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#106 fshng2

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:51 PM

Some I dyed a while back.

Edit: dyed with tumeric in case anyone is wondering


Thanks for sharing.
Didn't know you could dye with tumeric.
What is the process?

#107 Mark Knapp

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:12 AM

Wow, dyed with tumeric, that's amazing.



#108 Edward Snowden

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 06:57 AM

Using tumeric and other roots to make dyes is a process that has been around at least as long as fishing.  French's Mustard would not be recognizable without tumeric.

 

Mark, thanks for posting, you tie some very nice flies.



#109 wr1nkles

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:50 AM

I'm starting to gather tying supplies for bonefish patterns. Have a trip coming up at the end of March and want to fish my own flies. My first bonefish pattern is Adam's Big Ugly. Good start and simple to tie.

 

Any tricks to working with craft fur? Particularly gathering a clump off the "hide". Seemed hard to separate. Would have combed it but I don't own one!

 

 

 

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#110 flytire

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:56 AM

finishing up my 30 fly project and then on to thundercreek style flies


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Fly tyers sure do have a way at making things complicated

 

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#111 Mark Knapp

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

Ed, what other colors can you get the old school way?

 

Nice fly wr1nkles, show us more. I don't use craft fur much but I'm sure the pros here can help.

 

Norm, that's a great project. Love to see them all mounted.

 

I'm working on Fan Wing Royal Coachmen

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and Blue Duns

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#112 Henry Denson

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

The process is extreme simple. Put tumeric in hot water (I dont follow a recipe, just make the mixture rather strong.) And heat until the feathers reach the diaries color. Keep in mind the wet feathers will be darker than when dry. Dry the feathers. I have not found a mordant to be necessary.
This was inspired by the section on dying in Blackers Art of Flymaking.

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#113 CasualAngler

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:03 PM

Learning to tie Sucker Spawn...

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#114 Mark Knapp

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 02:16 PM

I'm developing a weighted ice fly for fishing big lakers through the ice in deeeeep water. They will be fished down to 100 feet so they have 1/2 to 3/4 ounces of lead wire in them. They are a Least Cisco imitation. I used mostly polar bear hair but also buck tail, marabou, Mylar and fish skulls. About 4 inches long, I tied them on the jig hook shown and extended the shank in front of the eye to fish these vertically through the ice. They could also be fished from a boat, with conventional gear, in the summer for deep water fish like lakers in the fresh water and rockfish in the salt. I would not try to fly fish with these.

 

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#115 CasualAngler

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 12:48 PM

I needed a tool caddy to keep my Tools organized. After trying various cups, jars & small cardboard boxes to hold them, it just wasn't the right thing. So, I dug around the scrap wood pile, found a small wood block,and grabbed the drill & a couple bits. This is what I knocked out...


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#116 Mark Knapp

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:18 PM

Continuing to work through the Orvis Index.

 

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Brown Bivisable

 

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Dun Wingless Quill Variant

 

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Cream Wingless Quill Variant

 

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Grey Fox Wingless Quill Variant



#117 Mark Knapp

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:10 PM

A cream wingless quill on a size 18.

 

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#118 Mark Knapp

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:36 PM

More from Orvis

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Grey Fox Thorax

 

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Light Cahill Thorax



#119 Mark Knapp

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:08 PM

Some more work on the thoraxes

 

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Pale Morning Dun Thorax

 

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Brown Drake Thorax

 

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Green Drake Thorax

 

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#120 Mogup

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:40 PM

Thermometer hit "0" last night so here is "The Yeti's Revenge."

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