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Atlantic Salmon

House of Hardy Documentary
I have always enjoyed reading about the history of fly fishing.   I ran across this documentary on the House of Hardy.   It's great for history buffs.   They showed an auction where a v
Heading for Altmar 3/23 should be a fun weekend. Had 39 at my house on Fri and looking at 12 this week. Hope it all stays East of the Salmon river
March Flies From The Vise
Size 10 red tags for salmon in low water. [attachment=66772:IMG_20180301_162133.jpg]
Mono rigging
My personal ranking of fishing I like in the order I like to do it: 1. Selective trout on emergers or dries 2. Selective trout on pupae or rising nymphs 3. Getting a (preferably large) trout to rise
10ft 4wt Xi Series rod
I have 2 rods, a 7' 11'' sage 3 LL 4 weightand a9 weight, I forget the length at the maybe you guys will understand why I asked the question better. I Can back cast in areas witho
Favorite hair for Elk Hair Caddis?
Two CDC feathers pulled ahead for right length and the stems become the antenna, olive dub body. He recommended using in the flat water under the bushes along the bank. Not quite as heavey as the m
Northern New England in mid-August--worth it?
Since Delaware is south of the Mason-Dixon line in fits into the mid-Atlantic region.  New Jersey definitely not.  New York, as I think of it, is mid-Atlantic but then you have the Adirondac
Chile Bound... advice needed!
I would think the same flies that are used in Alaska for the Pacific Salmon would work for the same species in Chile.  These are simple Bucktails.  White bellies, and Red or Orange on top.&#
Oh boy here we go!
I've a days Atlantic salmon chasing on 26th so I'm itching to get out. Last year the water levels meant i missed out but I'll be there in a flood this year no matter what.
okay. which one of you guys....
well ill be damned   another walk around the tying room and lo and behold the box of salmon flies i tied magically appeared and the hooks were in a separate box   i had emptied a couple of b
It's not just a Gulf thing or just salt even, salmon in the fresh waters of Maine like a little pink in the fly too. Rainbows here on Cape Cod in the ponds at times like pink marabou. Out west a pink
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
Thanks a lot for all the info guys. My only comment, which was touched upon in a few places, is about using that bare hook area to snell a leader. This would make a lot more sense to me if you used a
Rivers to salt
Hi - I live and fish in New York state.. spring is trout in creeks, summer is smallmouth in rivers and lakes, and in the fall - salmon and steelhead in the tributaries. I mostly flyfish all the above,
Few more tubes
I like aluminium tubes as they don't sink too fast and swim well on a sink tip. The last fly is a Zelda. Basically a stripped down Frances and seems to do well on low water either upstream nymph sty
Useful fly catalogue
Interesting the "Snaelda" technique using the stripped cock stems...Lotta salmon/sea trout stuff...
February Flies from the Vise
Yep, I use boar bristles for mine. Hackle stems are also popular. The flies seem to trigger a response in Salmon. Some folk think they resemble prawn or shrimp. All I know is once you set a curve in t
Few recent efforts
Nice flies Piker, I am just starting to appreciate bottle/disk flies and the styles (salmon shrimp, monkey, etc.) you tie across the pond. Keep them coming, helps me with tube fly motivation. 
Pearsall's gossamer vs Orvis Nano silk thread
I don't know Orvis' silk but I have been using Pearsall's Gossamer for 30 years. It is my first choice for wet flies and flymphs. (There is a reason it has been around so long.)  Pearsall also se
Bugger swap #2
I hope it plays nice for you!When I got the color scheme and design in my head I didn't think it would turn out as nice as it did.I think it would work well on salmon or larger trout species as well
Musky Fly Swap 2018
Just playing there MFG. I was a Minnesotan for 40 years ya' betcha. Took me a year down here to say casserole instead of hot dish. Those flies are a couple I've played with and my plan is to have a wh
Trolling Flies
Mikechell, they have been trolling flies in new England for trout and salmon for over 200 years, its fly fishing even in the books.
Substitute for jungle cock eyes
Honestly there is no substitute. I wouldn't spend the money either , for years trying this and that and the fakes too. Never satisfied I tied my flies without cock eyes. Then for my birthday my wife d
Bunny Leech Light
Yours looks a bit nicer than my version I've been tying for 20 years, I think I will switch mine up to your way. Those streamers in small sizes are good in some Maine rivers where young salmon hold, f
Patagonia Report
All,   I've been dying to share this with folks since I returned on Monday.  My family and I were lucky enough to spend 14 days in southern Patagonia and Buenos Aries.  I'll do my best
Tiger ghost wrap
I am looking for a US source for a wrap material used to tie the Tiger Ghost salmon fly. I found it at a Canadian company, but they said it wasnt available in my region. Any suggestions would be appr
Soft Hackled Nymph Swap
  youre worried about wooly buggers in a soft hackle swap?   like i said above   sorry....i'll strive to tie better in future swaps.    gimme some pointers to correct my mi
Royal Coachman
Coincidentally, I started a project this winter to tie different variations of the Royal Coachman. The main purpose was to improve and learn new tying skills. So far I have done a soft hackle, wet, tr
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
I used to live on a ranch (winter care taker) and the property boundary backed up to Yosemite national Park I use to win bets at the bar that I could catch trout out of my bedroom window. Had a jar
A Curmudgeon Moment
color me curmudgeon, moderately In truth many of the new materials and right now patterns are great to look at and often very realistic. Some bugs I see posted on the 'net look alive, make you reach f
January Flies from the Vise
This is my first time attempting to tie a traditional Atlantic salmon fly. I am not happy with the wing and topping, and I forgot a hackle at the throat. It was not too difficult to tie, until I got t
Fishing Logs
Used to when I was salmon fishing very basic information. date, river, pools fished, water temp, clear-cloudy-rain, fly used and size, grilse-salmon caught/raised. Started with good intensions then wo
New guy from the PNW
Hello all! Don't know why I've never gotten around to joining this forum but finally decided to fix that! I life up in Washington State on the waters of Puget Sound where I fly fish the saltwater yea
Salmon Flies that Look Real and are Unsinkable
Tying the Salmon Fly of Your DreamsIm going to show you how to tie a Salmon Fly that will out perform all others simply because it presents right profile and size. Stop here if you are not into differ
Saltwater hooks
If you have your leader constructed so its even possible to break or bend a hook, you are risking your whole flyline.. Fly guys who fish salmon and steelhead in rivers here (New York tributaries) comm
Deer Hair "Green Weenie"
That's a nice tie, Roco.  What's the body material?  It's a bit darker than I would tie, but most of the ones I've stumbled across here in the NE/Mid-Atlantic are a bright fluorescent green,
Mating and Emerging Flies
The flies listed below are mating and emerging flies made with air trapped inside.  To view more pictures and see the recipe just follow the link provided.   [attachment=65564:Rated-X Damsel
Crystal Bugger
My stepson swears by these as on of his staple flies for salmon fishing in Maine. He doesn't use the wire though, so palmers the feather forward from the rear. He's been fishing those for going on 2
VersiTip question
It's a 5WT with a 5WT rod. This is just a normal trout line, not salmon or steelhead. Short distance casting the loop to loop is staying in the guides. I was just asking if I can cut the heads down.
Tye v Tie
You Yankees may not understand, but it isn't your fault. Down south we talk about pecans and pecans.  "Peecans" are a cheap nut that sells in lower grocery stores like Walmart for about two dolla
Jock Scott
I once wondered the same thing, Bimini.  I still don't "get it" ... but I do appreciate the time invested in tying each one.   One of the most inclusive write ups I've seen on the Classic Sa
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
I also received the package in the Mail yesterday..Now that is MY kind of Gift Wrapping!! Going to be hard to wait for sure, but hopefully will be on the Salmon River on Christmas Day.. Might be a cou
skagit for spring creeks / small trout streams?
Can some one explain (in 20th century American) what is skagit and for that matter spey as pertains to casting? Ran accross these terms some while back and never really  figured them out other th
Salmon flies for display
google can point you in that direction by searching for flies, materials, youtube videos, books etc   flies
Stocker trout
Back to the beginning here, but I have seen hatchery fish with obvious genetic malformations from using the same strain of fish for many years. In Oregon we had a lake where they stocked landlocked At
December flies from the Vise   this is for a salmon fly but the technique is the same   nail down the technique first before
Chance for choice at Christmas Swap
I literally will take anything. I live in the northwest so I fish for steelhead, bass, panfish, trout in lakes and rivers, searun cuts and salmon is saltwater, and salmon in rivers.   I will take
Intro from Oklahoma City
Hello, all. Found this forum and it looks interesting with lots of activity. I tie regularly and simply would like to share my ties and ideas. I tie everything short of salmon/steelhead flies, with a
Full Sinking Line in Heavier Weights
When I was out ocean fishing for salmon using my 8wt and Rio Versa-tip, I needed to get wayyy down quickly. I made a T17 sinking tip and it solved the problem.   Get yourself some Tungsten line,
HMH TVR tying vise.....
My TRV arrived today and Im like it a lot. The LAW style jaws appear to be made of cast tool steel and hold the hook very firmly. So far Ive tried it with a size 18 Trout hook and a size 5/0 salmon
Why is Jungle Cock so hard to get in US?
May be a supply demand issue, many tiers do not use jungle cock, I have seen it at a few local shops but not in great numbers and sometimes pricey. I have always found it at the shows (tying symposium
Fishing in Miramichi, New Brunswick?
Other than the Miramichi (the most renown salmon river in New-Brunswick), there is also the Restigouche approximately a 1.5 hour drive from there. Known for its big salmon, it would be a great option
Lake Mead anyone?
You're right it was Havasu, my bad. Still worth a trip for some stripers and other bass though. I was also surprised to see that the Nevada state record Salmon was caught there in such a deserty
November Flies from the Vise
bct   that fly wasnt named by me. i just found it on the internet looking for atlantic salmon flies   oh, i did tie the one above
Show Us Your Tube Flies
  Tube: 1/8" polytube & 3/16" hook holder tubing Body: Silver Braid Wing: Peacock/Crystal Flash/Marabou Gill: Red hackle Eye: 3D shaped to a curve & coated with Solarez thin That rig
10wt Advice
All the game fish you target require smooth, durable, and strong drags; rugged frames; and a vast capacity for backing.   I doubt even the largest Guru qualifies on all counts. I happliy use
Eating Pink salmon
Not the best tasting salmon (mostly found in cans in the US) but adequate when fresh from salt as others have mentioned.  Did not know there were humpies in the Atlantic.  Escapees from aqua
Carrie Stevens style
Noahguide if you plan on fishing these, 2xl or 3xl are better. Although 6xl is true to the original style tying, the longer hook gives the fish a mechanical advantage to spit the hook. To get a long
Source for Lagartun x-fine wire
looks like all tinsels to me. wire is not even specified in the description   Lagartun Tinsels are the finest tinsels that you ca
Looking for an advanced fly tying book
Other than the Fly Pattern Database on this site I do not know of a book referring material list to fly patterns listed by material used. As far as pattern books most are for flies for the targeted ty
Went nuts and ordered an HMH Tube spinner vise
Thanks fshng2 ! It's pretty smooth and I like the tapered pins.   I use the junction tube right now. I also have some Polytube, in the medium and large sizes the hook will go right into the tube.
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
We take a canoe down a river in Maine about 1-1/2 miles or so. We fish either from the canoe or wade, then power back up to the put in with a small gas engine. In/on another river we do the opposite,
Start thinking Christmas Swap
I'm in  Tying some Salmon /Steele head flies Steve-stabgnid
October flesh from the vise
2 black & purple comets for the Salmon River this week.
What can I use for soft-hackle fly silk bodies?
I like the wooly nylon idea. I currently use embroidery silks which are fine for fishing. One thing to remember is a lot of original UK salmon patterns used wool for bodies and silk came later.
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