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by skondolf
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Vises...What do you tye with?
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: Vises...What do you tye with?

I have to echo Jim Slattery's post (except for the length of time) - started with a Thompson A at the FIRST flyfest held in Roscoe and upgraded to a HMH Standard about a year later. Never tied on a "true rotary" so I can't comment on that. I do like the ability to turn the fly at different angles wi...
by skondolf
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Collins Tailing Hackle
Replies: 16
Views: 4340

Collins Tailing Hackle

It's GREAT to see this new forum setup as it's timely for a question I have. I posted this over on the CF site but as many of you guys use Collins hackle and tailing I figure I might as well ask here as well ... A few years ago when I first got into tying I purchased some packs of tailing hackle fro...
by skondolf
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Darbee Stonefly
Replies: 29
Views: 8299

Re: Darbee Stonefly

A timely post - I'm looking for some Stonefly patterns - might as well add this to my list. If it was good enough for Darbee .... I do have one question - I notice many recipes are tying Stoneflies all the way down to 6's (and bigger) on 4xl and 6xl hooks and CJ's here are on a #10 3xl. I know the r...
by skondolf
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Ditto - Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!!
by skondolf
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Mustad 3399's
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Mustad 3399's

"I think we're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
by skondolf
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Bulldogs, Attn: Nik
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Bulldogs, Attn: Nik

I recently had some minor surgery on my neck. While waiting for the Dr to come in I was looking around and saw all these packages of sterilized forceps, scissors and other assorted goodies. As I got talking to the Dr she said her dad was a surgeon and flyfisherman and yes, many of the tools found th...
by skondolf
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Green Goblin
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Green Goblin

Man that hook DOES look nasty! Definitely would find itself in my thumb at some point.

I could've used this a few weeks ago on the Willow - was able to catch fish on just about any fly I threw at them ... as long as it was GREEN!

Nice tie Mark.
by skondolf
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Westville Wizard
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Westville Wizard

Nice looking fly. It looks especially nice in that tree branch. Now I know what mine will look like if I decide to tie one up!
by skondolf
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Turners Green
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Turners Green

Janne, Yes, Cross style. And the hackles [2] are from Indian necks. You can see the 2 clipped stubs poking up at the eye :roll: :lol: . This camera shows all the defects! CJ Hey CJ another question for ya on how you finished off the hackle wrap "with the stubs poking out". Do you strip off the hack...
by skondolf
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Rod Care - Fighting a fish, after the day is done, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Rod Care - Fighting a fish, after the day is done, etc.

OK so I picked up a "cheap" bamboo fly rod a couple months ago and have fished it a few times (would've liked to fish it more but this has been a crazy spring/summer). Being new to this 'boo "thang" I'm looking for some advice how to handle/treat a 'boo rod that may be different than graphite. I've ...