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    Thank you for keeping us all in the loop. ...

    Thank you for keeping us all in the loop. Prayers to Jack and his family for a speedy and complete recovery.

    Jim Smith
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    Pretty poppers! I usually tie my poppers out of...

    Pretty poppers! I usually tie my poppers out of closed-cell foam using a dremel like a tiny lathe to shape them. I've not tried the booby fly. How does it produce for you?

    Jim Smith
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    I got a couple of them at Target and the...

    I got a couple of them at Target and the remainder of them from Amazon.com

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017IS7YI2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00

    Jim Smith
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    Here are some of the Mop Flies I tied up from the...

    Here are some of the Mop Flies I tied up from the video link posted by Uncle Jesse. They look like they'll work great to me, but I guess I'll have to go ask the fish as soon as it warms back up. I...
  5. This item has been sold. Please remove this...

    This item has been sold. Please remove this listing.

    Jim Smith
  6. Thank you for your interest. I've replied to...

    Thank you for your interest. I've replied to both PMs.

    Jim
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    Appalachan Angler - We can also fish all year...

    Appalachan Angler - We can also fish all year round with the exception of the rather rare snowy, windy days. Since I retired and started my own business I've been too busy working which is all my...
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    It's great to have a dedicated tying desk. That...

    It's great to have a dedicated tying desk. That one should work out well for you. Congratulations!

    Jim Smith
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    It's almost time!!!

    We're having some nice weather here in Georgia and it will only be a few more weeks before the bass and bream are in their spring feeding frenzy. I got to spent some time at the tying bench a few...
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    Happy Birthday Jesse! I was wondering why the...

    Happy Birthday Jesse! I was wondering why the Gwinnette County Fire Department was on standby yesterday, it must have been because of all those candles burning on your birthday cake set off the...
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    A complete set of professionally made, hardened steel, turning mandrels including, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2. Each mandrel is approximately 14...
  12. Thread: Knot?

    by James Smith
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    Jeremy, I must admit that I've never gotten to...

    Jeremy, I must admit that I've never gotten to the point of measuring the strength via pull tests on a variety of hooks and line weights. I am curious however, what knot are you referring to that...
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    For those of you (us) that have arthritis...

    For those of you (us) that have arthritis starting in on our hands/fingers, you can try the cinch tie knot tyer. Here's a link to a video showing it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mD9zJwgyeo
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  14. Thread: Knot?

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    Since I fish mainly sub-surface flies, I switched...

    Since I fish mainly sub-surface flies, I switched to a non-slip loop knot that Left Kreh showed me at one of the FF shows I tied at. http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/non-slip-loop-knot/ It is...
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    You can also use cotton balls dipped in cedar oil...

    You can also use cotton balls dipped in cedar oil inside the salt shakers which allows you to keep the cedar smell nice and strong. After a while the cedar blocks or chips dry out and lose their...
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    I actually found a bunch of the old glass with...

    I actually found a bunch of the old glass with chrome top salt shakers at Goodwill. They cost me about 50 cents each and I have not problems with them at all.
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    I found that keeping old glass salt shakers with...

    I found that keeping old glass salt shakers with a piece of dog flea collar in each of the containers I keep my fly tying materials in helps kill bugs and keeps others from attacking my material. ...
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    Welcome from the even Greater Southeast;) Feel...

    Welcome from the even Greater Southeast;) Feel free to jump into any threads that sound interesting to you. We always like new ideas and different perspectives (at least most of us do).

    Jim Smith
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    I have one small lake (30ish acres) I fish that...

    I have one small lake (30ish acres) I fish that also offers good fly fishing for channel cats. While I usually target bass, I can always tell when I've hooked a channel cat as they usually go deep...
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    I'll take the TMC 2457 size 12 hooks. Please PM...

    I'll take the TMC 2457 size 12 hooks. Please PM the total and your PayPal and I'll make the payment.

    Jim Smith
  21. That looks funny until someone smashes their head...

    That looks funny until someone smashes their head against the concrete and goes into a comma of runs off in front of a bus and gets killed. Probably okay of they shocked them right away, but...
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    Brad, Thank you for letting us know. I will...

    Brad,

    Thank you for letting us know. I will keep Jack in my prayers for a speedy and complete recovery from any health issues he may have.

    Take care and God Bless.

    Jim Smith
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    I found that I have enough for one more set of 50...

    I found that I have enough for one more set of 50 flies if anyone is interested. These are primarily warm water patterns with a number that branch over to cold water like wooly buggers etc. Some of...
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    kyflyguy, Here's a link to an article written by...

    kyflyguy, Here's a link to an article written by one of the members here on FAOL. http://www.flyfisherman.com/featured/the-best-fly-tying-vise/ If you are not familiar with Han Weilenmann, he is an...
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    Just a note to let folks know that I had a number...

    Just a note to let folks know that I had a number of people respond and I believe that the packages I prepare for these people will use up all the "surplus" flies I have available. If I find that I...
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