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Atlantic Salmon

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 built a 10ft 4 wt this spring on an IM6 graphite blank and it's done well on 17 inch rainbows and 2 lb smallies. I was midge and small  Hornberg fishing with it early on this spring, then switc
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
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!   https://explore.org/livecams/brown-bears/br...am-brooks-falls 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
original poster said   "I am using 1/0, upturned eye, salmon fly hooks. Also have tried size 1, straight eye hooks but I prefer those upturned eyes for these."   with that being said, have y
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?
Difficult and unjust to define "best" . Best at classic salmon flies? best at size 32 royal coachman's ? best innovator, best teacher. Never liked the term best or master fly tier. No definable guide.
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: http://flypattern.org
Looks very good Havard. Would liked to have seen the Alexandra in the same format as the other fly pictures. A great way of preserving the history. How have you gotten on with fishing the classics?
June Flies From the Vise
Using up some salmon hooks. Royal coachman attempt and not sure what the second one is. Forgot to put a tail on it. :(
Carrying two rods
  Regardless of the weight of rod 1# tippets is what make smaller fish fun.    I can't be comfortable fly fishing with any kind of pack on, so that, like a hand carried rod, would
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
Big...how about #6-#2 Wulff's:   http://www.flytyer.com/better-dry-flies-for-atlantic-salmon-steelhead/     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
back to atlantic hairwings   first attempt at this one  
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
Sorry I posted too quickly - hairwings I like, salmon flies not so much.  I apologize for messing up the thread.
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
Two classic salmon flies
You say youre looking for Cock of the Rock? Here is some on e-bay, seems like a good deal, but the feathers seem more red than the usual orange. https://m.ebay.com/itm/10-Andian-Cock-of-Rock-feathers
Animal hair that sinks?
Royce Dam,The Buz Buszek Award is the highest fly tying award the FFF gives out. Royce Dam won it in 1994 and he is the foremost fly tier that uses wool for flies.    Get his book, The Pract
Hello from Canada
Welcome Tim.  You have some Atlantic Salmon in your territory...ever think about swinging some flies for them?  Give it a try, once you do you'll be hooked!  
On tube flies?
I use mostly the HMH system with connector link at the back that kind of holds your hook orientation fairly well. So hook point down I've had no issue with my Gray Ghosts tracking upright. At least no
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
This has been an interesting read all the way through. Sometimes got a little shaky as to keeping everything friendly and related to the original post but pretty held together. To me guides are an int
3 am phone call- duck
I have never known anyone to tie flies and not fish...that is very interesting.  At the same time, I have to imagine you are very good at tying flies to do so without desire to fish.  
Picture of Bras d'or Creeper
I don't have a picture but check out novascotiafishing dot com for a start.  Go ogle Rick MacDonald for that pattern and Gordie McKinnon for a similar shrimp pattern.  I like a shr
Chile Trip Report
We could have kept it, but we were strictly catch and release. The reason salmon are in Chile, is because of all the fish farms. Naturally, some escaped and over time the population has flourished. Na
Global warming?
Fisherboy & Dflanagan, This is a normal winter up here. It's just wearing a bit thin. I don't understand why these "Climate scientists" can call this climate change/global warming when we only hav
April Flies From The Vise
Here is another pattern from a binder of oldies.   From the interesting article I have read, this pattern variation was designed by a Newfoundland Gentleman to catch Atlantic Salmon in the Humber
Squamish in Spring
As the title suggests. A friend of mine is heading to Vancouver in the Spring time (September). I'd like to tie him a selection of flies that would be suited to this time of year... I guess bull trout
Using hooks from the mid-90s
I have a hook sharpening stone in my vest, it produces a very fine sharp point . I bought that back in the day when you sort of needed one, it still works today.   That said I do remember some of
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
Steelhead
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 moment.now 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
pink
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...https://www.deneki.com/2016/08/the-franc-n-snaelda-tying-instructions/
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
Here are a few of them. There was also a couple of of 100 packs of Mustad salmon hooks (with some missing), a ton of wood duck (about a pound), about a half dozen golden pheasant heads, several rooste
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
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