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Tom Gibbons

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  1. THAT is a nice looking fly. Kirk,is that material "corsair"? I met Jack Gartside one yr. at the Somerset show and he tied a minnow using the stuff,, when I departed I had a large bag of his stuff and his books. A very creative tyer, My library is packed up in lieu of moving,so I can't reach for his books. I believe one of them is,"Flies For The Twenty First Century". I will be at Assiteague Island this coming Aug. planned to bring both 10&11wt.rods to fish surf and[ bay] from my Kayak.Any suggestions?

  2. If you use a tablesaw, Don't even consider pushing a piece of goods thru the blade without at least a push stick or other aids. So easy to be hasty,,I almost cut my left finger off three wks. ago. Almost everything in my plans is on hold for the next several months. Next time you use the saw, Pay attention and listen to that voice. Not like me.

  3. Hey hw,,,

    Hah hah,, Whew,, man that was emphatic, but have to add my little 2cts. cleaning the line all the time and greasing it every time. unless changing line is tirvial to your pockets.And of course there are the spey lines to many to list.

  4. Hey hw,

    I totally relate to your last line- I'm 71. As for the line info,thanks, but I'm mostly into specifics nowadays. Lately I've been searching for info regarding "weilding line". Something of ineterest I found in the "Hatches Magazine Articles" blog,sent in from "Mossy's Fly Shop" in Anchorage,AK....but thanks again,Tom.

  5. Hi Will....

    This article ,,well it has depth. So I began a process of elimination, Many sites later I chatted with a Orvis rep for info about the line composition. He said,,nada, it's propietary.I mean I have SA,Airflo,Orvis,444'S and so on. The only line "Mossy" covered was an Airflo. My take on this is this is a possibly best method yet to fix loops and mend lines. But definitely thanks for posting such a timely item.

  6. I have a Dyna-King Voyager 2, a Dyna-King Trekker and a Dyna-King Kingfisher. All have their uses and all 3 get used.




    Hi Mike. I think based on Charlie Craven's choice of vise I to would prefer Dyna-King, I may be moved toward one. I started on a Thompson A so the affinity for lever action.

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