Jump to content
Fly Tying


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Flatwaxed

  • Rank

Previous Fields

  • Favorite Species
  • Security

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Location
    Alberta, Canada
  1. Hey tattoo Im in Alberta as well, maybe I can lend a hand. Were abouts in Alberta are you fishing? If you are fishing rivers and streams you might want to try a size 12 or smaller. I fish the Bow alot and find a size 14 scud hook ideal for tying and fishing nymphs. Let me know what you need and I will see if I can help you get going. :headbang:
  2. Well shezli, looking at your flies makes me feel a little inadequate lol!!! Great looking flies :headbang:
  3. That would be tragic :bugeyes:. Are you on Blairs website down in the bridge?? :headbang: Man you caught me... I am .... always trying to stir up the Big City guys... HA HA HA HaHA, I actually took a couple guys from the Gone Flyfishing website out on the Bow last year. I think his name was Fishingonthebrain and his brother, couple of pretty good guys. I will have to come down and hit up the Oldman this year! :headbang:
  4. Nice, my room looks just like yours, excluding the the wall hooks, materials that are hung up and the fact that its all in one room LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! :headbang:
  5. That would be tragic :bugeyes:. Are you on Blairs website down in the bridge?? :headbang:
  6. Welcome to the site. Looks like you're already out of the baitfisherman category. I tried hard man...... :headbang:
  7. I was out today, it was a real mess and it hasnt even really started to melt yet. That said I did manage a nice mixture of Bows, Browns and one chunky Whitey...probably hooked up 10 or so. I will be sure to regularly check the flies database and all of the forums. :headbang:
  8. Hey man hows it going?? Do you fish the Bow much up in the Cochrane area?? I've got a permanent campsite out near Sundre and have stopped in under the bridge at Cochrane a few times and have caught a few small Whites and Bows in the area. :headbang:
  9. Well its great for curved bodies but for round heads you have to work the blade around the head to get it round. I would trim with curved scissors as good as I can and then just work the blade around the head to clean it up and make it smooth. Either way it definitely makes it easier to hold the blade itself while working at it. Would you know if they make these things in a range of curves? Im not sure as this was the only one the flyshop had. :headbang:
  10. Me to, the last flood was brutal, mind you it was caused by a month of rain. I cant remember having a winter here like this before, we have been under at least 1' of snow since December 7.......and its been cold. :headbang:
  11. How many posts until Im out of the baitfisherman catergory lolololol!!!!! :headbang:
  12. I have found this little beauty to be quite the tool. Its a curved blade holder and really speeds up the process and the bend in the blade is always consistent. Just be careful putting the blade in, the first time I did I ended up with a fairly decent cut. I also find that the Wilkinson Swords are the best blades. :headbang:
  13. Hey all, I ve been tying for about 4-5 years and flyfish as much as possible. I live across the street from the Bow River and fish it quite a bit. Here is a cool pic of a nice Red Deer River Brown that we caught on a float this past summer. :headbang:
  14. I give alot to people to try out whether I know you or not Im always giving people my flies to try. I also belong to a club called the Hook & Hackle Club of Calgary and we donate alot of flies to Casting For Life, Casting Forr Recovery and numerous auctions and good causes.
  15. When I first started I would find a pattern that I new would catch fish and then I would tie 12 of them. Everytime you tie it again you will figure something out about what you have done and by the time you have tied a dozen of them, you will know exactly what you need to do to get it how you want it. Flies are like the golf swing, everybody does it differantly. Im not sure what kind of flies you use were you live but I started tying a size 12 Gold Ribbed Hares Ears with and without a beadhead. This is a good fly to get your body proportions correct and is a fairly easy and highly effective tie. Have fun out there and keep tying it just enhances the fishing experience when you are using your own flies to catch fish. I have not used a store bought fly in over 2 years (with the exeption of a few small dries) and I love it. :headbang:
  • Create New...