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Old 04-11-2009, 01:32 PM
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Hey y'all,
I have been looking over different types of insects that fish like, mainly looking around Missouri and the Midwest, but I found this website that seems to be a pretty good deal. It has a TON of underwater pictures and information on these bugs and other creatures that live in the water. I figure that if you tie your own flies, it would help to learn what the insect/creature that you are trying to immitate looks like.
Let me know if this is any good for helping get an idea of what to use...

I'm going to attempt to begin tying my own flies sometime, if I get a little free time and money... (I always say I'm going to start something new, hopefully I'm not the only one who wants to start new stuff but just gets sidetracked.. haha). If this site helps anybody else then please let me know, I just didn't know if it was all that helpful. Didn't see where it would hurt to know what the bugs look like. It's the only thing that I can find that kind of tells what flies to use to immitate which bugs. That is my main problem...

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HookEmHorns: Coll web site, thanks for posting.

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Hook,

If it weren't for sidetracks I would have never gotten anything done in life.

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HAHAHA I was GONNA start rod building(still may), rideing a harley, working out(did for about 3 months), makeing bass lures, scuba diveing, all sorts of stuff. Great post man, thanks
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Bear, I am right there with you on that stuff!
Rod building seems pretty cool, but i just haven't brought myself around to buying all the stuff to do it. Same way with fly tying and stuff like that I guess. lol

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Hey I did buy a 150cc bike yesterday, I'll probaly kill myself on it, it's been 20 years since I have been on anything with a motor and two wheels lol
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Nice! That 150cc will feel like a new R6 if you haven't been on one for that long! haha

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Bear,

Thanks man, better be careful.............................. and post a picture on the 'Do you use a motorcycle' thread so we know what you bought.

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Hookem,

To assemble and wrap rod blanks the only real purchase you need to make besides the components is a low speed motor for drying the varnish or flex coat that you finish the wraps with.

I do have a finishing rack with bobbin tensioners but when I started I was taught to run my guide dressing silk through the pages of a book to create tension for the wraps. It works very well. You can use a rotisserie motor from a grill hooked to a voltage regulator / rheostat (a dimmer switch will do it) to slow it to around three rotations per min if it is too fast.

PM if you want more info.

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