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  1. These are some of the first fly's that I have tied. Now I have been having trouble with the feathers so instead of using good ones I went to Hobby Lobby and got some cheap ones. I do know it should be a Olive colored feather but I used what I had. The Wooly Bugger is on a Eagle Claw #2 and is a all purpose live bait hook. Also the Bully is on the same hook. The Vise is the one I bought on Ebay called a Byron, for me I don't know the difference between a good or bad one but so far it works. Don't laugh to hard and I am open to suggestions.
  2. Hey guys, I was recently asked by a friend to replicate the Lexos popup crab by Umpqua tyer Lex Hochner. Let me know what you think!
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  4. I am posting this on fly tyers forum because I feel people who tie their own flies know the best when it comes to fly fishing. I am confused right now with emerger flys nymphs spinners dry flys and spent flys egg laying flys i dont know when or why to use them. I know eggs are laid and turn into nymphs and nymphs emerge into dry flys and then spinners then spent flys but why would you fish a dry fly vs an emerger because its not like every nymph emerges into fly at the exact same time... There will still be nymphs and emerges at the same time as flys that hatched earlier are spent and dying how long do these flys live. When do you fish each type and what triggers fly hatches how do you choose what type of fly to use during its hatch? I am not a newbie just need this cleared up? And like all winter midges are hatching??? I just don't get it.
  5. The bully bluegill fly seems too simple to catch fish. However that is far from the case. This fly catches fish, and catches them well. In fact, it could be considered one of the best panfish flies out there. It is effective on other fish as well. I have caught bass, catfish and panfish on it. I can imagine you could catch trout and even some saltwater fish as well with the fly. Just the way it sinks is super enticing to panfish, and other species as well. I went out to fish the Guadelupe River just north of San Antonio Texas a short time ago. And this fly was the clear winner of the trip. I caught a 15-16" catfish on it, a bass and quite a few bluegill. The best thing was, I could tie 30-40 of them in an hour, so filling a box was easy. For the hook, I am actually using a dry fly hook because the wire is finer and it gives much easier penetration. But a regular 2x long nymph hook would work as well. Especially if you worry about the hook bending. Hook: Daiichi 1280 in size 14 Weight: .010 Lead wire Thread: White Veevus 6/0 Body: Chartreuse Micro Ultra Chenille Legs: Fine Round Rubber Legs UV Resin: Solarez Ultra Thin
  6. Hi everyone, I made this video to show people how i make my booby eyes using the Gunville Foam Cutter Kit and Dremel 932 grinding stone. The cutters are also great for parachute posts and detached bodies and can be found on ebay and amazon. The grinding stones can be found on most online shops. Let me know what you think, how do you make yours? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a90xWqSXSgI
  7. CDC is one of my favorite materials for emergers or dry flies when tying small tiny flies. Buying hackle that small can cost a fortune, but CDC tends to be better priced. And you can save the tip ends and use them for dubbing, or other techniques with emergers and dries. This fly takes a few things from other flies ive seen and combines them to form this flashy and effective fly. The CDC wing sits right at the surface of the water film, with the rest of the fly hanging down into the water, enticing trout to bite. This was one of my most effective flies on my last trip. As always here is a list of materials I used on the fly. Hook: Firehole sticks #317 in size 20 Thread: Veevus 10/0 in black Tail: Polyproplene yarn Ribbing: 1/100th pearl flashabou Hot Spot: Yellow Goose Biots Floating Wing: CDC feathers in black Dry Dubbing: Superfine Dubbing Black Flash Dubbing: Ice Dubbing Peacock Resin: Solarez "Thin Hard" Resin Usually I epoxy the head of the fly, but I did forget this time while filming. I will paint on some thin resin, then whip finish the resin into the head. Then cure it. You could do the same with any head cement.
  8. Hey Everyone, Just signed up, what great site! I've been on here a bit for research in my fly tying endeavours. I would consider myself a novice fly tyer at best. Just getting away from the basic patterns and getting into tying streamers. I have a few questions on these patterns I came across. I love these flies but am having trouble figuring out the material used on these 2 patterns. I think the materials are mostly synthetics but I am not too familiar on what they are. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Kyle
  9. Hi everyone, year is around and here we go again... for the 31st year in a row! Kindly invited! Invitation to the 31st Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2018 Fly tying section of the Slovenian Fishing Association is announcing the 31st annual Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship for the year 2018, the oldest fly tying contest in Europe. Tiers participate in the following categories: 1. Dry Flies 2. Nymphs & Wet Flies 3. Streamers 4. Realistic Flies Conditions of participation are as follows: 1. Each flytier is allowed to compete in each of the categories with one fly only, which must be sent in 2 samples. The chosen fly should not be a part of the tiers participation in any of his/her previous tying competitions. 2. Package with each sample should contain: - Name of the fly (Known or new); - Password to prove the fly's origin (it can be anything, formed with letters and/or numbers); - Description of used materials (Recipe); - Size and type of the hook used; - Name of the animal that is being imitated (if possible a photography as well! *This only considers category - Realistic Flies) Jury will automatically reject all samples that will contain natural insect parts (such as wings, legs, etc) as a part of the fly! 3. In the accompanying letter tyers must write their names, addresses, e-mails, telephone numbers, country for which they compete, names of the flies and passwords. Letter should be in the enclosed envelope together with the fly. Copies of those letters must be kept by the authors until the end of the competition. 4. For the judging of flies jury will consider the following criteria: - Proportions of the fly, - firmness and technical aspect of the tying, - suitability of the chosen materials, - general impression and - innovativeness; - in the 4th category the “level of imitation” will be the most important criterion! 5. Jury holds the right to classify samples in different categories if necessary! 6. Decision of the jury is final! 7. Please send flies in a package that prevents them to be destroyed during shipping! 8. Deadline for sending your patterns to us: 31st January 2018 9. Flies should be sent to the following address: Ribiska Zveza Slovenije (for competition 2018) Trzaska 134 SI-1001 Ljubljana SLOVENIA Considering previous criteria jury will reward the best 3 flies in each category with practical prizes, licences for the best Slovenian fly fishing districts and diplomas. All participants will be previously informed about their achievements. FAS-Flytying Section President: Luka Hojnik President FAS: dr. Miroslav Zaberl You are all kindly invited to participate in Europe's oldest fly tying contest! Tight lines, Luka Hojnik
  10. This fly keeps getting sold out at my work. We cannot keep them in stock. They are some of the best, and most productive annelid patterns we carry. The deep ribs, and contrast with the thread and D-Rib create a super bold fly that attracts fish like crazy! It took a few tries to figure out how to tie this fly, but after I figured it out, it really isn't all that difficult. I will say, the original that we have at our work doest have the black tag at the end, but seems to get the black ribs another way. While I can tie them that way as well, they take a bit longer, and I find this way is easier and quicker. Its also just as effective. Here is a list of materials I used on the fly Hook: Umpqua U203 in size 20 Red Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 70 Black Thread: Danville's fly master 6/0 Ribbing: Midge sized D-Rib in Red Finishing Resin - Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing resin
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLTb3KKaCoA Here's my how-to tutorial on tying the Moc's Cert Moc's Cert is named for Moc Morgan, legendary fly fisher of West Wales The pattern was concocted by his friends from all the best features of successful sewin flies Accordingly, the Moc's Cert has proven to be a most effective pattern Let me know if you have any questions!
  12. Hello fellow tiers, I hope you all had a good 4th! Let me start, I am 16 years old I live in Michigan and I have been tying since I have been 8 years old. But only just recently have I started fly fishing and tying trout flies, before it was all bass, bluegill, and crappie. I have been watching a lot of youtube videos almost all of Tim Cammisa's (2 times at least) along with the dry fly legend Jim Misiura, and various other tiers. Every Video I get stumped with the proportions because everything is so much bigger on camera, I have gotten better at that but the one thing that still gets me is what hooks to buy?!?!? I do a lot of fishing on the Muskegon river and the Rouge if any of you are familiar with those. From what I understand caddis are hatching right now, but don't quote me on that. This past weekend I used some of those wet fly caddis with partridge hackle if anyone could tell me the name of those that would be much appreciated. Over all I just want to catch fish and I need your guys help to help me decide all what hook sizes and styles I should buy for each kind of fly. If there is a website link that, or if you are the kind of guy who would take time to write out a chart I would be so unconditionally thankful, for you going above and beyond to help out a young helpless tier. I will link the Muskegon river hatch chart below. Thank you so much in advanced! I could not be more excited to be a part of this community of tiers! - Edit - does anyone know where I can get good pricing on like an assortment of nymph hooks, with some caddis in there too? If not any websites cheaper or better than others? Again Thanks! Muskegon River Muskegon River Hatch Chart Thanks again! Greetings from Michigan Mason D. Jager
  13. Crabs and shrimp are very important food sources for many saltwater fish species. Among the most popular of these species are the drum family. Red drum (commonly known as redfish) and black drum both eat crabs and shrimp redily. Black drum in south Texas especially go after black colored crab flies that are fished along the bottom. This fly resembles both a crab and a shrimp, and is very effective for both redfish and black drum. It also is effective for many other species like bonefish (when tied smaller) and permit. The flashy materials used helps get the fish's attention without being too flashy to scare them away. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 2 (can be tied from size 6-1/0 on any saltwater long shank hook) Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed Flash: Holographic Flashabou (any fine flash material like crystal flash could work) Tail: Super Flash Dubbing (any stripped tinsel flash like ice dubbing could work) Claws: Grizzly saddle hackle (Black hackle works great as well) Body: Super Fiber (EP fiber, or any type of fine synthetic fiber can work) Weight: Dumbbell eyes in the largest size that will fit on the hook properly. Music: funnysong, ukulele, Sunny - Bensound.com
  14. Midge larve are probably the most important food source for trout. They are always in the water, and there are times of the year that the fish will feed exclusively on these. So you must make sure and always have a supply of midge larvae imitators on hand. I never fish a stream without flies like the san juan worm, zebra midge, and this little fly, the midge larvae. The simple midge larvae is a very easy fly to tie and takes just a minute or two. You can crank out a few dozen of these in an hour. They only use 2 types of materials, and are fairly inexpensive to tie up, depending on the quality of your hook. You can tie these in any size you want, but I find that 14-26 is best Hook: Umpqua U203 size 14-26 (the Daichi 1270, or mustad C53S also work well) Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 in red (Or you can go thicker or thinner for a different profile) Music: funnysong - Bensound.com
  15. Hi Guys, I present a my baitfish imitation ... It's a good fly for Salt and freshwater fishing.... I hope that you like it ! Thanks a lot for watching. Giovanni http://gdpdressing.blogspot.it/
  16. The square tail marabou deceiver is a great baitfish imitation. Its got a wide profile, and moves nicely in the water due to the marabou. The marabou is protected from being ripped up by the more durable buck tail surrounding it. This fly can be tied in a number of colors, and sizes. Making it great for a large number of fish species. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 2 Thread: Danville 210 waxed (pink) Tail: Marabou (hot pink) Flash: Flashabou (pearl) and krystal flash (pink) Wings: Bucktail (hot pink and white) Gill: Red krystal flash Eyes: Silver 3D eyes (size 5/32) Epoxy: Solarez "thin hard" and "bone dry" formulas Music: Sunny, funnysong, happiness - Bensound.com Linked video's: Preparing bucktail - https://youtu.be/glU67iVvkc0
  17. The Schminnow was originally created by Norm Zeigler to fish snook on the small islands off of Florida. This fly resembles a large wooly bugger, but was originally tied with estaz. I myself have made some small edits to the fly and I call it the "super schminnow" its more flashy, has even more movement in the water, and has a weighted head for some jigging action. One of the reasons this fly works so great is that it can resemble a shrimp, or a baitfish. So its great for multiple fishing situations. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 1/0 Thread: Danville 210 waxed in white Tail: White select craft fur Under Body: EZ Body over dubbing Over Body: Ice dubbing (pearl) Music: Sunny & Funnysong - Bensound.com Dumbbell Eye Tips: https://youtu.be/1vAds9-bnhA
  18. Hey guys, this is a super quick video on tying in dumbbell eyes. I plan on doing a few of these quick tips type of video's. They will be under 2 minutes (this one is only 1 and a half minutes). Let me know what you think? I know you all probably know how to tie in dumbbell eyes, but I am making my video's for the beginners as well as seasoned tiers. So I am thinking that some beginners might need help with some simple things like this. Let me know whatcha think of this series of videos. https://youtu.be/1vAds9-bnhA
  19. This is my new video. Let me know what you think. Borski's Redfish Slider's are great flies for redfish and seatrout. The most common inshore forage for the gulf fish is brown shrimp. This fly mimics the brown shrimp wonderfully. It moves really nicely in the water due to being tied with craft fur. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 Hook Size 2. (you can use any saltwater long shanked hook) Weight: Dumbell Eyes (I used 5MM size) Body: Craft fur (I used tan, but you can use any color to match the shrimp in your area) Collar: Streamer sized saddle hackle (Red, pink, or orange to resemble the egg sack on shrimp). Head and upper collar: I used elk hair, but its more traditionally tied with deer hair. Elk hair tends to be slightly less buoyant, but deer hair is easier to spin Music: (Happiness & Sunny) Bensound.com https://youtu.be/Il9EgYAoNPM
  20. Doc halls tailing shrimp was designed specifically to fish the flats for bonefish by Daniel "doc" Hall. He is a legendary bone fisherman that created many amazing flies that do a good job in tricking those tough and skittish bonefish. Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 Bonefish Hook size 8-2 (I am using size 6) You can also use any bonefish type hook. Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed color pink (pink, orange, salmon, brown and tan can all work) Also, you can use any thread size you feel comfortable with, I just like the ease of building a head with the flat waxed. Body: Super fiber color tan (tan, light brown, pink, orange, and white all work) You can also use buck tail. Flash: Krystal Flash color Gold (but you can use any color you want, get creative) Back: Grizzly saddle hackle, Use the cheaper stuff, no need for dry fly hackle. Just whatever you use for your wooly buggers or streamers. Make sure its thin on the tips though. Epoxy: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing epoxy. Music: (jazzcomedy & jazzyfrenchy) - Bensound.com https://youtu.be/7gyNBKMb5Yw
  21. What do you guys think of this glass minnow? I usually tie it with bucktail, but I got this synthetic material recently and decided to tie it in that. Tell me what you think? The video is only 6 minutes and 45 seconds. https://youtu.be/ffMVjYoSczc
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