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  1. I'm interested in the TFO 9 ft. 5 wt. 4 pc. give me a call. 309-287-1425
  2. I've been making my own for several years now. I make the for my 5wt., 3 wt., 7 wt., and my 11' tenkara. I think a shorter leader is better, I use 70 denier tying thread for all mine. I treat mine with Loons Patee Paste and get good floating from them. They do tend to get water logged, but if you let them dry a little, 20 - 30 min. while using another rod then quickly treat and get back to dry fly fishing, I feel they work great. I'd love to bring everything to another meeting this winter. I'd like to find a machinist that I can work with to make a furling machine. If there are any out there. If anyone wants to contact me with questions, please email me.
  3. I've always stayed away from tying the Hellgrammite until now. Thanks for the patten.
  4. I have a Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier, a few years ago when I was trimming him I put some of his blonde trimmings is a baggie and I do use it evey once in a while. I have also trimmed his longer hair to make streamers.
  5. klrbaer


    Hey Ryan, you should have come to the last central tying event. I made furled leaders for the ones who showed up. If you want to start making them on your own, we should get together. Once you've got the system down it's pretty quick. Once you make the jig for them, the only cost is the thread, mono, or florocarbon to make them. You can get 2 or 3 leaders from 1 spool of thread.
  6. Hey Dana Lee, I've got a very good friend that does the bleach and It works great for him. I'm not so keen on rubbing bleach on my body.
  7. I have a 12 foot Porta Boat for sale. This boat needs some TLC. I'm asking $200.00 or BO for the Boat. Give me a call. 309.287.1425 OK, I need to get rid of this thing. If you want it, come and get it. The first $50.00 takes it.
  8. Hey Guys, I've been using my Tencara rod since early summer know and I do love it. I've used it for Bluegill, Crappie, and even caught a few bass and catfish on it. The largest of which was 6 lbs. I make my own furled leaders now and also enjoy that.
  9. Gink works it way out. It's more temp sensitive. I've started using Loon Payette Paste. My link Works good, even in warm water.
  10. I have a WaterMaster inflatable My link and have been using it for about a year. Last year when I first got it I called the4 state and tried to register it. I talked to 4 differant people and got 4 differant answers. Until I talk to a regional supervisor and He told me that if I am allowed to fly fish in a body of water it is then legal to use a float tube. I asked why that was and he stated that, it is understood that flyfishers wade and if use are using a tube or boat that your feet are in the water you are basically wading. He also appologized for the confusion at the office on the subject and says this has been happening more and more over the last few years. This is my 0.02. I fish in many public bodies and haven't had a problem yet.
  11. Jim, This would be Money well spent. Check it out. http://www.realflight.com/basic.html# The Hobbyland store in Bloomington IL Has the advanced version set up in there store and you can try it out. The Owner says he has guys come in and learn to fly on it and then if they like it they will either buy it or buy an aircraft. I have flown with this system for a while ( a friend has it) and it is GREAT. You will learn all operations of the flight controls. Drop me a line if you have questions.
  12. Check out this video for any more assistance.
  13. Just got my J Stockard catalog today and saw the DanVise package in it. I'll probably order it soon. Thanks
  14. Thanks guys, I think i'm going t get the Dan-Vise. Thanks for all the info.
  15. I think there were about 12 of us there. I lerned to tie 2 new flys. Good fellowship, and great stories. See you all next month
  16. Looking for a Rotary vise to purchase. Would prefer all metal construction. Thanks.
  17. How are the following dates, for the Bloomington Fly tying? Jan 9th, March 13th, Saturday April 9th. The Meetings will be form 1p.m. till 4 pm. All are at the Bloomington Fire Station 6. Towanda Barnes rd. at 4040 E. Oakland drive, Bloomington IL. Any questions, send me a note. Thanks.
  18. How are the following dates, for the Bloomington Fly tying? Jan 9th, Feb 13th, March 13th, April 9th. The Meetings will be form 2p.m. till 5 pm. All are at the Bloomington Fire Station 6. Towanda Barnes rd. at 4040 E. Oakland drive, Bloomington IL.
  19. klrbaer

    What do you paddle?

    I LOVE my WATERMASTER!!!!!! Hands down the best thing I've fished from. From class IV to flat water. I've only done moving flat water and flat water. Butt this is awsome. Single person, but will haul 750lbs. No floor up front, so you can use kick fins. Or stand up to fish. This boat is the ultimate for fly fishing by yourself. The boat only weighs about 30 lbs and It packs into a backpack for easy portability. I get it setup and load my stuff onto it, put on my wading boots or booties, then step into it and face the rear of the boat. Bend over, grab the two handles, lift it to my waste and walk into the water. Carefully. Check out the website. http://www.bigskyinflatables.com/
  20. Hello Gentleman, It's been awhile since we have talked about tying in Bloomington. I was thinking the other day about puting a schedual together for this winter. That way it's done and we won't have top worry about it. We can also plan around it. Bloomington Fire Dept. has a brand new station. It is located just off Towanda Barnes rd. at 4040 E. Oakland drive, Bloomington IL. WARNING If you type this address into yahoo maps, it will give you the wrong place. To get to the station, Go east on Empire (route 9) passed the airport. Turn right (south) onto Towanda Barnes rd. Go to the next light, that is Oakland ave. Turn right (west) and go straight to the end. The fire house is on the right. We can keep it simple like 2nd or 3rd sunday afternoon, like last year. We can use it as late as we want. Or we can pick another day. It doesn't matter. As soon as I get some feedback on this I will start making a schedual and I will reserve all the days. I hope by doing this ahead of time, we can get even more guys there to tie. I am looking forward to seeing all of you again. Tight Lines Tim Baer
  21. Could you post or send a pic? Thanks.
  22. If any one needs to, you can call my cell tomorrow from 12:00 on. 309-287-1425 Drive safe.
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