Jump to content


 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com


FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes
Photo

favorite category of flies


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

Poll: what is your favorite category of flies?

what is your favorite category of flies?

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Vote Guests cannot vote

#31 cornmuse

cornmuse

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 466 posts

Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:32 AM

I can't vote! You didn't put in soft hackles!!! baby.gif

Joe C.

Attached Thumbnails

  • HMHsofthackle_1024pw_.JPG

"Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit,
and resign yourself to the influences of each."
- Henry David Thoreau

Visit Fly Fish Ohio for great fly fishing and fly tying articles, the "Adventures in Fly Tying" monthly video podcast and the "Adventures in Fly Fishing" monthly audio podcast. The Midwest isn't a place you fly over to get to good fishing - it's right here in our own backyards.


Think globally - fish locally.

#32 Cheri

Cheri

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 458 posts

Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:03 PM

Fishing: Strippin Streamers!!

Tying: Whatever the mood that day.
Cheri
NW Arkansas


"There is no more graceful and healthful accomplishment for a lady than fly-fishing, and there is no reason why a lady should not in every respect, rival a gentleman in the gentle art."
W.C. Prime, 1888

#33 smallieFanatic

smallieFanatic

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,474 posts

Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:40 PM

Like Cheri my favorite fly to fish is a streamer....stripped.

For tying I really like Nymphs and Soft-hackles.
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
~Archimedes

Darwinism seems to have become a politically protected sacred cow, and I've never seen a sacred cow I haven't wanted to roast - the fact that you are not supposed to criticize it is just too irresistible to me.
-Angus Menuge


Visit my blog, North Fly, and leave a comment if the mood takes you

#34 BigDaddyHub

BigDaddyHub

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,961 posts

Posted 18 May 2010 - 02:43 AM

I favorite fly for aesthetic reasons are the mayfly patterns....fishing flies...I would have to go with streamers (since poppers aren't a choice).
Hug your daughters, or someone else will.

#35 TOM PRUETT

TOM PRUETT

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 310 posts

Posted 18 May 2010 - 11:34 AM

Since iam just starting out i would have to say dry flys right now.
ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME
970 @ 4.GHZ XPSC 360 RS COOLER KIT(EXCALIBUR FANS) PUSHPULL
24 GIG GSKILL SNIPER @2133
SLI 2X ASUS-CU II OC GTX 680 (2GB)
XFI - ASTRO A40 HEADSET
CORSAIR 800D CASE
ANTEC 1200 WATTS

#36 FishyboY

FishyboY

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,087 posts

Posted 18 May 2010 - 01:32 PM

to fish would be a nymph. to tie a stonefly nothing better than a little beef!
Proudly Tying on a Renzetti 2200 Traveler Cam Model with Base

Fishyboy's Fly Pattern Database Submissions

#37 JohnP

JohnP

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,044 posts

Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:23 PM

Soft hackles and flymphs.

#38 Johny Utah

Johny Utah

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 514 posts

Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:49 PM

Nymphs for both tying and fishing.

#39 eastern fly

eastern fly

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,743 posts

Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:32 AM

I like the streamer. The size and motion that a streamer can give is like a dance in the water.

Kevin

https://www.instagram.com/eastern.fly/

A Pitt fan, a Marshall fan, and a WVU fan are climbing a mountain and arguing about who loves their team most. The Marshall fan insists that he is most loyal and then yells,"This is for Marshall!" and jumps off the mountain. Not to be out done,The WVU fan next professes his love for his team. He screams,"This is for the Mountaineers!" and pushes the Pitt fan off the mountain.

 

Anyone can be a father. It takes a man to be a Dad! Kiss your kids today.


#40 Chase Creek

Chase Creek

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,611 posts

Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:15 AM

Didn't vote - I really like soft-hackles, especially old patterns.
Like to tie them, and they still catch fish.
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and
beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise"
Aldo Leopold

#41 invasionqt

invasionqt

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 33 posts

Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

Nymphs for tying and fishing only because most of my fish come on nymphs or attractors. Drys produce few fish but the shear visual enjoyment is hard to pass up.
The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you? -- Lee Wulff

#42 Crackaig

Crackaig

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,168 posts

Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

Couldn't vote either. For tying my favorite is the last fly of an order! Recently I've been tying a lot of traditional wet flies and "modernising" them. For fishing I tie a lot of still water dry flies. The fly of the season has been the Bibio Sedgehog, if it hasn't caught the fish it has drawn the fish to the other flies on the cast.
Cheers,
C.

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical
minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd
by the clean end"


#43 Piker20

Piker20

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,820 posts

Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:15 AM

Tying: softies
Fishing: the one catching
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

Based Scottish Highlands. UK

MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.

#44 boxjoint

boxjoint

    Bait Fisherman

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:04 AM

I voted nymphs. I have been tying now for 3 years and find them to be varied enough to be interesting, materials realtively affordable, and fun to fish.

#45 ikerajala

ikerajala

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 295 posts

Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

I voted streamers... Bucktails, muddlers, and wooley buggers.

Get Small!