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by Matt Grobert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: PED vs Sulfur
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: PED vs Sulfur

I"m hard of sight, too. I tie my spnners using hi-vis material for a post. THis is a rusty spinner, just change the body color to pale yellow and if you want add the egg sac in orange.
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by Matt Grobert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: PED vs Sulfur
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: PED vs Sulfur

I wouldn't worry so much about having the exact color of the naturals, instead I'd have a few different style patterns in different sizes and focus more on presentation - your cast, leader, tippet size and length, making sure your fly is floating as it should and getting a drag-free drift. At dusk s...
by Matt Grobert
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Tippet Rings
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Tippet Rings

Do you or would you use a tippet ring when fishing a dry fly? Why or why not? I had a long discussion today with one of SGM's esteemed members today about them and he was adamant that they are not useful for fishing dry flies - I think his blood pressure went up a bit. :o I've heard some folks do us...
by Matt Grobert
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: The Hardest Part About Fly tying
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: The Hardest Part About Fly tying

Theroe wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:02 am
:lol:

What thread do you use? :o
Danville Flymaster... :o
by Matt Grobert
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: My new vise of choice
Replies: 26
Views: 1266

Re: My new vise of choice

Rube held his vise in a vise... :D
by Matt Grobert
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dette Flies Fall Event
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: Dette Flies Fall Event

It was fun at the event, always good to hang out with Mr. Valla, hear his stories about maple syrup, wine making and his rod making adventures! Thanks to the Dette crew for hosting us and the event, great to see everyone before the season ends. CJ I second that, CJ! It was a fun day listening to Mi...
by Matt Grobert
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Nail knot or...

Matt, that’s a neat idea , how hard is it to feed the butt end thru the fly line though? Here's how I do it. 1. Cut end of butt section at an angle to create a point. 2. Insert needle into the end of fly line and out about1/2" up. Leave the needle in for 5-10 minutes. 3. Hold the line in your thumb...
by Matt Grobert
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Nail knot or...

Matt, that’s a neat idea , how hard is it to feed the butt end thru the fly line though? It's really knot that hard. You cut the butt section off at an agnle with a razor blade so you have a nice point and feed it throughthe line while holding the line at an angle at the exit hole. Sometimes you ha...
by Matt Grobert
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Nail knot or...

I feed a section of butt material through the end of the fly line and then nail knot. Works great and no issues going through the guides. Cut the butt material at and angle so it had a point. Stick a needle in the end of the line and push it out about 1/2" in and let it sit for a bit. Remove the nee...
by Matt Grobert
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Catskill-style materials
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Catskill-style materials

For starters, get yourself a copy of Mike Valla's book - Tying Catskill Dries. I would start with materials for just a few patterns and then take it from there.

Good luck!