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  1. I prefer a smallish (4-1/4”) serrated scissor for 90% of my tying. Check out the attached link for an extensive article about fly tying scissors. https://globalflyfisher.com/reviews-tie-better-tying-tools/scissors-for-fly-tying
  2. Brilliant Mark. Where do you buy the eyes, and do they come smaller say 7 or 8 mm? Update: Didn’t realize this was an older post. looks like disc beads are available as a jewelry item at craft stores in many sizes and materials.
  3. I have cleaned many type tails and furs, that said it is important to remove the the fat and grease by hand. Any remaining fat and grease will cause the tail to smell in time. Dawn Dish Detergent Is by far the best for cleaning & cutting grease. If you can find it Dawn Oxi Is even better. Not only does it clean & cut grease, it also removes stains and leaves material with a fresh smell (sounds like a commercial right). For really dirty or stained material I will soak overnite in the detergent As a last step using a hair conditioner will make the fibers more manageable and stacking much easier. As CPHubert says borax will take care of bugs/eggs. I cover my material with borax instead of salt, then allow to dry and shake off after thoroughly dry. Borax= 20 Mule Team from Wallmart. Material cleaned with Hair shampoo will have a fragrance and will not hurt your material. In my opinion the fragrance is not strong enough to offend the fish. However Dawn is better for reasons stated.
  4. Nice work Norm. That looks like a trout 🧲.
  5. Photo is of the Hemingway realistic wings from the Frosty Fly site. They have really good info on wings (also many fly patterns) but their inventory is low. I noticed other shops such as fly fish food.com have better inventories. https://frostyfly.com/videos-dry-flies https://frostyfly.com/shop/category/fly-tying-materials/realistic-wings/ https://store.flyfishfood.com/Hemingway-Realistic-Mayfly-Wings-p/hmg-rw.htm
  6. Denduke Inspired. Hook: #6 FH 830
  7. Really nice fish catching flies Denduke. This is one from hair collected after brushing our fur covered friend Sadie. Hook: #8 Herters 423R 3x long Thread: Veevus GSP 50 Shank: SHHN/Silver Holo Tinsel Under-Wing: Chinchilla Feather/Strung Fuzzy Fiber/Silver Tinsel Over-wing & Head: Sadie brushed tail/white areas on legs
  8. Ha Ha.... looks like the fish is saying “Oh No! “
  9. Sandan nice tying. Curious as to what your new toy is...hmm must be JC. What are you using to tie the streamer body?
  10. I did not take photo but wanted to share.
  11. Nice work Denduke.
  12. Very nice hopper Chugbug, and thanks for using & posting Aileen's Flexible Stretchable. I have used Aileen’s Fabric Fusion but didn’t know about the Flexible Stretchable.
  13. As handy as your are Mark you could probably make your own wing burner from scrap metal you have lying around.
  14. Nice ones Bimini,Mark & Scott. Scott I like the use of a single feather for the wing. Mark are you using a wing burner for the wings?
  15. Nice fish Chasing Tails, looks like your fly got er done.
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