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fshng2

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  1. Nice find. 200 boxes I would have been like a kid in a candy store!
  2. Fly Fishing Russia Try wobbler-flies: they consist on marabou tail, foam back, and plastic "blade". Very efficient for any predators. Do these swim on top of the water? Where do you get the plastic lip?
  3. Great looking pattern, and some nice fish to go with it.
  4. Who would have thought, fingernails. I guess flytiers are getting back at the hackle hair extension crowd...ha. Nice job, what do they look like when fished?
  5. If their is room I'm in. Will post what to tie later.
  6. Gotta get me one of those knives..... Too funny. Tip for you, DuPont Landscape Fabric from Lowes can be used like your Stabilizer Cloth. The color is dark grey and has voids intended to let water pass thru as well as adhesive for an excellent bond. Apply 3M 77 Spray Adhesive or Contact Cement to the fabric then to the whole feather. When both materials are tacky, put them together and allow to dry. This process works well for realistic and strong wings, wing cases, and plates. The finished material seems like you are using a fabric instead of a feather.
  7. Buggers look as good as any I've seen. If you are targeting trout you may also want to tie some with shorter tails. Sometimes trout will only nip at the tail, this way you have all bases covered. Real Nice Work!
  8. Thanks for sharing the Stabilizer cloth. I'll be getting some to try. Does it look clear when epoxy is put over top and cured? Does it also take markers well?
  9. Thanks for sharing the Stabilizer cloth. I'll be getting some to try. Does it look clear when epoxy is put over top and cured? Does it also take markers well?
  10. Thanks Tim for the tips. Looked up your squid...pretty cool. I am always on the look out for stuff to use in flytying as well, sort of like MacGyver.
  11. Great looking pattern..really killer. It looks like you use biots for the legs. What material do you use for the plates?
  12. Ray, here ya go. Use round nosed pliers to get wire to the proper round shape. Wire can also be shaped around a small finish nail held in a vise. Check on line tutorial for "How to make an in line Spinner bait" Parts can be found at Lurepartsonline except where noted otherwise (they have blade charts and tutorials) 1. Looped wire shafts 4" - .026 2. Easy Spin Clevis Nickel #1 small spinner #2 larger spinner #2 probably ok for both. 3. Regal Finish Colorado Blade (concave side out) Size 0 for small spinner Size 4 for large spinner 4. Hollow Metal Beads Gold (003) (AC Moore has too) Size 01 (1/8") Size 03 (3/16") 5. Oval or Spaghetti Beads 1/4" long Gold & Pearl (AC Moore) 6. Gold Seed Beads for small spinner (AC Moore) 7. Hooks I used #12 2x streamer and #6 2x Colorado style blade give spinners lift to ride high in the water column. Small ones weigh in at 1/32 oz, while larger ones are 1/12 oz.
  13. Thanks Harold, this is my own design which you are welcome to copy. I bought the wire with one end pre-made,tied the flies, and assembled the beads and spinner components. I will get a list of spinner components together for you. We're you interested in both sizes?
  14. vicrider (with the i's...ha!) de sum nice flies You tie. So long as you don't use them on fly-only streams you're legal. Otherwise, their just jealous.
  15. flytire,something like these? Freshly tied for a friend. They swim very close to the surface because they weigh very little and use a Colorado style blade to give them lift. Smaller ones weigh in at 1/32 oz, while larger ones are 1/12 oz. I raided my wifes' craft stash for beads she found at AC-Moore.
  16. Good way to break in that new spinner, nice patterns Dave.
  17. Yea...they were probably Texting and didn't notice it. Happens all the time these days.
  18. Soft stainless steel wire on small spools. Three sizes , .003", .006" and .009 UNI Products from Amazon
  19. Nice work, is that imitating a Menhaden? It sure looks like it could.
  20. Thanks for the info on the spinner.How long is the tray that the material goes on?
  21. Been wanting a dubbing brush spinner, any suggestions on what to get?
  22. Capt have you ever used Mustad's Duratin finish that is meant for saltwater (340SS-DT and 3407-DT)? A more frugal, stronger and sharper alternative to Stainless.
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