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  • Anyone a Fly Fishermen/women?

    Seen a lot of talk about Fishin just curious
    Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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    2) This weeks ebay auctions.

  • #2
    I do.
    Pen Europe, Bulgaria, Zone-6a

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    • #3
      Do you tie your own flies?
      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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      • #4
        I Tie my own Fly's and Steelhead Jigs. Lots of good fly fishing water here in Wa and in Oregon also .

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        • #5
          some flys I did in the past.
          Pen Europe, Bulgaria, Zone-6a

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DawgDrvr View Post
            I Tie my own Fly's and Steelhead Jigs. Lots of good fly fishing water here in Wa and in Oregon also .
            Oh yeah steelhead are on fire here right now. We got some real nice fish last weekend. I too tie my own flies but is getting harder and harder. My fingers are all beat yo from work and is hard to get a steady hold on bobbin. I like bass Fishin with mice pattern like these... Soon I'm going to sell my thing desk because I just can't do anymore and my stuff is just sitting here. I have wayyyy too much stuff!
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            Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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            2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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            • #7
              I just fish for carp and pike, fly fishing is not that popular over here.
              Here's some Dutch fresh water monsters caught by yours truly...



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              Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
              Zone 8B

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              • #8
                Outstanding Rob!! I've got so many flies and material it's silly. I actually have a group if English fellows that book a week with me just for carp ! Is crazy!! These are my Chitown fly fish coho ski king and metalhead. I take my sister 2 weekends ago too
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                2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                • #9
                  Those are some serious fish guys.

                  Rob..you kill me, "I just fish for pike and carp" and then you follow it up with those pics. Sheeeeit! Nice work.
                  Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
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                  • #10
                    I know WillsC is a great fisherman too. He's in Florida and has the greatest fishery in the world imo the ocean! This fish is my favorite because it's beautiful teeth color....
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                    2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                    • #11
                      I have about $7000.00 worth of trying materials and tools im going to itemize and eBay it in fall. But before I do so are any of you guys interested in tying materials or tools. I've got stuff to tie everything. Including an entire cape of rare jungle @@@@ feathers and a patch of fresh polar bear fur. I can't tie anymore. I'd trade for fig trees or cuttings.
                      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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                      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                      • #12
                        If you like tying flies and would like some duck feathers this upcoming fall, let me know -- I can usually provide a lot with a wide variety of species (like Wood Ducks, teal, etc). I like to utilize every bit of the animals that I take if at all possible and I think a beautifully tied fly is a good secondary use of the resource (the primary use being, of course, providing food for my table)...
                        James

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                        • Taverna78
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                          NativeSun

                          Grazie for your generous offer. I have so many feathers I can open my own pillow store ahah! But if you know how to cure the capes (dry them out) people do buy and sell quite a bit on eBay. Is better then throwing away.

                        • NativeSun
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                          Yes, I can cure the capes quite easily ... I can give them away all day long but since they are from harvested migratory birds it would be illegal for me to sell them.... so I usually gift them to fly-tying buddies (and use them myself)... sometimes I score some pretty nice flies in the exchange. I also give many, many feathers to my students ( I teach at a performing arts school ) and they do some pretty neat projects with them --

                      • #13
                        Back in the day, I use to fish every day in Spring, Summer and Winter. Back when I lived in Illinois. Then I joined a fishing club and started fishing in Bass tournaments. The tournaments took all the fun out of fishing and I gave it up and went back to figs. I did do some fly fishing in Turkey back in 1988. Caught some monster brook trout over there! Fly fishing is a lot fun. You just have to have a lot of room to cast and throw.
                        Dennis
                        Charlotte, NC /Zone 8a

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                        • #14
                          Kinda like surfing contests...it steals the "soul" out of the activity....

                          IMO a perfect day fishing is catching Bluegills on a fly/popping bug

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Snaglpus View Post
                            Back in the day, I use to fish every day in Spring, Summer and Winter. Back when I lived in Illinois. Then I joined a fishing club and started fishing in Bass tournaments. The tournaments took all the fun out of fishing and I gave it up and went back to figs. I did do some fly fishing in Turkey back in 1988. Caught some monster brook trout over there! Fly fishing is a lot fun. You just have to have a lot of room to cast and throw.
                            Snaglpus
                            You re very correct. I actually guide fishing around Midwest area and for me when I have demanding clients it takes the fun and teaching out of it. I also have 3 lake infront of my home I teach fly casting and methods of still water fishing to neighbors and children and I am a block from a big river I teach river fly fishing on.
                            Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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                            2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                            • #16
                              I use make fly like these...
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                              Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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                              2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                              • #17
                                Those are beautiful Taverna. I only tie Crappie and bluegill jigs. I'd be interested in the polar bear patch. Maybe we can trade for trees.
                                "gene"
                                Zone 9 Houma LA in the bayou land.

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                                • #18
                                  Aye gene! Yes I will send you. What fig you have!?
                                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                  1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                  • #19
                                    I didn't realize you are near Chicago. I don't know what figs I have that will make it there or do you keep your figs in pots. I have many varieties is there anything in particular you're looking for. If not what's your favorite dark or light figs.
                                    "gene"
                                    Zone 9 Houma LA in the bayou land.

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                                    • #20
                                      Gene
                                      Yes I am in Chicago but I grow everything. I grow fig in pot as baby and then in ground once big enough. We have maybe 100 5feet plus taller trees in the ground on farm. But all are from Taverna and Sorbo San Bailse CZ Italia. We cover or put under ground every winter. you ave cutting or planted?
                                      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                      1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                      • #21
                                        I have both, young trees in pots and cuttings can be taken from many of them.
                                        "gene"
                                        ps: I sent you a private message. Look at the top of page and see the red number and click on it.
                                        Zone 9 Houma LA in the bayou land.

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