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Sir Snagalot

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About Sir Snagalot

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    Bait Fisherman

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  • Favorite Species
    Bass, Walleye, Pike, Trout, Pan Fish
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    Hamburg, NY
  1. Black is classic but Olive with a bit o’ Gold works for anything in the water. I tied a few with a fork tail that are killer.
  2. I hope I can get to that point some day! I build my own rods so I have a ton of random small spools of thread around that I use for tying flies as well. I think the main issue is, the thread that I use for rod building is not waxed, whereas Ultra 140 is. Do you think that's why I have to use my fingers to help the deer hair to roll around the hook?
  3. I just started tying flies this year and had the satisfaction over the weekend of landing the first fish on one of my own flies. What a feeling! Now I'm hooked! She's not a monster but, hey, sometimes you just fish for the hit right? ...and my first bass hahaha I'll be working on size soon too haha Here's the culprit, a black headed soft hackle nymph which I promptly lost in a tree. Thanks to everyone who contributes to this site for all of your great ideas and step by step instructions. You make if fun for us beginners to dive right in on this awesome hobby.
  4. Hahaha no special thread, just my super human strength! At one point you need to spin the mid section of deer hair and push it back to the bump you’ve made in order to “seat” the legs at the end of the shank. I gave it a little too much oomph haha I’ve never seen a hook break either so you can imagine my frustration. Apparently, fly tying is a pretty dangerous hobby!
  5. Welp, a couple beers, a few broken hooks and multiple hours later, this is what you get... I found the trick is to bend the pins in the legs after you varnish them. Everything seems to hold together better then. All she needs is eyes and a little color and shes ready to get wet. ...and this is what happens when you push too hard on the thread lump to set the legs...
  6. Real sharp looking fly! That would kill em out by me.
  7. Egg sucking leech with a little spark. Black marabou, peacock herl and tinsel. Egg is made from Bullard Brites BB-08.
  8. Egg sucking leech with a little spark. Black marabou, peacock herl and tinsel. Egg is made from Bullard Brites BB-08.
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