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database software
I have recently taken up the art of tying my own flies and was wondering if there was an updated pattern software program that I could use to enter patterns that I have put together.  Most o
Massive Fly Tying Collection
All -   It has been a long time since I've been on the Forum as life has caught up with me.  I have a massive collection of fly tying materials, furniture, lights, books, and even some rods
stoneflies photos / questions
Over the many years I've been fly fishing, I've been told frequently enough "that's not going to work here". Sometimes that information was correct, many times it wasn't. IMO, you're on the right trac
Grillos' Later Skater SBS
  Simple, high-floating attractor; all that foam, hackle and rubber should push some water and pound up a few.  Change colors to suit your needs.     hook - Dai Riki 280 #10 threa
August is tiny fly monthly swap
RF, this is a monthly swap with people signed up at the start of the year for the whole year. Sometimes a person has life interfere with tying and I advertise for another tier but right now we are ful
Czech Nymphing
You will loose a lot of flies doing it, certainly to start with. "If you are not catching the bottom frequently, you are not fishing deep enough." I was told when I started using this technique. That
Fly Tying Desk- FlickNDip
New on this forum, but figured I would show where I do all my tying. Still not enough space.
1080p and 4k fly tying video help
Your color balance is off. The overall video is orange, too warm. Plus it seems you are using mixed light sources (temperatures). is there window light involved? That could be the reason for the yello
Mullet and Shrimp and Fiddlers, oh my!
Been busy at the bench to stock up my fly boxes. Don't have a lot of time at any one time so I pick them off a couple at a time. First up is something I conjured up. I've always loved woolly buggers a
Desk Lamp Recommendation
Get a cheap one like this and insert a dayligjt led bulb Thumbs up here!   Any day-light lamp, that will make the area you tye in bright, and not be a hinder for your movement around the vise
August flies from the vise
  Looks fine to me, however I would half the amount of hackle (less is more), shorten the body to reach only back to the hook point, Make the spot half as wide and finally minimizing the head q
Alec Jackson Covert Nymph hooks?
Why would it be less visible in the water and what makes it so special? The hooks you show don't seem much different from anyone else's curved shank nymph hooks.   I have some swimming nymph hook
Fine wire or tinsel
Check out hobby & crafts stores for beading or jewelry making wire. Comes in various sizes (gauges) & colors. I've bought it locally in the past at JoAnn's Fabrics & Crafts, and at AC Moor
quigley crown jewel
Does anybody know or have the tying recipe for the quigley crown jewel nymph.i have tied some just by looking at a picture but would like to know the actual recipe.thanks
Mountain Stream Flies
Thanks jburge. I honestly planned on tying up a bunch of attractor patterns, both dry and nymphs. and also hoppers, beetles, ants, etc.
Bondic for fly tying
Hi guys I would just like to share something with you in case you have not came across it before.  But if you haven't then I suggest you give it a try. Bondic plastic welder for use in tying is
Two Project Boxes
Over the last month or so I haven't posted much, it isn't that I haven't been tying, rather there are only so many photos of Double Badgers, and soldier beetles that you can post. it feels like I have
Tails on A. K. Best dry flies
Ya' know, there's something about the "In the Riffle" videos with the guy with the scraggly beard and rubbery lips so close to the vise and camera that makes them hard for me to watch. As for the lift
box filler
Buy a pattern book and start tying.  Really.  Obvious ones to try would be Essential Trout flies, Trout Flies of the West, and Tying Emergers.  Contrary to the popular opinion, the 
Can I see your surface bugs please?
Thanks for the comments! I tied most of them. There's a few in there I didn't tie. The chartreuse & black deer hair bug I didn't tie. I think I got that one in a swap. The bullet head stonefly bel
Rocket City, Alabama
Welcome... the closest town I could ever claim as a hometown for me was... Huntsville.   I was an Army brat and the longest my family ever lived in one place was Redstone, then Huntsvile (1960 th
Tennis Racket Wings
No problem. I've used the paper trick with burners of all kinds. By making the wings as pairs you get around the problem of getting them onto the hook the same length/position. The usual technique for
Those familiar with Mcdonough's Slap-N-Tickle, I've got some q
I only see one hook (the stinger) in the images I can locate.  In that case, you could choose from available shanks or cut off the bend of a salmon/streamer hook.   The grizzly maribou appea
Best Books for Classic Salmon Fly Tying
For many years I tied dries, wets and streamers for fishing the streams and rivers of Michigan. Recentlyi we moved to Northern California and my interests are now leaning toward the rivers of the Paci
Chase's B2 Stealth Bomber SBS
Originally, a Catskill stonefly/attractor from Phil Chase; this should play anywhere. hook - Dai Riki 280 #8 thread - MFC 6/0 hot orange abdomen - woodchuck underfur (in spun loop) wing - woodchuck
Vise accessory question
The vise I have, that came with the Gander Mountain beginner's kit <am I hearing groans?>, has a coil spring wrapped around the shaft of the vise.   Can someone please tell me its' purpose?
SF Baitfish
Very nice! I've never used that material. I have some similar, but have yet to really get into tying with it much.  I've always preferred natural materials.   Here's some flies I've tied wit
fly tying
Remington, I don't know if you are already doing this, but putting a piece of cardboard behind the fly as a background will aid you in seeing what you are doing.  For most of your tying you can p
Southeastern Virginia
Welcome Jerry.  This is the place to learn... lots of knowledge in these parts.  You didn't mention whether you're into fly tying or just fishing with them.  As far as I can tell you, I
Feather Emporium - Very Strange
I've had very good luck and fast returns on my FE orders. The only thing I didn't like was if you ordered a mixed pack of 3 sizes of on color they all went in on baggie and when you 3 sizes of same co
Female Phasianus Colchicus
A little different look on pheasant tails, using hen (all tied on #16 Dai Riki 070)   basic       flashback       beadhead       beadhead full flas
Online Fly Tying Resources
My newest video is now live, and in it I discuss online fly tying resources.  Aside from sharing some of my own, I also ask the viewers to comment on the sites they use most often (like Fly Tying
Dukes Creek Flies
Vicrider, thanks for the story and fishing technique. Just got off the vise with a half dozen big streamers weighted as much as I could manage. I'll be bringing the split shot with me as well. I sin
Skin smells like dead bird..
I purchased from Ebay many times and usually get great results, but this time.. I think the person just had no idea what he was doing. I looked up the person online since he included a business card f
Welcomed and Thank You
Welcome aboard Niteshft , Spent a lot of time North of the boarder chasing Atlantic salmon on the fly in the 80's. I fished mainly in New Brunswick on two of the famous rivers Miramichi and Restigouch
Wanted: Fly Tying Bass Flies with Dave Whitlock DVD
Hi there,   I'm looking for the Fly Tying Bass Flies with Dave Whitlock DVD.   Thanks!
Just how "barbless" do I need to be???
Did you buy a couple of nymphs Mike? I thought this was a fly tying forum not a fly buying forum? :-) Just kidding, i bought 2 salmon flies last summer when away from home!
New guy Nebraska- Panhandle
Hi,   i am Ryan. I just picked up my first fly tying kit for my 30th birthday. I got an Orvis kit recommended to me from the guys at Hook Shots. I cant wait to dive into this new hobby. 
Fly Tying Rewards
We’ve all been tying so much how about showing some of the rewards for tying all those flies. These are some of mine from this season. I’ve been turning into a bass fisherman lately. Mahal
Fly tying bench project.
My friend is a pretty skilled woodworker, and looking for a project to kill time and maybe make some money, and I suggested a fly tying bench. He said that if I could find anyone interested, we will m
Prince Amnesia SBS
A forgotten fly. hook - Dai Riki 280 #10 thread - UTC 140 hot orange/MFC 8/0 brown tail - goose biots brown abdomen - 15lb Amnesia thorax - peacock herl hackle - hen back wings - goose biots wh
Hello from Denmark
Thanks alot. Not quite happy with the pics myself. I just took them with my phone. Next time i will use a decent camera to eliminate the distortion. My friend is not a member. He isn't really in to th
Greetings from Sweden
I'm the father of two severly autistic children in their lower teenage and I spend a lot of my time just keeping an eye in them. I have found that this time is perfect for hobbies that can be interrup
Marlo Dipietro Vises
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Speaking of the 20-Incher Stone
I've not tied or fished that fly, but as far as flies with peacock bodies, agree with you. I've experimented with peacock on Hellgrammite patterns for SM bass and some worked quite well. I don't see w
Good buy on articulated streamer supplies
I agree with Vic.  These ... [attachment=52940:500-0.jpg] Give you a lot better tying situation than ... [attachment=52941:FTD-Fish-Joints.jpg]   I love FTD ... but these, I'd have to give a
Best Bulb for Giraffe Light? Opinions?
Bearsden sells a high quality LED replacement bulb for the Giraffe - $82 compared to $23 for the halogen.  Ouch!  You can buy this bulb from Giraffe for the same price. Although this may be
First brookie.
Yeah, It was a satisfying experience. I'm keeping the fly since the fish jumped out of my hands before My buddy could take a picture. it's making me eager to finally move so I can get my tying bench s
i don't care either way on how the wars from the past 14 yrs has effected you. this is a forum about fly fishing and fly tying, PERIOD!!!! do you think that ANY internatiional member wants to see US v
Griffin Odyssey O-Ring replacement?
Does anyone know the specs on the O-Ring for this vise? I finally broke it after a couple years and I went to their website but I can't seem to fine what size this is. Id like to buy from local har
Next nymphs to tie
Ty tying some of the slim bodied competition style nymphs. They are quite fun to tie and work extremely well.
Weedless streamers?
Photo samples of my first efforts............
Ya know lb for lb blue guill outscrap many other species fish. Add a 3 or 4 wt rod to the mix and it can be some great fishing. But they hit about anything for a fly that they can fit in their mouth.
Boulder, Co.
Next week should be great. Boulder Creek is still unseasonably high now but coming down fast.   Boulder Canyon is steep and tight, so a little extra water can make the fishing tough. Boulder Fall
Tyers of the Famous Sort
Who are some of the big dogs (or were) in the tying industry, it'd be nice to know some names and see some of the patterns they came up with. Seems like everybody gets to give credit to all these guys
Old guy from Texas
Hi All,       First off, thank you for allowing me access to the Forum.    I am a total virgin at fly tying at the ripe old age of almost 70.   I did a little fly fishing
Finally found Fl. Hot Pink Dye
What do you plan on tying with these?
Eric Snyder poppers
Here is my first attempt at tying the Mad Scientist bass popper (: if it doesn't upload then I give up. I have posted it on my instagram page @idaho_fly_tyers thanks everyone for the help!
Difference between hen and rooster capes
In addition to what has already been said, there can be differences between rooster hackles, depending on where they come from, the bird breed & how they're raised.Simply knowing the difference be
Mayhem fly?
I have been tying similar foam backed flies for over 30 years, and called them floating nymphs.  My pattern was simply a PT nymph with a foam wing case meant to imitate a PMD.
CDC Sans Elk
The standard CDC & Elk is an all-time favorite fly and usually the first thing I'll try if A. it's new water that I have no info on B. nothing's happening hatch-wise C. I really need to get the sk
Bored on the vice
I'm bored tying flies.  Now that the joking is over ... what do you mean? Did you take up tying flies for fishing, or for the artwork of tying flies?  If you're tying for the artwork, th
Trout Flies Invitational
Thanks! Glad to be here. Montana is calling right now, but when I'm back I'll be tying. My invitation has been sent.
Lost Matarelli Whip Finisher
I bought quite a few real Matarellis when I began tying. I didn't know they were not being made anymore. That's a shame.
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