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Small Creek Fishing with the New 2019 Redington Butterstick
You guys are laughing at strip setting the hook, and I don't understand that. The problem with small fish is that they can be pulled with the fly.  Rather than setting the hook, you just pull t
Sponges used for salmon fishing
Since the salmon run is in full swing right now, I would have thought someone would be familiar with this/these products. As I understand, the salmon aren't feeding during the spawning run. When I h
A Mickey Finn for Finnatics
It is also a great steelhead fly.   Finding good bright red bucktails is not easy.  Lots of washed out ones on offer.    Rocco  I got two new red tail cuts this year, One
Pegging beads
It is that time of the year for beads + steelhead/salmon/browns, please no drivel on how uncouth it is to fish beads.  I am sure I am not the first to discover this but a good silicone peg source
Reel for winter steelheading
jaberts1,   Good idea.  I have maybe 5 of the SA System 2 8/9s.  They are 100% reliable as you say.    And reasonable to boot. I just got one in perfect shape with an 8 wt Rio
Steelhead streamer hook shank length
I tie most steamers for steelhead on standard up-eyed salmon hooks.  But mainly for the hook strength.  Steelhead rarely nibble at steamers so I see no need of a tail hook and beyond that do
Tube Fly Materials
I started out buying into the HMH system and so have just carried on with that. I use the adapter when traveling now, it had been my main method initially till I bought the tube fly vise. HMH now make
Lamson Micra 5 Litespeed vs Ross Animas
I have 3 Lamson reels. A 10wt Micra, an 8wt Guru, and a 9wt litespeed. I have caught bonefish on the 8wt Guru, even after a full dunking in saltwater. My 10wt has held up on big sharks and even king s
September Flies From the Vise
  nite owl (silvius)   hook - salmon/steelhead thread - black tail - yellow hackle fibers butt - 2 turns of red chenille body - silver oval tinsel hackle - orange wing - white bucktail 
Stocking lakes in the Uninta Mountains
As Jaydub said, 95% survival rate which is higher than the old way they used to stock these lakes. In the past they used to carry the fingerlings up on horses in containers.   Since trout are una
A spey Fly
Don't see those often in my neck of the woods. Bright colors work well on the salmon, or just look good to the fishermen?
In line popper
While they may not be the easiest hooks for some to tie on, I wonder if the great salmon fly tyers had/have trouble tying on treble hooks? A miscast bead head fly to the back of the head doesn't feel
Hardest fighting freshwater fish?
I haven't caught enough different species to answer this question with any authority, but I do recall fighting Chinook ("King") salmon on my father-in-law's boat on Lake Michigan. Even with a mighty t
How do you like to land larger smallmouth?
Maybe this is just me but a SMB's jump happens so suddenly and last for but a fraction of a second that I don't care what you do.    The initial jump is almost instant sometimes, I agree
With Kids Spring Winter And Summer at City Park New Orleans
Personally, I don't like using really small flies and nymphs because I end up hooking 2 inch long sunfish.  If you get that, then just start sizing up until you're catching in the larger ranges.
Links & Youtube
"Are you really that lazy?" - really?     really?   where in the signature box am i specifically singling out just YOU! did you think i added it just for you?   really! &#
August Flies From the Vise
So...this is the first fly I have tied since the last of April. Packing, cataract surgery and moving up to Pullman, WA then installing all new wood floors and unpacking:     GSB's #6 &
autumn silver
Wulff's skills with UL fly tackle should be mentioned.  He often used a 7' 2 oz rod  and sometimes a 6' bamboo rod on Atlantic Salmon.   As a stunt , he even cast to and landed a s
What Would You Do?
I like them boxes too, never had any fly boxes that were better. I'm partial to the 69 & 91 but have several other models also. Some of the auction merchants think the flies sell the box, and so f
Jungle cockcapes
I was some jungle cock capes on eBay from Estonia for $35 plus $9.50 for shipping. I want to the some salmon & steelhead flies. A few questions is that a good price? What to look for when buying t
Little double hook spey
Another nice fly. I have always been intrigued by spey flies but never tied any. I would think the undulating long feather fibers should get a number of fishes attention. Have you ever effectively use
My Take On A Couple of Reels
The big land locked salmon breeder fish are like that when they come in. They are silvery fish fresh in from the cold water lakes and when they get hooked they run down river, they're almost instantly
Nymph Fishing Rods
I built a 10ft 4 wt this spring on an IM6 graphite blank and it's done well on 17 inch rainbows and 2 lb smallies. I was midge and small  Hornberg fishing with it early on this spring, then switc
6 foot fly rod for tight stream fishing
I've been really enjoying the pair of 4 wt rods I built late winter to early spring this year. So far only still water fishing. I think the Anglers Roost 10ft 4wt controls the line nicer than about an
New flies from the vice
Nice flies...they would likely work well on Atlantic Salmon here on the east coast too...
Trouble with rod
The advice here abut twisting the rod sections into place reminds me of a related, but not germane here, warning about stressing rods the wrong way  while fighting hot and large trophy fish. 
Brooks Falls AK
The fishing looks really good to me!   Just have to nug in between the other fishers for some room! Lots of different "LIVE" c
Question about a deer hair top water bass fly ?
Sounds like maybe a bomber salmon fly.
July Flies From the Vise
[attachment=68334:sketch-1531263140457.png]Futurefly 15mm articulated shanks, one has a tmc 784 #6 & the other has a Partridge Salar salmon tube double #9
Methods and Beads for egg sucking leeches
original poster said   "I am using 1/0, upturned eye, salmon fly hooks. Also have tried size 1, straight eye hooks but I prefer those upturned eyes for these."   with that being said, have y
My flies for my first saltwater trip
No worries Flats, I truly appreciate your input which I think is dead on. I've been casting a long time and have a decent double haul. Being an Atlantic salmon fisherman, I've cast bombers over salmon
Best Tyer Ever?
Define best. Most innovative, precise, does beautiful work, ties the most difficult flies, most prolific, etc.? Genre of flies? Salmon, Trout, Salmon/steelhead, Warm water? The question is a bit b
oh my....   Mike, I thought you were the king of Google search?
Fifty Fly Project
As I mentioned during posts in the May/June Flies from the Vise I worked my way through Ian Whitelaws book, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies.  My daughter gave me the book last Christmas
FlySpoke's Super Bug (Carnage variation)
Foam version of an Atlantic salmon pattern. Tied here as a salmonfly; don't have a scud hook big enough to handle a bug this size so I subbed with the TFS iron (shorter shank than the Dai Riki 280)
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss v DMC Wool Yarn
I like em. You tying the floss in with tying thread or just use the floss in the spool as if it were a tying thread body? I'm tying in with 8/0. I think the bodies would be too bulky on the smaller s
Whiting hackles
i ordered some whiting hen capes in blue, red, yellow for salmon flie   i have ordered whiting rooster capes in the past in silver badger, golden badger, speckled badger, cream   all are exc
New site:
Looks very good Havard. Would liked to have seen the Alexandra in the same format as the other fly pictures. A great way of preserving the history. How have you gotten on with fishing the classics?
June Flies From the Vise
Using up some salmon hooks. Royal coachman attempt and not sure what the second one is. Forgot to put a tail on it. :(
Thick or thin deer belly hair for poppers?
typed that in on my phone has the swype predictive text I'm not really sure how it comes up with what it should predict sometimes, that was a new one most of the time it's some obscure city in a forei
Carrying two rods
  Regardless of the weight of rod 1# tippets is what make smaller fish fun.    I can't be comfortable fly fishing with any kind of pack on, so that, like a hand carried rod, would
The Golden Missile
----The Golden Missile----   I had been looking forward to the summer of 2016 for quite some time.  For the same reason, the women in my life were both anxious and nauseous as they dreadfull
small salmon fly hooks
I'm looking to tie some smaller size hair wing salmon flies, {for fishing}, blue charm, thunder and lightning, etc. The obvious places stock sizes down to 8. I would like to tie some size 10 and 12. D
Enjoying the sun
No salmon today, needing a good spate but plenty of bites for keeping kids interest. [attachment=67730:IMG_20180512_105646_kindlephoto-377631533.jpg] [attachment=67731:IMG_20180512_105212_kindlephoto-
Extra large Wulff patterns about #6-#2 Wulff's:     PT/TB
May Flies From The Vise
I have never understood classic salmon fly tying but I sure enjoy looking at it.
does any one know?
any clue why registering for the classic streamer and wet fly  and classic and artistic Salmon areas failed?  trying to log in simply 'locks' my account.   R.
Hair wing fly swap
Sorry I posted too quickly - hairwings I like, salmon flies not so much.  I apologize for messing up the thread.
Non-fly rod caught fish
Sounds like fun. But I've always wondered what is the big deal with shad?  Is it just in the fun of catching them?  You can't eat them can you?    Long time ago there was a sha
Wheatley fly box.
I have been wanting a Wheatley clip box for my salmon flies, but dont understand their sizing. On the site they say that size five box (the largest) holds large salmon flies. My question is, what do
Back on the river today
I've never seen a sucker with such a big broad defined stripe like that and I happen to enjoy the great sucker runs every spring. We don't have steelhead, salmon and the like so I eagerly anticipate t
Hi from NY
Hi All, My name is Glenn and I live in Manhattan. I've fished over 40 years but just got started fly fishing and tying for trout. I did  do the Salmon River chuck and duck a few seasons years ago
Two classic salmon flies
You say youre looking for Cock of the Rock? Here is some on e-bay, seems like a good deal, but the feathers seem more red than the usual orange.
Animal hair that sinks?
Royce Dam,The Buz Buszek Award is the highest fly tying award the FFF gives out. Royce Dam won it in 1994 and he is the foremost fly tier that uses wool for flies.    Get his book, The Pract
Hello from Canada
Welcome Tim.  You have some Atlantic Salmon in your territory...ever think about swinging some flies for them?  Give it a try, once you do you'll be hooked!  
dyna king kingfisher kit       flyfishfood tying kit  
On tube flies?
I use mostly the HMH system with connector link at the back that kind of holds your hook orientation fairly well. So hook point down I've had no issue with my Gray Ghosts tracking upright. At least no
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
I feel like what the author was trying to say is that today's fishing style and demographic has changed.It seems that he believes morals and ethics are being sent on their merry way.And I have to agre
3 am phone call- duck
I have never known anyone to tie flies and not fish...that is very interesting.  At the same time, I have to imagine you are very good at tying flies to do so without desire to fish.  
Picture of Bras d'or Creeper
I don't have a picture but check out novascotiafishing dot com for a start.  Go ogle Rick MacDonald for that pattern and Gordie McKinnon for a similar shrimp pattern.  I like a shr
Chile Trip Report
Slow was the way to describe fishing, but lots of fun. Day 1 - Fished the Petrohue river swinging for salmon with 10 and 9wts and 400-450 grain line with big articulated salmon flies. First stop I cau
April Flies From The Vise
  Grizzly King - a Ray Bergman wet fly pattern   Hook:   Size 6 Tag:    Gold Tinsel Tail:   Red Hackle Body:   Green Floss Rib:    Gold Tins
Squamish in Spring
As the title suggests. A friend of mine is heading to Vancouver in the Spring time (September). I'd like to tie him a selection of flies that would be suited to this time of year... I guess bull trout
Astronomy ... gravitational waves
Now...I might not have said this 30 years ago (or I might have) but at my age I'll present a hypothetical situation. Today I am 74 in reasonable health and expect several more enjoyable years BUT if s
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