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  1. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VVB8958/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. "the major difference being that the vise's head is a bit shorter and more compact" from the HMH site. The base looks smaller on the Spartan too.
  3. HMH Standard and old 2 screw Traveler. I do have all 3 jaws for the HMH. Both are fine tools.
  4. Hobby Lobby. Amazing amount of floss colors. All multi stand so you gotta separate. I have high hopes for the metallic stuff.
  5. Sacrilege for a Mainer but the Grey Ghost is a loser for me. Nothing casting and nothing trolling.
  6. Seems to me if you are going to be a fly tyer then you need to be able to tie a Catskill style dry. I'd start with a Wullf style hairwing. Kip is cheeper to screw up than wood duck. JMHO
  7. Fine book. I bought it way back when it 1st came out. Haven't opened it in years.
  8. Yup been there once. Bit of a drive from here. Mail ordered a few times too.
  9. Or you can buy the whole hackle farm. http://theriaultflies.com/chickenhackle.html
  10. Gotta disagree. Get a rotary, learn to use it, and you will never go back to fixed. Makes many tasks much easier. JMHO UMMV
  11. Matte white paper in an old picture frame.
  12. https://smile.amazon.com/SOLAREZ-Fly-Tie-Cure-Resin/dp/B00FL067UG/ref=sr_1_16?crid=NI5IEQOVJX9B&dchild=1&keywords=solarez+uv+cure+resin&qid=1589290650&sprefix=solare%2Caps%2C205&sr=8-16 Until I figure out which one I use most.
  13. Beaver, whitetail, black bear, duck and partridge are what I have in stuff that was harvested by friends. Borax and salt will cure anything. Just be sure you are vermin free before you put with your other stuff. I whine and beg for wood duck to all my friends come the season. A prime male woody will make a tier smile for months. My bible: https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/fly-tying-materials_eric-leiser/603338/item/10834994/?mkwid=4uJkiKeH%7cdc&pcrid=424433831429&product=10834994&plc=&pgrid=104227158172&ptaid=pla-888581060331&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_content=4uJkiKeH%7cdc%7cpcrid%7c424433831429%7cpkw%7c%7cpmt%7c%7cproduct%7c10834994%7cslid%7c%7cpgrid%7c104227158172%7cptaid%7cpla-888581060331%7c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2uzf39GX6AIVDdvACh3lawZtEAQYASABEgJMsvD_BwE#isbn=0832903337&idiq=10834994
  14. I use these; 6 bucks on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VVB8958/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  15. Kennebec River. Winslow Maine
  16. caddis16

    DADDY !!

    Once again Mr. Roy has ties a winner from waaaay outside the box. Strong work sir. :headbang:
  17. Before the problems with the hackers I could log into the Classics forum with my same password and username as I use here. Now I can't. Anyway to fix it so I can have my same username here and there? tia
  18. Calf tail is also called kip. Same thing.
  19. This is what I use for an ant pattern. Cover about 1/3 of a dry fly hook with thread. This is a #16 94840. Select a bunch of deer body hair about twice the diameter of a wooden match. Lash it too the hook and bring the thread back to the starting point. Pull the hair tightly foward and bind it down making the rear section of ant. Pull 3-4 strands of hair back for legs on each side. Put a couple of wraps in front of the legs. Make another body section. And another, An ant. I got this pattern from an old book. Chauncy Lively's Flybox
  20. caddis16


    Nice try but I don't see that pattern catching on. Sorry.
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