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  1. Thread: Hello, all.

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    Hello, all.

    I was here for a while a couple of years ago, and bombed out of a monthly swap obligation because of work and school getting in the way.

    Things got pretty crazy for a while, and school, home, and...
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    I also had trouble getting used to bifocals, but...

    I also had trouble getting used to bifocals, but I had the line. The optician told me I could come back and exchange the lenses up to 30 days later at no additional cost. I ended up taking him up...
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    How about AK's Hopper.

    How about AK's Hopper.
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    Is that why they call you that?

    Is that why they call you that?
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    Sending out flies tomorrow.

    Sending out flies tomorrow.
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    I think I'll tie a Fishy Fullum foam bug. I...

    I think I'll tie a Fishy Fullum foam bug. I can't imaginne not fishing for bluegill and other panfish.

    I posted this elsewhere here, but here it is again from Friday afternoon.
  7. Thread: I quit work

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    I quit work

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    early today, because all I was doing was busywork. Instead, I went fishing for bluegills, and just finished eating two of them.

    60 degrees in Chester County PA, fishing in a park pond, and...
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    #10 or 12 chenille bodies with rubber legs and...

    #10 or 12 chenille bodies with rubber legs and tails work pretty good here in ponds.

    Tie on two tails, tie on 4 legs midway up the hook, wrap the chenille up to the head, and let the legs stick...
  9. Thread: Bassman swap

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    That turned out really nice. You done good.

    That turned out really nice. You done good.
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    My wife bought me a thread spool box that has...

    My wife bought me a thread spool box that has about 18 rods onto which the spools are placed. This particular box has a lid made for stacking with other similar boxes.

    I use 3x5 card file boxes...
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    I was just thinking about the same thing looking...

    I was just thinking about the same thing looking at the bigger pix. I bet some hen feathers or something sold as a bass feather would be more flexible.

    I like wet flies and use some hen feathers....
  12. Thread: Foam popper

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    Foam popper

    Hoping for warm weather again someday, I tied a couple of these. In the true recession spirit, I made my cutter out of a brass fitting. I ground off most of the ribs and sharpened the end to make a...
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    If you have access to older woodworking books,...

    If you have access to older woodworking books, look up Tage Frid's ideas on sliding trays. The side of the case has a series of closely spaced (maybe 2 inches apart) dados in which the sliding trays...
  14. Thread: Bassman swap

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    I sent mine today from Yorklyn DE.

    I sent mine today from Yorklyn DE.
  15. Thread: Bassman swap

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    Loop wing emerger/cripple sz. 16 I'll need...

    Loop wing emerger/cripple sz. 16

    I'll need your address.
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    Stupid new guy question: Do you mean mail these...

    Stupid new guy question: Do you mean mail these by 14 March, when you say two weeks before the end of the month?

    If so, I'll offer a blue wing olive.
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    I just learned how to whip finish with a tool...

    I just learned how to whip finish with a tool after 6 or 7 years of learning to tie. I was a half-hitch user prior. What's the proper way?

    The most difficult thing right now for me is holding...
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    I like deer hair. What else is in there?

    I like deer hair. What else is in there?
  19. Thread: Small for me

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    It is an intermediate class. I have been...

    It is an intermediate class. I have been bumbling along for a few years, and finally thought I'd try a class. As for a tying room, I have a corner of the dining room with my tying desk (an old...
  20. Thread: Small for me

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    Small for me

    I'm new-ish around here, and like I said earlier, am in a class right now. I think I'm getting the hang of these #16 2x short scud hooks. What do you think?
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    Yep, that's about it. You'll be awake, so it'll...

    Yep, that's about it. You'll be awake, so it'll be something to talk about, anyhow.

    Oh, and when he says take the next couple days easy, believe him.

    Keep a bag of frozen peas handy.
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    Me too. I have a few tying tools that I rescued...

    Me too. I have a few tying tools that I rescued after some procedure or other. If I gotta pay for it, I ought to get some use out of it.
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    The Green Weenie is easy and can be tied with or...

    The Green Weenie is easy and can be tied with or without a bead head.


    #14 or 12 hook, chartreuse chenille, thread, bead optional.


    Tie in chartreuse chenille at bend of hook. Create a small...
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    So the capes are necks? Thanks for the info. ...

    So the capes are necks?

    Thanks for the info. I'm not new at this, but I have gaps in my knowledge. This place looks like it'll be good for filling them in.
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    The best advice I got when I was starting out...

    The best advice I got when I was starting out with casting was to have a wrist motion like hammering. It isn't a semi-circular motion, but rather a linear motion with a snap at either end.
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