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#16 Dave G.

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 03:52 PM

There are several different approaches to tie a woolly bugger, not sure which one you are tying. I've never stripped one side of a marabou feather to tie mine. I know they do various things these days and still call it a woolly bugger.


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


#17 Bimini15

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 05:37 PM

OK... It is the web...
Pictures... or it did not happen.
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Posted 15 September 2016 - 09:10 PM

I know.  I will try to get some soon.  Not big on technology.  Otherwise I'd trade in my fly pole for a new game boy (smart phone).



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:42 PM



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 08:01 PM

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#21 Bimini15

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 08:44 PM

Well... the last picture is the one that matters.
Nicely done.
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#22 j8000

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 02:57 PM

Been out three times since starting tying those.  Caught some on the EZ nymphs, Dragon fly nymph, pheasant tail nymph, wolly warm and bugger.  Haven't tried fishing the copper johns or the one in the lower left (forget name).  Sure is satisfying catching something from a fly you tied yourself.



#23 Dave G.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:57 PM

Next is building a rod LOL ! Then you have the whole self gratification thing going on (other than remembering there is one above it all).

 

Don't forget to throw some back.


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#24 Bimini15

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:04 PM

LOL, LOL,... but he is not kidding!!!
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Posted 10 October 2016 - 03:23 PM

I thought about building a rod, maybe next winter.  I'll stick to getting a stock of flies this year.



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:24 PM

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#27 Mogup

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 09:59 PM

Nice flies ! Love the tool box !

#28 Dave G.

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:44 AM

Very nice !


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:53 AM

Nice. What kind and size of thread are you using? You may want to concentrate on minimizing your head wraps. Just makes a neater looking fly. As you've seen, the fish don't care, but you may save a bit of thread in the long run, plus extra pride.

 

By the way, I started off using Uni 6/0. I then switched to UTC 70. Much neater for me. Plus Veevus makes 10/0, 12/0, etc...

 

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:27 AM

Thanks guys.  Got the tool box at a yard sale, works better than a cardboard box.  I've been using sizes 10 mostly and size 12's on some.  Good size to start out.  Next order I'm going to try some 14's, but I think that's the smallest I'll go for now.  Thread, 6/0.  Thread is cheap, but still working on the heads.  The tough heads for me are the ones where there is stuff near the eye and I just want to cover it up with thread and results in an enlarged head.  Plus the first 30 or so I got paranoid of the knots unraveling and did insane finishing knots.  Now I just do one or two five/six wrap whip finish.  Never had any unravel in the lakes.