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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 660
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Even with tying do you still buy?

I just don't get as much satisfaction as I do on my own flies. No other reason.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-01-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 660
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Even with tying do you still buy?

I never fish a fly I buy or one that is given to me. I only use them as samples so I can tie my own. I just feel "weird" not using a fly I tied.
Forum: Northeast 01-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Fishing near Geneva NY

What are you looking to target and how far are you willing to drive. Let me know and I'll try and point you in the correct direction.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-21-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Looking for Fly Tying Vise

I'm selling a Regal: http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/fly-tying-materials-tools-etc/360691-fs-regal-vise-125-6-shipping.html

Price negotiable.
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 01-07-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Trout Fin Streamers

Those bodies are so smooth. I second the "looks like they were painted on" comment. Great Job :)
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 01-07-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Green Highlander

Great looking fly!!!
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 12-29-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By whalensdad
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By whalensdad
Re: New to Fly Fishing! Need Help Finding Good Waders!

You can also try LLBean.Their waders are guaranteed for life, no questions asked.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-29-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Selecting a vice & materials

One other thing, don't be overly persuaded by "true rotary" vise claims. Most people I know who have them don't end up using the rotary feature for anything other than inspecting the fly. I'm not...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Selecting a vice & materials

I would like to second the suggestions to try a vice before you buy one.While Peaks, Renzettis, Regals, etc. are all good vices,they all have their pro's and cons. I started with a Griffin Odyssey...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Short rod suggestions

I have 7' 5wt Grey's GR50. Bought it due to the need to throw heavier nymphs in the winter but still having to deal with the overhanging trees and brush. I know Greys is not a big name here in the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By whalensdad
Re: The saddest decisions I've had to make

Can't imagine what you are going through. I dread the day when I have to say "goodbye" by my pal. Stay strong.
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-25-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20,485
Views: 330,747
Posted By whalensdad
Re: new one word

hanging>>>pictures
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Green Doctor

You've been quite prolific of late. Great looking fly. :bowdown:
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Test

Looks Great!!!!
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Freestyle

Very nice tie. Great Job! :)
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-20-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Rogan's Fiery Brown

I really dig that color combo as well. Nice tie as usual.
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-17-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Robbie

Very nice fly :)

What did you like about the Japanese floss that separates it from the rayon (I only have rayon)?

What is the wing made out of?

--Lee
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Parson's #1

Eunan - Very Nice indeed. The SBS really showed some of the nuances for getting the body formed correctly. Thanks, Lee
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-15-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Parson's #1

Eunan,

Thanks for the critique.

You're correct about the strung hackle. I'll give the rooster capes a try. Is there anything I should look for since I'll have to order sight unseen?

What...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-12-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By whalensdad
Parson's #1

I'm just starting out with full wing Salmon Flies, FINALLY! First I'd like to thank Eunan for sending me his old hooks. Second I'd like to thank Pocono for the SBS:...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-30-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By whalensdad
Re: winter flies and soft hackles

I use a thread body of olive or brown and then a dubbing ball of SLV Prisim dubbing in a brown or olive. I use Hungarian Partridge feathers that are closer to white in color for my soft hackle. The...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-30-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Going downstream or upstream

The reason to fish downstream on nymphs/wets is to keep the line as taut as possible and to take advantage of the swing at the end of the drift. Casting upstream leaves a lot of slack in the line...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,174
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Any Black Friday Rod Sales????

Gosh I hope not. I know I'm ONLY paying $31 for the new rod, but it seems like shrink wrap will not be as sturdy as thread.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,174
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Any Black Friday Rod Sales????

I agree with everything you say except how the guides are attached. Mine are certainly attached with thread and look ok. Granted your not going to get titanium guides or high grade cork, but I've had...
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