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post Dec 30 2014, 08:58 AM
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So I bought my husband a fly tying vice and tools for Xmas. I was wondering if there is a preferred supply store that anyone uses. Also, is there like a massive book of fly patterns? Thanks all!
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post Dec 30 2014, 11:39 AM
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My first fly. It is supposed to be a "Fur Ant".
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post Dec 30 2014, 12:17 PM
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Hey, that's pretty good! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif
I've been using Charlie's Fly Box for years for materials. You won't find a better materials and information source. happy088.gif
Regarding reference books for patterns... again Charlie's Fly Box. Go to his site and click on the 'Fly Box' link. All of his patterns and more are alphabetically archived with step by step pictorial instructions complete with materials lists and brief history of the pattern. I can recommend tying books but they are pricey and there's really no need when he provides this free service. It's outstanding in every way for the tyer. On his homepage there is a pic labeled "Monster Cutt". That's actually one of my pics (and fish) from the White River. That pic made a magazine cover. Charlie and his staff always give hands-on help in the shop when they can too! He has very good nationwide rep.
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post Dec 30 2014, 12:55 PM
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Thank you! I see a few mistakes to correct next time.

Charlie's Fly Box isn't too far from the house. I'll definitely check them out. Thanks for the advice on the books! A very valuable recommendation!
I bought a beginners material kit along with the vice and tools. It's refreshing to see the kit actually pay for itself with plenty of material to spare.

Thank you Chris!
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post Dec 30 2014, 02:56 PM
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If Charlie is there definitely tell him swizz said hi! smileywaving.gif


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post Dec 30 2014, 03:01 PM
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Will do! Ill peruse him into giving you a loyalty discount for referral services!
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post Jan 21 2015, 11:04 AM
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Steve's been pretty busy lately tying flies. He devised some ice fishing flies. Charlie wasn't in the shop yesterday or I would have told him hi for ya Chris.
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post Jan 21 2015, 12:25 PM
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Wow, those are honkers... Pike or Lakers?
They look good!


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Lakers. His pike flies are about the same length.
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post Jan 21 2015, 03:18 PM
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Excellent. happy088.gif


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I'll let you know if it actually works!
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post Mar 3 2015, 06:13 PM
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Creepy?
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post Mar 4 2015, 03:44 PM
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Here's what it looks like after trimming the legs, not as creepy.
The pattern is called Pat's Rubber Leg / aka: The Pickle. I tie these weighted so they ride deep in the current and simulate a large Stonefly Nymph that is haplessly tumbling downstream. The legs really come alive in the water, they're actually Spandex. The pattern and recipe/tutorial is on Charlie's site. It's an easy and fun tie!

Size #8 batch of Pickles
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I need me a pickle! or 3....... fishing1.gif


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