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Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 02-04-2016, 08:56 PM
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Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,930
Posted By bruce m
Re: Taught or self taught?

When I read "self taught" I believe it to mean without proper professional instruction such as a casting coach or professional guides.

Self taught in my mind is nothing more than reading up on...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,930
Posted By bruce m
Re: Taught or self taught?

“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.”
Einstein.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,930
Posted By bruce m
Re: Taught or self taught?

While learning to fly fish at around ~10 yrs old.

I was with my dad 100% of the time, 50% of that time he would give me

instruction, 50% of that instruction I actually listened to and 50% of...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-10-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 81,923
Posted By bruce m
Re: Let's see your tying station

Thanks, I think I am going order one of them.
I now use a regal with a c-clamp also and like to have it set low so I am kind of looking over the fly.

If I have it set too high my arms tire and...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-10-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 81,923
Posted By bruce m
Re: Let's see your tying station

Is that a Dyna King vice extension holding your Regal Vice, if so how does it function, any complaints on sturdiness or otherwise.
If not Dyna King then who.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By bruce m
Re: Trout leader tying recipe?

http://highcountryflies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/leader_formulas.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-02-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 329,956
Posted By bruce m
Re: What have you been tying today?

Argail, not only is your tying is exceptional but your photography is inspiring to me, love it.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,153
Posted By bruce m
Re: Coming Clean...

Prayers for you Jerry, be well.
Forum: Northeast 12-17-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By bruce m
Re: Hatch Chart for the Northeast Region

This Is a pretty good one for my area, I like the clickable links for the recipes and the good pics.
http://www.catskillanglingcollection.org/hatchchart.html#
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-15-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,418
Posted By bruce m
Re: Who are you ?

Hello and welcome Philly, glad you joined in.
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By bruce m
Re: NYS fishing in December!!!

Thanks for the well wishes.
I don't think I'll need surgery, there was a time I was sure I'd be getting surgery done but with time and being very protective, it has gotten a bit better.
Now this...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By bruce m
Re: NYS fishing in December!!!

Well I got out there late morning, went to the main branch.
I don't usually fish this area just because I like other waters to fish more, but this one is legal to fish today soooo there is where I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By bruce m
NYS fishing in December!!!

I can't believe this but the stars are aligned for me to hit the river today(Delaware river to be exact).
In some strange turn of events my overlord decided we do not have to work every day of the...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 12-07-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 65,257
Posted By bruce m
Re: Little tricks to share

I get them in my garage a lot also, you think it's the red handle.
I thought it was possibly the fluorescent lights because I don't think I've ever had them come in when the lights were off.
But...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-05-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 329,956
Posted By bruce m
Re: What have you been tying today?

Nice looking bug box you got there Nevada, I'm sure the recipients will love them.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By bruce m
Re: A visitor

I have a bobcat pelt, I wonder what a good fly pattern is that utilizes their fur. 😉
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By bruce m
Re: Fly of choice

I carry three main boxes of fly's, I know I carry too much :rolleyes:
One for Drys, one for Wets, one for nymphs and yet another small one for midges.
Wait that's four... I told you I carry too...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By bruce m
Re: finally im back on this wonderful place!

It'll be good hearing from you in posts. Congrats on the house and welcome back.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By bruce m
Re: 'Meals on Wheels'

My son is a member of Sullivan ARC, along with my son a group of other mentally handicapped adults are driven around the county distributing Meals on Wheels to the home bound.
This helps two peoples...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By bruce m
Re: Hi Guys I'm back

Hey jack glad you didn't bleed out and leave us for good.
Heal quick friend.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-01-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By bruce m
Re: Quail?

That^^^ probably makes more sense for a small bird like that, just pluck the feathers you want and bag them then freeze.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-01-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By bruce m
Re: Quail?

For fleshing you need to get ALL the meat and fat of the skin, this can be done with a fleshing knife or what I use is an old planer blade and scrape the flesh right off it.
Once you've removed all...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-01-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By bruce m
Re: Quail?

As far as storage goes. You need to flesh it, dry it and powder it with borax real well
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By bruce m
Re: The brain that won't listen

Lol, hope you heal better than your brain gets trained.
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