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    Default Lunchtime Challenge

    Instead of a swap I thought it might be fun to challenge you other tiers to bring a kit to work (if that's allowed and safe) to do some tying over lunch break. There is no real tyer vs. tyer aspect to this, I use the word challenge in a most indefinite manner. I just want to start some folks to tying. A kind of virtual tying get-together.

    Here is my first, a Gartside Sparrow


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    Nice looking fly. I always have my tying kit with me at work and not just for lunch time ( shushhhh don't tell the boss )
    Remember we all live down stream

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    Sounds good Tim! So how about treating us to a fly next lunchtime?

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    Man I'd love too but last time I tried to tie flys at work was at our company picnic a couple of years ago. Got spanked by the boss for not interacting with the rest of "the team". He said I sat at a table with my back to everyone and that just wasn't appropriate.

    Well my back was turn only because it's impossible to tie while looking into the sun and I guess it's true, none of the dozen or so kids who came over and tied flies were "employees". So I'll have to enjoy this through those of you who are able. Looking forward to your posts. Don't mean to whine but I'm having one of those days.
    Joe Bertolini

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    Default spanked by da man

    Joe

    You are granted special dispensation to tie on non-lunch hours. But you must submit photographic evidence that you actually did tie a fly....

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    Robin,

    Thanks for the "pass". Here's a couple I tied up last night. The first is a Biot Body CDC Caddis that our very own "JohnScott" sent me the model for. John if you read this post your critique would certainly be appreciated.



    The second is a Sparkle Caddis Emerger (ala G. Lafontaine) that I was able to tie with materials supplied by "J" from the board, who answered my inquiry regrading Lafontaine style tying with a veritable boat load of antron yarn in more colors than I could have ever imagined! "J" if you're out there please don't hesitate to tell me what you think.



    Next on the agenda is some Deep Sparkle Caddis Pupae. Again thanks for the pass! Picture quality isn't what I had hoped for, sometime the camera seems to work better than others.
    Joe Bertolini

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrhyne56 View Post
    Sounds good Tim! So how about treating us to a fly next lunchtime?
    Well I would post a picture of the beautiful soft hackle I tied at lunch yesterday but I am computer illiterate and can't figure out how to post one.

    I just started tying a few months ago and do love soft hackles but this one I tied yesterday came out beautiful trust me. The best one yet ( so good I don't want to fish it ).
    Remember we all live down stream

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    Tim Email it to me and I'll get it posted for you. Check PM

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    Tim -

    Another PM on the way.

    John
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    Talking to Alra 195

    Tell your boss to down his beer and get a life. If he is a manager of a Park Director he really isn't qualified for his position.

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