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  1. just how many responses of "nice fly" do you really need to read on any particular thread? i always use the "view new posts" option. i would hate to have to click on the same thread 340 times just to keep reading " nice fly" every time one of the lurkers became a member and said "nice fly". i am guilty of doing this myself from time to time but there are plenty of times i have not. This place is a resource for many, including myself and i certainly dont call Websters Dictionary and tell them "nice job" everytime i look up a word. Enjoy the resource and the friendships and be glad this resource is not inundated with spam posts. just my humble opinion.
  2. beautiful fly. very well done. hopefully i'll be able to pull off one as nice as that someday
  3. another nice step by step http://www.flyguysoutfitting.com/clouserdeepminnow.html
  4. just did my first one...this is going to be a productive fly i can just feel it. EDIT: just another pic of a few more
  5. wasnt sure if PHOTO forum or TIPS AND TRICKS forum was more appropriate for this one. I have discovered a new way to quickly de-line a reel. :dunno: :bugeyes: :hyst:
  6. that was tied up with Icelandic Sheep Hair
  7. Hokey smokes Bullwinkle. WOW.
  8. Alex i went to college in Cobleskill and there were tons of great streams in Scoharie county. I did not flyfish at the time and i still dont stream fish but i had alot of friends that would go out every weekend. My Turfgrass professor was an avid trout fisherman and was always out. Grab a topo map and make the quick drive down 88 and you'll be in heaven.
  9. two days ago i had the windows open it was so nice..tonight i drive home from work in a blinding snowstorm. what a tease. this sucks!
  10. yes, after doing some more "research" i have decided to tie some existing patterns in the appropriate colors even if they dont have the same body shape. Eventually will be able to get out there and see which works best.
  11. yes, deer hair. i hadnt left myself much room so my head is a little smaller than the one in the book. i also want to make sure i can get it down so dont want too much floatyness. page 36 for those following along at home. :-)
  12. http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=fly+...video&hl=en
  13. i had to Google Matuka cuz i did not know what it was. I can pull that one off. Just need to make a quick shopping trip. Which i pretty much do every weekend now. Sounds like a complaint, but it isnt. I am loving this. :-)
  14. is that ok?...hope i didnt break some kind of taboo. was flipping through "Flies for Bass and Panfish" looking for sunfish imitations and most of the stuff in there needed materials i dont have. This was one that i could do with what i had so i just did it up with the necessary colors. Apparently Mr. Dahlberg said that pattern was more productive "than all the rest of the flies combined" at the smallmouth camp he guided when a teenager.
  15. so maybe i should put a little clear nail polish over that dot now before i drop it in the water...LOL
  16. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by Twofingerz: Sunny Day
  17. i like that going to have to try that one
  18. ugh..what a nite..work sucks...i need to win the lottery ok here are couple of pics....one of the fly dry, and the second one with it wet down. i am not completely happy with it and i am sure i could do a better job in the future. maybe i just need to aquire some more materials that would give me more ooptions on tyin this up. i am always up for buying more stuff..LOL thank you all for your suggestions. what do you think of it so far?.
  19. I do a couple half hitches before I whip finish because I know its going to take more than one attempt to do it right, and I want to get good at it.
  20. what technique and/or materials would you use to create a fly to match this sunfish? I am trying to duplicate the look of a small one tied on to a size 2 hook. will post my first attempt later cuz i dont want to influence any possible ideas. i am not happy with my first attempt but that is probably more due to me being a newb and not having the necessary experience to pull it off.
  21. looks like most quilting threads are cotton and some sewing threads now are polyester core covered with cotton. there are full polyester threads as is the case with the glow in the dark thread i use for my firefly imitation. and also 100% nylon threads. they are all round though. http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/Mach...oidery/Threads/
  22. its gotta be the small fingers. i could never do that good on a "first" of anything with these meathooks
  23. i did it.....i think :dunno: worry about the wiggle half next time. just see if i can do the lip for now. damn you guys make everything look so easy. i dont know how i get myself in these situations.LOL this tie was difficult for me. perhaps a little too advanced for my limited experience. only took me an hour and a half. :bugeyes: i think i used to large of a bunch of hair when i tied in the lip. i need a big sign next to my tieing spot that reads LESS IS MORE! two pics, same fly, opposite sides.
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