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Thick or thin deer belly hair for poppers?
typed that in on my phone has the swype predictive text I'm not really sure how it comes up with what it should predict sometimes, that was a new one most of the time it's some obscure city in a forei
The Golden Missile
----The Golden Missile----   I had been looking forward to the summer of 2016 for quite some time.  For the same reason, the women in my life were both anxious and nauseous as they dreadfull
dyna king kingfisher kit       flyfishfood tying kit  
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
I feel like what the author was trying to say is that today's fishing style and demographic has changed.It seems that he believes morals and ethics are being sent on their merry way.And I have to agre
Chile Trip Report
Slow was the way to describe fishing, but lots of fun. Day 1 - Fished the Petrohue river swinging for salmon with 10 and 9wts and 400-450 grain line with big articulated salmon flies. First stop I cau
April Flies From The Vise
  Grizzly King - a Ray Bergman wet fly pattern   Hook:   Size 6 Tag:    Gold Tinsel Tail:   Red Hackle Body:   Green Floss Rib:    Gold Tins
Astronomy ... gravitational waves
Now...I might not have said this 30 years ago (or I might have) but at my age I'll present a hypothetical situation. Today I am 74 in reasonable health and expect several more enjoyable years BUT if s
Mouse/Rat Swap
I will jump in been wanting to try the King Rat from the spring 2018 fly tyer
Law Vise for sale
Several years ago, when the LAW vise was readily available, I tied on several friends vises. At that time I was a collector of tying vises to use, not as investments. I called Lawrence and spoke to hi
Chile Bound... advice needed!
So my dad's boss completely surprised me by inviting me to tag along on my dad's business trip. We plan on going 5 days before just to fish the southern part of the country, the Chilean Patagonia. I h
I don't care what it does ... $500.00 is too much money for a vise.   Don't get me wrong ... I am glad you like it.  I wouldn't, because every time I looked at it, I'd be thinking about ho
Vice problems
Wear on the jaws should be easily visible. More likely (I think) is an adjustment; see for parts reference-  
February Flies from the Vise
Last night's Bourbon and Bugs. I different direction than usual. Great month all. Here's to March. The king is dead, long live the king
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
Polarized Eye Glasses - need help in buying a new pair
As with most things, I don't spend a lot of money on sunglasses.  $15.00 Strike King polarized glasses have worked for me since the 80's ... no cataracts or problems as of my latest eye doctor vi
What is the angle in angling?
So, a guy with a hand line... Is he still angling?   According to the book of Job, it's the way God fishes:   Dost thou draw leviathan with an angle? And with a rope thou lettest down --
About musical taste?
I'm an aging headbanger. Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones. Didn't care much for the 80's hairbands but did take a liking to AC/DC and then Metallica. Strangely I'm also
Dyna-King vs. Renzetti: Flagship vise comparison
This is a great write up, deaddrifter.  Thanks for taking the time.   Several years ago when I was vice shopping, I took a long hard look at the Dyna King.  I had been tying on my buddy
Stonfo Dubbing Brush Machine
I use one and yes, you can use it for making larger dubbing brushes.  It's not a bad setup and does the job.  What's nice is the tray drops out so you can spin the material freely.  It'
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
And Thanks Nick, you are the King
Fly Tying Kits - Recommendations?
Look into the tying kits offered by Dyna king and flyfishfood websites
Dyna king is awesome IMO. I have an Ultimate Indexer and I absolutely loved tying on it. This weekend I will tye the first fly I have tied in 5 years or so, hopefully this is like riding a bike.
Classic wet fly swap
Got you covered Steve, was planning to send a dozen bonus, so adding a Rio Grand King or Leadwing Coachman is next, need to check local fishing shop for quill slips or get creative with some winging y
Mop Fly Variant
I used a #10 wide gap barbless jig hook. I'm thinking larger hooks would work too especially for the big ones and bass. I plan to try it soon and with other colors. I figure Mikechell will chime in si
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
blah blah blah.    Turns out even the ecosystem-destroying northern snakehead is having next to no quantifiable impact in the waterways it is inhabiting- tidal reaches of the Potomac, e
howdy all
Just a fish pic I wanted to share of a 47lb king on my 9 weight back a few years ago. ) caught char, grayling, rainbows, dollys, pike and 2 hangovers on that trip,  also 11 mosquito bites in
Finished tying tool collection
For me, the vise and scissors are the important tools, and they should be built to outlast me.  My "new" vise is a Dyna-King Sidewinder.  I picked that up used and in a trade; and its 2
July Flies from the Vise
grizzly king hairwing  
Moving from beginner's vise to a rotary vise
You might also look at Dyna-King. A made in USA family owned compay for the past 30 years. I own the Barracuda Deluxe. A lot of great vise's out there. You get what you pay for IMO.
The Imagined History of “Tenkara”
Now we come to modern day fishing.  Sport fishing is the number one sport business, in many areas. (probably)  Fishing, as a pastime, is more popular than any other sport. (again, probably)&
aplicator bottle
I use the Dynaking Cement Reservoir if I use anything, I normally use two whip finishes so don't bother using head cement, but the Dynaking is ok never seems to stick or clog up.
Best Buys for Vises
My best buys for vises are the Nor-Vise and Dyna King Trekker.
I am also a vice junkie,,, have several of each brand,,, Renzetti, Dyna-King, Norvise and HMH.   Having tried the J-Vise and LAW design at friends,,, I find them rather uncomfortable to use. Bein
palming your scissors?
I kind of do the same thing as Mikechell My magnets came from Michael's/Hobby Lobby and they are stronger than the shower curtain magents I've checked out. I glued mine to the bracket of my waste bas
Any herpers on here? Recently became interested in snakes and lizards and such, well have always been interested, more like fascinated recently. I know my snakes pretty well, and enjoy catching the lo
Renzetti Master Vise Rotary Parachute Attachment?
Perhaps one of the other vise maker's accessories will work for you.
April Flies from the Vise
some trude style flies   adams trude     coachman trude     lime trude     red trude     rio grand king trude     royal coachman trude  
fly line backing alternative
I usually put a hundred yards of backing on my spools, because that's how it comes and only to fill the spool- Show me a North American fresh water scenario where a fly fisherman has a reasonable chan
Way too much chenille - what can I tie?
Wooly worms, buggers, Winged Wets (eg., Rio Grande King) anything brown or tan & sinking, that fish will eat.  Search here with chenille as part of your query, or Google Images of "fly p
Is Dyna King Still in Business?
I have been trying to get in touch with Dyna King for several weeks now and have been unsuccessful. I've left voicemail messages which have not been returned. Now, as of this morning, their website is
Beat on Me, Like a 5-year old's rented Drum Kit Challenge
  __1___A. Leadbelly Coachman   __3___B. Dyslexic Rio Grande King   __2___C. Rio Grande King   __4___D. Double Wing Rio Grande
Guide's Choice Fly Swap With A Twist
RC Idaho's flies arrived today. That's 3 sets in so far. RC tied a #16 Gray Trude for us and I can just imagine the fish fighting over this one. Very nice, neat tie. Thanks, RC, for a job well done.
are jurassic vises catching on
these vises were aimed at the salt water market and i was curious if they were catching on and if not, why not...thanks.   Catching on?  Hard to say unless you call the manufacturer. 
Rod Tubes needed.
Buy a big enough truck and the truck is the best rod case ever made. I do not get infatuated with gear either but I do refer to my truck as the road king. Not because I like naming my cars, just becau
Butte Ugly Swap-Register here-Open Feb 16
I took advantage of that huge self addressed envelope you used for the favorite fly swap and sent my BUTTE ugly flies over today. You are the KING
Wanted: Dynaking Jaws in good condition. Regular and/or midge.
Mop Swap - Jazz it up!!!
Swap is now closed   OK everyone, this swap might be some what controversial for some and for those of you that do not wish to participate in this swap that is fine.  Some folks thinks the m
Winter Fly Fishing The ANIMAS River
Mc, I was expecting a little report of the condition of the Animas in the wake of the Gold King spill. Does it appear that there was any impact on the life in the river?
January Flies from the Vise
Nice trout, King.  In my opinion, and experience, snapping a rod is rarely, if ever, the fault of the rod. User error or prior damage is usually the culprit.
Fishing Glasses Question
"... green tinted lenses are what were recommended to me by an employee of optometrists office. He said thats the best color for looking through water."   I'm thinking this guy doesn't actually s
Ripped off!
Mans self proclaimed justification of his lethal action has 0 to do with the order of Heaven.  Murdering another human being because it feels right and or, in ones mind, brings vindication, has n
Prybis,   I watched you tie on your Norvise at Wildcat Creek. Awesome flies. But I can understand the portability issue. The Norvise is a bit bulky to travel with.   The vise I use is the
Your Best 12 Trout Flies?
in no particular order of favoritism   tan thread midge brassie san juan midge wd40 pheasant tail nymph gold ribbed hares ear nymph elk hair caddis olive comparadun parachute adams royal wulff h&
Best feather for wet wing fly
What's the difference in duck quills and the primary wing feathers. (Sorry, but this is the beginner section.) I got convinced to tie a few Leadwing coachman's and a few other classic winged flies.Me
November Flies from the Vise
This fly looks like Don King...LOL.. I knew I had seen something like it somewhere...! :)
critique of picket pin
 Again, thanks for the tips and infomation. I have a little more confidence in this fly.  I reduced the amount of material and paid attention to where and how I tied in, still room for impro
Tiemco Hooks
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What is a good bass fry pattern?
Fish might have made a run at your fly ... but that's officially a "foul hooked" fish. Man, they feel 4 times bigger when they're hooked like that !!! A 15-20# King Salmon hooked in the tail in ri
September flies from the vise
Caddis Tail Fly Bi-visible meets King's River Caddis. hook - Dai Riki 305 #14 thread - Danville 6/0 brown rib - x-small wire copper body - dubbing hare's ear wing - turkey quill body hackle - barr
New to fishing. Glo bug hook size recommendation for kings.
Personally if you are going to AK, I would not scrimp on the hook.  I like the Daiichi X510 or the Gamakatsu C14S.  Both are straight-eye which is better because up there you are more often
Predator Vise
OK I've been wanting a new vise for a while now. I tie on a Dyna King Professional and have ever since about the 3rd year they went into production,I have every gadget made for this vice and I have ti
Vise advice needed
I'm not sure what price range you are looking at however the Dyna King Kingfisher goes for around $175.00 and can hold a 7/0 hook and maybe one of the Regal vises too (not sure). 
Broken tip repair
Two phone calls to two different employees confirming that MY tip would be returned upon written request, which I did. Them some lame excuses as to why it wasn't and insulting my intelligence as well.
Must have flies for Salmon River trip in late Sept.?
Weight forward or double taper line is all you need. No need for any specialty high dollar lines.  King Salmon can put a whoopin' on fly line when they make a run through rocky areas, over ledges
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