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  1. You have to mix things up once in awhile. So I cleaned my tying desk. Lol. I found stuff I have been looking for since the fall. Man do I own a lot of scissors. I still would not get rid of any but I counted 22 first class scissors. I hope I am not becoming a hoarder.

    HOARDER!!! I resemble that remark. However I've never met a fly tier that wasn't a hoarder. I still don't understand how my wife can freak out when I stop to pick up road kill. Especially after all the year we have been together.

     

    Michael


  2. Good afternoon Cream,

     

    Wow! Incredable spinning and stacking.

    I do have a question about your tying techniques. What are you using for a packer? I have a brassie that works well, however I am looking for something that will give me a tighter fly.

    Question 2 is about fishing a looser or a tighter packed hair fly. Do you find a differance if the hair is not as tight? I have read a couple of articals about it, however I am not seeing any difference.

    Thanks for the photos.

     

    Michael


  3. Reading this thread. I use Mustad #3366 for most of my crease flies. J. Stockard still has them in stock, however they only go down to a size #4. They are only $5.25 per 100 pack. That said, they also have the kink shank #33903 from a 2-8 size. They are only 8.95 per 100 pack. I'm not sure if the #3366 in a size 4 has a shorter shank than the size 8 kink shank #33903.

     

    Michael

    I'm glad I read all the way to the bottom of this thread--I've been buying Mustad 3366 hooks from FeatherCraft at $4.95 per 50 and thinking that was a good price. Come to find out J. Stockard has them for the same price, but for a 100-pack. That's a no-brainer. Thanks for the tip essequamvideri.

    Bryan,

     

    Glad I could pass on the info. I have purchased from them before. They are a good company to do business with. Keep in mind to call them, instead of ordering on line, because you can ask about any discount and deals they may have going at the time.

     

    Michael


  4. Good morning Craig,

     

    Reading this thread. I use Mustad #3366 for most of my crease flies. J. Stockard still has them in stock, however they only go down to a size #4. They are only $5.25 per 100 pack. That said, they also have the kink shank #33903 from a 2-8 size. They are only 8.95 per 100 pack. I'm not sure if the #3366 in a size 4 has a shorter shank than the size 8 kink shank #33903.

     

    Michael


  5. I am planning a couple of trips to a pond that hold some large smallies and even bigger large mouths. I'm planning to try it on that pond after dark. We have had some luck painting a jitterbug with glow paint. So I'm thinking this should work. Have fun with them.

     

    Michael


  6. Good Morning Mr. Hooks,

     

    Wow. If possible I'd like second chance when you deside to "upgrade".

     

    I truely appreciate the addition of the red cedar to protect your tying materials. The Cocabola is stunning. It adds an eye appeal that isn't normally found in tying desk. The jointery on you door frames are perfect. Quite impressive. Kudos on the stone find. I'm not sure I would have able to contain myself enough to purchase that piece. I'm sure they would have seen me coming through the door and added many 00's to the price.

     

    If I may add just one small critique, it would be the addition of piano hinges to replace what you have on the doors. Strictly my opinion, I believe it would ad a classic touch to a well designed piece.

     

    Thank you for sharing.

     

    Michael


  7. Funny thing happened the other day. I was in my shop hand planing a paddle I'm making. I reached over and grabbed the Top Coat and sprayed my plane to make it glide easier. Imagine my suprise on the third push when it hitched up and stuck the the paddle. I pulled it off and looked at everything stuck the the bottom of the plane. I reached over and looked at the can and to my suprise... it was 3M 77. The two cans are the same size and have the same color printing. Oops.

     

    Michael


  8. Mine arrived and as usual it is just like Christmas morning. These flies are going to be used later this summer on the late evenings chasing crappie and white perch. crackleback, I really appreciate the hair stacking. I an working on my stacking and will look forward to doing an equal job someday. Christopher, I am especially looking forward to using your balsa popper. I suspect it will like a cork... ;-D I'm planning on catching many smallies this summer with it.

     

    Last question, Nate, what the hell is that frog made of and how did you make it? My daughter is bugging me to make some of these into earrings for her.

     

    gpd4, Thank you for hosting this one. Glad to see you made it back form you trip unscathed. I realized I'd didn't toe tag mine either. If anyone has success with them, please let me know. I'll be using mine to chase stripers later this fall.

     

    Michael


  9. Fished with a good friend yesterday and had this exact conversation.

    So far freshwater;

    crappie

    yellow perch

    white perch

    pumpkin seeds

    painted turtle (just happened yesterday)

    pickerel

    northern pike

    lake white fish

    fall fish (new to me this year... great story)

    Large mouth

    small mouth

    brook trout

    brown trout

    land lock salmon

     

    And last but not least... a fresh water mussel whit out any fly on.

     

    Salt water;

    stripped bass

    blue fish

    atlantic salmon

     

    So thats 16 so far... plus a turtle and one mussel

     

    Fish I want to chase;

    blueback trout

    rainbow trout

    would love to try my hand at;

    bone fish

    reddrum


  10. Good evening Tim,

     

    These come from a company "Universal Vise Corp." in Westfield Mass. Unfortunately they are no longer in business. At least according to what I have on line. However the last time I purchased some of these t was from Eddie's Flies & Tackle in Bangor, ME | 303 Broadway, Bangor, ME. There #207-947-1648. It has been awhile since I have purchased any of these. I just looked at the tags on my packages and the last time I bought them was in 1998.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Michael


  11. I must admit, this is the most amazing vise I have seen. The detail in the damascus is astounding. I have come to the conclusion that some thing in life are worth ever penny when there is this much detail and workmanship in something that brings you pleasure every time you use it. So kudos to you silvercreek.

     

    Michael


  12. Husband and wife are on their porch, rocking and watching the traffic go by. Suddenly the wife reaches over and slaps the husband up side the head. He shakes it off, slowly truns and asks "What was that for?" She replies "that's for 30 years of bad sex."

    A few mins. later he leans over and smacks her up side the head. She looks at him sharply and asked "What was that for?!" He replies "That's for knowing the difference!"


  13. Good evening All,

     

    I have a couple of flies that have proven (at least to me anyway) to catch smallies. The first is the Double XL Bomber. (Pick attached) The schlappen really comes alive in water.

     

    The second is the Lithuanian Bat. This is an great sub-surface if you tie it in many different colors. Dark on dark days and light on light days.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Michael

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  14. Got mine today!!! I felt like a 6 year old on Christmas morning at 4:00 am jumping up and down on my parents bed screaming "SANTA CAME! SANTA CAME!" I am so impressed with all of these flies. I am excited to find some water to fish them. Our fishing season opened today here in Maine. Now all I need is some open water. Thank you to everyone involved. This was my first swap and I am looking forward to more. I hope that everyone has the same success that I have with the Double XL Bomber.

    Michael


  15. Good evening Fish For Life. A couple of years ago I purchased an Albright GPX real for my 5wt. It was on sale for $99.99. When I opened it I was some what impressed with the feel and the quality of their product. However it wasn't until I had the chance to put it to use on some larger fish that I realized the truth behind this real. It can handle anything I have put it through so far. I was so impressed that I purchased one for an 8wt for my saltwater rod. I have been landing 7 and 8 lb bluefish with this reel. Well, that's my two cents.

     

    Michael

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