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King Salmon

Best Tyer Ever?
Davy Mcphail is definitely up there, and so is Hans Wielerman.  I can't tie in hand and don't personally know anyone who can.  I googled it once andn say a person tying a salmon fly in hand
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: http://flypattern.org
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
Some nice ones these past few days Noahguide, are these from the 50 flies book you recently tied? fshng2, thanks. No, I finished those a while back.(June 9th) Planning how to display them. I bought
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
Big...how about #6-#2 Wulff's:   http://www.flytyer.com/better-dry-flies-for-atlantic-salmon-steelhead/     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. https://m.ebay.com/itm/10-Andian-Cock-of-Rock-feathers
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!  
suggestions?
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
Using hooks from the mid-90s
I have a hook sharpening stone in my vest, it produces a very fine sharp point . I bought that back in the day when you sort of needed one, it still works today.   That said I do remember some of
Mouse/Rat Swap
I will jump in been wanting to try the King Rat from the spring 2018 fly tyer
Law Vise for sale
Several years ago, when the LAW vise was readily available, I tied on several friends vises. At that time I was a collector of tying vises to use, not as investments. I called Lawrence and spoke to hi
House of Hardy Documentary
I have always enjoyed reading about the history of fly fishing.   I ran across this documentary on the House of Hardy.   It's great for history buffs.   They showed an auction where a v
Steelhead
Heading for Altmar 3/23 should be a fun weekend. Had 39 at my house on Fri and looking at 12 this week. Hope it all stays East of the Salmon river
March Flies From The Vise
Size 10 red tags for salmon in low water. [attachment=66772:IMG_20180301_162133.jpg]
Mono rigging
My personal ranking of fishing I like in the order I like to do it: 1. Selective trout on emergers or dries 2. Selective trout on pupae or rising nymphs 3. Getting a (preferably large) trout to rise
10ft 4wt Xi Series rod
I have 2 rods, a 7' 11'' sage 3 LL 4 weightand a9 weight, I forget the length at the moment.now maybe you guys will understand why I asked the question better. I Can back cast in areas witho
Favorite hair for Elk Hair Caddis?
Two CDC feathers pulled ahead for right length and the stems become the antenna, olive dub body. He recommended using in the flat water under the bushes along the bank. Not quite as heavey as the m
Northern New England in mid-August--worth it?
When my youngest daughter was in grad school at UMaine I always wanted to try for a trophy brook trout on the Rapid River. I never made it over there but heard many locals rave about the brook trout a
Chile Bound... advice needed!
So my dad's boss completely surprised me by inviting me to tag along on my dad's business trip. We plan on going 5 days before just to fish the southern part of the country, the Chilean Patagonia. I h
Oh boy here we go!
I've a days Atlantic salmon chasing on 26th so I'm itching to get out. Last year the water levels meant i missed out but I'll be there in a flood this year no matter what.
okay. which one of you guys....
well ill be damned   another walk around the tying room and lo and behold the box of salmon flies i tied magically appeared and the hooks were in a separate box   i had emptied a couple of b
pink
It's not just a Gulf thing or just salt even, salmon in the fresh waters of Maine like a little pink in the fly too. Rainbows here on Cape Cod in the ponds at times like pink marabou. Out west a pink
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
Thanks a lot for all the info guys. My only comment, which was touched upon in a few places, is about using that bare hook area to snell a leader. This would make a lot more sense to me if you used a
HAPPINESS IS ... TRV
I don't care what it does ... $500.00 is too much money for a vise.   Don't get me wrong ... I am glad you like it.  I wouldn't, because every time I looked at it, I'd be thinking about ho
Vice problems
Wear on the jaws should be easily visible. More likely (I think) is an adjustment; see for parts reference-  https://www.dyna-king.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BARRACUDA-BJR-DIAGRAM.pdf  
Rivers to salt
Hi - I live and fish in New York state.. spring is trout in creeks, summer is smallmouth in rivers and lakes, and in the fall - salmon and steelhead in the tributaries. I mostly flyfish all the above,
Few more tubes
I like aluminium tubes as they don't sink too fast and swim well on a sink tip. The last fly is a Zelda. Basically a stripped down Frances and seems to do well on low water either upstream nymph sty
Useful fly catalogue
Interesting the "Snaelda" technique using the stripped cock stems...Lotta salmon/sea trout stuff...https://www.deneki.com/2016/08/the-franc-n-snaelda-tying-instructions/
February Flies from the Vise
Last night's Bourbon and Bugs. I different direction than usual. Great month all. Here's to March. The king is dead, long live the king
Few recent efforts
Nice flies Piker, I am just starting to appreciate bottle/disk flies and the styles (salmon shrimp, monkey, etc.) you tie across the pond. Keep them coming, helps me with tube fly motivation. 
Pearsall's gossamer vs Orvis Nano silk thread
I don't know Orvis' silk but I have been using Pearsall's Gossamer for 30 years. It is my first choice for wet flies and flymphs. (There is a reason it has been around so long.)  Pearsall also se
Bugger swap #2
I hope it plays nice for you!When I got the color scheme and design in my head I didn't think it would turn out as nice as it did.I think it would work well on salmon or larger trout species as well
Musky Fly Swap 2018
Just playing there MFG. I was a Minnesotan for 40 years ya' betcha. Took me a year down here to say casserole instead of hot dish. Those flies are a couple I've played with and my plan is to have a wh
Trolling Flies
Mikechell, they have been trolling flies in new England for trout and salmon for over 200 years, its fly fishing even in the books.
Substitute for jungle cock eyes
Honestly there is no substitute. I wouldn't spend the money either , for years trying this and that and the fakes too. Never satisfied I tied my flies without cock eyes. Then for my birthday my wife d
Bunny Leech Light
Yours looks a bit nicer than my version I've been tying for 20 years, I think I will switch mine up to your way. Those streamers in small sizes are good in some Maine rivers where young salmon hold, f
Patagonia Report
All,   I've been dying to share this with folks since I returned on Monday.  My family and I were lucky enough to spend 14 days in southern Patagonia and Buenos Aries.  I'll do my best
Tiger ghost wrap
I am looking for a US source for a wrap material used to tie the Tiger Ghost salmon fly. I found it at a Canadian company, but they said it wasnt available in my region. Any suggestions would be appr
Soft Hackled Nymph Swap
  youre worried about wooly buggers in a soft hackle swap?   like i said above   sorry....i'll strive to tie better in future swaps.    gimme some pointers to correct my mi
Polarized Eye Glasses - need help in buying a new pair
As with most things, I don't spend a lot of money on sunglasses.  $15.00 Strike King polarized glasses have worked for me since the 80's ... no cataracts or problems as of my latest eye doctor vi
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