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  1. Just back to the forum after long hiatus. Go to YouTube and look at "fly fishing the ozarks" channel. Awesome big articulated flies. They show you materials and it's filmed in time lapse. If you don't tie, a lot of those flies are sold on Internet.
  2. I have a TFO 6wt Clouser and I can sling about anything. Great rod at affordable price point. Good backbone and sensitive tip. Love it. I have an Allen basic trout II reel on it as well.
  3. I love using deer hair for streamers. I've never tried to spin it. It looks difficult even when skilled tyers do it but I may have to give it a go. The Mickey Finn is one of my all time favorites classic flies. Red and yellow. Red and yellow!
  4. Danville fly master waxed for price and large color choice
  5. I bought a cape of JC feathers on eBay from Estonia and they are pretty decent feathers for 40$ w/ shipping. However, they wreak of mothballs! My whole box of materials smells like 'em when I open it up. Is there anyway to get rid of the smell? The skin is dry and very clean so I'm not worried about critters, just the smell. Thanks for your help.
  6. You'll love the Peak vise. I love mine. I hope you already have it and are enjoying how heavy/stable it is. I'm sure the tools you got w/ it will be fine as we all have tied with basic tools. Expensive doesn't always mean better. BTW, my local shop sell bobbins with ceramic inserts for 5$. So you should be able to find these on eBay cheap. The only other thing I would say is make sure you have some fine point scissors. Get some and you'll automatically know why I'm saying this. Good luck, enjoy, and thank you for your service.
  7. Looks pretty good. The one thing that really jumps out at me is that the tail is just a bit too long. The other stuff just needs to be fine tuned. Good job.
  8. I will buy that fly right now! That's an amazing looking fly. I bet the action on that fly is incredible.
  9. McPhail would be pleased w/ those blue charms. I'd fish them.
  10. You guys are wicked smart. The fact you even knew what book to reference is impressive.
  11. JC Cape came today from Estonia after only 1 1/2 wks. Tons of splits but fairly good color. I'm gonna fish with them anyway. However, the cape is Very Clean, dry, and wreaks of mothballs. I don't see any problems here. The hackle is beautiful. Not bad for 40$ and from oversees.
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    Fishing revenge

    This is why you don't get upset. When your 10 year old schools you on a farm pond and trash talks you at the same time. It means I've taught him something that will last the rest of his life and whether I have a good day or bad day fishing is completely irrelevant.
  13. Clear cure goo. It's pricey and there are other alternatives but if you want them to stay on then that's your answer. It's uv activated resin if you haven't heard of it. Check out their website. They have videos of how to use their product. You might be able to find other product on ebay after that. Just check it out. It's cool stuff regardless.
  14. Easy silvercreek...instruct means meet me at this parking lot and we'll drive to this cool pond I know of that's wide open and a good place for me to show you basic fundamentals fly fishing, to see if you like it. I could've been clearer I guess.
  15. Thanks for your replies. I had the same feelings as most of you. 5wt fft line etc. there are just so many options with the Internet and online stores plus local shops around the country that are online. And of course the big box stores. This is all good intel that I can pass along. I've been instructing some on my Cortland 5wt combo I got 15 yrs ago when I hung my dads old fenwick up. I thought about passing it along but it's hard to let those things go. Thanks again for your help. Evans
  16. Since it appears after reading multiple threads here, for past week while on medical leave, that "we" are not elitist snobs and we genuinely want to grow this sport for generations to come. Whether it be the kid down the street or one of our own kids. So the question is what in your opinion is the best bang for your buck beginner fly fishing setup? Rod and reel. Combo set or individual pieces? Weight? I literally have half a dozen people that want to start but don't have the money tree in the back yard. I live in upstate SC. We have all varieties of fish here. Trout, bass, bluegill, striper, pike, catfish, carp, etc. Thanks for your replies in advance.
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    Fish Pictures

    Late summer bass on white dahlberg diver
  18. I agree with Steven. I haven't read above my post and really forgot the origin of the thread. I scrolled back to the top and started over. I have to admit I really laughed when I read troutguy's post. There are some words that should never go in order!
  19. My first salmon/Spey fly. "The Nagli Spey." Can't seem to stop myself at 3-4 wraps to "secure"
  20. Try this. So easy and very effective. Plus the door is wide open to modify if you feel the need. Enjoy.
  21. William B Tedrick has you tube channel and ties a simple but awesome "froggy fly". The dahlberg diver is one of my favorites especially if you can find foam version.
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