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It's been about a year...

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I haven't posted here in a while, but enjoy stopping in and checking things out. Always a great exchange of ideas and advice that goes on in this forum. I joined SOL just over a year ago, and have since become a much better tier and made some great friends in the process. ANYONE that I have ever messaged with a question has been more than gracious and encouraging.

 

Thanks to everyone that contributes here both big and small, seldom or frequent, experienced or amateur... As there is something to be learn or a idea to be spurred from every thread.

 

Here's a smattering of some ties from the last couple of months. Most of my flies are regurgitations of things outlined by BobPop and Davidstrout, found in some form here in the archives of SOL

 

Hollow fleye

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3D's

http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1817826/width/1000/height/1000]

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Semper squid

http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1817828/width/1000/height/1000]

 

Albino squimpish

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Some of my ideas based on what I've learned

http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1817830/width/1000/height/1000]

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http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1817839/width/1000/height/1000]

 

Hope to run into some of you on the beach or at the shows this year

JT

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JT, you've been busy! Man, those are some fantastic looking flies! Thanks for posting them! I like them all, but especially that squid! :clap:

 

I agree with you, this place is a wonderful source of knowledge! :th:

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1000

 

JT

 

These are beautiful--my favorites. How big are they? Wish I could do something like that, but in a 3 to 4" Peanut size :drool:

 

Thanks for posting your work :th:

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Thanks fellas! Tying is still a BIG learning process for me.... I think that's why I find it so addicting!

 

CGG... Those peanuts are exactly that size. The pattern seems to lay out well in smaller sizes. The idea came from some of CTaylor's pics...

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I'll try and post some SBS steps for you soon if you like....The rear thins out a little on the strip, but shouldn't bother bass attacking from below the fly.

 

I tried a larger version but it became a bit more involved...http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1817972/width/1000/height/1000]

I employed a long shank hook and used stiff neck hackle palmered (as support/spreader) under palmered marabou. Hopefully I'll get to test them on some bass here soon ....

 

JT

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Your title could be the start of my post

 

First time really looking thru here in a while...and I find this post

 

Humbled, impresssed, inspired, envious....states of mind I experienced perusing these..imagining the steps and the process of inception..the execution of all are flawless

 

HAppy thingsgiving my friend...my pocket rang tonite and I saw ur call..I was ass deep in customers at my place lol....all the best j and I remember our day at barking dog fondly

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JT,

 

The tying is flawless, the photography breathless.

Best portfolio of flies I've seen in a long time.

I'd get some of those puppies mounted in shadow boxes for prosperity sake.

What great Christmas gifts,......What great inspiration.

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Many kind words... Thank you all.

 

JRT, the fuller heads are schlappen palmered in front of a clump of finn raccoon

 

David, I'm sure we will have many more days of picturesque settings with unbelievably selective snotty nosed bank sipping brown trout.

 

A pic from that day.....1000

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all

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