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  1. A couple of Jig-Head flies with Dragon Tails

    Tied up a couple more jig-head flies with Dragon Tails. I used the small Dragon Tails and still trimmed them about 1/2" shorter to eliminate the need for a stinger hook. These are tied on size four...
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    Sure, I'll give it a try. My photography skills...

    Sure, I'll give it a try. My photography skills are about as good as my Pole Voulting skills, but I'll give it a shot. The SBS that is, not the Pole vaulting;)

    Jim
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    Thanks Scott. I really like your multi-photo...

    Thanks Scott. I really like your multi-photo ties as they show exactly how to do it. My goal at the bench is to tie simple, yet different patterns that are durable and catch fish. Nothing too...
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    Snake fly for summer bass

    I started playing around with something a bit different for my summertime bass fishing. I subscribe to the theory that big flies catch big fish. It's a top-water snake pattern that should dive...
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    Funny you should mention that. I am playing...

    Funny you should mention that. I am playing around with a crawfish pattern on these same jig heads. I'll post a photo when I have one to show.

    Jim
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    Greg, I sent you a PM. Jim

    Greg, I sent you a PM.

    Jim
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    Thanks Greg. I'm going to tie up about a dozen...

    Thanks Greg. I'm going to tie up about a dozen in the next few days and give them a try. We're expected to hit 70 degrees next week. I'll let you know how it works out, even if it is winter...
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    Bluegill head stander fly

    I've been messing around with micro-jig flies and decided to tie an imitation baby Bluegill. This is tied on a size 4 Sabre jig hook with a non-lead BB sized split shot crimped and glued to the jig...
  9. Thread: Del Cooper

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    Another picture-perfect fly. Well done! Jim...

    Another picture-perfect fly. Well done!

    Jim Smith
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    Looking for a few Norvise Bobbins

    I'd like to add a couple more Norvise bobbins to my fly tying kit. I don't really need to spools, just the bobbins with the centers in good condition. Please let me know if you have any you're...
  11. Jim Smith Age 69 Semi-retired from Delta Air...

    Jim Smith
    Age 69
    Semi-retired from Delta Air Lines since 2004
    Currently Aviation Safety Consultant (my own business)
    hobbies - Fly fishing/tying, Woodworking, lathe work - Pen turning, Gardening,...
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    Mike, I did use a lead-free BB-size split...

    Mike,

    I did use a lead-free BB-size split shot. I first crimp the shot on the hook just enough to hold it in the position I want. Then I add a drop of 5-minute epoxy to each split shot to fill...
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    Bubble-Head Minnow

    Just playing around at the vise with the split shot jig heads and came up with a small minnow pattern that I think will work out great. I'm showing the split shot and hooks for people who may not...
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    MIke, It's really great to hear from you. ...

    MIke, It's really great to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words. I'm almost semi-retired so I have a bit more time to play at the vise and yets my twisted mind always comes up with different...
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    I used bits of feathers for a number of years as...

    I used bits of feathers for a number of years as well, but I found times when I had emptied my trash trough and was tying with other types of materials than feathers and I found myself looking around...
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    Something other than a fly pattern

    I shared this on a FB group and thought I'd share it here as well since I know many people do not frequent FB.
    Like many folks here, I am always on the lookout for different materials to use at...
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    Beautifuly tied fly and outstandings photos to...

    Beautifuly tied fly and outstandings photos to show your methods. Well done!


    Jim Smith
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    Well done! Those will most definately catch you...

    Well done! Those will most definately catch you lots of fish and as you know from tying them, they are virtually indestrucible. I use the bodkin to smooth out the UV epoxy and to move it to where I...
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    What a beautiful job on a beautiful fly. Well...

    What a beautiful job on a beautiful fly. Well done!

    Jim Smith
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    Thanks for asking. I named the one with the...

    Thanks for asking. I named the one with the yellow body and white tail Bob:) Actually, I just call them Micro-Jig Minnows. I love to play around at the vise, especially when I get one of those 4...
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    Mike, Thanks for the kind words. They are...

    Mike,

    Thanks for the kind words. They are very easy to tie, cast well, and best of all really catch fish. Here's a close-up photo of one I use for big Bluegill and Crappie.

    Jim15405
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    Thanks for the follow-up. I usually carry my 3wt...

    Thanks for the follow-up. I usually carry my 3wt for Bluegill and manage to catch some nice bass on it from time to time. I'll use my five wt or seven weights for the larger/heavier flies. I...
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    David, Very nice fish! If you don't mind me...

    David, Very nice fish! If you don't mind me asking, what size/wt jig head is that and what weight rod do you use to cast them? The ones I showed are tiny 1/124oz that I use for Bluegill and...
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    Micro-Jig minnow

    This is a bit of a variation on a pattern that I've been using for going a bit deeper for big Bluegill. I tie them on size 10 1/124oz jig head hooks. Just a bit of rabbit fur for the tail, metallic...
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    Perfect job! Jim Smith

    Perfect job!

    Jim Smith
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