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My very first intro to fly fishing was in the mid-sixties as a teenager and this was in the deep south when fly fishing meant tossing popping bugs at cover for panfish and small bass... I didn't do mu
First Clouser's
Thanks, Dave.  It's interesting that the fly was originally designed for smallmouth on the Susquehanna  It's seems to be more popular among salt water fly fishers than fresh water fly fish
New to the forum - from Austin Texas
Hello. my son and his wife both went to USF and currently live in Tampa. I live south of Joplin and fish bass, sunnies and trout. Learned flyfishing in RI & MA in the '70s and had to start tying a
How often do you use Glue?
Glue or Head Cement?   Superglue:  I'll use this on initial thread wraps, if I think I'll need to torque down on later wraps.  I'll also use it on more complex flies, about halfway thro
nymphs that sink fast and are easy to tye
Hi guys,     Here are a few colored nymphs easy and cheap to tie and sink super fast. For those who have enough time to tie flies this Winter just make a few of them , work great on whi
Quick Tie - Simple Midge
Here is a quick tie fishing fly pattern that uses minimal material; for ease of reference, we call it the Simple Midge. Works well on Bluegill, Sunfish, and fingerling Bass. Hope to try it on trout th
Still very new to tying
I encourage you to continue. While your proportions are a little off-the wing is longer than classic proportions-that is okay if there is a reason for it. Changing a fly should solve a problem. Bas
Molas Lake, CO
Nice video.  Some good examples of rod sets vs. strip sets.   At 2:30 ... you swung the rod and missed those first two hits.  On the third hit, you strip set and got the fish on. 5:23
OKC "noob"
Joined back in 2012 but never posted. Put the rod down when I left the army and moved home, picked it up again after college. I work as an ER nurse and figured I might as well fish on my days off to r
Are trout really that picky?
I've been fishing with the fly for about three years now. I have gotten fairly proficient with casting,and had success with the local warm water fish( sunnies, bass,pickerel, crappie). But when I try
Time for Secret Santa Christmas Swap Planning
Cut off for sign up is Nov. 17th to have flies here by Nov. 24th.  Welcome to the Secret Santa Swap 2018! The object of this swap is that you send me your flie
Fly Fishing Rod Recommendations???
Am looking to get into Fly fishing and would like recommendations on a good, inexpensive setup. I plan on fishing mainly for Trout, Panfish, and maybe the occasional Bass (and whatever else might acci
Bass Crack
October Flies from the Vise
I prefer still water and Sunfish and Bass ... no trout in my area.   Less weight, not more, it what you need.  Well, unless you're fishing 20 foot depths and a sinking line, etc. I fish
McFarland Ameriglass.....?
Has anyone tried his Big Game series? I worked out a trade with him and picked up the 7 10 8wt blank. Its just sitting there until I have the funds and the time build it. I plan on using single foot c
Re-newed fly tyer
Hi folks!   I'm new to this forum (looks great, by the way), but not new to tying flies. When I was younger I tied mostly panfish and bass flies and bugs using a series of really poorly-made vice
Use of jig hooks for ALL nymphs?
Of course you could, just not sure why you would want to.  In most cases it is still cheaper to use conventional hooks, and it bothers me that jig hooks are on average lighter than many conventio
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 the
A Mickey Finn for Finnatics
Nice job.  Great fly in warm water for Crappie and Bass.  Also great in rivers that hold sauger.  In cold water, this is one of the streamers I always have on hand.  Bigger Brookie
Newest New Guy
Welcome to the site, Sean. Originally from Indiana ... living in Florida since '92.  Sunfish and Large Mouth Bass are my targets.
Floatant spray for deer hair bass bugs Who uses what?
Way back in the 1970's I was able to buy a small (3 or 4 oz.) can of silicone spray for use on my deer hair bass bugs. Now that I'm back to fishing, I want to get another can to keep in my vest but my
Best's "Production Fly Tying" comparing editions
Having been described as a cheap bass turd ... I'd go with the $6.00 copy.  If you're getting it just to have a copy, go with the original.    If you're getting it for the patterns and
Reel for winter steelheading
Bryon,   I'd look intp the Redington Behemoth 7/8 too.  It not only has a sealed drag but one that has stood up to some pretty rigorous use in the salt too on bigger fish. Near the same pric
Skinwalkers
Very cool. Bass ought to slurp those things. SBS?
Nice end to a good weekend
Don't post many fishing stories because, let's face it, I don't catch enough fish or just go fishing enough to really warrant it. But this weekend has been good. Spent Saturday and Sunday fishing Mont
Articulated Rainbow Streamer
A while back, a subscriber and customer of mine requested that I make a large articulated streamer for him.  He wanted something for large browns pushing 30" that are primarily predatory in a lak
September Flies From the Vise
Thanks for the welcome. I have been reading the site and love the postings of the flies people are tying. Some amazing tiers.  I have watched the videos from several people here as well and sites
Brahma Bugger
What is commonly called the "brahma" bugger is an improvement on the original wooly bugger due to its incredible look, and movement when under the water.  This fly pulsates due to the chickabou a
Hello from so cal
Welcome to the site, Abel.   Panfish and Bass for me ... since there's no trout in my area (Florida) and I don't like salt water for a plethora of reasons.
furled leaders vs hand tied leaders for bass
Hello, What are the advantages of furled leaders over hand tied leaders.? I see so many formulas for bass that it tends to be confusing. I am thinking of a trying my hand tied with a simple formula wi
high mountain creek dry fly fishing
Good video ... lots of little fish on the hook. You say things like, "Just look at those colors" ... but you don't hold the fish close enough to the camera for that to happen. I found out, with my G
5wt line on 6wt rod
Is it ok to 5wt line on 6wt rod. Line is Wavelength MPX wf f. Rod is gloomis.    Sci Anglers Wavelength MXP is a discontinued 1/2 heavy wt line so it is a 5.5 wt line. The 5 wt version wei
Nice long day on the river
With summer waning, I decided last weekend that I wanted (at least!) one more long, warm summer day floating a smallmouth river. I chose a stretch of Michigan's Grand River that runs through the Portl
Old Fenwick Rods
Hello everyone, and sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place. I have a question about these two old Fenwick rods I got from someone. I have no plans on selling them, but I'd at least like to know
Chernobyl Ant
So the chernobyl ant doesn't really look like an ant.  I guess its closer to maybe a hopper imitation?  Even that is very suggestive.  However this fly seems to produce very well, espec
Jellystone
Jellystone -- snipped from a bass tube. Dimpled on a needle. Tied (loosely) to a thread-wrapped hook. Then glued in place. Legs sewn in with a rubberleg needle. ...........the rubberleg stitch...
Bully Bluegill
The bully bluegill fly seems too simple to catch fish.  However that is far from the case.  This fly catches fish, and catches them well.  In fact, it could be considered one of the bes
Difference between genetic, India and Chinese
As I understand it the chicken originated in India and has since spread throughout the world (for obvious reasons.) It has been bred to increase its size and egg output and, to a lesser degree the col
Guadelupe River with a 3wt...
I took a trip to San Antonio, TX and brought my travel 3wt rod with me because I just can't go anywhere without a fly rod in hand.  The river I was fishing was the Guadelupe river, just north of
In line popper
Vicrider I will mostly be using these on a local reservoir (Green River) here in central kentucky. It has good numbers of big largemouth, some good size whites and its also a trophy musky lake. I also
Hardest fighting freshwater fish?
hi everyone, I've been doing a bit of research on what the hardest fighting freshwater fish in the world is, pound for pound. and everyone seems to have a different opinion. some say mongolian taiman,
How do you like to land larger smallmouth?
Maybe a simple question to some but how do you like to land a hard charging sizable smallmouth bass when they make those power runs?  Do you take up your slack line and try to get him on the reel
With Kids Spring Winter And Summer at City Park New Orleans
Every time I've fished the lakes and channels in New Orleans, I've caught tons of Rio Grand (or Texas) Cichlids.  It's the only North American cichlid ... but considered an invasive species in NO
Stomach contents
Nice job Denduke Bass would rip that up also.
Elk Hair Caddis
The elk hair caddis should be a staple in all dry fly fishermans boxes, if they aren't in there already.  This fly is probably one of the most effective and versatile dry flies ever created, and
How to Make Perfect Booby Eyes (Video)
I have a similar set of foam cutters.  Never thought of putting the smaller ones into a drill.  I do mine the same way that flytire does, just tie in a foam cylinder then trim them to the si
Source of foam for fly box
I'm looking to purchase some foam in order to customize a Plano compartmented box for bass flies and large streamers.   I need some material that is in the 1/4" to 3/8" range so I can cut it into
The new kid on the block
I fish for bass and sunfish.  I have a 14# test mono leader and a 6# or 10# test tippet.  The combined total length is approximately equal to the rod, with about 2 feet of it tippet. You mig
Pigeon Forge/Gattlinburg TN
I have fished the river across from the Orvis store. Mostly caught rock bass. Heard the Little Piegon River is good for smallmouth. For trout go into the park. Just pull off when you see a likely spot
Modern Mickey Finn
Yeah, it isn't for everyone, and it isn't meant for casting. My clients keep buying them, so I keep making them. It isn't any harder to fish than any huge saltwater fly. Remember I'm not a fly fisherm
My Take On A Couple of Reels
For inexpensive reels I like the Okuma Serria and the Bass Pro Dogwood Canyon. Both are disc drag. I own more than one of each. On more than one occasion I have had smallmouth make the Okuma scream. T
Boca Surf
Now is a good time to hit the beach snook. Just make sure it's a calm day and the conditions are suitable for sight-fishing. If not, then do some research on Google Maps and look for some canal/inland
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
She cleans up well
Yep, if you take care of them they will last a long time.  Here is my 1983 Charger bass boat that I bought used in 1986 and have used every year since.  In fact I had it out on the lake yest
Question about a deer hair top water bass fly ?
A number of years ago my son bought a simple bass bug that caught large and small mouth readily. It was very basic, chartreuse in color overall, Seems to me it had a bit of orange on it as well, cigar
July Flies From the Vise
for the bass   Gapen's Flick Fly Streamers     Gapen's Flick Fly Streamer   Hook - Streamer style Thread - Black Weight - Optional Tail assembly - #12 barrel swivel, .2
Au Sable trout & bass
Down lower in the system for the smallmouth. We spent the morning bass fishing one day 30 miles lower by my cabin at five channels.
Body Material for Saltwater Popping Bugs
I use this stuff . Bass Pro carries it in the lure making section next to the spinner blades and such . [attachment=68211:20180627_212334.jpg]
Panfish poppers?
Who makes a good panfish popper? Or even a good bass popper
Golden Shiner Bass Pattern
A friend told me that stripped bass were biting on gold spoons below the dam, So I decided to make some golden shiners:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ecQcxLIRIg
Fifty Fly Project
Bass Popper, Ernest Peckinpaugh, 1915
There's a little place I know...
...a little lake here in Southwest Michigan that seems to be frequented only by me and a handful of people who live far enough out in the sticks to be near it. The approach to the single access i
My First Bamboo Rod
For those of you who either can't wait for a bamboo rod or, just want a slower graphite - check out Bass Pro's 270 rods. These are a blast to cast, slower action, and cost around $150! Pair the rod u
fishing report, Biscayne nights - Everglades days, 16 June
We switched over to fly fishing gear this week and found a few fish on each outing.  Early in the week I had Benjamin Vial aboard to fish for tarpon at night locally in Biscayne Bay.  Ben is
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