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JimCanuck

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  1. I guess you have never shipped UPS or FedEx or other "commercial" shipping company.

     

    Duties for under 100$ is 20$ plus taxes. If you order 100.01$ then it jumps to 30$. If there are more then 4 items in the package, then a additional 4.50$ per item is charged. PLUS HST/GST charges on the value of the goods.

     

    I'll take the week to clear Canada Post/USPS and Canada Customs with a 5$ plus HST/GST on the goods any day.

     

    Jim


  2. I'll start ...

     

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    Originally made this as a desk organizer on a sunny Saturday afternoon, however need more room for fly tying materials, and this was half empty so I moved everything from the drawers to the old fly tying plano case I was using, and I moved all the fly tying gear into it. Forgot to put in the one drawer (holds paints and epoxies now) in before the picture woops!

     

    Before anyone asks, the table top area the vice is connected to can go out another 6" without losing its balance so it makes a good work surface.

     

    Jim


  3. Well experimentation over the years has landed plenty of salmon using these types of flies.

     

    The links contain pictures to my website showing how I tie them, kinda like a guide for new fly tiers. Since when I started tying I was copying commercial flies and I had no books or did not look online, so step by step might help someone.

     

    Wooly Bugger with a twist:

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    http://www.northerndtool.com/fishing/fly-t...ck-wooly-bugger

     

    GR/YL Streamer .... I also do this same pattern in Blue and Yellow as well.

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    http://www.northerndtool.com/fishing/fly-t.../gr-yl-streamer

     

    Messy Streamer

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    http://www.northerndtool.com/fishing/fly-t.../messy-streamer

     

    Jim


  4. I see these beautifully tied spey flies....The black hooks, perfectly tied hackle....Well formed fly heads....beautifully made flies with lots of movement and color....and I think to myself.....why wouldn't I tie flies in that style to chase small mouth bass with?

     

    Wait, there are two problems with that question. One, your assuming they use them to actually fish. Many of these flies seem like they are going to be in the fly box for the rest of time to show off they look too go to be usable flies, and problem number Two, well is obvious, if they are not used for trout, how can they be used for bass? <_<

     

    Jim


  5. Since I never learned to tye flies from someone who made them. Nor have I really read a book about it. I got to ask, that little spring that comes with fly vices what are they for?

     

    I feel very embarrassed for asking this considering I have been fly tying for over 4 years and I still don't know what to use it for. :unsure:

     

    Jim


  6. I give about half the flys I tye away. To my brother, to my fishing buddies, and to people at the river when I am fly fishing and they ask about it.

     

    Fly materials are relatively cheap, the labor is even cheaper then Chinese sweatshop rates. Giving a few away and then finding out the next time you see them that they worked and they caught a fish is what matters. <_<

     

    Jim

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