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Entries Tagged as 'Fly Tying'

Feather Hair Extensions – New Threat for Hackle

February 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

My storage system is dust proof, moisture proof, bug proof, and now dog proof.  Looks like I need to make it daughter-proof.

FineFeatherheads: Spring 2011 from Dakota Hills on Vimeo.
Feather hair extensions are coming to a salon near you. This new fashion has ladies tying half a dozen saddle hackles into their hair. About 100 flies [...]

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Awesome Angling Artwork

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Check out the fly watercolors by Peter Strid.

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Awesome Artwork

April 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Wow, I’m flattered and way impressed. Minimanny on Flickr painted one of my fly patterns, the October Humpy. I’m really impressed by his skills.  I wish I could tie as neat as he paints.
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Time to wax your thread

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Feather-Craft is hosting a fly tying contest, looking for your unique and local patterns. The winners will be tied by Rainy’s and sold through the Feather-Craft catalog.

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German Shepherd 1, Fly Tying Capes -3

January 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Jake Pool-4101, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.
Jake, the German Shepherd pup has learned to open drawers. Specifically, that drawer which held a dozen chicken necks. No, not the chicken necks with a brand name like Perdue, and stuffed inside a $4 fryer chicken. These were necks with brands like Whiting and Metz.
The pup has expensive [...]

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Fishing like a Fool with Ice in your Guides

January 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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A classy guy tying a classy fly

January 5th, 2010 · No Comments

You stay classy, West Yellowstone…
Craig Matthews tying the Sparkle Dun:

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What are you listening to?

November 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

My wife informed me that I’m weird. She asked what I was listening to on my iPod.  I told her it was an interview about chicken genetics.
If you are curious why dry fly hackles are so much better now (and cost so much), and how many chickens are harvested each year by Whiting Farms, then [...]

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Steelhead Spider

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Purple & Orange Ice Spider

Hook: Steelhead steel
Tag: Silver tinsel under the entire body
Rear Body: Purple Ice Dub
Front Body: Orange Angora dubbing
Hackle: Wood Duck

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Give the Gift of Fly Tying to a Soldier

November 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Many of our soldiers deployed overseas unwind by winding thread around a hook. You can send them a gift via J. Stockard Fly Fishing, who will match your gift dollar for dollar. They will even ship your order (for yourself) for free if you add a gift to your total order.
Because of the logistics involved, [...]

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