Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Don't Know....

.....what I did right but I made it to the big


I just wish I could get more senior discounts!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Iphone 5


Not that anybody cares but I finally got sick of that POS Motorola DroidX cell phone and pre ordered the I phone 5. Unfortunately the due date is OCT 5. Not that long of a wait I guess.

Now to find some cool apps (flyfishing of course)

If anybody has some cool apps worth downloading, please leave me a comment. Not really a gamer but gotta have Angry Birds!

As always, thanks for looking!




Monday, September 3, 2012

Wire Heads


If you haven't seen or read about this innovative technique yet, here is your chance to do so. Have you ever run out of tying beads, then try this out!

Check out the articles and videos on Doug Korns "55 on the Fly" blog for all the details.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A.K. Vise

On nearly all of fly fishing/tying bulletin boards and forums that I participate in, there is usually a question on the vise from A.K. Best that was manufactured by Mackenzie (McKenzie) many years ago. There has also been very little to go by in the way of photographs on the web. With a great big thank you to M. Valbano on the Washington Fly Fishing fly tying board we now have a very good visualization of the A.K. Best fly tying vise and all of its tools.


The above photo is the full version (larger base, third hand and bobbin cradle) but from what I've been told there also was a sorta stripped down model that did not come with he  bobbin cradle or third hand.


Trying to find these vises and/or the original tools today is next to impossible unless your the highest bidder on Ebay, some other sporting goods auction site, estate sale or just plain lucky at a flea market or yard sale.

As always, thanks for reading.