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  2. Gurgler (film rider) Hook: Owner Octopus 2/0 Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0, white Tail: Select craft fur, white Flash: Flashabou, pearl Throat: Flashabou, red Back: Craft foam, 2mm white Body: Standard estaz, pearl white Eyes: 1/4" stick on, Silver/black Head cement: Zap-a-gap The juvenile tarpon (5-30lbs) have been thick lately. Top water has been the way to go, but the subtlety of the strike is more akin to a trout lightly sipping a mayfly off the surface. This gurgler is designed to ride very low in the water, but buoyant enough to still float.
  3. Found Link Sedgehog Same idea as the Softhackle Sedgehog; swapped out the partridge for polypropylene yarn (tied in behind the wings). Lose the egg sac and this should work as a spruce moth. hook - WFC Model 3 #10 thread - Uni 6/0 tan egg sac - dubbing chartreuse underwing(s) - Congo Hair shiner tan wing(s) - caribou body - dubbing hare’s ear Regards, Scott
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  5. Okay, I'm glad there is some optimistic responses on this thread. I tend to be a pessimist I admit and I hope this is just the swap forum taking a breather with all that has been going on the last year. Now that things are open again and people catching up an often wasted year the swaps will rebound resoundingly this fall and winter and I will take a big sigh of relief that this great forum is still going strong.
  6. mikechell

    Space

    Speaking of going to Mars ... I just hope they put a "base" on the Moon before trying to send humans to Mars. If something goes wrong on the Moon, we might be able to send help within a few days (assuming the craft that took the "originals" their isn't a one-of-a-kind). If something goes wrong on Mars, it's months before help could arrive. We need to prove we can set up a self sustaining habitat on the Moon before we try doing it on Mars. Yeah, I'd go help colonize the Moon, too! I agree with Poopdeck, a bit. If I paid the money to go to space, I'd want the multi-day stay, to really get the feel of free fall for an extended period of time.
  7. Welcome. Great work you're showing. Keep 'em coming!
  8. Depends on the size your tying. You can use 6 strands, twist each pair then wrap 'em.
  9. niveker

    Space

    Yes, you are correct, I chose my words poorly. By 'relatively free of the earth's pull', I meant when that pull is no longer sufficient to contain the atmosphere.
  10. @niveker thank you sir @utyerPMDs were one of the flies that did great. Spinners in the early morning, then duns later. Last Chance cripple Flavs were very productive but the clear overall winner was a size 16 rusty spinner. That was on Henry's fork. And thank you.
  11. SilverCreek

    Space

    Although gravity and the amount of atmosphere are related, space is defined by the lack of atmosphere and not gravity. So there is "space" between our Sun and the planet Mercury even though the Sun's gravity is clearly present keeping the planet Mercury in its orbit. A black hole has "space" around it even though that "space" has a tremendous amount of gravity from the black hole.
  12. Having fished the PMD hatches and Idaho and YNP for some 50 to 55 years, I think you nailed these just right.
  13. My pony must have been a little slower! Got some nice caddis ties in the mail. Very good work all and thanks again Bob for hosting a great swap! Kim
  14. Woo hoo, got mine in the mail today. Really a great set of flies. Thanks to the participants and above all, Fishin' Bob.
  15. niveker

    Space

    I never gave that too much thought, but I think I agree. I guess I always thought space begins when you are 'relatively' free of the earths pull.
  16. Perfect little bugs, as usual, Sandan.
  17. Glad you could get out. Years ago when I lived in NJ for a few years, I would go down to Seaside just north of Island Beach with a group of guys, hucking chunks in the surf. Don't ever remember catching much but pretty good buzz. We've had a few days of nice, dry weather, so a few hours this week-end is looking pretty promising.
  18. I had something similar happen to me years ago on the White River in Vermont. I had been fishing the upper portion for trout, and the last spot was a deep pool where I needed a sinking line to get down to the trout.. I caught a couple of small browns and then moved on as I made my way down river fishing the deeper pools I moved from the trout areas to the lower sections where smallmouth are predominant. I found a nice spot where I could wade out to a gravel bar with the main river on one side and deep pool between it and the rocky bank. I tied on a size 8 Estaz bug, made a couple of casts, something took a swipe at. I switched to a large white woolly bugger. Lobbed it out into the pool and let the current swing the fly. The line stopped moving and seemed to be moving upstream. I stripped in the slack and set the hook and this huge smallmouth exploded out of the water. At that time I had already caught a couple of 20 inch smallmouths on my trips to Ontario. This fish was a lot bigger. It jumped a second time and the tippet broke. I flopped down on the gravel to let the adrenaline go down. Reeled the line in. As I looked at the remains of the tippet I realized that I had not changed it when I switched over to chasing smallies. The 6X tippet didn't stand a chance.
  19. After a week in Idaho and YNP is back to the vise. Last night's Bugs and Bourbon. PMD hacklestackers Hook: Fulling Mill 5050 size 18 Tail: Med. Pardo CDL Abdomen: PMD goose biot Thorax: Trouthunter pro PMD dubbing Hackle: Whiting med dun bronze saddle There's been some great ties so far this month. Very inspiring. Keep up the great work everyone!
  20. Poopdeck, used to live in North Carolina. Miss the fresh seafood, especially the stuffed flounder! Remember me when you have a flounder or two for dinner.
  21. Great report and photos, Dan, nice variety of fish, too.
  22. Softhackle Sedgehog A few wraps of partridge at each wing tie-in for more bugginess. hook - WFC Model 3 #10 thread - Uni 6/0 tan egg sac - dubbing chartreuse wing(s) - caribou body - dubbing hare’s ear hackle - partridge Regards, Scott
  23. Thanks man. Yeah give it a go. Let me know how it turns out for ya. Not heard of the rubber legs pattern. Sorry.
  24. The swap portion of the forum won't go away if we decide it won't. I am just taking a break from hosting until I get some stuff sorted out. This year has been tough on us all.
  25. These look awesome. I just ordered a kit the other day to try tying a few up. The rubber legs pattern looks very effective also, but I haven't been able to find any tying instructions anywhere. Any ideas?
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