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  1. Horseshoes, The grey bucktail and some hooks showed up and you did a fantastic job at dying it. I'll start and tie them up. Thanks again, Ian
  2. Just waiting for 1 set to show up and 1 swapper has not responded to my pm's so we will be down 1 swapper. I will either send one of your flies back or I'll tie an extra one up for everyone. I'll keep you posted and get them out as soon as the last set shows up. Ian
  3. I started by following Ronn Lucas's lessons. I must have done lesson 1 50 times before I moved on to lesson 2. You can't go wrong by following these. http://www.ronnlucassr.com/dress.htm
  4. pickapeckof, I had 15 really freakin huge flies land on the door step Friday night. Those stingers really work! I know first hand. What is the wire that you use for the stingers, it's freakin stiff and strong. I can't wait to get a 12wt to toss them around. I'm going to see if my snowbee 8/9 13'6" spey rod can chuck em in the near future but I'm taken the barbs off first. :headbang: Ian
  5. That would be an awesome walleye fly :rockon:
  6. Just waiting to hear back from 1 tyer and 2 are on the way, so by the looks of it I should have these back in the mail on the 26 or 27th. I'll keep you posted. In the mean time I'll try and get pictures up for what I do have early next week. Ian
  7. 5 down 3 to go. If every one else can let me know if they've hit the mail box yet I'd appreciate it. Then we can get some idea when I can get them in the mail. Ian
  8. Sorry Chance no computer at home and yesterday was a holiday. Something big, pink and purple showed up on Friday. Great job and thanks for the extras. :headbang:
  9. My prayers are with you. Hope everything goes well. Ian
  10. No really I'm a good choice...I can't run too fast :hyst:
  11. No need to panic yet, depending on the border it could take upto 3 weeks to get here. I'll keep you posted. Ian ---------------- Steve, The little one is really cool :headbang: , I was thinking that would be great for crappies. I might get the boat out on the weekend to give it a shot. Ian
  12. Good to hear. I was affraid they would join the set you sent down a few months ago. :wallbash: someone in customs is having fun. This maybe a good career change.
  13. Steve (BassBugn) - Your Fire Tiger's have arrived and they rock :headbang: , thanks for the extra's. Ian
  14. Nothing yet but they are coming a long way. Also if there really nice my postman is probably fishing them first before he delivers them. It's only happened a couple of times but I'm sure they will show up. Ian
  15. Damn postman!!!! I didn't send the LAW vice I sent a Sage z-axis 8/9 spey rod with a hardy perfect reel instead.... :ripped: Ian
  16. Mike that looks like it will have some great action in the water. How long is the hair?
  17. I order some from my local fly shop, hopefully it shows up in the next week or two. Ian
  18. Nope nothting yet and I don't think I can cash a cheque from the US. I'll let you know. Ian
  19. I've had days where you can see them but nothing is rising. No matter what you throw or how much you try to stay out of sight there just not interested. I found if you go the day before a major storm they bite like crazy, it's like they know it's coming and need to stock up for a few days. Glad you made it out. Ian
  20. Paul, No problem I am still wait for some flies to show up from overseas. I gotta get a bow for next year. Ian
  21. Jan how did you make out? I hope got a good one on one of those new flies.
  22. Worms, big piece of chenille on a hook.
  23. I am by no means an authority on this but I'm working on it. I found this year a lot of my small flies where hit by bluegill and crappies which is annoying when targeting pike but neccessary to have during the day when things slow down. The larger flies where only hit by pike, walleye and bass. All of my "pike" flies are tied on a Mustad 34007 from #6 upto a 2/0. I like the big bushy flies and I try to keep the weight down by using a lot of synthetics, ostrich herl and very thin artic fox zonkers so they don't hold much water. I stay away from rabbit fur zonkers on flies over 4 inches because it's too heavy when wet. I test most of my flies including the 6 inch plus flies with a 5wt to see if they can be casted(not far but far enough to fish) but I use a 8wt for now to fish them and it seems effortless. I like to keep the eyes simple either a large glue on 3D eye or a large bead chain eye (no weight). I'll fish the larger flies (6-10 inches)in the morning and in the evening only and switch to a smaller fly (4 inches and under) during the day. Go big or go home is not always true but I feel it helps. Ian
  24. Rich5665 Your flies have landed :headbang: , thanks for the extras. Ian
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