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Forum: For Sale by Owner 05-28-2005, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Don Johnson
St. Croix Spey rod + reel + line + extras

FOR SALE: New, never fished St. Croix 15' spey rod for a 10/11 line, Okuma Integrity 10/11 loaded with a Rio Windcutter (w/ tips) plus an extra spool for the reel and a SA DT11F Ultra 4 Salmon line....
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 03-21-2005, 03:26 PM
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Views: 1,577
Posted By Don Johnson
hopper patterns

I thought I'd start a thread for us to show & tell their favorite hopper patterns. This one of mine (presently licensed to Pacific Fly Group) is what I call my Dropper Hopper as it has a loop of mono...
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 03-19-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,367
Posted By Don Johnson
soft hackle abdomen materials

The Krystal Flash works well and provides a lot of color/flash but, to be honest, it's not very durable. As a result, very fine wire counter-wrapped or head cement will keep it together longer. My...
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 03-10-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,367
Posted By Don Johnson
Cool looking fly! To get a similar effect as your...

Cool looking fly! To get a similar effect as your floss body covered in pearl try experimenting with various colors of Krystal Flash. I think you'll like the results and it may allow you to have an...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-18-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By Don Johnson
Gudebrod

Gudebrod has always been available on regular spools in addition to the now-discontinued, elongated monstrosities. At one point in recent history, there were complaints that even the regular spools...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-05-2004, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By Don Johnson
custom hooks

Russ,
For a scenario such as this, that being a major company bringing a B-E profile to market, I think once they have you "on the hook" (no pun intended) for a production run, the pre-run R&D (in...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-05-2004, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By Don Johnson
Russ, For the hooks I was contemplating, there...

Russ,
For the hooks I was contemplating, there was a 50K piece minimum per size. For hooks of the nature discussed in this thread, roughly calculating, for three sizes, custom made to one's specs...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-04-2004, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By Don Johnson
Daiichi 2141

These are great hooks and are available in a nickel (crystal) finish from Alec Jackson (his Blue Water hook) just in case you want a more camouflaged hook. I was also able to procure a few thousand...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-03-2004, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By Don Johnson
As you know AJ Spey hooks are made to his specs...

As you know AJ Spey hooks are made to his specs by Daiichi and I don't believe there to be any difference in the tempering process for his hooks as compared to other Daiichi models. I also believe,...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-03-2004, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By Don Johnson
Sinktip was the one that mentioned breakage;...

Sinktip was the one that mentioned breakage; guess I should have quoted his post.

If you think Daiichi are soft, do yourself a favor and stay away from Targus.
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-03-2004, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By Don Johnson
befuddled?

Why is a hook failure the fault of the hook when it has been subjected to stresses for which it was not designed? I am specifically referring to hitting rocks during the cast. No hook is designed to...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-03-2004, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By Don Johnson
P-T hooks

What follows is paraphrased from conversations I have had directly with Alec Jackson. As the story goes, there was an old, established fly tying company in
England that decided they were going to...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-22-2004, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,969
Posted By Don Johnson
stop, you're killin' me

"Hack tyer"? That's like saying Gen. Patton was really just a Boy Scout.

Good one; please keep them coming.
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-22-2004, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,969
Posted By Don Johnson
flag; 15 yards, roughing the moderator

Oh come on...it's all in fun. We just want to see if there is supreme justification behind all the pontificating. Besides, if one was to referee for taunting, then shouldn't there be equivalent...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-20-2004, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,969
Posted By Don Johnson
big and little on the NV

Sean,
When tying certain patterns on the Nor-Vise that won't require rotation of the fly in the axis AND/OR there is a need for a less restricted access to the hook try this:

1) rotate the hub...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-10-2004, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Don Johnson
RESULTS are in!

2004 Caddis for Kids RESULTS:

392 flies in 24 hours. A bit down from last year's 501 but this year I had a more labor-intensive drawing system because I had an ORDER OF MAGNITUDE more stuff to...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-10-2004, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By Don Johnson
Event Results

2004 Caddis for Kids RESULTS:

392 flies in 24 hours. A bit down from last year's 501 but this year I had a more labor-intensive drawing system because I had an ORDER OF MAGNITUDE more stuff to...
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 10-29-2004, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By Don Johnson
vise

I have tied on a lot of different vises over the years (HMH Standard, HMH Spartan, Dyna King Supreme, Thompson A, Thompson B, Dyna King Barracuda Jr., Renzetti Master, Regal Inex...). After all...
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 10-28-2004, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Don Johnson
Hey Russ, If you have some title to add, I'd...

Hey Russ,
If you have some title to add, I'd say bring it on! The more, the merrier!

...and I look forward to the salmon/steelie list you compile.

DJ
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 10-28-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Don Johnson
One more tidbit...

Other things, as were alluded to in a previous post, are resources in the form of videos, DVDs and books. I don't have too many DVDs or videos so I'll have to lean on others to offer up advice there....
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 10-26-2004, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Don Johnson
hackles

The last piece is mostly true barring one exception. Keough Hackles offers "Tyers Grade" necks which retail for about 20 bucks and are an exceptional value. They have a lot of feathers in a decent...
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 10-26-2004, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Don Johnson
Kits

One suggestion, if I may offer, would be to not overlook your local fly shop. Figure out which patterns you think you really want to start out tying and see if they will give you a discount on a...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 10-04-2004, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By Don Johnson
A NEW event update

Recently added to the looong list of stuff for the drawings:

Very talented amateur bamboo rod maker Tom Bowden is offering a custom made "Caddis for Kids" bamboo fly rod, with all proceeds...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 10-04-2004, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Don Johnson
A NEW event update

Recently added to the looong list of stuff for the drawings:

Very talented amateur bamboo rod maker Tom Bowden is offering a custom made "Caddis for Kids" bamboo fly rod, with all proceeds...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 09-23-2004, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By Don Johnson
Thanks for the post Sean! This year's event...

Thanks for the post Sean!

This year's event has the potential to not only surpass last year's, as far as the amount raised is concerned, but it has the potential to supercede the combined total of...
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