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    Well done. That fly would make a great Christmas...

    Well done. That fly would make a great Christmas ornament.

    Tim
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    A beautiful soft hackle. Maybe a good PMD emerger...

    A beautiful soft hackle. Maybe a good PMD emerger in a size 16/18?

    Tim
  3. Thread: Bonefish Scout

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    Thanks. What kind of perch do you fish for and...

    Thanks. What kind of perch do you fish for and where on the CA coast? Just curious.

    Tim
  4. Thread: Bonefish Scout

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    Bonefish Scout

    Our Golden Retriever, Scout, contributed the tail fur for the wing, thus the name. This fly worked pretty well Andros Island flats last week. No dogs were harmed in the making of this fly.
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    That's a great tie, ready for some heavy lifting....

    That's a great tie, ready for some heavy lifting.

    Tim
  6. Thread: A Comparadun

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    I would love to know where all of these synthetic...

    I would love to know where all of these synthetic fly tying materials are sourced. There seems to be an endless supply of different colors, fibers, dubbing blends, EP brushes, tails, legs, etc. Our...
  7. Thread: A Comparadun

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    Very nice tie. Are the tails microfibbets marked...

    Very nice tie. Are the tails microfibbets marked with a sharpie or do you purchase them that way, or perhaps a natural fiber?
  8. Thread: Flatty shrimp

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    Thank you. Saltwater flies are fun to tie because...

    Thank you. Saltwater flies are fun to tie because the hooks are large, you can use really strong thread, and you are not too worried about an extra thread wrap or two.
  9. Thread: Flatty shrimp

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    Flatty shrimp

    https://i.postimg.cc/bvdYhwXr/Bonefish-shrimp-3-of-7.jpg

    This is either a fat shrimp or a skinny crab, take your pick. An imitation of an EP fly.

    Hook - Gamakatsu SL11-3H #4
    Thread - ...
  10. Thread: X-Caddis

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    Nice, clean elk hair wings on those.

    Nice, clean elk hair wings on those.
  11. Thread: Streamers

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    Did that squirrel make a mistaken visit to a bird...

    Did that squirrel make a mistaken visit to a bird feeder before becoming a streamer?
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    Thanks, I will give the 5 minute epoxy a try the...

    Thanks, I will give the 5 minute epoxy a try the next time.

    Tim
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    Scott, No doubt you will be the first inductee...

    Scott,

    No doubt you will be the first inductee into the Muddler Hall of Fame. Well, maybe the second after Don Gapen.

    Tim
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I will give that a try.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I will give that a try.
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    A Face Only a Bonefish Could Love

    Getting ready for a trip to The Bahamas in early March. This is the business end of a fly I hope a few bonefish get to see.

    https://i.postimg.cc/JzYxnPFx/Bonefish-shrimp-1-of-2-2.jpg
  16. Thread: Two more poppers

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    Yes, I used Copic markers with the Copic Air...

    Yes, I used Copic markers with the Copic Air Brushing System. The little cans of air, D60N, are hard to find and very expensive. The last ones I purchased were online from JoAnn stores. I don't...
  17. Thread: Two more poppers

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    Two more poppers

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    Note the slight red stain behind the eye. This...

    Note the slight red stain behind the eye. This was caused when I put a little too much superglue on the eye and some of it leaked behind the eye. For
    whatever reason, the superglue stains this...
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    Thank you! The first photo I was trying to post...

    Thank you! The first photo I was trying to post was extremely large because it was a jpg derived from a RAW image. Once I downsized the image, I was able to add a thumbnail which could then be...
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    Scott, I did get the photo attached but not...

    Scott,

    I did get the photo attached but not the way I wanted to. How do you include a photo that is full size, like those in your posts, rather than a thumbnail that needs to be clicked to...
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    Kermit Bass Popper

    Colored with Copic markers and finished with a coat of epoxy.
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    Help with photo post

    I am trying to post my first photo on the site. My jpg file failed to load when I tried to add it under Manage Attachments. Is there a size limitation or other restriction that might cause this?
  23. Thread: Mini Munker

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    That looks like a real brown trout catcher....

    That looks like a real brown trout catcher. Question: Do you ever use a Copic marker on the squirrel skin so that it matches the fur color, or do you believe it's a better fish catcher with that bit...
  24. Thread: PGP March Brown

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    What a gorgeous fly. Talk about buggy, three game...

    What a gorgeous fly. Talk about buggy, three game birds and two small game animals required to complete this tie. Thank you for sharing.
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    Sorry, I meant to type "went to all of the...

    Sorry, I meant to type "went to all of the trouble"
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