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    Beautiful job on a great pattern. Jim Smith

    Beautiful job on a great pattern.

    Jim Smith
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    Dave, I bought the micro-spine starter kit and...

    Dave, I bought the micro-spine starter kit and the tying brushes, but I am curious how you got the olive color just on the top of your pattern? I use dubbing brushes a lot in my tying but when...
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    Very nice job! I really like this pattern. ...

    Very nice job! I really like this pattern. Looks like it would also work great from crappie and large bluegill.

    Jim Smith
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    Beautiful job! Jim Smith

    Beautiful job!

    Jim Smith
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    I have already started with my "winter" tying...

    I have already started with my "winter" tying even though it will be in the mid to high 90s all week:( Since 90% of my fishing is warmwater for Bluegill and LM bass, I will stock up on leeches some...
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    Beautiful work, as always. Jim

    Beautiful work, as always.

    Jim
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    Very nicely done! I love how even you keep the...

    Very nicely done! I love how even you keep the spacing on the tinsle counterwraps. Beautiful work!


    Jim Smith
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    Sticky: Thanks Dave. Living in the south, the bass and...

    Thanks Dave. Living in the south, the bass and bluegill tend to get larger because of the longer growing season.

    Jim
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    Sticky: 15367Here's a more current photo of me with a LM...

    15367Here's a more current photo of me with a LM bass that I caught a bit earlier. I love living on a small (50-acre) lake.

    Jim Smith
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    Rick Z, Your comment made me chuckle. I have...

    Rick Z, Your comment made me chuckle. I have more fly tying materials than I could ever use in my life time and I still look for new/different stuff. Last year, I gave away about 30 pounds of...
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    Thanks Mike. It appears that you are moving in...

    Thanks Mike. It appears that you are moving in the wrong direction for your retirement, unless of course you're preparing for global warming;) I hope everything is going well for you and yours and...
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    Mettalic Fry Flie

    I enjoy messing around with new non-traditional fly tying materials when I find them. I tied these un on size 10 jig hooks with a bead head so that they would ride hook point up. I will be using...
  13. So sorry to hear of your mishap. I'm glad that...

    So sorry to hear of your mishap. I'm glad that you're both safe and that nothing irreplaceable was lost. I switched over to a Hobie PA kayak for the stability. Great boats, but they are rather...
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    My pleasure. Best of luck. Jim

    My pleasure. Best of luck.

    Jim
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    Considering that the only time I ever drove a...

    Considering that the only time I ever drove a real motorcycle was when I was 14, and that lasted about 1.5 seconds. My brother and I would take on a winter fixer-up project every fall, usually old...
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    Rick, Thanks. My intent was to have the blade...

    Rick,

    Thanks. My intent was to have the blade "flutter" on the drop as I fish this pattern with fairly fast 6-8 inch strips with a 1 - 2 second pause between strips. Works great so I guess I...
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    Hardtail Harley flies

    I enjoy fishing for Bluegill with my 8 ft 3 weight fly rod. With the warm weather we've been having, I decided to tie up a couple of flies that will go a bit deeper after the big bluegill that live...
  18. An all black mohair yarn leech tied on a 2xl size...

    An all black mohair yarn leech tied on a 2xl size 10 hook works great for me as well. I tie in a bit of long black rabbit fur for the tail, then tie in the mohair yarn at the bend of the hook. I...
  19. In the warmer weather like mid-summer, the...

    In the warmer weather like mid-summer, the bluegill often go a bit deeper. I like to use Cap Spiders fished just off of wed lines, brush deep drop-off. Here's the link to a video made by the guy...
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    Cute little fly. I have a small "mouse" pattern...

    Cute little fly. I have a small "mouse" pattern that I tie for Bluegill fishing. It's based on the Splinter Mouse pattern. I play around with the tail material, this one happens to have a bit of...
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    Thank you for sharing this with us. I will keep...

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I will keep Jack and his family in my prayers.

    God Bless.

    Jim Smith
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    I am sorry to hear this. I will keep her in my...

    I am sorry to hear this. I will keep her in my prayers for a rqpid and complete recovery. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Jim Smith
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    ScottP Here's a link to a video showing step by...

    ScottP Here's a link to a video showing step by step of this great looking pattern..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQli-phMQXc
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    I find that my flies, especially leech patterns...

    I find that my flies, especially leech patterns seem to be even more effective when they get tattered looking. I keep fishing them until I can see bare hook shank or I donate them to a submerged...
  25. Can't you just get the attachment that fits into...

    Can't you just get the attachment that fits into any vise jaws to tie tube flies? That way, you can at least try tying them for a while to see if you like tying and fishing them. ...
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