Favorite Fly Tying Beverage

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mike Wilson, May 31, 2008.

  1. Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    Monroe, WA
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    This thread just reminded me that my margarita is empty, the blender is empty, and it's to late to make some more. Kids and wife are asleep. Just back to the Red Hook I guess. :beer1::beer1::beer1:
  2. sweetlou Member

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    La Quinta, California
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    I think I am reporting you guys to MADD(T). TUI (Tying under the influence)
  3. Fin' Attik New Member

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    Good Grief, Idaho
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    I usually huff a mixture of paint thinner, gasoline and moth balls. The flies don't get tied, but the next thing I know it is fishing season again!
  4. Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    I have heard stories about a drink that truely enhances your creative juices called the "Green Fairy"; a Swiss invention I believe... some say Absinthe Supreme from Czechoslovakia drank Bohemian style is the way to go. Monet, Manet, van Gogh and rumor has it that even Picasso and other French artists danced with the green beverage daily. If it worked for 19th century Parisian artists it should work for the 21st century fly tiers from the Pacific Northwest. Anyone tried this yet? Picasso was a 20th century artist, but was rumored to have given this a whirl.
  5. alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    Hiding in your closet
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    Lucid is pretty good, and available at WA State liquor stores.

  6. pfournier Do it outside!

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    tacoma, wa
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    Cazadores for me. Yum yum yum
  7. Rick Todd Active Member

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    I like Famous Grouse Scotch-it is my bird hunting and fly fishing beverage. (The picture on the bottle is very cool!) BTW-I'm heading to New Zealand in a week for a 2 week fly fishing trip!:thumb: We will be in Wanaka for a week and Gore for the other week! Rick
  8. lylelovett666 Active Member

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    A nice glass of Cab or a Sapphire martini,no olives.Wow,I sound like a snob.I'm really more of a slob to be honest.
  9. Tod Fossetta Sorry, I'm not set up for that.

    In the interest of this thread never dying, tonight I tied up my first ESL's and some clousers while enjoying a Romeo y Julietta Bully with a glass of Redbreast. Life is good. Knob Creek, Glenlivet 15 French Oak, Pendleton, Black Bush, Dalwhinnie, I never met a whiskey I didn't like...........
  10. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Good old carlo rossi chard out of the box tonight
  11. loganmike Member

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    Buying 4 licenses from now on!
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    Tonight i have been savoring a Woodford reserve 3 finger glass straight with a Nub Cameroon!

    It has been a nice night!

  12. trevally New Member

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    Hickory, North Carolina
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    Any beer over 10%. Dogfish 120 is a favorite (20%).
  13. Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    Holy sh*****t 10% beer? I have come close to that with my Belgians.... but 10% beer. That must be pretty good stuff! Never had Dogfish 120, where do you pick that up? Cheers to ya, happy St Patricks day.
  14. lylelovett666 Active Member

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    I suggest you make a trip to Bottle Works if you are not familiar.Here you will find 10% and higher.Almost any beer from around the world your heart desires.This beer mecca lies in wallingford about a mile from the UW.
  15. Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    Thanks, man outing to the U District soon.
  16. surfnsully Active Member

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    Lucky Lager for me :)

    On a serious note how about a Margarita for bonefish flies and a nice micro beer for steelhead?
  17. Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    I just made some new brew. I have a nice crisp summer rye that I really like when it is hot outside. At the insistance of my oldest son, we revamped the hop schedule for the boil and amped up the alcohol content to 7+. We layered Centennial , Cascade, Fuggles, and good old skunky Chinook hops. We backed all of this up by dry hopping with some Cascade hops. Upon first tasting at transfer time it is very, very tasty. Can't wait until we get it in the bottles and it carbonates. RyePA will lead to some very nice new flies.:thumb:
  18. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    I'm gonna have to go with water on the rocks! :)

  19. fish7 work is for people who dont know how to fish

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    Yacolt, WA
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    some interesting posts haha

    some caribou lou works for me
    151 rum,malibu coconut rum, and pinneapple juice