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Hatchet Jack

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  1. Not to totally derail the original post but a note of caution when doing the bow & arrow cast - (learned the hard way, mind*) • keep the rod hand and the line hand a fair distance apart, (the closer they come together, the greater the chance of snapping the rod tip). • try a barbless hook when learning this cast*
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    I'm waiting for them to promulgate "all the benefits" of a reel that has the line coming out closer to the rod. Once the ground swell catches on, fly fishing and fly casting will be forever changed. How on earth have we survived this far?
  3. Very nice indeed! I've some of that exact E-Z Body Tubing, and now a good pattern to use it in.
  4. j8000 - check this out, easy-peasey.
  5. Ole & Sven are down at the local watering hole one night, drinkin' and yakkin'........ Ole: "Ya know der Sven, I tink my Lena, I tink she may have died, yup." Sven: "Uff da! By golly now Ole, what makes you tink dat?" Ole: "Well ya know, the sex is dah same but the dishes keep piling up, yup."
  6. Thinking of retiring my old, old Caddis round float tube. Tough thing about buying a new tube is that you generally cannot try before you buy. One concern I have is a tube that turns out to have poor elbow room - where one has to constantly raise their elbows to get them out of the way of the tube's sides. What might you folks recommend out there? TIA !
  7. (FROM USPS) What exactly is the USPS 13-Ounce mail rule? Glad you asked. The 13-Ounce Mail Rule requires that any mail piece weighing over 13 ounces that is mailed with postage stamps has to be presented in person to a USPS employee at the Post Office. Thought I'd add this little bit in the event of say a fly swap involving LARGE flies and for someone planning on mailing from their home. I just learned about the 13 oz./stamps rule the other day. 12, 13 muskie flies & a package inside another package may hit that 13 ounce mark.
  8. I'm all for the ancient spelling of Vyse. That would clear things up marvelously .
  9. Always handy to have an extra tool in the box. For me, a large part of fly-fishing is the act of casting the line. Never tire of the challenge and fun, that.
  10. Ditto. Those are teeny flies so I'd think it easier to apply the marker first. Experiment & see what works for you.
  11. "...2 weeks on the Au Sable." I'm feeling just a little HULK green right now ☺. Mighty fine smalljaws!
  12. Just out of their steam bath, should go out today if I can get to the post -
  13. Thanks flytyer, I'd take your spot but I thought Flat Rock Native has taken it (bringing the desired count to 12 tyers). If indeed that's the case, I'll still stand by for any others.
  14. "Standing by mode" - I'll throw my hat in the ring if someone needs to bail out of this swap. I've a nifty Tinsel Tail Caddis pattern that has fooled a few trout.
  15. That's a very nice looking sedge. And I bet it stays floating too. Any recommended substitute for the Mouflon (wild sheep?)?
  16. Cream - what keeps the EWG hook riding point-up? I take it it's attached via a wire loop or maybe a split ring? Right fine bug you got there.
  17. Well that's funny, I counted just brown, one rainbow, and one smallie. No seriously, that looks like beautiful water full of fish, thanks for taking us there. One atta boy on those rods too!
  18. As flytire mentioned above, there are rotary & true rotary vises. I recommend going with a true rotary - you won't be sorry. My Peak vise (true rotary) is outstanding & affordable. I also bought the mini & large hook jaws to go with it.
  19. Mighty fine, bowmike. You're on a rocket trajectory learning curve! Where are you getting those nice hackles from?
  20. Sort of what I was thinking, just wasn't sure. Been doing that for years, and a while back I found some large line-spools the sportings goods store was going to bin. Their arbours are ~ 5" diameter and I use them to quickly wind & unwind line. A length of rod blank is an axle, another is a 'crank', works great, cheap too
  21. http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/mustad-spinnerbait-hooks/081076230003.aspx http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/spinnerbait-hooks/vmc-7250bn-spinnerbait-buzzbait-hooks.aspx Mustad or VMC spinner bait hooks might fit the bill.
  22. If I had the correct fly lines, I could measure this myself but alas, I don't. Given a WF6F and a DT6F line of same manufacturer & model, which would fill a fly reel the most? Or would they turn out the same, or too close to call? Thanks, HJ
  23. Get yourself a large barrel for future rod storage
  24. 10 weight - what's the length? Nice looking rod and flies there. "the fish of 10,000 casts" Which thousand are you on? ☺
  25. Don't forget the venerable Copper John fly. Sinks like a, well....a Copper John.
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