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Bruce M

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  1. Just a comment on the video production that after posting and reading seemed to be a little nit picky, I don't like to be like that.


    It's a nice tie and a nice video.


    As for using the copper john to get your smaller and lighter nymphs down deep in place of a split shot or other weight.


    I think it's fairly effective, I have done that when at the deeper pools with good results.


    I don't see how a split shot would be any better and why not have another fly attached to your line, it's really serving to purposes in place of the weight just serving on purpose.

  2. Strange, he made his Nor vise into a conventional rotary vise.

    I had to go to the Nor vise website to see if that is an option or just something he made.


    Anyway back on topic, seems as though he likes to help the police and prosecutors, he has a video taped confession all delivered at the departments disposal, not real bright IMO, unless he for some reason has the proper permissions to posses them.


    There was another thread about Gull feathers. If I were to pick up a gull feather, Heron feather or whatever you find, I certainly wouldn't be advertising it on the internet.


    I think it might be cool to tie something with an exotic feather at some point but I wouldn't make a habit of it, I think with today's sourcing options you could easily come up with an alternative that is legal.

  3. God I hope our government has better things to do like fighting terrorism rather than going after and prosecuting those who pick up feathers to tie flies with, but for some reason I don't think so.


    I certainly do get the protection of birds of prey and I also understand the importance of going after those who target the birds for sale of their feathers.


    That said, having possession of a gull wing or in my area a single eagle feather there would be some amount of common sense applied and conclude there was no threat or harm done to those birds.

  4. I believe we'll be wrapping thread around a hook for as long as man and fish are on this planet.


    I tie for two reasons, one is to catch fish but I also like just to tie in my spare time while I watch the game or whatever.

    It's relaxing and lets my mind drift away from whatever might be happening in life.


    I'll never fish most of the flies I tie and a lot of them are terrible to be honest, probably a waste of money if you were to be tying for fishing only but as I said that is not the only purpose, or the main purpose really.


    Paying for capes and other materials is just the price of admission to a life long hobby/passion, it's money well spent when you consider the money we waste on other things in life, worth it in my book.

  5. somebody mentioned to me to use a magnet inside the storage container. i found a package of quarter size magnets at walmart. they fit nicely into several types of containers.

    I like that idea, think I'll grab a dozen from the department store next time I'm there.

  6. At Micheals or some other arts and craft shop they sell small round clear plastic dishes with screw on caps. These dishes all fit into an tray so they stay together.

    You can use a sharpie on a piece of tape to indicate what type of hook is inside.


    I would love to try Tarpon on a fly down in the Florida mangroves. Ever since I saw Jose Wejebe(RIP) do this on his tv show "The Spanish Fly" I've dreamed of doing just that.

    Bruce, if you ever get down to central FL between May and August get in touch with me and will go chase some tarpon!
    Being new to this forum I'm not allowed to give a thumbs up to your post so here's a typed thumbs up, thanks. 👍



    Dave G where in the Catskills will you be? Are you adventerous? Would you be open to night fishing? Best time to fish August is 10PM at night until 2 or 3 in morning. Have not been back to NY in almost six years, but I did wonderful and I was there first week of August.


    PM me if interested.

    Well the wedding is on the SW side of the Catskills actually on the 16th. We will be out there on the 15th and headed home , as of right now, early on the 18th. Those dates are why I said that I thought we would be just beyond a light Cahill hatch. But then that's just by a chart I saw. We are currently piecing the plans together because while we knew of the wedding last summer, it's location got moved from NC to NY, due to a sick relative of the bride..
    As said before the freestone streams will be too low and warm for fishing without harm and you would do well by getting on a tail water river.

    The two branches of the Delaware are obvious choices but also checkout the Neversink "unique area".

    A beautiful place that can be productive. Be advised that it is a good hike in so bring water with you.

    You should google that area and read up on your best approach down the gorge as there are a few.

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