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Old 03-08-2021, 07:51 PM
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This coming season.

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Old 03-08-2021, 08:19 PM
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Me too!! Wait, not so patient!
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Old 03-09-2021, 06:38 AM
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flippers are itching
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:27 AM
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flippers are itching
Holy crap. That is a tank! Nice !

Okay, now I'm getting itchy too.


Will have to get busy at the tying desk for a few more weeks.

Up around Edmonton it will be awhile before there is much open water on the lakes.
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:55 AM
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I'm looking forward to the new season too. I'm hopeful that Police Outpost didn't winter kill after the decided not to aerate the lake this year.... should be some tanks in there, although nothing like goldscud's pic I'm sure. That thing is a beauty!
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Old 03-09-2021, 09:04 AM
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I've been tying while watching the NFL and then the curling events. Would have been curling but it was shut down.

Got so many chironomids ready to go that I ran out of fly boxes!

Observed something interesting on the weekend at the vise, tying up some Dragon Lake* chironomids with wood duck thread (sort of a yellowy beige?) for the body. Without a white thread underbody, the colour changed (lost the bright yellow tinge) when UV resin or Sally Hansen polish was applied. Same thing happened when using olive floss in another pattern.

*In retrospect should have followed the recipe shown in a U-Tube presentation where the tier used white Uni-Stretch for the gills and underbody. Wonder if the trout will notice or maybe they'll be too occupied checking the wire wraps.
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Old 03-09-2021, 10:16 AM
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Need some hot days and early rain if there is any hope for Police
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:04 AM
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I've been tying while watching the NFL and then the curling events. Would have been curling but it was shut down.

Got so many chironomids ready to go that I ran out of fly boxes!

Observed something interesting on the weekend at the vise, tying up some Dragon Lake* chironomids with wood duck thread (sort of a yellowy beige?) for the body. Without a white thread underbody, the colour changed (lost the bright yellow tinge) when UV resin or Sally Hansen polish was applied. Same thing happened when using olive floss in another pattern.

*In retrospect should have followed the recipe shown in a U-Tube presentation where the tier used white Uni-Stretch for the gills and underbody. Wonder if the trout will notice or maybe they'll be too occupied checking the wire wraps.



The fishes will probably be enticed anyway!

Maybe the OCD fish will counts the wire wraps?
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:26 AM
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I've been tying while watching the NFL and then the curling events. Would have been curling but it was shut down.

Got so many chironomids ready to go that I ran out of fly boxes!

Observed something interesting on the weekend at the vise, tying up some Dragon Lake* chironomids with wood duck thread (sort of a yellowy beige?) for the body. Without a white thread underbody, the colour changed (lost the bright yellow tinge) when UV resin or Sally Hansen polish was applied. Same thing happened when using olive floss in another pattern.

*In retrospect should have followed the recipe shown in a U-Tube presentation where the tier used white Uni-Stretch for the gills and underbody. Wonder if the trout will notice or maybe they'll be too occupied checking the wire wraps.

I don't tie the dragon lake special with the uni-stretch underbody as I like a slimmer body and taper. The trout don't care, use this John Kent pattern 18" below his Elvis pattern and you have a deadly combo. I have gone days using nothing else but these 2 patterns hammering fish even thought the chroni's coming off are different colors haha.
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:34 AM
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flippers are itching
ohhhh my....fatty!!!!
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Old 03-10-2021, 11:25 AM
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I lost my patience and took my first trip to get humbled by the old spring creek browns.
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