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getting to know a fly
Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:43 PM
Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:24 AM
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir
Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:38 AM
Fly tying - The art of attaching feathers, fur, wool, and silk to a tiny hook to create artificial lures that imitate insects, a skill easily mastered by anyone who can peel a grape blindfolded with a pair of tweezers and a butter knife while wearing oven mitts.
Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:52 AM
"Then God said,'Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures..."
I have been absent from this forum for about two years. I am very glad to be back!
If there are fish to be caught, then I am most likely out on the water!
~The one and only StF.
Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:22 PM
Darwinism seems to have become a politically protected sacred cow, and I've never seen a sacred cow I haven't wanted to roast - the fact that you are not supposed to criticize it is just too irresistible to me.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 04:58 PM
From another perspective, I’m sure many of us have heard the quote from A.K. Best, “I don’t really know how to tie a fly until I’ve cranked out a hundred dozen of them.”
Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:09 PM
Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:41 PM
Voted over 100, been living on short-term memory for too long.
Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:00 PM
Why in hell do we count these in DOZENs anyhow?
the gales of November remembered...
Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:14 PM
Genetics is fascinating and biochem isn't too bad once you get pass the point of counting carbons in metabolic cycles. If molecular biology is in your future, the two finally merge in a coherent fashion.
Flies, on the other hand, take me longer to tie correctly at a reasonable pace; I voted in 40-60 range. By then the materials go on without much trouble and the restart time is minimal when picking the pattern up again after a break.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 05:43 PM
Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:43 PM
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I filled up two shopping carts late last night
The one was full of fishing gear, the other newcastle ale
The checkout-lady laughed and said 'You think you got enough'
And I said 'Yeah, You're probably right', and filled another two carts up
Gonna catch all the fish, Gonna drink all the beer, Gonna head outta town, We're not staying here
Might take all day, might take all year, Till we catch all the fish, Till we drink all the beer
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:27 AM
I can do the same .
But it takes me about a doz. until I'm happy with what I tie.