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Fly Tying Vise

AZ flyfisher here
Greetings.  I've been here off and on before and finally decided to do it right and interact a little more.  I've been tying since I was nine years old and fly fishing since I was eleven. &#
Recently back into tying and this forum after a long while.What ever happened to the fly Tyers of year awards?Looks like the last one was quite a while ago. All the best-Steve
Best source for (black, #14-#16) ant dry hackle?
if you already have a black cape why not just use that up? plenty of hackle on a cape in those sizes   are you tying 12, 200 or 1200 ants?
Danvise jaws
Thanks Gentlemen,          Being in Canada a $100 vise will be $150 or so because of exchange, shipping etc. so I don't want something that will need parts or repairs in a sho
DIY rod rack in van!
You are onto something here.  Better patent it and quit your day job.  There may be an application for rifles and shotguns too...   To take the whole approach a lot further....  Wh
Spent Hackle Mayfly SBS
    Found this over on a UK site; frogwater stuff.     hook - TMC 5212  #10 thread - Danville 6/0  brown tail - pheasant tail rear hackle - barred cream (undersize by 2)
The Blood Knot, quite possibly the best for attaching tippet?
double surgeons knot for adding tippet. blood knot for tying leader to fly line butt section   any knot will attract the attention of stream vegetation. fish the bighorn yet?
Help with Vise Selection.
As mentioned its a bit of personal preference. Of those you mention I've used the Renzetti traveller a lot. Have also tied on the Griffin Montana mongoose and a LAW bench vise. I use the LAW most
Durability of whip finish with head cement vs. 2 whip finishes?
Hatchet Jack, Chris specifically states he is thinking in terms of time. Personally I don't feel a dab of cement takes much time at all but to each his own. As for your method Jack, I can see it worki
Two hook questions for you
If you want to tie some small parachutes that have been working very good for a couple of friends who actually get to fish them, particularly on tailwaters, they are tying them on light wire caddis st
Removing epoxy from vise base?
I take a bic lighter and burn resin and epoxy off my medal vice base Why even bother?  It's not like a little drop here and there actually impair the vise's operational capabilities.  I
Idea for foam hopper bodies
Just do it cause it's fun to experiment.  If this is a hobby, that is the main reason to tie flies, not to save time or money.  I know I haven't saved any money tying flies!!
I thought only golfers fell for this kind of stuff !
Lee Wulff said he tied flies for two or three years before someone told him about a vise.  Did it with his hands.  Saw him do it on a segment of Walker's Cay Chronicles.  Amazing!
June Flies from the vise
Beck's Mangler Moth           Real simple Spruce Moth pattern; check out the video     hook - Dai Riki 320  #
Black crab/shrimp fly with underwater footage.
Yes the anvil vise is very capable.....and yes I do own one ...and yes I like it and great price .And I know in my tying videos I use a dynaking barracuda vise ...but for a lot of my tying I actually
Productive Fying Ant Patterns
A.K. Best ties (or used to tie) a flying ant that used a strip of plastic from a Ziploc-type sandwich bag (I believe it was actually the Glad brand) for a wing. This particular sandwich bag had a stri
Weekend bass & pike on the Au Sable
Very rarely. There's usually some fish to be caught somewhere on the Au Sable, and after fishing that river for 40+ years now if one spot isn't fishing well I usually know other spots that will give u
Saber Hooks?
I don't think the evidence in this thread exactly proves saber hooks are a bad hook overall these days. allen and dai-riki also have their detractors. i've bought a few packs of saber hooks in small t
First Salmon Fly Attempt - Durham Ranger
Love tying these bad boys!Not a bad first attempt at all.A few pointers though: 1-When you tie a salmon fly pattern;it is much easier when you invest in the best materials you can afford. Jon at feath
update from a year ago: Hopper? nope, it's a Stone!
here's the thread from a year ago:   I went to Mike Mercer's online shop and ordered a dozen of the flush floater
Snowshoe hare feet
I've been going through my tying collection, paring down and trying to donate where possible to some local groups & charities. I stumbled across a set of a half dozen rear snowshoe hare feet for t
Hello from Southold NY
Hello everyone. My name is Chris and I have a tying shop on the eastern end of the north fork of Long Island, Ny. I started the business by tying buck tails and am now getting more and more into tying
Wax for flytying
I have personally never used wax before.Like most I simply just spin on to thread.That being said,Davie McPhail uses wax constantly on just about everything I've seen him tie.Looks like he uses it w
New in town
HEY!    Im Michael, ive been on here before but decided to actually join this time. I've been tying for a few years now (don't get to fish all that much due to lack of a car and trout water
Techniques for using Antron yarn
As flytire has shown, if you twist the yarn it will look like rope or thread. What happens is as you wrap the yarn, it will start to twist on each half wrap and you will get the effect that you have.
How Many Flies?
When I fish away from home I do a modified thing of the second part Mike mentioned. I bring the tying case but I only tie, at most, half dozen of what I think I need before I leave. And if I'm really
Sabiki Flies
Here is a simple pattern made with a hook, mono, and mylar from food wrappers (like a Frito Chips bag or Bevita cookie wrapper) or a balloon. Used it for White Bass at our local lake trolling in a kay
Clouser Minnow Sexy Shad Streamer Fly
I prefer tying this way.  And this is taken from his site!     [attachment=57019:clous.JPG]  
Is it my computer or is this web page screwed up ?
Could someone do me a small favor. I tried to order "Mayfly Winger Patches" 4 for 15$ from this web site, .  For some reaso
Simran Fly
Guys and girls. I was exposed to a simran fly today, and have googled it... seems quite simple. BUT we have a fish here that really doesnt like flash but responds well to the lifelike qualities zon
Wild Puffer Balls
I loved it. Needed a good chuckle today.   I heard of tying San Juan Worms out of those a few years ago. Everytime I see them I have to pick one up. I know its going to happen, one of these days
help fishing Navarre
Will you have a boat or kayak? And try tying some surf candies for some beach Jacks and ladyfish.
Hello all. From Pennsylvania originally. Lived for a while in Bozeman, MT and fly fished the area almost daily. Now I have a family and am living in Central Saskatchewan. I still miss the rivers of SW
CDC Dry Fly Midge - Tied on size 26 hook!
    I've seen where I had to go to 6x or even 7x in still water to get fish to take the fly. Yes but they asked the largest tippit to use, I thought he wanted to know what could fit t
Legality of using wild bird feathers
Roland, yes there are laws that protect wild birds & animals, some to the point that possession of any part, including feathers is illegal.    Generally, game birds & domestic barn y
Thread storage!
I only have about six or so colors as well.BUTTTTTTTTTT, I have those same colors in 3/0, 6/0, 8/0 uni and 70, 140, 210 denier, some GSP, mono cord, floss, mono thread, .010, .015, .020 lead wire, var
Copper John - Can it replace a split shot?
I think that some commercial tiers use that method of tying off the head.  Supposed to save time instead of picking up the tool.  I have a dubbing needle that has a hole in the tapered end f
Loon UV tip clogging
Is your fly tying desk near a window?
Tie Larger Sizes First?
When I started tying over 30+ years ago, I was fortunate to take a class from Andre Puyans.  Andy was a California Hall of Fame flyfisherman and an excellent fly tying instructor.  He had us
First fish on fly on years!
Retirement has come and back to tying and fishing!First fish on my 4 wt in 8 years!Not huge but a sign I was doing something right;despite a ton of rust in that wrist and shoulder now hahaha Caught hi
Old guy New Tyer
Hello Everyone! A little about myself...I am an older guy (retiring in a month from a 38 year railroad career) and looking forward to spending some time behind a vise for fun and relaxation (has to be
Green & Black - how I'm learning a new pattern
Tying the same pattern a lot certainly helps, as does all handling of materials. Just remember to keep questioning every turn of thread you make and everything else you do. Those are nicely consistent
Online sites is a retailer i use on ebay. He sells a decent selection of artificial tying materials, but his best deal are hook if i remember correctly ypu can get a hundred hooks for like $
A re-introduction!
Good day gents!My name is Steven.I was a member on here for quite sometime before I had to run off and do grown up things!Joined the Marine Corps in 2008,did four combat tours,got injured on the job t
Help identifying feathers and equipment
I'll give you 10 bucks for the LAW vise!?!
You're invited on a "One Fly" fishing contest
So just to be clear, were tying 12 flies?
Hello new to tying love fishing ;)
Hello everyone....   My name is Warren. I just got into fly tying and I can not wait to dive more into the art. I enjoy fly fishing as well as many other things.    Just doing a quick i
Gamakatsu vs. Partridge of Redditch
Both are good brands & I use too many different hooks, both brands & styles to list. Why? Because I can! I also tie on many hooks not sold as "fly" hooks.    That link that Mike post
bass flies
hello all. im looking for some ideas on bass streamers to fish for the summer seeing how the trout fishing has dried up until fall. im not entirely new, been tying for a couple years now, mostly for
I owe a thanks!
I received a package in the mail today from a member on here who contacted me and offered to help me out with some tying supplies. I won't mention him by name because I didn't ask his permission but h
The Wiredipity
Quick and easy, the Wiredipity produces in trout streams everywhere. The black/red makes for a fly that trout don't see every day, and they seem to like it. The tungsten bead makes the fly sink quickl
Who says you can't use blue heron in the US?
Strange, he made his Nor vise into a conventional rotary vise. I had to go to the Nor vise website to see if that is an option or just something he made.    Anyway back on topic, seems as th
Double Decker Sparkledun SBS
Variation on Davie McPhail's DD Comparadun The double wing gave me a way to sneak in some more hackle wraps. Tied here as a March Brown/Fall Drake; change co
Looking for feathers that aren't fly grade???
I have been trying to find a way to make a little money. I am in Colorado. The idea of making exotic hat clips (Think mid 80s with better feathers)has hit me as a good time to revive. I am looking for
Cement question
No, Brian, I bought the darker, natural colors specifically for fly tying.   The neon and florescent ones ... well, for fly tying, as far as any of you know !!!
Glitches on Site
I assume FTF means Fly Tying Forum, and no, no problems.
Keys Swap
Thanx Kudu for giving FR a break. I agree your right is to call the swap you want but reading FR's posts on your thread and seeing the type of fishing he does it just tugged at my tired old heart to g
Critique my Caddis
Thank you gents, I really enjoy tying these trout flies. They are a challenge. I can fill a box of saltwater flies in an afternoon but have to slow down for these. Bryon, visibility and floatability
Underwater photo - Octopus PT nymph
Hi guys, For those who  love jigging  here is  one nymph that  will not disappoint you :     Here is the same fly tied with gold bead but dry - photo wad made on my tyin
Red Cree Saddle Hackle
India necks & saddles are sometimes sold as "variants", which will have the same colors are natural Cree. Red Variant is a reddish brown barred hackle that looks like grizzly and may even have the
Critique my flies
These are all great flies, but clean your heads up a lil. I dont want to critique the flies to much because I am not an expert like the other people on This forum. My first bunch of flies looked alot
WD-40 a good searching pattern?
Feathers5, he said he used 6/0 olive thread. Thanks. In about 25 years of tying I've never tied this pattern. How big should you tie the thorax?
Swapmeisters too slow?
Here are some ideas to consider when joining or hosting a swap.Swapmeister duties 1. Announce your intentions for the fly swap. Provide instructions on what type of flies to tie and a total on the num
Haystuck Emerger SBS
    Found this over on a UK site.  Tied as March Brown/Fall Drake; change color/size to suit your needs.   hook - Dai Riki 125  #12 thread - Danville 6/0  tan shuck - Co
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