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by drlogik
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Tools for tying
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Tools for tying

I used to work as a gravel scraper for a paving company. All day long scraping hot asphalt up with a shovel and my bare hands left me with very thick and manly callouses. I used a Port-Cable belt sander with 120 grit sand paper to grind down the callouses. I'd got maybe 5 or 6 uses out of a belt and...
by drlogik
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leaders
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Leaders

I've been knotting my own for a long time also. I settled on a 70/30 setup for anything 9 feet or longer and 60/20/20 for 7 1/2 feet. 70% butt and mid section and 30% lower mid section and tippet. This presents well and also handles the wind. When I cast really long leaders at 12 - 14 feet that aggr...
by drlogik
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Waterhen / Moorhen
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Waterhen / Moorhen

Bob,

I wasn't me but I did forget to put some of that special thread in the mail to you. I'll do that by this weekend.

Grant
by drlogik
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Humpy
Replies: 40
Views: 2866

Re: Humpy

I may have caught two fish on Humpies. I keep an assortment in my fly box not for fishing but as "strike indicators", er, bobbers. They're great for that! I tie most of mine with a closed-cell foam body though and they float like a cork.
by drlogik
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: What kind of vise is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: What kind of vise is this?

It looks like the alien in the movie Alien!
by drlogik
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Small Fishing On Tribs
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Small Fishing On Tribs

That's a "small" tributary? Wow. It looks like a river compared to our "small" tribs in North Carolina's Smokies!
by drlogik
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Florence is coming your way!
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Florence is coming your way!

Have had a ton of rain in Charlotte. Florence passed about 45 miles south of here. Relatively light winds all things considered but the NC mountains are getting a belly-full of rain now. I think you all will get a ton of rain also as it marches north along the Appalachians. Get ready.
by drlogik
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Flexament drying up
Replies: 21
Views: 1190

Re: Flexament drying up

I quit using Flexament years ago for that reason. Has anyone tried a shot of Bloxygen before screwing the cap on? I use that on my varnish and it does a pretty darn good job. It's basically just nitrogen. In lieu of Flexament I dilute Shoe Goo with Toluene and get the same basic head cement as Flexa...
by drlogik
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: only one material
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: only one material

+1 for peacock herl.
by drlogik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Nature's Spirit
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Nature's Spirit

+1 for Blue Ribbon. I've bought from them numerous times and they sell high quality materials. Their selection of deer and elk hair is especially good as are their Starling skins.