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  1. Here is a pretty simple intruder pattern that doesn't take 45mins of brushing loops or any real complicated steps Easy to swap colors and size for various species Single station, but still a good profile and lots of movement Shank - 35mm Partridge Waddington Shank Hook - Partridge z4 intruder hook Rear - Pink Ice dub Body - Opal Mylar Tinsel Shoulder - Arctic fox Wing - Ostrich/ Flash/ marabou
  2. good idea, i'm just used to tying in normal orientation, didn't think to rotate Do you find that its easier to tie parachutes with the vise rotated?
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    Jvise

    Here is the review from Hatches from a few years back This is the standard build http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatches/2011/10/12/the-j-vise/
  4. Do you tie off the hackle on the post? what about for your whip fishing? on the post as well? Here is a video a did on a parachute BWO I tied the hackle off on the post, but whip finished at the hook eye
  5. Micro Intruder is an oxymoron tying style like the big and bold steelhead intruders, but just sized down to a single station steelhead, trout, bass... i think it would work for all let me know what you think
  6. Here is a Quill Emerger using a Synthetic Quill The video shows the far right pattern, but you can easily take out some materials for the different stages shown
  7. New Article on the Hatches site with a full walk through of framing flies and building a custom frame check it out http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatches/2017/01/29/how-to-frame-flies-in-a-shadow-box/
  8. What is a Waddington Shank? I get that question a lot, and in this video you can have a closer look... Waddington Shanks have been around since the early 1950s but have really increased in popularity the past few years with the rise of Intruder style flies and large streamers. One of the fundamental features of an Intruder fly is the ability to have a large profile fly with a small hook. The small hook allows for less leverage to pull the hook while fighting fish.
  9. Here is my variation on the intruder. True to the original pattern, it is a 2 station fly. But my material choice and the waddigton shank platform are a bit different. This one was tied for winter steelhead... but you can easily change color combo and size to meet your needs
  10. thanks for the feedback - I need to look into an ultrasonic cleaner - I'll admit i was a bit "gentle" on this one.... most of my experience is with leaded Hardy reels, which are not as forgiving as the enamel reel in the video..
  11. Here is a video I did of the process for cleaning and servicing a vintage fly reel I can be kind of intimidating to break down and clean reels, especially older ones that don't have instructions. Let me know what you think on the process
  12. This fly has been my solid go-to for the past few years on the Great Lakes
  13. Steelhead or trout this might be the easiest fly to tie... 1 material check it out
  14. aaaaannnnd back to reality Here is some info on the Fugly packer http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatches/2012/08/22/sf-fugly-packer-by-super-fly/
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