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Half Hitch

Stacked deerhair question?
I've used permanent markers to color feathers and marabou.  No reason it shouldn't work on deer hair.  One suggestion if you're going to use a permanent marker, get one with a wide tip. 
Crappie fly fishing
Well, I know they like gray synthetic baitfish... Minnows. Clousers and half&halfs. Mini decievers. Wooly buggers. Nymphs. Even heard many caught on small poppers. Tie up some beadheads that lo
The Texas Midge
What happened to your thread is you didn't use a bobbin rest when you utilize the rotary feature of your vise. You could buy one if you don't own one or fabricate one out of a large sized paper clip,
Streamer and other fly recommendations for Hybrids and Striped bass
I have no experience with fishing Texas and I have never fished for striped bass in a lake. I have however fished extensively in the salt for stripers and live to fish their spawning runs up our fresh
Finishing deer hair popper faces
AHAA! Nice video, thanks Mike try fabric fusion from Walmart. I hear it's the same thing but it's half the cost. Don't know if that's true but I use it and it seems fine.
Comments on first effort at polish woven
They are looking good, and I think you may have passed the point where this advice applies. For anyone who wants to learn how to do the shuttle weave my advice is do them in half dozens. There are rea
Best investment practice in hackle
 If a call to Charlie Collins doesn't work out, look for Whiting Pro-Grade half capes in the colors that you want. Even pro-grade feathers will have some of those smaller sized feathers that you'
DIY Dubbing Brush?
I use brushes quite a bit.  Depending on the material(s) in the brush, I may or may not use wax.  If I am making a more complex brush with multiple materials, I am more likely to wax the wir
illinois fly show
I sat with pat c for about a half hour, very cool guy, he was sayin he used to hang around ftf years ago. picked up some scissors from him at a little discount, wanted to get the big stacker too 
Lake Mead anyone?
If I ever get back out west my target water will be the Truckee river between Donner Pass California and Reno Nevada I believe. And probably Pyramid lake.. You can get 7-8lb trout out that way in abou
Micro fur strips -- How to?
Can't emphasize too much using only double edged razor blades to cut rabbit and similar skins... The steel on single edges razor blades is simply much too thick to cut cleanly even when brand new. 
Finishing Knots
I attended the fly tying demonstrations put on by Little River Outfitters i9n Townsend, Tennessee this past weekend (over 40 expert tiers presenting). One thing I noticed was that many of the tiers we
2 pc. Vs. 4 pc.
I have to agree with Steeldrifter on this topic and yes, the two piece blanks were always a bit cheaper if you were building your own...  With how we use our rods down here in paradise breakage i
November Flies from the Vise
Chug - Don P.  - you guys tying on sz 12s in your examples?   BCT Yes, I tie them on size 12 and 14 grub hooks.         Caddis pupa (Mcphail var.) Chug, nice job
Wooly Bugger Twist
Or, you could tie half your flies wrapped one way, and half tied the other way 'round... over a lifetime of fishing the twist will cancel itself out....   I got a good chuckle out of that.
Grey Drake Cripple SBS
  Found this Quigley variation on a U.K. site; change color/size to suit your needs.     hook – Dai Riki 280 #10 thread - UTC 140 grey brown rib - small wire gold tail - pheasant
Tenkara is just for little fish...
Catching a large catfish on Tenkara must be a hoot!  When I lived in Scottsdale Arizona up until a year and a half ago there was a guy that fished the canals for carp with a large Tenkara rod.
Caddis Pupa
Hi, Here is a simple and effective caddis pupa Materials used: [LIST] [*]Hook curved caddis type in size #12-14 (Demmon G602 ) [*]Body Thread: Yellow pale body thread  [*]Body: Half Micro Glass B
Tie fly so it floats just below the surface
Good suggestion. I also thought of suspender emerger patterns like the Klinhammer of any of the Quigley emerger/cripple patters but these are suspended IN the film and not under the surface.   &
Give it to 'em gently
PrairieDrifter's post about Carrie Stevens & her feathered streamers got me thinking about a fishing experience from long ago, back in the day when Jungle Cock nails were within my reach and Grey
4 wt Monocore fly line
I'll take a look at the 444 series.    I'll consider giving them a call, wee will see.    I've used "cheap" lines and I'll do so again I'm not a hater.   I just really li
YLI Silk thread keeps breaking while wrapping hook
At least half the flies I tie are tied with Pearsall's silk, and have never had problems with it breaking.  I've never tried YLI, but until this thread I've never heard any complaints it being we
Firehole Outdoors Is Having a Firesale
They are more than half the price of Umpqua Comp. hooks and less expensive to varying degree than the following comp. hooks. Hanak Dohiku Fulling Mill Gamakatsu Hends Knapek Soldarini Wizard   Th
I learned something today
I am off today, so I got up early and set out to catch a good bass like I have not caught in a while. Lots of movement in the shallows, but no takers for the zonker streamer. I realized this was not g
DHH Dun SBS
I've seen deer cross the Missouri like it was a kiddie pool; turkeys (close relatives to chickens) can drown by looking up in a rainstorm. I know what I'm using to hackle my flies. Tied here as a Fa
New Tool
I'm assuming your old saw had a right tit so your really going to love the left tilt. You shouldn't have a problem getting it in the basement. I have a delta and when it came shipped the rails, fence,
Current events
Re: Rock Hall -- Thanks for that link, Flytire, I stand corrected. :)   Re: Scouts -- As the parent of a transgender child, I have spent the last year and a half learning a lot about the chemistr
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
Nice little video, although I assume you didn't shoot it. I checked out the website for majestic enchantment and it's good to know I have other options besides the public water below the dam. The web
Veevus 50 Denier - Amazing thread
try tight wraps of thread and .010 lead wire   .025 lead wire is way to big for size 20 and smaller hooks I hear ya.     I did have some 0.015 lead wire but it was the non-lead kind
Playing With Cork Again
I've developed a real fondness for cork poppers; not only fishing them, but making them from craft store cork bottle stoppers. I hadn't made any since about this time last year, so I've been trying to
Any snake ID out there?
Did you guys also know that venom from snakes is used and researched for medicine all around the globe? These are truly wonderful and remarkable creatures. From medicine to pest control, snakes benefi
Start thinking Christmas Swap
Okay guys, don't screw up and miss this one. The quality of flies and boxes is outstanding and thanking those who included some extra items and especially a couple who included half a fly shop there a
The Beach 9-30
Hit the beach the other day, hoping to find some snook and to also survey the damage from the storm.   Fortunately, this was just after the parking lot... [attachment=64218:20170930_094512_HDR.jp
Regal Brass Bobbin Cradle Question...
Beat me to it. I have two Renzetti, Traveler and Standard, and they both came with the stop similar to what Flytire has there. I am always torn between using the bobbin cradle on some ties and am tryi
ID-ing Mystery Fly Lines
Yep, weigh the head and it'll be close enough to rate the line. I always round down as the rod should happily cast half weight over.
Need some info on this Sage rod
Great story !   To me, my bias, Sage never should have stopped making rods or offering blanks in the RPL series ( Graphite III). I've casted many rods since they stopped and again , to me, non co
Looking for TMC206BL hooks in sizes #22 and #24
Varivas 2300 Ultra Midge Fly Tying Hook #22, #24 (Amazon) Super fine small hooks ideal for tying the smallest of dry flies without compromising strength or setting properties. 4x Fine Micro-Barb Half
Strip Rattle and Roll
I've watched all your videos since you started posting them but never commented before that I can remember. I've seen you get lots of criticism on them in the past. It's so easy to find fault with p
Sparkle Pops
I initially used sparkle flakes on my poppers but in my search to make my own Loco Foam I stumbled across transfer foil which, at least in Hobby Lobby, is now called Art Deco foil.  I have to coa
Found a great source for Miyuki 3.4mm Fringe Seed beads
If anyone is using these beads, I found a source for these beads that is half of what you can find on Amazon.  Here is the link for anyone who may be interested.   Thanks!   P.S.  
Site issue: DRIVER ERROR
To answer the OP, yes the site was down for everyone. So no one had access or posted anything for two and half days or so.
My Bug Box
Very nice. It is wonderful. It has good hardware, a great logo on the lid and although it's hard to tell from the pictures it seems to have dovetail joinery, possibly half lapped dovetails. Great piec
Eyes?
find a super cheap set of half hitch tools and fill in each end with solder to make multiple diameters of eye painting tools     if you can find them, wasatch made an excellent set of tools
Ordering online
@mikechell   I can't disagree with anything you wrote, but I still think it would be beneficial to have the ability to 'pull' a vendor's chain if they screw up on a regular basis.   Case in
DO NOT absentmindedly.....
+1 on the Labrador ate half Hungarian partridge skin..... Cats. I almost murdered ours. Two days after I got a few half necks he somehow got a hold of one of them. And he's learned to open the drawer
tiny fly questions
Sandan, sorry for late comeback. All I ever use is a length of white poly yarn. On the average yarn I segment 3 pieces out of it. I take one of those pieces I cut about 2" long or so and loop it aroun
Classic Hairwing Salmonfly Swap
Another thing to note cb27 is that you can tie your fly to the final wrap and half hitch or tie off and set aside. JC is usually the last part of the tie so while waiting on ebay you can do flies and
Dropper Fly?
Easy way to try it is to tie a 18" -24" tippet to the hook bend of your attractor style high floating dry fly and tie a lightly weighted or non weighted nymph to the end of that 18-24" tippet. Use you
Stay Safe
Essentially, the Park simply locks its gates after a hurricane and won't re-open them until everything is squared away.... I'll post up what I hear from them, but I'm not holding my breath for any qui
Johnson's Waterwalker (Carnage variation) SBS
Originally tied by Missoula angler Frank Johnson; replaced the dubbed body with foam. Presented here in Purple Haze colors; change to suit your needs. This is not one of those flies where I wonder
Hurricane Irma
I'm fortunate to live in an area that has very little threat from hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes and any other natural disaster. I would pack the family up, hitch the boat up and roll out o
Gates Laid Back Hex (Carnage variation) SBS
Foam update to the standard tie. Might lose it to a tree or fish, but you won't have to tie on a new one in the dark because it stopped floating. hook - Dai Riki 135 #6 thread/rib - UTC 140 hopper y
Adams Superfly SBS
Nicely done. If you are worried about the detached deer hair body, it is a lot easier to tie them on a needle and slide them off. You can tie a whole bunch that way, in no time. For strength coat them
Exotics....
When a teenager worked at KozyKitten cat food canary in Biloxi. Ms summertime. They had steel hull boats with refrig. by then. We vacumed the fish out of the hold into a weigh hopper(500#) then dum
Default Grandpa's Story - History of the Adams Fly
Did you notice that Len Halliday wound the thread on the hook with his fingers without a bobbin. He also does not dub the body but uses yarn to wrap the body instead of spinning dubbing on the thread.
The New and Improved Fly Swap
finished almost half of mine last night, after doing more time consuming flys fire my last two swaps its really nice remembering how fast these can be done.
And you thought the LAW vise was expensive.
Yeah, I saw that. A lot of the value is in how he traced the lineage from the original mfg'er to present. Just knowing it was the basis for the eventual design of the HMH vise is worth $2500, and all
Rogue HedgeHopper SBS
The multi hi-tie Hedgehog wing conveniently fit within the segmented Rogue chassis. 1mm foam might be a bit thin for this application; may try it with standard 2mm. hook Dai Riki 280 #6 thread/body
плут оса SBS
Found this on a Russian site. Haven't tied a Rogue style body in a while; if you're not up for the Carnage method, it makes an acceptable product. hook Dai Riki 135 #8 thread/rib - UTC 140 black ab
Ostermann's RUH Drake SBS
RUH - Real Ungulate Hair; had to change the name since I used elk for the wing and body. Took the basic Carnage framework and draped it with said ungulate hair. Notional tying sequence; body's a bit
My fly spins when cast
I make 10 casts right handed, then 10 casts left handed. This straightens the leader out.      - casting and the resistance as the large fly moves through the air spins one way an
Laying Shades of Color by Stippling
Laying Shades Of Color   From: Using Stipple Dots To Add Detail To Fly Rod Poppers And Sliders - 2017 Version   Ingredients: Paint: White, Black, Mixed Olive, Mixed Seminole Green(2 shades),
Small Hopper Pattern Wanted
I'd not worry too much or get too technical. Something like a bullethead caddis with a yellow body and some rubber legs thrown on should suffice. Put a little foam under the body if you want a bit mor
30 years on...
Yeah Dr. Vette, you're right about any addiction hard to break but you do need to if you're still smoking. It's never too late in life to quit. You're like a friend in MN who had half his lungs remove
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