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#16 vicente

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:55 PM

Up top you dflanagan I'd have no problem tying an extra fly so Mikewest could join in, he always does exceptional work.

#17 dflanagan

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:27 PM

Ive contacted Mike to see if he still wants in. Hate to see anyone drop but Id like to stay at six.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:51 PM

then please stay at six :)


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#19 dflanagan

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:06 PM

then please stay at six :)

Yep, thats the plan. Just dont have the time to spend at the vise with work, kids, and fishing season starting up.
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:43 AM

half way done

 

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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.


#21 dflanagan

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 01:32 PM

Those are really nice, Norm.

So, Nick and Mike, who do we have in. Youre both great tyers so Id love to have you both in but we need to stay at six. Let me know, fellas.
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#22 Mike West

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:51 PM

It’s all good, thx for the compliments guys and the offer.
Carry on.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 01:49 PM

1 done 5 to go

 

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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.


#24 dflanagan

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 11:06 PM

Six Murdich minnows ready to go.

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#25 Bruce Derington

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:52 PM

Mine are done

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#26 dflanagan

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:52 PM

PM sent to all with the shipping address.
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#27 richmce

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:11 PM

mine are done will go out tuesday  



#28 vicrider

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 12:43 PM

Mine are done. Want to get a couple of pictures of what I wanted to tie but failed on the water and the substitute. Will go out tomorrow.



#29 dflanagan

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:34 PM

Ill keep an eye out for them, guys.
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#30 vicrider

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:06 AM

This time before I try to add I'll add a picture I'll copy everything so I don't lose it again on a 508 crapout.

So, this is the case of the fail and substitute for this swap. I tried tying a wiggle lip to a salmon hook, which I thought would keep it straight, which it did. I then tied a streamer in the favorite Kevin Vandam colors of Sexy Shad. I took it to the lake and it was a fail. No wiggle.mad.gif sad.png  If you stripped fairly hard it would dive a little and pull to one side or other but wiggle on retrieve like I'd hoped for. I'll still give it a try on our one shad pond in the area but disappointed and went on to a second choice. This is the fail.

 

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And this is my version of the Mrs. Simpson Sculpin. It's with the smaller sculpin head so it can be safely handled by a 6wt. on the water. The next size up and large size are really chuck and duck or belong on a spinning outfit. My dwindling Golden Pheasant skin lost a whole lot of Church Window feathers with these flies and other Mrs. Simpsons I've tied. I really like this fly and on a sand bottom I've watched a lot of largemouth suck it up off the bottom bounce. It should be a killer for smallmouth in streams also serving as a sculpin or mud minnow or possibly craw all at once.

 

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