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#1 Swinsc

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

Hey all, looks like i'm going to be spending this winter in NS and i'll be hauling my Fly-Stuff from Ontario back to the condo in Bedford.

If anyone would like to get some time at the vise to start/improve or tackle some more advanced patterns, i'm willing to buddy-up and maybe get a few folks together to do a few "Forum" social evenings and make the most of some weekday evenings this fall/winter.

I'm looking to see how much interest there is, how many other experienced fly-tyers we can get to help, and first and foremost is there a venue in the Bedford/Halifax area we can use?,

I know for a fact that the first time we try to do Deer-Hair Stacking/Spinning, SWMBO would throw me/us out of the condo so we are looking for a forum member with some den/basement area we can invade borrow?.

Maybe there exists a decent fly tying club in our area we can go to?, I just didn't want to hijack another group, just an informal forum thing?..

Thoughts?.

Kev.

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#2 Swinsc

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:30 AM

By the way, I have this book http://www.goodreads...Fly_Tying_Bible I would recommend it for anyone wanting to start fly-tying.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:01 PM

Hey all, looks like i'm going to be spending this winter in NS and i'll be hauling my Fly-Stuff from Ontario back to the condo in Bedford.

If anyone would like to get some time at the vise to start/improve or tackle some more advanced patterns, i'm willing to buddy-up and maybe get a few folks together to do a few "Forum" social evenings and make the most of some weekday evenings this fall/winter.

I'm looking to see how much interest there is, how many other experienced fly-tyers we can get to help, and first and foremost is there a venue in the Bedford/Halifax area we can use?,

I know for a fact that the first time we try to do Deer-Hair Stacking/Spinning, SWMBO would throw me/us out of the condo so we are looking for a forum member with some den/basement area we can invade borrow?.

Maybe there exists a decent fly tying club in our area we can go to?, I just didn't want to hijack another group, just an informal forum thing?..

Thoughts?.

Kev.

Admin, any chance of making this a sticky for a few weeks?.


Count me in as a beginner. Just don't leave me alone with Krazy Glue. I need adult supervision.

The Flies & Lies group should be starting up again after salmon season. I think they meet on Tuesday evenings every other week at the Legion in Lower Sackville. Friendly folks, lots of space, good tables and lighting, and adult beverages. I only went the one time to observe, and I'm sure we'd be welcome if we wanted to piggyback on their regular nights. Other options could include going to a local pub (e.g., the Riverside is within staggering walking distance) on a different night so we don't fragment the Flies & Lies group. Lots of possibilities...

It would be cool to pick a pattern that a few of us could work on together each evening and/or do a "real time" fly swap.

Oh, by the way, I might have misled you a bit about winter in Nova Scotia. Google "White Juan" and look at the images...

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:13 PM

I like the sound of the "Flies and Lies".. :P .. I have lots of patterns that we use in the UK (like the Booby) which have been really good on the Bass in NS, would love to have a group of us where we can do a real-time fly-swap, are there any members of this forum in Flies and Lies?.
Re the Krazy-Glue, :lol: .. I'll bring a skill saw in case of emergencies but if it happens in the mens' room, you're on your own buddy..

I'll bring some booby-foam back with me and some supplies, any (low cost) requests from the peanut gallery ?.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

Hi All
Larry was kind enough to invite us a couple of times
to Flies and Lies - a great evening - Lots of good tales.
I'd sure catch them all if I could.
Have a nice fall
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:05 PM

Hey I would be up for that, work schedule permitting.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:23 PM

Count me in, I've been invited to flies and lies but have yet to make it out, how ever we do it, lets

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:19 PM

Topic pinned and I'm just about to promote it via our Facebook Fan Page and Twitter accounts. Makes me wish I lived in the metro area ;)
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#9 Swinsc

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:21 AM

Hey Folks, thanks for the interest, i'm already looking fwd to the "closed" season, time to top up the fly-boxes and have some decent social evenings!.
I'm sure we can try both Flies and Lies and maybe have our own tie-swap evenings too.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

Id be intrigued to get in on this
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:13 PM

id be interested too, if i can find a drive from dart. I just know I'll sneak a beer or 6. dont want to bring vehicle just incase.
or maybe carpool with DD, and take turns behind the wheel. been itching to go to F&L for a couple yrs. never made it yet. :(
anyway sounds like alot of fun.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

Ima 100% interested... Just got a vise last week and figured i'd try it out... so I got me some material to tie some Blue Charms.. Wow ... i'm like a 1 year old coloring and trying to stay inside the lines! haha Not happening! .. The hands just weren't doing what I wanted them to do..

Looking forward to learn from some experienced peeps!
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#13 Swinsc

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:10 AM

Hey all,
Just landed back in NS after a couple of weeks in the UK. I have one long drive to Huntsville ON this weekend and then back again in Early Nov sometime, looking fwd to putting some dates on the board, we have the whole winter ahead of us to fill up the boxes. We should start a Pattern-Wish list to make sure we have the materials nailed.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

Swinsc;
Looks like fun - if even just for the social interface. Good on you!! I will try, along with pmorris to attend. I don't envy the drive.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:01 AM

Hey all,
Update - I made it back to Huntsville and picked up all my boxes of fly tying stuff :rolleyes: .. Now faced with the choice of driving with the JRT's back to Bedford and then back to Toronto in 3 weeks for our annual vacation to the Bahamas, I have been convinced to hang here until Jan. So slight postponement on this until Jan when I get back, sorry ... Unless you all want to start without me!
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

Hey All, I made it back, all the Fly Tying stuff in the Jeep, Who's up for some first lessons?. Paul and I were thinking that we could mooch a table at the Riverside Pub in Bedford and do a basic equipment talk and introduction?. Looking at dates one Evening next week?.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Any evening works for me, I'll follow the topic for updates.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Wednesday 16th Jan 7pm - Riverside Pub, Bedford. Introduction to Fly Tying and Equipment/Materials run through, basic patterns etc. Would love to see anyone there.
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#19 Swinsc

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

BUMP!. If enough folks are coming on the 16th Jan I will try to get a small room or a larger table at the Pub. So far just 3 of us.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

I can bring an extra vice (I have lots of vices, as many of you might guess) in case anybody wants to try tying for their first time.

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