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Everything posted by J-Kno

  1. Black Widow comes to mind, I'm diggin' it!
  2. Sharing here for everyone: Thank you for the complement! I designed that fly about 16 years ago. I'm a big Sylvester Nemes fan and love the book North Country Flies by Robert L. Smith. (That book is expensive, but worth it) I wanted something that I could use on the end of a multi-fly rig to flop around and it fit the bill. I showed it to a friend of mine (author, artist & fly designer) and he said it was great! He asked what colors worked the best and I had only used light olive at that time, but every color I've tied it in since has worked... even white! I almost always have one on as my dropper fly. Lite-Brite soft hackle: I use the following, tied in this order: Hook: 1x long, 1x strong nymph (Dai-Riki 060) 16-12 Thread: Dealers choice, I prefer UTC in 70... every color I have used has caught fish, but chartreuse is always a winner Rib: Medium copper wire Body: Pearl mylar over thread body with slight overlap Thorax: Peacock herl Legs/soft hackle: Anything from Hungarian partridge to speckled brahma hen Compact head! -Judson
  3. My flies went out today, should see them Thursday. These ae the first flies I've tied since rotator cuff surgery in Dec... I was a little sore so took a couple sessions... new stretching seemed to help.
  4. I'm in with a Lite Brite Soft Hackle
  5. I've always gone in to mail them out. I would have never known! Thanks for posting.
  6. I made a couple of them and mod'd the most promising. I was looking for one that fit the Sig 365 as I have an 80 y/o friend that couldn't get the last round in by hand. Just so happens it fits the CZ75s perfectly too! The 3DP has been on my desk for a year and a half.. . I've slowed down a bit but have made a ton of tool racks, power supply covers, ar stands and other things for RC car racing. Thingiverse and TinkerCAD have been fun!
  7. Bought a 3DP for my kid... He's used it 3-4 times... I'm plowing through filament... lol
  8. This was a great swap! Loved the flies guys!
  9. Tracking says mine will be here on Saturday, looking forward to everyone's flies for this swap.
  10. One thing working with youth and women, not the "Tactical Timmys" (iM a MaN aNd AlReAdY kNoW hOw To ShOoT) I encourage a lot of dry fire with a nickel or two on the slide through the trigger "press"... I use the word 'press" not "squeeze" to help avert the milking... Squeeze inevitably leads to the whole hand/grip movement. YMMV
  11. That's simply elegant! Single wraps are INCREDIBLE!
  12. I do a version of his Rojo midge that has slayed on lakes! I'm just above Ft Collins
  13. Greg is great! If you want to learn to tie consistent flies, Greg is your guy... counting every wrap!
  14. @TroutFodder Great pics! Nope, it is silly easy... It is thicker lead or lead free wire that is squished flat, tie in the vein, add a little dubbing, wrap dubbing between the lead, bring the vein over and add a couple of coats of UV resin... Or just watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdREMMGXVKY I was a fan of the "roll-over scud" but this is my primary scud now. I love woven flies too. I'll see if I can't find some of my old flies..
  15. Hmmm, I'm hoping I'm not one of the first two... 😁 I used to service sewing machines, I've charged it a couple times when they were rude to me or the other staff. On the flip side, I had an older lady come in and ask if I could service both of her machines in 3 days... The standard was 5-7 days, but I didn't have any repairs, just clean and tunes... I told her it wouldn't be a problem.. Staff looked at me funny. I took those home and worked on them the next night. I called her the next day and she asked... "what's your favorite pie?" I told her "blueberry" expecting something that would be edible, but not spectacular... I was wrong... She brought it with when she came to pick up her machines... This was the best blueberry pie I'd ever eaten and it was beautiful to boot!
  16. Good way to get charged an A-hole tax... lol.
  17. 😍😍 It's beautiful... and it's mine!!! 😍😍
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