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Sandan

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About Sandan

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  • Birthday 04/13/1956

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    Just south of Denver
  1. Chewee skin is another . https://www.anglersall.com/Hareline-UV-Chewee-Skin?quantity=1&color=513
  2. I'll play. Cowdung Variant sz 16, Scotty's Midge 22, Zelon Midge 20. Looks like April is going to be a stellar month
  3. I'll play. TMC100 28. Catskill style. Great no-hackle mvendon
  4. https://www.avidmax.com/gamakatsu-c12-bm-executive-series-fly-tying-hook-25-pk/ 28s and 30s
  5. If you like how it came out and it didn't take "too long" to tie, it's all good. If you tie for a living you need to tie fast and well. If you tie for pleasure you want to tie well and time shouldn't be a driving factor(IMHO). Also it depends on the fly. A thread midge takes hardly any time, a classic Adams with a split wing takes more time, some streamers take a lot more time. That said tie at least a half dozen of a pattern at one session. You'll develop muscle memory which is a good thing if you're doing it right. I also believe that technique takes precedence over pattern. Learn the techniques and you'll be able to tie the patterns. In fact, some evenings rather than tie say a bunch of parachute BWO's for the box I'll take one hook and tie Catskill style split fiber wings on the hook. tie a wing, cut it off tie it again, for however long I'm tying that session. Usually at least an hour-hour and a half. When I'm done I usually feel pretty confident with whatever technique I've been working on. Now any time I want to tie a pattern with that type of wing, I don't "waste" time figuring out the wing each time I tie a fly. Learn a technique, say getting tight vertical wire wraps. tie a pattern with that technique maybe brassies. Learn another technique, tying in biot tails, tie a pattern using both techniques like a Copper John maybe. I guess what I'm saying is you need to practice both technique and tactics(patterns), as your technique gets better so will your tactics. And your time/fly will decrease also. [edit] like Flat rock I do plenty of stooopid stuff too. Don't be afraid to take that trusty ol' razor blade to the fly and start all over again. [/edit]
  6. Colorado. Costs me 60.50 for a fishing/small game combo. 2020-2021 Fees For individuals aged 18 through 64, a $10 Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year (March 1 - March 31 annually). For more information, read about the Habitat Stamp. If you are disabled, you may not need a Habitat Stamp. See disability information. License & Other Fees Resident Nonresident Annual Habitat Stamp $10.13 $10.13 Annual (18+) $35.17 $97.97 Small Game & Fishing Combination (If born after 1948, you must show hunter education card) $50.37 N/A Senior Annual (65+) Colorado residents only $9.85 N/A Senior Low Income Lifetime Fishing (65+) Colorado residents only $9.85 N/A Senior Annual Small Game & Fishing Combination (65+) NEW Colorado residents only $29.75 N/A Five-day N/A $32.14 One-day $13.90 $16.94 Additional-day $6.81 $6.81 2nd Rod Stamp (Available to licensed residents, licensed nonresidents and youth under 16 years, licensed or unlicensed.) $10.87 $10.87 Youth (16-17) Second-rod charge still applies. For youth under 16, see the Fishing Brochure. $9.85 N/A (same as non-resident adult) Annual Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Stamp* $25.00 $50.00 Fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a $1.50 Wildlife Education Fund surcharge. A $10.13 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license purchase of the year (April 1 to March 31). * Motorboat and sailboat owners are required to purchase the ANS Stamp and operators must retain proof of purchase (electronic or printed receipt) on his or her person, the motorboat or sailboat, when operating the vessel (C.R.S. 33-10.5-104.5).
  7. First attempt at Charlie Craven's Swim Coach
  8. And here I was going to ask if you wanted to trade the Galloup stacker. Hahaha. I'm hoping he gets more in stock
  9. I like my Renzetti small. https://www.tridentflyfishing.com/renzetti-hair-stackers.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=bing_shopping FIN-ITE 34 you beat me to it. These look pretty cool: https://www.caddisflyshop.com/loon-zippy-hair-stacker.html I'm thinking of getting one, probably the large but who knows. Kelly Galloup uses one like the loons above but his are out of stock: https://www.slideinn.com/product/swinger-stacker/
  10. SBPatt's cripple reminded me of Morrish's May Day, so I has to twist a few up. To paraphrase Flat Rock native, you all are killing it. Coachmen fit for a king Mr. Knapp.
  11. A few I twisted up in the last day or so. Of course I tied more than one each.
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