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Anyone has a cavapoo? (Dog breed)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a mouthful... Time for humor... Meanwhile back to the forum which is already in progress...
Pacific King
  pacific king   hook - salmon/steelhead style thread - black tail - black hackle fibers body - insect green floss with a strip of brown floss laid over the  top and secured with 4 tur
October Flies from the Vise
  pacific king   hook - salmon/steelhead style thread - black tail - black hackle fibers body - insect green floss with a strip of brown floss laid over the top and secured with 4 turns of
Stimulator Dry Fly
tjm   from the internet   Stimulator   Anglers and tyers wrongly credit Randal Kaufmann for the Stimulator. He did not originate the Stimulator but did popularize it in the early-1980s.
Lamson Micra 5 Litespeed vs Ross Animas
I have 3 Lamson reels. A 10wt Micra, an 8wt Guru, and a 9wt litespeed. I have caught bonefish on the 8wt Guru, even after a full dunking in saltwater. My 10wt has held up on big sharks and even king s
Hardest fighting freshwater fish?
I haven't caught enough different species to answer this question with any authority, but I do recall fighting Chinook ("King") salmon on my father-in-law's boat on Lake Michigan. Even with a mighty t
Links & Youtube
"Are you really that lazy?" - really?     really?   where in the signature box am i specifically singling out just YOU! did you think i added it just for you?   really! &#
Trouble with rod
The advice here abut twisting the rod sections into place reminds me of a related, but not germane here, warning about stressing rods the wrong way  while fighting hot and large trophy fish. 
oh my....   Mike, I thought you were the king of Google search?
Thick or thin deer belly hair for poppers?
typed that in on my phone has the swype predictive text I'm not really sure how it comes up with what it should predict sometimes, that was a new one most of the time it's some obscure city in a forei
The Golden Missile
----The Golden Missile----   I had been looking forward to the summer of 2016 for quite some time.  For the same reason, the women in my life were both anxious and nauseous as they dreadfull
dyna king kingfisher kit       flyfishfood tying kit  
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
I feel like what the author was trying to say is that today's fishing style and demographic has changed.It seems that he believes morals and ethics are being sent on their merry way.And I have to agre
Chile Trip Report
Slow was the way to describe fishing, but lots of fun. Day 1 - Fished the Petrohue river swinging for salmon with 10 and 9wts and 400-450 grain line with big articulated salmon flies. First stop I cau
April Flies From The Vise
  Grizzly King - a Ray Bergman wet fly pattern   Hook:   Size 6 Tag:    Gold Tinsel Tail:   Red Hackle Body:   Green Floss Rib:    Gold Tins
Astronomy ... gravitational waves
Now...I might not have said this 30 years ago (or I might have) but at my age I'll present a hypothetical situation. Today I am 74 in reasonable health and expect several more enjoyable years BUT if s
Mouse/Rat Swap
I see some interest in doing a swap. I have been wanting to do this one for a while now. Any type of mouse or rat pattern. Foam or hair will work. The first 12 that want in. I may split it into 2 grou
Law Vise for sale
Several years ago, when the LAW vise was readily available, I tied on several friends vises. At that time I was a collector of tying vises to use, not as investments. I called Lawrence and spoke to hi
Chile Bound... advice needed!
So my dad's boss completely surprised me by inviting me to tag along on my dad's business trip. We plan on going 5 days before just to fish the southern part of the country, the Chilean Patagonia. I h
I don't care what it does ... $500.00 is too much money for a vise.   Don't get me wrong ... I am glad you like it.  I wouldn't, because every time I looked at it, I'd be thinking about ho
Vice problems
Is it possible for a set of vice jaws to wear out? I'm having a lot of trouble with my Dyna-King Barracuda Vise with small flies.   Kevin
February Flies from the Vise
Last night's Bourbon and Bugs. I different direction than usual. Great month all. Here's to March. The king is dead, long live the king
Patagonia Report
All,   I've been dying to share this with folks since I returned on Monday.  My family and I were lucky enough to spend 14 days in southern Patagonia and Buenos Aries.  I'll do my best
Polarized Eye Glasses - need help in buying a new pair
As with most things, I don't spend a lot of money on sunglasses.  $15.00 Strike King polarized glasses have worked for me since the 80's ... no cataracts or problems as of my latest eye doctor vi
What is the angle in angling?
So, a guy with a hand line... Is he still angling?   According to the book of Job, it's the way God fishes:   Dost thou draw leviathan with an angle? And with a rope thou lettest down --
About musical taste?
I'm an aging headbanger. Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones. Didn't care much for the 80's hairbands but did take a liking to AC/DC and then Metallica. Strangely I'm also
Dyna-King vs. Renzetti: Flagship vise comparison
I've had the opportunity to tie on both the Dyna King Excalibur and the Renzetti Master and wanted to provide my thoughts on the differences.  I can't speak to other brands but hope this helps so
Stonfo Dubbing Brush Machine
I use one and yes, you can use it for making larger dubbing brushes.  It's not a bad setup and does the job.  What's nice is the tray drops out so you can spin the material freely.  It'
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
And Thanks Nick, you are the King
Fly Tying Kits - Recommendations?
Look into the tying kits offered by Dyna king and flyfishfood websites
I wanted to give some recognition to Dyna-King.  I have a Trekker that I have had for close to 6 years.  One of the locking hand screws had somehow developed a burr and would no longer tight
Classic wet fly swap
Got you covered Steve, was planning to send a dozen bonus, so adding a Rio Grand King or Leadwing Coachman is next, need to check local fishing shop for quill slips or get creative with some winging y
Mop Fly Variant
I used a #10 wide gap barbless jig hook. I'm thinking larger hooks would work too especially for the big ones and bass. I plan to try it soon and with other colors. I figure Mikechell will chime in si
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
blah blah blah.    Turns out even the ecosystem-destroying northern snakehead is having next to no quantifiable impact in the waterways it is inhabiting- tidal reaches of the Potomac, e
howdy all
thanks fshng2, tom, mike, George, opps yes red ear......LOL...doh me.   I ALMOST caught a great big grass carp on a wolly bugger today, it picked up my fly and swam with it for about 4 feet and d
Finished tying tool collection
For me, the vise and scissors are the important tools, and they should be built to outlast me.  My "new" vise is a Dyna-King Sidewinder.  I picked that up used and in a trade; and its 2
July Flies from the Vise
grizzly king hairwing  
Moving from beginner's vise to a rotary vise
You might also look at Dyna-King. A made in USA family owned compay for the past 30 years. I own the Barracuda Deluxe. A lot of great vise's out there. You get what you pay for IMO.
The Imagined History of “Tenkara”
Now we come to modern day fishing.  Sport fishing is the number one sport business, in many areas. (probably)  Fishing, as a pastime, is more popular than any other sport. (again, probably)&
aplicator bottle
I use the Dynaking Cement Reservoir if I use anything, I normally use two whip finishes so don't bother using head cement, but the Dynaking is ok never seems to stick or clog up.
Best Buys for Vises
My best buys for vises are the Nor-Vise and Dyna King Trekker.
I am also a vice junkie,,, have several of each brand,,, Renzetti, Dyna-King, Norvise and HMH.   Having tried the J-Vise and LAW design at friends,,, I find them rather uncomfortable to use. Bein
palming your scissors?
I kind of do the same thing as Mikechell My magnets came from Michael's/Hobby Lobby and they are stronger than the shower curtain magents I've checked out. I glued mine to the bracket of my waste bas
Any herpers on here? Recently became interested in snakes and lizards and such, well have always been interested, more like fascinated recently. I know my snakes pretty well, and enjoy catching the lo
Renzetti Master Vise Rotary Parachute Attachment?
Perhaps one of the other vise maker's accessories will work for you.
April Flies from the Vise
some trude style flies   adams trude     coachman trude     lime trude     red trude     rio grand king trude     royal coachman trude  
fly line backing alternative
I usually put a hundred yards of backing on my spools, because that's how it comes and only to fill the spool- Show me a North American fresh water scenario where a fly fisherman has a reasonable chan
Way too much chenille - what can I tie?
Wooly worms, buggers, Winged Wets (eg., Rio Grande King) anything brown or tan & sinking, that fish will eat.  Search here with chenille as part of your query, or Google Images of "fly p
Is Dyna King Still in Business?
I have been trying to get in touch with Dyna King for several weeks now and have been unsuccessful. I've left voicemail messages which have not been returned. Now, as of this morning, their website is
Beat on Me, Like a 5-year old's rented Drum Kit Challenge
Intro-   Although I have tied certain fly patterns for many years, I gave up  about 23.5 years ago on trying to tie Winged Wet flies in general, and the Rio Grand King, specifically.
Guide's Choice Fly Swap With A Twist
RC Idaho's flies arrived today. That's 3 sets in so far. RC tied a #16 Gray Trude for us and I can just imagine the fish fighting over this one. Very nice, neat tie. Thanks, RC, for a job well done.
are jurassic vises catching on
these vises were aimed at the salt water market and i was curious if they were catching on and if not, why not...thanks.   Catching on?  Hard to say unless you call the manufacturer. 
Rod Tubes needed.
Buy a big enough truck and the truck is the best rod case ever made. I do not get infatuated with gear either but I do refer to my truck as the road king. Not because I like naming my cars, just becau
Butte Ugly Swap-Register here-Open Feb 16
I took advantage of that huge self addressed envelope you used for the favorite fly swap and sent my BUTTE ugly flies over today. You are the KING
Wanted: Dynaking Jaws in good condition. Regular and/or midge.
Mop Swap - Jazz it up!!!
Swap is now closed   OK everyone, this swap might be some what controversial for some and for those of you that do not wish to participate in this swap that is fine.  Some folks thinks the m
Winter Fly Fishing The ANIMAS River
Mc, I was expecting a little report of the condition of the Animas in the wake of the Gold King spill. Does it appear that there was any impact on the life in the river?
January Flies from the Vise
Nice trout, King.  In my opinion, and experience, snapping a rod is rarely, if ever, the fault of the rod. User error or prior damage is usually the culprit.
Fishing Glasses Question
"... green tinted lenses are what were recommended to me by an employee of optometrists office. He said thats the best color for looking through water."   I'm thinking this guy doesn't actually s
Ripped off!
Mans self proclaimed justification of his lethal action has 0 to do with the order of Heaven.  Murdering another human being because it feels right and or, in ones mind, brings vindication, has n
I am looking at getting a Dyna-King Vise. Either the Indexer, Barracuda, or Barracuda Jr. I was wondering if these came with the centering gauge or does it need to be purchased separately? Also, if it
Your Best 12 Trout Flies?
in no particular order of favoritism   tan thread midge brassie san juan midge wd40 pheasant tail nymph gold ribbed hares ear nymph elk hair caddis olive comparadun parachute adams royal wulff h&
Best feather for wet wing fly
"leadwing coachman"   I've  caught some nice fish on that Leadwing Coachman, it was about my first true "classic trout wet fly" that I learned to tie. It gets the trout for sure. The first t
November Flies from the Vise
The Screwball Googley PunkIMG_0484.JPGI have been thinking about making a double barrel popper head out of two regular cork ones, and I wanted to try a fabric glue that I had at home as a possible epo
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