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#16 xterrabill

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:54 PM

thank ya steve!

 

ahh McManus,

ever read the one where everyone in town though he and

his brother would eventually destroy

the entire town with a tank?

:)


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#17 Tom Cummings

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:24 PM

I use a waterproof clear Plano box for portable tool and wire/thread caddy and a small military backpack to transportmaterial vise and tools. Easy to setup tie station on a whim and do some drunken ties while at my favorite watering hole or fishing. Orvise retails the tool your referring to.

#18 xterrabill

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:30 PM

I dig the idea of relaxing in the pub with a cold one and tying a few while u r there.

I fit all my stuff into a 20''x20''x10'' salesmen's sample briefcase, but its packed solid.

 

as for my question...I was asking about where to get materials, hooks, and possibly a new fly box.

(fly box for fishing, smaller one in the picture I posted is broken). (see photo in a previous post of mine)

I am looking for a good online resource to save a few bucks.

 

I did find a pro tying guy that's going out of business about 20 miles from me, (craigslist)

but here in Chicago that could take 3 hours round trip easy LOL (traffic).

he wants 600 just for his hooks! I don't need 2000 or 3000 or whatever, and I don't want to spend 150 bucks on all his thread.

I keep watching ebay for materials too.

but I figure a lot of you folks on here must tie a hundred a year or more, and must know good resources for a cheap bugger like me.

thanks to all that keep reading my posts.

and twice as many thanks to those who reply.

peace all.

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#19 Tom Cummings

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:26 AM

The fly box I have is from orvis and waterproof. Holds quite a few flies on both sides. Also a little pricey at 20.00. Could have got 4 Plano water tights and insert a thin foam pad with hook relief slits and been as happy. Maybe you should consider making a mod to a Plano or even a water proof cell phone box. By far cheaper and serves the purpose.

#20 caloosa bug

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:34 AM

J Stockard is an awesome source for hooks, material, and fly boxes. 



#21 Kentuckysteve

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:47 AM

Allen Fly Fishing has good fly boxes at a cheap price.

I have bought several and the boxes are good quality.

They were like $10.00 apiece.Some are less.

 

They also have good prices on hooks and beads.

They won't have every hook you need but i have no complaints with the hooks i have bought.

Last order i placed came in 2 days.


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#22 xterrabill

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:04 PM

i thanks all 3 of ya,

tom, caloosa and steve!

heading out for some sally hansens tomorrow, and what ever else

I come across at the dollar store. (colored wig, ect,)

 

whats the deal with that new fangled uv glue?

i tape a fly tying show called "fly tying: the anglers art", and i seen them using one.

i suppose it has specific benefits for specific applications,

what they be?

it would be nice to see a list of what glue's are used for what.

its suppose to be storming here all weekend........

how many hooks do i have left? LOL


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#23 Tom Cummings

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:05 AM

Uv glue sets instant with the light and does a strong build up for backs necks and heads. Sally takes time and multi coats to get same effects.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:13 PM

thank you Tom.

good to know, when I see that stuff I will pick some up.

 

here are todays flys.....

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:36 PM

3 more today

 

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#26 Tom Cummings

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:38 PM

Good wings but what's up with the body. I do close shots on mine to see where I can improve and yes there is always an improve. I only tied maybe 4 months and there is many materials I don't have to do a proper tie. As I said great wings and parachuted. Do u have the vise attach or did old school? They will catch fish in end. Pretty is what u frame not work

#27 Tom Cummings

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:43 PM

On last 3 u tied u got 1 with tail up 2 with down. Tail down causes fly to sink. To get it pointed up try a wrap behind tail pulling forward to point tail correct. Otherwise looking great and good proportioning

#28 Tom Cummings

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:07 PM

Setting up for drunken flies. Lol

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#29 xterrabill

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:45 PM

yeah, the body's are really funky on the first 3 (yesterdays).

supposedly they will sit slightly deeper on top of the water (just under film).

I thought they looked like a wax worm (maggot) commonly used by bait fishers in this area.

 

todays have cooper wire inside and will sink slowly with or without tail.

I don't have any streams worth fishing near me, so I will use these in stocked trout pond (biannually)

this October or for bluegill sooner.

Great pics in the bar with the sun.

nice vise too.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:54 PM

parachutes...

I have no attachment for vice, so I guess I do them old school.

I almost asked the wife to (pinch this and hold straight up) but I enjoy the self punishment LOL!

a clothes pin hanging on a spring at the right height would be handy.


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