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Old Jun 5, 2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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Some of you know that I love to fish for saltwater game fish using a flyrod.
I've been doing it for almost 40yrs now. Yikes, saying that makes me feel old.

I also like to tie my own flies as it's part of the fun. In the last year or two I've started to put together a small collection of note cards that I sell at local gift shops and galleries here on Cape Cod.

Please let me be clear, I'm not trying to sell anything to anyone here on Steve's
I just thought you might be interested as to why I really haven't been posting as much as I usually have in the last couple of weeks.

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Old Jun 5, 2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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Wow ... Nice shots and nice work. I am so glad to not be a fish close to those
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It's a shame that such delicate and beautiful artistry is destined to be swallowed by a fish!
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Wow ... Nice shots and nice work. I am so glad to not be a fish close to those

Hi,
Thnx for taking the time to comment.

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Old Jun 6, 2011, 6:37 AM   #5
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Thanks Spedangie,

You'll be pleased to learn that some of them never make it out of the house. The 1st one is a paperweight that sits on my desk and a few of the others are framed.

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Old Jun 6, 2011, 12:28 PM   #6
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Hi Zig,

You are a very talented doing those flies, I like the colors.

One of this days I'll buy a fishing rod, this is something I never did before.
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The designs are hard enough to think of without even considering what to call them!

I could definitely see the collectibility-side of these as much as using them for their intended purpose.

I assume you're using the 12-60 to record these beauties, too. It really does get in close.
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Old Jun 6, 2011, 12:31 PM   #8
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Excellent work Ziggy, a great way to show off your art and try...???! to recouperate some costs.....right...

They are very well done.
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Old Jun 6, 2011, 12:42 PM   #9
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Excellent Zig. There is a town called Roscoe in NY where fly fishing is huge, ( fresh water trout ) and your fly work would do quite well although slightly smaller flies I presume. The rivers are full of fishermen up in the Beaverkill area.
I also see you are using parchment and linen paper as backdrop, looks very good and you're very talented at tying.

Couple links that may be of interest to you

www.njflyfishing.com/vBulletin/f8-fly-tying-tips...

www.cffcm.net

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Dittos to everything that has been said.
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