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Salmon, steelhead & seatrout tubeflies from the vise thread? I'll post pic's!
First Balsa Popper and other 2016 Stippled Poppers
Glad to see you posting painted poppers again.  Nearly incomparable ... although Mike Jackson has learned a lot form you !!!   We learn from each other's techniques and ideas.  That
Hello from Western Wisconsin
I have a great naturally reproducing trout stream out my backyard (Kinnickinnic River - affectionately known as the Kinni) as well as many miles of other productive trout water nearby. I've been fly f
Processing fly tying materials at home
I've cured some squirrel tails but that's about the extent of it. I was probably part of the discussions that the information is drawn form. The FLYFISH@ list may have been the first internet discussi
Epoxy flies
agn54 thanks. Yes the longer the set time you apply the longer the yellowing factor is delayed. I have learned to just tie up the nbr of flies that will fill my needs for the season and not worry abo
Bear Fur ??????
Both polar and black bear (cinnamon phase) make very good wings for bonefish flies (leave underfur intact when tying in wing - this gives the wing much more volume at the front end...). Black bear in
Thread from hobby lobby
great info for end-of-the-world scenarios, but at least up until tomorrow, "real" fly tying thread is fairly cheap and proven to be the best tool for the job. Chia I understand the situation of runnin
super floss legs
In Charlie Craven's "Tying Nymphs" he's calling for "Super Floss" for legs on a Pat's rubber legs.  I'm trying to order materials and was wondering what a substitute for that would be at JStockar
What determines the color of partridge for a specific soft hackle fly?
I see lots of soft hackle directions (menus?) for tying soft hackle flies; the problem is most of them just say "partridge", while some of them are specific to "natural gray or brown partridge".  
Dragon Flys
Two identical videos, one says dragon flies and the other says damsel flies. They look more like damsels to me especially since the video was shot by Sharptail Media (the Vimeo Video) and Sharptail Me
Grip hooks
Does anyone know of a source for these hooks in the U.S. .Thanks.   At one time, Fly Tying Specialties here in CA carried the Grip Hook line. That is no longer the case. They are available in
The importance of the correct hook and material.
I watch most tying videos just to get a general idea how it's tied then i change whatever to make it work for me.   I guess it's great if you can tie a fly to the Exact specs and to be perfect bu
To weedguard or not?
I deliberately waited until a few other folks posted on this topic before chiming in... Yes, I do use weedguards a bit on some bonefish patterns - particularly when the bug is going to be used up on t
Good Bye EP etc.
Wademan, bucktail is literally a different animal. No comparison at all for tying baitfish flies with synthetics that you do a lot of scissor trimming with.   This about comparing inexpensiv
Newbies first brassies
Newbie tyer first attempt at little hooks. These are by far the smallest I have tied yet, Dai-Riki #125 sz16. Tied using tight line video YouTube video as guide. Couple of things I learned and observ
calf tail substitute
I've been told badger hair is a good sub if you are tying streamers
West Coast Salt water
lot of west coast tying info on danblanton.com   rich mc
Greetings from Pennsylvania
Welcome, indeed this place rocks. It is like the graduate school of tying and the " professors" are all very generous with their time and talents.
preparing wax for fly tying - davie mcphail
That ain't mikechell   he's tying on a LAW vise...ain't no way that cheap SOB would buy a LAW vise! Unless he found it on sale at the Dollar Store.
Greetings from Northeast BC Canada
Hello everyone. My name is Susan and I've been fly tying for over a year now but have been fishing and hunting for years and am married to an ex-guide and outfitter with one son. I live in the beautif
November Flies from the Vise
Mae West Softhackle A fly of unknown origin and notorious virtue. hook - Dai Riki 070 #12 thread - UTC 8/0 tan tail - partridge brown rib - UTC brassie hot orange (ran out of red) abdomen - dubbin
New to Tying, New to Forum (a few early efforts)
Greetings TX, this is the place if your primary vice involves a vise. Those are some very good ties and don't worry about slimming down those Clousers, the toothy fish will take care of that.
Using Combed Out Fur from Deer hair
Good one Norm!    Yep, it could be used as dubbing, or knitting mittens, if you can save enough of it. You would likely have to do a whole lot of tying with the deer hair, but it can be
I like it.
Have you seen this from Peak Fly Fishing? Runs about $7.95 online on Ebay. Kimo
Southern US Fly Fishing..warmwater minnow patterns..?
These have become my new favorite go to pattern. I tie them on everything from a size 10 gamakatsu octopus hook for micro minnows, to a 1/0 shad/shiner. I've caught just about every thing that swims
Black Death YouTube video!!!
Nicely done on this one. For two colored gurglers I usually glue the two foam strips together before tying them in. Don't know if it makes a difference. I also trim the front lip a bit smaller which m
Think I've Decided, but ...
i dont think i would go with a gopro camera as an everyday waterproof point and shoot camera or making tying videos with a fish eye lens   the gopro is a great camera for action sports, fishing,
I'm back!
After a fair amount of time livig without all you trout and fish bum I have decided to start tying for the forum again. Ill do a few swaps and bring some of my patterns out for your perusal. God knows
Emerger Hooks: Fine vs 1X Fine
CDC "oil" actually clumps the fine fibers and prevents the flotation of CDC. What I recommend is not CDC oil but Tiemco Dry Magic which does evaporate without clumping and then use the combination dry
Matching the Hatch....Carp
Yep, Mike ... I've fished ponds like that.  In fact, most pond in Florida are like that. The reason they can be caught with live bait is the time "in the strike zone".  People fishing live
Jolly Joker Nymph - a successful nymph from World Champ. from Slovenia
Lucian, I like it and looks like a colorful winner of a pattern. Just a small thing-You may want to add the silver ribbing to your pattern recipe to be complete on this one. A nymph pattern worth tyin
Dressing and Skinning knife.
You guys who are skinning game using pocket knives are akin to people tying flies clamped in vise grips.  It works, but there's better ways.   As I said before, it's been forever since I ski
Need To know ???
IMO, it really depends on the fly size & the bucktail you may have. I personally like fine textured bucktail for anything I tie, but still use the coarser stuff on bigger size flies & jigs. &#
Morrish October Caddis Pupa SBS
  Variation on his Dirty Bird nymph; clock is running on these guys.  Subbed ostrich for dubbing on the collar due to general laziness.     hook - Dai Riki 280  #8 thread - U
Swedish Dry Fly Hooks WTB
Indeed, it's the Dancing Caddis that I would like to imitate. One of the members here is kindly sending me a few to try. I have been tying a simplified version of his Emergent Pupa for a while but on
Assorted tying hackle and feathers.
It's all sold!  Thank you!   I have a bunch of stuff that I don't think I will ever use so I thought I would put it up for sale or possibly trade.  The hard part is the shipping.  
I've got to vent ....
Working at Bitter's Bait and Tackle in Longwood, You work at Bitter's ??? I didn't know there was anyone that close to me on the site.  We've got a couple on the East Coast and a few on the W
Daiwa Salt Pro Minnow Lure restoration story
Hello Fly Tying Forum, It has passed some time since my last visit. I was over loaded with my work and traveling for business. Please, excuse me for posting this post that is not about fly tie, but i
Brannon's October Caddis Pupa SBS
hook - Dai Riki 280 #8thread - UTC 140 burnt orangebead - 4mm black (head), 3/16 hot orange (thorax)rib - small wire copperabdomen - ostrich rat-brown & orangehackle - Indian Henlegs - Sexi-floss
Knucklehead Vise Stem on Jvice
I owned the Lawerence Waldron LAW vise. It was not adjustable for true rotary regardless of the size of hook. It was a beautifully built vise. Almost hated to use it, it was so beautiful. I prefer ty
Cyanoacrylat accident
Wow-Sticky Subject. Glad no one is permanently damaged. Have to share the very worst fly tying super glue night mare ever. It was told to me by a famous west coast tyer Jay M. He tyes commercially and
New Guy
Hope this is the right place for an intro, if not...apologies. North Florida guy here. New to the forum, been tying for a few years. Mostly tie saltwater patterns. Favorite material is Bucktail. Best
Feathers
When I did a lot of hunting & trapping, there was nothing I had access to, fur or feather, that could not have some fly tying use. Might not be something you may find in popular pattern recipes, b
Fly identification
I can almost claim that fly as my own design. It happens a lot at night after I've tied up a bunch of flies for the box or a swap or something and I find a hook left over so I wind line on it and star
Mantis
That's amazing.Great job.   My wife would probably try to hide my tying supplies if i could tie a fly that looked like that.
Akroyd - double white wing
I too am in constant awe of this fly tying exhibition. Buy more materials & tye more flies. Never hurts!
Anybody need these ??
I have brand new pack of Allen's B20 #2 Bass Bug Hooks  I would like to trade for some hooks or tying material .. PM me if interested Steve-stabgnid
First Annual Smooky Mountains Hook and Hackle
  Fly Fishing Museaum of the Southern Appalachians is hosting the first Smoky Mountains Hook & Hackle  event, a fly tyer’s weekend.   The inaugural event will be conducted o
Another site shut down, I think ...
Call me old-fashioned (I am), but when I find something I want to ever see again, I make a hard copy. Not just flies, any kind of information. I have Wallyworld print photos of images (my printer and
Rod wrapper help
I believe the sliding guide for the thread is particularly useful for motorized rod turning.  Held in a motor, those rods can't be moved, so moving the thread feeder needs to. Plus, watching onli
Zonker or double bunny
Thanks 😆 They are basically Holger Lachman style zonkers, he has a tutorial video on his blog http://theonefly.com/?p=4584 You dont need to tie in the zonker strip upside down and then fold it
Flies for land locked salmon
Dave just got finished tying this sz 8
Green Highlander x 7
Sweet!  I had always wondered if you broke it into stages like that or just tied the one fly at a time.   Doug 3 stages of tying when doing this many: 1) tag, tail & butt 2) body &a
28th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous-A Gathering of Tyers 11/4-6
The flies ... given by a few of the tiers, while I was watching them tie and listening to stories. Again, a great bunch of people that I hope to see again someday. From the vise of Kyle Moppert [attac
First cork popper
Yup thats pretty much it. Great beer that comes wth fly tying materials!
Hello from SW VA
Far from a newbie to either fly fishing or tying, I felt it was time to join the forum rather than to just read. Been fishing & tying since the mid eighties, spending those early years traipsing a
First Wooly bugger
One point I forgot to mention: if you're tying them in the style where you tie in all your body materials at the bend then wrap them all forward and finish at the head (not depending on catching any
Finding CDC Feathers
Here is an article that explains it.   http://3brothersflies.com/2012/11/29/diy-fly-fishing-how-to-find-cdc-feathers-on-a-duck/  
How to separate Partridge feather barbs
Hi SpokaneDuke, Don't know where you live but if they have a fly tying show in your area I would check it out, I have about a 2 1/2 hour drive one way to get to one in NJ but you get a great variety a
Polar Fiber Minnow
We'd go so far as to call the Polar Fiber Minnow a modern Lefty's Deceiver due to its effectiveness in nearly every situation where fish are eating smaller fish. The key is to figure out the right amo
“Cleaning Up” with Mop Flies
cant get more than a paragraph with out wsj running the ad.  i have been tying with mop nubs since april   they work   rich mc
Crafty Point Up Baitfish
Excellent video--I agree 100% with utyer re: the bluegrass/no spoken instruction/minimal subtitles. I can say two things without hesitation: 1) if I was going to do a tying video, I would try to mimic
Need a Camera
Gopro5? Are you making that much money tying for a guide?
Hacklestacker Purple Haze Caddis SBS
    Per the Tacticalflyfisher site where I found this fly, it's supposed to have the lifting power of a Chinook CH-47 in a dry/dropper rig.  Kinda have my doubts about that but standal
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