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12-02-2011 02:43 PM

I was going through some old photos and I found this—- my first flyfishing fly that I ever tied. Oh the memories.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)


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#1 posted 12-02-2011 02:57 PM

well done debbie

now for the first fish
or did you eat it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-02-2011 03:36 PM

I used to tie my own flies (that one looks a hell of a lot better than my first attempt) but then I got married and had kids and no longer had the time to do much fly fishing. Now that I’m retired and have the time, my arthritis won’t let me tie the flies and my poor balance won’t allow me to wade the streams. Time plays cruel, cruel tricks on us all. LOL

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 03:41 PM

oh that is too bad :(

Rick and I joke that I’ll be pushing up to the water’s edge in a wheelchair and helping him to toss his line out. He does love his fishing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 04:52 PM

yes I did .. probably a crappy.
I don’t remember the fish but I do remember the feeling of catching something on a fly that I had made myself. Never used a purchased fly after that

oh and as for eating it… nah, we do catch and release 99% of the time.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 06:31 PM

I don’t even see the hook. That really would be catch and release

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 06:41 PM

the hook is hidden amongst the fluff at the top of the pix.

since then, I started making what I named “The Fire Bug”.
Rick laughed at me when I first made one—but when they caught fish left and right he started making them as well.

if I find the picture I’ll share it with you. It is orange fluff with just a dash of red to look like blood – a wounded fire bug.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 12-02-2011 06:52 PM

I found it! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 12-03-2011 01:43 AM

Those are sure pretty flies…
... have you caught much with them?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 12-03-2011 01:52 AM

lots!
Haven’t fished for a while though … since I’m “semi-retired” I decided to take the fishing license off of my “need” list.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 12-03-2011 02:10 AM

that firebug looks good MsDeppie
A big baw from here … even though I can be patient when building R/c planes
I never could tie a knot on those @£#¤%& small hooks :-)
so I buy my fly´s that is great for the coast to catch a trout or two
but its on spinning equipment after a bubblefloat or as I prefer in windy wether just spinning
on the heavy rod with 25-30g spoonbaits
but my favorite fly is the scrimp imitations on the coast if the water is quiet and blank

thank´s for sharing the firebug

Dennis

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#11 posted 12-03-2011 02:19 AM

Rick has tied a #26 before … caught a great big trout on it. Now that is skill! (both the tying and the catching)
A size 26 is about the size of a small mosquitoe

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 12-03-2011 02:54 AM

huuu I can´t even see that size with the eye´s I have :-(

he most deffently have a loose wrist to get such a locomotive in the net … congrats from here :-)

Dennis

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#13 posted 12-03-2011 03:23 AM

Debbie, looks like you could make a few of them in your spare time to make some spare money!

Y’know… fishermen are ALWAYS wanting to try something NEW!
(... almost as bad as Woodworkers and those special Gimmick tools! LOL)

They sure look good…!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#14 posted 12-03-2011 11:24 PM

a good point :)
I should have taken pictures of all the fish my little fire bugs have caught :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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