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#1 brooknut



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:47 PM

I've been fishing for 50 years, fly fishing for 20 years and only started tying about 15 months ago when I bought a lot of tying materials on Craigslist. For $200 I got two vises (an Atlas Anvil and a Crown) 6 dry fly saddles, 9 hen hackles, 8 bucktails (5 dyed) 64 spools of thread, wire, a few thousand hooks, a bunch of synthetic materials, patches of beaver, badger, fox, coyote, elk, moose (and moose mane) bags of marabou, partridge, grouse, turkey, ostrich, pheasant and peacock, 5 bobbin holders and a bunch of other tools, and a few things that I still haven't identified. I wasn't certain I would enjoy it, but now find it's almost as fun as fishing - especially with a polar vortex heading this way. It was the best investment I've ever made - and I'm still looking for more stuff. I've been learning a lot here, and decided to finally step out of the shadows. 

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.   Henry David Thoreau

#2 mikechell



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:28 AM

Welcome to the active side of the house, Brooknut.

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#3 rstaight


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 08:55 AM

Oh did we step off in the deep end.

Welcome glad to have you on the site. Lots of great folks here to help out. Even if you don't ask a specific question you will read something and say hhhuuummm.

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