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  1. Matt Hawkins at WFC is a good dude. Quick shipping, responsive to requests and I have had no problems since he purchased the company. I have had only good transactions with WFC.
  2. For bucktails this is the best place I have found: 3 grades of bucktails, you pick your price point and quality Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies
  3. Wow, Artistic, creative, a great memory to go along with it. Well done!
  4. There is a FREE app that I use on my desktop that I use to keep track of flies I have tied and flies I want to tie. I can access it on my desktop and carry it to my fly tying bench on my iPad. It is all synched so that when I make an changes it all gets updated. My memory is NOT what it used to be and this helps me a ton. YMMV Here is a screen shot from my desktop, where I have created a section called Tied Flies, you can see some of the flies in the column on the left. All my notes are searchable, so if I am looking for a pattern that uses a certain material, they come up in a search of my flies. You can find more info about OneNote on the web, I keep fly patterns along with links to YouTube tying videos and any other additional notes. It's super easy to use and easy to add/delete info as needed. Great question.
  5. Not familiar with Skip's Dragon, just found that online. Will give me a few new patterns to try. Tight Lines
  6. Have not seen SMP with rubber legs. Nice tie. Your variation? Bluegills love rubber legs +1
  7. Bryon, Kudos Innovative idea for a swap, great photos and interesting stories. Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to let me vicariously share in this swap. Wow. WELL DONE! Great work everyone and the camera doesn't lie. Beautiful execution start to finish. Love it and thank you ALL. Rick (Gillage)
  8. My apologizes for the confusion. I was noting that the fly you commented on as being a good panfish/Bass fly was indeed originally tied as a panfish /Bass fly and the Josephine Baker was a variation of that fly. Good call on your part as Gills love those rubber legs.
  9. Found this on the net regarding Josephine Baker: Josephine Baker This fly was originally a colorful bream fly from the southern US called Bead Butt or Jennifer Lopez. I transformed it to fit my needs and named my version Josephine Baker https://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/josephine-baker
  10. Ah man, just go for it and tie some flies. Don't over think this. Pick an easy pattern with just a few materials. When you can consistently tie that pattern and all the flies look the same for that pattern, you got it. In the beginning almost every pattern will challenge you in a new way. Just get after it. You might need to tie a dozen before you get six that look the same. with the first six looking like chromosomal abnormalities. You're on a steep learning curve just relax and enjoy the ride. I can guarantee that the first time you catch a fish on one of your ties you will be grinning from ear to ear like a Cheshire Cat. You got this. Now go tie some flies.
  11. Tom looks like a GREAT trip. Have met Stu but have NOT fished with Stu. Have seen the Chip but have NOT fished the Chip. I need to make it happen. Let us know how YOU tie your Murdich Wigglers, I am still interested.
  12. Also found this reference: From FlyAnglers OnLine: https://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/showthread.php?13861-Murdich-Wiggler-Recipe-Found-it!!! Looks like it might have appeared in Fly Tyer but ?
  13. @niveker I found this reference online. From the tier Chris Siess of Knot The Real World Fly Fishing. He refers to the Murdich Wiggler as the Redfish Wiggler. "Several folks have asked how to tie specific Redfish patterns that I use. One of the most consistent patterns is called a Murdich Wiggler, or as I refer to it, a Redfish Wiggler. " https://youtu.be/7WcvBoR5Kpc Looks interesting. I think I need to tie some up.
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