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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-03-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By amertens
Re: Fly box setup

I like to tie a dozen of each of my 50 or so patterns I like in two or three different sizes each. I box all the pretty ones in a nice large box in an assortment I feel is worthy..... Then I give...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-12-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 241,178
Posted By amertens
Re: What have you been tying today?

Thanks lv2nymph! I have yet to try any of the uv stuff just because of the initial cost. Gonna have to bite the bullet one of these days.


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Forum: The Lodge Den 01-11-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By amertens
Re: Who loves to partake in....

Anchovies go in spaghetti!


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Forum: The Lodge Den 01-11-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By amertens
Re: Who loves to partake in....

I would not recommend grilled smoked oyster and cheese sandwiches..... Or a smoked oyster omelette... Two of my bigger culinary flops.


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Forum: The Lodge Den 01-11-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By amertens
Re: Who loves to partake in....

Sardines and smoked oysters and smoked salmon, all with cream cheese on crackers!

I can remember when I was a kid me and dad would eat them and mom would make us take out the trash right away and...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-10-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 241,178
Posted By amertens
Re: What have you been tying today?

Hey liv2nymph, what do you coat your quill body's with to make them look that smooth. I use fingernail polish but it ends up soaking in and leaving the raised ridges. I like the looks of my ridges...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-05-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 241,178
Posted By amertens
Re: What have you been tying today?

PT, you are a great tyer and I get a lot of ideas from you, however I have come to the conclusion that even if I tie things up as neatly as you I will NEVER be as good of a photographer. I'm sure I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By amertens
Re: Who ever said fly fishing was hard!

Thanks for the link mcnerny! Didn't realize they had the new one up yet!


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Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By amertens
Re: Who ever said fly fishing was hard!

Hey rookie! Happy to hear you're having fun with the fly rod. I too find myself normally producing more fish on a fly, and I just simply enjoy fly casting.

I will say use what you got though and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By amertens
Re: Who ever said fly fishing was hard!

What?!?! You can do that? You mean like the memory of the line on the spool verse the way it goes on the reel? Never thought of that....


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Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By amertens
Who ever said fly fishing was hard!

So, to start this off I primarily fly fish but that doesn't mean I won't break out the spinning rod from time to time.

I have been tying up some jigs with great success and had been hearing some...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By amertens
Neat video. Fly style presentation with spinning rod.

Just saw this browsing through hook shot episodes I've missed. Seems like a pretty killer tactic to me. Interesting to see the mix of styles to make it work for them.

..... I will never be good...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By amertens
Re: 5wt Reel Choices

How you likin that aleka a8?


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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-08-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 241,178
Posted By amertens
Re: What have you been tying today?

Seeing lv2nymph's caddis emerger's inspired me. However all I had was cdc puffs. So here's my variation, turned out kinda half way between those and a Henry's fork caddis. Only had some 16's left in...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-05-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By amertens
Re: Building a rod, full kit vs blank

I just built my first rod and went with the Epic all in one kit. I had all the same questions as you about componentry and what not. Gotta say the kit was really nice to break the ice, but that being...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-04-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 241,178
Posted By amertens
Re: What have you been tying today?

You know how you can tell a new tyer?

Look how clean and un cluttered the desk is in SethO's pic!

Looks better than my first Seth!


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Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-29-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By amertens
Re: First lesson learned

Yeah the laser sight thing ended up being a waste. Tried to use it, always ended up going back to the ole eyeball.


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Forum: Fly Rods 11-27-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,892
Posted By amertens
Re: Any made in the US companies match Orvis' warranty??

The one rod I have broken I didn't even turn in for warranty.
Tfo finesse: $180... I think.

Bought it when I moved to elko Nevada in 2007, broke it in 2012? I think. So that's roughly 36...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 241,178
Posted By amertens
Re: What have you been tying today?

That's some shnazzy rope! Gonna have to try me some.


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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 241,178
Posted By amertens
Re: What have you been tying today?

That nano silk have good break strength too it PT?


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Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By amertens
Re: Bitterroot Nets

Hahahaha really? Are we going there again?


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Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By amertens
Re: Bitterroot Nets

I just looked at the prices on the stream net with magnet...

189$?!?!

In today's custom fly fishing market I expected them to be significantly more money than that!

Stupid Christmas list...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By amertens
Re: Bitterroot Nets

Wow, beautiful! And I love there magnetic release!


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Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 991
Posted By amertens
Re: Selecting a flyline before you buy a rod?

My boots don't really fit to good and my backs been hurting since I bought them, but damn do they look sexy with those laces I wanted!


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Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By amertens
Re: First Build

Ross don't mean to steal your thread but I just got my first build done last night and first cast this morning!...
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