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Chum 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
Triple Sec in the Salmon Candy variation.   [attachment=64762:TripleSec_SalmonCandy.jpg]
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
Grass carp?
Take some dog food with you. They love sipping it off the surface. I took a little block of 2mm brown foam that I had Superglued together and trimmed it to the size/shape of a piece of dog food. Heat
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   http://www.anglersworkshop.com/Tinsel/Lagartun-Oval-Tinsel   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.
Black Bear Red Butt SBS
i thought i'd try doing a step by step   NOTE: this is how i tied this fly. how YOU tie it is completely up to YOU   Black Bear Red Butt   Hook: Salmon type Thread: Black Tip: Silver ov
Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Flies
i use a reference fly as a guide such as a photo from the web, youtube or book and a little by eye   fly recipes come from the web and books also   i have been watching this channel for hair
medium vs fast action
Here's the extent of my rod building. I broke the ceramic while coming out of a river in the dark. Emergency repair with red tying thread and bondic. One of those scars I remember with advantages, bec
Intruders for Trout
That must be because pictures of trout rarely show the average 10-14'  size fish that get caught. Mainly,  lunkers -- 20" and up -- get screen tests. And then, many of those are caught on ba
9' 3wt shx build
Well for the record here is my thought on thinned lacquer as preserver.. It wets the thread and darkens like epoxy till it dries. When it dries the thread returns to it's normal color, in fact it gets
Ordering online
Of the few responses I have read I see some of the same things I have expierenced. Go to a local shop and they don't have what I need. So if I need it right away, it's what can I substitute. Oh crap,
About the evolution of YOUR fly tying.
Nymo thread and Kevlar, too, though I've spooled up both in the last year or two to remember what I haven't been missing.   Bullet-head tool set.  I happily used them way back when I was on
Feather
They use a lot of blue jay across the pond. For front hackle, cheeks, etc. I will take a quick look and see if I can name you a few patterns. A quick search found these: Throat: Prince Charming, Conne
tiny fly questions
Awww.. com'on Crackaig.... lol! I've caught a few carp on the fly and ... well I didn't THINK I 'trapped' them. But then again, they were hot into mulberries and a hair tie of an imitation was the '
Classic Hairwing Salmonfly Swap
https://www.google.com/search?q=hairwing+salmon+flies&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjYivqZ9ZPWAhVDeSYKHcmPASUQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=724
Tools of the trade !
thank you guys for the quick response's they pretty much all answered my questions and im supprised you can get started for so cheap I was assuming it would be in the hundreds !  for those that w
Classic wet fly swap interest?
Anyone interested in tying up some classic wet flies? I liked atxdiscgolfer's idea of the classic salmon fly swap but with the material requirements I'm out of that game for a while. So I figured the
Postfly box
I have been a subscriber for about a year.  I enjoy tying the new patterns, plus there are always a few gifts in the box as well.  I recently changed from the trout tying box to the Steelhea
September flies from the vise
restocking salmon boxes, Besure, designed by Robert Chaisson, Nova Scotia, for the Margaree. Robert is a guide and a great person I've copied this and a few of his patterns. [attachment=64146:besure.j
Gauging Interest for a Classic Salmon Fly Swap
atx   please provide your definition of "classic salmon fly"   "classic salmon flies" encompasses many styles   heres a few   https://www.google.com/search?q=classic+salmon+flies&a
Mop Fly Variant
Alevin Salmon Mop   A pattern for Salmon and Trout where Salmon run. For about a month the Alevin (Juvenile fish) remain hidden in their gravel nest. They feed on their yolk sac also known as "l
Adams Superfly SBS
Nice Adams mod. Size 12 is great bass salmon steelhead sizes. I have bass in jersey none of others but tie I will. Definite floater no need for frogs butt
Salmon dry fly hackle
I'm going to stick my head up and say you don't need 'dry fly' hackles for salmon dries. I've tied plenty that will keep a #10 salmon hook afloat using a pro grade whiting cape and cheap Indian necks
Salmon dry fly hackle
I'm going to stick my head up and say you don't need 'dry fly' hackles for salmon dries. I've tied plenty that will keep a #10 salmon hook afloat using a pro grade whiting cape and cheap Indian necks.
Soft Hackle Wet Flies
Probably my most productive soft hackle is the peacock and hen . I haven't tied any in a while now, other soft hackles work too LOL. Good stuff, fun to tie. Before I kick out I will tie some with silk
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
Well Floatfisher, they've tried hard to establish a fishery for many years without success but it just may an accidental stocking that takes over what they couldn't do purposely. I guess I've given up
Hi all from the UK.
Hi everyone, Rob here from Southampton in the UK, I have been tying on and off since about 1991 but only tend to tie what I need to fish with or replace in my box, mainly Damsels, Royal Wulff, apps bl
Spike fly
Here are the materials for "Spike".   Hook: Mustad 3366 Size 2 Body: Spun and clipped natural deer hair Hackle: one or two natural red or black rooster palmered Legs: 4 or six white rubber  
Feedback on Micro skagit heads / commando please
There is also a video of the same guy using a 7 1/2' fiberglass 4 wt rod with a 175 gr Commando head and a 5' floating tip to shoot dry flies across a decent size river with ease. The most interesti
U.P. Trip Report (photo heavy)
I wish we had your salmon runs and steel heads BTW I am from Auxvasse,, you're a Mexico boy aren't you I am sorry I screwed this post up
Smoked trout fish dip
I love smoked trout/salmon/carp/sturgeon. I'd always just take a piece and dip it into my mouth, never to be seen again. Sadly, I never gave that a shot even though I've eaten fish in almost as many w
Humphreys reel
I have one of the Humphrey reels and it is sure odd with the line coming out a hole in the side. I fished exactly as you're saying utyer but I used the old Shakespeare Silver Bullet, I think it was mo
Hello from BC, Canada.
Welcome aboard!Would love to see your flies!If you need assistance with salmon flies,give me a holler!Those are my specialty!
Wanna do the EuroOrBust swap...
thought so, your making much better usr of those salmon hooks than I would've.
Best bomber colours
Not quite as the fish I was referring to are sea run salmon, whereas the ste-mary's are landlocks. I have no Idea if that makes a difference as Ive never used bombers for landlocks. Once again, local
July Flies from the Vise
Tonight I tried a royal coachman for the first time.pixlr_20170708200237089.jpg Cool Dave ! That's one of my favorite ties ( to tie and at times to fish for brook trout with), I use a dark red flo
Colorado Trip!
What I heard ,last year's salmon run was very good.
Is there really a wrong way to tie a fly?
For starting out, the patterns are a good guide to learn some proportion and to imitate certain food items.  I wouldn't worry about using the exact same body material.  Switching dubbing for
Hi From Lake Eucumbene Australia
Thanks for the welcome.   Access to  Brown , Rainbow  Brook and  Atlantic salmon in the area.   Moved  near family (married kids ) located 180 klms away ,close enough to
even mustad hooks....
Aah, you found one of the old blind eye hooks....   Yup, I've found a few, over the years, as well.  I guess you could snell on a gut loop the way the salmon fly tiers do, but I usually just
Fly Tyer's Dungeon
Got it, feathers.  Vicente answered, but I'll add my understanding. I now live in Florida.  I was born and raised in Indiana.  I've been all over the world. Based on my experiences, fis
Hello from The Kenai Peninsula, AK
Welcome to the site, AKfishinRN! <<Where, on the Kenai, did you get a fly tying class?>>  In Soldotna, they just started them about once a month at Artsy Junkin   Wife and I sp
What is your favorite fly pattern?
Wooly bugger in black with a little red flashabou. If I had time I would add a beadhead. I have trout, bass, panfish, pickerel mackerel, striped bass, landlocked salmon and I am probably forgetting so
My spey/dee spin on a black bear green butt
One of the great things about tying salmon/steelhead patterns is you're not imitating any living thing, so you're free to use your imagination and change things in ways that are pleasing to your eye.
The Imagined History of “Tenkara”
That's funny,  as I was reading it.  I remember as a kid watching  on the B&W TV, some documentary on commercial fishing for tuna.  The guys fishing were lined up along the rai
A question of weight
An Alaskan guide named Ard Stetts has a system for fishing flies deeper w/o weighting them.  He uses it now mainly on the deep brawling runs there for steelhead and big salmon but he perfected it
Snook Flies Swap
Owner description of ssw:  trolling or mooching for salmon in salt water. Also excellent for baiting walleye, bass, tarpon and other inshore species.   Both will work.
Fly Tying Article
Fly tying is a creative outlet and a great pastime. It also supplies the angler with flies tied the way he or she wants, not the way some fly company thinks they should be. There is always a debate ov
Trout bug that never fails
Australian 'possum has a lot of the same characteristics, and should work as a substitute.  Save the seal for your salmon flies....
Tenkara
I'll give my .02 on it without going too far into the whole long drawn out issue of fly fishing/tenkara debate that has been hashed out over & over on most fly fishing forums out there online in t
Smallmouth On The Fly
Smallmouth Bass are scrappy fighters that are willing to eat a large variety of baits.  They are fun to catch with conventional gear, and an absolute blast on a fly rod.  Especially when fis
New Tying Bench
Yes I am very happy, he wanted a good home for it. It is all oak framed with dovetailed drawers. I'll be searching for a older style Atlantic Salmon Federation and Trout Unlimited  stickers
Heavy wire nymph hooks (carp hooks?)
Look at the Fulling Mill hooks in 3x strong.  http://www.fullingmill.com/Products-US/Fulling-Mill-US/FM-H-W-Champ-B-Less-Hook-Black-Nickel-S10-US   There are also a few other manufacturers t
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