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Lefty Kreh

Fly Tying Symposium 2017
I'm done! Never again will I dole out anther dollar to the Fly Tying Symposium and lackluster producer Chuck Furmisky. That's it bub...you got your last buck from me. You can add the FTS to the lon
Show Us Your Tube Flies
[quote name="fshng2" post="708679" timestamp="1508903290"][quote name="Noahguide" post="708670" timestamp="1508894176"] Very early attempt. Bucktail wings over wrapped tinsel body with uv head. Tube
ID-ing Mystery Fly Lines
I use Lefty's method of marking my lines. Lefty's method is to use a black Sharpie to mark the fly line one wide stripe = 5, and a thin stripes = 1, so a 7 wt line would have 3 marker rings, one
Mop Fly Variant
  Noahguide nice variant. How many days did you fish there? I had two days on the river. Boulder field was much more productive.     Two days that's great. What road is near the
Bass Pro Redington Crosswater combo
My next rod might be a tfo lefty kreh, for that reason.. no questions asked life-time warranty.     I went with the dogwood canyon instead due to a year end clearance of $39 from BPS.  
Fly Tying Article
1. It's more enjoyable to catch a fish on something I tied.  As well as saving money.   2.  Wyoming   3. Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, Lee Wulff     4. Drew Chiccone,  Ni
New 9' 7wt
Fishboy, go to "edit", crop and rotate, and just bring the picture edges in tight to the rod. Gets pixel count down to fit the bandwidth allowed on here. Otherwise use Photobucket and you do not have
Kreh/Harro/Byford knot ?
from the internet, the knot is attributed to dan byford as a non-slip loop knot   https://www.google.com/search?q=non-slip+loop+knot+byford&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiN
Hooks for salt water
Piker, these were tied with albacore in mind, but I'm sure they'd work on other species. They're tied on Mustad circle streamer hooks, which I like a lot. When the hardcore Rhode Island tuna guys star
Ultimate Challenge - Your Greatest Nightmare Fly Swap
BB ... to atone for your sins, you must say fifteen "Hail Lefty's" and 8 "Our Dahlberg's".   You will be absolved at that time!
Trout spey rods in progress
I do not understand the frequent reference to Spey casting and Roll cast being the same or very similar. They are only related due to the line tip being anchored to the water surface which helps load
Simple little pickerel/bass fly
There's a lot of variations of that type of pattern.  This one I've tied for years, I call it an Estaz Bug.  I think I got the idea from a Lefty Kreh pattern, but was trying to come up with
Spey rod for trout, anyone here do it?
When I was teaching Spey Casting, many students arrived with shoulder/arm problems.   The key is to keep your elbows in close to the rib cage and use more body motion to load the rod. Once y
Salt Hook Size?
IME, the chief consideration in selecting hook size (outside of pure strength) is how it affects the way a fly swims. Otherwise, tying all your flies on smaller hooks is unlikely to make enough differ
I'm slowly learning to tie left handed
I'm a lefty and definitely give you credit for learning to tie opposite hand to help your grandson.  When I first started, I was doing a great deal of YouTube learning.  Trying to figure out
Fly Knots
Everybody uses what suits their specific needs, and that's fine. I switched from an improved clinch knot to a non-slip mono loop many years ago for the simple reason that the clinch knot failed often
The Down Home Pride Swap
I would like to join this swap. It took me a few days to figure out what I wanted to tie but I did some research and found that Lefty Kreh was born in Maryland and now lives in Hunt Valley Md. I am fr
Silent Death utube vid
Salty, I could even be Lefty Kreh junior! I am actually planning to write an e-book on 6 flies!!
Single hook Streamers
Clouser Deep MinnowLefty's DeceiverJoe Brooks Blonde seriesHalf-and-Halfthe list is endlessFor baitfish emulators, most of the time simpler is better
Feb flies from the vise
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casting distance 5wt v 8wt
I agree Dave G. and am always thankful for those good days! I wouldn't want to try any fish that big on a 5 wt., but we can't always predict what's going to grab our fly!    I've landed a fe
Finally I caught a trout Fly Fishing on the San Juan River!
If you haven't ever fly fished the quality waters on the San Juan River in New Mexico, you are missing out.  Trout are everywhere, and its difficult not to hook a few.  The problem there tho
Hello From Austin!
Hello everyone,   I am returning to fly fishing after a 30+ year hiatus. I had access to a private, 38 acre lake in the early 80's. I fished with a $39 combo that has a 9 foot, 7 wt fiberglass Di
Atlanta (Duluth, actually) Fly Fishing Show Feb. 3-4
Just a reminder, the show is this coming weekend.  If you are in the area, find time to come by.  The show will feature Bob Clouser, Lefty Kreh, Gary Borger, Joe Humphries, Simon Gawesworth
McFly Angler - Episode 2 - Fly Fishing The San Juan River
If you haven't ever fly fished the quality waters on the San Juan River in New Mexico, you are missing out.  Trout are everywhere, and its difficult not to hook a few.  The problem there tho
New 240g tank build
Well happy to say the hand is healing very nicely now. Have had it wrapped for a few days and daily changing bandages and looks to be sealed up nice and not even all that sore at all now. So should be
Fishing related gifts, anyone...?
Oh yeah, I also got a fly casting book my lefty kreh!
Fluorocarbon or Monofiili?
And I use a lefty kreh non slip loop knot for tying on flies
Bucktail Baitfish, think ive got it...
For what its worth, if I were to use colored thread for the head I would go with pink rather than red in clear water since that subtle contrast can be real effective. I have noticed mullet and other t
preparing wax for fly tying - davie mcphail
Guys guys, we all know im Lefty Kreh, duh
Hurrican Bay FL....?
Hurrican Bay???  Never heard of it.  Get your buddy to tell you the name of the nearest good sized city (lots and lots of developments in Florida with the name "hurricane" or some variation
Polar Fiber Minnow
We'd go so far as to call the Polar Fiber Minnow a modern Lefty's Deceiver due to its effectiveness in nearly every situation where fish are eating smaller fish. The key is to figure out the right amo
White river pole
I've had the dogwood canyon for the last 5 years, while my father in law had the Hobbs creek. I loved them both. I can't tell a difference between the two other than price. I think the dogwood rod o
If you could only have Three Bass Flies....?
Cockroach   This was originally a tarpon fly and I do believe it was created by Lefty Kreh.  I could be wrong on the origins.  The tarpon fly is usually tied to the back of the hook nea
Clouser
Must admit that I'm still in the school that treats clousers (note the small letters) as more of a style than a pattern.  That very first article on the pattern by Lefty Kreh provided the first h
Overhead Casting ?
There are three main single handed casting techniques. Two are overhead (elbow forward and elbow up and to the side) techniques and one is the low elbow (sidearm) technique of Lefty Kreh. So Lefty Kre
Howdy from southern Il.
I really like the TFO Lefty Kreh. It picks up the line well and lays it down straight. I've caught quite a few 3lb class bass, both lm and sm and it played them well. I hooked one huge grass carp whil
Your Favorite Fly
I'm like flytire & others, too many I like tying & using, and no stories that I can think of. I fish a lot with Clouser Minnows, but not any specific color all the time.    Poopdeck,
Hello from SC Pennsylvania
ffoakes   You might have a little bit of an issue casting unless you are a lefty (unless you can cast 'across your body' sort of cast) - at least up towards the dam.   But, down where the Co
Who all has tied at fly tying shows / expos???
    I tied at an expo down in Louisville, but they asked me to stop.    I'm almost afraid to ask!    I never tied at any big shows. Always wanted to, but never did. Thos
Vise advice needed
In one of Lefty's older books, he recommended a vice grips held in a table vice. If I may ask, what are you fishing for that needs a 7/0?
casting distance?
Ok so I know this is different for everyone and not trying to start a pissing contest lol. but i was in my yard and casting today and I could not cast past this little tree, no matter what rod I was
weedless without mono
    Cool. My brother has been in Dunnellon for the last two years.  He kayaks the rainbow and withlacoochee quite often. I've only fished it once and that was on a pontoon with the kid
Couple Flies need critiquing
I have no doubt that your flies will catch fish, but they are crude. Try a different hook with that size popper. IMO, the hook you used is too short & too small for that size body. Yes, shaping th
First Bonefish!!
First off, SPECIAL thanks to Davin Ebanks of FishBones guide service in Grand Cayman. If your ever in the Caymans, book him and tell him Carson sent you. He is a person that I will never forget and ev
new south Florida member
Wathever he told you about us... It was not me who grabbed and ran with Lefty Kreh's hat at the fly fishing show. No, sir... Not me... :D Welcome to the forum!
Need Help Tying Deceiver
So I just tied my first deceiver and tried to follow the youtube video of Lefty tying it. I'm not crazy about the video because he isn't very clear about portions and things like that. It kind of remi
9ft 8wt 4pc 2 tip rod
Wow you have quite the collection! How many fly rods and reels do you have? I have a 9wt the Cabelas Wind River combo with the Bonefish Quickshooter line(I don't like this rod but my dad does so that'
Anyone Selling Inshore Saltwater Fly Fishing Books?
"lefty's book has everything in it that you will need for the next 100 years.
Rate my Clouser
I dont know what you mean by rigid. Krystal Flash is the way the original clouser was tied on, which is your aim I believe. I like to use flashabou on larger flies like Decievers and Krystal Flash on
Lefty's Deceiver - Best saltwater fly pattern?
Nice looking "Lefty's Deceiver" and although it may not have been tied the same way Mr. Kreh ties the fly and it may be missing a few feathers, IMO,  It still looks like a "Lefty's Deceiver" and
Video Updates
Hey, I am going to start re-doing some of my old videos where I talk at the camera and make them better like my newer videos.  I want some suggestions to see what you all want to see.  I don
Hand tied leaders, 'hard' mono?
At one time there were a variety of types of monofilament leader material a tyer could access.  These days the distinctions are less clear (and rarely touted the way they were years ago....). 
Black crab/shrimp fly with underwater footage.
As I have said in other threads about your videos, I am a huge fan of the underwater footage because it gives an idea of how the fly will actually behave when fished. Many times, flies look awesome in
Stripping basket WHY?
I've made a couple, bought one that was like a spring loaded box of netting because Mr.Kreh said it was his favorite. Hated them all.  Using them drove me batty, never seemed to hold the line, ju
Good News and Bad News
I have decided on the TFO LEFTY KREH PRO SERIES 2 so thank you all for the suggestions. It is already in the mail :)
Two issues
Part of it depends on the line.  A WF won't roll cast worth a flip.  Best is a DT or level.  I don't think they even make a level line anymore.  As mentioned, check out youtube vid
My first rod and reel
For casting technique, youtube is a goldmine!  Suggest you check it out.  If you can find something by Lefty Kreh, Joan Wulff, or Dave Whitlock, all the better.
Fly Ideas
Seems as if you could tie any of the 5 basic flies recommended for Charlotte Harbor of a Clouser minnow, bendback, Seaducer, Lefty's Deceiver & popper..... 
Free Stuff
I will look into that and I am a regular visitor to Florida Sportsman, it's just that I like to know what the people have to say as well. Have almost 20 years of Florida Sportsman magazines, which
Crazy Charlie Questions
Take a glass of water then just drop the fly into and  watch as it sinks (or doesn't....) -note how it falls, nose down, level, or tail down, then watch closely to see how it lands..   Like
Rate my Clouser 3.0
Something else I noticed is that, for the density of your wing, there seems to be a disproportionate amount of bulk at the head.  While this *may* be a function of inferior materials, going overb
anyone have any tying books they want to sell??
Found an extras bookshelf with Fly Fishing in Saltwater / Lefty Kreh - Fly Fishing for Bonefish / Dick Brown - Saltwater Fly Fishing / George Sand - Rocky Mountain Trout Flies a po
Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying ?
A righty learning to tie lefty absolutely falls into the "what the hell is he thinking" category. Thread control and tension are vastly more important then holding material against a hook and should b
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