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Posts posted by CrustySpinnr

  1. I would mostly be shaving the thing. Never had any experience with tanning hides,cept when my Dad caught me swearin when I was 8. If anyone knows how to tan it I would appreciate the info. I'm sure my in-laws wouldn't mind shooting another one. All the coyote's do around here is kill deer and domestic sotck.

  2. I have an HMH Saprtan and I bought it with the pedestal bacuse I tie on a rollm top desk with a drawer.There is absolutely no way to use a C-clamp there. However I also tie at my kitchen table and on those fold up wooden tv-tables occasionally. Now that will kill your back I tell ya! Fortunately I only tie 2 or 3 flies at once. My last vise was a c-clamp but I would rather have the pedestal anyday.

  3. Since I have never fished for them before I figure this is the best place. I would like a few simple yet effective patterns for Steelhead. I will be fishing in the upstate New York area around Thanksgiving. (I live downstate)Most of my fishing is for Browns/Bows/whatevere else but we have no Steelies down here :blink: !

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I would LOVE to out fish my brother inlaw for once anyhow!

  4. I was fishing the Beaverkill last Thursday and there were a few white mayflies coming out of the water. Not being very good with types and names I was wondering if anyone could give me a roundabout idea what they were? Like I said there were not many coming out and they were about one half inch in length. One of them flew right up in front of me. I hadn't had any hits in the hour I was out so.....I switched to a Cream Hare's Ear Caddis and got one fish before bedtime. It would be nice to have a better pattern or something closer but at the time it was the closest I had. I plan on tying a few

    very cream hares ears just in case. Last year I saw a few of these land on the water and then take off again. This time was different,figerred they was hatchin! dunno.gif

  5. I use a little bit of wax on the thread. However when tying dries I sometimes use my liquid floatant. Just enough to get the thread damp to hold the dubbing. I use Gink and just a small amount seems to work ok. I don't know if it actually makes them float better but I would like to think so!

  6. Thanks alot Reddbyrd! Hopefully, I will be able to check it out at least by next year. They are having a house built,and they aren't supposed to be in til Oct. I live in Orange County,NY next week I will be up in Roscoe. Right now it is too warm to fish there, wallbash.gif hope fully they will get some rain there in the next few days. Guess if worse comes to worse I can always work on my casting! Again thanks for the info, if it works out for my mother who nows I may be going next.

  7. I work in the shipping department of a paper bags factory. I pretty much do eveything as I have been there 18 years. My main job is putting pallets of finished goods into and out of the stand up racks like in Home Depot. Only difference is they drive really slow there. I also drop ship product all over the world(via UPS). And when the need arises I also do yard jockey work.

  8. I use a roll-top desk for fly tying. Due to the fact I have a small boy in the house WHO GETS INTO EVERYTHING!!!!!!! I find that it works well except there is not really much storage for materials. It is a newer one,and there are small spots along the top for storage and it has one drawer.(complete with child proof lock) As far as a tool and material organizer, I am in the same boat. I have a travel kit from cabelas which is where my tools and vise where stored.Now I purchased an HMH Spartan and don't know what to do. The only problem with the roll top is you are limited to a pedestal base and can't use c clamps.

  9. I just picked up a Spartan last Thursday,still haven't tied on it though. I have a dagblasted cold and sore throat so all I've been doin is thinking of tying. First thing I did was take it apart after reading the little paper it comes with. My wife has a habit of throwing things out, and I didn't want to not know how to clean it. All in all it is pretty simple and I'm sure it beats the crap out of the Cabela's tying kit vise I have been using! Good luck with your's! I spent along time deciding what vice I wanted to spend that kind of cash on and believe it is worth every cent! yahoo.gif

  10. Woohoo, I just purchased an HMH Spartan vise that came with a materil clip. Maybe I'm a little dense but ....How do you use it when tying flies? I have been tying on a Cabela's vise that came with the cheap travel kit. Guess I'm just not used to the luxuries! dunno.gif

    Any help or even other info on the vise would be appreciated!

  11. I just went to ebay and did a search of Herter's. There are quite a few items there, so it may be worth checking out. I have two old fly boxes filled with old flies. One was used and the hooks are rusted but the flies are still very interesting. The other the flies were never used and still have the tags on them. That box the flies are all from Weber's of Steven's Point. I have looked and played with the idea of posting them for sale on ebay.......however it is a hard decision. user posted image

  12. I have fished for carp before...on spinning gear and with homemeade dough bait. Carp besides liking offensive odors also go nuts for sweets. Lots of time you can find them feeding on berries which have fallen into the water from trees and bushes. I also live

    five minutes from carp infested waters and would love to catch one on the fly. The carp in this river will eat crayfish too. Mostly it seems when they are molting(the crayfish) rolleyes.gif and soft shelled. So perhaps a crayfish tied slightly liter color than normal.


  13. Thanks for the responses, it seemed like an easy tie. But I am somewhat colorblind so that poses a problem taking patterns apart at times. Normally I ask one of my kids but the mixed hackle made it a harder problem for them to figure out. I also agree with you Flyweaver it is an awesome pattern....last weds. I landed 5 trout on one of these. Aagin thanks for all the help. I will have to start tying them now biggrin.gif

  14. Well I had it all planned out to go.....then I checked the local fishing conditions report for my destination. They have the fishing quality as "dangerous" and for a shop to say that for opening day (high water,extremely high!!! well then I guess I'm just gonna wait 2 more weeks. Even though it's pobably gonna KILL ME!!!!! Boy I hate NY April weather, 18 years of doing inventory on Apr. 1st and NOW we have to have flood conditions......I didn't mind so much when I had to work......... ive_been_ripped.gif

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