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flies to start with

13 June 2019 - 10:19 AM

Unless there is a major hatch, or even during one, for Trout I tend to start with one of a few flies: Troth's Elk Hair Caddis, parachute Adams, Pheasant tail Nymph, GRHE, Carey Special (in lakes), Brown Wooly Bugger, Rickard all pupose nymph, or especially a Royal Wulff. Maybe some sort of foam ant. Or Brassie! I also love a Kaufman Stone fly nymph or a stimulator during a stone fly hatch. Starting to tie a lot of nymphs with soft hackles. I like the result.

For warm water, yellow popper with white rubber legs, some sort of Clouser, WB, or a Cajun Coachman, simple ant pattern, or McGinty, or one of the above "Trout" flies. Depending on species of fish, Bass or Bream. Anything with rubber legs tends to work ok.

I guess I am simple minded, but these tend to work. If I had to pick one, it would be a PT soft hackle. Do you guys have a similar group of flies you almost always use, or do you carry a fly shop with you?

college World Series

12 June 2019 - 07:06 AM

I am excited that Mississippi State is in the CWS. Half the field is SEC teams. Proud Alumni base. Go Dawgs!

epoxy vs UV, which is tougher?

09 May 2019 - 06:52 AM

I was going to make some surf candy type flies. Which would be more durable?

Who is your best tying pupil

01 May 2019 - 05:42 AM

We all write about who taught us to tie. Who have you taught that is outstanding? My son in law, who is an artist, sat down after watching me, and tied a really nice wet fly on his first try. Then on his second, he tied another. Wow.
He has the hand eye coordination required to put it together and seems intuitive about portion and proportion control. He is from Hong Kong and has never fished in his life. We are going to fix that. His wife has a very pretty cast and I hope he will pick that up too.

Favorite popper material

28 April 2019 - 09:03 AM

I just got some sandable foam cylinders. Not sure how to cut them. I am trying to make some simple Bream and Bass poppers similar to a Bob's banger or Arcado popper. I have used cork, preformed soft body poppers, hard foam bodies, etc. I like cork but it tends to crumble while cutting. I like deer hair poppers but they take so much time that i hate to use them. What do you guys use?