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  1. <deleted content> 99% of materials end up unused in tupper ware containers or wooden drawers. lol. This thread is funny
  2. Yea I tend to have way more white/lighter baitfish patterns- but I needed something for those low light days for higher contrast. We shall see- would love to see some of your flies
  3. Here is a good baby tarpon fly- Drew Chicone's Snake Fly variant that he calls "The Devil's Daughter". Pattern was found in his great resource book, "Feather Brain". Daiichi 2546 Size 1/0 Tail- Ostrich Herl and Peacock Body- Marabou Plumes Head- Deer Body Hair Mixed with Peacock Herl. In the water, the peacock "glows" an orange color.
  4. Here is one of my staple patterns in my euro boxes- the Peacock Cased Caddis Jig- Dead simple- sizes 14, 16, and 18 2 strands peacock herl, small olive ultra wire counter wrapped 8 times, your favorite caddis green dubbing. I usually bigger cased caddis imitations in early spring, but year round I find tons of these things in smaller sizes, especially 14-18. You can vary the dubbing color to a cream or brown- both are good to have.
  5. You got the one on the right! Plus some extras.
  6. Not a fan of their hooks- I've heard of so many tempering issues in the past- and I've had several bend out on 12-14" stockies in the past (3-4 years ago). Haven't touched them since. Hanak and Fasna have definitely been my preferred choice lately.
  7. 2 Imposters in a natural sucker/ Red Horse Sucker theme. 6/0 Ahrex PR320 Predator Stinger Hooks. -big fly fiber, sf fiber, squimpish fibers, hedron flashabou blends, strung fuzzy fiber head (on right), Just Add H20 2" Minnow Head Brush (left fly).
  8. You can make money selling fly tying materials as long as you are using a process to make them unique or to find materials and re-market them. There is no money at the end of the day in just reselling from distributors like Wapsi and Hareline because the amount of money required for inventory, and the budget for marketing is insane. But you can develop a small line of materials- dubbings, custom dyed feathers or bucktails, etc and do pretty well. I've been tying and selling flies as a living full time since 2017. In that time I lost a lot of money compared to even a pretty low level job. It pays the bills at times, but it's not sustainable.
  9. Loving this style of patterns- my personal terrestrial box is way out of date- and needing some of these. Ps- what camera and lens are you using- photos look great
  10. Thanks- tried deleting the photos from March- it won't let me lol. But lots of production this month so far.
  11. Orders this month- Lot of Flugenzombies, Flugenzombie Minis, Gravity Rainbows, Double Barrel Poppers, Prime Shrimp, various pike flies, etc.
  12. Finished Order of Gravity's Rainbows and Flugenzombies, the new Flugenzombie Rainbow color variant, and a high and tight Bucktail Deceiver in a EP Peanut Butter color.
  13. Here is a Hover 2.0 It's really cool because there is a Flymen Double Popper in the front as like an extreme intruder bump but what it does is keep the fly from nose diving head first on the pause. Really cool suspending effect in the water. Definitely will have a few more of these in my pike boxes for Spring. -XXL Pacchiarini Dragon Tail -4/0 Partridge Universal Predator X Size 2 Ahrex Predator Trailer Hook 60# titanium wire connection Hollow Bucktail Tail Yellow Chartreuse Flashabou Blend- Magnum Flash Blend (Straight Gold x 4, Opal x 4, Green x 4, Silver x 2) cut in half and tapered 60/40 Standard Flashabou Blend- Silver, Opal, Glow in the Dark Green Body- Chocklett Filler Dub with Chartreuse Polar Chenille Head- Medium Flymen Head Hollow Bucktail- Yellow Chartreuse Hollow Tied Squimpish (very sparse for flash/taper) Head- 3" EP Chromatic Brush Black Eyes- Fly Tyer's Dungeon Glued with 5 min epoxy Coated with Solarez Flex Resin
  14. Flies off the vise for orders this week.
  15. Definitely not to just cut wing cases- I know a lot of pike guys who use them to cut custom ultra suede tail shapes- stuff like cohen's tails, kiley's stuff, paccharini, etc. All can be cut on those machines. I think Pat uses a laser cutting machine, but it's a pretty thin materials. Off the top- I would cut foam strips, ultra suede tails, raffia, stencil patterns, -
  16. @FliesbyNight Very nice bench- I'll having a custom desk made next year (I tried a small roll top, but, it's too restrictive for me) and having that garbage feature is really smart. I've been thinking of just making it circular hole so I can hook up a shop vac directly to it.
  17. I would definitely tie up some 239 Flies Megalolipops (tan/pink, chartruese/olive) and some Backwater Fly FC Pinfish.
  18. hahaha, yea kind of. I'll work on more pics today just to share a few things that might help others. But, all of that started with humble beginnings. This was my first tying bench and my favorite. Sometime in 2016
  19. Here is a photo from two years ago that covers 1/3rd or so of my workshop. Somehow, it has still grown over those two years. Organization is paramount with a beast like this. There have been a few funny moments along the way- losing ALL of my hare's masks for a year, only to find them when looking for my ostrich herl. Immediately to the right is metal slat wall, and to the right of that a pegboard and on the door is all of my flash- I'll grab a photo. To the left of this frame is a giant warehouse shelf that holds bigger tools (foot pedal dubbing brush machine, drying wheels, dubbing blenders, airbrush and compressor, plus excess/bulk materials, an acrylic thread dispenser, an acrylic fly bin, packing materials, etc. To the left of that is 3 more wood slatwalls and a fly tying bookshelf. I'll post more photos when the light is decent
  20. A Ported Popper and a Pike Slider. Check out my latest ties on Instagram @primeflycompany
  21. Nope- I don't do any of this lol. Place hook in vise, tie fly, whip finish- REPEAT.
  22. Really like this and your rainbow warrior twist. Nice ties. This in black, olive, or mottled of both kindve ed shenk sculpin esque) would be a killer sculpin imitation
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