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About PoPnBuG

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  1. Excellent!!! For 20 bucks, it's worth a try!
  2. I placed an order some time ago, but didn't tie any flys for a while. I ordered another set after tying 10 flys with ONE FEATHER!!!! Incredible... now I'm hunting for bargins for whole necks! I'll let you know if I find a good deal!
  3. Nice information! I'll give'm a try!! Mucho Thankos
  4. Excellent! I'm making plans to use your plans on plans of my own??? uh... I'm gonna do something like that too! This looks great. You might want to consider the edge product that you can iron on for your edges... you might have to trim them, but it might be less work in then end... certainly not as messy as paint and such. Thanks for the plans, and the great pictures!!!
  5. Teach a kid to hunt, and you won't have to hunt for your kids... includes fishing, methinks.... Watching a kid catch fish on flys is such a gas!! I taught my youngest (12 yrs) to cast a bit, and he caught a bunch of fish. He has no interest in tying (yet ), but he's hooked on fishing!
  6. SMALLMOUTH RULE!!! At least for me... unless it's a big 1lb Bluegill... or maybe a good 'old red-eye, or .... Heck, if it swims, I LOVE'M !!!!
  7. Personally, I think we are all at varying degrees of "out of control"! I use the plastic boxes, like tackle boxes or lure boxes. Lately, I tie what my fly boxes need, and put them right back into my vest. I don't "tie in advance" much any more. That having been said, I do find myself starting to tie more because of the things I see going on around this board... I'm especially interested in some of those salmon flys, but that's another story!!!
  8. Good point, Rog!!! thanks !! (I shoulda thunka dat!)
  9. Man, that ROCKS!!!! Any chance you could post a few more detailed pictures? I think I'm starting a new set of plans!!!! That's AWESOME!
  10. I saw Bill at the Middleburg (Va) Trout Unlimited "show". I saw him at the Feathered Hook in Winchester (Va) a year or so ago, and bought his book... He's a talented tyer, and a heck of a nice guy! [and a master with 'odd' materials like foam!]
  11. I'm sure the hide is cured, it is a purchased patch from a materials company. I'm guessing it is "tanned", but is not supple like I am used to. It is just that the patch is so stiff, I can't get a good grip on the amount of hair I want to use. If I could bend it a bit, it would help. I've been afraid to try to flex the hide, but I have to try something! I'll keep you posted. I wondered about getting it wet, to see if that would "free" it up a bit, then keep working the patch until it is fully dry... If that little hair wing didn't look so good, I wouldn't bother!
  12. I admit to being VERY rusty at the dry fly vice . I wanted to tie some calf body hair wing on some flies, and had a dickens of a time. The calf hide is so stiff that it was extremely difficult to clip the amount of hair I wanted. I thought that there was a recent thread about making that skin supple, but my searches did not reveal it... If you know the thread, I'd appreciate the post... If you can't find the thread, I'd appreciate your thoughts!! Calf body looks so much nicer that tail hair, don't you think? Thanks in advance!
  13. Excellent, I'll have to look them up! Thanks guys
  14. Yeah, I think so... they're very similar: http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/f...073100fotw.html basically a difference in how much body, and how much hackle...
  15. FTF is absolutely the best! AND... YOU da man, Will!!
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