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vicrider

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  1. Damn man, will you ever get over 2020. Driven from your house. Return only to be flooded again. Then you're under the weather to boot. This is 2021. Get back in the game man.
  2. Damn dfd, you're cutting it close. Guess we'll hear about a new member of the fishing fraternity soon. Mine always came at night so I never had to be chased down on the river like a friend of mine.
  3. I've held off offering these in hopes some miracle would occur and I could actually use them. Ain't gonna happen so... Orvis Silver Sonic waders. Top of the line when I bought them. They've been wet to the knee twice in the White River's clean water in AR. They are a model with extra straps I never figured out so they can be worn as chest waders or wading pants and have waterproof pouch for license and pouch for extras. I'll ship these for $150. The size is XXLSH which means normal inseam but extra belly room. Just the thing to go with these waders is a pair of size 12 Korker's brand new. I had Orvis lace boots and gave them to a relative since I wanted the BOA lace system and interchangeable rubber and felt soles. These have never been in the water. Having packaged them and checked on shipping already I will sell them for $125 shipped CONUS. As always paypal preferred but checks are fine. Will send to established board members on receipt of check.
  4. Darrell, yours are here. Will start the collection now.
  5. Mine are in route via Fishin' Bob Nelson. In a hurry to get them out I packaged them and addressed them to Fishin'Bob. After checking to make sure I wasn't sending them late I realized my screw up and got hold of Bob. He is going to route up the coast and get them to you, hopefully in time. Damn senior moments.
  6. Firehole tungsten beads? Firehole jig hooks. Let me know what your next swap is going to be and I'll start pre-tying. Looking forward to these and will work for panfish I'm sure and maybe even get to trout water later this year. By the way, one of the contributors to our Santa Swap with packages for everybody in swap was Mel's https://thebluegillbugshop.com/pages/fly-tying-hooks who now has in stock the longer shanked jig hooks. One of my few complaints has always been the short shanks on the 60 degree jig hooks and I'm going to order some of these to check them out.
  7. Personally I hate doing anymore than 12 swappers at a time but what I would rather do is 12 swappers but two different flies. If you want to tie 20 or 24 the same but my mind goes dead by about 6 and I have to do something different and come back to the original the next day. I might tie 50 flies over 5 days but only 12 will be the swap flies spread out.
  8. Actually went with wife, nephew in wheel chair and 9 year old niece to an access on Washita River where it comes out of Foss Lake. There will be a time when the creek is full with running white bass heading north for spawn and figured they'd be there since trees are budding but nothing. Couple of other guys trying and not a bite between us. Maybe Monday.
  9. Hey man, I'll take those lashes if I get to keep the yarn. A guy gifted me several versions of 477 subs along with a couple of yards of the real thing. Some day I'm going to put some wire on a bobbin and tie up that real 477 on some good barbless hooks and sell those on ebay for $10 a fly. 'Course the only place they're special is a chalk stream in England.
  10. Gotcha guys and Rich, I don't think the Aussies want to hear a lot about Trump flies. This doesn't mean the swap is full, just all the numbers I put up for now.
  11. Whereas I am known to do something different in swaps and whereas there will be plenty of hoppers and poppers to fill our panfish boxes (and hopefully a Cicada or two) I took a different route on a trout favorite with a body mod. No reason this won't hold up to a few selective big 'gills if that's your pleasure but here is my guaranteed to float Renegade.
  12. Can definitely do that Tom. A max of 3 flies should be good. Don't want to overwhelm the Aussies with good American vise products.
  13. Except good feelings and a thank you from down under. I will copy my message from the "I miss swaps" posts from Li'l Dave. "To board members who have been cyber friends with Li'l Dave for many years now I'd like to propose we outfit Dave and his Down Under friends with some real American flies to get his Aussie fish confused. I know he like crabs, bendbacks, salt water flies. I don't know what shank back flies are (bend back?) and as for tube flies I sold all my tube fly accessories but have some left from swaps I'll never get wet. I do have some crabs and saltwater streamers on hand I would put in.. Here's the deal. You send me a fly or two between now and April 16th and I'll package them up and send them to Dave on my dime. He has overpaid me on every Christmas swap and included great boxes so I can give back some of that and let him know the Yankees love their Down Under Friends. Some of the flies should be able to go in regular envelopes and save on shipping cost to me." Nick Szabo, PO Box 361, Cheyenne OK, 73628 Sign up if you'd like a fly of yours used in Australian waters and light up a guy's life knowing he has American friends. 1. atxgolfer 2. woodenlegs...Arrived 3. stabgnid 4. muskyflyguy ...Arrived 5. dogfacedoc ...Arrived 6. John1986 ...Arrived 7. DarrellP ...Arrived 8. cphubert ...Arrived 9. WWKimba 10. Richmc ...Arrived
  14. To board members who have been cyber friends with Li'l Dave for many years now I'd like to propose we outfit Dave and his Down Under friends with some real American flies to get his Aussie fish confused. I know he like crabs, bendbacks, salt water flies. I don't know what shank back flies are (bend back?) and as for tube flies I sold all my tube fly accessories but have some left from swaps I'll never get wet. I do have some crabs and saltwater streamers on hand I would put in.. Here's the deal. You send me a fly or two between now and April 16th and I'll package them up and send them to Dave on my dime. He has overpaid me on every Christmas swap and included great boxes so I can give back some of that and let him know the Yankees love their Down Under Friends. I am going to post this under a new heading of the "Swap you won't get anything back" and see what we can drum up. Some of the flies should be able to go in regular envelopes and save on shipping to me. Nick
  15. Though I've only seen it in videos but I'd love to be on a lake when the plane flies over and shits out a stream of trout. Always amazed me that they could do this and most of the trout seemed to make it. High mountain lakes are one of the places I've never had a chance to fish but it would have to be fun to fish water as clear as the gin I used to drink and watch the effects of your fly on the fish.
  16. True dis. In Finland the DNR got a load of trout to stock every couple of weeks. One of the old guys in town lived right across from the DNR drive and kept a close eye on when the water truck left the shop. He got on the phone, let his inner circle know it was on, jumped in his truck and followed the water truck. He CB to the guys who were coming after him where they headed and they would be fishing before the last of the truck emptied. One of the main spots they dumped was just up the highway out of Finland at a deadwater on the Baptism River. I got there one time after the truck was long gone but they were still fishing. Stopped and through something, probably a spinner or Super Duper and caught a released a fish on almost every cast. They got mad because I wouldn't give them the ones they needed to fill their limit. I told them I'm just teaching them to avoid bright objects with hooks attached. Nick
  17. Cool Mike. Many years ago just about the only lure I through for bass on spinning tackle was a Flatfish. I caught trout and steelhead on the small sizes on fly rod and used bigger sizes for bass, northern and musky. The orange with the black dots was my goto for daytime fishing and black in late evening and night. Caught huge amounts of fish back then on Flatfish and varied it with a Brooks Reefer and Lazy Ike if Flattie wasn't doing the trick. I got to hate the double treble hook hangers and when that was all I could buy I just replaced. They were good hookers but made a mess in the net and getting all the hooks out of a deeper hooked fish.
  18. So Mike and TJM and others I hear ya'. Well, not hear ya' but know what you're talking about. My high range hearing is about gone such that so many of the things like watches and my Oxygen monitor have a high beep I absolutely cannot hear unless I stick it against my ear. The ringing is continuous and I've lived with for as long I can remember. It is fairly constant and consistent but there's spikes in there that screw me up because I don't know if there was a real ring or loud beep or if it's just the ear. I have a hard time sleeping if it's quiet since for me there never is a quiet time. I sleep with an oxygen concentrator and the noise actually helps me fall asleep because it crowds in with the other ringing. Cicada is a good comparison as is a pond full spring peepers calling their mates. I probably could be helped with hearing aids but the prices for them are absolutely ridiculous and in normal environment I'm fine and wife actually turns TV higher than I do. Where I have no chance of carrying on a conservation is in a bar with all the background noise. Hustling in a bar back in my late teens and twenties worked fine but now it would a lost cause, kind of like me.
  19. Going back to Jaydubs post I read an article where underwater photography showed that wings were the first that will be seen on a drifting fly. Like seeing the sails on a ship as t approaches from the horizon. One thing that always makes me wonder is why people go through the trouble of tyings wings only to have them buried in heavy hackle of the same length. To me I always felt and tie my flies so the wing stands out above the hackle. Also consider, one of the deadliest presentations for many people on smooth water is a well tied no hackle fly with just the body and wings. Even if you can't do the beautiful wings of the true no hackle fly just getting a high floating body and obvious wings seems to work. Here's how I wish I could tie the no hackle but I can't get the wings like that.
  20. Have heart Norm and others dissing the PO service. To help things move more smoothly the new policy will go from 2-3 day first to 3-5 day first class. It's already running on that schedule but making it official gives them the right to say it's running smoothly versus slow as hell. I'm going down and buying a roll of forever stamps. Something I can leave for my kids that will go way up in value.
  21. Yeah it will Norm. Seems like ever swap I end up having to cut an envelope or two open to double check my mistakes. The only thing is when you seal it don't cover stamps with tape. a Post Marm who sticks to rules won't except taped over stamps for fear they were being reused.
  22. I should get them out tomorrow hopefully. Did a calf hair version of a hairwing RC.
  23. Mine will be about like a bunch of others. Kind of limited to how many designs you can get without dupes in this category. Similar but different I guess is gonna work. I did this. 18 jig hook, tungsten bead, CDC tail, floss body and grizzly hackle. Guess it's kind of mini bugger or wooly worm depending on how long I made the tail.
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