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December Flies from the Vise


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#31 notenuftoys

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:03 PM

I broke out the little bag of grouse feathers and decided to go buggy.  A simple soft hackle with fox squirrel and grouse, but I used the split thread technique for the dubbing.  Tied on the Firehole 633 hook, which is my favorite for wet flies.

 

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#32 Grape

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:06 PM


Bit the bullet and picked up a new Renzetti .... tied a few of these first

 
Congrats on the Renzetti.  I've been using one almost 10 years now and love it!

Thanks! I started on a used knockoff Regal for a couple months and it broke so I figured why not get a good one

#33 DarrellP

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

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I posted these on another post, but thought that I would join this party.  I don't know which I have more trouble with, trying to tie or trying to take and post pictures.   Sometimes I feel like an old guy...These are fairly large, I can see them when I tie.


"Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job." John Geirach

#34 Peartree

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:15 AM

We got 12" of snow here in central VA, and everything shut down so I decided to catch up on filling my bass boxes.

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#35 Mike West

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 01:05 PM

My second attempt working with this material
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70304149-5-C14-4401-AA81-6621-F417176-E.
Got some things to work out still.
Gamakatsu 4/0 straight worm hook.
There is some flash and rubber under the Marabou not showing up in the pic.

#36 Mike West

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 04:51 PM

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#37 chugbug27

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 05:20 PM

Pretty cool
cb27

#38 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:58 PM

Mike,

What material do you use for the head and how do you tie it?

Thanks,

Tom



#39 Mike West

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 07:32 PM

Mike,
What material do you use for the head and how do you tie it?
Thanks,
Tom

This stuff. Thought about just cutting my own but at $3.95
What the heck I’ll try it.
It’s square and you spin it like deer hair.
I’d buy it again over trying to cut my own.
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#40 utyer

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:07 PM

Rudolph the Red Nosed Clouser:

 

A fly for Shad.

 

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#41 flytire

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:21 AM

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Parachute Green Drake

 

Hook - Dry fly style

Thread - Black

Tail - Moose body hair

Ribbing - Thread

Body/thorax - Dubbing

Wing - Moose body hair

Hackle - Olive dyed grizzly


Fly tyers sure have a way at making things difficult


#42 JC Hoppaire

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:29 AM

 

Mike,
What material do you use for the head and how do you tie it?
Thanks,
Tom

This stuff. Thought about just cutting my own but at $3.95
What the heck I’ll try it.
It’s square and you spin it like deer hair.
I’d buy it again over trying to cut my own.
848327-DC-4-A3-E-4-A66-93-A1-89349-E0-EB

 

 

Here's how Drew Chicone cuts the foam:

 

http://www.saltyflyt...oam-strips.html



#43 flytire

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:01 PM

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some folks used paper shredders years ago for foam strips


Fly tyers sure have a way at making things difficult


#44 Mike West

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:44 PM

I have both of those. Never crossed my mind to try those Ideas.
I think the Kitchen aid attacment is with my wife in CA. but I have a paper shredder here.
Thx for the share and FYI

#45 Mike West

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:47 PM

Im kicking around the idea right now of tying up a Bass Popper totally out of this stuff.
I can tell you even with a brand new double edge razor blade it doesn't cut very well without a sawing action.
Im gonna give it a shot today Ill post it later and well see how it comes out .