I love them all, big and small...snow day's tying session was productive, nearly 40 flies in 2 days. That's a lot for me! ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #trout #troutfishing #furandfeathers
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Finishing up the deer hair flies I stacked and spun yesterday. (I like the glues to set up before trimming and adding legs). First attempt at mixing hair colors in the stacker for the collar and the back spot (red, blue and green, same colors as the tail flashes) and the nose (black and white, the main color scheme overall). A lot in a little fly! Meant to be fished on a sink tip, like a Zoo Cougar or Dahlberg Diver. Action more like a Zoo Cougar. The stippling is neat, but it adds time to an already lengthy tie. Good thing I'm tying only for myself and friends! ☺ (I carry a big Plano box full of deer hair bugs- I'm constantly giving them away to people I meet who flyfish. ☺ If you've flyfished with me in the past year, you have a few flies I've tied). #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #trout #troutfishing #streamers #bassstreamer #troutstreamer
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So excited for snow (and spending a day in with my beautiful wife!) that I couldn't sleep. (She can, though! ☺☺). First tie of the morning in progress. The tail is from a fly I had already tied and trimmed, a little too zealously...I cut through the thread!!! Rat turds!!!! Cut off the body/head and stacked a new front section. Oh well...☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #trout #troutfishing #streamers #bassstreamers
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I feel like Olaf from "Frozen"... Hey....instant Tenkara! ☺ (American-style; not many carry only 1 fly!!!, myself included). Cold day in the North Carolina mountains, for sure. Stalked a trio of deer (no, I wasn't hunting for winter deer belly hair!☺) to about 20 yards, rose my camera up out of my hiding spot, and got 3 beautiful pictures....of the back side of my phone's flip open case as 3 big white tails bobbed off into the forest. Doh!!!! #ncangler #trout #flyfishing #troutfishing #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #tenkara #frozen #olaf #homersimpson
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"WARNING-WARNING-WARNING- DANGER, WILL ROBINSON"!!!! DEFCON 5!!! INTRUDER ALERT!!!! INTRUDER ALERT!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL. REPEAT-NOT A DRILL!!! This can't end well........... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #bullinachinashop #cat #crazycat
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1 more for today, in a little more natural of a color scheme. New hair colors from Carolina Mountain Sports in downtown Statesville. Spinning deer hair for the back and belly hair for the belly. Small enough for a lighter rod, too. LGF!!!🐟🐟 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #bassonthefly #streamers #bassstreamers #furandfeathers #carolinamountainsports
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From the front, this deer hair stimulator looks a little like a deer hair bass bug in need of trimming...hmmmm...☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie
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2 flies a day doesn't bring springtime any closer, just means you have more flies in the box when it does finally arrive! ☺ After-dinner fly; another muddler-headed, munch minnow, flux capacitor thingy with legs. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #bassonthefly #streamers #bassstreamers
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A fly a day brings springtime a day closer! ☺ Today's after-work, before-dinner tie is a kind of muddler headed, munch-minnow-like, flux capacitor thingy with legs. (I like them with legs! ☺). Had to sneak that deer hair in there somehow! LGF!!!🐟🐟🐟 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #ncmountains #bassonthefly
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Two very different views of the Badin Shores pond. A flycaster' s dream when it's not covered in 1 inch of ice! No trees or backcast obstructions, loads of little wolf pack Largemouth bass and a couple really nice bucketmouths that have a penchant for snacking on bluegill, which are also plentiful. Part casting practice pond, part fly dynamics laboratory, part catch and release fishing hole, all fun. ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains
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At least the soundtrack changed...supposed to warm up above freezing tomorrow for the first time since Christmas! This does not happen in North Carolina's piedmont! Stay warm, everybody! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #coldspell
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Just a few of my favorite deer hair ties from my first year of tying. (10 months and counting). I doubt I'll ever fish with the one in the center- I like it too much to lose! LGF!!!☺☺☺🐟🐟🐟 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fis#fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flytying #fishing #flytyingjunkie
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With apologies to Peter Benchley..."we're gonna need a bigger reel!"...thanks to Papa, Mama, and Brother Greg Swanner, I have a new reel! Just waiting on a rod to put it on. New original Sage 330 grain Bass rod on the way that I got for a steal! ☺ Tournament legal, big enough to handle Lake Fork and light saltwater action...I've heard and read nothing but good about these reels and the coming rod. I'll let you know how how I feel later. ☺ New arrows in the water quiver. LGF!!! #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #bassproshop #red#redingtongear #redington
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I've been pulling legs for what seems like forever now- wait a minute, I HAVE been pulling legs all my life! ☺☺☺ "If you smile at me, I will understand, Because that is something everybody, everywhere, Does in the same language." C,S, and N. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #kayaks #kayaking #kayakfishing #smile #crosbystillsandnash #woodenships
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My 2 favorite Dahlberg divers so far. Both have been fished and blooded- other than a recoat of belly varnish, they're holding up well. ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains
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The bug factory in full production mode. Painting bellies and faces, starting to pull legs. No wooly booger hiding in the picture this time! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie
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First fly of the New Year is a new tie for me- Zoo Cougar on a too-short streamer hook and fat grizzly hackle in place of the mallard flank feather. Too cold to chase the mallards around the pond!!! ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie #deerhairbassbug
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Here's a few fish caught on the fly rod from the Badin Shores boardwalk in 2017. Here's to a good 2018 on the boardwalk! ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #flytying #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #badinlake #badinshoresboardwalk
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More tribbles! (Makes me want to say, in my best James T. Kirk voice- "MUDD!!!" ☺) A red faced slider and a mouse ready for the barber. Love that red spinning hair- Nature's Spirit has some good fur, I tell you. Carolina Mountain Sports in downtown Statesville, NC rocks, ya'll!!! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #carolinamountainsports #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie
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Christmas candy for grown ups. ☺☺☺ Carolina Mountain Sports in downtown Statesville is a fly tyers dream shop. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie
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More casting practice on the Badin Shores boardwalk today. Heavy flies, imagining I'm on a flats boat in a mangrove swamp someplace to keep me warm...(we're gonna be ice fishing on Badin if this keeps up, and me with no tip-ups! ☺); spey pickups, constant tension casts, shooting line, varying retrieves.I sure like that clicking sound of finality when all the line is shot and it comes tight to the reel- that one little satisfying click of the drag... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lak#lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #lakelife #badinlake #badinshoresboardwalk #spey
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Out with the old, in with the new! The ole BPS White River reel has served me well (it's not being put out to pasture, just going over to my spare/guest pole). Bought the thing nearly 20 years ago now, for $25.00, if I remember right. The new Okuma, also machined aluminum, was over twice that! Tempus fugit, indeed! Here's wishing the best of health and happiness to all of you in the coming new year. LGF!!!☺☺☺🎣🎣🎣 Shout out to Carolina Mountain Sports in downtown Statesville, NC. Thanks, Chief! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #flyfishing #flytying #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #trout #troutfishing #carolinamountainsports #basspro #bassproshop #okuma
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A mess of bugs for cloudy days- poppers, sliders, and a diver. Hair collars and hackle collars. A little of everything... LGF!!!☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug
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Don't usually tie hackle collars on my bugs (1 less material to reach for if I use hair collars). Figured I'd tie up a couple for cloudy days. LGF!!!🐟🐟🐟🎣🎣🎣 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #ncflyfishing #flyfishing #flytying #deerhairbassbug #flytyingjunkie
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Organizing the boxes in the fishing vest... I see this, and you know what I think?... I think- "what is that wooly booger doing in this picture?" ☺☺☺ This really is a ridiculous amount of deer hair...LGF!!!🐟🐟🐟🎣🎣🎣 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #flyfishing #flytying #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains
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Nature's Spirit deer hair is some very nice material to work with. Richard at Carolina Mountain Sports in downtown Statesville, NC can hook you up. Very nice outdoors outfitters shop in a great location; if you've never been, downtown Statesville OR Carolina Mountain Sports, either of them alone, would be worth the drive; both in one trip is a destination! ☺☺☺ Thank you, Richard! Nice shop! ☺ LGF!!!🐟🐟🐟☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #carolinamountainsports #statesvillenc
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Paydirt! ☺ Badin hawg topwater on the 7 wt. I know the guys fishing a bass tourney right across the lake from me aren't as happy as I am! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #lakelife #uwharries #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug
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Truth is stranger than fiction...dropped this bug in the driveway (evidently) earlier in the week. On Thursday, I get home from work, headed down to the marina, and I look down at the tire to see this bug stuck to the tire (and not hooked! The bug was barely wedged in one of the secondary water treads, not the deep main treads, and although the body had spun on the hook, the hook was facing outwards). I must have run over it Wednesday night/Thursday morning, and it hitched a ride for 150 miles!!! At highway speeds!!! Blows my mind... AND it didn't come apart!!! Holy moly....☺☺☺☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #truthisstrangerthanfiction
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Frankenworm in full form. Bucktail this time instead of maribou for the tail tip. If I was a big bass, I'd go for the 2 for 1 deal! #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #fly#flytyingjunkie #kayaks #kayaking #kayakfishing #lakelife #flytying #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #uwharries
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Messing with the chenille worm. Floating spun deer hair headed version with hackle collar. LGF!!!🐟🐟🐟 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #fly#flytyingie #lakelife #flytying #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #uwharries
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Topwater piglets tonight. Gotta love it! Red headed deer bug pulling them out. ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #fly#flytyingie #lakelife #flytying #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #uwharries
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I see this, I think 3 things... 1. There's a drying patch here somewhere; 2. I need a bigger drying patch; and 3. I really need to do some trout fishing!!! ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #fly#flytyingie #lakelife #flytying #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #trout #troutfishing
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After-dinner bassing, anybody? Dink Patrol for an hour. Little jumpers tonight- and came unhooked on another nice bass, although not a hawg mama like earlier in the week. ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug
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Had a big mama bass come unhooked on me tonight...she was taking drag on the 7 wt. with an Orvis Battenkill IV mid arbor reel. Guess she didn't want her picture taken! Still managed a few piglets... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug
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No whoppers this evening, but for an hour it was hot and heavy. Poppers in the dark, using the force to set the hook...several times I caught myself holding my breath, casting to a just-missed fish, that was eager to hit it again! The largest was the last, maybe 2-1/2 lbs., that came off at my feet. ☺☺☺ Fun on the 7 wt. 🐟🐟🐟#deerhairbassbug #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #lakelife #uwharries #fishing #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods
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So underrated in Australia, the slider could be one of the most effective flies for topwater Bass. Brown and UV orange with a UV rubber legs and a Cohen's Creature curly tail with UV orange spots, this pattern was only discovered by me too late in the topwater season. This one is part of a pack that includes Divers, Vampires and Slampires, a solid pack for the destruction of Bass everywhere. #deerhair #deerhairbug #deerhairfly #deerhairbugs #deerhairdiver #deerhairslider #deerhairfrog #deerhairpopper #deerhairbassbug #deerhairbassflies #cohenscreatures #bass #bassbug #bassfly #bassbugs #bassonthefly #bassonfly #bassonpoppers #topwater #topwatercod #topwaterfly #topwaterbass #topwaterbassfishing #topwatersaratoga #saratogaflies #dynaking #partridgehooks #tiebylight
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The Pikes Perch. Will be using it this weekend in a kayak fishing tournament...Fish On #flyfishing #flytyingjunkie #bas#bassefly #lake #deerhairflies #customflies #deerhairbassbug #pik#pikeefly #bass #pike #cohenscreatures #flyfishingjunkie
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Tying up some needle nose streamers...#flytying #flyfishing #flytyingjunkie #bas#bassefly #lake #deerhairflies #customflies #deerhairbassbug #pik#pikeefly #bass #pike #marabou
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