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Mark Knapp

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  1. 21 hours ago, SBPatt said:
    Leggy Pennell Muddler
    hook - WFC Model 3 #10
    thread - Uni 8/0 black 
    tag - medium tinsel silver
    tail - golden pheasant tippet
    rib - small wire silver
    body - Ice Dub peacock black 
    body hackle - black
    shoulder - Amherst pheasant tippet 
    collar/head - pronghorn white

    I figured out it's the contrast of colors in flies like these that make me like them so much

  2. On 8/2/2022 at 10:57 AM, SBPatt said:

    Spruce Moth Muddler


    And it's open for two months.

    And it's open for two months.


    hook - WFC Model 3 #12
    thread - Uni 6/0 tan 
    tail - Congo Hair shiner tan
    body - mini flat braid root beer
    wing case - 1mm foam tan
    wing/head - deer hair

    I like the spruce moth muddler. Lots of applications up here.

  3. On 7/27/2022 at 4:59 PM, mikechell said:

    Welcome back Mark!  How'd the fishing trip go?  Er ... no need to reply here, but I'm glad to see you're back.

    The highlight was the 112 pound halibut I caught. It was on conventional gear. The weather was not suitable for fly fishing.

    I wish the best health for everybody.

  4. On 7/5/2022 at 5:13 AM, SBPatt said:

    Muddled Kate McLaren (variation)




    Aiming for a sparser head on this one.

    hook - WFC Model 3 #10
    thread - Uni 6/0 black
    tag - medium tinsel opal 
    tail - yarn sunburst
    rib - small wire silver
    body  - Ice Dub black
    body hackle - dark ginger
    shoulder - golden pheasant body feather yellow 
    collar/head - deer hair


    I love this one especially for some reason.

  5. 6 minutes ago, flytire said:

    I basically follow the order of materials as written in a fly recipe

    why hackles are before or after a wing, i have no idea but maybe the hackle in front of the wing may push more water and give the fly a little wiggle to attract a fish

    why is it a beard hackle or wrapped hackle i have no idea

    i prefer a tying a beard/throat hackle under the hook shank rather than wrapping the hackle and then pulling it down under the hook shank to resemble a beard/throat. it basically gives the same appearance. at least to me

    thats my story and i'm sticking to it 😃

    Well said, I agree with you.

  6. 23 hours ago, mikechell said:

    Admin, Mark, yes ... but also bulk I would think.  

    My company used to contract me out to another company teach their dealership courses.  I'm not saying the names, just to be "legal".  The company I taught for is FedEx's largest customer, shipping more in one year than most do in 4.  Because of that, their shipping charges were ... ridiculously low.  I.E. shipping a "Pelican" brand tool case cost us $120.00 with UPS on average, when we're doing government classes.  When we taught dealer classes, we used their FedEx account and paid $26.00 for the same box.  UPS is less expensive that FedEx, so I don't know what the actual savings are.

    So, I assume this "pirate ship" company has worked out a bulk rate deal with USPS.  

    Could be.

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