panfish/trout flies" category. Thanks, Shmang
  2. Now that is sexy. A super job on that one. Take care, Shmang
  3. My trip this weekend saw success with a size 18 soft hackle behind a size 16 bead head flash back nymph. Nothing huge but pretty steady action - many took it on the swing at the end of the cast - man that thump is exciting. My 12 year old son outfished me by a wide margin - I dont know who was smiing more me or him. Brahma hen hackle + ice dub mixed body = success. Can't wait to do it again.
  4. Thanks for your contributions. I have knocked out several in 18 and 20 already and they are not too bad in my mind. Every thread wrap counts when you start going small so I have had to slow my roll a bit to ensure a quality effort. Cant wait to fish them.
  5. I routinely tie my Sott Hackles in 14 and 16 - does anyone go smaller or larger? My new Whiting Brahman Hen Cape has a myriad of sizes and I got to thinking of expaning my world view and experiementing with different sizes. I have an upcoming trip this weekend and the streams are running low and clear so perhaps an 18 or 20 might be the ticket. Thoughts?
  6. My order arrived from Holsinger's Fly Shop that included a Whiting Brahma Hen Cape in March Brown color. WOW is my reaction. It looks great and I have been tying patterns already in advance of a trip next weekend. It ties well and makes for a beautiful fly. Can't wait to try it on the water. I like that i can get multiple sizes off the patch too. Thanks for validating it as a quality option for Soft Hackle Patterns. Take care
  7. Shmang

    New Vise

    Peak for me. I tie size 26 midge patterns all the way up to 8 inch bass flies and it handles them all.
  8. I like to tie Soft Hackles in sizes 14 and 16. I have been using a few Conranch JV hen hackle pieces for years but I am close to the usable end hence my quest for a quality replacement. I wish I would have bought 4 more back in the day. I tend to go with more hackle on mine compared to a classic North Country Spider pattern but what I make works very well for my style of fishing. Thanks for everyone's help.
  9. Now back to our original programming.........What brand of hen hackle do you suggest a person purchase? I have been checking out the Whiting Brahma Hen Hackle- will it tie a bunch of size 14 /16 patterns?
  10. Hey Mogup is that a Brahma Hen hackle? if so what color - it is gorgeous!
  11. Nice job - I thought it was great.
  12. For me: Harrison Steeves - a great teacher and super story teller Chuck Kraft - best fishing mind I have ever met. RIP Chuck Dave Whitlock- Amazing artist Kelly Galloup - Learn something every time Take care
  13. Got mine in the mail and they are GREAT. Thanks to BB and all for a super swap with fantastic patterns.
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