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SpokaneDude

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About SpokaneDude

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  • Birthday 09/19/1942

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    Spokane, WA
  1. Hopperfisher: will post what I think is not too embarrassing! 😀 SD
  2. Noahguide: I'm too old (79) and don't have the patience to listen to him for any length of time... but thanks anyway... 😀 SD
  3. Hopperfisher: thanks for the info; I find it hard to understand Davie McPhail, so that leaves me in the cold as far as following what he's saying; however, you have given me great ideas and I will for sure try them out, especially the O'Keefes and using my finder tips... Thanks again and Stay safe! SpokaneDude
  4. Poopdeck... thank you for responding... I think that will help me... SpokaneDude
  5. I am not a beginning fly tier by any stretch of the imagination (4+ years on the bench)... however, I have recently decided I want to tie small midges (size #18), so I purchased some different hooks, and now I am trying to figure out if there is something I am not aware of when tying them since I have fat fingers (which have given me problems in the past). Any suggestions would be welcome, as would any YouTube videos; I have searched Google, but found nothing (not surprising!). TIA... SpokaneDude
  6. Thanks for the wax suggestion; however, I found that it "greases" the connection between the spool bearings and the thread spool, thereby nullifying the effect of the pressure sleeve. However, the last two, pencil lead and facial oil have promise, and I'm going to try them next. I would have replied sooner, but the forum was down for several hours. SD
  7. I just bought a Stonfo Bobtec 1 bobbin, which I really like. The only problem is that when pressure is applied to the adjustment to tighten the spool bearings, it squeaks when I pull for more thread. I don't want to apply any oil to the spool bearings for fear of contaminating the thread. Any ideas how to prevent this? SpokaneDude
  8. The size of the hook is a 6, but I did notice that the wind was at my back while I was practicing... I should have noticed that right away, but was not paying attention... hopefully tomorrow will be different... Thanks everybody... you all have been of great help... I truly appreciate it... SD
  9. I have a brand new Echo Ion 9' 6 wt; I was practicing casting with a Buck Tail that had been de-barbed (hook cut at curve)... so, I loaded up my WF6F Rio Bass Freshwater line, with a furled leader (6' Moonlit Big Hog) and 4' of fluorocarbon tippet. So on the 2nd cast, and every one thereafter, the fly hits me in the upper right side of my back. What am I doing wrong? Was hoping to fish with it tomorrow in my inflatable pontoon boat on a local lake... obviously I need help! Thanks in advance.. SpokaneDude
  10. mike: I think you're right... now to just figure out what is "proper" exactly... :-} SD
  11. Meeshka: I have a video of him tying it; some tiers say the distance is important, others say not so...
  12. Good Day....this is my first attempt at tying the Clouser Minnow for bass fishing; with that in mind, how important is the distance of the eye dumbell from the eye of the hook? I have attached an image of what I have tied so far; my question is: if you look at the 2 flies on the top, you will notice that the eyes are set further back towards the hook bend... does this make any difference? Will these flies catch bass or trout (providing I do my part in casting and retrieving the hook-up)? I would like a critique also as to what I could do better. Thanks in advance... SD
  13. Thanks Mike... that makes a lot of sense... I'll give it a go! SD
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