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  1. I am also an avid Kindle user. I signed up for...

    I am also an avid Kindle user. I signed up for freebooksy.com about five years ago. You enter the kind of device you have and the genre(s) of books you enjoy reading. Every day, I get an email...
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    Nice work! Don't forget to post photos of the...

    Nice work! Don't forget to post photos of the fish you catch with them.

    Jim Smith
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    VERY nice pattern. Beautiful job, as usual. ...

    VERY nice pattern. Beautiful job, as usual.

    Jim Smith
  4. Thread: Pearl Grub

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    Very nice pattern and video. Thanks for sharing...

    Very nice pattern and video. Thanks for sharing this.

    Jim
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    It looks the same to me as well. It has a bit...

    It looks the same to me as well. It has a bit more wear and tear on it than the one I found and thankfully, I was able to get it for about 1/3 as much as he's asking. Even then, the only reason I...
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    I looked at the one with 130 drawers. It's...

    I looked at the one with 130 drawers. It's actually not too far from me. If I ended up with something like that, I'd probably have to go buy extra materials just to use all the drawwers up. These...
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    Hap, Here's a rough sketch of the drawer...

    Hap, Here's a rough sketch of the drawer configuration and the the text that's on the brass name plate on the item. I hope this helps. I'll take photos and measurements when I get to Florida and...
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    Congratulations! It must be payback for good...

    Congratulations! It must be payback for good karma. It couldn't have gone to a better guy. Please post photos of some of the patterns you use it on. I have a tiny one square inch of Polar Bear fur...
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    I should be back down in Florida at the end of...

    I should be back down in Florida at the end of the month. I would be happy to take some close-up photos and take some measurements and send them your way if you'd like. Just let me know.

    Jim
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    Thanks mike. It is a beautiful lake and it great...

    Thanks mike. It is a beautiful lake and it great sitting out in the Lanai (screened in patio) watching all the wildlife like Wood storks, Egrets, Anhinga, Heron, Cranes, Osprey, Moor Hens, and of...
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    Actually, when we lived in Miami in the early...

    Actually, when we lived in Miami in the early 70's there was one time that it got cold enough to snow (sort of). I happened to be out early enough that morning and when I looked up at the...
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    Thank you all for the kind words. I'll post a...

    Thank you all for the kind words. I'll post a photo when I have my new tying room all set up.

    Jim
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    Fly Tying room

    This is "sort of" fly tying related. I'm in the process of moving and all my gear is packed up. I've been looking for a nice piece of furniture that I can use for storing material that matches my...
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    Yes, I really miss speaking with Norm. Great guy...

    Yes, I really miss speaking with Norm. Great guy to talk with and he stood behind his products 1000%. I stopped by the NorVise booth at the Atlanta show this year and quite frankly, it wasn't that...
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    I've owned tied on the Regal, the Dyna-King...

    I've owned tied on the Regal, the Dyna-King Barracuda, and the NorVise. Once I tied on the NorVise I sold the other two and never looked back. For me, the NorVise is the best vise for my style of...
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    Synthetiic Hair

    Thanks for looking this item is no longer available
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    Sorry, I posted that 18 months ago. Those books...

    Sorry, I posted that 18 months ago. Those books are gone.

    Jim Smith
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    Very nice work! I really like the divers. How's...

    Very nice work! I really like the divers. How's the action on retrieve?

    Jim Smith
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    Wow, this is a bit different that the more...

    Wow, this is a bit different that the more classic patterns that you tie and share with us. How is the action in the water?

    Jim Smith
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    Very nicely done! Perfect proportions. Jim

    Very nicely done! Perfect proportions.

    Jim
  21. Thread: "Wake" fly

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    "Wake" fly

    I've been playing around with Mister Twister Floating Jig Heads and they look great in the water so I thought I try something a bit larger with a heavier hook for bass. This is tied on a size 2...
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    Floatng Jig Head patterns

    I thought I'd post a couple of flies I tied from the dyed Arctic Fox fur I posted about yesterday. These are tied on Mister Twister Floating Jig heads. They dive down 3" - 4" with a quick strip of...
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    Thanks Greg. It actually adds a bit more...

    Thanks Greg. It actually adds a bit more diemnsion to tying when you pproduce the colors you want for your flies.

    Jim
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    Dying your own materials

    I thought I'd share something a bit different. Arctic Fox fur is one of my all-time favorite tying materials, especially for leeches and minnow patterns. I find the choice of colors available to be...
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    Once we get a little warm weather, you need to...

    Once we get a little warm weather, you need to get out on the water. I have my best luck fishing for Crappie when I use colorful jig "flies", especially the ones with the blade tails. Be prepared...
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