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  1. https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Lure-Making/Shop-By-Product-Category/Bodies-Beads-Rig-Floats/Beads/Plastic-Beads?page=1
  2. You need a hook to practice on, so I would say use the hooks you have and as you progress in tying, start buying better hooks. And don't worry about losing a +20" fish because of a bent or broken hook as it happens with quality hooks as well, just not as often.
  3. Common procedure as used on the Holy Grail to bump out the collar. https://youtu.be/ctlez5CUFKw
  4. You are absolutely correct about the ring profile. I too have had brands of rings that have a more square than round edge and no matter the knot, it failed when using any tippet size of 5x or smaller. With a good ring I use a simple clinch and have no problems. One to stay away from is HENDS. Two that are round, PARTRIDGE & CORTLAND.
  5. You getting ready for a Red Dawn or something? #Wolverines
  6. Yes, you are missing out on what should be made illegal it works so well. All you need is a ten foot 3 weight Euro nymph rod and a Euro nymph level line. You can go big on the rod or start with a lesser expensive model for 250-350 ( or have Steve make you one). The soft tip and heavy backbone of these rods are key when Euro nymphing. I can beat up 20"+ browns all day with a 10 ft 3 wt. The line will set you back 50 quid no matter whose you buy. A spool of bi or tri color indicator tippet is probably the only other thing you don't already have on hand to make up a Euro mono leader. Watch all the Tactical Fly Fisher videos and then go out and put into practice what you watch. Depending on how often you can get out, you should see marked improvement after a dozen times out. Begin tying Euro style nymphs and streamers (jig style) and use these, as they will work far, far better when using the Euro tight line technique.
  7. Unless the sizes have changed this is what I can fit in a size small Fish Skull. MFC 7050 #4 Gamakatsu SP11-3l3H #4 Gamakatsu B10S #4 Daiichi 2460 #2 Firehole 811 #6 Some required a slight push, but they went on.
  8. On both counts you are doing a nice job. My reference to the Keystone Kops (Cops) was in regards to all the little accidents that you seemed to endure in your early videos. I just thought it comical. Here is a short video that would explain my reference. https://youtu.be/GwUUUqgfu-E
  9. Antron Sparkle Dub or Polar Dub.
  10. Second posted link works for me. Mac, you really are doing some nice tying videos now. However I do miss those Keystone Cop fishing videos that you posted in your earlier days. 😃
  11. Try supporting the hook shank with your left hand when compressing the hair with your right.
  12. What are the specific differences between the two blanks besides the color?
  13. For Charlie's Juju Baetis he doesn't attempt to get visible segmentation in form with the hair. He uses two colors to achieve the visual segmentation in color, not in form. I have tied that pattern using what you are using and it has worked out just as in Charlie's videos.
  14. FYI, the UV Black looks purple/violet. The Peacock Black has a base color of black. I use both and they both catch fish equally well.
  15. I received the same notice from New Jersey Fish & Wildlife a couple days ago. So I think the takeaway on this should be complying with the request to destroy and sanitize. Maybe the knowledgeable folks on aquarium care can submit a better procedure for doing so.
  16. Here is a suggestion that works for me when typing a reply to a post. Before hitting the Submit Reply button, read over what you just typed and wait a minute or two to see if you really want to submit what it was you just typed. You may, like I, just not submit it, or re-phrase what it was you were trying to convey.
  17. Let me give you a little insight from a state (NJ) that went through all that a few months back. Early on during the shutdown people flocked to the parks, city, county and state. It was so badly overcrowded and people were not observing social distancing that all the parks were shut down because they were becoming the cause of the spread of COVID. When our numbers finally dropped to better levels, the parks were reopened but with limited capacity and oversight to make sure that people were not gathering in large groups. So I would suspect that is the situation with the parks in your area.
  18. If you are looking for small midge hooks, Gamakatsu has a large eye hook. https://www.gamakatsu.com/product/c12-bm-barbless-midge-large-eye/
  19. I use the stop knot and 6x or 7x for the shot dropper if I am using 4x or 5x tippet for my nymphs. If the shot hangs then the lighter tippet will break and the knot keeps the shot from sliding off.
  20. All those gimmicks to keep the bottle handy and in sight are so boring. It is much more fun to put it in a pocket that you can't remember and on cool days have it come out all gelled and stuck in the bottom of the bottle. Or, on a hot day find that you didn't put the cap on tight enough and leaking out in your vest pocket. The upside of the leaking in the pocket is that you can readily see which pocket it was hidden in by the stain.
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