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Hopper John

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  1. The other day I was watching some tying videos on You Tube and I watched a guy paint some popper bodies using an airbrush. The neat thing about the airbrush was that it used markers. Does anyone know about this type of airbrush? Is anyone using this kind of airbrush? From what I could see it did a pretty good job.
  2. Does anyone have a good methode of mounting flies in a shadow box? I've tried pins, didn't work very well. I've tried glueing a post to the back of the box and sticking the hook through the post. It didn't work too bad except the large flies had to be glued at the hook to keep them from tipping over. And the all thoes posts made the box look crowded. All suggestions would be welcome. Thanks John
  3. Is there anyone on the site that fishes the Piegon River in Northeastern Indiana? If so, could you give me an updated on the Browns. Are they spawning below the Mongo or Nasby Dams? The river has been a good producer of browns since spring and now it's like they have vanished. I'm having a heck of a time walking. My disability has gotten worse and I'm looking for a place to fish for trout in lower Eastern Michigan and Northeast Indiana that would be easy access for me. I would appreciate any information on places close to the state line that I could get to. Thanks Hopper John
  4. Gotta say thanks to Soft Hackle and Letumgo for the work they are doing with soft-hackle flies. I tied up a few and went after some bluegills. The flies work fine. They will be even better when I get used to using them. Even the smallmouths showed some interest in the larger ones. Caught two smallies on them. Here's a picture of a few I tied up. For sure, soft-hackle flies have a place in fly box. Can't wait to try them on trout. Later Hopper John
  5. Really nice looking flies. I'll have to tie some. Thanks for posting them. Later Hopper John
  6. I was reallly disapointed with some of the plates in my new copy of Ray Bergman's book Trout. Plates: 7, 11 and 15 through 19 range from a little blury to really bad. Just wondering if anyone else has recieved a book with this problem. I assume there is always a chance that the plates could be bad, because the rest of the illustrations in the book are really sharp. Tight lines, Hopper John
  7. Great looking poppers. What is raft? Hopper John
  8. Those are really nice flies. I just started using scuds and I've caught a few trout on them. They are fun to tie. Heck, I think every fly is fun to tie. Tightlines, John
  9. This is going to be a great forum!!!
  10. J Stockard Fly Fishing! The service is excellent! And if he doesn't have what you need, James will find it for you. Hopper John
  11. Before you buy you may want to check with your family doctor. They use a similar tool to remove small growths and such. The tool is used only once and discarded. The end can be cut off with a tubing cutter to allow for the replacement of batteries. It is called a Surgical Cautery. Can't hurt checking and it may save you a few bucks.
  12. Have you ever had one of thoes day when the only thing you get done at the vice is staring at it? Well that's the way it was going today. I was just about to give up when I notice a small piece of chenille lying on the floor. I picked it up and was about to throw it away when I thought , "What the heck, make a green weenie out of it." I started tieing and then the light came on. So I would now like to introduce the very first, I think, Black Beaded Hum Weenie on the planet. I feel better now.
  13. I use Herbie's Majic Dust and Pro-tec powdered paints that I buy at Gander Mountian. Mix up your epoxy and add a little of the powder to the mix and you've got colored epoxy. You can also mix the colors to make different colors of epoxy. It doesn't take much to color the epoxy so go easy. Try the glow in the dark powder. It makes some pretty cool looking flies. The stuff lasts forever and you get enough to make thousands of flies. Hope this helps.
  14. Very nice fly! Excellent job!! Always thought about doing what you have done but never got around to it.
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