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C LeBo

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  1. Wow, I haven't been or posted here in a while but I'm so glad to see that the great fish and flies are still flowing, as well as some new names around here. Well, here's some flies, fresh from the vice; the snow is keeping me from using them unfortunately.



    Simple deer-head streamer w/ stinger hook




    Trio of messy Flash Buggers, nice and weighted for those big browns



    Simple stone nymph



    One of my go-to's for the backcountry, a modified Goddard



    Awesome little emerger, I tie a ton of these




    One of my favorite nymphs: goose biot tail and shellcase, three are used for the shellcase and extend over the whole body, secured by pearlescent tinsel. (Looks pretty messy here, but it's a great fly.)


    Thank You and Tight Lines!

    Carson LeBoeuf


    P.S. I'm probably going to have some formatting issues in posting this- I forgot my routine for posting- so I apologize in advance.

  2. Hello everybody,

    I've been horribly busy as of late and have been unable to frequent this site at all. But I need your assistance: I'm looking for a good pair of hiking boots; the ones I've purchased annually for the past few years or so never last long enough. Any recommendations would be appreciated; I don't care about price just as long as they are worth it.


    Thank you and tight lines,

    Carson LeBoeuf

  3. I was given a P.O.S. Eagle Claw 3-piece graphite rod by a friend recently, who parted with it because it was cracked in the handle section and thought I could use it for rod repairs; but seeing it's a poor rod and I don't do too many fly rod repairs, I decided to give it a new chance by shrinking it down to 5'4" and complimenting it with a new handle. I used Manzanita, a local hardwood that has a beautiful rose color, for the ergonomic handle and fighting butt; and used the original guides, wrapping them with black thread and red wire for looks. Christened the Gill Getter, it proved to be a fun rod on the water, despite the lack of a reel (I controlled the line with my hand), but unfortunately has yet to catch it's namesake.





    Thank You and Tight Lines,

    Carson LeBoeuf






  4. Hello,

    Recently I have been offered the opportunity to write an article for the California Fly Fisher magazine; but, alas, I've encountered a problem: I know not what to write about. I do believe myself to contain some literary skill upon my premises, but I am barren of any familiarity with literature of a sporting disposition. So this is what I implore of you: What Fly-Fishing related articles do you enjoy most? Whether it be philosophical insight, "Pap n' me went fishin' " narratives, or, well, anything, I would dearly appreciate it.



    Thank You and Tight Lines,

    Carson LeBoeuf

  5. Everybody,

    I dearly appreciate your sentiments and comments concerning my rather novel creation, and I will do my utmost best in trying to answer and respond to your questions and suggestions. So, here goes:


    Jacktjl and others, in regards to the jaw mechanism, I chose a ridiculously simple assembly in the belief that complication encourages frustration; and by simple I mean a bolt, a washer, and an improvised wingnut. I cut the "hook slot" by means of a bandsaw, and the pictures included bear testimony to my sloppy execution of the cut.


    Bugsy, you are quite correct, for that is where I purloined the idea from, with a few modifications of course.


    Mikechell, I was considering stainless steel inserts, but, considering it's disposition as a showpiece, I decided against that much committment, not knowing the outcome of it. However, if I did wish to make more for the purpose of selling them, then I would certainly take such measures.


    Piker20, for the box, I was thinking of a pine construction with deer antler inlay. Now THAT will be an interesting project.


    Thank You and Tight Lines,

    Carson LeBoeuf



  6. Istripbuggers, it appears you weren't the only one to catch your first salmon species. The local lakes are being drained in response to the ongoing drought here, and, although unfortunate, are providing some new opportunities. One is the fact that many lakes around here contain Kokanee, and seeing many of the feeder creeks are exposed in the lakebeds, their spawning migrations are quite vulnerable. This was my first experience with an anadromous fish on this scale and I was amazed at the amount of fish in the creeks. Enjoy!



    Thank You and Tight Lines,

    Carson LeBoeuf





  7. Finally hooked my first brookie on Saturday, along with 20+ more! No size to them, but they sure were hungry, along with a rainbow or two. Most of which were caught on a pheasant filoplume softhackle suspended below a EHC.



    Thank You and Tight Lines



  8. Caught a lot of those Squawfish in California. You can't call them that, there, though ... they've changed the name to Sacramento Pikeminnow. Nice strong hit ... nice fight for a second or two.

    Ya they're definitely a fun fish, but dumb as a brick around here. But I've got an itch to chase it's big cousin, the Colorado Pikeminnow, in the Colorado River drainage.

  9. Nice, Mikechell! Yep, Gar is definitely on the bucket list. Creeks are warming up her in the foothills of California, and with that comes squawfish and green sunfish. Here's the first squawfish of the season!


    Thank You and Tight Lines,

    Carson LeBoeuf


  10. Thanks everybody! I really appreciate the help. And JSzymczyk, I am 16 years old with a very empty wallet and far too few opportunites when it comes to employment of this nature, so I don't have the option of turning down an order of that proportion, and that's why turn to this site in order to get good information about reliable, discounted materials; so I apologize if that rubs you the wrong way but it's the only way I have of doing commercial tying, as I don't have hoarded materials for both my pleasure and financial gain.

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