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  1. I needed a hobby and I don't have patience/detail/attention span for wood working. Since I don't know how to weld and don't have the space really needed for that, tying flies was next on the list. Here I am.
  2. Very nice job. Tie that in olive and you will have what is very close to my favorite big brown trout food, Galloup's Sex Dungeon.That (polar flash?) synthetic hackle makes a great change over the schlappen. Looks like a mixture of a sex dungeon and an articulated complex twist bugger. Great stuff man! Circus peanut.
  3. Not since the end of the shad run in mid-May. Time has been a rare commodity.
  4. Your wife doesn't buy the argument you need purchase (insert material) to "honor" the recipe?
  5. I double checked the rules. I'm good. Give me the trophy now. 2x
  6. I sent in a champion fly. All your trouts are belong to us! You have to think outside the fly box on this one. (Then again, maybe I didn't read the tourney rules well )
  7. $6 on eBay. Has lasted me 2.5 years so far.
  8. I'm out of town and left the task of mailing to my better half...for reasons I can't explain she tried sending these from staples, huge mistake. I'll send em out on Monday...ugh.
  9. I usually throw some extras in for the host unless I'm a meat head and forget when I mail them out. Like this week.
  10. So I did a little science project. My glass 8.5' 8wt Heddon--132 grams. My graphite 9', 8wt Winston--143 grams. If anyone can tell the difference in 10 grams they have a pretty special skill.
  11. Every once in a while I'm just south of you is S. Palm. Anyways, only had peacock in Puerto Rico...
  12. I fished, slammed and subsequently lost a white/chartreuse dolly llama on what I am guessing was a world record, or atleast a state record striper last night. Olive and flashy bait fish patterns have ruled the day here. However, today 4 people X 4 hours = 3 fish. Warm weather moved in 90s the last here days. I think our stripe season is done.
  13. I thought I was done with swaps but this sounds interesting. Im in. Are we supposed to declare our fly?
  14. Buggers Clousers Gurglers or a sneaky Pete You could get more complicated from there, but that's the starting lineup. Add a crawdad and a Murdich Minnow if you're feeling crazy. There's probably dozens of options.
  15. I ricocheted a 2/0 clouser off my cheek this past weekend. Your picture reminds me of my luck...windy as hell and I should have casted over the shoulder, I knew what was going to happen. Glasses always. I wish I could clear polarized lenses for my ESS frames.
  16. Kronung is good, but tough to find in the US. Now I'm all about WaWa original or columbian.
  17. Just out of curiosity, I truly don't know....would a fish care if the wing case is up or down? Seems to me the nymph here would be, or is, "tumbling" through the water,eh?
  18. I read that in his book and remember wondering what were the tough things my non-dominant hand would struggle with.
  19. Early season = deep SMB. I only saw one weighted fly in your list. I don't see where you are from, but in Virginia, our rivers are still cold(er) after a goofy spring, and the local reports are indicating the ones having success are on weighted streamers/sink tips in deep, relatively calmer water. Your results kind of told you what you needed to know...go deep. 90% presentation, 10% fly, or something like that at least.
  20. Interesting article, but I think it ignores the most important aspect of fishing a fly - presentation. We oftentimes blame the pattern for our lack of success, when it's our presentation that needs work. I watched a friend fishing the South Platte during a very heavy spring baetis hatch. A size 18 or 20 BWO is the preferred pattern. He caught fish after fish on a size 16 Royal Wulff. It was all presentation. The Wulff looked like food, so it was eaten. "Change your presentation, not your fly." That was the advice and direction I've always followed.
  21. Interesting. My initial response would be supply and demand drives the evolution of fly tying, however so slight or complex. 100s of materials wouldn't be available if they (we?) weren't trying them and someone was buying/using said finished fly successfully. That business model wouldn't last in a demand system. Then my next thought was, so what if someone wants to use a 1/2 dozen materials in their magical nymph variation? I don't have to buy it. It doesn't prevent me from enjoying my time on the water, No one has to buy it, at least I don't think there are any hostages in the sport (admittedly I do feel compelled to buy into a good sale, or maybe even the offer of free shipping). I digress. What was most puzzling to me, and where I feel I am missing the point of the author was solving, or addressing the "fishing problems still waiting solutions." My final thought on the article was a quizzical, "huh?" As in, I was left thinking there was a deeper, unexplained issue the author wanted to address. I don't know what that is. Maybe there isn't, but figuring out these "fishing problems" is/are going bother me for the rest of the evening, because now I'm consumed by casting mechanics and the water column.
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