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FlyFishin Fool

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    Been tying a lot more lately. Wife left in August and I moved the fly tying shop into the living room. For those who haven't checked out FlyFishFood.com , please do. It is a great site and has brought my fly tying to the next level. I'm no expert but my techniques have gotten better, still need more work. post-44540-0-77957500-1416786262_thumb.jpg



    Ice Wing Caddis pattern that I learned from Curtis at FlyFishFood


    MUST TIE MORE!!! Ditched the wife and now to spend what money she left me with on fly tying stuff.

  2. It's been a rough couple of days up here on Bear Island Lake in Ely, MN for my flyrod. I've primarily been using my bait caster to get smallmouth and pike. But I had the FlyGods shine down on me yesterday and caught a Smallie and ?shad? on my flyrod. Smallie was one a "musky" clouser size 6 I tied and the shad was one a yellow humpy size 14. My 13 year old cousin caught the 16lb 40" pike. He was over joyed.






  3. For anyone who reads John Gierach, you know he holds a special place in his heart for the St. Vrain. Well, over the last year I have been fishing a little stream in the foothills of the Rockies and it is full of what I would call high mountain native Brookies. I have been listening to The Orvis podcast and they have given me lots of tips for fishing small streams. It's my St. Vrain and it's a joy to fish.







  4. went up to Chalk Creek south of Buena Vista, CO last weekend. Did a bunch of research before I went and caught a bunch of brook trout on a yellow humpy size 18. It was the hot ticket for the weekend. Three days of camping and fishing was amazing.






  5. Byron, it all started for me when I I was making knives. Grinding them out from flat plates of steel. Knives need sheaths so I bought a cheap square of leather and started. Then I realized I liked Lester more than metal. And dropped the knives and researched leather. I wish I had a picture of y first sheath. You'd laugh. But I started going to Tandy leather and literally just started off with a big slab of leather and bought a few tools. Do more research on the computer about what tools to use so you don't end up like me with a few that I never use. I thought they'd help but never use them. Once you got everything just start making. I don't like the kit quality at Tandy but it probably could help out a beginner. I just drew stuff up and started cutting, punching, and sewing. It is a relaxing addiction now. I started out small with wallets, book covers, phone cases. But now I have made two purses, a large round duffle bg for myself, and looking to go more advanced everyday.

  6. I put eyelets in te bottom to help drain any water that gets in it and I have made some other things out of leather that I wear on my person everyday to work (I am a union carpenter) and they get soaking wet with sweat everyday and they have held up nice. If it ever comes to it, I can remold something if need be. I will take it off if I am deep wading which with me doesn't happen that much. I stick to the shallows mainly. Thanks guys.

  7. my wife is out of town so i have been able to sit and tie without being called for chores every 5 minutes. I have gotten a lot tied this month.


    I experimented with some dubbing and also tried out extended bodies. My first was way to thick as you all can see. Then it was trying some size 16 dries out.


    Hope you all like them.










  8. Here is my DynaKing KingFisher that I modified to be a "flat rotary" vise. I like it because I roll hurl, and marabou and more on my flies alot and it helps to be able to just hold the feather and rotate the fly and wind it up.

    And I took a foot pad off the bottom of my guitar footswitch and it fit perfectly. Dropped a little magnet on the base to hold hooks and beads. Thanks.


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