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cfgsteak

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About cfgsteak

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  1. Dave, if I am going to dub something thinner or more fine I wind it counter-clockwise. IF I want it to be fuller and "buggier" I go clockwise. I am going to try the spinning trick tonight as well.
  2. I have NFI, FWIW either (thanks!). But man-o-man was the service GREAT at the Orvis store I shopped at today (Englewood, CO). Simply great service. I picked up a TLS Guide Pro 4 wt and the CFO reel today. I can't believe I can't go fishing until Saturday!
  3. I bought one today. I love the action and the color. BTW, what is NFI FWIW?
  4. I also find that I have better luck if I twist the dubbing on to the thread counterclockwise (looking down) instead of clockwise.
  5. I will pick up that book for sure. Thanks for everyone's advise. I am going to try the adams and the gnat (the gnat tonight, i want to use it tomorrow). Thanks!
  6. Hi, I wonder if you guys have some suggestions for some dry fly patterns that imitate BWO and midges that might be on the "easier side" for a new tyer. I have tied mostly nymphs and buggers, and I am a little intimidated by dry patterns, so any suggestions would be welcome. thanks!
  7. I have been tying for 2 weeks. I have saved my fist couple of flies. I have to admit, it has been easier than I thought it would be. I attribute this to two excellent books (Orvis Fly Tying Guide and a book called Beginning Fly Tying). Both of these books have excellent step by step instruction. I also have got some advise from the local Fly shop and I attended the Denver Fly Fishing show and sat through a few seminars with expert tyers like Ed Engle, and a few others (my short term memory has been "pink floyd-ed"). There is no doubt that it must be easier for new tyers today. I have access to great advise 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Books, the internet, seminars and shows are readily available. I really didn't have any trouble finding tools, materials and advise on what to buy. I have heard some guys say this is a dying sport, but from the looks of this and other boards this sport and fly-tying in general seem to be growing. My kids are interested, and I am hooked. Fishing is great, but tying has really made me think more about fishing tactics. It has also complelled me to get better at all aspects of the sport because I want to know if my flies work. I realize if I suck at basic technique, I will never know if it is my flies or my poor skills that are preventing me from catching as many fish as possible.
  8. QUOTE (mrjim @ Jan 15 2005, 04:51 PM) All three work good for bluegills - here is one of many combination/spin-offs that will take fish: http://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/galle...e98f9068fc5.jpg That is nice, I am going to try that fly, it looks like a killer.
  9. Hi, I am pretty new to flyfishing, but I have taken to it like a baby to crack. Or something like that. I am a new tyer (tier?). I just started tying this week after some vicious inspiration at the Denver Flyfishing Show. I have tried a couple of patterns (BHPT and some Brassies). Tonight I am going to try a wholly bugger. This seems like a pretty cool site and I imagine that I have a ton of stuff to learn.
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