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December 2011: Flies from the Vise


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#16 iso18

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:11 AM

pheasant matuka muddler-inspired by a member i am in a swap with!
hook-sabre#6 3xl streamer
body-midge braid
rib-silver wire
wing-2 matched pheasant church window
collar-stacked deer hair
head-spun whitetail
tie in order as listed

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#17 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:17 PM

This is my Silicreek, a Thundercreek I tied on a one material (not including the thread) challenge from Hans Weilenmann over on the Fly Tyer Magazine forum and inspired by the Squirm tied by the most creative fly tier I know, Ted Cabali. I think it will be a good slow sinker for bass in the spring.

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Materials:
Hook: Mustad R75S-9674 5XL streamer
Tail: Furled Sili-Legs
Body: Wrapped Sili-Legs
Head: Pulled back Sili-Legs, Thundercreek style
Every now and then, I'll make a video, wish I could find time to do more; here is the link:
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#18 FlyFishin'Jam

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:14 AM

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Wow, you got me at one material. Kirk you have blurred the line between flyfishing and conventional jigs, foam on the back end would make it sit up. Deadly.

Is there a 'one material challenge'? Great flies so far!

#19 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:57 AM

Hey Jam, my friend Ted is the one that turned me on to furling the sili legs for tails and claws on flies. He does some with bead and lead eyes that help turn them over and weedguards as well. He caught a 30 lb Jack Crevalle a couple years back on his original Squirm, which is not much unlike this one.

The one material challenge was just a personal one that Hans had posted over on another site while relating a story about a one material fly swap that he was involved in.

Thanks,
Kirk
Every now and then, I'll make a video, wish I could find time to do more; here is the link:
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#20 primitivepete

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:27 AM

that's awesome! I gotta try that. Know where I can also see the Squirm fly?

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:35 AM

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STEVE'S MIDGE (Medallion Midge)...Variant/Cream...#18-#22

Working on a dozen new Midge patterns for the Eastern Sierras...

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#22 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:41 AM

that's awesome! I gotta try that. Know where I can also see the Squirm fly?


Thanks Pete. Below is a pic of one of Ted's Squirms except this one is tied with a bead head as opposed to his original that had bead chain. One thing about Ted, he rarely ties the same fly twice.

Also, you can check out good little write up by Glenn "Catch" Cormier with some other examples that he ties. http://www.laflyfish...sqwirm-worm.php

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http://www.youtube.c...et?feature=mhee

I've got a few folders with photos of flies, these get more updates than my videos:
http://s136.photobuc...rofile/kirkdiet

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#23 jhammer

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:47 PM

Well, you all know me and how my flies mostly use the K.I.S.S. format. This month I've been tying up lots of Cypert Minnows. I usually tie them on a size 8 or 10 2X or 3X long hook. The ones pictured are tied on a 2X. They're a fairly simple tie and they work like dynamite on fish that eat small minnows. Particularly, white bass and crappie. I'll be sure to have plenty on hand for this spring when the crappie "wake up" and the white bass start running. All you need is a little bit of white or light gray chenille and some holographic mylar tubing. Did I mention they are tough as nails as well?

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#24 joops

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:19 AM



CLAN CHIEF.

caught some nice trout on this pattern yesterday,
ribs a bit wonky on this one.

#25 TheCream

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

Well, you all know me and how my flies mostly use the K.I.S.S. format. This month I've been tying up lots of Cypert Minnows. I usually tie them on a size 8 or 10 2X or 3X long hook. The ones pictured are tied on a 2X. They're a fairly simple tie and they work like dynamite on fish that eat small minnows. Particularly, white bass and crappie. I'll be sure to have plenty on hand for this spring when the crappie "wake up" and the white bass start running. All you need is a little bit of white or light gray chenille and some holographic mylar tubing. Did I mention they are tough as nails as well?

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That will be way too much for an Ohio crappie to resist. I like it!

#26 notenuftoys

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:25 PM

Sorry about the poor focus, these were taken with my cell phone.

Rubber Leg Hare's Ear
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#27 bluegill576

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:51 PM

I tied up some tenaka flies today trying new things. Some of them didn't turn out to well, but they can go to the panfish to be devoured. I think the best was the one with the peacock swords inspired by a fly i saw on here a couple days ago, but can't remember who tied it at this moment.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

I tied up some tenaka flies today trying new things. Some of them didn't turn out to well, but they can go to the panfish to be devoured. I think the best was the one with the peacock swords inspired by a fly i saw on here a couple days ago, but can't remember who tied it at this moment.



Ray...letumgo did up a wet/ flymph a few days ago with the swords....right pretty it was, and so are yours...sure to catch a few fish!!!
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#29 FrequentTyer

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:24 AM

Tying some Stimulators. To say crowding the head is a problem with this pattern is a gross understatement! :) Comments welcome.
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#30 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:17 AM

finished up these cajun ticklers for Breambuster's swap
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