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  1. There are two sets still out. Both tyers do not miss swaps. The assure flies are coming. I am going to Florida tomorrow for work and will be home Friday. Hopefully flies will arrive in mean time and I will mail out next Saturday. Thanks for everyone's patience. Some swappers had difficulties this swap.
  2. ADD147 the flies are here. Thank you for the extras.
  3. Thanks ADD147. I know you have a great history of completing swaps. I appreciate the updates.
  4. Sorry I did not update. Elusive, thank you for ALLLLL the extras wow.
  5. Elusive.Fishing contact me for an address
  6. I like old style flies. I like tying everything new and old, but I especially like old style. I grew up in the Catskills and was taught by really great tyers. With that said, I fish sometimes to match the hatch and other times what I like. I fish a lot of busy public water. Sometimes a fly different than the other one hundred rods that passed through that day will get a look, but most times knowledge, skill and especially presentation trumps the fly every time.
  7. During the 1970's when I first started going salmon fishing the state allowed snagging with spinning rods. We used to leave the fly fishing only and go up and watch the crazy snaggers. Picture hundreds of people on both sides casting LARGE treble hooks with large weights (like several ounces) built around the hooks. We saw fist fights, huge cuts and guys knocked out.
  8. I used to fish the Salmon River near Pulaski, NY every year. There was a run of Coho, Chinook, Atlantic, Steelhead and Browns. If the Chinook and Coho were in the river I fished a BRIGHT orange or chartreuse egg fly. I wore light brown polarized glasses with a long brimmed hat. I used a a lot of weight. If the fish were in a hole resting then I could catch them. Rarely did one bite. Once in a great while a fish would slash at a fly. The color of the fly was for me to see it and "line" them. Done well it doesn't look like snagging but it is. Pacific salmon die after spawning. I rarely kept any fish. Browns, Atlantics and Steelhead actually bite. They liked egg patterns and nymphs.
  9. I would imagine during the day you would only catch the dumb hatchery trout or scare every fish out of a pool with one. Brown trout are nocturnal. Your little trout stream that produces 8 to 14 inchers also has some 20 inch plus monsters that only come out at night. In NC where I fish, most trout streams are closed to fishing after dark. I think two or three are open after dark. I miss night fishing. Big browns like mice, crawfish, moths, minnows, snakes, etc. I don't often fish gurglers for saltwater, but I am sure they would work. They push water. I prefer a #2 muddler hybrid.
  10. It looks very well machined. Cool looking vise. Every detail looks perfect. Funny how from the previous comments we all value different stuff. I would never spend that much on a vise, but a bamboo fly rod........ Interesting, if you smoke the average pack of cigarettes a day and quit and you live in the United States, you could buy two of those vises with the saved spending from your vice. Good luck with that great vise.
  11. Mikechell http://www.sc-democrat.com/news/08August/29/news.htm http://www.recordonline.com/article/20070814/NEWS/708140314 I would imagine that fly fishing would be relatively wide open.
  12. Does anyone know Elusive.Fishing? I have sent him several messages and received no response. I guess he dropped out.
  13. OK crazy work day yesterday at new job. I got three packages Stabgnid - thank you for the extras PHG thank you for the extras Fishinorhuntin - thank you for the extras
  14. Mikechell my friends son and daughter have spent several years at McMurdo Base in Antarctica as firefighters. I can get you info on how to go.
  15. Mine came. Thanks all. Crazy work schedule, did not post earlier
  16. Dear Lord why do I attract these types?
  17. OK I think we tell administration to throw this guy out!!!! WE tie too many flies????? WHAT next we limit the amount of tying materials or GASP fishing equipment????? Ladies and gentlemen we have a heretic among us. This is blasphemy!!!
  18. DrVette two guys sold you the proverbial Brooklyn Bridge. Did they also have a 007 license?
  19. I am apparently not the sharpest hook in the box. I Googled Kaplooie fly..........................
  20. I have two Brittanies that are great hunters. I often get many birds. I waste nothing. I eat the meat from the birds, feed the innards to my chickens and grind the carcass for the dogs. I skin and borax every bird I shoot, duck, quail, woodcock, ruffed grouse (I shoot very few of these they are rare in the south) or shore birds. I used to pick up legal roadkill. I only do now if it something awesome. My Grandfather was a fly fisherman at the turn of the 1900's. He always said that the color of the mayflies, stoneflies and caddis were related to the streamside flowers and animals of the area. I have heard that often from old timers. I bought some new hens. Three are Ameracuanas. They have great feather variations. I look forward to some selective plucking.
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