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  1. I put 10 lbs on just reading this thread! DFoster, I have a traeger but I agree with you on using a real smoker, a pizza oven is on my next to get list but maybe a smoker after that. With that said I have to get on the tread mill for a few hours now.😃 Mike.
  2. I also didn’t know Mad Duck, I read many of his post with interest. He seemed like a great guy, I hope he has found peace, and really I hope there are some nice ponds and rivers there! Mike.
  3. Your doing great Mark, keep it up! This year has been a huge challenge for me as well, as I had major prostrate surgery. But I’m doing well and fishing and trying to tie some flies! Hang in there do what the doc says and keep us updated! Mike.
  4. Same to all of you, enjoy the day. Mike.
  5. Byron that’s not bad but I shave with double edge blades and can get a 100 pack of astras from Maggard razors in Michigan for 11.99. And there are less expensive blades on there website. Mike.
  6. Old hat, those are awesome! Is there a recipe on your website? thanks for sharing, Mike.
  7. Very nice denduke, those would be productive here in Michigan for sure. I have bought some materials for these type of flies but have yet to get serious about tying them. Perhaps with the crappy weather I may need to dig the stuff out and give them a go. A local fly shop Nomad anglers has some good videos on steelhead and salmon flies. I’ve got a 7 wt. switch rod I’ve never used, got fix that. Mike.
  8. I just made a sizable order from my local fly shop, I had to replace to two lines, so I did some looking around on hooks. I did go with the majority of Daiichi dry fly and wet fly hooks, they were reasonable. I did purchase some Daiichi Alec Jackson wet fly hooks and some tiemco 102y for flymph and wet fly applications. One hook I could not find anywhere was the Daiichi 2461 #4 streamer hook, some of these supplies issues are really weird. Mike.
  9. Thank you so much, I’m going to our local Joanne’s tomorrow, the time and detail you put in your sbs are greatly appreciated. Mike.
  10. Chug, those are sweet, I like the Hughes variant best. I may have to make a run to Joann fabrics this weekend, is the yarn wool or synthetic? Thanks for sharing. Mike.
  11. Norm, I don’t know if I could come with the words to describe how beautiful I find the Jay fly. Simply awesome, thank you for sharing! Mike.
  12. Scott your work is just other worldly, thanks for sharing. Mike.
  13. Looking forward to sharing in your adventures, you have certainly lived in some beautiful and interesting places. Love the nymph you posted here, keep them coming. Mike.
  14. Nice squeezy, and as long as your learning you will continue to improve. It’s gonna be a long winter here in Michigan, and fly tying certainly helps to keep up attitudes and gives one something to look forward to. Take care and keep it up, Mike.
  15. Thank you mods for all you do, I guess it’s to much ask to just stick to what this was intended , but you gentlemen to your best to keep it focused. I much prefer to talk about and read about everyone’s outstanding tying here. Thank you, Mike.
  16. Wow, beautiful fish denduke and cool video. We used to have a good salmon fishery here in Michigan, still some on the west side but not much on the east side. Thanks for sharing. Mike.
  17. Very nice Philly, I think I have to find a deers mask.
  18. I was just reading somewhere that deer mask makes great caddis wings, do you find that to be the case? My neighbor wants me to hunt opening week on his property in his stand as he goes north for opening week, I had prostrate surgery a few months ago and I’m not sure I’m up wrestling a deer around. But I would love to have get a skin and select the premo hair patches. I’ve got a week to think about that, but just looking for some options for caddis. Thanks, Mike.
  19. Squeeezy, looks good, Coptic sketch markers at Michaels, they worked okay but a spray bomb really didn’t work that well for me. I bought the same color popper bodies that you have. I think in hind sight I may go with the white bodies, that would seem much easier to color. If I had all the money in the world a airbrush would be ideal, but I’m not that into poppers. Mike.
  20. I used the recipe from Alpharetta outfitters GA. For this tie. Also see Northern anglers for Russ himself timing this very cool streamer. I used yellow marabou from MFC for the tail, two pieces. I need to back up just a bit, the waters I fish in Michigan are restricted, one hook on a fly. So the portion of my streamer is a shank, marabou tail, olive brown polar chenille and a dark brown shalpen for a collar. I use the 19 strand beadlon wire , but heavy mono is also good for the connector. I also use a red bead tight to the front hook. My front hook is Ahrex 610 size 1, two more marabou feathers for tails a short section of olive brown polar chenille, for bulk Ep fibers brown/olive craft fur brush and EP fibers root beer sparkle brush twisted together and brushed out. Dumbbell eyes color of your choice and finally EP foxy brush for the head. I have to add I love the brushes, especially the 1.5 foxy head brush, they make it so much easier to tie in a head. I’m looking forward to giving these a go soon. Mike.
  21. Chug, that is a very nice tie, I may have to give them a go, oddly enough I was thinking about your iron dun soft hackle today and studied your sbs again. I’m on a streamer kick right now, but when I’ve scratched that itch it’s on to your iron blue dun pattern, and more flymphs and soft hackles. thanks for all you do here and other places, Mike.
  22. I also really don’t a favorite simply because certain patterns call for particular dubbing, for instance some wet flies call for sparse mole hair or other natural, and then many modern streamer patterns call for synthetic materials. I’ve got a lot different materials but one I would really like to get Delaware river club spectrumized dubbing for some dry fly patterns. Mike.
  23. I’ve spent some tying these buggers for my fall trout fishing. I find them easy to tie and very effective, flyfishfood has a excellent video on tying simple yet effective streamer. thanks for looking, Mike.
  24. Very nice tie niveker, nice substitution’s. Mike.
  25. Beautiful fly Mark, good to see you are making great progress, keep it up and good tying and fishing! Mike.
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