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  1. Looks to be more of a local Puff Daddy.
  2. These are the only two components besides the thread. Goose Biot and I guess considered a hackle. thanks Since Im new to dry flys I just wanting to find a tutorial to tie it. thanks
  3. Just curious if someone can tell me the name of this fly. Im looking for a video to learn to tie it. thanks
  4. Was thinking about learning to tie Copper John. Was thinking about #16 hook. What would be a 2 good sizes to tie. Thanks
  5. Watched one video of in the riffle Acthallly watched it 3 times. Maybe my favorite. Thanks for posting.
  6. I may have a new favorite Davie Mcphail. Pretty bad when you wake up at 2 am to watch a fly tying video.
  7. Anyone have a link to a comparison size chart between ultra and uni-thread. Thanks
  8. Good luck. I use to sell smallmouth bass flys that was only found in this area. The biggest mistake I made was selling to cheap especially to my friends. I also started off of forums and created my own website. Sold them all over the US just should have priced them more. One guy even liked 1 lb in setting a lake record in Califorina on one of my smallmouth flys. If you have a product that will catch fish people will buy. Get you some good contacts and a good market plan. I will always remember a sign in this store I saw. We sell products that catch fish not fisherman.
  9. Thanks thats exactly what i did very easy process. Looks much better.
  10. Decided to give it a try. My first attempt. Im thinking I may need to trim the tail and perhaps some of the hackle. thanks.
  11. Mine are tightline video, Tim Cammisa and Hans Weilenmann.
  12. I just ordered 4 books from half.com was looking for good books and good deals all 4 cost me $24.22 1. The art of fly tying (dont give the auther) over 200 patterns 1994 Hardcover. 2. Tying Trout Flies : 12 of the Best by Deke Meyer (1993, Paperback) 3. The Complete Book of Fly Tying by Eric Leiser 1977 paperback 4. Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple : An Easy to Folllow All-Colour Guide by Skip Morris
  13. Thanks caught 8 more today on the same fly. 7 rainbows and 1 nice brown. I checked it at the end of the day and the wire started coming loose. So I landed 10 total and lost only 2. Not too bad. I guess they dont last forever. I love fishing the SOHO.
  14. Me catching a small rainbow.
  15. Thanks everyone. Preach i may be hollering at you fixing to start tying wooly buggers.
  16. TFO makes a couple around 7.5 a 2 piece for around $120 and a 4 piece around $150. I looked at them yesterday seems to be well made.
  17. Thanks everyone probably go for a 7 or a 7.5 graphite 3 or 4 wt.
  18. Finally caught a fish with my flies this afternoon. Actually caught 2.
  19. I just started fly fishing a few weeks ago and fish mainly the SOHO river. One of my fishing buddies also started fly fishing the rivers with me. However he has a lot of small streams near him and we have been thinking about fishing them with the fly rods. He has spent 1,000s of hrs spin fishing them. I grew up stream fishing with spinning tackle. So im excited to branch out a little. My river rod is a 9 ft 5 wt so originally I thought getting a 7 1/2 foot 3 wt. Today I went to a fly fishing show with several local fly shops and speakers. I spoke to one of the top guides in the area about a rod and he suggested that the 7 1/2 4 wt would be better a 3 wt. Also said that a glass rod may be worth looking into. I spoke to another fly shop (looking at the TFO sig series 7 1/2 3 wt and he advised if I went that route to use 4 wt line) said roll casting would be easier. Dont want to spend a fortune was thinking about a CGT cabelas glass rod but have read mixed reviews. Found cabellas have the redington CT trout series on sale. Was thinking also about one of the $100 cabela combos since I may not got that often. So I guess I'm just puzzled on exactly what to get right now I'm thinking 7 or 7 1/2 4 wt. thanks for advice. Sorry for the long post
  20. Still trying to improve my midge tying. #20 Daiichi 70 black thread copper xs black wire copper 1/16 bead
  21. Just started tying yesterday.
  22. Thanks tied a dozen tonight olive with gold bead and olive with black bead. Purple thread and silver wire tomorrow.
  23. Hope it goes through.
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