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  1. Perfect timing Northcaddis!! Heck yeah you can do the March brown.
  2. I’ve done these before on larva type flies after seeing Davie McPhail do it in one of his videos. I do like it. This is why I like fly tying, the constant changes, variations and different ways to tie the same old flies. I’m experimenting with glass beads now to see if they bring anything to the fish catching table. I am a fan of the brown sharpie over the natural pheasant tail. Great color. Pheasant tail nymph - unweighted Hook - 16 2XL long Bead - Sm caddis green glass bead Thread - Dk brown Uni Tail - Pheasant tail fibers Ribbing - Sm Uni wire, chartreuse Body - Pheasant tail fibers Wing case - Pheasant tail fibers colored brown with a sharpie Thorax - UV peacock herl Legs - Pheasant tail fibers
  3. Add the rule as I kind of thought of it as an unwritten as well, but I think some people are going to be intimidated and won’t play regardless of how many rules you make. Some people are unnecessarily intimidated by the quality of the fly tying as well as the quality of the photos. I’m not the best tier, not even close, but I believe my tying has improved because I try a little harder when I intend on posting it. I will add that of the challenges I’ve accepted all were tied at the bench post acceptance and I believe all others have been tied post acceptance accept one where it was clearly stated it was from stock. I don’t own a camera and take quick pictures with a cell phone and have no desire to create a fly studio. I really believe that the quality of some of the pictures is probably more intimidating then the ties. While I appreciate the quality of some pictures I have no desire to mimic them and others should not as well. I completely don’t understand being intimidated over tying a fly or taking a picture of a fly.
  4. For some reason I can’t reply to a quoted post. So here is my reply that was suppose to be in my response up one. This is a seriously unique Stonefly. Great tie. What’s not to like about a sharpie.
  5. Pheasant tail nymph - unweighted Hook - 16 2XL long Thread - Dk brown Uni Tail - Pheasant tail fibers Ribbing - Sm Uni wire, gold and chartreuse Body - Pheasant tail fibers Wing case - Pheasant tail fibers Thorax - UV peacock herl Legs - Pheasant tail fibers Instead of using the tips of the PT fibers for the legs I tied them in backwards so the curly Q’s from ripping the fibers from the quill became the legs. I dabbled the curls and the wing case with a brown sharpie to give them more of a brown color.
  6. Mine is actual experience. I also recall that a a visitors license while not requiring one to pass an exam does require an affiliation with a fishing club. Almost all fishing in Germany has to be done through a club. Probably why your not finding much in regards to personal experience. Perhaps the state department can help you out.
  7. I lived in Germany for about a year and looked into fishing. Now this was a few decades ago so things may have changed and my memory of the process has faded. I remember vividly a nightmarish system that caused me to give up and simply not fish while there. You have to take a course, study and then take an exam to get a rod license as they call it. Once you have a rod license you need a permit to fish the different waters you want to fish. I’m foggy on this but I seem to remember it not being as simple as studying and taking a test but you may have had to also join a club that proctored the studying and the test and whom the water permits were issued through. I recall thinking they just didn’t want people fishing there. what “base” are you going to.
  8. Time to replenish the things I always seem to run out of Pheasant tail nymphs and bead head pheasant tail nymphs Hook - 16 2XL long Thread - Rusty brown 8/0 Uni Bead - Gold 3/32 Weight - .015 lead wraps Tail - PT fibers Body - PT fibers Ribbing - Sm gold Uni wire Wing case - PT fiber Thorax - UV peacock herl Legs - PT fiber
  9. Two bit hooker. After tying one in the challenge thread I liked it enough to tie in my favorite color. Hook - TMC2487 size 14 Beads.- 3/32 Gold beads. Thread - Yellow olive/black UTC 70 Tail - Turkey tail fibers Body - Yellow olive UTC 70 Ribbing - Black UTC 70 thread Flashback - Medium mirage opal tinsel Thorax - Olive sparkle dubbing Legs - India hen back dyed prince nymph brown
  10. I’ve fished a Letort hopper on the Letort before so I’m accepting my qualifications and qualifying myself as a Letort hopper expert. That is the finest looking Letort hopper I’ve ever seen which is what I thought I would see when flytire took the challenge. If I were a Czech nymph expert I would say the same about upnorths challenge. I’ve just never tied one before but I think I’m going to in the future. Nice job! thanks everybody for the nice words on the two bit hooker fly. I really liked tying that fly and will tie some more to fish it next year.
  11. Hook - TMC2487 size 14 Beads.- 3/32 Gold beads. I don’t have black or tungsten beads Thread - Red/black UTC 70 Tail - Turkey tail fibers Body - Red UTC 70 Ribbing - Black UTC 70 thread Flashback - Medium mirage opal tinsel (can’t believe I had that) Thorax - Demonized (purple) Electric wool dubbing Legs - India hen back dyed prince nymph brown next up…….. LETORT HOPPER
  12. I’ll take the two bit hooker. After all, if your not catching fish on nymphs your not fishing deep enough.
  13. I ask my wife to buy me the stuff I should, but don’t, buy with the money I spend on fishing gear. Stuff like socks, underwear, ties and shirts with collars. After all you actually do use socks and underwear while fishing, well at least I do.
  14. Thanks everybody. I decided to eat a pizza and tie another. Nothing like a good pizza to pick up the spirits. This time I did a 14 because I think I used up all the decent size 12 hackles on my cape. I’ll have to get another. It lasted me a good long time.
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