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  1. Kenmorr, I found Angle Hair at a local knitting store and a quilting store. Michael
  2. Talk about using illegal feathers, this takes a Boobie Fly to a new level! Michael
  3. http://archive.bangordailynews.com/2006/11/02/strange-world-of-wildlife-law/ Just to add to the fun of our officials hard at work. Thought y'all would enjoy this on from here in Maine. Micheal
  4. HOLY-WA !!!! That is gorgeous! How much time do you have into it? Michael
  5. Good evening Li'l Just wanted to send a thank you for allowing me to back out of the swap. I had taken on a bit too much. The big one, I was asked to make a couple of travel mugs for a fundraiser at my Daughters school. This is how they came out. Keep me in mind for the next swap. Sincerely, Michael R. Earle
  6. These are amazing. I can see how they would be a great searching pattern. I also looked at you site. Great ideas. Any chance you would be willing to cough up the receipt for this fly? Thanks Michael
  7. Bought the missus a hamster skin coat last week. When we went to the fair last night it took me 3 hours to get her off the Ferris wheel. Michael
  8. God does this amazing thing. He put people in our lives when they are the most needed. Great to have you back. Looking forward to seeing you newest works. Michael
  9. Eide, As always, I'm still envious of your tying ability. even if I had another 40 years of learning, I suspect I might be able to tie closer to your talents. I do have a question though... I noticed your bodies are either varnished or uv resin. Have you found that this increases the weight of the fly too much? Do you find that the fly still rides high on the water? Michael
  10. Just as a reminder to everyone... the Miranda Rights state “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?” "Can and WILL be used AGAINST you in the court of law" These are not read to you to help you in any way no mater how it is explained to you. This is just my two sense... or cents, which ever way you want to read this. Michael
  11. I have two of these pond/lakes within a mile of my house that have some of these monsters in them. I'm usually good for 6 to 10 of the 30" plus fish every spring. Most of them I have caught on a heavily dressed Mickey Finn. The only other thing I have had any luck with is a Chartreuse/White Deceiver. The only issue I have had in the past is they tend to hit the fly in the back half and from the side. Quite often they will miss the hook. Best of luck in April. Michael
  12. ... Suddenly sneezing while tying! Michael
  13. Kudu, Thank you for the kind words. I do appreciate it. I truly enjoy playing with wood. I belong to a group of woodworkers that have helped me tremendously with my projects. I'm finding my ideas and my talents don't always line up. It is a great help to have others more talented that I to bounce ideas off of. Josephcsylvia, What Kudu is speaking of is the fact that I have a small business that I build kayaks and canoes. I you search canoes you will find a thread that I started entitled What else I do? in The Lodge This was a fun thread to watch. Michael
  14. For me, I have used Mustad Classic #3366 #2. Michael
  15. Finally getting back to this post. Again, huge thanks to everyone for their help with ideas. Looks like we have a descent plan in place with lots of room for change. I've now been informed that there might not be anyone new but a hand full of intermediate tiers. Not really sure how this is going to work out, but it should be interesting either way. Michael
  16. I hadn't though about teaching tools, materials and their uses. Again, huge thank you for this input. Michael
  17. Just my two pennies... I have the Peak with all three jaws. I have used the salt water jaws to tie 6/0 SS hooks. There was no slippage that I could find. I have enjoyed owning this vise. For me, I'm not sure what the advantage of the new LIRS system would be. Please keep in mind this is just my opinion. However it looks really cool. Michael
  18. This is a huge amount of help. I had not thought of focusing on the technique. I can see how that will work, i.e. working on a technique, cutting it off, repeat, then end up with a completed fly at the end of class. Then build off of that first fly to progress onto the next technique. As for type of fishing here; trout (brookies and browns), salmon and touge in the spring, bass and pan fish in the summer, a combination of everything in the fall. Although last year I caught a fess of Fall Fish in the spring, that was unique. Thanks to everyone who was willing to give their input. I do appreciate it. Michael
  19. I have been asked to teach a 6 week course on fly tying. I have a couple of patterns to start, however that will not fill 6 weeks. There is going to be mostly newbies with a couple of intermediates thrown in there. Any Idea of what to tie? Michael
  20. ddickey, Interesting question. I know of one family farm that is in Northern Maine. I've have seen his necks at a couple of shows. They are exceptional, especially for the prices. If you call him, they have the feathers right there an can high grade them for what you are looking for. http://www.theriaultflies.com/ Michael
  21. Double XL Bomber Morrish Mouse My two for Large and Small mouth Bass Michael
  22. OK, this was an odd thing to try. I was tying some deer hair bass bugs I kept adding some Angelina as I spun and stacked the hair. It added an interesting sparkle to it. I made them into earrings. Only negative was cutting it. Really tough on a razor blade. Michael
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