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For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
I've never fished for tarpon or tied tarpon flies (not a lot of them swimming around in North Texas), but actually have something to add to this thread. In his book 101 Favorite Saltwater Flies, Dave
Rivers to salt
Welcome to the site.  I hope you can post some pictures of this new phase in your fishing.   Just one question ... " logged every fish I've caught since the age of 14" and "somewhe
Atlanta fly tying show
Went there today.  It was north of Atlanta, but close enough.  It was a good show, crowded which is encouraging.  A LOT of boats, a lot of tiers, kinda slow on components.  Althoug
Connecticut Fly Fisherman Association Expo
Small one day expo, I have always enjoyed it, good group, if you are local to CT and have nothing planned for Saturday.       Saturday, February 3 CFFA Expo & Banquet featuring Jen
Trolling Flies
I've trolled many many times with full sink line, especially towards evening when the fish are more looking up or are actually on top or in the film. Also very effective for slower fish is drifting wi
Wading boot studs
Several states did ban felt soles because of an article by Max Bothwell, a research scientist for Environment Canada, who wrote an influential article that linked angler's felt soled boots to dyd
SGF article on the cold snap and snook
Been following cold kills for snook and others down here in paradise for many, many years... I expect (and am rarely disappointed ) that we'll have a bad cold kill every seven to ten years here in Flo
Driving around Richmond, VA
Literally, I drove AROUND Richmond.  I started at the airport (East side) and headed north to Ashland.  There I met with PowerShooter (Bo Hamby) and visited with him for about 4 minutes.
Krystal Flash $1
Likely One Dollar Zone ..mostly in the north east particular PA and NJ with a few stores in other nearby states
Polarized Eye Glasses - need help in buying a new pair
I've always really liked Smiths, a good product and pretty good customer service. I figured their ski goggles were good, and there's way more glare when you're skiing, so they must make good sunglasse
Royal Coachman
You've hit one of my soft spots, I really like the Coachmen dries and the fish like those and the Royal Wulff both up north.. I've had some luck with the streamers too, for some reason never tried a w
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
Yea I'm familiar with bridge port my dad endurance races horses down there a few times a year, I grew up north of Truckee
New years fly fishing
More photos please, Zip.   Right now sunny Florida ( space coast ) is raining, 45 degrees with 95% humidity and gusting to 36kts. Very crappy start to the new year. Might as well be up north. I s
January Flies from the Vise
No rest for the wicked,eh? The year is starting off just great. A Barr's emerger variation. That should incite some North Park sipping from some outsized trouts...
Jig Swap
This is not the pattern I sent. I had to get fancier with the ones sent in but this design relates to the Flu-Flu that is the spring staple up north. I lost a bet (not real big) that a buddy could out
Using google earth to scout wading areas
Ok I'll give a specific example.  On google earth I see a sand bar that looks like the shape of a stick figure seagull, not a hundred ft, east of the 275 in tampa bay, north of a groovy looking s
Promising weather report
Living here in the great white north you have to ice fish if you don't want to spend 4 months of the year waiting for open water. Three feet of snow makes accessing some remote lakes much easier than
Tying a May Fly Swimming G Nymph
Thanks :) @TCTROUT - no,  I do not  bend the hooks for better looking flies. I use them like they are. I love to tie simple and fast tying flies .I always appreciate the realistic work 
best time of year to fish South FL
This recommendation comes from previous discussions.  I'm not a salt water angler, but I used to do some in North Carolina, and Florida isn't much different.   Tie up some light, quarter siz
Crystal Bugger
tjm, mucho gracias senor, thought I was having a nightmare for a minute. Hey, Y'all how about them Cowboy's? I mean: McFly Lures, nice Tying and Great Share! Merry Christmas fron the Frozen North...
South Ben Oren-O-Matic
I would submit that auto-winds are not necessarily Small-fish reels. When I was pre-school age my dear, departed Mother landed an 11 pound Northern Pike on a steel fly rod equipped with a red Martin
Giving Feather Emporium a second chance?
Anyone ever had a Ptarmigan skin? My research indicates the Colorado version doesn't have a wide range compared to other North American species, two found in Alaska and/or Canada. Legal to hunt in C
Tye v Tie
LOL  ... here we go!   Tye vs. tie  <I write tie> Tyer vs. tier  <I write both, depending on the sentence> Line vs. string  <Only recently saw someone refer to
TGIF-Need a great Bloody Mary recipe
Did the Clamato folks once have a spicy peppery drink in their product line, too? Maybe Maxi- Tom or similar name? Liked both just fine so they go on list. Visitor got me Bloody Mary at dining spo
rocky mountain tyers
i think i'm covered for now   i have contacted the following. hopefully one shop may have the answer. if not, oh well life goes on charlies fly box   denver fly shop   anglers all  
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
Boy, oh, boy...! An elf wearing a weird blue-ish/grey-ish outfit delivered today a Christmas envelope all the way from the North Pole, which I did not know it also went by the name of Oklahoma. I wil
Show us your vessel
Hopefully I did this correctly........Its been a few years since I posted with an attached photo.....I finally broke down and purchased my new vessel this past Summer....Its a North Star Phoenix solo
Stocker trout
Back to the beginning here, but I have seen hatchery fish with obvious genetic malformations from using the same strain of fish for many years. In Oregon we had a lake where they stocked landlocked At
Chance for choice at Christmas Swap
I like soft hackles of any dimensions, will happily fish some North Country Spiders, et. al. :()
DIY bonefish, Belize
Thanks guys. I don't have much of a story. I've been fly fishing for around 10 years now. I spend may-octover every year guiding along Wyoming north Platte river and in the winter and spring I'm back
How many fly fishermen ARE NOT fly tiers?
Most of the people I know that fly fish tie at least some of their flies.  My niece and her husband fly fish and don't tie their own flies. They've sent me some materials over the last couple of
The fly fishing forum
Nope:     The North American Fly Fishing Forum is under going maintenance and upgrade.  We apologise for the inconvenience. Open again 21 November.     PT/TB
Whiting hen cape
Just checked ebay and I'm going to revise my price for a decent partridge skin.  Looks like the good ones are going for north of $30.  Seems like the nice skins are harder to come by lately.
We need to wake the hell up, gents   If this gets me banned, well then so be it, but we're living with our heads in the tar sand.
Streamer and other fly recommendations for Hybrids and Striped bass
I live in North Texas (Erath County and work in Weatherford) and am going to East Texas for the weekend before Thanksgiving to stay at the in-laws by lake Palestine.  I fish in the Brazos below P
Destin, FL and environs in December/January?
I'm from Central Florida.  I don't go that far North.  Destin ... it gets cold there.  Why, I've heard they even get <shiver> FROST on the windshield sometimes !!!
Howdy everybody
I was googling some stuff for fly fishing and this site came up. I'm recently getting back in to fly fishing after about a 10 year break. I grew up in Southern Idaho and spent a lot of time on the for
My Private Lake fishing report...!!!
So my brother who I havent seen in about 7-8years comes out to go Bass fishing with me in Texas for his birthday on a private lake Ive been trying to get on for close to two years... I use to belong t
November Flies from the Vise
Good luck on the Au Sable, Steve.   Lots of great looking flies already this month !!!  Must be getting cold up North !!!
Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout...
It's funny, up north people call them false albacore and treat them like a game fish, down here in Florida they're called bonita (aka bonies or boneheads) and often viewed as a trash fish and a nuisa
Everglades backcountry, 21-23 October
As far as I've been able to tell, over the last 26 years, cold fronts don't really affect the fishing.   Up north, the bite picks up just before and shuts down during and after a cold front. Here
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
YLI Silk thread keeps breaking while wrapping hook
I have several spools of YLI 100 silk thread. After I read your post, I spun and packed 4 clumps of deer hair with it. It broke one time between packing and starting to spin the next clump, probably b
Need a source for TMC212 hooks
Well, I heard back from Hans from Dakota Anglers.  It seems that he may be able to get the smaller sized TMC212Y hooks in packs of 100.   We'll see.
Late 2017 Euro style / Nymphs Swap
Have fun.   After looking through a few of the options I could probably have done something for this one.   Kev,  if you have room for one more, and you are happy to accept paypal I wou
International Fly Tying Symposium 2017
I'll be there on Saturday for certain, and probably Sunday. I'm really interested in hearing Robert Smith's talk, and plus, Collins Hackle will be there so I won't need to drive all the way to North J
saltwater bugs for the 'glades
Found myself adding a bit to two different threads (on two different sites) in the last few days that might be of interest to folks on this board...   The first is about patterns for this time of
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous - A Gathering of Tyers
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous    Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils - FFI                         &
In case you're unawares -
(this is a spin-off of flytire's post about the smoker at the gas station)   Most of you chaps probably know this but just in case.....   Long ago, I had gotten my first truck and of course,
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
The San Juan River is one of the most popular and productive river in the United States.  Possibly the world.  Located in North West New Mexico, in the middle of a desert, this tailwater is
Any snake ID out there?
Denduke's picture is true in North America, except for the Coral Snake.  The Coral Snake does not have pits or elliptical pupils.   The pupils and pits are indicators of Pit Vipers, which al
Start thinking Christmas Swap
Cut off for sign up is Nov. 17th to have flies here by Nov. 24th. Welcome to the Secret Santa Swap 2017! The object of this swap is that you send me your flies
The Beach 9-30
Is that what it looks like going north from the Blind Pass parking lot on Manasota Key ? Did the storm uncover more structure to fish ?
What can I use for soft-hackle fly silk bodies?
Semperfli have a range of silks based on the colour chart in a first edition of Pritt's North Country Flies. I don't know if anyone stocks them your side of the pond, but here's a link to the UK page
What flies to start with?
Initially, I thought that's a big area, but throw traffic into the mix, maybe as far north as Princeton, east to the shore, south to near Millville.  Lots of lakes and streams to fish.  By "
medium vs fast action
My brother worked in the coffee industry for a few years roasted beans and all that, a client brought in door cat poop coffee for him, he said it was ok but nothing special. I went back to old fas
Ordering online
Of the few responses I have read I see some of the same things I have expierenced. Go to a local shop and they don't have what I need. So if I need it right away, it's what can I substitute. Oh crap,
tiny fly questions
So, the theory I'd apply to small flies like tricos is to tie a cluster of tricos on a larger hook, in a similar manner to the theory behind a Griffith's gnat: it's a cluster of bugs vs one bug. Th
Mop Fly Variant
[quote name="mikechell" post="713610" timestamp="1514430929"][quote name="Poopdeck" post="713589" timestamp="1514422933"] FRn was on it like fish on <my> flies.[/quote] Or as "they" used to say
Stay Safe
Yep same here, everything is gone so hopefully you got what you need before. Also, make sure to check on your neighbors especially the elderly ones or the ones you know might need help. You could just
Hurricane Irma
Wish all of you well and I hope Irma tracks north and east out to sea. Please take this one seriously and prepare or evacuate . I have been thru a few up north in New England growing up and provided h
Wading the Animas river
Evidently the flows were strong enough and the spill short enough to not really affect the river very badly Not that I'd eat much less keep anything from there. I fished it last August, wade and flo
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
blah blah blah.    Turns out even the ecosystem-destroying northern snakehead is having next to no quantifiable impact in the waterways it is inhabiting- tidal reaches of the Potomac, e
OT Eclipse viewing
Well i (and my brother) drove about 350 miles North to Glendo WY Sunday night. Left about 11pm And got there about 3:30AM. Seeing shadows of leaves on the side walk looking like about 30-40 little par
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