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  1. Yes, in fact there is an old "American Sportsman" had a video of Charley Fox and Lee Wolff siting on the side of a stream while Lee tied a fly using his fingers as his vise. I promptly tried it and was a complete failure. DoctorD
  2. Does anyone use a "Marco Polo" fly tying kit for travel or stream side tying? Thanks, DoctorD
  3. learn from me. I bought a Fishpond bag, the big one. What a mistake, I overstuff it and it takes a small man and a boy to carry it. As we have a club tying meeting every tuesday it gets to be a pain in the butt.
  4. Looking for substitute since it is no longer made. What to tie Davie Maphail's black cricket
  5. Thanks guys for all the ideas and links Lanning
  6. Looking for small presentation boxes to use for fly exchange. We do six flies to a box. Do any of you have a favorite box or source for ideas? Lanning
  7. My first stacker was a .357 mag case. It worked just fine.
  8. Leaving the discussion of what rod/line combination to case flys of various sizes, fly size is a match the hatch thing with some variants. Our club does some river monitoring and one of the aspects is microinvertebrate assesment. A careful examination of the samples taken from the Fox River, Batavia, Illinois was an eye opener. The caddis were much more slender than you see dressed in the average fly box. We tend to overdress our flys. In some cases this is intentional sometimes not. Beads, flash and overdressing are triggers we hope.
  9. I was 14 yrs old in 1961 when I went away to summer camp (Horseshoe, Northern Wisc). I would see the camp founder, Doc H, fly fishing in the early morning around a weed patch in from of his cabin. I tool the fly fishing class there with Moose Cohen, tied several flys in the fly tying cabin and when fishing on a little Brookie stream. I've been hooked ever since. Still have that Phillipson glass rod and my first Medalist. Lanning
  10. The show was well received so keep us in mind for next year. Thanks for the support. Lanning Hochhauser President DuPagr River Fly Tyers (DRiFT)
  11. For those of you in the Chicago area, the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance (ISA) with a little help from the DuPage Rivers Fly Tyers (DRiFT) has organized a fly tying gathering scheduled for January 21st. Losts of tying demos and the change to talk to many other tyers, both professional and amateur. This is a new event for ISA so come out and help make it an annual event. ISA Fly Tying & Fishing Show Saturday 1/21/12 From 9am to 4:30pm St. Charles Borromeo Church Holy Family School 145 E. Grand Ave. Bensenville, IL 60106 This daylong fest promotes all aspects of fly fishing for all types of fish. With expertise drawn from the many local clubs, guides & shops a learning experience is the goal. From novice to expert, bluegill & bass to trout & steelhead, we will share the best of fly fishing. All with a Midwest focus. Features: Joe Cornwall Fly Fish Ohio, author, speaker &warmwater fanatic. Dennis Potter Pro tyer & teacher, guide, owner Riverhouse Fly Co. fly designer for Rainey,Inc & local Rivergod on his homewater Ausable ISA Bassbuggers & DRiFT daylong demo tying up to 20 booths. Member/designers Rich McElligott, Jonn Graham, Greg Coffey, Jude Torre, Bob Davenport & more. Kids tie along demos. Guides - Austin Adducci, Jay Anglin, Dustin Harley, Scott Hinkel, P J Smith & Bob Long Jr. Shops & Reps - Corens Rod & Reel, Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters, Trout & Grouse, LL Bean, Guidelines, Fly Depot, Brightwater, A Tight Loop, Rajeff Echo, Cortland, Charlies Books Hourly seminars, casting lanes, booths by shops, clubs & manufacturers. Admission $10.00- Kids under 10 free
  12. Was talking about Fly & Field yesterday. Marcos helped start our club, DuPage Rivers Fly Tyers, at the shop. The club is going strong and Marcos helps us out from time to time. The club meets once a week at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. This past weekend were were at Hunting and Fishing Days in Yorkville, Illinois where we gave tying lessons to anyone who sat down at the booth. We also did casting lessons staffed by the FFF certified casting instructors in our club. Check out our web site driftorg.org Lanning
  13. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-feathers-fishing-0716-20110720,0,3092749.story Lanning
  14. Great pics, I tie the shark caddis, this first picture in your post. If you really spin/twist antron tightly you get that result, segments without a wire rib. If you look closely at the picture you will see that there is a real nymph among the ties. Its one of the simplest realist tie I do. Lanning
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