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Mark Knapp

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  1. That looks like a good one, do you like it? Who make it?
  2. No, I mean what flies are you working on? The flies man, the flies. By the way, what's "cold" there? Your eyelets never freeze there do they? You should come up here and go ice fishing with me. We went Sunday and caught 19. Rainbows, silvers, a king and a char.
  3. Are they the blue feathers? Can you show me some flies tied with them? Enjoy the 'sketty.
  4. I could give that method a try with the one I have, just use one of the "hooks" on it. Thanks M
  5. Holy smokes, there is a lot of good info in there, Thank you very much.
  6. I'm filling my fly boxes. I love filling fly boxes. I get a real sense of accomplishment when I fill one up. Right now I'm going through an Orvis fly tying manual and tying all the flies in it. It gives me practice and I am learning a lot of the old stand-by flies. All of them are fishable in our waters. So far, I've done Wooly-Buggers, Bead head Soft Hackles, G.R. Hares Ear Nymph and the Adams. I added some moose hair to the body of some of the Adams to make them mosquitoes. This exercise is getting me to do things I haven't done before, like make my own hare and musk rat dubbing. I compared the natural hares ear dubbing to the ready made and like the natural much better. It gives the nymph a much more organic appearance to me. So now the two major things I am going to work on are fly-to -fly uniformity and appropriate head size. What are you working on these days?
  7. I have a dubbing loop spinner but I don't like it. Here it is. It drops the loop if you aren't careful when winding around the hook and it's awkward to use. I saw one in the Orvis fly tying manual that has two separate hooks that held the loop, when you twisted the loop, they come together. I kind of like the looks of that. I'd like to see what you guys recommend. I've seen the brush makers with the plexiglass clamp but I think that's a little over engineered for me. I'd like to keep it simple. Thanks Mark
  8. Perfect, thanks. I was just hoping I wouldn't invest a bunch of time here only to have it go down a bunch. I feel better now.
  9. I would love to see some flies for trophy swordfish. Would that be the same as for all bill fish, marlin and sail fish or would they be just for swordfish in particular? I'm not sure if their habitats overlap. As I remember, swordfish are off the north east coast of US, and billfish are mostly around Hawaii.
  10. We felt it, and stuff was swinging around on the walls here but no damage here. We are 350 miles north of the epicenter. No one got killed from this one but there was a lot of damage south of us.
  11. Very nice. For bass, pike? Thanks! These are mainly for trout, but I also bring some when I go fishing along the coast here in Norway. Amazing, we, or I guess I, don't normally think of something like that when I think "Trout Fly". Um, big browns? Yes, targeting the really big ones in May when the fishing starts! But I also use these fishing saltwater on the westcoast of Norway for seatrout, cod or pollock Very cool. I wonder if something like that would work for trout over here, or would it be too flashy. Is there a SBS for these somewhere? I would try them in the salt water here.
  12. good luck http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=86877&p=719578 I did get my order, very quickly and exactly what I wanted. I was impressed and going to post very good stuff about it and then the Green Caddis site went down and this whole site went down with the same message. So...
  13. I haven't been able to log in here for a few days. It is just me or everybody? It's been really affecting my work and home life. Been getting way too much done around here without the diversion. It's a serious problem. Does it happen often?
  14. Very nice. For bass, pike? Thanks! These are mainly for trout, but I also bring some when I go fishing along the coast here in Norway. Amazing, we, or I guess I, don't normally think of something like that when I think "Trout Fly". Um, big browns?
  15. These are very nice, good luck. Let us know how you do.
  16. To me, they mess up the whole job of the tippet. The tippet and the knot at the tippet are supposed to turn the fly over and lay it out on the water properly at the end of your cast. You can't do that with a clip. It seems to me the clip would foul and hang the fly improperly more times than not. Other than that, to me there are few things prettier than a well tied fly attached to the leader with a well tied knot.
  17. Sometimes my flies are under-dressed, sometimes they're over-dressed, but I have the same problem dressing myself. Good thing I have a wife. She can't help me with my flies though.
  18. I'm staying away from this one for now, I'm afraid of another rabbit hole. I have three CNC mills. This would not be good for me.
  19. Wow. Some people got some nerve. Thank you for your insights, I appreciate it.
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