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BrookTroutAngler

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  1. That is a big time over reaction. Talk to someone if these feelings are serious. I hope you are messing with us, but if you are serious this is disturbing and you need professional help.
  2. And also this one: http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=64549&&page=6 Respect is earned. In the end it is just an internet forum. Take things with a grain of salt.
  3. That sure makes a size 16 hook look big. If you took curtis' size 32 and posted it next to the 16 it would look like you had tied a clink on a big slamonfly hook, lol. Those are nice ties, I know how hard small dries are.
  4. I know what you mean. I hope this does serve as a lesson about what not to do.
  5. I was 16 when I joined this forum two months ago and I just turned 17 myself, but I see no reason and have no desire to post pictures of flies that are not my own.
  6. I just came across this old post and realized something was wrong- I'd seen some of these flies before. This forces me to ask: is a single picture that you have posted of a fly that "you" tied actually yours? The thing is, there is no point in posting pictures of someone else's fly and then asking how to improve. Since you didn't tie it, the resulting tips are almost worthless as they don't apply to you.You've done this in multiple posts, and it betrays the trust of members of this forum in addition to not being worth the time it took you to find the photos or post them. This is the origin of the third picture: http://swittersb.wordpress.com/2008/11/02/wet-fly-woven-bodies-for-nymphs-and-wets/ and the fourth: http://www.bigyflyco.com/pmdwetfly-detail.htm In almost all of your fly pictures the vise holding the fly or the mechanism holding it is different. It's not hard to tell when pictures posted don't match up. Some of the flies you have posted in the past may be yours, and this forum is a great resource to learn and grow. I just don't like seeing things like this.
  7. Last time I checked you can't purchase rio tapered leaders and fly tying hooks at Michaels........
  8. A personal favorite of mine, it's easy and fun to tie: the Royal Wulff http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l492/wildernessguycwr/P1010169.jpg
  9. ALMOST successful? That thing looks great. Jam, I really like the look of that fly as well. The gold hook just adds an extra bit of class. Is that embossed tinsel?
  10. I sent out my flies yesterday with first class mail. I hope they arrive by the first, sorry for the delay, had to deal with a bunch of stuff.
  11. Duck feathers are great. I just shot the last duck of the season for me, a green winged teal, that has some awesome flank feathers. REALLY nicely mottled. Wish there were wood duck around here, but I'll see if I can't dye some of those feathers lemon and use them on catskill dries. Or use them as is. Their tips might not be the same, but they do seem to tie well.
  12. What type of thread matterial would be the best for dry flies Whatever they have. I use UTC 70 or Uni 8/0 for most of my tying and they are fairly fine threads. Aything that is not too rope like should work.
  13. You hold a friend's pet chicken and can't help but notice that the neck feathers would make perfect soft hackles. You stroke those feathers, the chicken squawks akwardly, and then you figure you better give the chicken back real quick before you get any other ideas.........true story
  14. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is what you are referring to. From the USGS web site: The Act covers the great majority (83%) of all native birds found in the U.S. Many of the species not covered by the Act are covered by the Endangered Species Act , other Federal laws, or state laws, many of which are as stringent as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act . In the lower 48 states, all species except the house sparrow, feral pigeon, common starling, and non-migratory game birds like pheasants, gray partridge, and sage grouse, are protected.
  15. i fish under the Davis damn in mainly in Bullhead city Not much to worry about in terms of bugs there. I think they stock it with ttrout and there are some holdovers. Try streamers for striped bass, if you are where I think you are talking about. This post seems kinda stange.
  16. OK. I am assuming that you are referring to Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River. If so, there are very few hatches there that bring the fish up this time of year, if any. Midges may or may not hatch. You'll find midges of black, olive, and cream at Lee's Ferry. There are some small annelids and plenty of scuds. So fish zebra midges under an inicator. SJWs, scuds, and glo-bugs also will work depending on the time of year. During the summer fish will take midges on the top and during July the cicadas cause fish to key in on them. So you come all the way to Arizona from Pennsylvania every six weeks just to fish the Colorado?
  17. Besides the traditional and SLIGHTLY cliched, yet very effective, pheasant tail and hare's ear, I love Lightning Bugs in gold and silver.
  18. You can also strip the quills which you would normally not use and then use the resulting material for bodies on wets and dries.
  19. Are you located in Arizona? From you profile I thought you were in Pennsylvania. I live in Arizona myself. We do have a good number of bugs. Depending on the elevation, you will encounter any numerous hatches. Most high streams have very few hatches during the winter. On the Salt River you can see hatches of Tricos as early as late January, BWOs come off the water constantly at this low elevation. Just the other day I was in a swarm of BWO spinners on the lower salt. Few fish key in on them. Small-ish black stoneflies hatch in a few creeks during late winter and early spring. Most notably Tonto Creek and Workman Creek experience these hatches. Blue Wing Olives will come off the water sometimes during the winter. If you mean nymphs, that is a whole different story. BWOs, PMDs, even certain species of small drakes exist depending on the stream.
  20. I've looked at a couple of things u-tyer posted and he is really good. I do have and use a matarelli bobbin with a metal tube and its great. I just mean the cheaper metal bobbins are often hard to deal with. A bobbin makes life a lot easier. I have seen some fantastic guys tie that don't use most tools we take for granted- hackle pliars, bobbins, hair stackers- they do everything by hand and do it well. But that takes practice, as does everything in fly tying.
  21. Very true. At least 1 out of 100 fish die after being released, even when the hook is caught on the lip. And that is under ideal conditions. Add prolonged fight, water temperature and quality, other environmental stress factors etc.... and that number goes up rather quickly. However innocent of intent, it happens.
  22. No need to be sorry, but you don't have a bobbin? That is one item which really is necessary for fly tying. If you check ebay, you can probably get a ceramic bobbin for around $10. Don't get a cheap metal tube bobbin, a lot of them have flaws which cut and nick tying thread, and that will drive you crazy.
  23. Those are definitely good for someone starting out. I tied a lot of midges for my trip to the San Juan earlier this year, size 18-24. Less is more with midge patterns. Your thorax area is too large in comparison with the rest of the fly. Though I suspect someone has already touched on that. Make certain not to build up too much thread on the head or body of the midges, as the little guys we are imitating are extremely skinny.
  24. Thanx for that link Glad someone appreciated it. I have used allen beads and hooks, and they are killer for the price.
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