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 Post subject: FLY FISHING
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:20 pm 
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OK GUYS and GALS,
Here it is,,, My little contribution the paper modeling community.
( First a little bit of background info. )
I have been fishing since I was a little kid.
And have been tying my own fly's for over ten years now.
One day about three years ago I was working on a Braille scale airplane at my fly tying desk and it hit me,,,
The thing was about the same size as a dragon fly lure that I tie.
So I thought,,, WHAT THE HECK,,, I ran a hook through the fuselage with the
eye under the prop,,, and the hook as the tail wheel,,, and I glued it into place.
I showed it to my wife who thought it looked kinda cute.
( I also tie presentation fly's that I mount into clear boxes to display )
So,,, I had to figure out a way to display these little lures too.
I came up with a couple of concepts for them,,, and the rest is just alot of fun.
I have made over twenty different types of airplane fishing lures
inbetween other modeling projects and have plans for more.
I have given a couple of them to guys that have their own airplanes and
also like to fish.
And, I have given a couple of them to my good friend Bob Martin.
So I hope you all enjoy my little creations.
Gary ( musicman )
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 Post subject: Re: FLY FISHING
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:44 pm 
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Pretty Cool Gary :!: I can see it now!! :idea: "A Pilot/Fly Fisherman" with one of these on his fishing vest with his name on it :mrgreen: Maybe with a likeness of his plane!!!! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: FLY FISHING
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:18 pm 
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Marvelous work Musicman!

The only thing missing is the face of the pilot peering out the windscreen in terror at the approaching incomprehensibly vast (and hungry) sea creature :mrgreen:

I don't know how you guys manage those Braille Scale gems. Anything I try smaller than an inch looks like shredded confetti.


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 Post subject: Re: FLY FISHING
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:05 am 
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Very cool indeed! May I ask the size of the display
boxes and where did you get them?

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 Post subject: Re: FLY FISHING
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:13 am 
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What a great way to show off these little gems. I like the way you've been able to combine your hobbies. Brilliant!

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 Post subject: Re: FLY FISHING
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:51 pm 
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You could try flying them from a kite, and see if you catch any bigger airplanes...

It'll give new meaning to "fly fishing".


*runs out of room*

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