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Fly Tying Vise

Question about hens and rosters.
"Genetic" hackle is primarily bred for the freshwater fly-tying market... which has different needs than what guys (like me) who tie for the salt need to be able to produce quality flies... In recent
Did FTF Go Down For a Few Days or...
As someone who sits at my tying desk more than I tie flies and spends more time reading the site than posting, it is great to see FTF up again. I learn more from this site than I could ever contribute
Krystal Flash $1
Anyone with access to Dollar Zone stores in their area need to check this out.   They are selling   'Iridescent Easter Grass '   in Pink, Green, Gold .....which is nothing but Krystal F
Need help blending yellow and rust Antron to be rusty yellow
SilverCreek... well said!  I have a copy of Caddisflies and Trout Flies, Proven Patterns which opened my eyes not only to fly fishing and tying techniques, but the reasons trout bite the fly... t
Mop fly
The $1 stores around here have a limited range of colors, usually just blue.  I did manage to find one in chartreuse.  Most of the ones I've picked up have been in auto stores or places like
Ephemera danica
Fly tying? Yes, but in a different way... How to tie flies without a vice. [attachment=65805:__2987418.jpg]
E- Store fly tying materials
Hey folks!   I am toying with the idea of adding tying materials to my Website.  I was going to start with 10-12 of my favorite patterns and all the materials needed to tie them.  I am
the fly fishing show
I didn't make the Fly Tying Symposium this year.  First time in I don't know how long.  Lancaster wasn't worth the hassle of parking.  Hopefully, they'll move it to Edison next year.
Best thing all day.
My younger one tells me she left something for me at the tying desk today. And this is what I find... [attachment=65760:48C57840-5816-474D-8C9B-C4EA1C7E5BC8.jpeg]
Brittle peacock herl
Besides the good ideas mentioned already you might try the rotary feature of your vise ( assuming you have that) to aid in spiraling the herl forward on the hook. This offers even tension and smooth w
HEY KIMO! It's here, It's here!
It's here, It's here!!! Original maybe early 90s Renzetti Presentation 4000. Pre cam lever, no ball bearings in back half of jaw. It has definitely been exposed to saltwater air - the brass would give
Norvise dubbing technique by Norm
Hi all. Mikechell reminded me of something I should have remembered. Squirrel is very slippery!!. I will continue with a dubbing loop. other than that I enjoy dubbing on this vise.   Bullhead
Royal Coachman
DO you have any pictures of your fly?  Be interesting to see what you're talking/tying about.
Trout Bugs
My "old" bugs developed based on GRHE:       I always love these flies and GRHE is one of my favorite fly for starting season. Now synthetic materials became more and more popular. I
Invitation to the 31st Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2018
Hi everyone, year is around and here we go again... for the 31st year in a row! :) Kindly invited!   [B]Invitation to the 31st Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2018[/B]   Fly tying sect
powder coat vs nail polish....
a heat gun would be better? ive seen that   just a note: i'm tying 12-15 jigs for the jig swap so i dont want to break the bank
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
Well I was hitting the ice on Saturday but the weatherman is calling for a low of 0 with 15 to 20 mph winds gusting to 30. Cancelled the trip to stay home. I will stay home make potato soup instead.
Does anyone tie their own ice flies?
My flies probably needed a little more flash, I tied open water flies but on a jig hook or lead head. To be honest I was more excited about tying the flies than going ice fishing. Although we caught s
Classic fly tying account issues.
I have tried multiple times to make an account over at classic fly tying, but I cannot sign in. I tried making another account, but it tells me my email is already in use. I also tried clicking forgot
A Curmudgeon Moment
I think I've been a "curmudgeon" since I was about 14.I was in the local BPS Fly Shop the other day and saw many colors of "Sili Worms" from Wapsi. Fine if someone wants to use them, stick a FLY HOOK
Help I.D. ing older vise
Happy New Year's everyone. We were guests today at a New Year's day dinner and the host who is an older man brought out this vise and said it was his grandfather's and did not have any further info on
mop fly material swap
i have way to many colors , like 17. since some tyers have trouble finding mop in other colors perhaps we can swap just knubs. no tying.  i will  run the swap just need suggestions on how ma
January Flies from the Vise
Let's see if we can top December's flies from the vise , Happy New Year. [attachment=65557:20171231_223205.jpg] [attachment=65558:20171231_223212.jpg]
Happy New Year!
It's too cold to be out.  I'm sitting in my warm comfortable living room watching thousands of dollars worth of fly tying materials march up Broad Street in the annual Mummer's parade.  That
Jig Swap
Well thanks for bring back the joys of jig tying  !!! lol  Using 210 is like tying rope on a hook !!! When I live in Washington I tied a lot of steelhead jigs & jigs when it was the year
Question for any familiar with Renzetti
Andresere, you can also send the vise to get fully restored by Renzetti. If you go to their Facebook page they post pictures all the time of restores they have done. You can also buy the cam jaws and
Are all craft furs the same?
There are some that have fibers that have a shine to them, and some that are very dull looking. I prefer those with shiny fibers, but have found some with dull looking fibers that have been great for
Bass Pro Shops tools or good starter tool kits
Your in luck! You got a book, a vise, scissors and you have a computer. Your well on your way and only need about 20 more bucks for tools. Don't spend it on a kit. Yes bass pro tools are fine. The di
New guy from the PNW
Hello all! Don't know why I've never gotten around to joining this forum but finally decided to fix that! I life up in Washington State on the waters of Puget Sound where I fly fish the saltwater yea
Salmon Flies that Look Real and are Unsinkable
Cool idea. I also love tying salmonfly dries, it's a hatch I really look forward to every year. One of the rivers I fish the hatch on is very fast and turbulent, even flies with lots of foam won't sta
Fly Tying Organization
^^thumbs up^^   flats   read the original post and dont just look at the picture. he also said Feel free to post your ideas, too...   let me rewite my post above so youre less offe
Promising weather report
With this cold weather coming in I've dragged in some apple wood I've been drying for a couple  of years and am turning out Christmas gifts on my lathe for next year. I've got my kerosene heater
Saltwater hooks
Like others, I use many of the staples for SW tying and probably prefer 34007 for all around use. Certain hooks seem to fit certain stye flies better than others. One hook I really like that no one ha
Tying a May Fly Swimming G Nymph
Thanks :) @TCTROUT - no,  I do not  bend the hooks for better looking flies. I use them like they are. I love to tie simple and fast tying flies .I always appreciate the realistic work 
Nymphs tied on jig hooks?
Hi robow7, We happen to get a good deal on bare (no added weight) jig hooks a few years ago and bought several thousand of them. Since then we've tied a bunch of heavily weighted flies (mostly nymphs)
Question for bilinguals
Lesg, this is indeed a general topic forum and I just wanted to give a nod to, the creators of this site and the rules and etiquette they advocate, and... to fishing and tying, because after all that
Bobbin Review
I keep one of my old original bobbins just for floss, it's an old copper tubed bobbin.. I don't wind on floss by hand though, I use the rotary feature of the vise which keeps it from twisting. I don't
Dubbing Drubbing
Time to bring it up again: EDIT: Apparently photobucket ate all the pics in the limp cobra tutorial. Shucks!
Bulk Fly Storage
When I'm tying.  I just put them in clips stuck in plastic 9 mm ammo holders.  As far as storage, I've got an unknown number of fly boxes, some bought, others are various size Plano boxes wh
Deer Hair "Green Weenie"
I've used the wet versions of the Green Weenie, and have even used them in some other colors like pinks & tan/brown shades. Never tried a dry fly version, but have tied small deer hair flies. The
Ekich Bobbin
For Christmas my darling wife gave me an Ekich model S bobbin holder. Upon opening the box, even though the frame is plastic it has a feel of quality and it fit my hand like a glove. It should for $7
Christmas brookies on a coyote streamer
I like to use streamers for native brookies. I use a larger gap barbless hook. IMO they cant get the hook that far in their mouth so 99% of my hook sets are right in the top of their mouth. As with mo
Collins commercial grab bag?
Just wanted to say I placed an order with Mr. Collins a few months ago.  He was very cordial, and full of information.  He even gave some tips on tying a couple of patterns I was working on.
About musical taste?
I love almost all music and still love most of the music of my youth, Little Feat, Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Muddy Waters, love everything from blue grass to Mingus and Mozart to Parliament. I
Think this will work?
I will fishing a spring creek next week and it calls out for black stonefly's (nymph) Size 22 and smaller as the best winter pattern. I am new to tying and just want some feedback on this stonefly on
Loon fly tying powders
So I recently purchased the loon fly tying powders in flash colors , red , green and blue pearl colors . [attachment=65328:20171223_192056.jpg] It is intended to be mixed in clear coat or uv . I chos
Merry Christmas
Very nice shirt Mike!   wife gave me a tao tronics desk lamp, the good one! and a visor magnifier. maybe now I might be able to see what the heck I am doing.   I can pull out all m
Making Wing Material
  [attachment=65407:Material Samples2.JPG][attachment=65566:Wing Material-2.jpg] Making wing material is a fairly simple process once you have all the materials.  To start you need the foll
Joe Messinger "Q & A"
I had the opportunity to record fly tier Joe Messinger, and in this video, he shares stories about his early fly tying and more...enjoy!   Happy
New guy from Richmond, VA
Hey everyone,    My names Joe, I am new to fly fishing and after losing a few flies I figured I start tying my own. Its highly addictive and enjoy it a lot. Being in Virginia, I will be targ
Various Ribbing Materials
I'm wondering what kind of tinsel you are using?  I've never had a problem breaking any of the mylar tinsels.  I use UTC Mirage tinsel most of the time, but I've used Christmas tree icicles
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Crystal Bugger
My stepson swears by these as on of his staple flies for salmon fishing in Maine. He doesn't use the wire though, so palmers the feather forward from the rear. He's been fishing those for going on 2
posting video
Hi guys,   Thanks a lot. I use my desktop ( windows software ). I used the short link set by youtube. On the uk forum works but here not so   you saved me :) happy tying :) Lucian
Dyna-King vs. Renzetti: Flagship vise comparison
Sounds like both are solid vises.  I have a Master vise and it will stop at any position of rotation.  I don''t know if that's all that helpful, but it's a great vise.  I got it nearly
Best Dye !
Great point Capt Bob! If you want consistent repeated results, be precise & write everything down. A good scale (for small batches a jewelers scale works well & are not expensive & can als
Rendezvous 2018, Toledo Bend Lake, Zwolle, Louisiana
Rendezvous 2018 Reservations have been made for Friday November 2nd through Sunday November 4th. We would love to have you join us at next years Rende
Anderson's What Else
Looks like this week is off on a great roll. Thanks Scott. I am thinking of tying some on light-wire hooks as gifts for my Crappie fishing friends, maybe subbing in some less chewable materials or ma
One of those days
Lol. I had days sitting at the vise when the first fly took forever to finish and looked like crap to boot. On those days I just put the thread down and say "Not today".
Paint for poppers?
I would like to acquire some of your knowledge! I need help with painting poppers. I haven't made my own until now. However, I've been tying for quite a while. What paint do you use, spray or brush, a
Royal Wulff (video)
Nicely done.  I don't think I've seen that tying sequence before for that fly.
Bling Midge
The bling midge is one of the more popular flies on the San Juan river.  I generally tie it in black, but it is effective in gray, brown, cream, and a variety of other colors.  Its easy to t
Heads Up-Possible Great Deal on new Red-J-Vice #1065
Trying to find that vise using your subject line ... doesn't work.     In fact, I don't get a J-vise, no matter what I type in.    I think this is the one he wrote about .
Darbee capes wanted
I believe Charlie Collins has decendents from Harry Darbee's chickens. If you are looking for tying materials to use - contact Charlie, otherwise, try to find estate sales from older fly tyers.
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