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Part 5 of A Very Colorful Season;

Posted 10-11-2011 at 11:56 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 11-04-2011 at 02:33 PM by Hardyreels

To say that I have been happy with some of the flies I've tied up over the past 10 months would be an understatement. The Salmon Fly Tie Along that we had with Allan here on the forum paid off in a big way. I stayed the course with the thread and one of the last patterns we made was the Jock O' Dee an old salmon recipe from Scotland I think. I hadn't used it or any of the other flies from the thread until that day when I met Roger on the creek. That day I had tied on the J. O' Dee because it looked...
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Fishing friends 4

Posted 10-09-2011 at 11:09 AM by jpbfly

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I met Jean-Marc when I ran a fishing school, he was one of my first students.If I had to caracterize him with one word I would say helpful.He's the kind of guy you can trust and rely on.He lives only 10 km from home so we meet and fish together very often.He's a quiet guy and although he's a very experienced fisherman he always asks for advice and often underestimates himself.He's always in good mood so he's a great fishing buddy.We went to Austria several times together and had a good...
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Diving headfirst into fly tying

Posted 10-08-2011 at 09:39 AM by gatortransplant

So I picked up a vise and a bucketload of materials and have been tying like crazy. I tried that "tie 100 wooly buggers approach" but made it through five before wanting to try all sorts of crazy patterns. Now buggers are tied in all colors in between other patterns as technique practice and box filler, because I still love buggers and know that I will never have enough. Tie number 6 was a crayfish pattern that I basically BSed after looking at photos of real crayfish and some patterns...
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And Now for something completly Different. Went flying

Posted 10-07-2011 at 09:05 PM by mbphotos54

some on here who I have talked to know I also do rc flying. I had a chance to get some real flying in last week. and heres a lil video I made of the adventure.

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Fishing friends 3

Posted 10-05-2011 at 12:33 PM by jpbfly

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I was asked to interview Jan for a french magazine in the early nineties.At that time he had already been France champion twice and bronze medal in the World Championship.So when I met him first and fished with him all afternoon before the interview I was a bit intimidated but I discovered a kind guy and we had a good time together.Since then we've become friends and even if we don't meet very often ,we always keep in touch and go fishing together a few times a year.When he stopped taking...
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