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    Thanks Mike. It appears that you are moving in...

    Thanks Mike. It appears that you are moving in the wrong direction for your retirement, unless of course you're preparing for global warming;) I hope everything is going well for you and yours and...
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    Mettalic Fry Flie

    I enjoy messing around with new non-traditional fly tying materials when I find them. I tied these un on size 10 jig hooks with a bead head so that they would ride hook point up. I will be using...
  3. So sorry to hear of your mishap. I'm glad that...

    So sorry to hear of your mishap. I'm glad that you're both safe and that nothing irreplaceable was lost. I switched over to a Hobie PA kayak for the stability. Great boats, but they are rather...
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    My pleasure. Best of luck. Jim

    My pleasure. Best of luck.

    Jim
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    Considering that the only time I ever drove a...

    Considering that the only time I ever drove a real motorcycle was when I was 14, and that lasted about 1.5 seconds. My brother and I would take on a winter fixer-up project every fall, usually old...
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    Rick, Thanks. My intent was to have the blade...

    Rick,

    Thanks. My intent was to have the blade "flutter" on the drop as I fish this pattern with fairly fast 6-8 inch strips with a 1 - 2 second pause between strips. Works great so I guess I...
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    Hardtail Harley flies

    I enjoy fishing for Bluegill with my 8 ft 3 weight fly rod. With the warm weather we've been having, I decided to tie up a couple of flies that will go a bit deeper after the big bluegill that live...
  8. An all black mohair yarn leech tied on a 2xl size...

    An all black mohair yarn leech tied on a 2xl size 10 hook works great for me as well. I tie in a bit of long black rabbit fur for the tail, then tie in the mohair yarn at the bend of the hook. I...
  9. In the warmer weather like mid-summer, the...

    In the warmer weather like mid-summer, the bluegill often go a bit deeper. I like to use Cap Spiders fished just off of wed lines, brush deep drop-off. Here's the link to a video made by the guy...
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    Cute little fly. I have a small "mouse" pattern...

    Cute little fly. I have a small "mouse" pattern that I tie for Bluegill fishing. It's based on the Splinter Mouse pattern. I play around with the tail material, this one happens to have a bit of...
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    Thank you for sharing this with us. I will keep...

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I will keep Jack and his family in my prayers.

    God Bless.

    Jim Smith
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    I am sorry to hear this. I will keep her in my...

    I am sorry to hear this. I will keep her in my prayers for a rqpid and complete recovery. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Jim Smith
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    ScottP Here's a link to a video showing step by...

    ScottP Here's a link to a video showing step by step of this great looking pattern..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQli-phMQXc
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    I find that my flies, especially leech patterns...

    I find that my flies, especially leech patterns seem to be even more effective when they get tattered looking. I keep fishing them until I can see bare hook shank or I donate them to a submerged...
  15. Can't you just get the attachment that fits into...

    Can't you just get the attachment that fits into any vise jaws to tie tube flies? That way, you can at least try tying them for a while to see if you like tying and fishing them. ...
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    Here's a Scientific Angler System 2 reel that...

    Here's a Scientific Angler System 2 reel that would fit the bill for you. It's on Ebay, but if you're careful you may be able to get it for a good price. They aren't fancy, but they are built like...
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    Very nice tie on a great looking pattern.

    Very nice tie on a great looking pattern.
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    Uncle Jesse, Thank you for sharing the link to...

    Uncle Jesse, Thank you for sharing the link to the memorial video for Warren. He was a terrific guy, and although we never met in person, we communicated a number of times and he was a good friend...
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    I am so sorry to hear this. Warren was a great...

    I am so sorry to hear this. Warren was a great guy and he will be missed. I will continue to keep his wife and family in my prayers.

    Jim Smith
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    I love finding "new" material not intended for...

    I love finding "new" material not intended for fly tying. Can you post a photo of one spool with packaging so I know what to look for.

    Thanks.

    Jim Smith
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    Thank you for keeping us informed of Warren's...

    Thank you for keeping us informed of Warren's condition. I am keeping him and his wife in my prayers. God Bless.

    Jim Smith
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    Thank you again for keeping us up to date on...

    Thank you again for keeping us up to date on Warren and how he is doing, and please let Warren know that we are thinking of him and keeping him in our prayers.

    Jim Smith
  23. Very nice pattern. I have switched over to...

    Very nice pattern. I have switched over to Arctic fox for pretty much all of the patterns I tie that call for a marabou tail. I find that the Arctic Fox fur is MUCH more durable and doesn't break...
  24. A slight variation of the Splinter Mouse

    This is not an original pattern, but rather a variation of the Splinter Mouse pattern which is actually a variation on the Gurgler pattern, that I use for LM bass. I thought I'd like to add some...
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    Fun to tie and quite often, they seem to work...

    Fun to tie and quite often, they seem to work better than foam or hard bodied poppers. I think that may be because the Deer Hair soaks up some water, causing a slower more natural movement in the...
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