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  1. 11 hours ago, denduke said:

    I use the double larkshead on any loop to loop.  All you gotta do is run the small diameter thru twice.

    This is a good tip. 

    I started doing this on my looped line to leader connections a few years back.  I'm not sure why it isn't more common.   Saves the loop on the fly line and makes the connection smoother for less hang ups when going through the guides, especially the tip top.  

  2. $22 shipped in US, PayPal preferred,  or money order.    


    I ordered this last year, meaning to order the Apex jaws instead.  In the meantime  I purchased a Renzetti vise and completely forgot about this.    

    New, unused Wolff Atlas repair kit - includes a new set of jaws, roll pin, set screw, allen wrench, and instructions.  

    $22 is what Wolff charges for the jaw replacement kit, plus an additional $10 for shipping, so save yourself the 10 bucks shipping.  

  3. On 1/26/2023 at 5:07 PM, Poopdeck said:

    I just need the daylight to last a little longer.

    Yeah, that bothers me more than the cold temps.  


    24 minutes ago, ScienceGuy141 said:

    seems warmer and snowier than normal.

    Definitely warmer than normal here in central MA, but certainly not snowier.  I don't think the grass has been hidden under the snow for more than a day or two.  But like you, I don't want to speak too soon, our 'Monster Blizzard of '78' did happen the end of January, so anything is still possible.  



    3 hours ago, WWKimba said:

    So the minimum and maximum is the same number.

    👍  Good decision, sign me up.  But if it goes over 6, I will give up my slot.  

    My thinking: Swaps on this site are pretty active, and seem to be getting more so, which is good, I love it.  It seems we always have at least 2 or 3 going on at one time, also good.  I prefer a 2 fly swap over a 1 fly swap.  That said, I would rather join two different swaps @ 12 flies/swap, than one swap @ 24 flies.  Spreads the wealth, so to speak.  

    Any old who.  

    Right now I'm thinking a Grizzly King streamer/ nymph or Patriot dry/streamer pattern, but will update with a final verdict after going through what I have on hand.  

  5. 23 minutes ago, caddis16 said:

    Brown Owls.

    Nice flies.   I tied a couple of these up a while back.  I used an olive body for the body. It looked so good in the water to me, but not to the fish, evidently.  Wrong time, wrong water, maybe.  I should try them again.  

    1 hour ago, dflanagan said:

    Version #2

    That is a pretty fly.  I would love to hear how it fishes.  

  6. Thanks @sandan, I meant the two bunches of hair from the same stack, butt and tips.  Just came across Charlie's video, will watch it again before I make another attempt. I wasn't doing the consolidation wrap, I'll see if that helps.  Thanks. 

    48 minutes ago, ScienceGuy141 said:

    I can give the missing link a try. Might have to swap the z-lon though unless I get to the fly shop today

    👍 Looking forward to seeing yours.

    I was just using Aunt Lydia's in light gray for the wing, probably any sparkly synthetic yarn will do the trick. 

  7. 12 hours ago, Current Angler said:

    I've noticed a distinct difference between the sizes and densities of slotted tungsten beads

    Interesting, but not surprising, especially when you consider the huge discrepancies in hook sizing that's prevalent and accepted, as well as line and rod weight designations.    

    I don't use beads often, and when I do they are brass or glass.  Probably the same with brass, though, I would imagine.   

  8. On 1/22/2023 at 4:03 PM, Sandan said:

    The Missing Link.

    Kind of a fiddly tie, with that parachute hackle around the two bunches of elk hair while navigating around the dubbing ball, but it seems well worth the effort from the great reviews. 

    Been trying it out, but with less than spectacular results so far. 

     I don't want it to turn into a week-long wait like my last one, so anyone feel free to jump in.

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