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Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By darwin
Re: Hook Keeper

Ebay has them from China if necessary.
Forum: Fly Lines 05-20-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By darwin
Re: Furled Leader Jig

An entire forum on the subject. Kinda old and slow, but lots of great information.

http://furledleaders.proboards.com/
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By darwin
Re: Fly Patterns for New Zealand Trout

This might help. The New Zealand Fly Fishing Forum • View forum - Flies, Fly Tying (http://www.flyfishingforum.co.nz/viewforum.php?f=14&sid=76fe55cce5417d902b31eef51c50c68f)...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By darwin
Re: Where to buy ripple and slit foam?

A bit pricey but this shop has it C&F Design FSA-2507 Medium System Fly Box Micro-Slit Foam Insert 7 Row | AvidMax...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By darwin
Re: Small flies - what box (or other method) do you use?

Be warned that the super thin plastic fly boxes with magnetic bottoms do not have the best latch/closure devise. $4 to $8 on ebay so I wont complain. :p
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By darwin
Re: Small flies - what box (or other method) do you use?

To be totally honest I have a stack of the 18 compartment ultra thin boxes that I use for my extra flies. One cell for each of the same patterns, #22, #24 & #26. I take a few of what I think I will...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By darwin
Re: Small flies - what box (or other method) do you use?

I know of nothing made specifically for micro flies. I use the ultra thin foam slots or the 18 compartment magnetic ultra thin boxes. Always open to a better solution! ;)...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By darwin
Re: I was so excited - don't laugh....

Congrats and welcome to the obsession that is fly fishing. :cool:
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-31-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By darwin
Re: Ribeye and ?

That works for me. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By darwin
Re: Advice on Magnifers / Lights

I use one of these (http://www.magnifier.com/headband_magnifier.htm) when I dress the small hooks, #22 to #26. And Ottlight bulbs from Lowes for $6.

Amazon has Donegan OptiVISOR Headband...
Forum: Other Gear 03-30-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By darwin
Re: What Diameter? New Zealand Indicator?

Good idea, I will stop by the craft store and have a look.
Thanks for the info. :wink:
Forum: Other Gear 03-28-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By darwin
Re: What Diameter? New Zealand Indicator?

Do you know the size of the Crochet hook? I am guessing they can be found/ordered by some sort of size.
Fred's step by step (Wild Fisher) is a good one, but I would like something a bit larger than...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-15-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By darwin
Re: Silver badger

Whiting Red label from Jim's Fly Shop
Whiting Farms Bronze GradeSilver Badger Hackle Cape (http://www.jimsflyco.com/whiting-bronze-grade-capes/whiting-farms-bronze-grade-silver-badger-hackle-cape/)
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-07-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 11,746
Posted By darwin
Re: a foody thread?

How to peel garlic fast & easy. Best to have 2 bowl of the same size.

When you start shaking, the sound is a dull thud but quickly change into sharp knock, that's when you take a look to see if...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 03-03-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By darwin
Re: Dead Chicken

#8 to #24 Tying a Griffith's Gnat | MidCurrent (http://midcurrent.com/videos/tying-a-griffiths-gnat/)
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 03-03-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By darwin
Re: Dead Chicken

On the San Juan I know it as a large Griffith's Gnat fished dry or wet.
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By darwin
Re: Car keys ...... God I hate when I do this ...

I have often "misplaced" my keys and wallet in the freezer when "spirits" are in control... :D
Attach them to a 2x4 and paint it florescent orange like the gas stations do. :secret:
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 527
Posted By darwin
Re: Problem w/Forum & Internet Explorer?

Chrome with AdBlock and life is wonderful! :thumbsup:
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-20-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,119
Posted By darwin
Re: Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug and Chadwick-477

There is nothing magical about Chadwick 477, it's just wool yarn! (Except for selling it to fly tiers) I have a section of the original and several "substitutes", many are not even close to the...
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-11-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By darwin
Re: Look what they are labeling as "fish" nowdays

The Chinese are not the only ones that eat raccoon, ask any hill billy and they will have a recipe. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,478
Posted By darwin
Re: How Are You Combating Cabin Fever??

No thanks! I never want to hold a snow shovel much less need one. Remember this in July when it's 115 and I am hating life in the valley of the Sun. :o
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,478
Posted By darwin
Re: How Are You Combating Cabin Fever??

I mowed the lawn, cleaned the pool and picked lemons for a large pitcher of lemonade. Going fishing next week, hoping for a cold front. :)
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By darwin
Re: Mild Spell

The neighbor's kids were in the pool this afternoon. :eek: It will be 80+ till next week in the valley. :frown:
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-28-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,302
Posted By darwin
Re: Which brand hooks to buy or not buy?

I trust TMC, Daiichi, Mustad and Dai Riki. No worries.
Dai Riki occasionally has a dud in a box.
Forum: Fly Lines 01-21-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By darwin
Re: How often should I clean my line?

It depends... every day out if the water is dirty, less often if your on clean waters. I try to wipe down every time I wet my line and do a good cleaning and dressing when I think the line needs it....
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