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  1. Thread: more poppers

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    more poppers

    I'll be posting pictures of the last of the poppers made from the original block of fire wood I was given. I have found a new source for finished basswood that I will be using after Christmas. ...
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    An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl...

    An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake, finds his way to a barstool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels..After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, > >...
  3. Thread: SHHAN question

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    SHHAN question

    I went shopping at some of my favourite fly tying supply stores....Michael's Craft Store ....Walmart...Dollarama... Anyways I was looking for Sally Hansens Hard as Nails. Couldn't find any at the...
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    I can never get those tinsel tag thingys right...

    I can never get those tinsel tag thingys right either. I think it has to do with cutting the tinsel with a long tapered point and wrapping in the right direction which I have no idea what that is.
  5. Try a little bit of acetone on a test spot.

    Try a little bit of acetone on a test spot.
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    I'm with Scott - simple clinch knot but make sure...

    I'm with Scott - simple clinch knot but make sure it 's tied well. Or improved clinch.
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    Anything you end up with would probably be better...

    Anything you end up with would probably be better than what is there now. Nothing to lose and it might be fun to see what you can come up with.
  8. Thread: 8 Species Saturday

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    In Ontario there is a significant clientele that...

    In Ontario there is a significant clientele that books guided trips to fish mooneye on dry flies.
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    First attempt wood poppers (work!)

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    Not all fish were caught on poppers. Popper fishing was slow and I didn't want to miss out on too much of the action.;)
    If you look back to the last pic in this thread...
  10. Thread: 8 Species

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    Fish that size?? All day long brother, all day...

    Fish that size?? All day long brother, all day long!!:D
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    Dave You are absolutely correct. I had #4 & #6 ...

    Dave
    You are absolutely correct. I had #4 & #6 kinkshank hooks. I should have used the larger ones on the smaller bodies and purchased some #2s for
    the larger ones but I got anxious to finish...
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    Final flies 15642

    Final flies

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    First attempt wood poppers

    Took a while but had lots of time anyways. Next batch should go quicker.



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    I was given a nice clump of polar bear hair some...

    I was given a nice clump of polar bear hair some time ago. Discovered that polar bear hair is not white but actually clear and hollow. It can be dyed really easily.
    Makes a good substitute...
  15. Thread: Fly Tying room

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    My wife just asked me if I was feeling well. She...

    My wife just asked me if I was feeling well. She said I looked an odd shade of green! :cool:

    Really nice!
  16. Thread: What is this?

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    One brand is known as 'Fish Skull'. Used for...

    One brand is known as 'Fish Skull'. Used for streamers. (oops just noticed the post above said the same thing.)
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    15608 You can tell by the way we were dressed...

    15608 You can tell by the way we were dressed that it was fairly warm.

    We left the Sault and went north. Unfortunately the rivers had warmed up way quicker than we thought they would. There...
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    Sault St. Marie steelhead

    This trip was in the spring of 2018. I meant to post it last year but never got around to it. The plan was to go to the Sault rapids
    for one day and then go north along Superior and hit some of...
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    65 and over or under 18 no license is needed in...

    65 and over or under 18 no license is needed in Ontario Canada. This is my first year not to purchase a fishing license.
    Sort of bittersweet.
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    Not sure I could tie that without the martinis....

    Not sure I could tie that without the martinis. :confused: Thanks for the chuckle.
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    Seems when they try to improve something they...

    Seems when they try to improve something they don't. Get the old style they are still available.
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    Funny you should ask. I was going to suggest the...

    Funny you should ask. I was going to suggest the Griffin Odyssey Spider but didn't think it was what you were looking for. I have used the Griffin for about 20 years. For about three years I tied...
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    The look on her face in the class room picture...

    The look on her face in the class room picture seems to say "Don't even dare to tell me I can't do it!" She's quite the little lady.
  24. Thread: Canadian bass

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  25. Thread: Canadian bass

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    Canadian bass

    I was left a generous gift of cash so I bought a used (1986) Hydra Sports V-star 150bass boat last March(2019). Went to a fairly large lake about 5 hours from Wiarton Ontario. Posting a few...
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