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  1. I ordered it when this thread was started. Still no word on when it's coming. I got a confirmation email. They took my money. Anybody else heard anything?
  2. Thanks for the input so far everyone. ^this is the one I've tied so far. Had to sub dark red for the rubber legs though.
  3. Anybody have a favorite small simple stonefly nymph pattern? I've read they're good on the Erie tribs for steelhead. I'm going to have to order a few materials to tie the patterns I've seen. Wanted to ask around here to see what works for you guys before I order materials.
  4. Yup. Walk around the lake. Look for fish if the water is shallow. Look for plumes of mud coming to the surface if it's a bit deeper. 90% of it for me has just been looking watching waiting. So rewarding when you hook one though.
  5. Thanks guys. Felt good getting out. Didn't see another person all day.
  6. Got out for a few hours with the family. More hiking and exploring than fishing. But fun was had by all. Only fish landed was on a small clown shoe caddis variation.
  7. I've tied em from 6 down to 18. The big ones I tied on glo bug hooks sink quite quickly, as they're still very sparse.
  8. When I'm streamer fishing, I'll often put a small swivel at the end of the butt section of my leader. Makes an easy spot to change tippet, and prevents twist.
  9. When I went through this decision I narrowed it down to the peak rotary or the wolff atlas. I got the peak rotary with material clip and D-arm. Mostly because I found it on sale. I've been very happy with it.
  10. I tie in hen by the tip and do not strip one side, personally.
  11. Buck tail tied in as an under wing helps with fouling.
  12. Hello from hempfield twp, sw PA. You fishing the yough for your smallies? I've got a set of those harbor freight foam cutters myself. They're great.
  13. http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?/topic/86861-diy-shanks/&tab=comments#comment-719428
  14. fishinguy


    I've got one as well and love it. I purchased mine with the material clip and D-arm also. I like both accessories very much. While some day I would love to own a j- vise, it would be a purely frivolous purchase.
  15. Finally got some tails on somewhat straight using a heated bodkin to melt a groove in it. Nothing fancy.
  16. agreed. Is there an easy way to get them to lay straight when tied in as a tail?
  17. I use steel clip like silkhdh showed. Works good for me.
  18. Looking great. Don't forget to do some in obnoxious colors too. I had one I made similar to yours with loads of silver flashabou-like dubbing. The large mouth would not leave it alone. Nothing like the others artists are posting, but this is my confidence fly. I fish it like a streamer more often than not. Trout and panfish love it. 2 rubber legs, peacock herl and hen hackle
  19. Hot spots help me keep an eye on the fly at a distance. More for me than the fish. Fish might like em too. I have no idea
  20. I love fishing carp on the fly. Walk The shore line until you find a fish within casting distance feeding. Look for a mud cloud with a tail sticking out. Get positioned ahead of where it looks like it's going so you're line doesn't end up across it's back. Cast 3 to 5 feet in front of it and wait. When you think the fish is about a foot away from the fly, give it one short strip to just move the fly a few inches at most. If you see for get sucked up, great. But more often than not your just reading the fish's body language to know when to set the hook. It's both still and slow moving and super exciting at the same time. If your in a shake lake a 5wt is fine. If you're in moving water the flies will be heavier and the fish will fight harder, so go with a 7wt.
  21. try tying them on a 2x or 3x heavy wire hook. Or fewer turns of hackle.
  22. Just make sure the roll top part is big enough that your vise fits. And don't be in too big of a rush or you'll risk paying too much. I looked and looked for a few months and ended up finding one in great condition for $40 I think. Most were listed around $200.
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