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  1. QUOTE (Flytyer-1 @ Apr 24 2005, 08:39 AM) The word "tye" is not found in World Book. "Tying" is found and is the present participle of the verb "to tie". The "i" is changed to "y" and "ing" is added so that the word is not spelled "tiing". Therefore, we are fly "tiers" Allright, I feel strongly compelled to settle this once and for all, especially since Stack has taken the hard stance. Tye \Tye\, n. 1. A knot; a tie. [R.] See Tie. [1913 Webster] Source: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 So then, one who makes tyes is a tyer. Let it be known that I am a fly tyer who ties flies. This is unquestionably correct. A Tyer ties. A tier is something in a parking garage or part of a wedding cake. Flies, not Flys, is the plural of fly. Unless, perhaps, you're still Fysshyng Wyth An Angle. In which case, you need to drop your snuffbox, toss off your Victorian wig and move on..... Whoever you may be out there who keep pushing the Fly Tier and Tye Flys diction - just stop it. You're wrong. Fix your websites, forum posts, articles, etc. and stand corrected.
  2. QUOTE (TroutBum @ Apr 26 2005, 12:38 PM) nobody picks this up overnight, except maybe Bud and Chris. Puhleez! CD
  3. Certainly a fish catcher. My comments - Tail and throat look fine. Try and not crowd the eye as much - this will help you be able to trim easier and avoid having material sticking out of the front of the head. Wing could be a tad longer, but that's more personal preference. As for the floss, make sure it's laying flat against the shank when tied in prior to beginning wrapping. When you wrap, keep equal and constant tension on all strands (if more than single strand floss) and take care to pull it over the shank in a flat manner between your fingers. This will decrease the 'rope-y' look to the body. No substitute for practice. Do a half dozen or more at a time. Usually takes a couple before you 'hit the groove'. Cheers, CD
  4. QUOTE (luvinbluegills @ Apr 20 2005, 03:52 PM) So does anybody here actually use any of these pretty streamers or are they for lookin' and tradin'? I can't say I fish all of the patterns I've tied, but I do fish most of them. Rejects go in the flybox. CD
  5. QUOTE (steeldrifter @ Apr 2 2005, 12:42 PM) Tied by Bud Guidry Hey Bud, where'd you get the nice Bali??
  6. All the Tiemco hooks are very good fishing hooks. Very sharp out of the box and usually defect free. Really depends on what you're weighing more heavily - aesthetics or fish-hooking ability. I use quite a few Tiemco 300's, especially on flies that have a 'chunky' body. The nice wide gape has enough room that the bulky body doesn't close it off. Visually, I think this wide gape can look funny on some flies, especially ones with sparse or low-slung wings. A great fishing hook, regardless. The 5263 would be a good choice for buggers, if you tie a lot of them.
  7. http://www.charliesflybox.com/flybox/detail.cfm?parentID=69 http://www.akflyfishers.com/sculpin.html http://onlineflytyer.com/article_microwools1.asp
  8. The Catskill Fly Tyer's Guild will hold its 4th annual 'Fly Tyer's Rendezvous' on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00am until 3:00pm at the Rockland House in Roscoe, NY. This is a FREE event. Over 50 of the top tyers in the northeast and beyond will be demonstrating their skills. Attendees include: Ted Patlen Bob Patlen Nancy Hopping Bill Newcomb Dick Talleur (author) Bob Petti Don Bastian Greg Belcamino Lee Hartman Tom Mosher Dave Brandt Bob Mead Fishy Fullum (author) Ralph Graves Chris Del Plato Joe Soma Bob Osburn Dick Sablitz Hank Northridge John Likakis (author) Ed Engleman Tom Scaldi John Collins Allan Podell Mike Hogue Leslie Wrizon Deryn LaCombe Loren Williams Ron Kozlowski Carl Bradley Misako Ishimura Frank Audino Eric Mastorberti Morris Kashuba Stan Fudala Gerald Wolfe Harold Bartholmew Jack Pangburn (author) Tim Wohland Rich Bogardus Rob ONeil Aaron Hirschorn Andy Sutton Andy Brasko Bruce Corwin Kurt Huhner Dan Caruso Bill Simpson Elmer Hopper Ken Tutalo Brad Wilson Frank Thompson Tom Farmer
  9. Frank, look here: http://www.frontrangeanglers.com/flytying/...yinggrannom.htm You can also do a drowned version wetfly, replacing the elk hair wing with grouse fibers or similar. Good luck, CD
  10. QUOTE (Rob Knisely @ Apr 9 2005, 08:48 AM) streamertyer... I love the color scheme on your purple/claret one! Did you custom dye the wing/shoulder feathers? Beautiful! Thanks Rob. No, they're not custom dyed. The wing is claret over black over deep purple. Shoulder is claret dyed guinea. Cheers, CD
  11. Ringer? Thanks for the kind words. Some really neat flies in this thread.
  12. ...Or this... (Footer's Special)
  13. Haven't hung out here much, so I'm not sure what a Fly Challenge quite is but... Take a sip of this (Big Zin) --
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