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Posts posted by bighornbuster

  1. I am intigued by the base for the regal. It seems to have been repurposed from a dado cutter? I also liked the cockpit style tool and thread holders. That said I am also filling my boxes. So far three colors and sizes of lightning bugs, a variety of pheasant tails, some prince nymphs and psycho,princes, a couple dozen wooly buggers, a dozen sparkle minnows, some barely legals and sex dundeons including some triples which is a significant time investment and a host of others. I appreciate the post Mr. Knapp. A far cry from the rolltop kerfuffle.

  2. So many great tyers. I think of Jack Dennis and Randall Kaufmann for putting together texts with photos that taught at least two generations how to tie flies that are still consistently effective. I think of Kelly Galloup and Blaine Chocklett for the huge advances in articulated streamers. Watch some Australians called Beastbrushes fir more in that vein Finally Charles Brooks for "tying in the round".

  3. In no particular order:

    rio grande king trude style

    san juan worm

    purple haze

    psycho prince

    bead head prince

    lightning bug

    wooly bugger



    muddler minnow

    pheasant tail

    palomino midge


    I have boxes and boxes of these but I still keep tying them The muddler is an older pattern but it never fails on the Yellowstone.

  4. I was interested to note the use of the sparse dubbing between the ribbing for gills and I really liked the use of flash in the beard. Very nice tie. I would almost hate to fish it for fear of losing that much investment in time. You obviously have a passion for detail and creativity. Keep showing us "meat" tyers that there is a brighter, shining path.

  5. I have never written for general publication so thought I might offer a reader's perspective. Try NOT to write a detailed travelog of some local water. Half your readers will resent it because they think it is their private water. Try to not wax too eloquently about your topic ( ala Nijinsky from The River Why). You are obviously well read and posting here so there must be some passion about this sport, hobby,etc. Write about what you know and care about most with fishing or tying. Your passion on that should reflect itself in an interesting read for your audience. Above all have fun with it and appreciate the fact that you were asked to write. They must think you have something worthy to offer.

  6. Chimera was the name of a terrible virus in a Mission Impossible movie. Gamera was the Godzilla antagonist. If anyone ever watched those strange movies it was the flying spinning turtle with flames coming out the leg holes. Maybe THAT would be a good name for this one. Or...since it bears some resemblance to a Galloup pattern how about "kinky a' trois"?

  7. This is very true. One thing about the 37160 and bait hooks in general- there are some studies that indicate the hook tends to rotate upward when taken by a fish and the shape itself leads to brain or eye injuries (and thus mortality) on more fish. If you are keeping your catch, this is not an issue but if you prefer to release your quarry, it should be borne in mind.

  8. I actually took flytires advice and googled this question. It can be done. See google.com/patent/US3821862 for Jim Teeny's Teeny Nymph patent. This does not mean that it is easy to patent anything. A better point is that a patent does not prohibit making the same product( yourself) for personal use. I am also aware that Umpqua Feather Merchants and Rainy's and I am sure others have been known to pay certain tyers royalties for the use of their names patterns.

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