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Knot
Yep it's a different knot. I simply want something easy and secure and the speed blood knot seems to have both over the traditional blood knot. I cannot come up with any reason to tie a more complicat
Greeting from south Georgia
New to the forum, been tying and fly fishing for about 5 years introduced to the sport via Project Healing Waters.  Living in the deep south I fish warm water and am always looking for new places
Hi from Upstate NY
howdy, Bob. from the Mo. Ozarks I remember fly tying in the 70s and driving to regional shows to purchase materials the bait shop didn't have.
Bully Bluegill
Always try to be better, just don't expect everyone to think you're the best.  If you enjoy recording yourself tying, try doing it with your own patterns.  If you want to do someone else's f
DEER PUPA step by step video
Buggy looking.  My only suggestion would be to show the materials list a bit longer.
Difference between genetic, India and Chinese
Some of these will be repetitive and some may not go directly to your question, but hackle related stuff in my book marks that will better your understanding; https://growlermag.com/raising-hackles-th
New Fly Tyer in NC
Hello everyone, I recently picked up the bad habit of tying flies. Not only that, I got my 9-year-old son started on the habit. I hope to learn a lot from this forum.
FTF Fly Pattern Database Is Back
Same thing with tags and materials...links broken you get a blank page ☹️
In line popper
Very nice I've used treble hooks on a number of poppers and crease flies.  The majority of mine don't have any material on the tail.  It's not that difficult to tie in the materials.  I
J&P Coats 6 Strand Floss ??
Of course you can use if for fly tying.  It's an old staple.  It doesn't have the sheen that rayon or silk has when wet, but there are a good variety of colors, and many a fishing fly has us
Foam Baitfish with Gills
Thanks. Good eye Mike...yes I did. The gills and baitfish profile were cut with a laser (added laser to revise original post) I have never been very good at cutting these out but having a laser cut th
RS2
This thread made me laugh when I needed it. I did not know about that thread trick for splitting tails and have tied 100 of these! So glad to see this and will be using that when tying up more in the
Didn't catch nuthin'...
There's more to fishing than catching fish; there's fly tying, rod building, leader making, posting on forums, etc.   Not catching makes that first catch sweeter!
Vinyl Ribbing???
Just came across vinyl ribbing this morning while placing an order for more tying materials. I tie a lot of warm water flies (mainly for bluegill) and one of my go-to's is a rubber band wax worm tied
The SCUD/Sow Bug swap
Vicrider, I'm still trying to get settled in. A LOT of stuff is still in boxes which I've been shuffling around along with a lot of much heavier stuff to insulate the walls in the garage. Fishing has
Not a Good Introduction
Welcome Joyce. I get it about not being into introductions or talking about yourself. How about your interests? Tell us what you would like to fish for. Have you started tying flies yet? 
RIO InTouch Fly Line
I know this is fly line related and not tying but wondering if any one has had the chance to use RIO InTouch Fly Line?  I'm looking at purchasing RIO InTouch Trout LT.  I have used the RIO T
With Kids Spring Winter And Summer at City Park New Orleans
Looks like I'm going to be spending some time with my kids in New Orleans in the spring and winter, and a lot of time in the summer, starting as early as this winter. My daughter (12) is just getting
Elk Hair Caddis
The elk hair caddis should be a staple in all dry fly fishermans boxes, if they aren't in there already.  This fly is probably one of the most effective and versatile dry flies ever created, and
August Flies From the Vise
RCRP Midge Emerger, Olive Hook - Daiichi 1167 #16 Thread - Uni 17/0 Tail - Boar Bristle Abdomen - Peacock Quill - Olive, Loon UV Resin - Thick Thorax - CDC, Olive Parachute - Grizzly Dyed Golden, Medi
Getting back into tying and A K Best
Production Fly Tying was published in 1989.  Hard to believe it was that long ago.  I adopted several of his suggestions from the book when setting up my bench and tying area.  It sou
Material Recommendation
Thanks for the input everyone!   One more thing, I have been eyeing up the Umpqua U555 in size 14 because they are relatively inexpensive, anyone have experience with these? Would they work well
What Would You Do?
I say donate the good ones and if the hooks are any good on the bad ones trade them to a tyer for flies.Pretty sure a Perrine #66 was my first fly box. I have since collected several models including
Bram's Stoker SBS
A few changes to the back end of Bram Van Houten's Deer Hair Emerger. hook Dai Riki 135 #14 thread - MFC 8/0 sand underbody - medium tinsel opal rib - turkey biot callibaetis shellback - 1mm foam ta
UV torches
I got that Solarez pack Flytire posted above, from another tier on here.  Got it about 2 years ago or so and I've still not used it all.  A little goes a long way. On the other hand, I only
EZ Cast Baitfish
EZ Cast Baitfish     Finished Length: 3-1/2" Hook: 1/0 Owner Mosquito 5377-111 light wire (For heavier wire use SSW 5180-111) Thread: White Veevus 150D or flat waxed nylon Hook Flash: FTD Pe
How to Make Perfect Booby Eyes (Video)
I have a similar set of foam cutters.  Never thought of putting the smaller ones into a drill.  I do mine the same way that flytire does, just tie in a foam cylinder then trim them to the si
RIP Dick Miller
I received word today that the man who taught me to tie flies has passed away. Dick Miller was an elementary school 5th and 6th grade teacher in Grants Pass, Oregon. In the mid 1950's schools had afte
WD40
Funny conversation. I had picked up a few of these from a shop last minute prior to fishing high pressure tailwater. Only thing that worked were WD40s so I tied up a bunch later. I do prefer "finer" f
Source of foam for fly box
Try the Hopper Store.... https://www.hopperfishing.com/product-category/fly-tying-materials/ A bunch of foam in different colors and thicknesses, ....although it is intended for making bugs not storin
The new kid on the block
After only one year on a driving range, he shot a 2 over par.   I reckon his version of "best" is the hardest rod/line/flies to use, since that will provide the greatest challenge.  I
Looking For Advice
They look great. And the rubber bands get you a thicker, flatter profile on your segments than other solutions. Try em and see, they'll last long enough (far longer than peacock or ostrich, certainly
Euro Nymphs
I would definitely recommend Lucian Vasies site, http://www.flytying.ro. If you are looking for materials to tie these flies his website Troutline.ro is a very good source.
Let’s talk decals
Ready to deck out my truck with some decals. Mostly interested in fishing decals but hunting ones are on the agenda too. What artists in flyfishing/tying do yall like that makes decals? Links are appr
Jungle cockcapes
Here is a source I have used before: Lathkill Fly Fishing http://www.lathkill.com/shop/index.php. They are in England, shipping is around $7.00. Prices are in Pound Sterling which is about $1.30 US do
Fly Fishing and Fly Tying "Q & A"
I started a new concept for my YouTube videos, answering questions from viewers.  In my first "Q & A", I answered a variety of fly fishing and fly tying questions.  If you are able to ad
Identifying Feather
backyard find. not much tying with this one. no bird around looking for it. no feather police around either  
Soft Hackle Emerging Caddis
Soft hackle fly patterns have been around since pretty much when fly fishing started.  That does not mean they aren't effective now.  In fact, they are still very effective, and in some circ
An Omen?
I thought you were going to say that at the time you were tying an adult stone and the likeness was so remarkable that the real thing flew over and tried to mate with it.
Favorite Brookie Patterns
About the only time I fish for brookies is when I head up to central Vermont, one or two times a year.  SE PA isn't what you would call a hot bed for brook trout.   Mostly I take rides
A little introduction of myself
Hello all I am Jcb68 from Northwest CT. I am a spin fisherman who has been fishing the Farmington River for 25+ years. I have always been interested in fly fishing and tying as well. So I am now going
Modern Mickey Finn
Yeah, it isn't for everyone, and it isn't meant for casting. My clients keep buying them, so I keep making them. It isn't any harder to fish than any huge saltwater fly. Remember I'm not a fly fisherm
Digital Fly Journal
Just thought I'd share an idea that I came up with last night.   I wanted a way to document all of the flies I have tied thus far (just started tying last week and love it!) as a way to remember
CDC Hatchmaster
I like that pattern. Going to have to check my materials and give it try.
Summer Steelhead Fly
Been a few years I have fished for Steelhead. When they are running it's a two hour drive and it is crowded and most of them are aholes. I have seen people tying on a new fly and some dick steps up ne
Fun and Humor at the Fly Shop
Lol. Sounds a lot like the store I go to for materials and such. Great place to visit and enjoy the company of employees.
Fly Tyers Dungeon 25% Sale Till 7/21/2018
New Sale at Fly Tyers Dungeon! Congo Hair, Congo Hair Blends, Congo Baitfish Blends Water Mix & Water Silk 40 % off for 4 days only That is it...40% off one of the most popular materia
Classic Smoky Mountain Flies
Been taking a break from tying saltwater stuff and might get to make a trip up to the smokies later this month so I've been tying stuff that is supposed to work up there. Already got neversinks, stimu
Dziendobry from Illinois
Dziendobry or Hello, My name is Mat and I am from Illinois. I was born in Poland but I have been living in USA for last 14 years. I joined USMC after high school as a machine gunner. Deployed twice,on
my best sedge flies
You tie beautiful flies.  If I may ask, how long have you been tying flies?  Thanks for showing your work.
cellulose enamel
I have used Cellire for quite a few years. As for noxious fumes or toxic side effects its certainly not as bad as regular head cement. I can't vouch for any of these sources, but a quick Google search
Marc Petitjean CDC book
Intriguing. I had not known about this book. Price seems unimportant to me if you are a Petitjean fan (it is his only book after all), but it looks like a limited printing only available currently fro
Trouble with rod
The whole spine / not spinning always is a back & forth thing among rod builders. Most builders when they first start out will find the spine, then as they build more and more rods they drift to s
Rod Recommendations
Not sure I'd start a rod building adventure with my first rod being a carp rod . I guess everyone's results vary but my first builds were not exactly stellar. I'm well pleased now some 20+ year later
Evil Olive - WD40 Variation
This WD40 variation is one of my favorites.  I like heavy flies for lead flies, and tying it with a Tungsten bead really helps it get down deep.  Also the flashiness of the Evil Olive fly he
Sources for dyed Muskrat Pelts
google found these   https://www.slideinn.com/product/muskrat-zonker-strips/   https://competitiveangler.com/shop/body-materials/hends-muskrat-zonker-strips-1-5mm-2-5mm/   http://store.
Yellar Hammer Wet Fly
Does anyone have an original pattern for this fly?  I have seen pictures and found limited discussions but have never run across the traditional materials.  I saw something of barred le
new here
Welcome to the site, Mo.    Depending on where you are, there might be clubs/tying meetings where you can have fun learning AND tying a fly at the same time.  Might even be members who
Fiber for dubbing
Good looking poppers and thanks for the tips.  Can you tell me more about the foam you are using?      I switched from saddle hackles to synthetic mixed dubbing last year and have
Hallo from Kenya.
are you trying to promote your fly tying business?
Older Style Bobbin Question
Gene L, you are probably right. I never thought of that. Try to find tying thread nowadays with a wooden spool!Joe
July Flies From the Vise
Thanks Guys! chugbug2, For me I'm always experimenting with technique and materials. I'm always "tweeking" patterns, much of it is just to give the fish a different "look". There is no "right" way to
Dubbed CDC Emerger
So this fly is relatively easy to tie, except for splitting the thread.  You really need to use a thread like UTC Ultra Thread which is very flat and splits easily.  These flies dont float q
My flies for my first saltwater trip
Thanks Bob for the great advice! Indeed if my guide is any good and fun to be with, He will be allowed a decent pick of my flies if he so wishes! I've already bough a Montreal Canadians Hockey te
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