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Everything posted by DOUG STOUT

  1. utyer said what I was going to say. That's a chubby , and it looks fine to me.
  2. Friken cool!!! Would really like close up pics of those beauties!
  3. I was wandering if anyone knows about Paul Beel of the web site "Frankenfly" ? He is a super nice guy and hope all is well for him. I just haven't seen his site change in a while and hope nothing bad has happened. That's all.
  4. Yea, but it looks WAY cooler in the flybox. LOL
  5. Where do you get the foam? Is it Chocklett's Loco Foam? I find no hits with "Wild Foam". I totally expect to get some double hook-ups of white bass durring a feeding frenzy when the shad are small. SUPER FUN ON A FLY ROD!!!!
  6. DUDE!!! This thing is awesome! I'm tying some for black bass, and I bet the white bass and wipers will smack this too. Thanks for the idea! I have looked all over the web for "WILD FLY FOAM 3mm, peacock" with NO success. Where is this purchased? Or are you using Chocklett's Loco Foam?
  7. Even the jaws are blue? Or are they just heat treated? That's really nice! If I didn't already have a zillion vises, I would have to get one of those. I'm jealous. Went to Renzetti, checked it out, jaws are heat treated. Still a sweet looking vise, still jealous.
  8. Good Lord !!!! I know a place in Colorado on the Rio Grand, below the reservoir, that this fly would SLAY the trout, when the caddis hatch is on. I LIKE THIS FLY!
  9. I have a lot of luck with a hopper dropper rig. Simple hopper on top , with either a Killer caddis (in red or green beads) or a San Juan worm below. Now what Bluegill/ Sunfish wouldn't eat a San Juan worm for crying out loud. It works really well for me. Now the hopper by it self works well too of course, but some times those sunfish that come to look but not eat will nail that little morsel dangling below the top fly. (Note: photo's are not mine but are from the web.)
  10. Yo flytire, Where did you see that little miter box and saw?
  11. chugbug, i have tied the jointed damsel nymph. I'll give it a go there.
  12. Hey chugbug, That's a nice site. I would like to tie that scud with a little orange egg sack in the middle. I have caught scuds there with the egg sack. Sandman, I have seen big salmon flies late summer there. At least that is what I call it. Huge stone fly looking thing. I watched a trout come out of the water to snatch a low flying one, close to elephant rock north of Buena vista. I was able to catch one myself to take home to imitate a pattern of it. So I have some of those and some other stone fly patterns. Orange and yellow stimulators work well as a stonefly. At least they worked well below the Rio grand reservoir by Creed Colorado. I have never tried a chironomid there. That sounds like a new weapon. Thanks!
  13. I have been there many times before and have had success on super small parachute Adams, red humpies, yellow humpies, hopper dropper rigs with Copper johns and pheasant tail below. Will be at a small lake at an elevation of 9,000 feet. Have also done well with an Olive and black wooly bugger. The lake has a ton of damsel flies and scuds too, but I have never caught a fish on either fly to imitate them. Drives me nuts!! Will be close to the Arkansas River and will also fish it a day or two. Another fly I have KILLED on is a fly from "The Fly Shop" I saw in their catalogue and copied. Either Kevin's or Mike's red eye midge. Don't see it any more, but I have caught so many fish on it.
  14. I'm headed to the Buena Vista area of Colorado in August and was wandering if anyone knew of some flies they've used there before with success.
  15. So in other words, the next time I go to Hobby Lobby, there will be a line of twenty men at checkout with Rainbow colored plastic storage cases. SEE YOU THERE!!! Also if I see another man (Not to count out women tyers) in checkout with this storage set, I will say to him, "Hey, I see you tie flies too?" LOL
  16. You know what? If there ever is some sort of holocaust / dooms day event, ect. I am most positive that us fly tyers will survive by dumpster diving. Think about it..LOL
  17. I totally remember "last" New Years Eve. I was sitting in my room thinking about how crappy last years "2019" fishing season was due to all the lakes flooding in my area. Many lakes and boat ramps were closed. I had the thought " I sure hope this year "2020" is better then last year. WOW!!!! I will NOT be asking for such a request EVER again. LOL
  18. Lightly spray them with a little clear spray paint. Makes them WAY more durable. Spray the whole feather, them clip off your wing pieces.
  19. Just use a piece of mono fishing string. Heat it up with a lighter or what ever and crimp to a point on the end. Here is one I made. Just an idea for you. Could use a stick from your yard for the handle or not even put a handle on it at all. Just some black tape, so if you drop it, it is easier to find.
  20. Sounds like fun! I'm in Kansas dodging covid like bullets. Keep those expensive boxes of jems close and safe. I've lost entire boxes of flies before, worth hundreds of dollars. I would cry if I lost one of those boxes of beauties. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU! BE SAFE!!
  21. Happiness: Accidently finding the bobkin you lost years ago suspended on the backrest bracket of your desk chair under the seat cushion. God only know how it got there/and he was the only reason I found it.
  22. Now the danger with doing that is, what if it catches fish like crazy? The misses will be furious when she starts noticing bald spots on the pooch. LOL
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