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  1. It's a robber fly. It's a predator that catches all kinds of other insects. Kind of like a dragonfly in the form of a housefly.
  2. Hi all. Just in case the pike on the fly guys are interested, this is my new site. http://www.saskpikefly.ca/ Take care.
  3. Hi all. Just bought this camera from pentax for it's macro and microscopic mode. It's a little tricky to use in microscopic mode as you have to have steady hands. Getting better with it as I practice. A few shots from around the house.
  4. Hi all. I am going on my trip up north to some trout lakes in the fall. I'll be using some chironimid pupae patterns and such. Last fall it was warm and the trout were hitting them fairly well. I am experimenting this fall with some that have exaggerated midge gills at the head. Would longer, more dense midge gills result in more strikes? Has anyone fishing midges noticed any difference? The picture shows one of them I'll be trying. The gills are about three times more dense and longer than my usual patterns. Has anyone experimented with gill size?
  5. Thanks Wellman. I cement the shell a few more times than the one pictured. Otherwise the flashabou can break. On cloudy days the flash of it helps.
  6. I envy you guys for opportunities like that. I have my big northern pike and so on in Saskatchewan which is just different than that. I just had to ask if anyone had been there...done that. That video is like dreams I have had.
  7. Hi all. Just curious if any of you have experienced bluefish like this before. I found this video amazing to say the least. I can't even imagine what it would be like there with a saltwater flyrod setup and the right flies. Awesome video. Watch right through.
  8. This is a deadly alternative pattern using flashabou to simulate air covering a boatman when it swims. Had a blast with it fishing slightly deeper water last fall.
  9. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by navigator37: Flashabou Boatman
  10. Hi all. I've been doing landscape photography for quite a few years now with lots of sunset shots and bright daytime shots mixed in. I recently found out that I have developed two defects on my eye called a pterygium. It is from getting too many ultraviolet rays of light through the lens which hits the cornea(white part of the eye). This results from sunburn on the cornea in a small area. It is very common among surfers. I got mine from getting too close to where the sun was shining through my lens. Even briefly this is dangerous of course. Mine as most others do, didn't spread any further over my eye but it was alarming to say the least. If you use a wide angle lens in daytime or shoot sunsets, be careful.
  11. Hi. It is a shaved rabbit strip. I like to use an electric mustach trimmer to shave the strip down. It's easy material to work with. It's a good fly to use in fall.
  12. I know it's odd to say the least. But it's action in the water when moved properly is unreal. Give it a long strip and pause retrieve, or give it a sharp short jerk retrieve with small pauses. Came up with this one two years ago and the rainbows up north like it. The additional picture shows a little of what it looks like wet. When paused, the marabou bends/moves forwards and dances almost like it's breathing.
  13. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by navigator37: Steve's Secret Undulator
  14. One of the greatest videos on carp flyfishing I have ever seen. Very, very inspiring. Must see.
  15. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by navigator36: Sealey Bug
  16. Thanks for the comments and advice. The packaging is simple. The boxes cost 1$ a peice from the Dollar Store. Slices of foam to line them, 20 cents. If no one buys them, I'll use them for perch fishing this summer under a strike indicator. Lethal...especially the bright orange tiger tail ones.
  17. Nice and slow is what I think when I see that fly. Just waiting for that subtle strike.
  18. Hi all. I had an idea this fall to tie up some ice fishing flies to see if I could sell any over winter from my home. Local people could just drop by and pick what boxes of flies they liked. I figure if it takes off, I could maybe pay for some of my gas over winter and such. Problem is actually making money off them. They come in a foam lined wooden box, 14 in each in different varieties. Alot of the jigs at stores are the same thing you always see, so I'm hoping I might have some luck in this temporary venture. I know these work from experience. If you were an ice fisherman, what would you pay for a box of flies?
  19. Was up in northern Sask in September and October. The brookies and rainbows were hitting flies really well. I only took a few pics here and there that I thought I'd share with you. It gives you a feel for what it's like up there.
  20. Nice tie and great idea. I saw a pike take a swallow off the water when i was younger. It was one of the most aggressive strikes I have ever seen.
  21. Hi all. We have probably all gotten into tying some complex flies to test some ideas and skills. Do any of you ever just try out some of the simple flies you can make with just the thread and a few wraps of material? I have found flies like this to work just as well as some complex creations I have tried in the past. With synthetic hackles now, you can create a real buggy looking fly that works for trout quite often. Super bug yarn and Rainy's micro mohair are examples of some materials you can use.
  22. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by navigator36: Black Beard
  23. Thanks guys. Could put some red in front as well though as I did before with patterns like this.
  24. Cool lookin fly! The pike will tear into that for sure.
  25. You're right. It is technically like a streamer. I couldn't figure out what to classify it as... ' black bear streamer' maybe. Less hair for a better leech imitation.
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