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Dubbing Loop

I use basically the same, just a straight leader. About 5 or 6' with a loop. I actually was thinking of having a mouse swap also. The big boys come up for them.    Kevin 
Yesterday I did some prep work for a five day booking starting tomorrow - or should I say night booking since we're only going five hours per night -targeting small tarpon on fly.  My angler belo
Simple Caddis Pupa
Sometimes you want to fill up a box with some caddis.  When doing so, you dont always want a fly that take a long time to tie, instead you want something thats quick and easy.  Well this is
Leaders for large Streamers
I guess I've always felt I turn over big bass bugs and streamers better with a tapered leader. I don't loop to loop but nail knot 2' of 25-30#. Then blood knot or double uni a foot or so of 17# and 3'
How to blend Z-lon and Antron yarns?
mvendon: I never saw Planettrout's response including the link above... it's using dubbing, I am using 6" pieces of Antron yarn... I will try the comb approach and see what happens... thank you... 
Dubby Bunny
This fly is one that a friend showed me a while back.  In fact you saw me fish with him this past summer.  Kyle is his name, and he is the one who took me out on his bass boat to fly fish fo
Zhu / ZYZ reels
They are around £130 UK now. So still less than classic hardy or loop S reels.
March Flies From The Vise
In awe as always Kimo... Are those hackles on a loop or do you do something to secure the end on a post and cut it off? Can you see them on the water? (not essential, just curious) Thanks! It is a
Mono rigging
it almost seems like tournament fishing is making the rules for everyone else..the power of group think, maybe?   No, no, no.   The rules in world tournaments is stricter than fly fishin
10ft 4wt Xi Series rod
that's it, I think you just said it.its a little difficult to get a tight loop to make it carry far with that rod, where as that orvis rod I was handedcorrected even my first cast, it was a little wei
Finding Material
If it is Indead for a light Cahill pattern I have 2 shades of dubbing I acquired from Orvis. 1 is yellowishtan almost creame and other is same but a shade darker. I use split thread to make a tight no
Big Catfish and a Broken 4wt
Nice eating size channel cat.   I've seen folks catch some good size crappie and even bass on the telescoping graphite crappie rods, aka the poor man's tenkara rod.  I'm in the process
Homemade wading staff
As phg said, my sense of balance isn't what it used to be,  so I always have it with me when I'm fishing a stream or lake either from the bank or wading.  I also use it as walking stick.
Welcome to the site, Kraig.  I'm sure you'll find many answers and inspirations here.  My condolences on your loss.      In answer to your queries above ... 1)  There are
Exotics - carabou and camel?
 search; caribou caddis  or use like deer in spun body (if shorter and finer than other deer, it would be better on smallish flies)   I would assume the camel is dubbing.
A simpler floatier Rusty Spinner?
Well the bass poppers, Clousers, crabs, shrimp, and spoon flies are done, and am moving on to trout flies. Next up is Rusty Spinners. I have been tying them with hackle wings, microfibbet tails, and b
I need to remember to order done more pink on my next go round with fly tyers dungeon, also some more white sea dragon dubbing.
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
Capt Bob, those types of spools are my favorite way of storing pre-tied tippets.  The only difference is that I tie a sacrificial loop in the end of my tippet so I have loop to loop connections.&
What weight dumbbell eyes for Clousers?
Here's a quick "how to" on outriggers... Tie up the eyes and just before tying in the wing - tie in a mono loop first, then the wing with the loop under it and facing forward.  As you finish up t
Not very common emerger
lots of loop wing emergers here
Fly Tyer's Dungeon- Thoughts?
I have used the starburst dubbing in the fiber packs or dubbing brushes. Looks the same as ice dubbing as it is Angelina fiber.   Rick
Share your peeping caddis
Lucian   Very nice!  What's the dubbing?  Any particular reason to use a jig hook instead of straight shank?   thanks, Bob H
Any idea when you'll be restocking scissors?  Most of them are out of stock. Also, how much larger are the loops on the large loop scissors as compared to the regular loops? TIA
February Flies from the Vise
I will do a proper post with pics latter but essential is tail is mated 2 pheasant necks. Thin skin to match the color your trying for. In previous post that was my golden version. The crawdad orange
my kind of PT Variants
That fly looks great. Speaking of pheasant tails, maybe someone can help me. I have been having trouble wrapping the body with pheasant tail fibers. They keep slipping and I have to keep starting over
Pearsall's gossamer vs Orvis Nano silk thread
from the interweb   Nano Silk: A new hybrid GSP thread that is virtually unbreakable. The strongest and smallest fly tying thread available on the market. Not only for small flies, but for ALL ty
Bugger swap #2
The dubbing is from FTD blend of super kracken all blacks, and light grey starburst.
Chenille substitute for Rich's Worm
Kimo has some real nice flies in the January flies from the vise thread that look a lot like that. He said he used a furled dubbing loop I think. Here's a link to one similar.
Trolling Flies
I troll with 6 wt rods, even 7/8 when I use a fly rod. I prefer iM6 graphite rods, they give a good feel and forgiving bend and a 6 wt gives enough back bone to set the hook. i leave my 4 and 5 wt rod
Big stuff
Bought a couple SF Shrimp from Cabelas years ago. Speckled trout fuzzed them up pretty good. Copied the tie had to use 5 min epoxy. Already determined from fishing them not to 2 piece the fibers i
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 salm
Our Favorite Things?
Favorites --   Partridge Pheasant Tail Silk Thread Peacock Herl Muskrat dubbing Hare's Ear Mallard Wings Wood duck flank   Non-favorites --   Some synthetic dubbing Beads Pre-molded leg
Dragons tails?
Fairly durable . You need to hit the tail with a little CA. It has a Mono loop which is roughed up a bit because the dragon and the mono loop are glued together as well with a little CA to prevent f
Synthetic peacock dubbing for bodies....
It would appear that the flies in the photo are from the Orvis site:   The fly that was not pictured was this one:    
Leader making
Depends on what you're fishing for.   Generally, I either use a perfection loop to perfection loop (always in freshwater) or a blood knot (usually in the salt) to connect. 
Soft Hackled Nymph Swap
Didn't get to mail today but looking forward to tomorrow's mail. Chugbug, what did you use for your body? Did you mix your own dubbing? I like it but can't quite figure out what it is.   Nick
GTI Caddis
So I fished the Animas, and the guy working at the fly shop recommended a caddis pupae.  So I grabbed a few of them in size 14, and went to fish.  Sure enough I caught a few fish on it, and
mixing dubbing
i just buy dubbing already mixed   the fish dont care
Big-Y Stonefly Nymph SBS
Not sure if there's an ether leak at the factory but they do have some interesting patterns. Change colors/size to suit your needs. hook - Dai Riki 280 #8 underbody - non-tox .030 thread - Danville
Need help blending yellow and rust Antron to be rusty yellow
Interesting. I have used the air method with both natural, synthetic, and a mixture of both with excellent results. I cant say that Ive used only Antron, but the most important aspect of the method, I
E- Store fly tying materials
It's a competitive space, but that doesn't mean you can't make it work.  Do you need to make money at it, or just a little extra revenue?  The answer to that question will have an impact on
XXX Brown Sedge (video)
Nice video and good looking fly. I think I would prefer to do a split thread dubbing body as opposed to the dubbing loop. To each their own. Thanks for posting.
Brittle peacock herl
I kinda combine Tom's three hurl with flytire's thread and twist that all with my finger and thumb. Not quite as  strong as the loop method shown inn the video but it works pretty well. Often coa
Norvise dubbing technique by Norm
Hi all. Mikechell reminded me of something I should have remembered. Squirrel is very slippery!!. I will continue with a dubbing loop. other than that I enjoy dubbing on this vise.   Bullhead
Trout Bugs
My "old" bugs developed based on GRHE:       I always love these flies and GRHE is one of my favorite fly for starting season. Now synthetic materials became more and more popular. I
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
Bombastic on a 24 hour weather loop sells a lot more bread and milk (this report was brought to you by the bread and dairy association) all the channels - weather, news are non stop hype and yes I am
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
Kimo I really like the Finesse worms About some insight on how you tie them. Just a furled dubbing loop. Got the idea from Jay Zimmerman's new Bass book. I also have one of my smallie pics in the
Disco Midge Pupa
The Disco Midge is a great fly for fishing slightly off color water.  Its flashy enough to catch the trout's attention, and not too flashy to scare them away.  For instance, my local tail wa
Are all craft furs the same?
Actually, the JoAnn's type shorter synthetic hair can be useful too.  You can make zonker strips from it AFTER using Elmers glue on the flimsy backing to hold it together.     They
Tying a May Fly Swimming G Nymph
Tying materials   Demmon ST 900 BL #12-16 Tail made of Coq de Leon Pardo Corzuno Medio Under-Body made of yellow body thread Body is made of Troutline Synthetic Quill size M Gills
Bobbin Review
I've long been temped to buy a RiteBobbin, thanks for sharing your review!   My mainstay has been the Umpqua Ergonomic bobbins, simple and they fit my hands perfect, but they have a tenancy to
Dubbing Drubbing
My dry fly tying is abhorrent.  For dubbing I've tried numerous methods (dubbing wax, dubbing loops, less material, over wraps with bare thread, etc).  Every time I dub a body it looks like
Deer Hair "Green Weenie"
phg, I agree with you, but for me the same thought process applies to trying to make chenille float. Why would you when there's better materials that do? Foams would be a better choice for a floating
Bling Midge
For the quality water section of the San Juan it is barbless only. I use a Duncan loop for attaching most flies because its quick, strong and leaves a small loop. Trout hunter is good stuff for su
Fly Tyer Magazines
These magazines are timeless.  The best deal I'm seeing right now is 22.95 for 2 years (8 issues) and 12.95 for 1 year.  Lemme see; I paid 8.55 for 2014, 8 for 2015 and 8 for 2016 getting th
Skating CDC and Hare Sedge
Here it is:     Materials: #12 D400 Demmon barbless hook red  70 Denier  thread spiky dubbing in light olive ribbed with tinsel wing made of dyed khaki CDC hackle made of guard&#
VersiTip question
When the the Versitip first came out, it was a WF(5,6,7,8)F line with a loop on the end. Had 4 tips, a floating, an intermediate, a T3 and a T6 sinking line. Each of those heads were 4.6 meters long.
Santa needs your help ...
I would make you some dubbing brushes.   Rick If you're saying you would make the dubbing brushes for the wire, then let me say that that is not necessary.  You do not have to give me an
European Trout Bug Nymph
Thanks:   Here it is: Demmon DJS 300 BL Jig hook size #12-14 Purple Tungsten bead - slotted Dubbing - any spiky dubbing you like Ribbing:  UV ribbing  tinsel Thorax: mix of black synthe
RS2 No Tail - Midge Emerger
RS2's are staples in most nymph fishermans box.  They are very versatile, and can resemble many types of bugs.  From baetis to midges, these are awesome emerger flies. They are very easy to
Stonfo Dubbing Brush Machine
Has anyone ever used this? How did you like it? Would it work for making bigger dubbing brushes for bass and pike flies?
Jiggling Nymph
  Material List: Jig Hook Scud back Semperfli Micro Suede Chennile UV dubbing SLF dubbing Goose and turkey biot Pheasant tail fibers lead wire and black bead-chain hard wire, 12lbs Mono line and
Flash blend bait fish brush
If your fly fishing for pike try pike dubbing brushes are not a lot of use for lures as they don't provide the life like movement that long fibres produce a better action I have been tying my
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