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Fly Tying Vise

Affordable Saltwater Hooks?
The Mustad C70SD Signature saltwater big game fly tying hook features Mustad's unique Z-Steel alloy which is applied over high carbon steel for a hook that greatly surpasses stainless steel in both st
Crab or Shrimp Eyes?
  So then would loon hard head work? Flats, if you have it then stick some on there and find out ! Then you can tell us. But I suspect so, yes.   I have some of that around here I used
Palomar knot - best knot for big game fish?
The Palomar knot is great for big game fish that pull hard. The knot continues to tighten when being pulled on, and the double loops around the hook eye make for a strong and abrasion resistant knot.
Material for North Country Flies
I have been tying flies for quite some time now and have finally run out of Dotterel does anyone know a good source to find this bird skin?
How to tie the Strip Tease?
Anybody know of a way or a video of tying the strip tease?
What is VAG?
Here are some alternatives to the VAg Filter for caddis wings,   http://hatchesmagazi
Non-typical materials
Now that I've got into tying, I find myself always looking for something I can use on a fly.  I've used everything from easter grass and shag carpet pieces to synthetic hair extensions and condom
Over it
The most painful ... two incidents come to mind.   Neither is really "Fly Tying", except I was sitting down to start some flies.  I'd left the skewer I use to make foam bodies ... [attachmen
Hi, New to Forum
Hi, everyone. I am new to this forum. Not brand new to fly tying, but I have a lot of catching up to do. I am semi-retired and considering getting back to fly tying in earnest and also considering
Portable Storage
Can't study all the time.  Burn out is as damaging to the memory as not enough studying.  Gotta take a break, and I agree with Bimini ... tying as fishing is MUCH better than drinking and pa
New From Pa
Hello, new here I'm from Pa. I started tying flys when I was about 8 yrs. one guy showed me one fly not even a trout fly, that's my only training. If my memory serves me correctly I think I caught abo
Hook sizes and styles
First, welcome to the site. Always good to see the younger folk taking up the sport.   If you go to your local fly shop, Cabela's, or even Bass Pro they can help alot with your questions that wil
Hello from Northern Ontario
welcome aboard Les.   I am fairly new here too. New to fly fishing but some background on tying flies for under floats. When you say northern Ontario, you talking Nipigon area? I was up there for
Opinion on some shrimp flies
Embedded? I'm a forum newbie lol Yes, if you look around here, especially up in the fly pattern forum at the top of the forums page, you will see that peoples flies show right on the page. No clic
Luminous Fly Tying Line
Luminous Fly Tying Line. they have  Green Yellow Pink Rainbow.        
My best hook
My best hook is Daiichi japan hook, it is said to be 7 time sharper than normal hook. once I was tying a fly the hook hit my finger, guess what? my finger got  swollen. I have to go to a clinic f
Best beginner fly rod length, WT and action
ihang10,   I was looking on the internet for fly tying materials out here in Hampton Roads and it came up with a place by the Lynnhaven Inlet. Can't remember what it was called. I guess a woman t
Didn't steal any fur, but went to the forth flyshop today on my travels, oh the money i save tying my own flies!:-)) :-)) :-))
Okay ... I am not a "collector" or even a "fan" of any type of vise.  But I'd be lying if I said I didn't like the looks of high end vises.   With the custom base, the curve of the stem and
Fly Boxes
planettrout knows his small flies. If this is the box he likes, that's a very strong recommendation in my book (i've been following his fly tying for months now, great great stuff). I have yet to try
Hatches Blog Post - Regal Fly Tying Vise Review – Regal Revolution
Regal Vises have been around for along time. If you polled fly tiers on all the vises they have used, Regal would probably hold a top spot. They are dependable, timeless, and made in the USA. Check ou
Tying Parachute Flies - How Do You Do It?
Do you guys use any type of vise accessory like a "Gallows Tool" or a "Parachute Rest" (two terms that I have found online) to hold the parachute post straight up while you are tying parachute flies?
Figured I should introduce myself
I'm from Colorado and chase species of Esox all over the country! Favorite species to fish for would be musky(tiger or regular). In Colorado I try for tiger musky but mostly stick to pike! Been tying
July Flies from the vise
Wasn't too sure I liked this one when it came off the vise, but then I tested it in my tank.  Looked really good where it matters.     The body looks nice and messy, it's a Complex Twi
Been on a few weeks and should have introduced myself
Hey all,   As my title states, I should have posted on here a couple of weeks ago. I have been prowling around on here for quite awhile until I became a member a couple of weeks ago. This is a wo
Greetings from Illinois
Hi Folks: I've been tying on and off for 15 years, and fly fishing for close to 30. The opportunity to fly fish for trout has never really arisen, but I've never met a bluegill or bass I hadn't liked
Fly Tying Articles - Shad Minnow
Hey, I am doing something new.  I plan on taking all my video's and turning them into article form.  Sometimes I don't always want to watch a video on tying a fly, however reading a quick re
Need Help Tying Deceiver
So I just tied my first deceiver and tried to follow the youtube video of Lefty tying it. I'm not crazy about the video because he isn't very clear about portions and things like that. It kind of remi
2nd Annual Large Mouth / Small Mouth Bass - As long as it floats swap
Add,   I will be tying a Moorish Mouse. . Looking forward to seeing all he flies.   Steve
Striper and Bluefish Swap
ok so heres the deal   put me down for tying some sand eels   i have a pack of gamakatsu saltwater hooks that i have no use for as i no longer tie salt water flies   i'll tie a fly for
1st Bright of the season
All the tying through the winter paid off last weekend in May. Hitting the river again this weekend so hopefully a few more repeats! Other salmon nuts out there, please post some pics too. Tight lines
Thread Used for Tying Hair Flies
To anyone who wants to respond - but I'm very interested in hearing form all you really good 'hair tying' folks - what thread are you using to tie your 'hair' flies?  What do you use for tying fl
Quality Tools
I started years ago and bought an UMPQUA kit. I still today use alot of the tools, but slowy bought upgraded tools as I got better. This kit contained all the fly tying materials to do several fl
Great Fly Pattern that I Can't Figure Out.
Watch the video for how to tie in the reverse hackle.     And here is another video.   https:
Cool little hook keeper tip
I decided to start writing articles on my site, instead of just video's.  Check out this article on my website.  Keep in mind, this is a very simple tutorial.  I know most of you probab
Different streamers for my set up
 Are you tying your tridem from hook bend to eye or are  you using droppers? I find hook bend to following eye for setup like yours to keep me fishing more and untangling less but flies on d
been prowling the boards for a while...
Hi all,   I hail from the great state of Iowa targeting mostly warm water species, but a fair amount of trout too. Long time fisherman, but still fairly new to fly fishing and tying. I've been pr
Clip on Magnifiers
Got a cheap pair of clip on fold downs by Cortland that work ok. Definitely not the best but for $7 bucks at my local Walmart I can't complain too much. I couldn't tie on a fly or lure on the water wi
How did you start tying flies? We all have a story . . .
Late 70's ... got tired of buying flies.  Started tying my own with a kit from ... can't even remember. Off and on through the decades, still have some of the original material from the kit I sta
Worst Thing About Fly Tying
For me right now, it's tying the second fly of a set.   The first one makes me feel really good about getting back to the vise and tying, but the second fly shows me everything that's d
Bullet Bobbin Prototype
I've made bobbins and many other tying tools and I've always wanted to make a ceramic bobbin, but could not think of a good way to do it - or where to get the ceramic tube or insert. So I th
I guess I never introduced myself...
It depends. Mostly I mean it as hand made in small quantities, in reference to fly tying and rod wrapping. Sometimes I mean it as in being artis-anal, or anal about the arts in the sport. :):):) Thank
Mann's Smelt Patterns
Years ago in the New England area, there was the World Fly Fishing Expo that was held at the Shriner's Auditorium Wilmington, Massachusetts. It was a show similar to the Fly Fishing Show but a little
Like New Dyna king Kingfisher Vise -$140
I'm selling my like new dyna king kingfisher vise.  Jaws and everything else in terrific shape.  This is a solid, well made vise that's had maybe three flies tied on it.
How to work with McFlylon
Yes flat.  Your material looks fine.
Critique Clouser #10
I went there this past winter break. That was when I had never heard of tying flies and I could barely cast 30ft without getting tangled. Anyways my guide Juan was amazing and put me on the right
Anvil Atlas Unboxing and Review.
The Etymology (word origin) of VISE is from the Anglo-French VICE, hence the equivalency of VICE and VISE in usage. VICE is the original version of VISE, hence the meaning of VISE derives from from th
Anyone Selling Inshore Saltwater Fly Fishing Books?
Look for Ed Jaworwski's book "Essential Saltwater FLies". Excellent book for most salt fly types with very good photos and instructions for tying. I refer back to mine on a regular basis so it's not l
CDC - My Love / Hate Relationship
When I'm tying a CDC and Elk body, I tie the feather in by the tip and twist it before wrapping. It give me a tapered segmented body and makes it easier to trim the fiddly bits that tend to stick out.
improve "perfect poppers" by adding a bit of lead
After tying on tail material, do those flies still sit like that, Stippled?
Cress Bug Jig Nymph
For those of you that fish spring creeks (I live in PA, and fish a few ;-) now and then), you know the Cress Bug is a great producer throughout the year. In my newest fly tying video, I feature a simp
Good Morning from the UK
Hi everyone, I'm a student from darn sarf of the UK and have been fly fishing a year and a bit now. I've only been fly-tying since Christmas for my DofE award and its now sort of become a hobby.....oo
Roger Duckworth's Extended Body Parachute
Norm has been doing this same technique on his Nor-Vise forever. Only difference is he put loons on the body after he was finished spinning the body. Just google Nor Vice extended body video, you'll s
Rate my Clouser
I got my vise on Sunday and have been impatiently waiting on today's mail to bring most of my tools. They just came in and I just finished my first fly. I would really appreciate some feedback and adv
Renzetti . . . absolutely! But which one?
The pictures of the vise show a cam lever, which wasn't introduced until fairly recently, so it's either a prototype or someone added the cam lever.   The Traveler wasn't introduced until 1988, a
Just getting started tying
Just starting to pick up the items i need to begin tying.   I am 39 and have been fly fishing since my late teens, recently gotten into bamboo rods, and hopefully tying next.  Currently
Crawdad fly
Curtis,   Great video with some very creative ideas, thanks for posting.   Regards, FK Curtis and I both tie on the channel.  That's me tying;)
New to Tying, Jackson, MS
My name is Zach and I live in Jackson, MS. I have been fly fishing for a little over 2 years now and recently got interested in fly tying. I just got a Traveler yesterday and bought what I will need t
Lefty's Deceiver - Best saltwater fly pattern?
  For instance that Mike guy. One of the first comments I ever got on this forum was from him. His advice was to shave my beard because it was disgusting. And that I must have a small "you know
Hansen's Wally Wing Dun
  Playing around with backgrounds; interesting how the blue brings out red tint in the CdC             Found this fly on Youtube (he does a lot of interesting t
American River Shad Fishing
Nothing wrong in posting flies on this forum, Don.  There are, however, more appropriate forums for this type of information.   There are members who don't look through every forum ... they
Simple Tenkara Fly
"Simple Tenkara Fly" - Been having good success with this simple pattern in our local ponds for Panfish! Only uses a hook, hackle, and tying thread. Easy to tie; easy to fish; give it a try!   &
Favorite Fibers
  Flats, What problems are you having with EPs? He will answer for himself soon I imagine, but I think he was looking for a less expensive option.     Also, tying with ep is v
Zap a Gap Free!!!
 I use a three dollar light I bought off ebay.  It cures Loon knot sense in three rotations of the vise.  
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