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Member Since 07 Sep 2018
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First Killer Bugs

02 November 2018 - 06:06 PM

First attempts at Sawyer Killer Bugs.

Hook: TMC 2457 #12
Copper wire from old Radio
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted #00229 Natural Mix

(Could not find Jamieson's Spindrift Oyster locally. Plus, I had a Coupon from Michael's. LOL)

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Alan :)

Damaged fly in the Box... what to do?

23 September 2018 - 10:27 AM

Came across a damaged fly in the box today. Don't know how he got so beat up; neighbors in the row, late night with those unruly Jerkbaits, whatever. Body wrap undone & garbled, threads everywhere.

Question is, does one just prepare a Burial detail, or does the fly go through Metamorphosis & become something new? (toss it, or strip the Hook & tie a new fly?)

Just curious...

Alan :)

First stab at Materials...

13 September 2018 - 05:34 PM


I'm just starting out, & have been perusing through the Threads, looking at YT bids, & scanning various Online guides. Taking their advice, I gathered a Vice and some basic tools. Using some sewing thread and a bait hook, I've been practicing both wrapping & whip finishing.

Today I decided to take the plunge and pick up some basic Materials, following the suggestion of buying only what's necessary for the flies I'm interested in, which are some very basic, reverse hackle (Kebari) flies, both wet & dry.

Attached is a Photo of the buy... Comments are most appreciated!


Alan :)

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Hello from Colorado

07 September 2018 - 03:59 PM

Hello! My name is Alan, & I live in Denver, CO.

Avid angler for many Years. Just started flyfishing a short while back. Always thought tying was an art form, & was intimidated by all the Tools & Materials choices. But, I did buy a Starter kit & ended up never using it. Now I'm intrigued by Tenkara, & the apparent simplicity of the flies used.

So, I thought I'd give it a try... & here I am! Hope to learn lots, & maybe get some Ideas.