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    I am sorry to hear that. He was a good guy and...

    I am sorry to hear that. He was a good guy and always added value to the discussions here on FAOL.

    Jim Smith
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    Mike, Somewhat like old guys huh! Hope all's...

    Mike, Somewhat like old guys huh! Hope all's going well for you Mike.

    Jim
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    I tie flies to catch fish period, and it has been...

    I tie flies to catch fish period, and it has been my experience that flies tied that are scruffy and disheveled looking produce more hits and catch more fish. It's common knowledge that lions and...
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    I'm sorry that I laughed at the end of your...

    I'm sorry that I laughed at the end of your story, but only because I could picture myself doing exactly the same thing. When stuff like that happens, the only thing you can do is to laugh at...
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    My go-to is a five wt since the Tilapia can get...

    My go-to is a five wt since the Tilapia can get upto 8-10 lbs. I also use the great filet knife you sent me. Still sharp as a razor and just the right amount of flex. I haven't kept fish for...
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    Fishing in Central Florida

    I'm finding fishing in Central Florida a bit different than it was in Central Georgia. Part of that might be because I knew the 50-acre lake that I lived on like the back of my hand and the 100-acre...
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    It's gotten fairly warm here in Central Florida,...

    It's gotten fairly warm here in Central Florida, so many of the larger fish have gone deep. I can still pick up Bluegill, LM Bass and the occasional Tilapia.16005
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    Scott, You do amazing work! Beautiful patterns...

    Scott, You do amazing work! Beautiful patterns tied by an artist.
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    Nice selection of well-tied flies. Best of luck...

    Nice selection of well-tied flies. Best of luck this season.

    Jim Smith
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    Beautiful job on a very pretty pattern.

    Beautiful job on a very pretty pattern.
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    Ron, I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep...

    Ron, I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Take care and God Bless.

    Jim Smith
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    Seaguar Invizx is very good line. it's my go-to...

    Seaguar Invizx is very good line. it's my go-to fluorocarbon for spinning gear as well as tippet material.

    Jim Smith
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    The tail is made from Ice with some Badger...

    The tail is made from Ice with some Badger fibers. I don't know the correct name for that pattern and only named it that so I could find it again in my files.

    Best of luck

    Jim Smith
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    I've contacted the man who tied the pattern and...

    I've contacted the man who tied the pattern and asked him. I'll share that as soon as he responds.

    Jim Smith
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    Uncle Jesse, That should work well. I tie lots...

    Uncle Jesse, That should work well. I tie lots of mylar minnows for bass and crappie when they're in the shallows. I think I'll tie up some of the poppers as well for this spring. I've attached a...
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    Rick, They look good and should. Let us know...

    Rick, They look good and should. Let us know how they work when you get a chance to fish them.

    Jim Smith
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    Beautiful job on a beautiful fly. Well done! ...

    Beautiful job on a beautiful fly. Well done!

    Jim Smith
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    Another beautifully tied fly. Thanks for sharing...

    Another beautifully tied fly. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Jim Smith
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    Thank you Scott. I always enjoy seeing the...

    Thank you Scott. I always enjoy seeing the patterns you post here. Your skills are amazing. I tend to tie simple flies that catch warmwater fish for me here in Central Florida. Take care and...
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    Fur Leeches

    There are times when the fish seem to prefer a nice, fat, full-bodied, leech pattern, especially when they are fattening up during the pre-spawn. I tie these on size 6 or 8 hooks either with bead...
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    Actually, they taste much better since the live...

    Actually, they taste much better since the live in cleaner water than farmed fish and they have an all-natural diet, except when they try to eat one of my flies. Next time you're in Florida, if you...
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    Yes, they are Blue Tilapia. I'm hoping to get...

    Yes, they are Blue Tilapia. I'm hoping to get into some really big ones this spring in the 6-8lb range. I'll post photo of them if I do.

    Jim Smith
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    December in Florida

    I went out for a couple of hours the last two evening on the dock in the lake I live on in Florida. I was using my four wt rod fishing for Bluegill and Crappie and caught a total of 33 in the two...
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    That's what make tying for warmwater fly fishing...

    That's what make tying for warmwater fly fishing so much fun. I get to experiment with lots of different ideas. How do the the two with propellers track on retrieve?

    Jim Smith
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    Happy Birthday Jim. I hope that you had a...

    Happy Birthday Jim. I hope that you had a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable birthday.

    Jim Smith
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