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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 04:32 PM
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Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

Hi guys (and gals),
Thanks for the interest on the glass minnows.
It is actually a very simple tie.

thread: white 3/0 and thin mono
hook: gamakatsu sc11-3H #6
tail: white marabou and pearl...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-27-2015, 03:04 PM
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Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

From the last few days:

glass minnows
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/medium/DSC_9227b.JPG

more fun with deer hair...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-25-2015, 10:31 AM
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Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

Use 3/0, 210 denier, or gel-spun thread. Less snapping thread.
Every time I think I have deer hair down, I tie another ugly one!
Also, get the double edged flexible razor blades for shaping. Do a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By tbblom
Re: most effective way of marketing a fly shop

You only sell 5 rods; 2 are in the 700-800$ range, 1 in the 400$ range, and two entry level combos in the 200-300$ range. The TFO combo is sold out.

So, the website is doing well enough to sell...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,674
Posted By tbblom
Re: Fly Fishing The Surf

I've only just started in the surf. Conditions were a bit rough both times I tried, but it was a lot of fun timing the casts with the waves and trying to not get smacked in the junk with the smaller...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-15-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

@gancon...
That's got bass written all over it! (trout too...)
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-15-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By tbblom
Re: A journey through time

Hey Jim,
Barring any weird work schedule, I'm hoping to make the drive down to the Keys sometime in May, hopefully late May. I got Tarpon fever bad! (I guess slang for tarpon is a bad word?)
TB
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By tbblom
Re: A journey through time

" I even had to put socks on today, the tile is so cold." lol...

Man, we should have moved to Florida! Temps in the 20's at night here this week. The marsh froze last night. But it was warm...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

Some ties from the past week. Enjoying the vivid colors used in saltwater flies...

3/0 baitfish
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/BigBait.jpg

Slumpbuster X Slider hybrid...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-10-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By tbblom
Re: Family/ Flyfishing combination trip

Good luck with that!

My lady always seems to get jealous of the attention I give to fishing.

All day long with her on SUP's and she gets bummed that I want to look for fish... It would be so...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,879
Posted By tbblom
Re: Questions about Marketing a New Fly Shop

Just checked out the site, here are my thoughts:

Easy to navigate site, I liked the links to recent articles. I check out sites with up to date fishing reports more than anything. You don't...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-09-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By tbblom
Re: Moving to Cape Fear, starting the learning curve again

Keeping this updated as my 'new guy in NC' progress report.

I've been doing lots of tying on cold and rainy days. I probably have enough to last a full summer! Hope I tied the right...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 587
Posted By tbblom
Re: Fishing and Football

Well, the weather is nice. But it seems that evening temps in the 20's have flushed all of the fish out of the marsh that I can access. Haven't seen a fish in over a month personally! Missed a few...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 01-29-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By tbblom
Re: Do youreself Florida Keys fishing?

We were in a tight little creek way back in an estuary. Probably not the smartest place to go searching. I think as long as you don't tick them off you're all good. Kayaking down in the keys is a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-29-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

@jgentile: How do you like the fishskull masks? Was thinking about trying some.
Nice ties!
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By tbblom
Re: So, tell me about the pitfalls and stumbling blocks of flyfishing

Falling down and in is definitely just part of the experience...
Cleated soles are a big help, but every now and then they just skate across a smooth rock like ice skates.
Clients love to pretend...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-28-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

More salty stuff, staying busy while it is cold and jobless out...
Mostly tied for redfish and speckled trout, with a few simple flashy ties for mackerel, bluefish, and getting out past the breakers...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-27-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

@carp and bass
try backing off with the lens until you can get the shot in focus, then crop the photo to get the size you want. You are probably closer than the minimum focal length.
GIMP is a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By tbblom
Re: Kayaks

I found a pelican angler kayak 10' for sale at Dick's sports for $399 down from $450. A few of the plastic tabs on the paddle holder and bungee holder were broken, and there was a scratch on the...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 01-19-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,805
Posted By tbblom
re: Keepemwet Photo Contest is Now Open for Judging--Place a "Like" on Your Favorites!!

A decent brown from the Blue in Breckenridge.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/KeepemWeta.jpg
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-18-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By tbblom
Re: Moving to Cape Fear, starting the learning curve again

Good to hear from you Jim!
Folks around here say that the shrimp are out of the marshes right now, and the fiddler crabs prefer warmer weather to come out of their holes. Mud minnows seem to be an...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-18-2015, 12:49 PM
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Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

@dakota

the 'shrimp dinner' is tied with krystal flash in pearl, which shows as a little pink.
The bonefish tan color also looks good and shrimpy.
The back is loon UV glue with a coat of clear...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-18-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 239,590
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

some new flies for redfish, speckled trout, bluefish, and whatever else will bite in coastal nc. glad to be moving away from #22 midges for a bit!

Filling and reorganizing boxes:
deceivers,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-18-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By tbblom
Re: Moving to Cape Fear, starting the learning curve again

Been out a couple more times on the kayak when the weather has been nicer. Still no schools of reds found, but the kayaking is pretty amazing.

Did more exploring around the ft. fisher sra area,...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 01-15-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By tbblom
Re: A winter trip report

Quality over quantity...
Nice hog! :eek:
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