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#166 Sandan

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:53 PM

Thanks again Sandan

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#167 DFoster

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:50 AM

Winter- time to fill the holes the fly box's.

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#168 mikechell

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:11 AM

Nice variety, DF.  A good start to covering most situations.


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#169 DFoster

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:35 AM

Thanks Mark- I have mostly filled in my dry, winged wets and nymph boxes.  April can't be to far away-


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#170 Mark Knapp

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 01:46 PM

Some more bugs from the Orvis index.

 

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Black Ant

 

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Cinnamon Ant

 

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Letort Cricket

 

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Letort Hopper

 

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Red Flying Ant

 

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Deer Hopper

 

I tried a trick suggested by Sandan and now I really like the the way my hackles are looking. Will the fish notice? I doubt it. Will the flies act better on the water? Float longer? Maybe. The real difference is that, I think they look better and that's the reason I'm doing this exercise. Thanks again Sandan.



#171 mikechell

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

Well tied flies, Mark.

I really like ants, I just don't usually fish them.  There was one day, on the St. Johns River, when little floating ants were the only thing I could get a hit on.  They wouldn't touch anything else I threw at them, but they'd make a wake from 3 feet away to hit an ant.


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#172 Mark Knapp

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:25 PM

Thanks Mike, I'm pretty excited about my trip to the lower 48 this summer. I'm going to keep chucking bugs at fish till they're all wet.

 

The rivers up here are always full of spiders that float in the surface film and these ants are a pretty good representation of floating spiders. The graying and trout will gobble them up.

 

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#173 Meeshka

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:31 PM

My Hobby Room!

 

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Six months ago yuou could not even see the floor, let alone find any thing.  So time for a massive organization.

 

 

Start with the closet

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This stuff still has to be sorted, but it was the way I kept most of my materials

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Took out the 10 foot closte rod and bought 2 hotel baggage carts, one for hunting, one for fishing.  Much easier to sort and easily find stuff

 

Materials Cabinit

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Everything sorted, labeled, entered in the laptop, and printed hard copy

 

Actual Desk

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Took a sheet of 3/4 in birch ply, ripped her in half, screwed, glued and varathaned.  Rests on 2 Lee Valley cast legs.  The hook bank and side and top storage storage came later (not varathaned}

 

Hook Bank

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My most commonly used hooks, Mustad, Tiemco, Diachi, Partridge, Galec Supreme.  Thought when I built it that I could even store beads her and I can't even get all my hooks in!

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All hooks are labeled, entered in the laptop, and printed hard copy

 

Rod Building Stuff

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Top Row:  Glue Binder, Homemade Rod Wrapping Jig

Mid Row: Planing Forms]

Router Bench Top:  Mini Lathe, Power Roughing / Tapering Beveller

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Projects on the go:

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My power tools are just stored here.  Work with these in the garadge.  final planing, and rod wrapping are done inside on the desk hense the size of it

 

Reloading Bench:

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Now this is interesting, its actually my first fly tying bench that my dad and I built when I was about 10 years old.  Guess I outgrew it!  Now repurposed into  loading bullets

 

Book Shelf

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The complete tour and we are back to the closet.  Biggest hastle was the computerization and labelling.  But I'm Glad its done OR almost done

 

AND NOW FOR MY FIRST FLY IN OVER # YEARS.  I basically gave it up when I was diagnosed with macular degeneration.  It is possible but painfully slow.  This bug took me over an hour to tie.  Keep on trucking

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"The Zug Bug"

 

Doug

 

 

 

 

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#174 chugbug27

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:29 PM

Oh Doug, I feel for you, man. You've really made yourself a superb setup there. Glad you got back in the saddle. Kep on trucking is right.
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#175 DFoster

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:47 AM

My Hobby Room!

 

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Six months ago yuou could not even see the floor, let alone find any thing.  So time for a massive organization.

 

Whoa-  I see cane bamboo and planing forms so your a serious when it comes to rod building.  And the LAW vice is really, really nice to have- Welcome back!


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#176 ccwnsc

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:10 AM

I consider myself a beginner even though I've been tying ugly flies off and on for over 30 years.  Just got back to tying after a very lengthy lay off and I have been on a perdigon kick for the past month.  Starting to get the hang of it and ready to get on the water and give some of them a try.  I've also been off the water for a couple of years due to some issues with my legs, so starting to tie again is getting me charged up.

 

Just some phone picks.

 

 

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#177 Mark Knapp

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:40 PM

Nice set up meeshca, the drudgery of cleaning up my room sounds daunting. I bow to you.

 

ccwnsc, very nice bugs, what will you fish with those?



#178 Jcb68

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:42 PM

A new Fly Bench, Not finished yet.

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#179 Mark Knapp

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:32 PM

More from the Orvis index.

 

The last of the ants.

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Brown Flying Ant

 

Next the Caddises

 

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Dark Dun Fluttering Caddis The wing looks darker in person, might retie this with the darkest dun I can find.

 

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Light Dun Fluttering Caddis

 

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This was supposed to be the Light Shad Fluttering Caddis but I tied it with Dun and Grizzly instead of Ginger and Grizzly (oops) It's such a pretty fly I had to show it.

 

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This is the Light Shad Fluttering Caddis tied with the correct feathers.

 

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Small Brown Fluttering Caddis

 

Tomorrow I finish the caddises and go to the midges.



#180 Mark Knapp

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:35 PM

Jcb68, very nice, is that mahogany?