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  1. same here. not in spam folder, I check that daily. Yes the message was sent on 05 March. It's just weird. E-mail is the standard method of communication in any legitimate business model. It is 2017. 100% agree. If you are phone call type of company and you don't respond to email, just don't provide an email! That's a totally backward way of doing business in 2017 though. Regarding phone calls though, if it's a simple warranty issue the business is actually saving tons of time by using email instead of phone calls. Sure, there are times when a phone call is warranted, but due to human nature, pleasantries must be exchanged, stories must be told, and inevitably, there are callers who think a 45 minute phone call is the norm.
  2. I got some and I'm trying to like it. The fibers are 6" long (which is damn near impossible to find on a regular basis anymore). The taper is spot on. They are fibers that really do look exactly like bucktail with a taper and slight crinkle. The killer for me was that it doesn't compress at all when you tie it in, and to me, That's kind of a deal breaker. Like I said... I'm trying to like it, but it might be a rocky road.
  3. Any whiting dry fly quality cape will tie comfortably down to 24 at least... I have several of them, and there are plenty of feathers 20 and smaller.
  4. Yeah... It's better;) Cool that he got a toad on it!
  5. #1. Here in Murika it's 100% acceptable to call it a bobbin. If you travel to the other side of the pond it is not. Here in Murika we say Aluminum (just how it's spelled.) On the other side of the pond they say AluminIUM even though there is no extra vowel. That REALLY pisses me off. #2. If you want a smooth bobbin that spins, get the C&F bobbin. You can put 2300 RPM on that sucker and it will NOT wobble. #3. If you place you finger tip right at the tip of the rite bobbin tube while you spin it will work really well.
  6. The initial Low Fat Minnow used it, but I have since switched to Bruiser Blend Jr. for my smallish baitfish patterns. It's softer and finer than laser dub.
  7. These... https://www.amazon.com/Ohuhu-Highlighters-Carrying-Highlighting-Underlining/dp/B01H1NV1RE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1484157670&sr=8-3&keywords=art+markers They are prismacolor killers.
  8. Cree Speckled Badger Rusty Dun Grizzly
  9. Whiting hatches chicks two times a week, and they are processing birds every day.
  10. This is what you need... https://www.amazon.com/UltraFire-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Included-Waterproof/dp/B00ZWQS55O/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483539076&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=ULTRAFIRE+501+UV
  11. https://www.amazon.com/UltraFire-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Included-Waterproof/dp/B00ZWQS55O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483466914&sr=8-1&keywords=ultrafire+uv As good or better than any light out there. It cures any resin in under 10 seconds. The whole nanometer BS is just marketing hype.
  12. I use lots of midge flash. It's awesome. It's the same as normal krystal flash, just sized down.
  13. Is this made specifically for Insta-jig beads? They are a bit different...
  14. UTC is GREAT thread... All threads have certain strengths and weaknesses. I, for one, don't love veevus threads much because it seems like about 20% of the spools I get are very brittle.
  15. Perhaps it could be the type of bug they are eating. I fish thin mayflies, and fatty fattner caddis and terrestrials...
  16. I wish I was one of those. I bet they get all the fly tying groupies. J You've seen fly tying groupies??? I actually did have one. She used to come to see me at the 4 tying events I would do at cabelas each year. Would always put her business card into my shirt pocket at the end of the lesson. Haven't seen her at the last couple though. A bit forward for a gal who wore a large diamond on her ring finger. I always keep an eye out for her during these events. Her absence makes me wonder if the fellow who put the ring on her finger got wise to what she was doing and tightened the leash. J Now I've heard it all!!!!!
  17. Try Loon Soft Head. It reigns supreme. I have given up on UV resins over foam. Foam is squishy. Resin isn't.
  18. 1 - Grumpy Frumpy... Yellow/Red with Cree hackle 2- Articulated Trout Slider - White Gold 3- Belly Scratcher Minnow - Chub color and the good Gammy bait hook 4- Complex Twist Bugger - Olive with a copper cone 5- Cheech Leech - Any color, any time. 6- Mongrel Meat - White and pasty like John Stockton 7- Stoneflopper - Tan 8- Cinnamon Toast Ant - depending on the season, this might be closer to the top 3 9- Butt Head - Stimmy simplified with all the right flash in all the right places. 10- Duracell Jig - It just plain hunts 11- Bunny Midge - Yes... sometimes you need to fish a size 30 12- Rapala X-rap - white. No, I don't fish it on a fly rod.
  19. The centering gauge is completely unnecessary IMO...
  20. This is MIke Mercer's EZEE bug yarn that is put out by Umpqua. It's used to tie his Rag Sculpin. https://umpqua.com/products/fly-tying/chenille/ezee%E2%84%A2-bug-0
  21. It's decent... The drag system always either self tightens or self loosens based on the direction the thread is spinning. That is a non starter for me for sure. The Rite bobbin drag system is far superior. The problem with these bobbins is that they only have one arm going to the thread which makes them unbalanced. It's impossible to spin the thread without it wobbling something fierce.
  22. Loon High Tack Swax.. The end.
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