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Excessive Glue with Baitfish Skull Head
All right, so I'm headed to Chile next week for 3 full days of fishing. Tying up some streamer patterns,and apparently I'm not so good at gluing the eyes on cleanly to the skull head. I was wondering
Using hooks from the mid-90s
Hi all, I have some old fly tying hooks from my first Orvis fly tying kit in 1995 or so. Are these hooks still worth tying on? My concern would be that they are not as sharp as the new chemically shar
Great find at craft store
good find   easter bunny stuff is also useful fly tying material
I can not believe I did this..
CRS (can't remember shit) is real     Thank you Flytier, I needed that reassurance after yesterday. The other weekend I was at the Scottish Fly Fair. I took my LAW vice. As I was driving
Softhackle Stimi SBS
Started out tying Ryan Houston's Myles Peter and ended up in a different place. Gonna try this for skwalas in darker olive tones. hook - Dai Riki 280 #10 thread - Danville 6/0 light olive rib - smal
Hello from Fort Worth
My name is Lee, I am a high school speech teacher in Fort Worth, I also tie custom flies.  I grew up in North Alabama where fly fishing was laughed at for the most part but now is coming around.&
Emerger Floatation and Ginger on Adams
I agree with Mike,the second does look a bit top heavy.Other than that your proportions look really good. As far as changing from brown to ginger:It's going to be more of a regional thing depending on
Custom fly order
I tied for shops and others for many years -but hit the wall two years ago and had to quit...  The toughest orders I ever filled were for folks either wanting samples or just a few of a bunch of
Purple and Pink stimulator type of nymphs
These are not "natural" kind of nymphs but in years I noticed a strange curiosity. The fish take them often when these kind of flies are in the hunting zone. if they do not take them, will take the ot
DIY Shanks
    planning on tying on the tail? Split ring is not the typical method, but I suppose it should work fine. Just watch the cut end of the wire. Cuts thread like a razor.     Blueb
E.P.'s Articulated Streamer
My newest video is out, featuring an articulated streamer. This is another dimension of fly fishing and tying, and one that really has enhanced my game over the last few seasons.   The pattern I
Presidential Shrimp
So obviously I named this fly after the US president's hairline.  Sorry to anyone I am offending, I mean no offense.  I didnt tie it with that idea in mind, but when it came out of the vice,
Any woodturners on here
Love the lidded bowl.  Looks like a Maple burl?  Great contrast on the finial, looks like walnut?   I too enjoy turning.  I find it a great artistic release for me.  My wife s
RIP Lefty Kreh
Lefty was the real deal. He will be missed. Ironically, today I chose a Monster Mondo Deceiver as my current tying project and was planning out the design when I saw the news feed. Sir Kreh's famil
Lefty Kreh passes....
He once said that there is more bs in fly tying/fishing than in a kansas stockyard..he should have included rod building i do both and can,t argue with him..he wasn,t afraid to speak his mi
Spey Daze DVD set
 I have his "Skagit Master" dvd and that is how I got started, but you'll have to pry that dvd out of my cold dead hands lol   I was  hoping it wouldn't come to that but if it's t
Mouse/Rat Swap
I'm going to try to get my wife or one of the many kids that come in and out of here to hold the shop vac under it while I'm trimming. That might just work. I know guys who put a hole in the table wit
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
de-barbing pliers
Are the Tiemco specialty pliers the answer?   not @ $40+ dollars   hemostats   or   debarb your hooks with your vise prior to tying your flies
Look better than most of mine.  Lately I have been tying the Morrish Mouse, for me its easier than the traditional and according to reviews (if its on the internet it has to be true, right?) they
2018 International Fly Tying Symposium
I was wondering if anyone new when and where the 2018 International Fly Tying Symposium was taking place? I would like to attend this year and I need to schedule my vacation. Thanks.
Punxsutawney Phil right again
Well my mind was in spring shad and striper fishing mode. I picked up a new reel, some bombers and cotton Cordell's, been tying up plenty of bucktails and organizing my tackle only to get 16" of snow
Leaders for large Streamers
Looking for some advice I started tying up some larger streamers and I just purchased a 8wt rod.  I usually use cutthroat leaders but was hoping to use something a little cheaper.  What do y
Guinea Foul feathers
No use whatsoever, just mail them to me for proper disposal..... If you have the loose feathers sort by size you will find a lot of uses, dye some, fun to experiment with both tying and dyeing. 
"PURPLE HEART NYMPH" benifit fly for Project Healing Waters
Fantastic! A couple of weeks ago I attended a tying session that benefitted Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery.   Could a recipe be posted?
Jig Patterns
Been tying spin fishing jigs for years. marabou is good but I like rabbit zonkers way more. It pulses more when wet then marabou. Nothing beats hair in cold water and they are super simple and fast t
How to blend Z-lon and Antron yarns?
SD, you can load an image directly to your page by using the more reply options tab.  Click the tab and you will get a reply screen with more options.  Under the text frame, you will find th
Mylar Tubing
Any tips for tying in Mylar Tubing and folding itself back over the hook shank?  The fly I'm trying to tie is the floating minnow pattern that requires you to tie the tubing in at the eye and fol
Southern Pink Moth Pattern
Definitely don't have anything around here that looks like that.  I've seen one similar to the picture in the middle of the top row up in Vermont but it was a lot bigger, two or three inches long
Antron yarn won't turn black when heated with flame
I'm tying the Peeping Caddis/Eruciform Larvae; I am melting the end to simulate the head of a Caddis pupa coming out of it's cocoon under the surface and splits it's pupal shuck... 
My Personal Favorite Bucktail Streamer
Truly, timeflies, no offense intended, but I'm with Rocco.  I fast forwarded through to the actual tying parts of the video.  I have no idea what all your "in depth" vocalizations were. 
Metz Capes
med dun here
March Flies From The Vise
I have not posted in a week or so because I have been busy tying from a book I found at the library called fly tying for beginners by Peter Gathercole. I am not taking as much time as I woul
Mono rigging
Jailberts, I'll leave the politics out of this but I'm a proud unabashed bait fishermen, spin fishermen, ice fishermen and a fly fishermen and have posted about such numerous times. I even posted a pi
Favorite hair for Elk Hair Caddis?
I tie a CDC and Elk but like the originator I use deer hair.   I've found it's easier to tie than Elk hair caddis and possibly more effective.   When I first started tying it, 20 o
9th Annual Opening Day Swap
[attachment=67092:IMGP5761a.jpg]   Tying a caddis worm. Need to do three more and they will hit the mail.
April Fools Warm Water Swap...
Got the first half dozen easy but now the dilemna. For years I've spent fishing bass with bait and spin gear. When I did use a fly rod for bass or pike I will admit to using store bought poppers almos
Finding Material
Mike, Sure it wasn't an opportunity just to unload some excess materials?😁 In all seriousness, when it comes to fly fishing and tying I have never ran into a group of folks more will to share
Kevin Compton's Double Duck Caddis
My newest video features Kevin Compton of Performance Flies tying his Double Duck Caddis.  Kevin demonstrates some intermediate tying techniques in this one, and then shares the situations in whi
Does anybody have, and use, a Herter's Professional Wing Maker?
tctrout:  I can't tell you how many of your videos I have watched and learned from in the past 2 years!  So nice to kinda-sorta meet you!    A little background:  I'm 75 years
hi,,,my names Brian  from NW Arkansas,,used to be involved on this forum but got into bassing and took a few year hiatus from tying.  gonna try to see if I can get my fingers to work again.&
rainbow trout game changer for tail water musky and striper
Looks cool, but heavy. Could maybe try tying it with about half the density of material?
Greetings from Austin
there is nothing wrong with tying only what you fish with or plan to fish with. That's all I do and I have no desires to learn a new technique if I have no desires of fishing the fly. I wouldn't call
2018 Stippled Poppers
I had tried your tech of attaching legs rather than holes in the bodies. I failed to get them splayed out sideways but had them out the bottom and rather than pop well the legs would cause the poppe
Hello, My name is Kraig Morris. I am from Lock Haven, Pa but originally from Cambria County in western Pa. I am so honored to be a member and look forward to being a part. I was partially motivated to
Stoping by to say hi
Welcome back.    As Mike said, that's a neat base.   A very stable tying platform with the legs down.  I did have a vise that screwed on to the stem like that but the similari
Orvis Thread
Does anyone else have issues tying with their thread, the spool diameter is smaller than UNI, UTC or Danville and it seems like i always lose tension making it a pain using it.
What are Partridge Fibers, beard style?
Hi all...  I'm gonna attempt to tie an Olive Peeking Caddis fly, which is calling for Brown Partridge Fibers, Beard Style for the legs.  In my two years of fly tying, I have never heard
Chile Bound... advice needed!
Update ---   So ended up booking with a guide called Jack Trout (with a last name like that...) and we will go with one of the locals who guides for him. 3 full days, and we are planning 2 for bi
Little work on the site
instead of just moving "timely tip" how about unlocking the category so forum members can continue to post tying tips and tricks   nobody can start a new thread
Exotics - carabou and camel?
Finished tying spinners and started going through "the materials box" into which anything and everything that I've used or acquired over the last five years has been tossed. I was mostly feathers and
Sad News, Member Passed
Everyone, I wanted to take a moment and share some sad news my cousin and FTF member Joe Beck passed last night. Some of you may know him as Atroutbum2, he became a member in 2004 and I know he was a
A simpler floatier Rusty Spinner?
Years ago when I used to fish a lot of rusty spinners, I took the advice of a California Flyfishing Hall of Fame angler, Hal Jansen.  When he ties a spinner he uses a poly wing as other do. 
Diluting liquid fusion
So... I have been tying some biggish head flies recently, and I am wondering if diluted Liquid Fusion (clear) would be a good alternative to UV (expensive) and Tear Mender (white residue). Has anyone
okay. which one of you guys....
....hid my box of salmon fly hooks and salmon flies i have been tying?   i cleaned of my tying desk and put them in a box for future tying and cataloging the flies.   ive searched every nook
A Neat Body for Soft Hackles
While doing some experimenting in various aspects of tying flies, as all of us often do, I found a neat way to make a somewhat shinny but slender body when tying soft hackle wet flies. Use any kind of
Bob- those pink and tan tarpon patterns you tie look deadly to me, and I am sure they have sold well in the shops. I have been tying for the local shop for about a year now, so I know what will sell g
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
this thread (from another site...) should answer most of your questions about tarpon flies... It rambles a bit along  the way but does cover the ground.  I started tying for shops at the ver
thread life
I have some thead ,I have a issue some of it breaks while in the middle of tying,I know how how to get it going again ,but does tying thread have a shelf life?
Musky Fly, what is your favorite type of fly to tie
I enjoy tying the big stuff most. But having a a young son really limits my fishing time for now. Lately I just wanna catch something. The little stuff gets bites. So I'm trying to enjoy tying that as
Congrats on the fine addition to your tying stations. Well made tools are a treat to use. This HMH model is on my wish list so please give us a full report on the function and workmanship. Killer mo
Western Marylander
Hello folks, I am glad to see a forum like this. I caught the bug for fly fishing in the 90s on western PA streams. Then I progressed to fly tying over the years and enjoy that during down time chasin
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
Hook Size for false albie flies
hey every one!   I am looking for some help, i have never fished for false albies, but i am heading to the gulf to fish for them the first week of march, and i am tying flies like crazy for them,
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