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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:39 am    Post subject: Atlantic Herring Reply with quote
PharSideBigEyezInsinuation... w/ Tuffleye Acrylic head...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: 3D Eyez under Tuffleye acrylic... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Pete

Awesome tie .. what hook is that on ?

Andy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: So many Hooks...So little Time... Reply with quote
G'Day Andy...
The hook in the Dyna-King jaws is a Mustad Signature Series 4/0 Tarpon... (strong/heavy/durable)

The keel hook just prior to your inquiry is an Owner Cutting Point Rig'N Hook 5/0...(#5137-151) I fish it over estuary muscle beds and eel grass and congured up a snagless design.

Below is another more involved keel hook version on an Owner Cutting Point "Oversize Hook" 7/0 (#5110-171) Fished/drifted slowly on a floating line in low light during the Spring Herring estuary parade...


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 1:54 am    Post subject: Devil 'n Blend synthetic, buck tail, Tuffleye hybrid... Reply with quote
TMC 600SP 3/0...



with a few simple modifications you have an Atlantic Halfbeak [tuna candy]...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: 'das Juvenile Delinquent Clupea Harengus... Reply with quote
aka: Herring Impaired...


Rolling Eyes
high-low tied, acrylic enhanced...
some more white... less golden olive... some crystal phlash...




Bada BING... Bada BOOM...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:24 am    Post subject: Phinally got to where I was going... Reply with quote
When I get an idea, the initial notion will inevitably morph...
The end result is the product of manipulating material to arrive at a target compromise of shape, colour, and texture...
Sometimes the evolution comes together nicely in defined stages...
Being able to capture the image makes the R&D aspects more rewarding and much easier to share with friends in the tying community...


I was initially trying to insinuate a juvenile... the next was more adolescent...
and phinally, a mature ocean bound herring...



more obsessive compulsive tweeeekin'... after the fact, I decided to spot weld on a hint of salmon...
gotta' love that magic voodoo acrylic!


the esteemed phocus group will always have the phinal word...

das PHOOD CHAIN...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:02 am    Post subject: 'more tweeeeking... Reply with quote
and tingering with David's magic voodoo Bug-Bond...


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:30 am    Post subject: Sandy Neck on the Cape of Cod... Reply with quote
Tuffleye FLEX and Devil N' Blend...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't fly fish in the sea much, but being an east coast Scot, I do know
something about herring. They were the staple diet of my ancestors for centuries.
Those look good enough to eat. Laughing
That fish you caught looks a beauty.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:18 am    Post subject: 'been a while... 'still alive and kickin... Reply with quote
Bug-Bond, Super Hair, Crystal Flash, 3D Eyez... Bada BING, Bada BOOM...




'even a blind squirrel finds a nut... 'soonerorlater...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pete,

Nice fly! As always...

And now you're tying on a Norlander vice.

Like my Dutch friend Hans Weilenmann: a man of many vices!? ;-)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject: 'way back in the 1900's... Reply with quote

Norm and Ruthie [CEO & Chair-person of the Board] on tour...
This photo was taken just before the doors opened at the 2011 Somerset Fly Fishing Show in New Joizey last January...
I first met Norm and Ruthie way back in the late 80's at the Marlboro FF Show in Taxachusetts... the beginning of a genuine friendship...
My vise [at the time] was an HMH which served me very well and is still in my collection of venerable "kinetic sculptures"...
After watching Norm do his thing, I made the investment and I've never had any regrets...
The "Automatic Bobbin" completes the package and is brilliant phrosting on the cake!...
EVERY time I get to watch Norm, I ALWAYS learn a few more amazing tricks...
And I ALWAYS enjoy spending time with quality and innovative tools [Lord knows, I have more than my fair share]...
Nor-Vise... NO regrets!

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