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    Lastchance, The man who makes them is named...

    Lastchance, The man who makes them is named Jereamy Hanna and he sells them on Etsy. He makes the mugs (as well as other pottery items) and hand paints any species of fish you want. They aren't...
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    I am also a big fan of Bluegill art. I have...

    I am also a big fan of Bluegill art. I have several autographed prints of Blugill and other sunfish species hanging in my tying room including my latest acquisition from an artist up in Georgia who...
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    Morning coffee at the tying desk

    This not exactly fly fishing or tying, but rather another way to enjoy this wonderful pastime while I enjoy my morning coffee tying up some flies for the fall/winter season here in Florida. I got...
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    Baby Predator Worms

    After spending all day yesterday with cleanup after hurricane Ian, I thought I'd take a few moments at my fly tying desk to prepare for the fall/winter fishing season. I call these Baby Predator...
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    Tying a few Sliders for Bass

    I'm tying up a few poppers and sliders today and thought I'd share one of the diving sliders for some of the newer members. I use sequins as lips on the poppers and sliders that I want to dive a bit...
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    Tiny Craw pattern

    I was tying up some small jig flies on my split shot jigs and thought I'd try a tiny crawfish pattern. These jigs are made on size 6 Mustad 32500 BR jig hooks with small BB split shot crimped and...
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    Jig flies for fall bass

    I tied up a few more fox-fur jigs for the fall fishing season here in Florida. I like to make my own jigs using jig hooks and splitshot. I flatten the bottom of the splitshot which make the flies...
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    Patagonia Chest Waders

    SOLD - Thank you. - I have a pair of brand new, never worn, size XL Patagonia breatable waders that I don't need here in Florida. I will sell them for $50 plus actual shipping cost here in the...
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    Uncle Jesse, THanks for the tip. The Villiages...

    Uncle Jesse, THanks for the tip. The Villiages is about an hour away from me in Lakeland. I sne an email to the Healing Waters in North Florida, but I have not received any response as of yet. I...
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    Fly TYing Materials

    I use quite a bit of Kanekalon material from synthetic wings for streamers as well as popper tails, leech patterns, and dubbing brushes. That said, it is time for me thin out some of my supplies as...
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    All of the flies that you share with us are so...

    All of the flies that you share with us are so beautifully tied and this one is no exception. Love this patterns as it would be a great producer for both cold and warm water species.

    Thank for...
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    I am sorry to hear that. He was a good guy and...

    I am sorry to hear that. He was a good guy and always added value to the discussions here on FAOL.

    Jim Smith
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    Mike, Somewhat like old guys huh! Hope all's...

    Mike, Somewhat like old guys huh! Hope all's going well for you Mike.

    Jim
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    I tie flies to catch fish period, and it has been...

    I tie flies to catch fish period, and it has been my experience that flies tied that are scruffy and disheveled looking produce more hits and catch more fish. It's common knowledge that lions and...
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    I'm sorry that I laughed at the end of your...

    I'm sorry that I laughed at the end of your story, but only because I could picture myself doing exactly the same thing. When stuff like that happens, the only thing you can do is to laugh at...
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    My go-to is a five wt since the Tilapia can get...

    My go-to is a five wt since the Tilapia can get upto 8-10 lbs. I also use the great filet knife you sent me. Still sharp as a razor and just the right amount of flex. I haven't kept fish for...
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    Fishing in Central Florida

    I'm finding fishing in Central Florida a bit different than it was in Central Georgia. Part of that might be because I knew the 50-acre lake that I lived on like the back of my hand and the 100-acre...
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    It's gotten fairly warm here in Central Florida,...

    It's gotten fairly warm here in Central Florida, so many of the larger fish have gone deep. I can still pick up Bluegill, LM Bass and the occasional Tilapia.16005
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    Scott, You do amazing work! Beautiful patterns...

    Scott, You do amazing work! Beautiful patterns tied by an artist.
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    Nice selection of well-tied flies. Best of luck...

    Nice selection of well-tied flies. Best of luck this season.

    Jim Smith
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    Beautiful job on a very pretty pattern.

    Beautiful job on a very pretty pattern.
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    Ron, I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep...

    Ron, I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Take care and God Bless.

    Jim Smith
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    Seaguar Invizx is very good line. it's my go-to...

    Seaguar Invizx is very good line. it's my go-to fluorocarbon for spinning gear as well as tippet material.

    Jim Smith
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    The tail is made from Ice with some Badger...

    The tail is made from Ice with some Badger fibers. I don't know the correct name for that pattern and only named it that so I could find it again in my files.

    Best of luck

    Jim Smith
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    I've contacted the man who tied the pattern and...

    I've contacted the man who tied the pattern and asked him. I'll share that as soon as he responds.

    Jim Smith
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