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    Camillus, NY - just west of Syracuse

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  1. I mentioned the Mrs. Simpson earlier. Also check out a couple other New Zealand "Killer" flies - the Hamil's Killer and the Walker's Killer for some ideas on patterns to use these feathers. The Lord's Killer and Mallard Killer are other types of these streamer flies.
  2. Get well soon Bob! Yes, I do look forward to seeing the flies from the swap but I also look forward to you hosting another swap! SO GET WELL SOON!
  3. Hello and welcome from a northern cousin and LATE (OK very tardy) WWKimba. I live in Camillus NY just a stone's throw from the Great NEW York State Fairgrounds - home of the smallest NYS park! Born and bred in Cortland and lived here in Camillus for 30 years now. I see you don't live too far from Ed Engelman, i.e. the low budget fisherman. I used some of his ideas for low cost homemade vices for my scouts. Kim
  4. Michael, welcome to the site from the LATE (OK very tardy!) WWKimba! FYI, (or "Now for a commercial message"!) I love to work with youth/new fly tiers and have experience working with disabled individuals in the skill based arena from my 20 years (10 as a paid professional) in charge of First Aid/ CPR training for the Red Cross and seven years working with youth with cancer at a place in Vermont called Camp TaKumTa. I am currently running a series of individual swaps designed for new tiers that will run from now until the end of March 2021 and tiers can join only one or more of the swaps as they see fit. If you take a look in the "Beginnners Corner" section of this forum you'll see some back round info on these swaps (first posted August 21 under my handle and tagged with a "new tier" tag - I have a couple other posts in the top ten with "new tier" and "new to tying" tags as well that may help you out. If you are interested in participating in one of the swaps just go to the next section of the forum "Fly Swaps & Contests" to sign-up. FYI, the first in the series Streamers is closed but i do have openings in the current second part, Nymphs. Also if you have any questions feel free to PM (private message) me by clicking on my handle on this reply - it will send you to a section where you can send me a message that is not available to any other members of this site. Lastly, I'll be happy to send you a BULLgill killer pattern that represents the first fly I ever tied! I got this pattern from a 3-page article in Outdoor Life magazine (circa 1972)! It requires NO fly tying vice, NO thread, NO fly tying hook, NO fur/hair/feathers, and NO synthetics to "tie" this pattern! I STIIL have a couple of the originals from way back then - these will not wear out - the ones I no longer have I lost due to some questionable knot tying and a couple of back casts that I would like a do over on! You can PM me your address and I'll be happy to mail you a couple or if you decide on participating in one of the beginner swaps i can send them to you when I return your flies. You could also check out (in the Swaps section) vicrider's "NEVER find it on my rod SWAP". It's my contribution to that swap - take a look at breambuster's comments. I had participated in one of his swaps a few weeks prior and sent him some as a gift for hosting the swap and he too loves bream fishing as the southerners call it. I now return you to your regularly scheduled program! Kim
  5. Welcome to the site from the LATE WWKimba! I, too, mostly fish lakes and ponds and love bluegill and panfish. I started as an ultralight/light spin cast fisher about 60+ years ago. Started tying flies for the ultralight 10 years before I started fly fishing! If you'd like I'll be happy to send you a couple BULLgill killer flies that were the first fly pattern I ever tied. Got it from an article in Outdoor Life magazine (circa 1972) and you need No vice, NO fly tying hook, NO thread, NO hair/fur, NO feathers and NO synthetics to "tie" this pattern! PM me your address or take a look at the "NEVER find it on my rod SWAP" in the Swaps section of this forum. As of this date the swap is still going on so no pictures yet but you can take a look at breambusters comments - I participated in one of his swaps a few weeks before and sent him some as a gift for hosting. Like i said if you PM me you address I'll be happy to mail you a couple. And don't worry, I still have some originals from when I first tied them SO MANY YEARS AGO! I've lost all to questionable knot skills and some not so well done back casts! I have NEVER worn one out yet! Again, welcome to the site.
  6. Welcome to the site from the LATE WWKimba! Always nice to come across a happy accident! I'm from central NY myself - born and bred!
  7. Welcome to the site from the LATE WWKimba! I'm from central NY - born and bred! I've been tying for almost 50 years now and I love working with youth/new tiers. I see you and your son are newer to the fly tying game. FYI, (or as they say "Now for a commercial message"!) I am running a series of 5 separate and individual swaps designed for new tiers/new to swaps tiers from now until the end of March 2021. If you check the "Beginners Corner" section of this forum you will see my post (it is under my name and has a "new tier" tag) for some back round info on the swap series and the go to the very next section "Fly Swaps & Contests" to sign-up. The first swap in the series, Streamers" is closed but the next "Nymphs" still has openings in it. If you have any questions just PM me (click on my name to get to the PM - private message link). I'd love to work with you and/or your son on developing your skills. BTW, besides my fly tying back round I also was a Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge counselor for years and was the professional in charge of First Aid and CPR programs for the Red Cross for 10 years (plus 10 before that as a volunteer) so i have a pretty extensive experience at teaching skill based programs. Now that I've tooted my own horn! I now return you to your regularly scheduled program!" Kim
  8. Welcome to the site from the LATE WWKimba!
  9. I'm a little tardy but I would like to welcome you to the site.
  10. Welcome to the site Justin! I too love to fish for bluegills/panfish and cut my teeth on ultralight and light spin casting. In fact I was tying flies and using a casting bubble 10 years before I started fly FISHING!. I'm from central NY, born and bred! I also like to work with youth and newer tiers. In fact I am currently running as series of 5 swaps from now until the end of March 2021 designed for newer tiers/those new to swaps. Check the "Fly Swaps & Contests" portion of this forum to see what's available (this is a series of separate and individual swaps so you can join just one or more - what ever you are interested in and NO you are not committing to tying flies until March if you do not want to!). If you look at the "Beginners" section - located right above the Swaps section you will see some more back round info on the swaps as well. I'd be happy to work with you. Also, since you love to fish for bluegill PM me your address and I'll send you a killer fly for BULLgill! It's the first fly I ever tied (~50 years ago!) that I got out of a three page article in Outdoor Life magazine. To peak your interest it requires no vise, fly tying hook, no thread, no feathers, no hackle AND no synthetics to tie this pattern! Like I said I like working with new tiers! Or, if you join one of the swaps I can include it with your flies then. Let me know and again welcome to this fine site!
  11. Welcome to the site Jamie! I see you are new relatively new to tying. I'm running a series of swaps designed for the new tier/new to fly swaps tier. You can check the "Fly Swaps & Contests" portion of this forum as well as the "New Tiers" section (just above the swaps section) for more information, if you are interested I'd be happy to work with you. Kim
  12. Welcome Jamie from a "southern" neighbor - I'm from central NY.
  13. WWKimba

    Hello

    Welcome to the forum from an east coast yankee!
  14. Welcome Joe from a fellow man of the snow! I'm from central NY. and went to college in Oswego. Saw a LITTLE snow while I was there so many years ago!
  15. Ever try out some Matuka's or one of the Mrs. Simpson/Chile Pepper type patterns? I think you could find some feathers on those birds that would work for either.
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