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Sandan

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  1. Got it. You digging those midge jaws i hope. I had a griffin with knobs, held hooksjust fine until it decided to spit hooks instead of holding them.
  2. Same here, but I get my rings at the local shop
  3. Are you tired of your dyna king already, chug? 😉
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    Great vid Norm. To me it all comes down to thread control. Like how you're video tyer pulled straight down rather than across the bottom of the hook towards himself. $.02
  5. I think it looks good. Tying parachutes I've pretty much given up tying off the hackle along to shaft of the hook. I whip finish on the post. Klinkhammer style. I think it makes for a much neater look. The other thing I do is leave a bit of bare stem on the hackle between the tie in and the first fibers. That helps keep the first and succeeding wraps flatter. I like the calf tail post you used. I hate that slippery stuff.
  6. It sure is versatile. I always have some in my box in my vest. I might have missed it but what fly are you calling for the next challenge?
  7. One bunch of elk hair for the post. What I do is tie the post/wing in but don't trim it until I have the hackle wrapped. Tie in the post like an untrimmed eh caddis wing, then take a couple of wraps around to base to consolidate things, wrap the hackle, tie it off trim the butts. Here's Charlie Craven tying it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Or8iq-fsM. It's worth it, I find this fly to be a real killing pattern (of course I'm all about C&R)
  8. That's what immediately came to my mind also.
  9. After tying a few I found that if you pick a flank feather that has appropriate length fibers for the wing they're pretty easy to tie. I figure that nothing is going to really make these a durable fly. Come spring time and after when there are actual bugs on the surface that are bigger than 24s I'm gonna give these a shot.
  10. Hahaha. Anyhow. Here it is. Been at it for a while. Hook: Tiemco 206BL Size 18 Thread:Uni 8/0 Grey Body/tail: Teal flank feather Hackle: Whiting Natural dun. Next up one of my favorite most productive flies. The Missing Link.
  11. @denduke those are really nice. "“2 feathers”. Tail, body, wing is one feather then a hackle to make 2???" Exactly.
  12. This has been sitting untaken for too long. I'll do it.
  13. No,no judgment. I get it about those "old bikers". Gotta get your thrills however you can, eh?
  14. a bakers dozen Moosquirrels will be in the post by this weekend latest.
  15. Do mean by any chance hinky?
  16. My experience w/ FE, once burned twice wary (Well there is no twice). Placed an order got charged never received what I ordered. He never answered any emails or phone calls. YMMV.
  17. Pedestal base on the desk. Jaws are about an inch below the bottom of my neck/collarbone.
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