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  1. 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.
  2. And the fines, if I understand correctly, are enormous.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Thanks, Niveker for posting the pics. My green jig has been working great for me lately. OK, Johnw1986, there is your picture. What kind of Chenille and where did you get it? My sister is out of the hospital and doing much better. Thanks to all of you for your well-wishes. Take care BB
  10. Guys, the jigs are FINALLY in the mail and on their way back to you. I had planned to get that done yesterday, but my younger sister was rushed to the hospital yesterday and spent last night in the CCU. It takes a little more than an hour to get there so I spent a large chunk of the day just seeing to that. My older sister was out of town and so I was the only family member available to check on her. Thanks to all of you for participating. BB
  11. My buddy and I caught 32 Crappie, 1 hybrid (white bass & stripper. The SCDNR and GaDNR stock them in our lake) and one "Spot," Spotted Bass (Invasive species) yesterday. Richmce"s jigs arrived today. The Post Office is open 1 hour tomorrow & I have a confllict, so it will be the first of the week before I can get them out. Thanks to all who participated. BB
  12. Stabgnid’s Set arrived yesterday. Waiting for 1 last set BB
  13. We received another set of jigs from Niveker. Nice set. Thanks Niveker. We are waiting on 2 more sets and I believe they have both been mailed. I will turn the jigs around and get them headed back to you guys as soon as I get those last 2 sets. BB
  14. DarrelP your jigs are here and they are sweeeeeet! Thanks. BB
  15. As requested, the first post of this thread has been updated to show Received sets. BB
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