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    Just to add some info regarding painting a blank....

    Just to add some info regarding painting a blank.
    While doing a restoration of an old rod for myself as an experiment, I used Krylon spray paint (for plastics) and once the blank was stripped and...
  2. Way to go David............Crappies yet! ...

    Way to go David............Crappies yet!
    Although Spring seems to be arriving early here in Ontario, the lakes are still ice covered and unsafe to be on, big Steelhead rivers running too high and...
  3. It was May 1985 using my first deer hair popper...

    It was May 1985 using my first deer hair popper on my first custom built rod that I had made. I'll never forget how the fish came from no where and ate that fly, but after the fish was released I...
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    Your post says it all! I only wish my first...

    Your post says it all!
    I only wish my first Adams looked anywhere near as good as yours.
    A little luck when you fish that fly and your wishes may come true.

    Keep tying!
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    Boy, what an elegant looking fly! Scott, you...

    Boy, what an elegant looking fly!
    Scott, you continue to provide us with such astonishing SBS photos of so many great patterns. Although I may never tie many of them, I certainly visit this site...
  6. Don't know or care about his tying skills for...

    Don't know or care about his tying skills for there are so many "great names" out there, but I'm certainly going to get his magic tool now that I was put onto it by Scott........thanks...
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    Beautiful fish. I saw a video from a friend in...

    Beautiful fish. I saw a video from a friend in Australia and was amazed at the powerful fight they put up. Let's just hope that they never get "accidently" introduced to your waterways down there and...
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    Oh boy! Those are nice sized Crappies which have...

    Oh boy! Those are nice sized Crappies which have become harder to find here in Canada, because more folks are fishing them now. So much so that there are now strict catch & keep limits on them. Years...
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    Nice. I've heard and read about Patagonia being...

    Nice. I've heard and read about Patagonia being such a beautiful "go to" place to fish and should be on everyone's bucket list. To see these photos of the country, water and fish are just that....
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    I'm sure your wife likes the idea of you having...

    I'm sure your wife likes the idea of you having your own tying desk rather than the kitchen table. Just be careful not to ask to have dinner served to you while you are in the middle of a tying...
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    Great idea about the cedar chips. They smell a...

    Great idea about the cedar chips. They smell a whole lot better than the moth balls I have always used.
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    Welcome to the site! You'll get lots of info...

    Welcome to the site!
    You'll get lots of info here from the many folks with a lot more experience than me. Just don't be afraid to ask questions of any type.
    IMO, this is one of the better sites for...
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    Betty; At first you might be apprehensive about...

    Betty;
    At first you might be apprehensive about starting that rod build, but once you start spining the blank and get all your components ready to go, you'll get the itch back to complete the...
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    Chinchilla

    Happy New Year from Canada!

    Kind of an odd question, but do any of you folks know of or heard of a pattern that calls for Chinchilla hair?

    We all use a multitude variety of hair in our craft,...
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    IMO, Save yourself the hassle. As mentioned...

    IMO, Save yourself the hassle. As mentioned above....Junk it or use it for wire.
    Nothing worse than spending quality time tying a long lost pattern and having shredded/broken thread because of a...
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    Thanks Scott. Never thought of the dubbing loop...

    Thanks Scott. Never thought of the dubbing loop idea.
    I'm really old school I guess, for I tie my Muddlers fairly traditional, but just scale down all the materials to suit the hook size. Deer hair...
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    I also agree with what's been noted above. IMO, I...

    I also agree with what's been noted above. IMO, I believe in research based on your pocket book. To find a vice that will suit your needs now and into the future yet, fitting in with your pocket book...
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    Scott; That clear plastic clip you have to hold...

    Scott;
    That clear plastic clip you have to hold the deer hair looks interesting. May I ask where/how I can find such a thing?
    Living in rural Ontario Canada puts me at a disadvantage for getting...
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    Scott, you continue to amaze me with such...

    Scott, you continue to amaze me with such fabulous SBS photo work..............I love it! Sure thing that anyone who has never tied before could certainly learn how to just by reading your posts....
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    Whooooooo...........there must be lots of fly...

    Whooooooo...........there must be lots of fly tiers down there! Sure would be nice to even see a wall like that in person, for any fly shop that you could find here in Canada would be few and very...
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    BigDan.......after seeing and reading about that...

    BigDan.......after seeing and reading about that spot down south, I can't see why any Canadian would even think of wanting to go there to see such lousy scenery and to fish for minnows, when we can...
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    Why do they call them...

    Why do they call them Shellcrackers?..................I'll bet they are tasty too!
  23. Well now, where did they come from??? I just...

    Well now, where did they come from??? I just purchased some tools from them and did not see them available on their web page.
  24. There you go............thanks for posting that...

    There you go............thanks for posting that pic for me so others can see what we've been talking about.
    I certainly wonder what's up that I cannot post pictures on this site??
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    What a nice looking fish!................we don't...

    What a nice looking fish!................we don't have those beauties up here, just normal monsters with big lips of which I haven't been able to hook yet......ha!
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