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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Time on my hands Reply with quote

Unfortunately, having come off slightly worse for wear after being hit by a car whilst cycling home from work a few weeks ago, I have plenty of time on my hands at present. Tying is a bit tricky with one arm in a sling but I'm getting there Smile



size 16 - playing around with some 'body thread' from Lucian Vasies




some small (size 19) black things


Most seasons I never seem to tie enough - I don't think that's going to be a problem this year Rolling Eyes



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They say things happen for a reason Wink....its looking good for you at the minute. Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats pretty demoralising looking at your flies for us all Neil who have two good arms.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's the car Neil? Very Happy Very Happy

Flies look none the worse for wear. Sell some.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Neil,

Nice.
Liking the hackle restraint Very Happy


Go well,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be a right bugger having two Scots posting at exactly the same time. And no, we weren't sharing a bed. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlankDay wrote:
How's the car Neil? Very Happy Very Happy

Flies look none the worse for wear. Sell some.


I think the car is probably a bit of a mess Very Happy I took out the front wing, windscreen pillar and windscreen itself. As my ever supportive son said "just think Dad, if you weren't such a fat bastard you'd probably be dead". Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Must be a right bugger having two Scots posting at exactly the same time. And no, we weren't sharing a bed. Very Happy


Yeah, I know you Scots like to get out of bed nice and early Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Moray wrote:
Hello Neil,

Nice.
Liking the hackle restraint Very Happy


Go well,
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That's two turns, that is. I just can't bring myself to stop at one Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Invicta wrote:
Thats pretty demoralising looking at your flies for us all Neil who have two good arms.


Thanks, but remember, I have so much time on my hands I can take an hour over each fly Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame Neil, get well soon... as for the tying- splendid stuff! I'd be wrappig cdc onto hooks and claiming it was "deliberately scruffy to be buglike" in your position.

On the bright side, in addition to the full flyboxes and son's sarky quip, I'm thinking the car driver's insurance company is buying you a new bike. Go on, admit it - you were thinking about an upgrade anyway weren't you? Time to start spinning yarns about needing motivation to overcome your fears of getting back on the bike, just so the whole family is behind the idea and understand the need to supplement the insurance payment to get a "slightly better bike"...and looking through bike reviews in between flydressing Wink
Fast recovery to you - I believe standing thigh deep in rivers is good for relieving inflammation...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Shame Neil, get well soon... as for the tying- splendid stuff! I'd be wrappig cdc onto hooks and claiming it was "deliberately scruffy to be buglike" in your position.

On the bright side, in addition to the full flyboxes and son's sarky quip, I'm thinking the car driver's insurance company is buying you a new bike. Go on, admit it - you were thinking about an upgrade anyway weren't you? Time to start spinning yarns about needing motivation to overcome your fears of getting back on the bike, just so the whole family is behind the idea and understand the need to supplement the insurance payment to get a "slightly better bike"...and looking through bike reviews in between flydressing Wink
Fast recovery to you - I believe standing thigh deep in rivers is good for relieving inflammation...


One of the traffic cops who attended the incident was a cyclist and at the hospital he inadvertently let on to my wife quite how much my bike was worth Embarassed so my room for manoeuvre on this is slightly compromised.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeilH wrote:
KevZim wrote:
Shame Neil, get well soon... as for the tying- splendid stuff! I'd be wrappig cdc onto hooks and claiming it was "deliberately scruffy to be buglike" in your position.

On the bright side, in addition to the full flyboxes and son's sarky quip, I'm thinking the car driver's insurance company is buying you a new bike. Go on, admit it - you were thinking about an upgrade anyway weren't you? Time to start spinning yarns about needing motivation to overcome your fears of getting back on the bike, just so the whole family is behind the idea and understand the need to supplement the insurance payment to get a "slightly better bike"...and looking through bike reviews in between flydressing Wink
Fast recovery to you - I believe standing thigh deep in rivers is good for relieving inflammation...


One of the traffic cops who attended the incident was a cyclist and at the hospital he inadvertently let on to my wife quite how much my bike was worth Embarassed so my room for manoeuvre on this is slightly compromised.


Cant trust a copper can you!!

Flies look superb and I hope you are on the mend, I cycle a lot as well so know how dangerous it can be sometimes!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to learn about your accident - wish you a speedy recovery.

Cracking flies in the meantime.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery Neil. Flies look brilliant. (Must try tying with a sling) Laughing
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