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September 19, 1952 (65)
About flytire
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I am currently 62 years old who enjoys fly fishing/tying as a hobby not as a religion. Born and raised in a small textile mill village in Southeastern Connecticut.

I started fly fishing and tying back in 1980 while working in Colorado for a major defense contractor. I lived there until I got layed off in 1991 and moved back to Connecticut to work for another major defense contractor.

Married and divorced once with no kids to spend ungodly amounts of money on!
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Norwich, CT
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Fly fishing/Tying
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Retired

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Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

Norm

http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/

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lead wire tip

by flytire on 11-14-2016 at 08:12 AM
in the process of a mini production run for some weighted minnows for a fly swap, i wanted to have all of the lead wire underbody lengths to be the same.

so i just wrap the wire directly from the spool onto the hook shank and trim the wire to the length i desired.

after trimming i just unwrapped the lead wire from the hook shank, straightened out the wire and made 2 marks on my tying table. then i cut all the wires to the same length.

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Hairwing Tying Tip

by flytire on 09-26-2016 at 06:19 AM
a loop of thread alone around a bundle of hair is not enough to keep the hair from rolling to the far side of the hook. the hair must be held firmly while subsequent wraps of thread are used to hold the hair in place. without holding the hair, thread torque will roll it all over the place



using thread torque to your advantage

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Mann"s Smelt Patterns Part 1

by flytire on 06-27-2016 at 07:24 PM
Years ago in the New England area, there was the World Fly Fishing Expo that was held at the Shriner's Auditorium Wilmington, Massachusetts. It was a show similar to the Fly Fishing Show but a little smaller but just as good if not better (I think it was better than the national show). It promoted all of the latest and greatest the fly fishing industry had to offer. It also showcased some of the best New England area fly tyers. This is where I stumbled upon a tyer named Charlie Mann. I watched him

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Mann's Smelt Patterns Part 3

by flytire on 06-27-2016 at 07:47 AM
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Green Hornet

Hook: 94720, size 2 to 6
Thread: White thread at the bend, Black at the head
Tail: Kelly Green marabou
Body: Shaped Stim-U-Dent, covered with a Green mylar braid, then covered with Pearl medium mylar piping
Topping: Peacock Krystal Flash topped with Black Krystal

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Mann's Smelt Patterns Part 2

by flytire on 06-27-2016 at 07:45 AM
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Mann's Smelt Green Tail

Hook: 94720, size 2 to 6
Thread: White thread at the bend, Black at the head
Tail: Kelly Green marabou
Body: Shaped Stim-U-Dent, covered with a silver mylar braid, then covered with Pearl medium mylar piping
Topping: Pearl Krystal Flash topped with

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