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  1. No Pelhament, If you really start looking back some one already tied the bug, maybe even 300 years ago. All of us voters can tell a well tied fly and most can tell a difficult pattern well done. The spirit I believe of the FTOY is to push your skills and have fun. Go for it, I would warn that copying a Day5 fly might have adverse effects. Joking Matt, Joking! Also, if Bruce D. brings out a Frog, I can tell you from personal experience, I have not seen better, ever! Cheers, Futzer.
  2. I prefer do use my weather, seasoned, callused man hands! :headbang: Blake, are you old enough to have weather seasoned man hands? Jeff.
  3. Big thumbs up, and fun photo Ray. Cheers, Jeff.
  4. Very Nice Terje, I love the way the CDC traps small air bubbles, it really emulates the pupa nicely. Cheers, Jeff.
  5. Very fine Terje, may I ask what camera set up you are using? I plan on a little Christmas present to myself, so I am not ashamed by my fly pictures. Cheers, Jeff.
  6. Hi all, I know one service person that will be away from home over the Holidays, and I plan on sending some hooks and tying materials their way, along with a letter of support and thanks. I would like to know if anyone has others that will not be home this year, I can support 10 service people this year with tying stuff and even some tools. If anyone knows someone, please let me know how to contact them and where to mail stuff out. I hope that support of our simple and compact hobby can take their mind off the wars, and being away from family and home, at least for a few minutes. Let me know, Cheers, Jeff aka Futzer.
  7. Nothing like some spirited banter. Bottom line for me is what you bring out of those $1000 or $25 jaws. And I am a tool enthusiast. So play nice, no insults, lets see the bugs. Cheers, Jeff.
  8. Looks like a pretty good sized Squirrel to me Swink. Cheers, Futzer.
  9. Hi FF76, Let me know a little more about what you are raking. I do a a lot of picking fibers out of a dubbed body, simply with a dubbing needle. Other that that, I have a couple small combs, one marketed for mustasches. a couple dental drills with rough ends, and other odd assorted things over the years, hook side of velcro on a small brass rod etc. With a better idea, I am sure we can come up with cheap and not so cheap ideas. Cheers, Futzer.
  10. I have a decade or more old Patagonia SST, I just can't break the thing to justify a new one. Cheers, Futzer
  11. Anyone have Mrs. Ridleyffo's cell #? He must have hit the fish or died trying. Cheers, Jeff
  12. My best wishes for a quick and full recovery J. Good tips on the body armor and safety. If you need anything let us know. Cheers, Jeff.
  13. Rest assured Mike, that is one hip rabbit pelt, size and lenght of fibers alone are a dead give away. Cheers, Jeff.
  14. Nice Fred, very nice indeed. May I ask what weight rod you throw that with. I was thinking a serpentine body spine so it would S twich in the water would be fun, but too much to throw. Cheers, Jeff
  15. Futzer

    Happy B-Day USMC

    What Salty said, and Thank you!!!! Cheers Futzer.
  16. I did not pay full retail for mine, and I like them fine. I can really crank a long cast, though yes it is noisier. I have not seen guide damage. They mend like a charm. I would not spend that for my 4 wt or smaller, but a 7 or 8, sure. Cheers, Futzer.
  17. Futzer, Are you talking about the one that moved from out on the hwy9 wal-mart lot to down on main? I can't remember the name right now??? Personally i am getting royally sc_____ right at the moment by some bureaucratic moron who keeps opening the reservoirs' spillways up too high...both here and farther up the Arkansas. There was almost no caddis hatch from the water being dropped to 80cfm then up to over 400cfm, back to 120cfm then up and down a few more times during the last 5 weeks...i hope the fish survive. it was over 500cfm yesterday. About 4 times where it should be. Might just have to pack-up and head up to the Blue river area if this stupidity doesn't get resolved to a more consistent flow soon...if i find that savant that is pushing the buttons i will break his hands for giggles. Hey Dr Vette, hope all is well, hopefully insurance woes are in the past. I was actually seeing if Kevan knew Cutthroat Anglers in Silverthorne, on the blue river, barely North of the outlet mall, ask for Trapper, Chris or Andrew. I have know Trapper for 34 years now. Cheers, Jeff.
  18. Flytyer47, you have just told us of the perfect job for tyers. I thought mine was good, fixing cath labs. The C&F marco polo could work, but high end price. the small bag, great, just don't get deer hair in an open wound. The law suit would ruin your day. seriously, tie one pattern from your kiddy, keep your tupperware or bag up front. Practice clean patient rules and have a good time. Tying at work is our special place. Cheers, Futzer.
  19. Does it do #32 bodies, or extended? Cheers, Jeff.
  20. Aww Buddy, we love you in a freakish, moronic, genius, connoisseur, impresario, and original kind of way. Only the best of respect, Matt, and I tease a little. Cheers, Jeff.
  21. I can see the gold parachute pants wiggling side to side now. How have you been Dave, good season, I hope? Any new Glow in the dark stuff for Futzer? Cheers, Jeff.
  22. Kevan is cool with me, and if he names the best flyshop in the world, and in his neighborhood. He will be Futzer approved. Cheers, Jeff. Ok, I still want some spell/typing/grammar check, but I can over look that for now.
  23. And young man, I have not seen any new patterns posted lately. Oh wait, I have been lax in my duties to the forum, we have had a few Mrs. Futzer health things going of here of late. Hope I didn't miss too much. I will stay late and do my homework catch up. Cheers, Jeff.
  24. Absolutely and with the right amount of #2 in ya, Cheers, Futz.
  25. Oooh OOOh OOOoooh, can I add to this. Salty and Mike know I am a tool enthusiast to the tenth power. C&F bobbins, rock!!! my absolute favorites. As for Dubbing twirler, I like the Dynaking one, the long handle of the C&F, well not my favorite. As for their bobbins I now have 56 of them. Remember the one that dies with the most toys wins. Wins what?, heck if I know. Cheers, Futzer.
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