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#31 Tom Cummings

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:30 AM

I haven't yet purchased the gallow attachment but there is many options available. I do the stocked ponds as well. Most use spincatwrs but I roll cast and do better

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:57 PM

yes, I do better also then them sincast fellerz LOL, especially after opening day.

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todays fly..... my fish food pellet parachute

 

 

 

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 working on another, I think I will name it "leftover PB"

(leftover green Berkley power bait floating on surface that I see the day after the opener and the trout are taking it off the surface)

 

 

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#33 xterrabill

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:44 PM

i just spent the last hour watching John Massey basic tying technics, it had to be from the 50's.

maybe I am just a bit odd, but I like old stuff like that.

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#34 Tom Cummings

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:16 AM

Nothing wrong watching oldies. As a matter of fact we have become lazy overall with modernization and technical advances. Good to look back at where we was and appreciate where we are now.

#35 fshng2

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

Material used alot in fly tying is dubbing. It's used to make bodies and it's inexpensive and easy to make.
I use a coffee grinder and an assortment of yarns and furs.
This link explains it better than I can.

http://www.flytyingf...showtopic=50956

#36 fshng2

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:11 AM

Explore craft stores for alternative fly-tying materials. Many materials sold in the fly-tying industry come from the craft and fabric industry, so you never know what you can discover. When you find a material you like, purchase plenty of it: Sometimes materials are not on the market for long before they are discontinued.

Read more: http://www.flyfisher.../#ixzz4obkwNztu

#37 xterrabill

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:02 PM

holy smokes!!!

now those were excellent links!!!

Thank you Very Much.

I have dubbed just a few, need more material so your links to the info were spot on!

 

I have an unusual source of small feathers that yall might find interesting....

my little buddy, he is an Australian red winged parrot, very rare here in the u.s.a.

been a pet of mine and the wife for 27 years.

 

 


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:06 PM

holy smokes!!!

now those were excellent links!!!

Thank you Very Much.

I have dubbed just a few, need more material so your links to the info were spot on!

 

I have an unusual source of small feathers that yall might find interesting....

my little buddy, he is an Australian red winged parrot, very rare here in the u.s.a.

been a pet of mine and the wife for 27 years.

 

 

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#39 Tom Cummings

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

Nice looking bird. I usually do purchases but nature also donates back when I go to get my line wet. Last was some mallard hen breast feathers. Not many but great colors in it.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 03:14 PM

Nice looking bird Xterrabill, looks in good condition for his age too.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

holy smokes!!!
now those were excellent links!!!
Thank you Very Much.
I have dubbed just a few, need more material so your links to the info were spot on!
 
I have an unusual source of small feathers that yall might find interesting....
my little buddy, he is an Australian red winged parrot, very rare here in the u.s.a.
been a pet of mine and the wife for 27 years.
 
 

You are welcome.
Well Little Buddy is a great color, they say "if it ain't chartreuse it ain't no use"
 
As far as dubbing methods their are several ways to dub.
#1 = dubbing noodle
#2 = dubbing loop
#3 = split thread
#4 = touch dub method (less commonly used)
#5 = dubbing brush
 
Dubbing Methods (Pics are missing from photobucket but a good read none the less)
https://thelimpcobra...08/fly-tying-2/
 
Fly Tying Info
https://thelimpcobra.com/fly-tying/

#42 xterrabill

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:22 PM

i will get to the links tonight fishng2, Thank you Again!

 

I need to share something I did last weekend with you folks......

 

I needed some more pheasant tail feathers (its been 20 years since I hunted them)

so I asked my next door neighbor (he still hunts).

he said, just wait a second, ill be right back.

he returned with 10 ok feathers and said....

these are from my dog rosie (I know she passed away about 4 months ago)

I very reluctantly took them after he insisted and we spoke for about 10 minutes, then I went in.

the next morning I woke very early, made coffee, and sat down and seen the feathers and got an idea.

I spent the next 4 hours tying a spey fly on a 2/0 hook, I managed to make a well proportioned upturned tail,

long arched over top, hurled body spaces with tinsel, added a tiny bit of red floss !/8'' on shank.

I used only the pheasant tail feathers he gave me, but managed to sort out and make a few color changes

with just the natural colors and the only additions were the tinsel and red floss.

it really came out beautiful, almost as if someone else guided my hands and choices.

anyway...

my wife found a little frame and some super nice background paper, I set it in there, and presto!

it looked very pro.

that afternoon I seen the neighbor and said I have something for you, I returned with it

and gave it to him, the inscription under it reads "the rosie"

I told him it was with her feathers and he almost cried.

he said its going on the wall under her first bird (mounted).

the only thing.....I forgot to take a photo!!! DOH!

peace gents.


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#43 fshng2

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:30 PM

You are welcome, nice story and gift for your neighbor.
The previous dubbing links may be hard to understand without the pictures.
You can can always youtube the different types I mentioned for more info.

Thought this might interest you...Frank Sawyer somewhat of a legend tying his Iconic pheasant tail nymph.

https://www.bing.com...8607E&FORM=VIRE

More recent video by Tightlines
https://www.bing.com...8B&&FORM=VDRVRV

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:19 AM

another little fly I tied yesterday, I tied a few of these, I was thinking about the bluegills at the little pond that I go to.

that pond gets an extreme amount of fishing pressure and for some reason yellow works better than most colors.

95% of the bluegills are very small.

anyway....

here is a pic of one of the flys.

 

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#45 fshng2

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

Xterrabill that is some very nice work!
Great looking pattern and choice of materials, and I'm sure the fish will agree.



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