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Puget Bug SBS
    A fly from the 50's, attributed to Seattle's Enos Bradner, creator of the Brad's Brat. Weighted underbody optional.     hook - Dai Riki 280  #10 thread - Danville 6/0 
Hiking Boots
There are so many variables when it comes to hiking boots, it's like asking, which vise should i buy?   btw, i think i read recently that Vaqsue has re-released their classic Sundowner model, so
Hello from California
Hey Dave, welcome to the site. Hope you are able to do more tying and fishing...good for the soul. Cheers, Ed
Caddis for Christmas III
Ill end up tying some sort of caddis emerger that a good buddy of mine came up with
November Flies from the Vise
Pellis Muskrat Nymph           Created by Pennsylvania tyer (and world-champion decoy carver) Tom Pellis.     hook - Mustad 3906B  #10 underbody - non-tox wi
Parachute question
I think the most realistic foot print on the water is to cut a v out of the bottom of a traditional fly and they generally land upright as well. I think for me part of tying is to like the fly myself,
A Golden Stone nymph I just tied up.
I grabbed the pattern from tightlines for the simplified version and tied a few last weekend with a buddy. Today I tried tying on biots in front. Size 12 hook, brown beadhead. Oops, looks like I screw
Protection from lead
Some states are banning lead wire, not so much for human contact when tying flies but to protect wildlife who may ingest it. You should be able to buy lead free wire weight. Mine is so old I just keep
Barbell Eyes, home made
i just twisted a couple of fringe beads onto a short length of wire (minus the stick on eyes)   Very nice, indeed. However, I am not familiar with "fringe beads".....where do you get them and
My UV Wand
My latest project: [attachment=54253:UV_wand_001.jpg] Here I have used 6 ultraviolet  LEDs (395 nm) in the wand: [attachment=54254:UV_wand_002.jpg] The wand plugs into a small power supply which
Hello from the swamps of Missouri
I fish the Missouri Ozarks for Bass and once in a while Trout. I have been known to fly fish catfish on occasion!  I tie Woolly Buggers and Klouser Minnows for the most part, and I am interested
Flies based on materials
Hello,   I have been fly fishing for a rather long time, and started to tie flies several years ago. I quickly became frustrated and stopped tying. Needless to say, I started tying again, and thi
Best Vice For $120
great info given her guys.  how about you ask some of your friends what they use and if you can barrow it and tie some flies on it.  when it comes to vises, cheep is cheep.  if you want
UV Resin Shootout - Posted
Valid question fly-chucker. The post cure and down-the-road coloration would have for me been a deciding factor in resin choice. If there was a resin that cured tack free, was inexpensive, durable a
Doogie, from Williamsburg, Viginia
Hi all. Been a member for a while, just sitting back reading old posts. This is an awesome site. I especially love the photos of the realistic patterns. I don't know how any fish could resist those.
purchase of a couple of flyrods
Guys I know this forum is mostly about tying, i get it .But I have two share this: I just bought five flyrods for ten bucks each!  two of them: no name, no fame but still fiberglass. each are sev
Floating grasshoppers, crickets and katydids
I agree fully with all that has been said previously . I too catch more fish on scruffy representations lol Now that maybe because that's all I can tie lol I think Mike ... The pattern you have come u
Dubbing loop bs splitting thread
  I try not to use either, I prefer spinning the vise and feeding dubbing onto the thread forming a kind of rope. You do need, or helps anyway, to wax the thread. Then the wrapping process on
Straight from the Dirty South
Hey y'all my name is Peter Jordan and I live in Mobile AL and I fish warm water and saltwater. I enjoy tying, beer drinking and poboys. I have two kids with another on layaway.     Also I ca
source for egg yarn
Unless your tying commercial, you can tie 100's of them from a single bag< I don't use egg yarn much, when I do tie eggs  I use McFly foam. I do use white yarn for tying in vailing. I;m sorry
Help indentifying tubing.
this will work   more here
how to fix and repair feathers
That is excellent...pretty much anything D McPhail does is worth watching. I've got to say flytire, I appreciate not only your tying, but these contributions you make to this forum. Thank you, Ed
Fine strong thread
I've been using it for about a year and have no bad things to say about it except that it is slick. I have used it for tying midge and Trico dries and it works great for that application. It can be ti
Danville Flymaster 6/0
One thing that I didn't have when I first started tying in the early '90s was youtube. It seems like every dry fly tying video I watch employs Veevus 16/0 or a statement to the effect that "I only tie
Realistic butterfly patterns
Last time I tied these on safety pins I used feather wings that came out looking ok, at least the kids seemed to think so.  They still need a lot of work .  What I don't
Hook Classification for Panfish
I have tied a few trout flies and understand the differences between dry fly and wet/streamer fly hooks. However, since I don't live close to trout fishing I would like to tie for panfish and bass. My
New to the Forum...Looking for a vice
I had a lot of vices when I was younger. Most of them were bad for my health, so as I grew older I gave up most of those vices. Fly fishing and fly tying could be considered vices, but they aren't bad
what needs to change in fly
All societies go through a sequence of hard labor and long hours so they can build a manufacturing base. Think of the USA in the early to mid 1800's when the Irish were the poor laborers. Think o
Great SBS mike.Thanks for posting.Pretty good looking fly.We have a lot of katydid's around here also.I will be tying a few of these.
Fly Tying Symposium
Definitely, the show to go to if you are into tying. Not as many vendors as there are at the January show but there a few. A good show to pick up new patterns and tips on tying old ones. I'm lucky it'
wish this was me.
These videos make all those frost covered mornings feel worth it. this is my standard time of year joke for steelheaders.....   "now is the time of year to start doing ice bath/knot tying ses
Lemire's Fall Caddis SBS
 You could sub spun elk or deer hair for the collar/head if you're not into dealing with moose.  Creating it with the dubbing loop isn't really that hard (waxing the thread helps, as the moo
Vise question
Greetings Everyone! I started tying this past June, after I retired from our public school system here in Bozeman.   I am struggling with the small size of just about everything in this new wor
kind of confused
There's a variety of factors causing feathers of all sorts to be less available than years ago.  As noted above the domestic production of tying feathers is still going strong (but demand is up s
First ties of the season
Here's a couple from today. Feels good to sit behind the vise again, but also bittersweet because we know what's around the corner. The black streamer is a circus peanut, but ran out of estaz, so I du
New from Western Australia
Hey There .Im new to Flyfishing and am going to get onto fly tying . It's great that there is so much help and advice out there. Copey
S. Dungeon
Been tying alot of these Sex Dungeon streamers lately, ive tied over ten of them now and am finally happy with the way they are starting to look. Here are my two from today, I finished the chartreuse
Squirrel Dubbing Substitue   rabbit   hares mask   possum   mink   beaver   seal
Hello From NY
I do as you Dave, hot coffee and tying. Much to my wife's dismay, My tying desk is in our bedroom and during a tying session I have all my "dead animals" (as my wife calls it) splayed out on our bed.
More top-water ties ...
nice ties, if you keep tying lots of foam patterns, making your own foam plugs will be alot cheaper, and you can get more creative with color choices.
The Grande Ronde River Rat
Thanks. I'll be tying some of these on some gold doubles.
Midge Patterns
For me it's the Chironamid emerger much as seen in the old Orvis Fly Tying Guide book. It looks like flytire's photo in reverse ( black body tan or white or silver rib ) as the basic body but has a fe
Steve Farrar SF Blend new packages
I am thinning my tying materials. I have for sale Steve farrar SF for 4.50 plus 1.00 shipping. I will combine shipping on multiple items. The colors I have are   3 white 3 olive 3 brown 3 black
Bugmaster Peacock SBS
    hook - Dai Riki 899 #6 thread - UTC 140  black rib - x-fine wire  gold tail - moose body hair body - peacock herl hackle - Indian Hen wing - moose body hair indicator - 2mm fo
CDC- Who is your favorite company
I've toyed with it some but haven't fished those flies yet.   From one of several web pages i've bookmarked, apparently CDC comes in four forms:
Razoring Flies and Re-using Hooks
I try to be as accurate at possible with proportions to the extent I measure them when I'm tying.  May sound like a hassle but its very simple and fast just use the points of your scissors,
"Veering" a fly on purpose?
99% of all the pike flies I tie kick to the side when stripped and paused. It is a desirable trait because as stated by another, the sideways kick is a trigger for a pike to strike that broad side pro
Stonfo Transformer Vise
In this video, I share my newest vise, the Stonfo Transformer.  This is my current favorite, primarily because of the price point, accessories that come with it, and the fact that it has three he
Coyote (variation) SBS
A few minor changes to a basic attractor. hook - Dai Riki 280 #8 thread - Danville 6/0 brown tail/underwing - mule deer hair body - midge tubing red overwing - calftail white legs - medium rubber
New here from CT
Thanks guys! Yeah, I try to pick my days in the winter. Typically, I try to fish on days when the high is expected to near or above freezing. I do wind up spending a lot of time tying. I prefer to hav
Spring in my step
Quite possibly Alan, I've not been using a lot of that type fly but they do look good in the water, especially a GP pig version I tried. This season disappeared without me really noticing, hardly any
Collins and Ewing Hackle
Have both and they both work very well.  I have several capes from Collins and they wrap well, and I also bought every color of tailing packs that he had.  You'll do some sorting but they al
Duck Quill Wings
I'm having some difficulty tying duck quill wings, I hope someone can give me a few ideas on solving my problem. When tying the wings on the top of the hook shank using a pinch wrap to compress the f
October Monthly flies...think orange
My flies will be in the mail tomorrow. Sorry for lateness; basement flooded last week of sep, my office, fly tying corner, our main bedroom ... but anyway I have essential functions reestablished. iro
Bulkley Skating Mouse SBS
hook - Dai Riki 899 #6 thread - UTC 140 tan, black tail/body - deer hair hackle - hen black underwing - Midge Krystal Flash pearl wing - deer hair lip - deer hair butts mash barb, start thread; cl
Tack L Tyers Model T Info???
I haven't seen the name on anything since the 1970's.  The vise is similar to the OLD Thompson model B and there is a review of that vise here.
Help-How to get marabou to "flare" better?
To add bulk to a marabou tail, I'll actually use the bottom part of a schlappen feather. You will need to choose the right feather for it. You want to use the airy, webby stuff near the al
Hello from beautiful BC, Canada!
Greetings all! I have been tying jigs for salmon and steelhead fishing for about 10 years, and tying flies for trout, steelhead, and salmon, for about 5 years. Most of my fly fishing is done from my p
Sedona, AZ ... October.... What to tie for this 'crick'?
BCT,   I have a tying friend who has a home in Sedona and frequently fishes Oak Creek when she isn't at her other home in Idaho...   Here are her suggestions:   #16 thorax bwo. #16 Oran
Fly Tying and International Travel
I lived in England for 3 months and never brought any tying materials. I enjoyed a few pubs and sightseeing more than tying. I was only going to be there once on my life so i took advantage of what wa
Hi from NY
Hey Frank, welcome to the site. Tying is a great way to survive the winter. Be sure and post some of your work. Cheers, Ed
Skill Builder Trout Swap Series
Oh hell why not I'll jump in BB if you will have me...LOL...I think I will be tying the Wire Stone Nymph.  Looks like an interesting fly to try!!!
Safety Pin Swap
Are we tying 1 or 12?
White bass streamer hook
Thanks for the info guys,i'm just getting into tying, and white bass streamers will be the first I make..Still waiting for a few more items and hopefully by the end of next week I can start tying...We
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