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best flies for small lake in late summer
When I lived in new England, the ponds (read small lakes <200A) were often at 50-60F a few feet down, I used to have a castable Thermometer & Depth Gauge-thingy that read temps and depth. Wish
Lil bass buggin
I'm sorry fshg2 for the confusion. I avoid the ones you posted now. I shoulda been more specific about "hard foam". The styrofoam hard or soft doesn't last for me. The ones I shoulda called out ar
I got what on what!
Just got back from my trip to NC. Started by visiting my brother in Raleigh area. He took me to the Harris Res. for top water bass. He's throwing his rubber frog and I'm using my 9wt to throw my deer
Any gardeners?
No floods but rain good showers everyday. Couple of frog stranglers. Got nice crop of grass down here in M'sipi but in couple of weeks wifey gonna be bowed up like a cutworm when all this stuff star
May Flies From The Vise
Trying out some new frog legs. Swim test looks great! We'll see if the fish agree after work today.   [attachment=67901:frog.JPG]
Back to bream/bass
That's a good looking frog . Nice job .
The bird fly
"Tap's Bug" is as good a bird as it is a mouse. And casts nicely.   Water birds don't have wings when in the water, flying birds aren't in the water,   In the size and bulk you want balsa mi
Warm Water “Top to Bottom” Swap
Okay guys...this was my first attempt at what I would call "Mike West style" poppers.Also first time ever using an airbrush.Im pretty pleased and I hope the person fishing these is too!That frog is a
Foam Cutters
i have the river road creations stp frog cutter and the blade protrude from the wooden block approximately 1/4 inch     dont know about the other shapes but theyre probably the same
Hello from Fort Worth
Thanks mikechell the streamer is one of my one creations, but the frog is a take off the Skipper from Dahlberg,  I tie it on a different hook, as well as a few other materials than the
March Flies From The Vise
Bout dat time ...add some froggies to da box...     Great looking frog. I was wondering how you tied the body on? Similar to the way youd tie an STP frog body or did you do it another wa
April Fools Warm Water Swap...
Ha Ha Ha......didn't see that coming.....good one Mike!   Nice flies you've tied. Got a name for the 2nd one down in the top right corner..."Giddy-Up". borrowed name from https://media.giphy
2018 Stippled Poppers
Here are a few new poppers.     [attachment=66542:BlueFrog.png] Poison Frog inspired Balsa Body    [attachment=66543:GreenBalsa201802.png] Balsa Popper   [attachment=6654
Fly Tyer's Dungeon- Thoughts?
FTD's frog & big bopper dubbing are the jam.  Stack/ sculpt as you would w/ deer hair for poppers, divers, etc...  Floats well with or w/o gink.  Killer material...   I receive
Something completely different
Got a haircut today, and when I returned to my truck, I noticed a weird thing on my front tire...namely, a fly was attached.  It was a soft-bodied large fly with a double hook, possibly a size 1
January Flies from the Vise
Had to do something with the site down.  I going to put these up in two batches.  Here a couple more weedless frog patterns.  I used the double barrel popper bodies for the smaller ones
Paint for poppers?
I don't post often, but read alot...Good question.  I've tried many colors and finishes, looking for that holy grail, but come to find out it's all about personal preference and tolerance for the
It’s Popper Time again
Looks like you're off to a good start, Mike.   I'm in the process of cleaning up my tying room and then rearranging my tying desk.  Once that's done.  I'm going to start working on
A true tenkara master
I think them would be great fly for frog sticks with a short line. Have either of tried that?
Stacked deerhair question?
I think popper turned out nicely. I read an old artical by Tim England, now that guy could tie some bugs. He got me hooked on tying with hair, that I fly I posted was one I copied from him, he called
November Flies from the Vise
Cream & Kimo, Amazing work Cream, I just bought some of those smaller frog legs to try out, I have the large and extra-large on big huge cork and foam frog poppers but I was wanting to do somethi
Grass carp?
Need good pattern for state lake full of'em for moss control. Hung one on chironmid and fought one got off that actually smacked my foam frog but that was the exception. They will come up behind a
Any snake ID out there?
Here's a little tidbit of info for y'all too. Did you know there are poisonous snakes as well as venomous? Some common garter snakes in the NW USA feed on toxic newts and sequester that toxin renderin
October flesh from the vise
Modified copy of caloosa bugs weedless frog, on a 1/0 I need to get some smaller worm hooks.
September flies from the vise
Weedless frog. Version 4
Mop Fly Variant
Alevin Salmon Mop Fshng2 very nice pattern. No salmon here in SC! You inspired me to try your pattern, no orange mop (only blue and green locally) tied it as a keel fly instead. Thanks for the great p
Swap fly caught fish pictures,
I was thinking we should have a place to show off the results of our swaps in action, if you can name the swap and swapper the fly came from. I'll start it off. Bass caught on caloosa bugs weedless fr
Keep frog pattern upright
I am trying to tie a frog pattern and wondering how I can keep it from rolling over onto its back whenever I cast it. Also, wind resistance seems to be a major problem and I cannot cast it very far du
Fishable and Fanciful
Here are some things I've come up with this year.   [attachment=63922:2017-01-Finished.png] [attachment=63923:2017-01-Finished2.png] [attachment=63924:2017-01-Finished3.png] Three cupped Wapsi Po
Big poppers
Made mostly for specks/reds in the marsh with a streamer about 30" using a popping cork typical of this area. The reason no legs. But just had to put some frog legs in one.
Playing with some foam
And rubber legs....simple hoppers, frog
thoughts on floatant
On a new, dry fly I use Gink. That lasts quite a while or until it gets slimed on a fish, after which I will rinse off the fly, dry off by pressing between an absorbent cloth and then using a product
material for popper heads
I also glue together layers to get what I want and then cut out the poppers or drill them out. The last few years though, I have just used all white and colored them with markers. The frog is made up
Quack! Had to try a duckling
It'll be a bear to cast.  It's going to land on the water like a leaping frog.  It's going to push water like a hippo.   But it'll float like a duck and get hit on like a hot chick at a
Looking for wing material suggestions
I tie size 28 and 30 midges for the local tailwater. Not to be a tough guy, but it's the only dry fly game in town at certain times of the year. I've found that you can use an oversized amount of CDC
Mouse pattern tail options THAT don't soak up water
I've been using ultra chenille the last few years for tails and ears.  This is what Chris Helm used and is also the material in those pre-cut Cohen creatures and frog legs.  This material sh
The Baby Bow Streamer
Trout, bass, pike and any other predatory freshwater fish will eat other fish.  Small trout are on the meal list for common foods.  Even trout will eat trout fry.  This rainbow trout st
The Baby Bow Streamer
Trout, bass, pike and any other predatory freshwater fish will eat other fish.  Small trout are on the meal list for common foods.  Even trout will eat trout fry.  This rainbow trout st
Lion Head Sculpin Streamer
This fly is a new one I created.  Its a fly that has worked well for me the last few trips.  Its got a large head, and holds its shape well.  The movement is great, and is the perfect s
Garden almost in shape
Steve Love the bonsai. Herons not so much. They play hell on the frog population in my ponds. I used to be able to get Louisiana bullfrogs in tadpoles. Can't get them anymore. I love to go frog
Hatches Blog Post - Double Barrel Frog – Lucas Langton
A very easy to follow foam frog pattern that will be sure to lure in bass this summer[url=]View the full article[/u
Jointed Green Dragon - Underwater Footage!
I tied this fly out of necessity than anything else.  I hit up a small lake a week or so ago, and I had multiple hits but never actually stuck a fish.  They were hitting the tail end of the
Rain Jacket...light weight or insulated.
If you are a big guy like me, frog toggs rip. Pick a size larger than you think you need.
April Flies from the Vise
Articulated legged Frog
Hi vis leader material
Maxima makes a hi viz yellow mono that you can tie in to your butt section.  Frog Hair also sells specialty hi viz leaders as well as hi viz running line.  I use a short section of their run
The Warm Water Vice
Keeping it simple:  Koozie Frog on a 1/0 popper hook.    
Squishy Head Bluegill
Sorry. Did not mean to do a Capt. Obvious. I just wonder if the Arctic Wind sheds enough water to make the fly noticeably lighter than a similar all bull frog fly.
Frogger! some bass and musky bull frogs
hi bowmike..i thought the frog,s head was made from flip-flop foam, no?
Good hook for use in tying cork body poppers
Thanks mikechellmfor flipping the pics so they could be seen. The frog pattern got a green tail and yellow hackle. Put to barbed yellow silli,legs through body to add movement. Glitter on blue popp
March Flies From The Vise
Adam I love that frog, if you ever want to get one tested on American waters let me know. Nice job on those thunder Creek streamers Mike. Dflanagan you should give them a try they are pretty hard to
Realistic Crayfish Pattern
No, its one of the blends from fly tyers dungeon. Bull frog, I think it's called. Hopper tan color. It's loaded with tiny rubber legs. I actually picked out a few of the legs from the dubbing and wrap
$100 trash fish
I fish one small local tournament with a buddy every year. It's only $25 a piece and the payouts can be pretty good for poor folks like me. It's an anything goes tournament with live bait allowed. Onl
Bull Dub Leech
I have caught a few good fish on this fly since I started tying it a few months ago.  Its a leech pattern that moves really nicely in the water.  Zonker strips are always known as flowing ma
Is it frog season yet?
My new Frog pattern I've been playing with..Tied on a 4/0 double frog hurt..Can't wait to give it a work out!..Nathan
Feb flies from the vise
[attachment=61144:IMG_20170220_170828.JPG][attachment=61145:IMG_20170220_170914.JPG] 2nd try at a frog, 1st one swam upside down!:-) Tried to fix it by putting some nuts on it! Legs are wiggle tails &
Zimmerman Booby Frog
dry floatant question
I once used a lot of Shimazaki Dry Shake and Frog's Fanny. Years ago, I learned on a forum that the powder used by archers was the same and cost less. I bought some at a local store. A 8 oz. bottle la
January Flies from the Vise
killer frog, you ain,t hooked ,you been gaffed...really nice work!
Dumbell Fat Head Zonker
This has enough weight to use with a conventional or spinning rod and I use this fly to catch flounder in the Texas gulf with my conventional gear.  It is also a great fly to use with heavier fly
Point Up Zonker Sculpin Streamer Fly Tying
This fly is made to mimic a sculpin.  Sculpins are a common food source for large trout and other large predatory fish in lakes and rivers.  These fish have fat heads and drastically tapered
More foam stuff
Chia! Found the video from the F3 frog that may be what you are looking for patternwise. The Plopper....
The Seducer - would you use it?
I think it would make a good sulphur emerger.   For refloating, I would use Frog's Fanny or Doc's Dry Dust as I have no trouble reusing a CDC after application.
Foam frogs
That's the first foam frog that I like. Nice job.
Little Minnow Fry - Streamer Fly
This streamer is to mimic small minnows and baitfish that predator fish hunt regularly.  Minnows especially.  Tied in this color pattern its great for fishing in the gulf for redfish and sea
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