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  1. Thanks for posting! I've been feeling a bit home sick since moving to Ohio, and it is great to see some pictures from the waters around "home."
  2. Moose are such beautiful animals. Always fun running across them up in Northern MN like vicrider mentioned. I've seen them up in Alberta as well, but I'm sure the Alaskan moose and their size are another level of incredible. Happy hunting!
  3. Clouser, Near nuff crayfish, Near nuff sculpin all call for dumbell eyes and are relatively simple to tie.
  4. Lots of good options for online fly shops. Buying tools online is pretty safe as long as the tools are name brand. There isn't much variability item to item for tools like there is when purchasing natural materials. Some tiers really obsess over scissors and specialty fly tying scissors can be pretty expensive. Dr. Slick all purpose scissors or fiskars with a fine tip are good options and run 10-12 bucks. Loon all purpose scissors are similar and just a touch more expensive at around 15-16 bucks. There thread is worth the read when considering online options. https://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?/topic/101623-good-free-shipping-deals/ After reading about Little River Outfitters having free shipping on all orders, I gave them a try and was very pleased with the service and quality of materials they sent. A few places I've ordered from and been pleased: JStockard Little River Outfitters Avidmax Fly fish food Jann's Netcraft Hook and Hackle Slide Inn FishUSA If your "local" shop has a website, that can be a good option too. Ive found many small shops love getting phone calls from customers to place orders. It also gives you a chance to specify what you're looking for, and it seems like they really go out of their way to get you the best they can offer if you call. You could also reach out to Blue Line Fly Co. The guys that started the company are from Alabama but have moved out to Salt Lake City. They have some great YouTube videos too - including some smallmouth bass fishing in Alabama.
  5. I think this is the best part of this thread, taking on a new techniques and patterns. If you trim the longer hairs that are within the clipped portion of the head, I think it looks pretty darn good!
  6. Awesome! Thanks for sharing the YouTube link. I'll watch it tonight
  7. Curious if anyone has watched the documentary on Joe Brooks, "Finding Joe Brooks." Is it worth the watch? TIA
  8. No one was taking the mimic may, so offered bow river bugger as an alternative. Feel free to delete if you think it only makes it confusing, just didn't want my selection of the mimic may to be the roadblock for the thread continuing.
  9. Wow, those look great! Very generous of you to donate them all! A living example of "Minnesota Nice"
  10. Livescope is cool in the fact that we can develop the technology, but I have no interest in using it for fishing, personally. Finding good spots through time and effort makes each fish feel more exciting and satisfying, especially when one catches you buy surprise. So long as it's legal, to each their own, but livescope seems to cross the line for me for whatever reason. Maybe I'm just getting older, but makes me think "what happened to just being a good fisherman?"
  11. When I was last looking for a computer which was 4 years ago, some baseline hardware minimums I wanted to meet were: - SSD of 256gb or greater (I have 512gb, but you can use external hard drives if you run out of space) -RAM of 8gb or greater - i5 processor or greater, but i5 will likely be sufficient A current computer salesperson would be a better one to ask on the minimum hardware requirements that would suit your needs. Id suggest asking about processor, RAM, and hard drive space when you go to look at them. I'd suggest staying away from Chromebooks.
  12. If it's the "to rotary or not-to rotary" aspect that has you going between vises, get a vise that offers true rotary. I use the rotary feature on 50-75% of the flies I tie. Sometimes for wrapping materials, and sometimes just for easier view of the opposite side. Like flytire said, you have both options with a rotary vise. IMO, the reason to get something like an HMH Spartan would be if you can't stand the position of the spindle on rotary vises.
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