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Everything posted by DarrellP

  1. Desk mounted magnifying glass
  2. I think everyone has a different opinion. If you liked the one you had, get another one like it. Good scissors, bodkin, ceramic bobbin, +/- bobbin threader, whip finisher or hackle pliers. A dubbing twister if you need it. You can make a bobbin threader and bodkin. Sorry to hear of your injury. Good luck!
  3. I use Liquid Fusion with good results. There was a study on here somewhere showing that it held up as well as epoxy. Going to try some acrylic glaze from art supply to compare the glossiness.
  4. Chug bug 27, get some bug spray, long sleeve and long pant quick drying clothes, sunscreen hat, buff, and pay attention to gators and snakes! I am trying to find an AC for my boat.
  5. Poppers, size 1 ro 2. LMB. They will hit anything with dangle stuff on it (rubber legs). I use Clousers, rabbit strip flies, Wolly Buggers, and Blondes. Some Seaducers. My inshore salt and Bass flies are the same. If they are deeper than 4 feet I use a casting rod with plastic worm ot jig.
  6. Do you ever tie them upside down to make them more weedless?
  7. How do you attach them to the hook?
  8. Thanks for the replies. So Mike, is that American raccoon or Finn? Is it roadkill, trapped/hunted, or store bought. I bought some fox tail on line, and have a hunter killed coyote tail that let's just say is Musky. My dogs and cats go nuts when I use it. Gonna tie some foxy Clouser flies. I digress. I fish a lot of hopper dropper, or popper dropper. The muddied the water, the better the top fly is. I muffled a cast and the hard splat resulted in hook ups. Repeatec. Saved my day. At least on that day. I guess I figured Bluegills have small mouths, so a weed guard would be a fish guard. Gonna try some Charlie type flies.
  9. What size blades are those? I tried some that were too big, with miserable results and dang near took my ear off! User error, plus poor design on my part.
  10. 1. Go to a neurologist and get appropriate diagnosis and treatment. 2. Learn to love streamers or Bass fishing. Getting "seasoned" can suck. I have CSS, and CRS. Can't remember S.... At least I can enjoy re-watching favorite movies, if I can remember their names.
  11. What did you use for the actual point? How did you attach it? Very cool
  12. Does the yarn or floss tangle when you use it from the bag?
  13. If I want an offset hook, I use plain shank bait hooks.
  14. Most dreams seem foolish. You spend your day doing something, even if it's chasing women and drinking. I am convinced that some people can make money regardless of what they go into, while others can inherit a fortune and go broke. I think business acumen is usually more important than your chosen job or business. Another very necessary thing for success is having a spouse that "gets it."
  15. Being a Southerner, I hate to say this, but the Yellerhammer is a butt ugly fly. I hope it works for you. You should always take regional patterns VERY SERIOUSLY, IMHO.
  16. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  17. I have had difficulty posting photos. This is from my phone, sorry. My wings are maybe a bit long?
  18. How do you decide whether to put the wing in front of or behind wound hackle on a wet fly? I had read somewhere that one way was from the trout flYing tradition and one from the Salmon tying tradition. Cannot remember, and there seems to be a lot of variation on published flies. Steelhead flies are for sea run Rainbows that get a lot of Salmon flies thrown at them, so that is confusing. I personally like the wings tied in front. Does anyone know what is traditional?
  19. Similar to the Haile Selassie, "King of the Black flies" named after the Ethiopian emporer who the Rastas held holy. I know too much useless information.
  20. What Irons do you use. I have been trying to use some Alec Jackson irons, which look right for Spey type. However I have found the plain Salmon/steelhead hooks with the straighter shank to look more natural with hair wing traditional flies. Any recommendations are appreciated.
  21. I hope no people or pets were harmed. Losing your stuff is bad enough. If you need any tying supplies or fishing equipment that you lost replaced, let us know! We all have more stuff than we will use in one lifetime. Seriously, let us know.
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