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Weedless Frog Flies
Morrowboarder posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchAny recommendations for tying a weedless frog? I've tested over 20 variations with no luck keeping the hook upright so it doesn't drag and catch on moss. It's always 50/50 for me. Maybe there's a trick to casting it?
Morrowboarder posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchI bought a cautery pen for about $14 because I wanted to be able to create sockets in my mouse flies and bass bugs. If you don't allow the pen to get fully heated, it works great! Just have to use it outdoors to get away from the smell. The first day I got it I used it in the bathroom and the Mrs. wasnt too pleased.
Old Bass Bugs, some 60 yrs old. (Pic Heavy)
Kirk Dietrich posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchSome of these bugs are 60 yrs old. Enjoy ye ole bug makers... Kirk This is an overview pic of the bug my friend Ted Cabali lent me from his collection to photograph. Bill Gallasch’s Skipping Bug tied by Bill, named by Joe Brooks. Bill was Joe Brooks personal tier. According to Lefty Kreh, Joe didn’t do much fly tying. Bill originally made these from Cedar but then began making them from balsa; he drilled a hole near the bottom and inserted/glued the hook with bucktail and chenille into the hole. When Orvis was selling them, Bill was tying them for Orvis, so, if you bought any of these from Orvis way back, you have a Skipping Bug tied by the originator. The Pac Man bug tied by local New Orleanean Ronnie Leonard, who is now deceased. Fayard Crippled Minnow. Christy bug tied and sold by and in New Orleans. Pecks poppers, the large one was tied by Accardo’s company after he bought out Pecks. The smaller one was by Pecks. The label says it. More Pecks poppers tied by Pecks. Bottom - Dragon Fly, Center- Cricket, Top – Grasshopper. Peck’s Parker Feather Minnow tied by Pecks. This pattern was given to Peckinpaugh by a cotton broker in New Orleans named Parker.