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    It is not slop, it is the way the vice is made....

    It is not slop, it is the way the vice is made. With no tension on the operating cam the lever is free to move. I use mine as a production vice and have tied thousands of flies on it. It holds hooks...
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    Say again please where those 12" x 1" bluegills...

    Say again please where those 12" x 1" bluegills are?

    Jerry
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    Price reduction Price now $1600.00 plus...

    Price reduction

    Price now $1600.00 plus shipping and insurance.

    Check or money order ok, no paypal.

    Contact me either at jldrake1 at frontier dot com subject line Fick Rod or a PM
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    Last R. A. Fick Bamboo fly rod.

    For sale, R. A. Fick 8', 5 weight, 2 piece bamboo fly rod. The rod is marked "D8013" which I suspect stands for Dickerson 8013.


    This rod is the last rod made by rod maker Rick Fick. It came to...
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    Fort Wayne Fly Show 2018

    February 10, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:30PM
    Classic Cafe
    4832 Hillegas Road
    Fort Wayne, IN


    I will have a rack of bamboo switch, spey and single hand rod there. Stop by and say "Hi".
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    At work on a fork lift loading 5000# spools of...

    At work on a fork lift loading 5000# spools of wire onto a semi trailer.
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    50# test Seaguar fluorocarbon for both pike and...

    50# test Seaguar fluorocarbon for both pike and musky. I will sometimes back of to 30# test Seaguar fluorocarbon for pike knowing I might get cut off once in awhile.

    Jerry
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    I never have. I am a big fan of the Gamakatsu and...

    I never have. I am a big fan of the Gamakatsu and Owner hooks for pike and musky flies.

    Jerry
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    3" to 7" work well in Indiana. Lots of saddle...

    3" to 7" work well in Indiana. Lots of saddle hackle, EP Fiber, and holographic flash. Deer hair makes great heads and use the biggest eyes you can fit onto the fly. Gamakatsu G10S hooks 3/0 to 6/0...
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    When I was a kid my best friend had a 14' kayak...

    When I was a kid my best friend had a 14' kayak that had metal ribs and spruce stringers. We discovered that it is a good idea to carry some wide adhesive tape with you. I had one that was 21' long...
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    14431 Spleech / Spleach I developed this...

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    Spleech / Spleach

    I developed this fly in 1986 for fishing to Great Lakes steelhead. I still use it a often. It has been used on the great lakes streams as well as west the coast from...
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    If you make spinners then this is a snap. I use...

    If you make spinners then this is a snap. I use 0.035 music wire for the heavy shanks and 0.024 stainless steel leader wire for lighter weight ones. I have used 0.012 for very light weight shanks...
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    I don't mess wit wax anymore. If I need to use...

    I don't mess wit wax anymore. If I need to use some I get Bill Bailey's wax from FeathersMC. I know Bill and he makes his wax to old forgotten formulas he has dug up over time. They work great'
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    Looks more like an Earl Madsen dry skunk fly with...

    Looks more like an Earl Madsen dry skunk fly with body hackle.

    Jerry
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    50 plus years ago when I learned to tie flies you...

    50 plus years ago when I learned to tie flies you pulled your thread through a block of beeswax before tying your fly. Works as well with GSP today as it did with silk then.

    Jerry
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    spider body

    I use the size 12 cutter with a size 10 dry fly hook. I also use 3mm foam for the size 10 spider and 2mm foam for the size 12. For a size 8 and larger spider i would use the small or medium...
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    Here is a finished product. I tied around 500 of...

    Here is a finished product. I tied around 500 of these in all colors last year. Slow year.

    Jerry

    http://myplace.frontier.com/~thefishbum/PIX/spider.JPG
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    River Road Creations makes body cutters. Use the...

    River Road Creations makes body cutters. Use the beetle body cutter. Use one size larger hook than they recommend. Use standard dry fly hooks.

    Jerry
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    What fly tiers code? Just say "no" if you don't...

    What fly tiers code? Just say "no" if you don't want to tie a Power Bait imitation. The only thing worse than tying flies you don't like tying is paying the 10% federal excise tax on them when you...
  20. Thread: Home at last

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    Hi Jack, Glad th hear things going well for...

    Hi Jack,

    Glad th hear things going well for you.

    Jerry
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    I do not trust ceder alone. The worth of my fur...

    I do not trust ceder alone. The worth of my fur and feathers is probably a couple grand or more. New material goes into a sealed garbage bag with a box of paradichlorobenzene moth balls and gets...
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    Forget the freezing and the microwave. Find a...

    Forget the freezing and the microwave. Find a product to kill bugs that contains paradichlorobenzene as the active ingredient. If you can't find something like that you might try washing everything...
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    If I have to nail knot the darned stuff on to...

    If I have to nail knot the darned stuff on to keep it on I might just as well nail knot the leader in the first place and dispense with the braided junk. And yes, I do know how to install the braided...
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    I have done it that way for years. Makes for a...

    I have done it that way for years. Makes for a rugged fly with little bulk.

    Jerry
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    Sounds to me like you folks are not tying flies...

    Sounds to me like you folks are not tying flies that will hold up to a few redears or bluegills. Both of these fish will grind up a fly. I double whip finish flies for these fish. I don't think my...
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