FIrst Tube Fly

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Big E, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    These are not your average Schweddy Balls. Do you like how round they are? Do you like how they aren't hairy like some other balls? Will you lick like my balls?

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    Please, no fondling :p
     
  2. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Honestly, there's just no beating my balls...

    :D
     
  3. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    hahahaha, nice. . . .nice
     
  4. Beachmen

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    oh thats just awesome.
     
  5. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Now that's a good looking ball.
     
  6. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Awesome!
     
  7. Mark Mercer

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    Why...you certainly have a nice round ball there BigE, A lot of people give glow bugs a bad rap, as far as not being a real fly, but trying to shape glow bugs isn't all that easy, especially very small one's, but you have done it very well. They are one of times I break out the curved scissors.

    Are you going to give it a matching one? As you know....They do usually come in pairs.:)
     
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  8. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Hi Mark,
    A single ball is called the "Lance Armstrong". Just remember, if you add "juice" to your Lance Armstrong, it would be illegal in flyfishing only waters.

    Steve
     
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  9. GAT

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    Best looking tube fly I've seen so far.
     
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    jimmydub Active Member

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    Nice looking ball, maybe if you stop playing with it the color will even out.
     
  12. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Funny cartoon, Gene. Unfortunately, the audience that will understand the joke is fast dwindling....

    Steve
     
  13. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I know... that's why I indicated a date! :) Hell, I still remember the tube tester fixtures in the grocery stores that stocked all the most popular tubes.

    It's a cartoon the Baby Boomers will understand.
     
  14. Mark Mercer

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    All to well Gene......unless you're a guitar player, they won't use anything but a tube amp, even the young guys.

    I wonder what BigE has in mind for his awesomely round tube ball?
     
  15. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    You guys are "nuts"... :D
     
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    Where do they get the tubes tested? They don't have the tube testers these days at Safeway.
     
  17. Mark Mercer

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    Good question Gene, it's been so long since I had to worry about it I'm not sure. There must be somewhere, I'd bet the local music store would know.
     
  18. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I remember the TV repairman coming to the house with about 3 crates of tubes and that was to watch Ted Mack, Lawrence Welk, and bonanza on a Sunday evening and if I remember right boxing pre empted all these shows, it was more fun watching my dad watching boxing than the match itself