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About breambuster

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  • Birthday 11/16/1948

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  1. Hey Guys, I guess you may have noticed that I haven’t been around for a while. I have had a major downturn in my health in the last year. It began last Thanksgiving with an attack of an autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis. It caused me to develop atypical pneumonia which brought on afib. That quickly became a Myastenia flare which isn’t a nice thing to have. Long story short, my fly fishing and fly tying days are over. I’m too unsteady on my feet to even attempt to wade a mountain stream and my hands are too shaky to even attempt to tie a fly. I do still tie some 1/16 oz crappie jigs and fish fairly often with a neighbor who has a boat. We live on Lake Hartwell on the SC/Ga line. I have a new pair of waders that I wore once while doing a baptismal service and a pair of wading boots that have never been worn. And a legal size, four drawer file cabinet that is overflowing with materials. If anyone is interested in getting any of these items, PM me. Otherwise, I will say that it’s been a joy to be a part of the flytyingforum over the past few years. Thanks to everyone who has swapped with me in the past. It’s been great knowing you guys and sharing this great adventure. Tight lines to all. BB
  2. Yeap for right now, anyway. Trying to hold on to it as long as I can. I fished twice last week, but probably will only go once this week because of Dr's visits, and other things. I had a rare day last week and caught 12 while my buddy who ALWAYS out-fishes me caught 4. That white jig was tearing them up, but know it won't last. We will find a hot jig for a few days and then they move on to something else and we are trying to figure it out again. The skill I really am lacking is dock shooting. I know basically HOW to do it, but having an idea as to HOW and actually DOING it are 2 different things. BB
  3. Pretty tough. I have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Myasthenia Gravis. Pretty tough stuff. No cure. Just infusions to treat the symptoms. I had a “flare” which means a major attack about Thanksgiving. Was in the hospital 3 times from Thanksgiving until right after New Years.
  4. Hey Guys, can anyone help me identify what type of Chenille this is? I’ve had good success with a simple jig thatvthecCrapoie can’t resist, but before I run out of chenille, I’d like to get some more. Only problem is that I no longer have the original packaging and I don’t know what it is. It’s a #2 or #3 white chenille with just an occasional bit of sparkle in it that sometimes looks silver and at other times it looks gold. Does anyone a thought as to what it is? Thanks BB
  5. Now, if you could come up with a way to tie the little C’dads on a 1/16 or a 1/32 oz Crappie jig head, I would be all in. Any thoughts on that?
  6. I always thought a mosquito was a fairly easy tie. BB
  7. Rick Ziegler, sorry to be so long in posting. I.wont.go into.details, but I just.opened Secret Santa today and.got.a.super set of flies from you and.a.VERY nice fly.box. Thanks.so.much Breambuster
  8. The oldest American fly would be an interesting subject. As Nikever said, there are some who believe the Cherokee Indians were fishing with an old pattern called the “Yallerhammer” when the whites first arrived in America. How much farther back it goes into antiquity beyond that is anyone’s guess. It was tied with half of a small wing feather from a Yellow Flicker woodpecker, now an endangered and protected species. Our Southern Highlanders call the Yellow Flicker a “Yeller Hammer.” “Yeller” being our mispronunciation of Yellow and hammer because of the noise it makes pecking on dead trees, I suppose. Some have tied a good imitation of it using a dyed dove wing feather for the Yellow Flicker wing feather. So far, all my attempts to tie it have failed.
  9. And the fines, if I understand correctly, are enormous.
  10. ME! ALABAMA??? I’ll have you know I pull for 3 teams on Saturday. In the order of preference, first, I am a Clemson Tiger FAN! GO Tigers. #2 on my list is the Univ of Tenn Volunteers. GO Vols! And #3 is whoever plays Carolina (Gamecocks) Univ of S Carolina. I would pull for ANYONE who plays the Univ of S Carolina.
  11. Have you tried WhiteTail Fly Tieing? Give them a call and tell them what you are looking for. They are very cordial and helpful about that sort of thing. They are now in Chapel Hill, NC.
  12. I’ve never used it, but why not put some of the material in some water and watch how high and how long it floats. That should tell you something. BB
  13. Flytire, I’ve been admiring your work for some time and want to thank you for posting the pictures. You certainly do have the skills. AND a large collection of materials. Have you ever thought about publishing a book of fly patterns. You, no doubt, have the ability to pull it off. Great job, and thanks. BB
  14. I just placed an order for 9 items, I think, and all 9 were shipped the next day. The web store is Whitetail Fly Tieing. (That is the correct spelling for the name of the business.) These are really super people to work with. It was originally owned by Chris Helms. Now it’s own by the Richardson’s. BB
  15. Steve, it’s really simple. I used a strand of white Chenille and a strand of blue Chenille and twisted them together. Actually, I stole this pattern off of YouTube. The tyer’s name is Roman Avila and the pattern is “Monky Milk.” (His misspelling.) He shows how to twist the strands of Chenille. Actually, this guy has a lot of videos and some good ideas. I had to get used to his accent, but I’ve enjoyed watching his videos. Check him out. BB
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