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  1. "So let it be written, so let it be done." Yul Brynner Kimo ...WOW...looks very translucent...I can definitely see this working for the trout in my area...very, very nice... ...Paul from Alberta...
  2. paulf

    Turtle

    Thanks Sergio...you are a very talented tyer as well...your patterns you post are truly magnificent...keep tying and keep sharing...
  3. paulf

    Turtle

    Thanks Mike...Graham is a very talented individual, I have learned quite a bit from him in several fly swaps and corresponding on a couple of message boards...
  4. paulf

    Turtle

    Thanks sgflyfish...fun to tie...
  5. ...a great looking fly...I'm sure if you snapped your fingers, it would just crawl off the hook and fly away...great job...
  6. paulf

    Turtle

    Here is my version of a realistic turtle pattern...the idea came from Graham Owen, a fantastic tyer and a great inspiration for us all...hope you like it
  7. ...all great information...the one method I use is use a short leader 6' - 8' or so, tie on a length of 20 lb mono, about 6' and then I tie on a snap swivel, makes changing of flies much easier and saves on leader materials. I find that there is no need for finesse casting, the uglier and louder the splashes, the more action there is. At least, that is what works for me...
  8. Could you do a SBS, those look killer! ...basically tied the same way as a woolly bugger... Trailing Hook Hook: Mustad 3407DT Size 2/0 (or similar). Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 - (same color as fly being tied). Tail: Blood quill marabou, crystal flash. Body: Crystal chenille, schlappen feather (webbier the better). (optional hackle feather tied in on top and pointed towards the tail) Legs: Rubber hackle. Head: Tying thread. Front Hook Hook: Mustad 34007 size 2/0 (or similar). Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 - (same color as fly being tied). Joint: 20 lb nylon coated steel leader wire, three beads (large enough to pass leader wire through twice). Tail: Blood quill marabou, crystal flash. Body: Crystal chenille, schlappen feather (webbier the better). (optional hackle feather tied in on top and pointed towards the tail) Legs: Rubber hackle. Eyes: Tungsten bar-bell. Head: Tying thread or wrap of crystal chenille. Steps Trailing Hook: 1. Insert 3407DT hook into vise and wrap a base of thread, start at the eye and stop at the bend. 2. Take a clump of marabou, pinch on top of hook and use the pinch wrap technique to keep the material on top of the hook (basically a soft loop caught between the fingers, held and then pulled straight down, keeps the material from twisting). 3. Tie in the crystal flash (about 4 strands) on top of the hook, hold straight up and and wrap over to make sure they don't pull out, grab half and tie on one side of the marabou and the remainder on the other side. 4. Tie in the schlappen feather at the bend of the hook, same place where the marabou was tied in. 5. Tie in the crystal chenille at the same point as the schlappen feather and wrap towards the eye (stay two eye widths from the front) tie off and remove remainder of chenille. 6. Wrap schlappen forward, spacing about 1/4" or so (or to your liking), tie off and remove remainder of feather. 7. Tie in rubber legs (basically take two strands, wrap around your tying thread, hold ends together at the top side of the hook, tie down and maneuver two strands on each side of the hook. 8. This is where you would tie in the optional hackle feather on top of the hook and drape back over the top and point towards the tail. 9. Wrap the front eye area to make the head. Whip finish, cut thread and remove hook from vise. 10. After hook is removed from the vise, cut the hook point off where the material stops (keep about 1/16" of the hook still showing and put a bit of head cement on end to help keep the material from falling /sliding off) Front Hook: 1. Insert 34007 hook into vise and wrap a base of thread, start at the eye and stop at the bend. 2. Take a length of leader wire, 1/2" from the end of the leader wire, bend at a 90 degree bend, place on top of the hook with the bend going through the eye of the hook, tie on top of the hook and take thread back in touching wraps and stop at the bend of the hook. Insert three beads though the wire, take the trailing hook and thread leader wire though the eye then back up through the beads, tie wire on top of hook and wrap in touching wraps to the eye of the hook. At the eye, make a 90 degree bend in the wire and cut so that it is the same length as the first 90, place down through the eye and then bend the wire back along the bottom of the hook and tie in. (hope that this makes sense). 3. Tie in the bar-bell eyes on the top side of the hook (two eye widths back from the front of the eye). Tie in using figure eight wraps. 4. Take a clump of marabou, pinch on top of hook and use the pinch wrap technique to keep the material on top of the hook (basically a soft loop caught between the fingers, held and then pulled straight down, keeps the material from twisting). 5. Tie in the crystal flash (about 4 strands) on top of the hook, hold straight up and and wrap over to make sure they don't pull out, grab half and tie on one side of the marabou and the remainder on the other side. 6. Tie in the schlappen feather at the bend of the hook, same place where the marabou was tied in. 7. Tie in the crystal chenille at the same point as the schlappen feather and wrap towards the eye (stay two eye widths from the front) tie off and remove remainder of chenille. 8. Wrap schlappen forward, spacing about 1/4" or so (or to your liking), tie off and remove remainder of feather. 9. Tie in rubber legs (basically take two strands, wrap around your tying thread, hold ends together at the top side of the hook, tie down and maneuver two strands on each side of the hook. 10. This is where you would tie in the optional hackle feather on top of the hook and drape back over the top and point towards the tail. 11. Wrap the front eye area to make the head. Whip finish, cut thread and remove hook from vise. This is the basic step-by-step, I hope that this all makes sense. Enjoy.
  9. ...yes I am, basically tied on a cheap version hook, then cut the barb portion off and then attached to the front hook via steel leader with the use of glass beads to help from tangling...both the front and rear are tied the same way...glad you like them...the purple and the white are my favorite to use...
  10. ...here are some flies tied up for a fund raiser...
  11. ...very nice...I like it... :headbang:
  12. ...what do you mean...they are not that great...I like them...colors are :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: fantastic...good job...
  13. paulf

    Hypnofish

    ...awesome pattern...a sure killer for walleye...I'll have to tie some up try them out now...thanks for sharing...
  14. ...great looking fly...well done... :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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