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Fly Fishing BS thread

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by TNDrew, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. May 12, 2024 at 10:17 AM
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    PacoDevo

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    Link to the German made hackle pliers???

    Thanks
     
  2. May 12, 2024 at 8:47 PM
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    I have found that the leverage provided by the hackle plier types shown mostly just increase proportionately the amount of cussing I do when the hackle stem breaks. No sir, just the simple hackle type pliers that fit around one finger for me and my heavy handed self. Sob and dam just thinking about it lol.
     
  4. May 14, 2024 at 12:04 AM
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    Those were found examples trying to help the guy out on a quest for his wonderwand ….personally i use a small rotary type hackle plier, i tye up to 3 dozen flies a day , starling hackles, partridge, woodcock, grouse , all require a gentle hand , starling my favorite, if you worry about breaking hackles lol this will have you on edge lol, starling, and jackdaw hackles are very, very fragile ..it takes practice but makes the greatest wet flie hackle in water
    Cheers, David
     
  5. May 14, 2024 at 3:31 AM
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    Starling, small partridge, even mourning dove shoulder. No stranger to small fine hackle here.
     
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  6. May 18, 2024 at 7:06 AM
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    Quick shout out to Green Top Sporting Goods in Ashland VA and Korkers. I picked up Korkers boots eons ago, never wore. Finally wore the boots for the first time in the South Fork of the Potomac and shredded the boot heels on loose rocks. Given that the boots were bought years ago, but never worn, I contacted Green Top. they connected me to the local Korkers rep, who walked me thru a warranty claim. Within an hour, Korkers acknowledged they couldn't replace the boots due how old they were, but gave me 30% off a new pair and expedited the shipping.

    So overall - my bad for working too much and fishing too little. But kudos to GT and Korkers for helping out. Just fyi.
     
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  7. May 23, 2024 at 9:29 PM
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    5nahalf

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    Decided to go out tonight and do a little fly fishing from the dock, was not expecting much, but I ended up catching a few little crappie on a small fly and some bass on my ultra light spinning rod.

    I also replaced the line that came on my rod with something a little better, I got a roll of Cortland floating trout line on clearance for $4 (yes four bucks). I spent like an hour trying to tie a nail knot, finally got it right, but the tapered leader is a little messed up, so I got the nail knot tool and some more leaders to try again.

    There were a couple kids there too, they were throwing giant jig heads with grubs nose hooked.... needless to say they were dragging the bottom each cast and just getting weeds. I hooked them up with some smaller grubs and showed them the right jigs for the lake.
     
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  8. May 25, 2024 at 3:21 PM
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    Simple north country style spider, very productive , you just need to leard how to fish them
    Cheers,David

    Hook, # 16 Partridge spider
    Thread, pearsalls red silk
    Body ,silk
    Thorax, peacock eye
    Hackle, Jackdaw underwing

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