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About flytire

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  • Birthday 09/19/1952

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    Norwich, CT

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  1. waiting to be stored away plano style box of flies multiple boxes of flies swap flies salmon and steelhead flies hairwing streamers
  2. Icy Heron (Variant) Category – Nymph Hook – Mustad R50-94840, size 10-16 Thread – Gray or black Tail – Coq de Leon Ribbing – Silver wire Body – *Heron or equivalent substitute Wing case – Peacock ice dubbing fibers Thorax – *Squirrel or hares ear Coat the wing case with UV Resin *I substituted gray goose fibers for the body and gray hares ear dubbing for the thorax (87) Oholi's flies - YouTube
  3. Clouser Minnow Category - Nymph/Streamer/Baitfish Hook - Fresh or saltwater style Thread - White Eyes/Weight - Lead dumbbell/hourglass eyes, whatever color you like Belly - White bucktail hairs Flash - Pearl krystal flash Back - Chartreuse bucktail hairs everybody has an opinion on how sparse or thick you're supposed tie this fly but it is entirely up to YOU
  4. were you a member in the late 1980's? i went on a lot of the yearly trips to the big horn river in montana i left that chapter when i couldnt get many members to help me with the auctions 👎 i no longer belong to trout unlimited
  5. make your tension adjustments where the arrows are pointing loosen the knob at the end by the handle and then back off on the knob in the middle. retighten the end knob when you get the right tension youll have to play around with loosening and tightening to get it right where you want it or loosen the knob that is inline with the vise stem if your vise has one
  6. make your tension adjustments where the arrows are pointing loosen the knob at the end by the handle and then back off on the knob in the middle. retighten the end knob when you get the right tension youll have to play around with loosening and tightening to get it right where you want it or loosen the knob that is inline with the vise stem if your vise has one
  7. oh my! to be in such dire straights after one month of tying flies it does get better after 40 years of tying
  8. Interesting I was Vice President of that chapter a long time ago and annual auction chairman for the chapter and the state when the chapter was involved
  9. i tie way too many flies that i'll never use in my remaining life time on earth i also have way too many fly boxes containing way too many flies that will never get used i should start selling my Hairwing Atlantic salmon and Hairwing steelhead flies just to get rid of them but i have never had any luck selling anything on this forum website i have a plastic shoebox half full of swap flies i'll never use i have in the past donated fly boxes of midges to the cutthroat chapter of trout unlimited in colorado for their annual chapter and state fund raising auctions i have tried to donate flies and fly rods to regional wounded warrior chapters but they never returned any correspondence. i think i need a fly tyers 12 step program
  10. when all else fails, run your foot over the area. youll find it!
  11. Garry Dog Category - Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H Thread - Black Tag - Oval silver tinsel Butt - Yellow uni stretch Tail - Golden pheasant crest Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel Body - Black uni stretch Throat - Dyed blue guinea hackle fibers Wing - Yellow over red bucktail Head - UV Resin
  12. Nope i just stick with veevus 12/0 and I’m a happy tyer😁😁 no need for me to spend $$$ for semperfli materials
  13. No maintenance on my renzetti traveler since 1988 Having my hmh trv since 2019 and with the white grease still on the moving parts, no need to apply more Its back in the box and doesn’t see much daylight if it’s not broke don’t break it
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