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Everything posted by DarrellP

  1. Everyone has a different reason to post a video. Some of the posters are less skilled than others. Some are trying to find a way to stay home and make a living, some are trying to share a passion. Some are too inexperienced to be posting, IMHO. To Mike's point, some don't pay attention to detail. This is the wild west of video production. Too soon the big companies will figure a way to squeeze out the rest, who will likely go to another platform.
  2. Thanks for the replies. The Wilson's wrote a book about fly fishing for Bluegill and think glue repels bigger BG. However, all of my poppers are glued on foam or cork. So.... I haven't tried UV acrylics, but love liquid fushion, superglue and Griffin's head cement. Most of the salt tyers I have met use SuperGlue or epoxy at nearly every step. I have not been around saltwater tyers since the UV stuff got so popular.
  3. Do you use Glue under your body wrap, over shell backs on nymphs, over your initial knot? I seem to only use it on the heads or for dumbell and bead chain eyes or poppers. I don't use it at all on bluegill nymphs, since the Wilson's say big bream are sensitive to the smell. I just double whip finish those. I would like to hear your thoughts.
  4. The McGinty is my second best bluegill pattern, behind the cajun coachman.
  5. I used to tie that pattern! Not the easiest, but cool looking. Good job.
  6. Now you got me thinking... I live on a Good crappie lake, but have not targeted them.
  7. I encourage you to continue. While your proportions are a little off-the wing is longer than classic proportions-that is okay if there is a reason for it. Changing a fly should solve a problem. Bass fishermen often "overdress" their flies to attract the fish's attention. Anyway, keep up the good work.
  8. I have heard of guys who only use a parachute Adams or a Royal Wuff, period. I know other guys who carry a bunch of fly boxes. I am a bit of a hoarder of feathers, myself, and get bored tying the same flies.
  9. I am amazed by your craftsmanship. And for a great cause.
  10. Excellent work! Every tyer works differently. You might need a place to put more flies for head cement to dry.
  11. DarrellP


    Would poppers, Clousers or Buggers be suitable?
  12. Lately I have been tying in my recliner with a portable tying station, while I watch the Braves play. Not ideal, but okay. Mostly streamers.
  13. We wrap our contact areas with hospital tape. It works for a while. Then replace.
  14. I have used the Feather Craft leaders with tippet rings and love them for poppers.
  15. In my kayak I wrap leaders around a piece of pool noodle with a cut to hang loop the knot in. Stick the knot in the cut, wrap, hook, done. I find myself using streamers more and more because I can see them. I don't have MD so I can't imagine how bad that is. My vision is just slowly getting to where I have trouble tying on anything smaller than a size 12, even with glasses. So, I tie up some leaders at home with my magnifier when going small. Mostly I fish warm water or salt, which of course helps, because of the larger flies. Maybe he should try streamers?
  16. Rent a kayak and fish the lagoon opposite the beach. Fish shoreline breaks. Clousers and poppers.
  17. If it ain't chartreuse, it ain't no use. I think Lefty said that
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