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#1 wetfoot


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:41 AM

I have fished for years  with bought flies as they are so cheap! Something I seldom say, but then realised that I know nothing about these flies as there are a million patterns and most are not recognisable types. i also thought it would be nice to catch on your own fly.

I am an old-school toolmaker and sometimes use a basic reel that i made, which is sometimes satisfying, and like fishing sometimes frustrating. I would also like to make a vice one day (not literally in one day!) and wonder if there are any drawings?

#2 Poopdeck


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 12:50 AM

A toolmaker huh, perhaps you could start with making a fugley packer. As for vices you can start with drinking and chasing loose women. That should keep you busy for at least a few days. Welcome to the site.

#3 rstaight


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:01 AM


I am an old machinist you somehow wangled is butt into an engineering position without a four year degree.

I have also thought about building a vise. Have some basic drawings and an idea in the gray matter. Since I work in a union shop now I can't walk up to an empty mill or lathe a start cranking out parts. Some day I will get it done.

Anyway, welcome, lots of great folks here.

"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.  Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary." - Patrick F. McManus

#4 mikechell



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:06 AM

Welcome to the site, wetfoot.

Barbed hooks rule!
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#5 feathers5


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:22 AM

Welcome to you. I admire anyone that can work with their hands.

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