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  1. 1 hour ago, skeet3t said:

    Flats boots would work but how would they go over stocking foot waders?

    Never used mine with waders, they are my true size, but I guess that if the boot is big enough you can make it work.

    When I used stocking foot waders during winters many years ago I had oversized Hodgman felt sole boots to go with them.

  2. You are on a roll!

    Just recently I saw a guy in YouTube wrap a handle like yours, but with twisted wire.

    after filling voids with tinted resin and sanding smooth, the effect looked fantastic.

  3. Late to this party, but here is my 2 cents...

    If you are mostly shore bound, and you are going to go after exotics, tie some oversized good ole pheasant tail and damsel nymphs. You might be surprised by good bass falling for those as well. I would also add some yellow gurglers to that, and some baby bass clousers to round up the freshwater selection.

    I am pretty rusty on the saltwater stuff, and I am on the other coast, but what UTyer said worked well for me in the past. I would only add some pink to the mix.

    Make sure to let us know how it goes!

  4. I have been through a couple of mild ones, and the first time it is the weirdest feeling. You loose your balance, as if you are dizzy, and then it all goes away just like that. You start wondering what is wrong with you, just to find out later on the news that it was not you, but everything else that was actually moving.

  5. What is most fascinating to me is to think how spoiled we are in that people have been tying flies for centuries without any real precision tools, and here we are, owning four or five modern hackle pliers each, which apparently do not make anyone 100% happy.

    We are one funny bunch...😁

  6. I normally keep up with posts using the “unread content” feature, which shows me the latest post, or part of it, for any given discussion right under the name of the thread.

    When threads get derailed, that can make for interesting matchups. He is an example:

    First tying night, what to do?

    12 Guns stolen in 1970


    Has anyone else noticed any of these interesting topics/replies pairs?

  7. 1 hour ago, chugbug27 said:

    Here are the pics. The first shows there is some kind of thin coating. The second shows what seems to me may be a very slight, rounded serration in the two inner surfaces. This is as close on the detail I could get with my camera.

    Thanks for the pics. It makes sense that these work better than any of mine. Much more surface area to hold on to more hackle, and that is before we get into the non-slip surface. I wonder if they close the jaws and run them on some emery paper to get matched gripping inside surfaces.

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