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Walker

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  • Birthday 01/04/1967

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    Southern Ontario
  1. Thats too bad, may he rest in peace. The first book of patterns I ever owned was one of his, it helped me to discover a whole new world of fishing. He will be missed.
  2. Another vote for Stevie Ray Vaughn, with Hendrix running a close second.
  3. I'd also like to wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving! Drive safely and get stuffed!
  4. Red Green built a whole lodge out of them!
  5. Personally, I'm partial to the renzetti traveler for smaller 'trout' sized hooks and, for the larger pike and bass flies, I have to agree with Sean Juan, the Regal is an excellent and very servicable vice. Although not 'sexy' it is a sound design that works with less damaging 'cam pressure' than many collar types of vices which can alter a hooks structural integrity and make it weak at the bend. Good advice to take a large hook with you when you go shopping. Put the hook in and give 'er a good torque. Good luck.
  6. Hey Daryn, how are you folks making out in the east? Do you have any power yet? I saw the fottage of the toppled hydro tower on the weather network, that's gotta be a big job for the power co. to fix! Hope all is well. Stay warm man.
  7. I have to agree with Mark on this one. I've been tying for about 27 years now, but I still have my fair share of trouble, and when I look at the flies others have tied, I have to say 'WOW, wish I could do that!' On the other hand, I can sit down and whip out a pretty decent irrisistable or humpy in no time flat. It's a good question, but a little subjective. Considering how humble the crowd is here, no one is likely to qualify themselves as a professional tyer, even though some, no doubt, are in fact just that. There's always more to learn, that's the beauty of it. 0.02
  8. Walker

    Roll Call

    Walker. T. - Barrie, ont. Nottawassaga river, Beaver river, Bighead river, Simcoe(lake) and any trickle with a speckle in it.
  9. If you buy a hair-brush with the beads on the end you can cut them off and size them(length) according to the fly. Tied on one at a time. You can get them in different sizes and colors too, no weight. Good luck.
  10. Welcome aboard Andy, and greetings from freezing Ontario (Canada). Sounds like the real critic, the fish, thought your first fly was just fine. My first flies were tied with feathers from the slowest chickens and thread from my moms sewing kit. My vice was a surveyers pen with a C-clamp to hold it to my desk! Not very pretty, but worked well enough to fool a few creek chub and speckled trout with poor vision, and it got me hooked on this great past time. All the best, stay warm.
  11. That was a good article. I also carry a rod in my work van for just such an occasion. Good advice, seems like you always see the best water when you don't have a rod handy.
  12. It's remembrance day here in Canada today, but I can't help but to also be thankful for the actions of our dear and couragous friends to the south, who continue to protect all of our freedoms and aspirations with thier supreme scarifices. None of it goes un-noticed or unappreciated. To those who have been lost, or lost their own, thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you and all you fight for!
  13. Walker

    long road back

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I was one of the lucky ones, only missing 4 months work, and then back in the saddle. have a good one.
  14. Walker

    long road back

    About the first week in July I discovered that I was having some trouble tying. My left hand wasn't responding very well, and I was dropping stuff (more than usual). On the second week of july, while on a canoe trip with my son, I lost all the control of the whole left side of my body, from my feet to my mouth. I was diagnosed, a week later, with MS. It's been a hell of a trip back, folks, and I really miss fly fishing and tying. Today is my second day back at work- so things are looking up! In a little while I'll be able to try my hand at some basic wets and streamers and hopefully, by the winter, I'll be able to do some steelhead casting in some of our lovely Ontario tribs. My only reason for posting this is to warn any youngsters to pay attention to your body and take care of yourself. If something doesn't feel right, don't shrug and carry on, get to the doctor and get checked out. All the best people.
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