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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 04:31 PM
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Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Glue for styrofoam poppers???

Well, you might give "Pro's Soft Bait Glue" a look. It's a CA type glue, formulated for soft plastic baits. I've used it for tying, and never had any issues with it. I've glued foam bug bodies with...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 02:59 PM
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Views: 80
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Re: Glue for styrofoam poppers???

Just to clarify, nothing wrong with 5 minute epoxy, it certainly can be very useful. My reply was based on my experience with making multiple bugs at a time, sometimes as many as 50 at a time, for...
Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 02:50 PM
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Views: 121
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: DIY leaders.

FYI. Silver Creek, a prominent member here & other sites has posted several times awesome information pertaining to design & use of leaders/tippet. His various posts are well worth checking out &...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Glue for styrofoam poppers???

Jett, I've used epoxy for attaching bug/popper bodies made of various materials & have yet to see any issues, even with the various "styrofoams". Try at least 30 minute set time epoxy, as that will...
Forum: Other Gear 02-05-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: DIY leaders.

There have been discussions in the past here about tying leaders. I make my own, but have purchased leaders too. IMO, how much you might wish to get involved with making your own, might depend on...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-30-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Decent inexpensive 3-4 wt reel?

Another reel I have & use, actually several of them, is the Cortland Rimfly. A few I have are 20 years old or older. They were made in England, but are no longer made for Cortland. Should you find...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-29-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Decent inexpensive 3-4 wt reel?

I use a 4/5 size Okuma Sierra on a my 3 & 4 wt rods, which is a very nice under $50 reel.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2016, 05:56 PM
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Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Age of folks on the forum

Turned 60 last Sept. Been fly fishing since age 12. Tying for about a year longer. :D
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-28-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Considering Fly Tying

You can "save money" on flies you tie if you compare the price of shop flies to what it costs to tie the same fly. Many fly patterns can be tied for far less than those shop prices.

However, as...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-26-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Easy to tie carp flies?

Superb advice! :thumbsup:

I've caught them numerous times, but most were while targeting other fish.
As has already been said, presentation is often a lot more important than the actual fly...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Looking for Photos

I'm not a photographer, but have had pics I've posted to forums pirated & used on commercial sites. One author claimed the flies in a pic of mine that he had pirated were what he had in his fly box....
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: PostFly Box Review

A few months back I was talking with my youngest son about marketing, and this concept came up in the discussion as selling flies is something I've had experience with. I wasn't aware of this...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Winter fishing in the South

I've never fished there, but lakes such as Wheeler have a reputation for the bass fishing, as well as the panfish. So, for winter fishing baitfish patterns might me a good place to start.

Of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: What are these flies?

Generally, they're considered flies for Steelhead. However, they could be used for other species just as well. Wigglers are a style of fly, so use them for whatever you feel, or simply keep them for...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-19-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Inventory of Fly Tying Materials

Only 4 tubs? :rolleyes:

Just kidding!

I've heard of or had materials from some of those on the list. May still have some packages with those labels.

Not familiar with Anglers Best Hackle or...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-17-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How Often Do You Tie?

Like Norm (flytire) I tie when I feel like it. I haven't tied anything since before Thanksgiving, but I have enough flies to fish with so don't need to tie for that reason. Actually, I could probably...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-16-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: fly hook brands

That's quite a list Norm. :thumbsup:

I've heard of & used many of them, but there are some I wasn't aware of. I guess I'll have to check them out. :D

BTW, C'ultiva & Owner are the same. Not...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-16-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Shared 'simple' dinner/lunch recipes?

My wife makes a mix of fine parmesan cheese & mayo, then uses it to coat chicken breast before baking in the oven at 350 degrees. Chicken breast tends to dry out, but this keeps it moist and adds a...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 01-16-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Keeping Mildew out of rod tube?

Sound advice! I save those packs from where ever I find them & use them in boxes of hooks, waders, rod tubes, bags of tying materials & in fly boxes. Any place there could be moisture. Otherwise...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Winter Carp: Need some help...

I've never targeted them in winter, but have caught them while fishing for other species, and primarily panfish species. I don't recall any on flies, as most of my winter fishing has been with other...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Winter reds

:thumbsup: Thanks for sharing the pics! :)
Forum: Fly Lines 01-10-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Rio pike/musky line for bass?

Can't comment on that particular line as I've never used it, but do tend to think as you are that it's similar in design to what I would want for a bass line. Really doesn't matter what they label or...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 01-10-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Patterns in Clear and brackish Waters

"Stained" can mean different things. There are waters I've fished that have a dark, tannic stain to them, but are still quite clear as far as visibility thru the water. From the perspective of an...
Forum: Fly fishing FAQs 01-10-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: newbie--please confirm I got leaders/tippets right

Not a dumb question at all. The others have given you good answers, but the only thing I'll add is fly size is not always the indicator of what size tippets to use. For example, and as John has...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-10-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best applicator?

Good question! Do a search for Wapsi applicator bottle. I used them for many years when I tied commercially, and still have a couple, but have not had a lot of use for them these past several years...
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