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Old 03-25-2008, 07:54 PM
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Every now and then it's fun to change tying venues.

God! Ö Havenít tied a trout fly in years. After a little practice tying in duck quill wings and turning hackles, the feeling returned. This black gnat is tied on a size #18 hook compared to a 1/0.

Just like the good old days. The only difference this time is using magnifying glasses.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:49 PM
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Ray....I bet Penguin's squid would eat that
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:06 PM
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I know the residence of a few big adirondack Brook trout....
They would love an introduction to that fly!
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:41 AM
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Ah trout fishing I miss it.

The take of a trout to a dry fly is hard to beat. Brings back wonderful memories . I'll have to go trout fishing soon. FishHawk
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:48 AM
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Nice job there Cap'n

Not sure about you, but when faced with size 18 (and smaller) hooks, one of Lefty Kray's old quips springs to mind ...

"Hmmm, these days I find I need my glasses more'n I need sex "
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Not sure about you, but when faced with size 18 (and smaller) hooks, one of Lefty Kreh's old quips springs to mind ..."Hmmm, these days I find I need my glasses more'n I need sex "
He has some good quips.... and still manages to keep in clean!

Jim, when are you coming to RI to visit your daughter at RISD? Though I seen her on the local news the other night. Some collage woman held up a sign that read, "Send flies... not money."

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FishHawk The take of a trout to a dry fly is hard to beat.
You got that right Bill. Nothing like patience fishing for trout. Quite different from striper fishing. The selective feeding behavior and good eye sight under quiet conditions makes it a challenge.

Ron, Like to hone my skills before striper fishing gets here. It's great practice, especially dealing with worm swarms.
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Ray, I admire your "vision" tying something that small....even with progressive lenses, I spend most of my tying time repeatedly putting my glasses on and off.
"Golden Years"...my butt! If I trout fished, I would have to buy flies.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:32 PM
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Ron,

Know how it is. I've been blessed with good vision, but my wife just had detached eye surgery. She is struggling with her prognosis.
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