Tuesday, February 28

At what point is it excessive?

No, its not a green drake. Its one centimeter, not an inch.
Just because you can probably doesn't mean you need to, right? Subtitled, "where'd I put those size 28 hooks?"

I'm no great tier, but holy shit, extended bodies from furled antron is some easy bake action. Its total fucking open season on extended body BWOs and midges and shit....if a size 20 is this easy with plastic canvas yarn fake antron, what about floss?  Granted, I need to think about moving the wings further back down the body since, well, most of the body is off the ass end of the hook, but whatever..this would probably make sense with short shank hooks, right?

Right.

Don't care. Bought a copy of Tying Furled Bodies Flies by Ken Hanley for like $2 at Ollies because I could. I'm gonna fucking rape some caddis larva ties with this shit.

Fucking eh right I'm gonna find those size 28 curved/caddis hooks and tie me some itty bitty ass BWOs.

Look at that thing up there!

14 comments:

  1. I'm laughing because I bought the exact same book a few months back, only I haven't even tried to make anything from it.

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  2. its stupid easy. i looked through the first time and thought it was sort of pointless, but i pumped a few in 18 out the other day and they worked pretty well, plus, they're novel.

    i picked it up and thought i could just learn it on the innerwebs and save $2, but then, that's less than a goddamned 20 ounce bottle of snoda so wtf, right?

    but yeah, a size stupid spinner/midge/whatever should be easy peasy. moar better than griffith's gnats i bet.

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    1. Hey I'm nowhere near an Ollie's. Would you be able to pick up that book for me? I'd make it worth your while.

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    2. done. you need to contact me through the appropriate fyf and we'll do it.

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  3. next time i'm in the area i'll see if there's a copy there. sure. i'm that kind of nice.

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  4. http://springcreekfilm.com/2012/02/canvasfish-2/
    GODDAMMIT!!

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    1. Also Thanks for the easy tying idea. Fuck that complicated crap probably Gonna end in in trees anyway

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  5. my hatred of internet videos means i'll never know how much you hate this, but i'm sure i agree.

    can i just suggest that a blog devoted to your hatred of duder is an idea. i find it amusing that every asshole who plunks "derek de young" into a search engine would end up there as awesome.

    please do it. unleash your feelings.

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  6. i haven't seen the video either. don't need to. my internet knowledge consists of reading email and blogs. and leaving comments. maybe i'll figure out how to set one of these up soon. for now i'll try to control my venom and stay away from the big shops.

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  7. derek de young haunts your dreams. its cool.

    you can admit you lurve his art and iwll be having his visage tattooed on your ass so everytime you poop it comes out of his mouth.

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  8. Bought the book today. The smallest hook at the bench right now is 24. Will give it a go when the book arrives.

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  9. Nice job! Did you try them out yet? I need to hit the stream, haven't wetted a line since early Oct. and that was the last day of vacation salt fly fishing for the first time.

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  10. i wish my wife and kids would say that once in awhile, but whatever...you got a sister? of questionable morals?

    i did try them out in size 18, they worked quite well.

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