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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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    Mink fur (and others)

    I did an inventory to the materials I have and found that I have more mink fur on the skin that I will ever need. I'd like to swap with other tyers who might have too much of a material and would...
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    Bobbin keeper

    I tie on the Norvise tying system with the auto-rewind feature. This makes it slightly more challanging to to store your bobbins without have to pulling the thread through the tube every time you...
  11. Foam offers so many opportunities to play at the...

    Foam offers so many opportunities to play at the vise. Well done!

    Jim Smith
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    Happy Birthday Uncle Jesse! You made another...

    Happy Birthday Uncle Jesse! You made another trip around the sun; and what a trip is was in 2020.

    Take care and stay safe.

    Jim Smith
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    I like this pattern. Original and it will work...

    I like this pattern. Original and it will work great for my fishing. Thanks for sharing it.

    Jim Smith
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    Jim, That's exactly what I ended up doing with...

    Jim, That's exactly what I ended up doing with both materials and books. Too much hassel to try to sell and I jsut wanted it to go to someone who would use it.

    Jim Smith
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    Very nice work! I guess you'll just have to let...

    Very nice work! I guess you'll just have to let the fish tell you which color looks best;)

    Jim Smith
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    Another beatutiful example of the art of fly...

    Another beatutiful example of the art of fly tying. Well done Byron; as usual.

    Jim Smith
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    Scrubby Leech

    Like many of the folks here on FAOL, I have been using different types of eyelash yarn in my fly tying for a number of years. I found one variety that I thought I'd share with my fellow FAOL...
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    Badbug, There are certainly plenty of gators...

    Badbug, There are certainly plenty of gators here in central Florida. The community I live in has five lakes ranging in size from 60 acres to about 120 acres. There are alligators in all of the...
  19. Steve, You're right. would it be okay of I...

    Steve, You're right. would it be okay of I loaded the tool chest with all my Whiting capes and saddles before I ship it to you, or would that be too heavy? ;)

    Jim
  20. Rick, Which we all know that is impossible...

    Rick,

    Which we all know that is impossible right???;)
  21. I also have a closet full of plastic totes loaded...

    I also have a closet full of plastic totes loaded with the larger materials. I think I may use these for tying tools and synthetic materials.

    Jim
  22. Is there such thing as too much storage space?

    I'm pretty sure that the answer is no. I picked up this beautiful solid oak machinest tool box at an Antique Mall today. It's 24" long, 20" tall and 9 inches deep. There's a total of 12 drawers...
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    Oldster, Thanks. I haven't really been gone,...

    Oldster, Thanks. I haven't really been gone, just not posting as much lately. I'm still hanging in there and loving life here in sunny Florida.

    Jim
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    A couple of Faux Fur baitfish

    In response to the request for more people to share patterns, I thought I'd post a few baitfish patterns I've been tying to use this winter and next spring. they are all tied with faux fur that I...
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    They look good to me, and I'm pretty sure that...

    They look good to me, and I'm pretty sure that the fish would agree with me.

    Jim Smith
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