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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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    Another beautiful job! You are an amazing fly...

    Another beautiful job! You are an amazing fly tyer. Every one of your creations is so close to being perfect that they could easily go into a book on fly patterns.

    Jim Smith
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    Gee, from the title of your posting, I thought...

    Gee, from the title of your posting, I thought you were going to use some of the few remaining hairs you have on a pattern;) There is also a hook called the predator hook by Ahrex that lends itself...
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    Very nice SM Bass. Well done! Jim Smith

    Very nice SM Bass. Well done!

    Jim Smith
  13. THank you. I REALLY like this type of posting. ...

    THank you. I REALLY like this type of posting. Living in Florida, I don't have a real need to tie too many of the beautiful trout and salmon patterns I see here on FAOL fly Tying board, so showing...
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    I always use a loop knot that Lefty Kreh taught...

    I always use a loop knot that Lefty Kreh taught me when I met him at a show I was tying at. I mainly fish subsurface patterns, but I also use the loop knot for poppers and sliders.

    Jim Smith
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    Silver Creek - You mail box is full

    Just checking to see that you got the package okay?

    Jim Smith
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    What a beautiful family. Congratulations and...

    What a beautiful family. Congratulations and welcome back.

    Jim Smith
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    Another beautiful job on a very pretty pattern. ...

    Another beautiful job on a very pretty pattern. Well done!

    Jim Smith
  18. Thread: 6-25-2021

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    Looks like you did very well, especially...

    Looks like you did very well, especially considering the conditions you were fishing. Well done!

    Jim Smith
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    UV epoxy

    A while back someone here generously shared some UV epoxy that he had created with me, but I can not remember who is was. If you remember this, please send me a private message.

    Thank you very...
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    Thanks for your kind words. The end oposite of...

    Thanks for your kind words. The end oposite of the needle is simply a cap. That said, I could add a seam ripper to that end which come in very handy for cutting thread in tight spots. You are spot...
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    Dubbing Pick

    I made one of these for my tying bench and it turned out to be so incredibly useful that I made several others. Just sharing this for other crafty people if they want to add a really handy tool to...
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    Another beautiful job! Jim Smith

    Another beautiful job!

    Jim Smith
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    Mike, Thanks for the kind words. That said,...

    Mike,

    Thanks for the kind words. That said, brilliant? (not really), Cleaver? Sometimes. It does work great though. So well that my wife has commandeered the second one for her own use.
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    Beautiful job! It is a bit ironic however that...

    Beautiful job! It is a bit ironic however that you chose a blind eye hook to get back into the tying game:) Well done and welcome back. It's great to see you tying and posting again.

    Jim Smith
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    An idea for your fly tying area

    I posted this on Face Book, so if you are a member there as well, please excuse the double posting. I thought I'd share it here for any folks who may not use FB. While I am fortunate to have a very...
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