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  1. Hello to all, Just popped in to vote! although I will get back in the action on the site soon. Man, choosing just one! that was an almost impossible decision, Awesome work, Finalists!! I Wrestled over the choices and picked the one that I thought was best. Congrats to all entrants and the finalists. Superb work. Will get back on the forum as soon as I can, Bugcam
  2. Awesome, incredible work on the camel spider and its presentation (setting), Graham you have an artists eye. It must be unbelievable to see in person. Glad that you got home safe, Ashby. Best wishes during the holidays and in the new year.
  3. Inconnue, the only thing funnier than that is... that you could have gone out and picked up one right away... off the bushes at the Beaumont pond :hyst: . Don, I just got mine in, too. Absolutely awesome flies, guys. They were all tied to perfection...and then there was my noobie attempt ! Gives me something to strive for. I am on to scuds and shrimp now and working on cutting down on my extra wraps and improving my technique. Happy holidays everyone ♪♪♪ All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth a Rotary Vise, a Rotary Vise, a Rotary Vise... All I want for Christmas is a Rotary Vise, and then I could wish you a Merry Christmas ♪♪♪
  4. I got my boy (buggy) to tie one of his olive crystal chenille scuds for this contest. They look like real fish catchers! and he ties that pattern way better than I do. I should still have the addy and I will send it out tomorrow. The winner of this contest will be one lucky FTF-er! but I think that the posts will add up before my time comes along...(Jan 8th-5:45pm). This has been a fun contest/topic/thread, Duckydoty... great idea you had with this one.
  5. A BIG THANKS for hosting this one, flytime. Buggy was excited about being in on it. Those scuds of his look like real fish catchers to me. I bet they will be the first flies tied in our house to actually catch somthin'. Looking forward to seeing the rest of them. Catch you later and thanks again, Bugcam
  6. I finally stopped by my mailbox and there it was, my early christmas present. :clapping: I knew that there was a level of tying that I wanted to reach, properly/perfectly tied, exquisitely detailed flies - now I've got examples to show me that standard. You guys awed me with the quality of these ties. I am going to keep this colony of ants in a shadow box at my tying desk for inspiration and start working on some standard patterns and techniques to increase my skill level. Scuds and shrimp, at the moment. So far, I have been trying to not use too many extra wraps and still don't know how to use a whip finisher yet! :dunno: I'll have a look at Al Beatty's tutorials to get me going. Thanks for the swap, the flies and the inspiration, see you in the posts, Bugcam
  7. Hey, Inconnu Do you think that my Swamp Witch would work like a big ugly hopper :dunno: or should I just tie it behind the boat and use it as a sea anchor (keep me facing the waves)! :hyst:
  8. WOW! Superb-ly tied flies. Those flies are awesome . I will probably get a fly box just for them. Would anyone care to share how they came by their innovation or invention. My Swamp Witch was a parachute humpy that I modified by using screen door foam and a 4 ply yarn. The foam was VERY thick to work with. :headbang: Thanks for hosting, Don. Nicely done on the group pics page.
  9. I have just sent my Swamp Witches out today. Sorry that I got them out so late. I sent them Express so hopefully they will show up in a couple of days. My apologies to all. Bugcam
  10. The Swamp Witches are on the way, I just sent them out today. Very sorry that they will be late. A dissappointing attempt for my first swap, but it is a lesson learned. My apologies to everyone in the swap. Bugcam
  11. The advanced technology required to use a whip finisher eludes me. Does anyone know of a site/page or location of a step-by-step or video that could show me how to use one ? Oh, I just saw Smalliehunters post re: Al Beattys' Tutorials, Yahoo!
  12. Probably at Michaels' Craft Stores, If you have one near you. Phone them and ask, good luck.
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    I like odd, quirky, funky, funny and weird. (not fly time kind of weird, just regular weird , No, I do like fly time kind of weird, hmmm... does that make me a BAD person! ) anyways, the little shrimp guy in my avitar is odd, quirky, funky, funny, weird... I don't actually know who he is. I guess that I should google him and see but I bet he is got 'tude.
  14. Welcome, glad to hear that you will be jumping in more. I agree with you, this forum is an awesome place to hang out; quality site, quality people . See you in the posts,
  15. Bonjour et beinvenue, V6 Ridez I am sure that you will enjoy this forum very much. You will find good friends and good advise here. Your english is very, very good. Much better than my french! :thumbsup: J'espere que vous avez beaucoup de bon temps dans cette forum. Vous avez trouver les bon amis et bon idee ici. I better stick to my english, Christian. I am happy to have another "Canuck" on the forum, though. I am originally from Ontario (Deep River) and now live in Alberta. Catch you later!
  16. Yeah, it looks really good. :headbang: Make him a little FTF hat ! and a flyrod !! You could add on to him every once and a while and see who notices !!! :thumbsup:
  17. So far, so like! :thumbsup: I don't mean to rush you but I already have the butter and garlic warming up for that Cray!!! Hmmm, and a nice dry white wine... Really though, I looks great so far, I like the coloring and realistic look. Ambitious project, have fun working on it, Alex. Thanks for posting a play-by-play as you work on it.
  18. Tying mine up this Sunday, update you then. Come here, Lulu, that's a good Girl. (Black lab fur)
  19. Tying mine on Sunday, looking foreward to sitting at my vise. Update you then. Awesome looking flies, guys.
  20. Welcome to the forums, Mike You are right, this site is superb! Advice, friendships, support, pics, contests and lots of fun. I hope that you will share your flies, your pictures and fishing adventures with us. There is so much to explore in these forums, jump in and enjoy! Catch you later.
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    Those ARE gorgeous shrimp, mikostanev. Beautiful attention to detail. I just picked up some curved caddis hooks (size 8) that I am going to try tying my first shrimp and scuds on. I look foreward to seeing more of your work.
  22. Don't give up on this one yet, DaUP. Great idea for a swap. Buggy will probably want in on this one, he is super busy with basketball and volleyball games, practice, tournaments and Gr. 7 homework, this week. Let me ask him tonight?
  23. Welcome to the site, hope that you like it as much as I do. Jump in on the posts, the swaps and share your pics, flies and stories with us. See you in the posts
  24. Thanks Taxon. I will add that site to my favorites. P.S. While I have the chance, I wanted to mention that I appreciate your detailed and informative posts on this website. You have a knack for demystifying the science speak. Much appreciated.
  25. Enchantedlearning.com has free printouts of bug skeletons that might be helpful to flytyers although they are fairly simple they do show the different segments. :dunno: You can find printouts on insects, invertebrates, arachnids, moths and more on their site with the letter search keys. Does anyone know of any other websites that show more complex versions? here is an ei:
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