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    Default Whopper fly

    This is a fly that I made for this site to say that we should all enjoy are sport..... Life can be hard or easy and is all about enjoying what you make of it.

    Body: Beaver and Fox

    Hook: size --? -- 1/4" rod

    Rib: 1 piece 1/8" welding rod

    Hackle : Bailing wire

    Tail : Bailing wire

    Also that I just made for all the stories that I have been told over the years ..........

    Anyhow keep tying and fishing for as long as you can.........E-K-C

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    Neat fly. What did you use for tying thread?

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    Sorry about that--------It was gill net cord-that I had laying around.

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    I'm sure there's a critter somewhere that would eat it. Where, I have no clue, but somewhere. Nicely done.

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    Talking Encore?

    E-K-C,
    Okay, real nice job tying that fly. But what I want to see next is the rod you make that is going to cast it. Maybe like a 200wt ?
    Nice job, Steelguy

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    Thumbs up I dont care

    I want one for a Mascot around camp. Hang that baby up on a tree and all the bears, bugs, tree huggers and bunny lovers will never mess with you again. Im putting in my order now. THAT FLY ROCKS. Oh and Im sure there is a ling cod or halibut out there that would be more than happy to eat it.
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    Just watch your back cast! That one could leave a mark!
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    Just watch your back cast! That one could leave a mark!

    OOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!


    Man I bet you could clear out a spot in the combat zone at the russian with that baby. A couple of flips and have a fish spit that baby and let it go ripping past a few of your "close" friends. You could have your own little fishing hole. Ok I changed my mind. I WANT 2 One for camp one for the river
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    Default Chucks #2

    Well you asked for it and here you go............
    This time I went with a nymph--- It is made on same size hook-----
    Thread: is the same -gill net cord ----------Tail: same bailing wire---
    Body: Beaver and Wolf--------------Rib: Speaker wire
    I figured the weight of these things I had to make something that sinks.

    If you look in pic you will see a small #2 Hook --Hares ear next to it. Keep tying and enjoy life........................ E-K-C.......ERIC

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    Default Sweeeeeeeeeeet

    That is some great stuff Eric. Great work on a large scale too. I love how you put the actual fly in the picture to compare it next to the big one. Great work and put a smile on my face today
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    I have an extra anchor pulling buoy you could use as a strike indicator if you would like. Those would make a great addition to sombody's wall. (Like mine)
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    E-K-C,

    You've got some incredible crafting going on there!
    Unbelievable! Whoppers, indeed!

    I'm thinking there's a market for those babies!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Doc

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    Nice

    Stick that on the end of your gaff
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I'm guessing you don't need a magnifier to tie that one.

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    Default don't need a magnifier


    I tied them on my lap --Vise a bit to small
    Thanks for the comments E-K-C

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    Eric, those flies are awesome!! Nicely done.

    Now you can be the first guy to go nymphing for salmon sharks.
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