Thomas Stephens : I'm back! Sorry for being gone so long from the group.
My illness knocks be down a lot. Good luck everyone on
their fishing this spring. :)
Chris Schumacher
Hey Tom did you get that tying station finished yet?
Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:43
Chris Schumacher
Looking forward to seeing your new tying station.
Saturday, 21 April 2012 13:38
Thomas Stephens
Maybe it's the gloss Chris and not the light. I think I'm going to take it back to Michell's.
Looks like I will have to brake down and a kit of Bug Bond.
Chris SchumacherChris Schumacher on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 04:08

I think that L.P. stuff cures at a different wavelength than the LED lights have. I think I'm going to go with Bug Bond or Clear Cure Goo too. I noticed that they were using the same LED light that I have in their ads and in the videos that I've seen. I think LP needs a flourescent UV light.

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 03:51
Chris Schumacher
Tom, Make sure you get the right light for the gloss. Mine doesn't work.
Sunday, 01 April 2012 01:42
Thomas Stephens
I haven't tied anything in a couple of days. Tuesday I had another infusion of Remicade
and yesterday my wife and I spent most of the morning at the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor
getting tests, xrays done on me. I will supposedly hear back from them in about a week.
Today I've spent most of the day in bed recovering from the infusion of Remicade. Bummer!
I saw on the weather report that it's going to be in the low 70's here in lower Michigan on
Sunday and Monday. Rain tomorrow and high about 45*. Tight lines everyone! :)
Chris SchumacherChris Schumacher on Thursday, 29 March 2012 22:22

Sorry to hear about your health struggles Tom. I sure hope there is something that the U can do to alleviate the pain.

Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:12
Thomas Stephens
The Lisa Pavelka UV resin Magic Glos Steve for $9.99- 40% coupon off. Now I need to invest in
a UV Light.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:22
Mad Man Steve
What did you get from Michael's may i ask?
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 03:19
Thomas Stephens
A lady that works at Michael's and found some for me for $9.99 and I had a
40% of and got it for around $6.00. I now need to get a UV light. Are those UV lights
on Ebay any good? They sell for about app. $4.00 and up.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 03:14
Chris Schumacher
I looked hard for the Lisa Pavelka UV resin at Michael's and a few other craft stores and couldn't find it. I got some bad info on that source. Anyway, I ordered some from and got a good price. I guess I should have done that to start with. $8.37 including S&H for 1oz. (About $15 everywhere else.)There is a 6oz bottle for $35 but I thought that would be too much stuff.
Debbie HDebbie H on Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:17

pro and con. I guess with everything...

Monday, 26 March 2012 14:40
Johnny Utah
Thomas, Cabellas carries aquaseal. They have it in a u.v. variety as well.
Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:33
Debbie H
Hi Tom.. right on~ You got it.... :) :) :) have fun...... Ttyl Deb...

Monday, 19 March 2012 22:43
Chris Schumacher
This weather will do that to you.
Saturday, 17 March 2012 16:12
Mad Man Steve
Thomas.. have you had yours long? Pro's and con's???
Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:22
Thomas Stephens
We were fishing Lake Michigan out of Frankfort it was the first fish
of the morning (6:30 am) . I fought the 15 lb king salmon for 45 minutes
will the other guys caught and landed 4 other salmon. She wore me out!
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 21:59
Thomas Stephens
I'm thinking about making one Chris. I may change it a little once I get
into it. I saved it too.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:43
Chris Schumacher
Are you going to make one of those tying benches for yourself Tom? I am investigating making one for myself. I will have to save the plans for this one.
Debbie HDebbie H on Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:18

I made one... for my table.. I modified it! a lot but I like it. I have it in my album ...:) It was fun to make.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 03:44
Byron Thiel
That,s a fine bluegill in your avatar Thomas-just trying to think of the last time I landed a fine bluegill and the memory goes back to August, 1959 on Lake Louise, eastern South Dkota-just over thwo pounds on a size 12 black gnat dry fly. Would certainly love to get back a again and try for the big bluegills and even bigger large and smallmouths in that lovely lake.
Thomas StephensThomas Stephens on Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:25

Thanks Byron! I thought I had a bass on when I caught him. My 3rd largest I've ever caught. My other bluegills I caught were, 11.5" and 12.25" caught on consecutive cast on a popper.

Friday, 09 March 2012 19:49
Chris Schumacher
Most difficult...Hmm Getting the proportions right on different size hooks is hard for me. Crowding the eye is a problem too but I'm getting better at it with practice (new patterns give me trouble in this regard). Right now I'm really struggling with swept wings on traditional wet flies.
Friday, 09 March 2012 15:38
Debbie H
Chris..... I sent you my address for some of your spools. OK. I have some things to trade...... PM me your address I can send your goodies out this weekend......
Thank you....
Friday, 09 March 2012 03:29
Thomas Stephens
Thanks Chris and Debbie! Spent most of the day in bed today, feeling better tonight. My good friend from Owosso, MI and he's been walleye
fishing a few times already on the Saginaw River and has gotten into them pretty good. It's killing me too with him sending me messages about all the walleyes he's catching! Grrrr! LOL!
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 01:52
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