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

Soft Hackled Nymph Swap


  • Please log in to reply
116 replies to this topic

#46 chugbug27

chugbug27

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,049 posts

Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

Potato chips to fish with, nice
cb27

#47 Woodenlegs

Woodenlegs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 122 posts

Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:21 PM

Flies have flown the coop. Or in other words there in the snail 🐌 mail

#48 Dubs

Dubs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts

Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:49 PM

Nice, I'll be keeping an eye out

#49 fishingbobnelson

fishingbobnelson

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,426 posts

Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

Flies went in the mail this afternoon.  Thanks for hosting.


“The thing about fishing is that it gives a man hope.  Each cast builds a little hope and if he can lose himself to that hope, then the worries and the heartache fade into the background.  The wind inside him dies down for a while”

The Royal Wulff Murders, by Keith McCafferty

 

Fishing Bob


#50 Li'lDave

Li'lDave

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,070 posts

Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:52 PM

A dozen #16 jig hook, soft hackle bead head hares ear nymphs have flown the coup.

 

Try saying that 10 times fast.


Dave Little
Club President, North Queensland Fly Fishers Inc.
www.nqflyfishers.com


#51 Trouta_Control

Trouta_Control

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 56 posts

Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

Just put my frenchies in the mail!

#52 Dubs

Dubs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts

Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

Good deal, look forward to seeing all these good things

#53 Dubs

Dubs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts

Posted 31 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

So Woodenlegs and fishingbobs flies were the first to arrive, thanks and were off to a great start!

#54 Dubs

Dubs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts

Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:35 PM

Trouta_control, your flies arrived safely.  Nice job



#55 vicrider

vicrider

    Advanced Member

  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,754 posts

Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:29 PM

Mine hit the mail today. Since I had just gotten some of the "477" replacement yarn from another member I stuck some red wire on another bobbin and tied up a dozen Sawyer Killer Bugs in size 16. Probably wouldn't be a bad thing to trail out behind the bigger pheasant tail for a swinging double.



#56 Dubs

Dubs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts

Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:49 PM

I saw that yarn but it was out of stock when I was ordering some other stuff. I've never used the original, how do you like the imposter?

#57 vicrider

vicrider

    Advanced Member

  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,754 posts

Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:11 AM

I have some of the original on a small card...maybe a yard or so sent me by a generous old friend. The only way I'd tie with it is I get to go to the England stretch of river it was developed on.

 

I have about 5 or 6 different substitutes and the one I used seemed to be the closest in both wet and dry versions a guy did on another board. I tied these as per his instructions of only one wrap of yarn over the red wire base. Red wire butt, red wire head, yarn wrapped over wire in between. I have several I've tied but over wrapped yarn to give some bulk. He actually fishes them regularly unlike me and says the thin wrap is better. I tied them on either a 16 barbless hook (most of mine are today) and hope someone really gives them a try. I do know a guy who threw it on a pond just for fun and found out bluegills liked, but if looks slimy and fits in their mouth they eat it.



#58 Dubs

Dubs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts

Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:47 PM

vicrider and Mainard I did get yours

everything looking great!



#59 GP flyfisherman

GP flyfisherman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 488 posts

Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:57 PM

I’ll be sending mine tomorrow

#60 GP flyfisherman

GP flyfisherman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 488 posts

Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:38 PM

Mailed mine today.