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  1. I agree, those look like killer flies!
  2. DFoster, I actually rub my leader with floatant to keep it on top!! My theory is that it helps keep the fly up. As for an answer to what you are looking for, isn't that what this stuff is for
  3. Best tip (for me) when I started was how to whip finish with my fingers and not using a tool. It's very simple and fast, plus one less tool to worry about I could not find videos that show it as well as the video that I learned from but here is a decent one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Evnf99pLPY
  4. Got out for a few hours was all. It was nice.
  5. Here is a my attempt at a nicer picture of what I tied last night
  6. Tjm, not sure if you understood the matrix reference but your takeaway is pretty spot on. Maybe we are all fetuses and victims of sensory stimulation https://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/2007/08/04/the-philosophy-of-the-matrix Flicted, you were totally correct. I snuck out for a few hours, had to wake up at 4:30am to swing it though!
  7. Wow, glad it wasn't worse! That's a long fall! Heal up quickly!!
  8. Ok, time for your tin foil hat discussions, examples of us living in the matrix, or just plain crazy, odd, or whatever relatable content would like to share Growing up, I remember all of these cliche sayings like, curiosity killed the cat, and, blood is thicker than water, as examples of life lessons, words to live by, etc. Then one day I'm on the interwebs and came across a statement that these so called life lessons were, in fact, not the entirety of the sayings. Furthermore, not only are these partial sayings, but they have been twisted to mean the exact opposite of what they actually mean!! Curiosity killed the cat. Teaches us not to be curious when the entire saying is actually, Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. Blood is thicker than water. Teaching that the bond of blood (aka family) is stronger than chosen bonds (love and friends). However, the entire saying is, The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb. Great minds think alike. I love this one, yes great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ. Jack of all trades, master of none. Teaches us to become specialized and focused on becoming masters of single things. The entire saying is, Jack of all trades, master of none, but better than a master of one. Just a few of the examples that I remember off the top of my head.
  9. Those are super cool looking crawdads!
  10. Mike's correct. A solid lense will run $1500 and up. Solid camera bodies can be found for $300-500. It's ALL about that lense! I've been lucky enough to see grizzlies fishing, hawks grab rabbits, bobcats grab rabbits, eagles grab fish, and probably more amazing and graceful animal events than I can remember and it never gets old. SemSema, there are a few animals that do similar things, I agree, super cool
  11. Of course! I've been smoking meats for a few years. The two best things, hands down, that I have had are #1 almonds and #2 double smoked ham. Sure the ribs and brisket are awesome flavors, but those first two will blow your mind! Here is what I base my smoking recipes, techniques, whatever on. If it can be smoked, seems like this guy has done it, several times, recorded every step of the way, and posted it here, organized by type of meat: https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/threads/bears-step-by-step-index.159333/#post_1149932 Best part is most smoking takes minimal effort and supervision, now that's my kind of cooking!! Have fun, I love smoked food!
  12. Not that you need any help with the ribs, but if you do, this method is pretty fail safe for delicious smoked ribs: https://www.google.com/search?q=3+2+1+ribs&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS821US822&oq=3+2+1+ribs&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.2424j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  13. Thank you Lucian, I've been looking for a material like this. J Stockard has some i you live in the states https://www.jsflyfishing.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&id%5Bq%5D=nymph+skin
  14. I read the gap between the people is 8 inches. Please share cool nature or animal videos! https://vimeo.com/341393925
  15. FishnPhil


    I am trying to get accustomed to them, we will see. My first two trips wearing them, they felt really nice, much to my surprise, like I wasn't wearing any pants at all! Seriously though, I was more worried about movement, this form fitting pair of waders actually improves my movement and is easier walking, less drag in the current, no low crotch preventing me from taking long strides or big steps up onto a log, etc. So far, so good.
  16. Storytelling... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPifsXaLTYk
  17. It's what's on the inside that matters
  18. Looks like it's going to be a while for rivers in Colorado to become clear...
  19. Time for a small white dry fly on a pond full of vegetarian fish!!
  20. Not even close to daily and my flies give that away
  21. Yes, nice fly and video! Do you find the nymph skin to be durable?
  22. I really liked this video. For me its everything I want, short, shows everything, no annoying things haha. How you show choosing feathers and do the proportions is cool too!
  23. Hm. I agree interesting sounds. Reminds me of the first time I saw Psy and Gangnam Style. I hope you all heard that at some point...
  24. I love many various forms of art, creativity, originality, etc. Watched the movie Bohemian Rhapsody recently. Wonder how it feels to have written the theme song for most every championship or how it feels to have 50k, 70k, 100k+ singing your song in unison. I cannot imagine those emotions or how these artists come up with this stuff!!
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