Category Archives: Fly tying

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“Back in town”

  Made it back to Calgary all good and safe. Had some of the usual suspects stop by last night to say hello. Got a good start today, Unicorn wrangler makes really good smelling coffee although I don’t drink it. … Continue reading

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” The Year List”

As if I have not run into enough troubles coming to camp unprepared for my tying duties. I have encountered yet anther road block. Ran out of pink bucktail. 60 flies short. I am sure that there are alot of … Continue reading

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“fly tying economics”

This will be a short one.  Crew change today and over-extending our workforce.  Making meat stuffed with meat and wrapped in meat gives me little time to blog. Boneless chicken thighs stuffed with jalepeno cheddar Smokey and wrapped in Bacon. … Continue reading

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Sat urday

Back at it.  Was able to craft up a way to spool my Norvise bobbin last night. Worked all right actually, Far better than spooling by hand. Take off your Jaw. Jam an empty spool onto a spool of UNI. … Continue reading

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my ship has come in…….well my shipment

Thanks daisy for sending me off my emergency fly tying package.  As I have said in earlier posts, I would like to have all my worms and saltwater stuff done before I leave for Belize.  I am still going to … Continue reading

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Fire drill + Lost break = late short post

Participated in my first fire drill today and got to spend the majority of my break in a firehouse. Gotta say, glad it was not the real deal. What a mess. I pretty much am unable to upload, or whatever … Continue reading

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“Are you Ready”

There has been alot going on and alot coming up.  Originally the plan was to go to NZ in search of monster browns for the winter.  Financial instability made me decide to put it off for another year.  A couple … Continue reading

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Turkey Tacos, Sons of Anarchy, and a Dirt Snake session

Went  and picked up some of my materials for my commercial tying yesterday.  It was a load of stuff.  I am in tying mode now.  I couldn’t wait to get home and get started.  Unfortunately it was getting started on … Continue reading

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Top 10 Fly tying materials

Everyone has their favourite tying materials. Some because of the way it fishes. Some for the way it looks, and some for the way it ties.  These are some of mine and are showing up more and more in my … Continue reading

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Back in town and a little tidbit of fly tying history

I am out of the woods now.  One week of total freedom.  The mastercard is feeling the heat of 3 weeks in camp.  Dinner at the keg, Sushi Lunch, Chiropractor appt., Haircut, Chest/back wax (story upcoming), groceries, personal hygiene stock up, … Continue reading