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    Yes, that is an old rusty hook.
    I dare not to waste a good hook for my first experimental fly.

    I'll crush the hook if I ever take it fishing.
    I am highly qualified to comment in this forum after receiving a Specialized High Intensive Training (S.H.I.T) at the Olde Schitt Institute of Technology (O.S.H.I.T).

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningfish View Post
    Yes, that is an old rusty hook.
    I dare not to waste a good hook for my first experimental fly.

    I'll crush the hook if I ever take it fishing.
    I wasnt so much worried about the barb, as i was about the hook breaking if you hook a decent fish.

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  4. #13

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    That fly probably going to be in a lot of trips but will never be in the water. Hopefully it can serve as as my good luck charm.
    I am highly qualified to comment in this forum after receiving a Specialized High Intensive Training (S.H.I.T) at the Olde Schitt Institute of Technology (O.S.H.I.T).

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    First tip to using a bobbin threader: don't.

    Take the thread, put about a an inch into the tube with your fingers, then use the other end of the tube like a straw an suck the line through with one quick burst. It takes all of 3 seconds and is much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick k View Post
    First tip to using a bobbin threader: don't.

    Take the thread, put about a an inch into the tube with your fingers, then use the other end of the tube like a straw an suck the line through with one quick burst. It takes all of 3 seconds and is much easier.
    I actually tried and it worked!!! and I've sucking since then.
    I am highly qualified to comment in this forum after receiving a Specialized High Intensive Training (S.H.I.T) at the Olde Schitt Institute of Technology (O.S.H.I.T).

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    Another tip:

    Get a block of hard foam or that green foam block stuff that sometimes comes in the bottom of flower arrangements. You can use it to hold all your tools, head cement bottles, and everything else. Carve out some appropriately sized holes with a knife for the bottles, and just stick the rest of the tools in the top into the foam.

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    Good tip.

    I have tons of the white foam cubes from work that I can use for that.
    I am highly qualified to comment in this forum after receiving a Specialized High Intensive Training (S.H.I.T) at the Olde Schitt Institute of Technology (O.S.H.I.T).

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookfieldangler View Post
    Part of being a great fly-tyer is learning how to hide material expenditures from your significant other. I'm planning on writing a book on that subject.
    I majored in this with all my other hobbies. Glad to see the skills are transferable now that I am into fly fishing and tying.

    On topic, I tied my first fly last night and it was no where near as polished as yours. Great job!

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