I guess I am pathetic

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Olive bugger, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Went down to the laundry room today to remove some things from the dryer for my wife.
    When I cleaned the lint trap, I came across some neat looking fuzz. What great dubbing I sez
    to myself. Now I will lurk around when my wife does the laundry. Maybe I can find a killer bug in
    that lint.
  2. wetfeet Member

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    Our minds never wonder far from fishing, do they?
  3. GAT Active Member

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    I know a number of fly tyers who use laundry lint for fly patterns.... unfortunately it is difficult to match the colors from day to day. You may never get the color combination you want ever again.
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  4. Kaiserman content

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    Gives a whole new way to name flies though doesn't it?

    Fisher #1 - "Hey, what are you catching all those fish on?"

    Fisher #2 - "Well,.. it's kind of a toss up between the Blue Jeans, Whitie Tighty, and the Pink Panties."
  5. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I think there's a cartoon in here for Gene.
  6. Krusty Active Member

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    Lint trap fuzz from drying the dog beds....only thing the old lady's chihuahuas are good for.
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  7. Rob Ast Active Member

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    I know one member on here who washes his kids blanket whenever he needs that special red color.
  8. GAT Active Member

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    You could be right :D
  9. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    Maybe you should check your belly button? Could be some good stuff in there.
  10. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    kinda hard to collect lint with an outie.

    Mine's actually a flattie that once was an innie when I was skinnier.
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  11. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    Hmmm....I was just tellin' the wife last night that a set of her pantyhose looked about due for replacing.

    Dark brown nylon might make good tying material!! :D
  12. Olive bugger Active Member

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    SEIZE THE MOMENT, SEZ I.
  13. Krusty Active Member

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    I don't know if I got a belly button anymore...there's so much hair around it I haven't seen it in ages.....

    Hey, wait a minute....I could use my belly hair to tie Wulf patterns. And my nose hair would make great mayfly tails. Hell, I'm a walkin fly shop.

    Gotta be careful though...if word gets out I could end up living in a coop at Tom Whiting's, getting shorn twice a year, and my lovely locks hanging in ladie's hair.
  14. Alosa Active Member

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    Officially too much information. Filter people...FILTER!
  15. nomlasder Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems

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    Safety issue, dryer lint is flammable-- no smoking
  16. Pete Bridge Member

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    I thought this was gonna go a different direction
  17. lylelovett666 Active Member

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    Thought about & read about this years ago. Sadly my laundry fuzz is always purple.
  18. hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    its spring, so we have an overstock of bernese mtn dog hair.
    50 bucks an ounce shipped. extra select 75. tail hair 150 (this is by far the best for winging on steelhead flies)
    any one remember what urine stained rams wool was used for ?
  19. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Reckon I'd best sort my bachelor laundry more precisely to obtain preferred shades & blends. Dryer lint dubbing may have merit, however with a little spun dog hair for strength. Are there any olive-hued breeds?
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  20. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Just remember that when you buy the lady a nice gift. Select garment colors to match the hatch. Size and shape are also important, but not
    nearly as much as the color of the fabric.