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Return from Hiatus...
I'd like to say hello to all, as I return to this forum after a nearly 7 year hiatus - my last login was June 28,2011. Much has happened in the past 7 years, including much fly fishing, graduating fr
Leader making
Easiest is the Borger Uni body leader system.   http://www.garyborger.
What's laying on your table swap
Shucks Man, I just re-organized my bench, down to orange level alert from Code Red flashing.   I am in for a dozen Gunfire-noise-suppressing poppers made from various foam ear protectors probably
How much does a large muskie fly weigh when wet?
I would recommend tying it using mostly synthetic materials as they won't soak up much water. Check out fly tyers dungeon for done good deals on flash and other synthetics.
Driving around Richmond, VA
Literally, I drove AROUND Richmond.  I started at the airport (East side) and headed north to Ashland.  There I met with PowerShooter (Bo Hamby) and visited with him for about 4 minutes.
Need to blow off steam
Are people really worth Exactly, they aren't. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Everybody does something that annoys somebody else. Hating them for it doesn't do squat.
Question about hens and rosters.
"Genetic" hackle is primarily bred for the freshwater fly-tying market... which has different needs than what guys (like me) who tie for the salt need to be able to produce quality flies... In recent
Did FTF Go Down For a Few Days or...
As someone who sits at my tying desk more than I tie flies and spends more time reading the site than posting, it is great to see FTF up again. I learn more from this site than I could ever contribute
Krystal Flash $1
Anyone with access to Dollar Zone stores in their area need to check this out.   They are selling   'Iridescent Easter Grass '   in Pink, Green, Gold .....which is nothing but Krystal F
Need help blending yellow and rust Antron to be rusty yellow
SilverCreek... well said!  I have a copy of Caddisflies and Trout Flies, Proven Patterns which opened my eyes not only to fly fishing and tying techniques, but the reasons trout bite the fly... t
Mop fly
The $1 stores around here have a limited range of colors, usually just blue.  I did manage to find one in chartreuse.  Most of the ones I've picked up have been in auto stores or places like
Ephemera danica
Fly tying? Yes, but in a different way... How to tie flies without a vice. [attachment=65805:__2987418.jpg]
E- Store fly tying materials
Hey folks!   I am toying with the idea of adding tying materials to my Website.  I was going to start with 10-12 of my favorite patterns and all the materials needed to tie them.  I am
the fly fishing show
I didn't make the Fly Tying Symposium this year.  First time in I don't know how long.  Lancaster wasn't worth the hassle of parking.  Hopefully, they'll move it to Edison next year.
Best thing all day.
My younger one tells me she left something for me at the tying desk today. And this is what I find... [attachment=65760:48C57840-5816-474D-8C9B-C4EA1C7E5BC8.jpeg]
Brittle peacock herl
... and if all that doesn't work, the herl  may be just too old and brittle to use.  Not sure if one can rejuvenate fly tying materials (like feathers - beyond what is mentioned above) that
HEY KIMO! It's here, It's here!
It's here, It's here!!! Original maybe early 90s Renzetti Presentation 4000. Pre cam lever, no ball bearings in back half of jaw. It has definitely been exposed to saltwater air - the brass would give
Norvise dubbing technique by Norm
mikechell, Check this out   Bullhead
Royal Coachman
DO you have any pictures of your fly?  Be interesting to see what you're talking/tying about.
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
Invitation to the 31st Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2018
Hi everyone, year is around and here we go again... for the 31st year in a row! :) Kindly invited!   [B]Invitation to the 31st Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2018[/B]   Fly tying sect
powder coat vs nail polish....
That powder (pro-tec is the label on my supplies) is a pain to handle until you learn to work with it... I started with those small jars and soon learned that I could actually take two different color
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
Seems kinda strange. I just talked to my brother-in-law and he has been waiting for propane delivery for a week. He has a  wood stove so it's not critical but where is all of the propane? Maybe t
Does anyone tie their own ice flies?
My flies probably needed a little more flash, I tied open water flies but on a jig hook or lead head. To be honest I was more excited about tying the flies than going ice fishing. Although we caught s
Classic fly tying account issues.
I have tried multiple times to make an account over at classic fly tying, but I cannot sign in. I tried making another account, but it tells me my email is already in use. I also tried clicking forgot
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
Help I.D. ing older vise
You can look it up by searching Roy Steenrod'f fly tying vise, it is slightly different, but very close in the basic design.  
mop fly material swap
i have way to many colors , like 17. since some tyers have trouble finding mop in other colors perhaps we can swap just knubs. no tying.  i will  run the swap just need suggestions on how ma
January Flies from the Vise
First Spruce ever and first tying of 2018. One more to do and I hope it looks similar to this one. Earrings for a good friend.
Happy New Year!
It's too cold to be out.  I'm sitting in my warm comfortable living room watching thousands of dollars worth of fly tying materials march up Broad Street in the annual Mummer's parade.  That
Jig Swap
Well thanks for bring back the joys of jig tying  !!! lol  Using 210 is like tying rope on a hook !!! When I live in Washington I tied a lot of steelhead jigs & jigs when it was the year
Question for any familiar with Renzetti
Kimo, Found this ad in a Fly Tying magazine I used to subscribe to from 1999. #2 lists as a Presentation 4000 alright, just a very early one. Thanks andresere! I didn't start tying until 2001.
Are all craft furs the same?
There are some that have fibers that have a shine to them, and some that are very dull looking. I prefer those with shiny fibers, but have found some with dull looking fibers that have been great for
Bass Pro Shops tools or good starter tool kits
Hello all I have been a member here for about a month. Not much posting mainly reading. I have made soft plastic lures and painted hard baits with my son for for a short while. I was given a fly at ou
New guy from the PNW
Hello all! Don't know why I've never gotten around to joining this forum but finally decided to fix that! I life up in Washington State on the waters of Puget Sound where I fly fish the saltwater yea
Salmon Flies that Look Real and are Unsinkable
Cool idea. I also love tying salmonfly dries, it's a hatch I really look forward to every year. One of the rivers I fish the hatch on is very fast and turbulent, even flies with lots of foam won't sta
Fly Tying Organization
^^thumbs up^^   flats   read the original post and dont just look at the picture. he also said Feel free to post your ideas, too...   let me rewite my post above so youre less offe
Saltwater hooks
Like others, I use many of the staples for SW tying and probably prefer 34007 for all around use. Certain hooks seem to fit certain stye flies better than others. One hook I really like that no one ha
Tying a May Fly Swimming G Nymph
Thanks :) @TCTROUT - no,  I do not  bend the hooks for better looking flies. I use them like they are. I love to tie simple and fast tying flies .I always appreciate the realistic work 
Nymphs tied on jig hooks?
Hi robow7, We happen to get a good deal on bare (no added weight) jig hooks a few years ago and bought several thousand of them. Since then we've tied a bunch of heavily weighted flies (mostly nymphs)
Question for bilinguals
Lesg, this is indeed a general topic forum and I just wanted to give a nod to, the creators of this site and the rules and etiquette they advocate, and... to fishing and tying, because after all that
Bobbin Review
When I started, I just purchased a cheap ceramic bobbin and it did its job. I needed another one to tie a different pattern so I was looking at maybe getting a better bobbin, but was a little skeptica
Dubbing Drubbing
Time to bring it up again: EDIT: Apparently photobucket ate all the pics in the limp cobra tutorial. Shucks!
Bulk Fly Storage
When I'm tying.  I just put them in clips stuck in plastic 9 mm ammo holders.  As far as storage, I've got an unknown number of fly boxes, some bought, others are various size Plano boxes wh
Deer Hair "Green Weenie"
I've used the wet versions of the Green Weenie, and have even used them in some other colors like pinks & tan/brown shades. Never tried a dry fly version, but have tied small deer hair flies. The
Christmas brookies on a coyote streamer
I like to use streamers for native brookies. I use a larger gap barbless hook. IMO they cant get the hook that far in their mouth so 99% of my hook sets are right in the top of their mouth. As with mo
Collins commercial grab bag?
Just wanted to say I placed an order with Mr. Collins a few months ago.  He was very cordial, and full of information.  He even gave some tips on tying a couple of patterns I was working on.
About musical taste?
I love almost all music and still love most of the music of my youth, Little Feat, Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Muddy Waters, love everything from blue grass to Mingus and Mozart to Parliament. I
Think this will work?
I will fishing a spring creek next week and it calls out for black stonefly's (nymph) Size 22 and smaller as the best winter pattern. I am new to tying and just want some feedback on this stonefly on
Loon fly tying powders
So I recently purchased the loon fly tying powders in flash colors , red , green and blue pearl colors . [attachment=65328:20171223_192056.jpg] It is intended to be mixed in clear coat or uv . I chos
Merry Christmas
Very nice shirt Mike!   wife gave me a tao tronics desk lamp, the good one! and a visor magnifier. maybe now I might be able to see what the heck I am doing.   I can pull out all m
Making Wing Material
  [attachment=65407:Material Samples2.JPG][attachment=65566:Wing Material-2.jpg] Making wing material is a fairly simple process once you have all the materials.  To start you need the foll
Joe Messinger "Q & A"
I had the opportunity to record fly tier Joe Messinger, and in this video, he shares stories about his early fly tying and more...enjoy!   Happy
New guy from Richmond, VA
Hey everyone,    My names Joe, I am new to fly fishing and after losing a few flies I figured I start tying my own. Its highly addictive and enjoy it a lot. Being in Virginia, I will be targ
Various Ribbing Materials
I'm wondering what kind of tinsel you are using?  I've never had a problem breaking any of the mylar tinsels.  I use UTC Mirage tinsel most of the time, but I've used Christmas tree icicles
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Crystal Bugger
My stepson swears by these as on of his staple flies for salmon fishing in Maine. He doesn't use the wire though, so palmers the feather forward from the rear. He's been fishing those for going on 2
posting video
Hi guys,   Thanks a lot. I use my desktop ( windows software ). I used the short link set by youtube. On the uk forum works but here not so   you saved me :) happy tying :) Lucian
Dyna-King vs. Renzetti: Flagship vise comparison
I've had the opportunity to tie on both the Dyna King Excalibur and the Renzetti Master and wanted to provide my thoughts on the differences.  I can't speak to other brands but hope this helps so
Best Dye !
Great point Capt Bob! If you want consistent repeated results, be precise & write everything down. A good scale (for small batches a jewelers scale works well & are not expensive & can als
Rendezvous 2018, Toledo Bend Lake, Zwolle, Louisiana
Rendezvous 2018 Reservations have been made for Friday November 2nd through Sunday November 4th. We would love to have you join us at next years Rende
Anderson's What Else
Looks like this week is off on a great roll. Thanks Scott. I am thinking of tying some on light-wire hooks as gifts for my Crappie fishing friends, maybe subbing in some less chewable materials or ma
One of those days
Sounds like some of my days. On one of the club tying nights I dumped a new bottle of head cement in my lap.   Some days you get it, some days you get got.
Paint for poppers?
I would like to acquire some of your knowledge! I need help with painting poppers. I haven't made my own until now. However, I've been tying for quite a while. What paint do you use, spray or brush, a
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