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  1. Have you guys seen this? A new twist on the mop fly fad. (2) Hair Band Fly (Mop Fly Alternative) - YouTube
  2. Here's some spoon flies I tied a few years ago. Made with some fake fingernails I found in a bargain bin at the drug store. There are some lead wraps on the underside of the "spoons" that you can see in the second photo. FYI, If you have spinning blades on your "fly", it might be considered a lure in some states and therefore illegible to be fished in some sections of water deemed "fly only". As always, check you state and local regs. This spoon fly would be legal as a "fly".
  3. I was in a weird mood today and this is what happened at the vise. I do not have good photographic equipment so excuse the sketchy photo. I call it a paraloop rainbow warrior. If the nymph by te same name works, why not an emerger?
  4. So, apparently now, any fly with a purple component to it is now eligible for the purple haze moniker. 🙃
  5. I have spent most of this off season going thru my fly boxes and picking out sub-par flies or flies that I know I will never use. Of those, I decide either to "fix" or destroy them. Most, I find, only need minor adjustments to be made useable. I am of the opinion that I should not donate my sub-par flies if I would not fish them myself. I am always ready to give away flies whenever possible and have done so many times. I actually enjoy fixing my ill conceived or poorly tied flies. Most are very easily fixed...if it isn't, then it gets the razor blade. I must admit, however, this hasn't solved my overpopulation of flies.
  6. Sally Hansen's. UV coatings are not tough enough.
  7. Why don't you just buy some online? All major sites carry them. https://www.flyshack.com/DisplayItem.aspx?ItemID=114476&LCI=X
  8. Any local fly shop should be able to provide you with accurate hatch data for your local streams.
  9. One of these works as well or better than a die set and is much cheaper.
  10. If "more is better", then this should be the best! More color, more body hackle, more winging materials and more collar hackle...and a hot spot to boot!
  11. shoebop

    Song of the day

    I don't think Joe Cocker did any song first. He strictly did covers of other people's hits..at least that's my memory of his songs.
  12. I have been complaining about this issue ever since they made the change. No one seems to be able to do anything about it and some ,(who don't have the problem), are somewhat disbelieving that the problem even exists.
  13. No need to soften if the cape is not old and dried out. Keep an eye on the humidity level of your tying room. You may need a humidifier especially in the heating season if your capes are getting too dry and brittle.
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