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niveker

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  1. Riffle Dun Nice tie, have never heard of it, thanks for posting it. Mr. Dette's answer to Darby's two feather?
  2. Yeah, I have crap hooks I use for practice. Sucks when I get the tie right on the first shot. More to the point, though, I think it looks good, I wish I was knowledgeable enough to offer positive criticism.
  3. Potential of 24 flies, too many for me. I'm already running behind on my ties for 2 swaps.
  4. Yeah it is. Not far from home and I've never been there. My dog loved it too, it's been a while since I've seen him like that, sprinting all over the joint, jumping fallen trees, all with his nose glued to the ground. He had a ball, must have been a bunch of new smells. And lots of smallish beaver ponds terraced along the brook, and it looked like there's more than one spring in the area. I'm hoping for a secret 'brook trout forest' in the Spring. LOL.
  5. Hiked a new area on Saturday, pretty spot with some freshwater springs, lots of beaver activity along the little brook, looks like a great brook trout habitat. Will be back with my fly rod when the weather turns. A poets seat on a beaver pond Raised and rusted rim Freshwater spring
  6. I don't, sorry. Cool looking fly though, doesn't look too hard to copy.
  7. 👍 - reminds me of Cousin It. Looks great. That's a boatload of nice bugs. Do you go through that many in a season, or are you tying for others. They both look great. I prefer the deer hair though, for the colors and the thinner hair fibers. I have some elk, but almost never tie with it.
  8. LOL. You make me laugh, Denduke. Nice fanwings, must be a b**** to cast though. Looks really good, Sandan. Such a beautifully simple pattern, and they really look perfect on the water. My brother loves to fish them, wish he'd learn how to tie them. I cheat and coat the extended body and tail with fabric glue to help them last longer, kinda like bailing a boat with a sieve, though.
  9. Those look good, DD. I tie something similar for bass and panfish to imitate a dragonfly nymph, but I'm curious as to what makes a carp fly, a carp fly? I don't really target carp. I'm pretty sure I hooked into one last year on a warm water river I was fishing. I broke him off after a 15 minute fight without seeing him once. The current was kinda fast, not where I would expect a carp to be, but I don't really know.
  10. I'm enjoying this series of Butcher flies very much, thanks for posting them.
  11. LOL - reminds me of my Gramps, two of his favorites were hammerfor and henweigh.
  12. Good eye, SalarMan. From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Bel_Air#:~:text=The Chevrolet Bel Air is,name from 1950 to 1952.) The Chevrolet Bel Air is a full-size car produced by Chevrolet for the 1950–1975 model years. Initially, only the two-door hardtops in the Chevrolet model range were designated with the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952. With the 1953 model year, the Bel Air name was changed from a designation for a unique body shape to a premium level of trim applied across a number of body styles. The Bel Air continued with various other trim level designations, and it had gone from a mid-level trim car to a budget fleet sedan when U.S. production ceased in 1975. Production continued in Canada, for its home market only, through the 1981 model year.
  13. That is the Cadillac BelAir of winged wet flies
  14. I'm with ScienceGuy141 I like Mr. Galloup and his long winded videos, but in the end, as an owner of a fly shop, he's just another salesman (not that there's anything wrong with that). I don't use/have one, but to me it seems like its just like those kitchen gadgets that my wife buys, to be used once and then thrown in the drawer or stored in the back of the cabinet to collect dust. To each his own, but if I had $45 burning a hole in my pocket, a dubbing brush would be the last thing I'd bring up to the counter.
  15. Thanks. Agreed, looks like a pretty useful technique that I wasn't aware of.
  16. Nice fly, @ dflanagan. Great looking fly 👍 - Are those the newer Mustads?
  17. Thanks, I'll try it on bass and crappie around here. It would have benefited from another attempt, but I had already delayed long enough, so I just posted it. There's really only a few videos out there on its tying, with scant info about choice of materials and what they are trying to achieve. From the online photos I've seen of the pattern, they all look like they have bulky heads relative to the hook size, so I'm assuming the head material is chosen for 2 reasons: to flow in the water and fill out the profile of the fly and to push water. Hopefully the wool with serve that purpose while still keeping the basic structure on the front of the fly. Tab eyes would have been very helpful also. Open to everyone's opinion/critique, as always.
  18. Next up, fun to tie and relatively simple, once you get the hang of it: Darbee Two Feather fly
  19. Pardon the delay. I had hoped to finish up this last week-end, but wasn't happy with anything that came off my vise. And I had no spare time to sit in front of the vise this week until today. I'm pretty please with this one, except for screwing up when I glued on the eyes. Biggest problem I had was getting the right material for the head. I don't really have any hair fibers/material, and anything I used was either too stiff or too short. Ended up digging out some roving wool, which seemed to be work, somewhat. Blue Gill Belly Scratcher Hook: #4 Thread: Olive Uni 72D Tail: olive rabbit zonker Body: Actually, I'm not really sure what its called, I received it as an extra gift in the Christmas swap. I think its white eyelash yarn. Belly: craft wire and 2 @ 5/32 brass beads Head: Roving wool, light olive on top hit with a brown marker, yellow below, hit with an orange marker Eyes: stick on craft crystals painted with nail polish.
  20. It's coming already, give me one more sec.
  21. Might take a bit longer to get the Belly Scratcher posted, I haven't found a head material that will flow as smoothly as I'd like in my inventory yet.
  22. That's alot of snow. I can remember back sometime in the early to mid 90's, driving around norther California in the first week of July and some of the mountain passes were still closed, due to snow I'm assuming, but don't really remember. Beautiful pics, by the way.
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