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  1. Excellent Story about one aspect of Fly Tying

    FREE BOOK I received the book "The Feather Thief" as a gift from my nephew. I found it a very well-written true story of a young man who became so obsessed with tying classic Salmon flies that he...
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    A bit different than many of your patterns but a...

    A bit different than many of your patterns but a beautiful job as usual.Jim Smith
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    Another beautiful job. Wraps are perfectly flat...

    Another beautiful job. Wraps are perfectly flat and evenly spaced. Amazing work!
  4. Thread: Logan

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    Perfection!!! Beautiful wirk.

    Perfection!!! Beautiful wirk.
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    Thanks Rick. They're fun to make and fun to...

    Thanks Rick. They're fun to make and fun to catch fish with.
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    Tiny Crank Bait

    I realize that this is a small lure rather than a fly, but since I tie it on my fly-tying vise and fish it with my fly rod, it's really no different than the poppers and other Balsa Baits I make, so...
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    I love this one! Beautiful job on a very pretty...

    I love this one! Beautiful job on a very pretty pattern. Well done (as usual)Jim Smith
  8. Thread: Streamers

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    Thanks, Dennis. He will certainly be...

    Thanks, Dennis. He will certainly be well-supplied when he starts out. He lives up in Washinton State so the fishing is quite different than here in Central Florida. That said, he's headed off for...
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    Thanks, Rick. Nothing too fancy or unique. I'm...

    Thanks, Rick. Nothing too fancy or unique. I'm just trying to equip him with a nice selection to choose from of patterns that work well for me.Jim
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    Thanks, Dennis. It's been a labor of love that I...

    Thanks, Dennis. It's been a labor of love that I enjoyed doing since it will help me introduce one of my grandchildren to fly fishing.Jim
  11. Thread: Streamers

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    Streamers

    I tied up a few streamers to go along with the Balsa Bugs I'm sending to my grandson as part of his gift. Between the Balsa Bugs, the streamers, and two full fly boxes of smaller patterns, he should...
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    Thank you for the kind words. THey're fun to...

    Thank you for the kind words. THey're fun to make and I enjoy making things as gifts for the kids and grandkids.Jim Smith
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    Thank you for the kind words, Lee. I started...

    Thank you for the kind words, Lee. I started carving my poppers about eight months ago and find it lots of fun and a great way to get to be a bit more creative in my fly tying. Thankfully, the fish...
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    Thanks, Mike! As always, it's great to hear from...

    Thanks, Mike! As always, it's great to hear from you. I hope that all is going well for you and that you're getting some time on the water.Take care and have a wonderful year my friend.Jim
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    They always treat me well. I am truly a blessed...

    They always treat me well. I am truly a blessed man with a beautiful wife of 52 years, three wonderful children, and seven terrific grandchildren. I love being able to share the things I enjoy with...
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    Patience Grasshopper. Your fly boxes will be...

    Patience Grasshopper. Your fly boxes will be ready to deliver as soon as you turn 17 again;)Jim
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    Thanks, Steve. I really enjoyed making these...

    Thanks, Steve. I really enjoyed making these since they are for my grandson. I hope to teach him a bit about fly fishing in March when we visit him. Here's a photo of the last time I took him out...
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    Baker's Dozen

    I finished up the Baker's Dozen Balsa Bugs I made as part of my gift to my grandson for his birthday present. He will also be getting a new 5wt outfit and two boxes full of flies I tied for him. ...
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    Thank you for the kind words. I am working on...

    Thank you for the kind words. I am working on the remainder of the dozen Balsa bugs I'm carving as part of his gift and will post a photo of all of the finished bugs.Jim Smith
  20. Thread: Balsa Bugs

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    Thank you, Dennis. I have two fly boxes full of...

    Thank you, Dennis. I have two fly boxes full of sub-surface patterns so far and am making up a box of Balsa bugs to add to his gift. The outfit is a 4wt, so I'm making the Balsa bugs small enough...
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    Thanks Rick

    Thanks Rick
  22. Thread: Balsa Bugs

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    Balsa Bugs

    Knocking out some Balsa Bugs to go along with the fly-fishing outfit I'm sending to one of our grandsons for his upcoming birthday. It's always more fun making them when you're making them for one...
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    No, I have not tried that one. I will certainly...

    No, I have not tried that one. I will certainly pick some up to give them a try. Sometimes, just offering something that they haven't seen (or fallen for) before makes the difference between a slow...
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    LM Bass and Striper fly

    I use both fly rod and spinning rod for my bass fishing. I also tie my flies, so I often mix the two tackle types to create a different look for the fish. I call these OKA Minnows since I use...
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    Thanks, Rick. Poppers and divers are fun to make...

    Thanks, Rick. Poppers and divers are fun to make and even more fun to catch fish with.
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