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I just use hackle, small hackle, for my wings that are appropriate for the size. I tie the abdomen first, then wrap thread around the shank for the thorax. It is here I tie my wings in. I then tie in a hackle collar and in front of that I tie in the head. Killer fly in Aug. and early Sept.
I tie my ants similar to how this man does it. He criss crosses his wings, which is hard for me to keep in place, or they join in and look like one wing. At the 3:20 mark.
Now I tie them like Davie McPhail does, with better results, and for my wngs, I use what he uses in this clip at the 4:00 minute mark.
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Thanks Brent. I do what I can to help keep this forum going, even if it isn’t fishing related.
I like this forum very much, because the members here, how few there are, make it what it is. Of all the forums I visit, this has the best class of people.
Hey Mike, nice post. Believe me when I say I hear you clearly, and I understand.
I’m just letting off some steam I have been building up with a little bit of humor. And when the thought about how we all taste like chicken to a grizzly entered into my head, I thought to myself, no one is better than anyone. So if we all taste the same to a grizzly, what’s to argue about? I hope you understand because I’m having a bad time trying to explain it.
It’s all good Mike. I too am a believer in God and don’t mind a good ale now and then. But never when I’m fishing.
…keyboard is still shorting out. Seems to be wide awake,though..
Good, it will give me time to find that dang rope Creek wants.
Brent, as they say in hockey, nice save.
Creek, as of this morning, lets say being honest and direct, without childish name calling or bad language, gets the job done a lot better than being politically correct.
No Creek. I actually have a few friends on that forum who keep asking me not to leave. So I do post things now & then on it, but I am real careful what I post. I posted this thread on it and got positive replies. But to post advice, not anymore.
I will PM you in a few hours. I have to get my notes out and look them over so I know what to say. It is fishing related.
I’m sorry about the Niagara comment. Here I am talking about respect and being kind, but right now I am dealing with a fisherman who on another forum, lets just say a forum know it all bully, and after him sending me a pm last night I lost it. I know I’m not the most educated, and because of my learning disability, no one has the right to belittle me or anyone else. The worst part is how he worded everything like placing little insults to me all through his PM.
So I have a deep anger inside right now. But nothing but good thoughts for all of you.
I do like your idea about the Colorado River. But I like mine better right now to be honest.
Boy, this thread went in the other direction quick. 😕
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Do we get to carry torches and pitchforks to hunt them down like the monsters in the black & white movies?
I’m glad you chimed in Creek. I want to talk with you on something you know more about than anyone I know. I will pm you on the fiberglass forum later.
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You mean like Niagara Falls?
I heard very little on the last terrorist activity. So when I posted this, it never came to mind until I posted it on another forum. I don’t get into the news like most people, so I stay un-informed on many things.
Was it ISIS? They need to be taken out. They’re not even human.
I would bet a $1000 that the normal every day people in the Middle East, Musslem or not, would like to go to bed without fear & get up in the morning & hear the sound of birds singing instead of gun fire.
I try to respect people for who they are instead of what they are (except ISIS). I don’t care what status you hold in life, what your job is, or what color, race, or religion you have. I am not a respecter of persons. I respect people, well I try anyway cause there are some real jerks out there I just want to punch out. But I respect you all for who you are, Grsdlnr, Brent, Creek, & you as well Mike. I don’t know you guys at all, but you have shown to me who you are from being honest and kind, willing to give advice. I could go on, but you get the picture.
Yeah, we all have different opinions, and that’s a good thing. I would rather ask you guys questions so I can learn from you instead of me giving advice. I don’t know everything there is to know about fishing, & I never will. Maybe because I don’t want to.
It is sad about the Manchester attack.
Brent, you are awesome! I really liked what you said & it’s so full of truth. A few words in there I don’t understand, but I get it.☺
And I laughed about the comment on the lengthy spider thread. Of course, this being The Dry Fly Forum, I must say I had no part in it.😄…..yeah, I did. And I’d do it again too, ha ha.
Gooood morning Mike!
Hello Mike. It’s good to have rods in different materials just to stay out of the every day same old thing routine.
I have mostly graphite, but also have glass and boo. I find that I like certain materials better for certain waters I fish for some strange reason. Haven’t figured out why yet, but I do.
And welcome to this quiet but wonderful forum.
It has been quiet lately. Too quiet.
Isn’t Lamiglass softer than a Steffens? I heard some say that they are.
Chris is starting to make Lamiglass rods and wants to send them to me to try out and get my opinion. I am a little concerned about it because of what I heard and I don’t do well with the slower action of glass. I like my Scott F2’s feel because as for glass it’s a faster glass. Scott calls it S II glass if I remember right.
I understand what your saying Creek, but compared to ordering a rod from T&T which is $760 and ordering a rod from the Steffen Bro. co., at $500, Chris would be saving my son money. Saving me really, :D. And Chris has a series of bamboo rods called the Prudential Series at $530 + $25 shipping. So for that amount Connor, my son, could get a nice boo rod just without all the fancy hardware and things. But he is stuck on the fiberglass because in his mind, bamboo being wood with a very thin diameter at the tip, he’s afraid it will break easily. To tell the truth, when I got my boo rod and saw the tip, I thought the same thing at first, but after awhile I got over that frame of mind.
I know that in some things you just pay for the name, and I also think sometimes it’s true with fly fishing because a fiberglass rod that’s $760, I’m sorry, I can’t and won’t do that, and as you and I agree on that a person can get a bamboo rod for around $500, most boo makers that I have found on the web charge anywhere from $1200 to $2500, and that seems to be the norm with a few charging $3000 and up. OUCH! I’m not saying they are not worth that much because I really don’t know all that’s involved in making a boo rod, but it looks intense. I’d like to try it someday, but I know it takes good mathmatics which I have never been good at. I failed algebra.
Now Connor is like me when it comes to length and weight of a rod. To us for some strange reason, no matter what the rod is made out of, a 5wt rod can not be under 8′ long. Why you ask? Hell if I know. It’s just something about it I can’t explain. I think that’s what bugged me about the CGR rod I gave you. It just didn’t feel right to me casting being a 5wt rod at a shorter length. Weird I know, but that’s just my preference.