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    Very nice SM Bass. Well done! Jim Smith

    Very nice SM Bass. Well done!

    Jim Smith
  2. THank you. I REALLY like this type of posting. ...

    THank you. I REALLY like this type of posting. Living in Florida, I don't have a real need to tie too many of the beautiful trout and salmon patterns I see here on FAOL fly Tying board, so showing...
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    I always use a loop knot that Lefty Kreh taught...

    I always use a loop knot that Lefty Kreh taught me when I met him at a show I was tying at. I mainly fish subsurface patterns, but I also use the loop knot for poppers and sliders.

    Jim Smith
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    Silver Creek - You mail box is full

    Just checking to see that you got the package okay?

    Jim Smith
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    What a beautiful family. Congratulations and...

    What a beautiful family. Congratulations and welcome back.

    Jim Smith
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    Another beautiful job on a very pretty pattern. ...

    Another beautiful job on a very pretty pattern. Well done!

    Jim Smith
  7. Thread: 6-25-2021

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    Looks like you did very well, especially...

    Looks like you did very well, especially considering the conditions you were fishing. Well done!

    Jim Smith
  8. Thread: UV epoxy

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    UV epoxy

    A while back someone here generously shared some UV epoxy that he had created with me, but I can not remember who is was. If you remember this, please send me a private message.

    Thank you very...
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    Thanks for your kind words. The end oposite of...

    Thanks for your kind words. The end oposite of the needle is simply a cap. That said, I could add a seam ripper to that end which come in very handy for cutting thread in tight spots. You are spot...
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    Dubbing Pick

    I made one of these for my tying bench and it turned out to be so incredibly useful that I made several others. Just sharing this for other crafty people if they want to add a really handy tool to...
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    Another beautiful job! Jim Smith

    Another beautiful job!

    Jim Smith
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    Mike, Thanks for the kind words. That said,...

    Mike,

    Thanks for the kind words. That said, brilliant? (not really), Cleaver? Sometimes. It does work great though. So well that my wife has commandeered the second one for her own use.
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    Beautiful job! It is a bit ironic however that...

    Beautiful job! It is a bit ironic however that you chose a blind eye hook to get back into the tying game:) Well done and welcome back. It's great to see you tying and posting again.

    Jim Smith
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    An idea for your fly tying area

    I posted this on Face Book, so if you are a member there as well, please excuse the double posting. I thought I'd share it here for any folks who may not use FB. While I am fortunate to have a very...
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    While I think we all agree that this site is not...

    While I think we all agree that this site is not as active as in the past, I still consider everyone here my FAOL friends and internet family. I think that the expansion of the internet, especially...
  16. Thread: Robin

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    Absolute perfection!

    Absolute perfection!
  17. Thread: Iris Ant

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    Very clever. Jim Smith

    Very clever.

    Jim Smith
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    Mike, You are too kind. You are also my oldest...

    Mike, You are too kind. You are also my oldest (not by age of course) of any of my "digital" friends.

    Take care my friend and stay safe.

    Jim
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    I freely admit that I tie for the pleasure of...

    I freely admit that I tie for the pleasure of tying and to catch fish with the flies I tie, not fishermen. That said, when I had been tying for a couple of years, I entered a number of contests...
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    Actually, the contest is over on Facebook and I...

    Actually, the contest is over on Facebook and I got knocked out in the first round of the competition. No worries though. I joined for the fun of it and figured I tie something completely different...
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    Fly Tying Contest

    Thanks for taking a look at the flies in the contest. I decided to tie a pattern I had never tied before and logistically it was a challenge. Not a lot of room when you're tying two streamers on a...
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    The lake I live on has wild Tilapia which are...

    The lake I live on has wild Tilapia which are raised in clean water and only eat natural foods from the environment. That said, I don't keep fish to eat, so they're safe from me.

    Jim Smith
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    Looks like one of those all purpose flies that...

    Looks like one of those all purpose flies that catches fish in a wide variety of conditions.

    Jim Smith
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    Lee s, Yes, I've been tying on Norvise for quite...

    Lee s, Yes, I've been tying on Norvise for quite a few years and the products last a LONG time. I can't imagine trying to switch back to "traditional" bobbins now. I find that I use clear mono for...
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    John, Thank you for the information. I use lots...

    John, Thank you for the information. I use lots of dubbing loops and will give this a try. I'm working on "designing" some patterns that will coax the big Tilapia in the lake I live on to take...
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