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Poppy Cummins

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This is what I started with.

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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
Brian Styskal

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That's perfect, what more does one really need. Simple is good!
Jonathan Barlow

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Brian, you've seen his Dining table. Proves that one doesn't really "need" more but.....

HAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

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Jim Ray

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no pictures, but my first vise was a big red Craftsman machinist's vise in my father's shop. Fly tying materials came from the sewing department and bait hooks came from the sporting goods section of the Peoples Drug store about 1-1/2 mile away, by bike. First fly was a McGinty Bee, and caught a 3lb bass from a sand and gravel pit.

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I think he could use  bit more.  i know a guy in Peck that could help him out (of his wallet)!

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Poppy Cummins

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He's been there already. Here's a pic of the materialstableflytyingstuff.jpg 
off the table that the hated banker mentioned.




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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
Gene Larson

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My first fly-tying kit came from Herter's of Waseca, MN.  Wish GLH hadn't been so flippant about the laws on importing feathers.  I really looked forward to getting his catalogs, for the humor of them, if nothing else.  I don't suppose anyone has a late 60s catalog from them they'd be willing to part with?  I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount.  

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Gene, ebay might be your friend in your search for a Herter's catalog.
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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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Needing more is just a short walk away! How many times have I witnessed a late night walk for materials? One of the benefits of owning the Red Shed
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Well that's my job. Someone has to test all that material so they can show you how to turn it into something that doesn't resemble a pink worm.[smile]
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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
Lance Dahl

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Poppy,
I have two of those same red bobbins from my grandfather.
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Douglas Anderson

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Poppy,

I had two of those red Chase bobbins. How that picture brings back memories of the 1950's and getting thread for 15 cents and a neck for ~$3.  I still have one of the bobbins and 2 of the 3 Thompson hackle guards, Some how the old items still have use, not like the modern computers, printers, TV's and DVD players of today.

Thanks for the pictures. They bring us back to reality.

Doug 

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Some of my dad's first stuff and what I started with over 30 years ago now...

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