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Mark Knapp

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  1. You don't have to be sorry. We're all buds here.
  2. No he didn't, he was referring to what I said just before you clicked. Read UP ⬆️ Do some school work. 😁 Any more silvers in the river yet?
  3. Care to elaborate on what you meant by "I've always wanted to trap a hair" then.
  4. TIER has some videos about that. 😁
  5. You talked me into it, but I forgot my Amazon pass word, I'll get my wife to do it when she gets off the phone (she knows all the passwords). She's arguing with the post office about insurance on a carving that got wrecked twice in shipping. This could take a while.
  6. I'd love to hear what you have to say.
  7. Never seen one before either. Looks like it would be great long handled hackle pliers. Might be worth a try for five bucks. Sometimes my long handle pliers are cumbersome on a small fly. I'm probably not going to order one but if I saw one at my local store, I'd throw it in the shopping basket.
  8. I have several inflatables and folding boats, and have been a floater for about 30 years, both in guiding and in my own pursuits. Like everything, they all have their advantages and disadvantages. I have two Ally Pac Canoes and one Russian army surplus folding Kayak, a 21 footer with three cockpits. They all work well in smooth water. In rough water, an inflatable is preferable. I personally wouldn't even think about one of the inexpensive inflatables for reasons already mentioned (except to try the kayak experience without soaking too much money into it at first). The inexpensive ones are susceptible to popping, and who wants to mess with that? A good quality inflatable is almost unsinkable in regular fishing situations. They bounce off of rocks and pointy stobs with no problems. Hooks won't penetrate unless you do something really silly. They generally have at least three compartments and you'd have to pop them all to sink the dang thing. We carry knives with rounded tips (but with sharp edges) when using inflatables. Inflatables go together faster and more easily than the folding boats. If you should damage an inflatable, the repairs are not difficult, just a little trickier than patching a hip boot. If you damage a folding boat, (like break a rib) repairs are more of a problem. One draw back to kayaks is that you are seated very low in them and some people find it difficult to sit with legs straight out in front of them for long periods of time. Fly casting can be a little more difficult in a kayak than in other boats. On the other hand, you don't have to bend over very far to net or release a fish.
  9. Nice, what kind of salmon is that? Any more, now-a-days, it's hard to tell just by the location and a picture, what with all the introductions of new species these days. What fly did you use?
  10. Nice bug Chug. No worries on the elk hair, let me know when you need more.
  11. Goodness, that looks good. Put on some purple hackle and some purple in the body and it's perfect for Halloween.
  12. Very cool. Try not to be so humble. We know you're a stud.
  13. "That's a good idea" Quote from "Never Cry Wolf"
  14. I see a bunch of them on eBay https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=fish+skin+fly+boxes&_sacat=0 Carbondale CO.
  15. Wow, that's a pretty place. Very nice.
  16. No, I've been cutting them out by hand with scissors. The idea of a cutter or burner is intriguing though.
  17. #16 parachute extended body Mayfly Hook - #16 hook I got with a bunch of stuff Thread - 6/0 Danville's med olive Tail - Lemon wood duck flank, Micro-fibettes, clear cling wrap, amber scintilla dubbing Abdomen - olive CDC Wing - wood duck flank Hackle - Med dun rooster saddle hackle
  18. Yep, it was a crisp, clear fall day. Just perfect.
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