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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:55 PM



Picked up some new tying materials (laser dubbing) and just testing it out to see how it looks on some pike flies. Gotta say I'm really liking this stuff.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:05 AM


Starting to gear up for 16 straight days on the Au Sable

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:54 AM

Oh look, Steve's got some new pets rolleyes.gif

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

QUOTE (steeldrifter @ Jul 9 2012, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

That looks like a Santa Claus fly.

Ho Ho Ho.




#5 John T.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

Are they going in the aquarium? whistling1.gif

What are you fishing for with a fly that big? Are the rods in the background all yours? If so, I want SWMBO to see them. She says I have too many rods.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:31 AM

John these are Smallmouth bass and Pike flies. Yep the two rod racks in the background are my own personal rods.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:34 AM

Gotta show my wife. Of course, I won't bring up how many closets full of clothes and shoes he has. popcorn.gif
One of the guys on the In Fisherman show was fishing for pike with a flyrod and some large streamers. Wow! Lots of rod bending and splashing!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:53 PM

Finished the last of the customer rods that had to be done before the trip so now I am free and clear to tie flies & get the gear ready all this coming week. Hit Bass Pro today and came home with a big bag of new tying materials. Working on some popers for Smallmouth right now.






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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:48 AM


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“If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you'll spend your life completely wasting your time. You'll be doing things you don't like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don't like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life, doing what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way." - Alan Watts

 

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:02 PM


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#11 Goduster

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:54 PM

Them ain't flies, THIS is a fly

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:44 PM



They are starting to fill up now. 4 more days of tying before the trip should just about do it.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE (steeldrifter @ Jul 15 2012, 07:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They are starting to fill up now. 4 more days of tying before the trip should just about do it.

What are you using for fly boxes. I have a fly box I use for streamers/poppers on the river, but it doesn't hold very many. I am looking for something I can fill up.

I seem to recall an old post about this.

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http://www.rodbuildi...showtopic=29596



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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:23 PM

Carl the boxes in the above picture are ones that I got at Michaels and I just made them into boat boxes myself with some handles and foam etc. Then when I'm wading I usually will fill up a pair of Orvis streamer boxes (the light weight green ones) and carry those in my vest. Then just transfer flies from the bog boxes to smaller ones and so forth depending how I'm fishing.

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#15 steeldrifter

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:38 PM

Well rather than spend the next 4 days tying when I should be packing and making sure the boat is ready I decided to just spend 12 straight hours tying and finish getting both boxes filled up today. Pretty much all filled now. Still have a few flies to tie later this week before I leave but those will mainly be just some "extras" such as nymphs and such for trout. Or I may even just wait and tie during the evenings at the cabin instead. But the bulk of the tying is done now.















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