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  • Birthday 11/18/1967

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  1. Got my shirts last week! I'm Really pleased with them. Many Thanks SmallieHunter
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    Too bad the Canadian members do not show on the map, eh! There is good detail on the map within Canada, but no member flags. I assume that Zip codes are used to set the flags. Oh well. :dunno:
  3. I will buy 4 shirts. One of each in the following colors and sizes. one - Olive XL one - Charcoal XL one - Navy 3XL one - Maroon L FLYUSER
  4. Hi Olaf, This summers trip will be my first to Newfoundland (Labrador actually). We will have a Guide with the two of us full-time for the whole week. Needless to say the trip is costing us a few thousand! I got the recommended fly list from the Guide because I wanted to tie a bunch of our flies myself. I am sure we will end up buying some too, but tying the flies is part of the fun! :thumbsup: Jim
  5. I use the overhead room light which has two bulbs, a 100 Watt standing lamp beside the vise, a 100 Watt flood light directly above, and another 100 Watt flood light shining over my left shoulder. Needless to say I have no problem with shadows! The room does tend to heat up with all the those lights on. Flyuser
  6. Hi Olaf, I too am going to Newfoundland this summer to flyfish for Brook Trout. Here is a list of recommended flies I got from the Guide in Labrador. I am sure you will get numerous other suggestions. ***** Wet flies & Streamers - Muddler minnows (both standard and weighted); Clouser minnows in Foxee Redd and Chartreuse & White; olive woolhead sculpins; Woolly Buggers in black and olive; Egg sucking leech; Black leech; and Mickey Finn are good brookie patterns. For Northern pike, large red/white marabou and other gaudy flies attract strong strikes. Sizes in #4-8 are good in these patterns. Dry flies - Any of the Wulff patterns, Adams and Adams Irresistible, Black Gnat, Royal Coachman, bombers and orange bugs, Green Machine, mosquitos, stimulators in orange, yellow and olive, hair mice, Olch’s jointed lemmings, Humpys, caddis patterns, and dry stonefly are very effective. Sizes may vary from #8-16. Hatches are enormous at times and it pays to be prepared, so bring many of your own patterns along. Nymphs - Stoneflies and a variety of mayflies and caddis hatch regularly. Bead head nymphs in various colors, black and golden stonefly nymphs are effective. ***** Best of Luck Olaf. I hope you have an enjoyable trip. Will this be your first trip to Canada? Flyuser "A proud Canadian"
  7. I pick Tiemco first; Gamakatsu when I can find them; Mustad because there is a large selection in local fly shops. Flyuser
  8. Well Mark, I sincerely apologize for the inaccuracy. I most certainly am not going to argue with an Associate Professor of Chemistry about "known" versus "suspected" properties based on chemical structure. Speaking for myself: "suspected" based on similar chemical structure is good enough for me! I avoid inhaling organic solvents. Your point is well taken. Perhaps we have an Epidemiologist, or a Toxicologist who is a member of the Flytyingforum who can weigh-in with their scholarly opinion? :hyst: FLYUSER
  9. Just to be sure we all understand: Benzene is a known carcinogen Toluene is a known carcinogen <--- OOPS! I have been corrected! "suspected" not "known" Xylene(s) is (are) a known carcinogen <--- OOPS! I have been corrected! "suspected" not "known" ACETONE is a known carcinogen <--- OOPS! I have been corrected! "suspected" not "known" ALL these, and similar solvents, are organic compounds which are well known carcinogens. :shocking:<--- OOPS! "suspected" not "known" We should all use them in well ventilated areas. That is why it says so on the container! We REALLY NEED to pay attention to this and take action. Even setting up a fan to circulate the air more can help. "knowledge is power; protect your health" FLYUSER
  10. Al, I like the look of the Renegade! I did not know about this pattern. Tied three (two 14 one 16) dry versions tonight. Plan to tie a few more Dry's and and few Wets. It is a relatively easy pattern to tie! :thumbsup: FLYUSER P.S. Enjoyed your article too! :headbang:
  11. !! DYNA-KING !! I have the Supreme and LOVE IT!! :yahoo:
  12. My favourites: A. Dubbing of all types. B. Whiting 100's because before I started buying them picking out hackle the right size and length was a pain in the A@#! Least favourites: A. Pheasant herl. I always seem to break it or loose grip on it and it unwhines. :crying: B. The MANY packages of flash (35) I bought on EBAY in a "lot" and can't think of what the hell I am going to do with it all! Flyuser
  13. I have only one and do not think I will get any more: The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Everything else; specific patterns, etc. I have found by surfing the WWW. The videos listed here that you can down load are excellect. Much better than more books. Flyuser
  14. :headbang: Dyna-King Supreme!! :headbang: You will not regret it! Flyuser
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