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  1. Not my best work- working on House and Lot variant, size 14 Tail: White calf Tail Body: stripped peacock tail Thorax: peacock herl Wing: White Calf Tail Hackle: Brown hackle
  2. I bought the Dina-King Ultimate Indexer, and I really like it, but a lot like DFoster said, I like nice things. Now my Peak is my travel vise, and that is kind of overboard as well.
  3. I have a handful of vises and have recently upgraded and bought a top of the line, well established model. I spent most of my time before on a Peak rotary. Although I really enjoy the new expensive vise, I think the value of going to a high end vise was mostly for the aesthetics and feel of it, as there is little practical improvement over the Peak. It seems to me that right now is a great time to be choosing a vise, as you will probably not go wrong with any established vise out there. Peak, Dina-King, Regal, Renzetti, Norvise, HMH, I doubt you would be unhappy.
  4. Very nice mosquito, upnorthtier, one of my favorites!
  5. I am a new bamboo builder as well, working on my 5th rod. It is a lesson in patience and humility! I love the plane work, but my hand gets pretty sore. Please keep posting and more pics too! Even of the porterhouses!
  6. Quill body klinkhammer Body: polish quill brown Thorax: peacock hurl Hackle: light dun Post: poly
  7. Like those goddard caddis, love to fish them, but I get frustrated often tying them! Nice work!
  8. Wally Wing mayfly Hook: size 12 Tail: Brown CdL Body: Turkey biot Thorax: March Brown dub Wally Wing: Mallard Hackle: Cinnamon
  9. BWO variant, size 20 Tail, microfibbets Body, olive thread Thorax, light olive dubbing Grizzly hackle
  10. Thanks! So far this one has not sucked any blood!
  11. Mosquito: Grizzly hackle, wing, and tail, stem for body.
  12. Brown drake variant: Tail: Hackle stems Body: Deer hair Wing: Deer hair, brown hackle
  13. Keep on tying! Looks like you have a nice tying station. Did you make that?
  14. Repeat post, but my favorite.
  15. I'm a big fan of the Peak rotary pedestal vise and it is in your range.
  16. I am a big fan of the Usual, plus I love saying "Oh, the Usual" when people ask what I'm using! I like the CDC variant as well - 2 materials, snowshoe and cdc. I like them for sulphurs- your look well done.
  17. I really like that graphic caddis Flytire, I can see some of those coming off of my vise soon!
  18. Nice range of colors and as always, perfect execution.
  19. Rusty Spinner Variant Hook: 14 Mustad dry Tail: tan microfibbits Body: Tan turkey biot Thorax: rust superfine dubbing Wings: EP fibers This was the first time I have used a turkey biot for a body and I was amazed at how easy it was and how nice they look.
  20. Thanks DFoster! Silvercreek, I whip finish at the base of the post on bigger sizes, often on the smaller ones, I tie off on the eye. Either way I make sure to use head cement, as too often the hackle breaks after a fish or two. I have tried UV resin to glue it, but have not liked it- I might experiment more with different resins. It seems like it would be more durable and easier on small flies, I just do not have the hang of it yet.
  21. Thanks you guys, I have been adding a few flies to the rows every day. I do find paras, comparaduns, and emerges to catch more fish, but I just feel like I should always have some classic Adams in 14, 16, and 18 on hand for tradition's sake! I probably use a 14 para more than any other mayfly pattern. I like tying those the most too. I like the Tacky boxes and have found them on sale. The dry fly box- pictured- is sometimes a bit finicky as far as putting flies into their slots. They accommodate my OCD pretty well.
  22. I like that whip finish tool!
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