Waste Flies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jack Devlin, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    DSC00056.jpg Well, it is that time of the year when I go through my tying waste box before it goes to the garbage and I tie up a bunch of flies-usually mini-streamers. Aside from thread and hooks, I only use what is in the box. It is fun. Think about trying it.
    Jack
  2. GAT Active Member

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    If you clear coat all that, frame it, you'd have an example of contemporary art.
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  3. Big E Moderator

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    Lots of usable stuff there...
  4. kelvin Active Member

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    is your vise inthere somewhere?
  5. GAT Active Member

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    I think that qualifies as hoarding.
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  6. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    just dub loop all that to a hook and call it the shop-vac
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  7. Dave Evans Active Member

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    No kidding, and it would probably work pretty well as a steelhead fly!
  8. Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Jack, you should postt some pics of your mini leeches. I see lots of interesting combos in that pile!

    I usually put all that stuff in baggies and stick it in my travel tying kit. That way, I always have a little bit o' this and that and can tie almost anything, as long as I am not picky about substitute materials.
  9. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    That's your waste pile? Looks better than my entire ragged box of supplies

  10. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I DONT GET IT
  11. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Its really not a lot. Less than a year's accumulation. I go through it good - always find a missing tool or spool of thread. Last year I found a quarter (25c) and a ginger snap!
    I might put it upon ebay.:)
    Jack
    wadin'boot?????What the heck is the movie clip??? wn'boot?????
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  12. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    So here's the joke movie clip tie in....

    Picture you (Jack D) are Will Ferrell, I am Mark Wahlberg, and that mess of feathers is Eva Mendes. I view the mess like Wahlberg does Mendes, only in a nonsexual way i.e. I am amazed that the mess is unloved and unwanted, because, compared to what I got, it looks like pretty good stuff...
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  13. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Nowwwww I'm smellin' what your'e cookin'. Good stuff:D I likey Eva.
    Jack
  14. Mark Mercer Member

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    Hey Jack, looks like some good flat wing hackles in there!