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    50 plus years ago when I learned to tie flies you...

    50 plus years ago when I learned to tie flies you pulled your thread through a block of beeswax before tying your fly. Works as well with GSP today as it did with silk then.

    Jerry
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    spider body

    I use the size 12 cutter with a size 10 dry fly hook. I also use 3mm foam for the size 10 spider and 2mm foam for the size 12. For a size 8 and larger spider i would use the small or medium...
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    Here is a finished product. I tied around 500 of...

    Here is a finished product. I tied around 500 of these in all colors last year. Slow year.

    Jerry

    http://myplace.frontier.com/~thefishbum/PIX/spider.JPG
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    River Road Creations makes body cutters. Use the...

    River Road Creations makes body cutters. Use the beetle body cutter. Use one size larger hook than they recommend. Use standard dry fly hooks.

    Jerry
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    What fly tiers code? Just say "no" if you don't...

    What fly tiers code? Just say "no" if you don't want to tie a Power Bait imitation. The only thing worse than tying flies you don't like tying is paying the 10% federal excise tax on them when you...
  6. Thread: Home at last

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    Hi Jack, Glad th hear things going well for...

    Hi Jack,

    Glad th hear things going well for you.

    Jerry
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    I do not trust ceder alone. The worth of my fur...

    I do not trust ceder alone. The worth of my fur and feathers is probably a couple grand or more. New material goes into a sealed garbage bag with a box of paradichlorobenzene moth balls and gets...
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    Forget the freezing and the microwave. Find a...

    Forget the freezing and the microwave. Find a product to kill bugs that contains paradichlorobenzene as the active ingredient. If you can't find something like that you might try washing everything...
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    If I have to nail knot the darned stuff on to...

    If I have to nail knot the darned stuff on to keep it on I might just as well nail knot the leader in the first place and dispense with the braided junk. And yes, I do know how to install the braided...
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    I have done it that way for years. Makes for a...

    I have done it that way for years. Makes for a rugged fly with little bulk.

    Jerry
  11. Thread: Thread snap

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    Sounds to me like you folks are not tying flies...

    Sounds to me like you folks are not tying flies that will hold up to a few redears or bluegills. Both of these fish will grind up a fly. I double whip finish flies for these fish. I don't think my...
  12. Thread: Slinkies

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    I use 550# cord and #4 lead Buck Shot. Make them...

    I use 550# cord and #4 lead Buck Shot. Make them from 4 shot to 10 shot in the slinkey. I made a splitter to cut the shot so I can use the same shot to make split shot for steelhead fishing in the...
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    I need a mouse trap

    I have not posted anything in awhile and I thought folks might be interested in some simple mice.


    This is a simple mouse pattern that was brought to me from Alaska many years ago. I have no idea...
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    Priced a bass boat lately or the ruck to pull it...

    Priced a bass boat lately or the ruck to pull it with?

    Jerry
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    Good deal. See you Friday. Jerry

    Good deal. See you Friday.

    Jerry
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    This coming Saturday. If you ae in the area be...

    This coming Saturday. If you ae in the area be sure to stop by.

    Jerry
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    A few years ago a sixth grader in southern...

    A few years ago a sixth grader in southern Indiana had a science fair exhibit confiscated for having feathers he picked up in his back yard. He was warned but not charged and his display ended up in...
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    Heat wave in the fort right now. A balmy 10...

    Heat wave in the fort right now. A balmy 10 degrees. That is better than yesterday's high of 9.

    This cold snap gives me a chance to clear out some work in the shop and get some flies tied for...
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    Fort Wayne Fly Show

    March 28, 2015
    9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Classic Cafe
    4832 Hillegas Road
    Fort Wayne, Indiana


    http://3rff.org/
  20. Thread: Cold Water

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    Water in the low 30s anchor in 20 - 30 feet of...

    Water in the low 30s anchor in 20 - 30 feet of water off of the weedy breaks. Cast small weighted nymphs and attractors with 15' to 18' of level 2# test Maxima to the deep side of the weeds and let...
  21. The project will die form being studied to death....

    The project will die form being studied to death. Get the darned thing built.
  22. Thread: What if?

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    Olive bluegill sparrow tied on a #8, 9672. Will...

    Olive bluegill sparrow tied on a #8, 9672. Will catch everything I fish for from steelhead to bluegills.

    Jerry
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    Depending on the fly I use a Renzetti Master with...

    Depending on the fly I use a Renzetti Master with the crank and a Regal. They do everything I want from a vice.

    Jerry
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    I have found it in flakes, balls, and cakes. Try...

    I have found it in flakes, balls, and cakes. Try the dollar store. The stuff I get is Enos.



    Allen is right about "some stuff is not worth the bother". I politely decline to accept a piece of...
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    Forget the freezing altogether. Forget the...

    Forget the freezing altogether. Forget the microwave also.

    Scrape off all of the fat and connecting tissue from the skin. Wash the skin in warm water and Dawn that has a couple handfuls of borax...
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