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"Fly" identification
First of all, I am not sure if I am to post this sort of thing on this board. If not, my apologies. A little back story. I took a guy from work on a fishing trip at a local park for trout. He had nev
Pacific King
  pacific king   hook - salmon/steelhead style thread - black tail - black hackle fibers body - insect green floss with a strip of brown floss laid over the  top and secured with 4 tur
Silly Stilly
  silly stilly   hook - salmon/steelhead style thread - black tail - orange hackle fibers butt - 3 turns orange chenille body - orange yarn wing - orange over white bucktail   referenc
Poodle Dog
  Poodle Doghook - salmon/steelhead stylethread - blacktail - red hackle fibersbody - black chenille divided by flst silver tinselhackle - whitewing - white bucktailreference - steelhead fly fis
Time for Secret Santa Christmas Swap Planning
Would Steelhead  & Salmon  fit in somewhere ?? If it doesn't no problem just asking ..  Steve-stabgnid
Fly Fishing Rod Recommendations???
Depends on the fishing you are doing. You say trout, panfish, maybe some bass. But what's the water like ? Little creeks and small streams or medium sized water included ? Maybe some ponds ?   A
Spring Favorite
  Spring Favorite   Hook - Salmon/steelhead style Thread - White Tail - Red calf tail Butt - Green wool Body - Red chenille Hackle - Red Wing - Orange calf tail over strands of orange cryst
  skpade   hook - salmon/steelhead style thread - black tail - brown bucktail body - black crystal chenille wing - white bucktail hackle - black   reference - hairwing & tube flies
Can I use a Scott 9' Med/Fast rod for nymphing?
We used to wade up river about a 1/2 mile or so to get to some good salmon pools with 6 wt mod fast action sage rods. Then turn around put on a small Hairs ear and nymph fish our way back down stream
Tarnished Silver
  tarnished silver   hook - salmon style thread - black tag - flat silver tinsel tail - golden pheasant crest ribbing - oval gold tinsel body - rear half - flat copper tinsel; front half -
October Flies from the Vise
  Sicilian Gold   Hook - Salmon/steelhead style Thread - Orange thread Tip - Embossed tinsel Tail - Red hackle fibers Ribbing - Embossed tinsel Body - Yellow floss or uni-stretch Wing - Ora
Whalin Galen
hook - salmon stylethread - yellowtag - oval silver tinseltail - red hackle fibersribbing - oval silver tinselbody - light gray rabbit fur or equivalentwing - gray squirrelhackle - light blue tied as
Favorite hackle colors
We have different colours here, some of which are considered "faults" by your hackle breeders. Also we have some old names for some colours. Such as "cuckoo" for grizzle. One which I have managed to f
Stimulator Dry Fly
tjm   from the internet   Stimulator   Anglers and tyers wrongly credit Randal Kaufmann for the Stimulator. He did not originate the Stimulator but did popularize it in the early-1980s.
Small Creek Fishing with the New 2019 Redington Butterstick
You guys are laughing at strip setting the hook, and I don't understand that. The problem with small fish is that they can be pulled with the fly.  Rather than setting the hook, you just pull t
Sponges used for salmon fishing
Does anyone know what company(s) makes the small sponge material people use as "bait" for salmon fishing up in Pulaski, NY?
A Mickey Finn for Finnatics
It is also a great steelhead fly.   Finding good bright red bucktails is not easy.  Lots of washed out ones on offer.    Rocco  I got two new red tail cuts this year, One
Pegging beads
It is that time of the year for beads + steelhead/salmon/browns, please no drivel on how uncouth it is to fish beads.  I am sure I am not the first to discover this but a good silicone peg source
Reel for winter steelheading
jaberts1,   Good idea.  I have maybe 5 of the SA System 2 8/9s.  They are 100% reliable as you say.    And reasonable to boot. I just got one in perfect shape with an 8 wt Rio
Steelhead streamer hook shank length
I tie most steamers for steelhead on standard up-eyed salmon hooks.  But mainly for the hook strength.  Steelhead rarely nibble at steamers so I see no need of a tail hook and beyond that do
Tube Fly Materials
I started out buying into the HMH system and so have just carried on with that. I use the adapter when traveling now, it had been my main method initially till I bought the tube fly vise. HMH now make
Lamson Micra 5 Litespeed vs Ross Animas
I have had my Lamson Radius reel for going on 9 years.  I have never had a problem with it.  I use it now for inshore salt water fishing and the drag is handling that fine.  Since the d
September Flies From the Vise
MacIntosh Dry Fly A Nova Scotia salmon pattern from the 1930's, attributed to guide Dan MacIntosh. Tied here as a notional October Caddis; change color/size to suit your needs. Basic construction, c
Stocking lakes in the Uninta Mountains
As Jaydub said, 95% survival rate which is higher than the old way they used to stock these lakes. In the past they used to carry the fingerlings up on horses in containers.   Since trout are una
A spey Fly
Don't see those often in my neck of the woods. Bright colors work well on the salmon, or just look good to the fishermen?
In line popper
While they may not be the easiest hooks for some to tie on, I wonder if the great salmon fly tyers had/have trouble tying on treble hooks? A miscast bead head fly to the back of the head doesn't feel
Hardest fighting freshwater fish?
I haven't caught enough different species to answer this question with any authority, but I do recall fighting Chinook ("King") salmon on my father-in-law's boat on Lake Michigan. Even with a mighty t
How do you like to land larger smallmouth?
 Actually I took the OP to mean he pointed the rod tip at the fish Rocco, .I could be wrong though.   Mike , bass have bones around the mouth, heavier than on trout ( we do a lot of both kin
With Kids Spring Winter And Summer at City Park New Orleans
Personally, I don't like using really small flies and nymphs because I end up hooking 2 inch long sunfish.  If you get that, then just start sizing up until you're catching in the larger ranges.
August Flies From the Vise
  Scaled Shiner Streamer   Hook – Streamer style Thread – Black Tail – Black hackle fibers topped with white hackle fibers Body – Olive green silk or uni-stretch Rib
autumn silver
Wulff's skills with UL fly tackle should be mentioned.  He often used a 7' 2 oz rod  and sometimes a 6' bamboo rod on Atlantic Salmon.   As a stunt , he even cast to and landed a s
What Would You Do?
I like them boxes too, never had any fly boxes that were better. I'm partial to the 69 & 91 but have several other models also. Some of the auction merchants think the flies sell the box, and so f
Jungle cockcapes
I was some jungle cock capes on eBay from Estonia for $35 plus $9.50 for shipping. I want to the some salmon & steelhead flies. A few questions is that a good price? What to look for when buying t
Little double hook spey
Another nice fly. I have always been intrigued by spey flies but never tied any. I would think the undulating long feather fibers should get a number of fishes attention. Have you ever effectively use
My Take On A Couple of Reels
The big land locked salmon breeder fish are like that when they come in. They are silvery fish fresh in from the cold water lakes and when they get hooked they run down river, they're almost instantly
Nymph Fishing Rods
I've used an 8'6" 5wt Sage RPL for this. I prefer my Revelation 9' 5wt. I've also used a Sage Graphite II ( basically and RP) 9 ft 6 wt that worked very well. I built an Anglers Roost IM6 moderate fas
6 foot fly rod for tight stream fishing
I've been really enjoying the pair of 4 wt rods I built late winter to early spring this year. So far only still water fishing. I think the Anglers Roost 10ft 4wt controls the line nicer than about an
New flies from the vice
Nice flies...they would likely work well on Atlantic Salmon here on the east coast too...
Trouble with rod
The advice here abut twisting the rod sections into place reminds me of a related, but not germane here, warning about stressing rods the wrong way  while fighting hot and large trophy fish. 
Brooks Falls AK
The fishing looks really good to me!   Just have to nug in between the other fishers for some room! Lots of different "LIVE" c
Question about a deer hair top water bass fly ?
Sounds like maybe a bomber salmon fly.
July Flies From the Vise
[attachment=68334:sketch-1531263140457.png]Futurefly 15mm articulated shanks, one has a tmc 784 #6 & the other has a Partridge Salar salmon tube double #9
Methods and Beads for egg sucking leeches
I am trying to build flies like these:   The problem is, I cannot get the egg bead to go over the hook. Is there a trick? Are there specific bea
My flies for my first saltwater trip
No worries Flats, I truly appreciate your input which I think is dead on. I've been casting a long time and have a decent double haul. Being an Atlantic salmon fisherman, I've cast bombers over salmon
Best Tyer Ever?
  they would have to be well rounded in all styles and types of flies. This. Probably more so in the traditional salmon flies, because the scuds and ants don't use techniques like married wings
Fifty Fly Project
As I mentioned during posts in the May/June Flies from the Vise I worked my way through Ian Whitelaws book, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies.  My daughter gave me the book last Christmas
FlySpoke's Super Bug (Carnage variation)
Foam version of an Atlantic salmon pattern. Tied here as a salmonfly; don't have a scud hook big enough to handle a bug this size so I subbed with the TFS iron (shorter shank than the Dai Riki 280)
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss v DMC Wool Yarn
I like em. You tying the floss in with tying thread or just use the floss in the spool as if it were a tying thread body? I'm tying in with 8/0. I think the bodies would be too bulky on the smaller s
Whiting hackles
i ordered some whiting hen capes in blue, red, yellow for salmon flie   i have ordered whiting rooster capes in the past in silver badger, golden badger, speckled badger, cream   all are exc
New site:
Hi all! I have been working on a new site this winter/spring:   My goal is to preserve and present patterns from the classic old books, read more on
June Flies From the Vise
Some nice ones these past few days Noahguide, are these from the 50 flies book you recently tied? fshng2, thanks. No, I finished those a while back.(June 9th) Planning how to display them. I bought
Carrying two rods
I carry two rods quite often while on foot. Will be carrying two with me when I head out to the river in a few hours, my spey and my 5wt dry fly rod. What I like to do is use a backpack that zips wi
small salmon fly hooks
I'm looking to tie some smaller size hair wing salmon flies, {for fishing}, blue charm, thunder and lightning, etc. The obvious places stock sizes down to 8. I would like to tie some size 10 and 12. D
Enjoying the sun
No salmon today, needing a good spate but plenty of bites for keeping kids interest. [attachment=67730:IMG_20180512_105646_kindlephoto-377631533.jpg] [attachment=67731:IMG_20180512_105212_kindlephoto-
Any gardeners?
It's rained between 10 and 15 inches this past week . Tough on the garden but all looks well . Anybody else's garden go under water in this mid Atlantic rain ?
Extra large Wulff patterns about #6-#2 Wulff's:     PT/TB
Fishing report, Everglades Flamingo, 2 May
After spawning out the big fish head north following their stomachs and all the baitfish they keep finding.  A few years back I had a customer up in Virginia that asked for a few big black Tarpon
May Flies From The Vise
Mickey Finns have done great work for me on perch, the basses, trout to include steel head ,and GL salmon.    For a simple fly, it is a challenge to get it right..     The big
does any one know?
any clue why registering for the classic streamer and wet fly  and classic and artistic Salmon areas failed?  trying to log in simply 'locks' my account.   R.
Hair wing fly swap
                         >>>>>>>>>>>SWAP IS CLOSED<<<<<<<<<<<<
Non-fly rod caught fish
Sounds like fun. But I've always wondered what is the big deal with shad?  Is it just in the fun of catching them?  You can't eat them can you?    Long time ago there was a sha
Wheatley fly box.
I have been wanting a Wheatley clip box for my salmon flies, but dont understand their sizing. On the site they say that size five box (the largest) holds large salmon flies. My question is, what do
Back on the river today
I've never seen a sucker with such a big broad defined stripe like that and I happen to enjoy the great sucker runs every spring. We don't have steelhead, salmon and the like so I eagerly anticipate t
Hi from NY
Hi All, My name is Glenn and I live in Manhattan. I've fished over 40 years but just got started fly fishing and tying for trout. I did  do the Salmon River chuck and duck a few seasons years ago
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