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Posts posted by Beadheads#1

  1. I wonder how the marabou will hold up in currents, drops etc.... I tied a bugger the other night, I was trying to come up with a pink(shrimp) colored bugger and decided to just use pink yarn counter wrapped with gold oval tinsel and hackled with white hen saddle with pink chenille as the tail. It looks awesome, I don't know if its going to work, but thought it would be good for some of the dumb hatchery fish in the spring....


    To thicken the body a little I wrapped .015 lead wire the full length of the shank. Also figured I could use the weight.


  2. Read an article, I believe it was in Fly Rod & Reel about tying wool flies and how they have been almost forgotten in recent years. Low and behold I visited my local taxidermist and found some roving (raw, right out of the Rockies) wool, it still has the briars and brambles in it. Because of its natural lanolin properties unwashed and unscrubbed is better. Was going to try some dry patterns. Anyone have another good source on the net for some instruction or recipe?

  3. Good job.


    I have to tell my tying bench story now. I was looking for something inexpensive (ok I'll say it) cheap. Maybe a cheap computer table from Big Lots, or Kmart or somewhere and couldn't find anything that really caught my fancy, so going home from work one day I just happened to glance into a used furniture store and saw a roll top desk. What the heck, I'll stop and see what he wants for it.......After careful examination of the desk I saw a price tag of $150.00 (It's not solid wood, mostly laminates) The owner did not hesitate to drop to $100 without saying a word. so I did some more examination and said well, I'd give you $75, and without hesitation he said it's yours. Turns out the owners wife bought it brand new for $350 a year ago for him and he had no use for it. But made me a dang good tying desk.......



  4. Been tying for a few months and learning daily. The only place I get stumped and don't think I'm learning fast enough is the materials (names, what part of animal, what's natural and what's not etc....) For instance, what is CDC? Are there any links that may be helpful in understanding the materials and where they come from, used for etc.



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