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Fly Tying Vise

Saving 'From the Vise' Photos
just bookmark the entire monthly thread   copy each individual photo and paste them into a word document. this eliminates all of the multiple photos by posters using the quote button to simply sa
Big Boys are Coming
Thanks guys. It feels great to be tying again - it's been a couple of years. I've been tying that pattern for 20+ years in various sizes and colors; originally for stripers in the Rhode Island surf, b
Out of the Ordinary Materials
I enjoy finding materials to use for fly tying that aren't found at fly shops.  They can save you tons of money and be very effective.  Obviously mop flies are a big one in recent times, and
Two classic salmon flies
You say youre looking for Cock of the Rock? Here is some on e-bay, seems like a good deal, but the feathers seem more red than the usual orange. https://m.ebay.com/itm/10-Andian-Cock-of-Rock-feathers
Why I'm Not Hosting Right Now
Guys, I hope I can get away with this. If this post is taken down, maybe some of you will have read it first and know what's going on. The reason I'm not hosting now really doesn't have anything to do
Universal Nymph- great all around pattern
Lucian, I am and have been a fan of your ties for a while.  In this case your superb photography has joggled my brain.  This pattern has been around as long as I have been tying but I j
Let me know what you think
dont forget about your federal and state tax papers   you must segregate your personal fly tying supplies from your business tying supplies   get a federal tax id number so you can buy your
Warm Water “Top to Bottom” Swap
Looks like enough interest so far so Ill host an other one seeing how the last one went so well. The Criteria/ Rules are: 4 Top Water Flies 4 Streamer/Baitfish Flies 4 Bottom Bouncing Flies All geared
Any updates on HMH TRN?
Except for the initial thread here, I haven't heard any reviews from users of this vise.  I'd like to hear from users or even want-to-be users. 
Hello from Canada
I've been lurking for a while and thought it was about time to say hello. I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada. I've fished all my life, but only began fly fishing about 5 or 6 years ago, and just took up tyi
Frenchie - On normal hook
lance egan's frenchie has been tied on a straight shank hook as far back as 2012 and maybe longer.   see in the riffle video   tying on a jig hook would be the newest evolution   from d
Bead Head Wooly Bugger on a Jig Hook
Wholesale fly co $7 for 100, $2 shipping, they also sell slotted tungsten, $4 for 25 or $13 for 100 http://www.wholesaleflycompany.com/item/fly-tying-hooks/heavy-jig-hook-60-degree-verti/lid=47813734
Allen fly fishing
allen fly fishing has never been known to be a full "fly shop" for all of your fly tying material needs   beads and hooks. thats about it   excellent customer service for the orders i have p
The ultimate recliner...
Reading Mike's thread about non-fly tying costs, my SS checks have recently taken a hit. The faithful maid started getting stuck in chairs which she used to navigate fine and tore up her gears. New ma
suggestions?
For $150 you can get everything you need to get started and then some. My advice would be to spend most of your budget on two items: the vise and good fly tying scissors.     For t
Big Nasty by Kevin Howell
Welcome to the site.  Take a picture of your attempt and post it in "April Flies from the Vise", please.
On tube flies?
What system are you using Dave ?   I still have my HMH adapters that worked pretty well but like tube flies and tying them enough that I went ahead and bought an HMH tube vise. I have that for ho
Demo/ Test Flies
Guys, help a brother out and test some flies for him!! Even if you enjoy tying as much as I do, I always enjoy trying new patterns especially if someone is asking me to   I'll happy to throw some
I just don't get it.
I've learned over the years to just communicate openly.  "Honey, that looks like it would be good for fly tying"  She knows exactly what that means.  Then I weigh her response.  Th
3 am phone call- duck
LOL.  I don't fish.  I find fishing a great way to ruin my day and the day of any fish I meet.  I think of fly fishing with some nostalgia because I used to go with my grandfather- 
Substitute for fire line
14 lb is pretty thin and limp, most guys use more like 40-50 lb because it's got a little stiffness to it to hold the hook better. I've used beadalon and toothy critter wire, both work well. I've also
Foam Cutters
i have never sharpened them    the material is approximately .015 inches thick     regarding sharpening. this is from the river road creations website   If a blade in one of y
Hello from south of Madison WI
I figured I would introduce myself.  I am a hobby guy that lives in Evansville WI. I started tying maybe 20yrs ago but stopped after a few years when the kids were born.  Kind of stopped fis
Parachute posting
Also a great idea les, I will do that next time tying that hackle on is a pain. The the last time I did parachutes I just hit it with a little ca glue the post was fine but uv cement would be easier.
Fly Tying During NHL Hockey Play Off Season
great pic.I love tying and listening to the games on the radio, its just right for some reason.with my big paws, I don't need the gloves, I feel like that all the time.my countdown till the opener T-5
Stonfo Airone Travel Vise
In my newest video, I give a "sneak peek" of a the Stonfo Airone, a travel fly tying vise from the Italian company. This is a really neat vise that has some excellent jaws. I have yet to see all of th
WTB: HMH Premium Vise
Hi, Im looking for an HMH Premium Vise that was made by API and came in a wooden box like this picture... https://www.vintageflytackle.com/products/hmh-premium-vise-limited-edition-1 Please message me
Global warming?
I woke up this morning to 8 inches of new snow. Just when you think it's over you have to drag  the snowblower out one more time (I hope). I am beginning to doubt global warming alarmists. Guess
April Flies From The Vise
I am about to photograph some of my first flies I ever tied. Keep in mind, I was tying most of these on used bait hooks, materials found around my house, sewing thread, and super glue. Also, I had li
White River out of Beaver Lake
Vic, I mentioned the RRSP only because I think the $10 a day is an affordable alternative if this far from your home and the Army decides to make water. If the thirty minutes drive is too much, tis up
Casting with tippet rings/swivels
How do you tie a dry dropper rig onto an tippet ring? see the post just above yours, he describes tying the tippet on with a long tag end, this leaves the tippet end and the tag end as places to t
Jerk Fly - walking the dog
Nice tie McFly!  I love the side to side action it has.  Will be tying a few of these very soon.  Thanks for sharing.
Sacred Fly - Community Fly Patterns
Hey All,   I've been working on a personal project for the last half year.  It's been part my passion for fly tying and other part wanting to do something for the fly tying community. 
2018 casting for recovery australia
I can do both.  No Mrs. Simpson this year?  I really liked tying them last year.
New fly fisher
I mistakenly posted this as a reply to another thread, so here it is (hopefully) done right:   Another new fly guy here.  I live in N GA but do a good deal of fishing in FL.  I have don
Astronomy ... gravitational waves
Now...I might not have said this 30 years ago (or I might have) but at my age I'll present a hypothetical situation. Today I am 74 in reasonable health and expect several more enjoyable years BUT if s
Had weird knock on door...
I was in my tying room and dogs go crazy at door. Come out and there's some young guy about 12-13 or so. First thing I'm thinking is I gotta buy some candy or candles or cookies for some good school o
Question re spun and stacked deer hair
A lot of great info on this site. I have a question for some of the advanced deer hair/bass bug folks. I have gotten reasonably proficient at tying decent looking bugs but have found at times particul
Excessive Glue with Baitfish Skull Head
All right, so I'm headed to Chile next week for 3 full days of fishing. Tying up some streamer patterns,and apparently I'm not so good at gluing the eyes on cleanly to the skull head. I was wondering
Using hooks from the mid-90s
Hi all, I have some old fly tying hooks from my first Orvis fly tying kit in 1995 or so. Are these hooks still worth tying on? My concern would be that they are not as sharp as the new chemically shar
Great find at craft store
good find   easter bunny stuff is also useful fly tying material
New Fine Point Jaws
I don't use them ... not a Norvise owner ... but I can see the "point".   The greater the angle, the more the vise is "out of the way".  Although I don't tie small enough to have problems wi
I can not believe I did this..
CRS (can't remember shit) is real     Thank you Flytier, I needed that reassurance after yesterday. The other weekend I was at the Scottish Fly Fair. I took my LAW vice. As I was driving
Hello
Another new fly guy here.  I live in N GA but do a good deal of fishing in FL.  I have done a little salt fly fishing, and now have joined TU to start learning the great trout fishing here i
Softhackle Stimi SBS
Started out tying Ryan Houston's Myles Peter and ended up in a different place. Gonna try this for skwalas in darker olive tones. hook - Dai Riki 280 #10 thread - Danville 6/0 light olive rib - smal
Hello from Fort Worth
My name is Lee, I am a high school speech teacher in Fort Worth, I also tie custom flies.  I grew up in North Alabama where fly fishing was laughed at for the most part but now is coming around.&
Emerger Floatation and Ginger on Adams
I agree with Mike,the second does look a bit top heavy.Other than that your proportions look really good. As far as changing from brown to ginger:It's going to be more of a regional thing depending on
Custom fly order
I tied for shops and others for many years -but hit the wall two years ago and had to quit...  The toughest orders I ever filled were for folks either wanting samples or just a few of a bunch of
Purple and Pink stimulator type of nymphs
These are not "natural" kind of nymphs but in years I noticed a strange curiosity. The fish take them often when these kind of flies are in the hunting zone. if they do not take them, will take the ot
DIY Shanks
Just started making my own shanks out of 19gauge annealed wire. The first few look a little rough but I am sure they will get better. I haven't tried them yet, will try some on tube flies in the nex
E.P.'s Articulated Streamer
My newest video is out, featuring an articulated streamer. This is another dimension of fly fishing and tying, and one that really has enhanced my game over the last few seasons.   The pattern I
Presidential Shrimp
So obviously I named this fly after the US president's hairline.  Sorry to anyone I am offending, I mean no offense.  I didnt tie it with that idea in mind, but when it came out of the vice,
Any woodturners on here
Love the lidded bowl.  Looks like a Maple burl?  Great contrast on the finial, looks like walnut?   I too enjoy turning.  I find it a great artistic release for me.  My wife s
RIP Lefty Kreh
Lefty was the real deal. He will be missed. Ironically, today I chose a Monster Mondo Deceiver as my current tying project and was planning out the design when I saw the news feed. Sir Kreh's famil
Lefty Kreh passes....
He once said that there is more bs in fly tying/fishing than in a kansas stockyard..he should have included rod building too..lol. i do both and can,t argue with him..he wasn,t afraid to speak his mi
Spey Daze DVD set
 I have his "Skagit Master" dvd and that is how I got started, but you'll have to pry that dvd out of my cold dead hands lol   I was  hoping it wouldn't come to that but if it's t
Mouse/Rat Swap
I'm going to try to get my wife or one of the many kids that come in and out of here to hold the shop vac under it while I'm trimming. That might just work. I know guys who put a hole in the table wit
Law Vise for sale
Knock this crap off now. Some of you guys really need to grow up and stop this childish shit. What drives people to go back & forth online arguing over stupid shit with a complete stranger is beyo
de-barbing pliers
Are the Tiemco specialty pliers the answer?   not @ $40+ dollars   hemostats   or   debarb your hooks with your vise prior to tying your flies
Mousing
Look better than most of mine.  Lately I have been tying the Morrish Mouse, for me its easier than the traditional and according to reviews (if its on the internet it has to be true, right?) they
2018 International Fly Tying Symposium
I was wondering if anyone new when and where the 2018 International Fly Tying Symposium was taking place? I would like to attend this year and I need to schedule my vacation. Thanks.
Punxsutawney Phil right again
Well my mind was in spring shad and striper fishing mode. I picked up a new reel, some bombers and cotton Cordell's, been tying up plenty of bucktails and organizing my tackle only to get 16" of snow
Leaders for large Streamers
Looking for some advice I started tying up some larger streamers and I just purchased a 8wt rod.  I usually use cutthroat leaders but was hoping to use something a little cheaper.  What do y
Guinea Foul feathers
No use whatsoever, just mail them to me for proper disposal..... If you have the loose feathers sort by size you will find a lot of uses, dye some, fun to experiment with both tying and dyeing. 
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