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JC Hoppaire

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  1. Contact Justin @ http://ritebobbin.com/content/contact You won't find a nicer guy. He will make it rite.
  2. Norm, you've already learned quite well. Now your chasing perfection.
  3. FTD Independence Day Sale. 40% off these selected items: Congo Hair Congo Baitfish Blends Congo Hair Blends Hi-Float Fibers Northern Flash Fisch Eyes UV-X ET Dubbing Czech Dubbing 40% off will be taken at checkout automatically 'IndependenceDay' sale. Sale starts July 1 at 7:00 pm MDT and ends at 4:00 pm July 5 MDT.
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  5. You might find this discussion helpful: http://www.danblanton.com/viewmessage.php?id=214587
  6. Some might appreciate this information from Johns Hopkins: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
  7. Capt. Bob; what size perfect popper are you putting on a #1 Mustad #34007? Thanks
  8. I've not read it, but several people have recommended this book: https://www.orvis.com/p/orvis-guide-to-fly-fishing-for-carp/2y95 These sites might be of interest: https://www.flyfisherman.com/editorial/the-15-best-carp-flies/152079 http://www.flycarpin.com/p/flies-for-carp.html
  9. Fly Tyer's Dungeon 36 Hour Surprise Sale!!! 40% off Everything for 36 hours Friday Oct. 4th 9:00 am Mountain Time and ending Saturday Oct. 5th at 9:00 PM MDT. http://www.flytyersdungeon.com/index.htm
  10. Move your background back as far as you can. Black Duvetyne absorbs light. Available from theatrical supply companies and photo specialties shops. Black velour from a fabric store will also work. Black felt isn't as black as either of the above. https://www.chicagocanvas.com/product/duvetyn-12-oz/
  11. Mike is right; a brush made of thread will unravel. Colored beading wire is available at Craft Sores. Haven't tried it yet but it looks good. https://www.michaels.com/bead-landing-12-piece-multi-pack-beading-wire/10443545.html This wire works fine: https://www.jsflyfishing.com/wapsi-ultra-wire-x-small-size Or this: https://www.caddisflyshop.com/uni-dubbing-brush-wire.html
  12. Silver, I always go away a little smarter after reading your posts.
  13. From Fly Tyer's Dungeon: 35% off Sale MAD2019 will end the morning of June 23...Sunday!
  14. Caloosa, Nice streamers. What is the pale orange fiber close to the eye in the first picture?
  15. I've purchased these several times and they are definitely worth the money. 4 Sizes 2 Cards 366 pcs 3D fish eyes for $5.29 with free shipping Takes a few weeks to get from China, but if you're not in a big hurry . . . https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Sizes-2-Cards-366-pcs-3D-fish-eyes-Realistic-Holographic-Lures-Artificial-eyes-/323401486741?var=&hash=item0
  16. Feathers arrived; greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Norm!
  17. Thanks, flytire. Very kind of you. PM sent.
  18. Most have probably already seen this, nevertheless . . . The Farquhar flip-flop GT fly
  19. Looks like a mantis or spawning shrimp variation. http://www.saltwaterflies.com/ep_spawning_shrimp.html https://www.epflies.com/shop/saltwater-flies/saltwater-flies-shrimp/page/2/ http://www.floridakeysoutfitters.com/ep-spawning-shrimp-lead.html https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8gocg8UvMiM/W-Xp8_yYDSI/AAAAAAAABpY/Tw1MJNpPpLYLP_UYCz_UT8NBiM2wHMEDwCLcBGAs/s1600/Spawning%2BShrimp%2BWeb%2Bnumbered%2BAAA.jpg
  20. Bob, Everything in your post about bonefish flies was helpful. I, for one, am glad you got carried away, and hope you do so again sometime soon.
  21. Periodically check out this link for free e-books from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-Sports-Fishing/zgbs/digital-text/157578011/ref=zg_bs_fvp_p_f_157578011?_encoding=UTF8&tf=1 Occasionally some great titles come up like: Essential Saltwater Flies, by Ed Jaworowski Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Fly Patterns of Bob Clouser
  22. Drew also listed this inexpensive Pasta Maker in the article: https://www.amazon.com/CucinaPro-177-Pasta-Fresh-Machine/dp/B00004SPDH?tag=drchicone-20
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