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Nymph Skin

Single hook Streamers
Double bunny? I don't have any pics available at the moment. Probably dozens of videos out there. I have a small leech I use, measure so the tail about a hook length, pierce the tail with the hook,
BWO/March Brown Swap
im in with a march brown nymph  
Feb flies from the vise
From class Tuesday night with Mike , a pheasant tail nymph . [attachment=60808:KIMG0321.JPG] [attachment=60809:KIMG0322.JPG]
uv molding kit
I would like to see this demonstrated live or hear from someone who has seen it done live. I have the sneaking suspicion that the time required to cure the UV adhesive has been sped up in the video.
Lighten Color of Calf Tail
My daughter is a hair dresser who does a lot of colors ( she has certificates in you name it, hair and skin). She says bleach will strip the color, depending on the dye that was used it could be immed
Bought another batch of furs
Bought another batch of fur from the same lady I've bought from before White and Black Arctic Fox and Red Fox Pink/White rabbit skin and Grey/Brown Rabbit Skin Natural and blond nutria She threw all t
Cortland 333+ fly line
Ya, pretty much I'm searching out if this 333+ or the new iteration there of is really improved over the old 333HT lines I have, and in what way. They always have been a tough and durable skinned line
India hen back
I thought the main culprits were dermestid beetles, which as the name suggests, infest and destroy any natural material with the skin or hide still there.
some random materials
I picked up some random stuff I super cheap I figured I'd share with you all if interested. Let's say 2 bucks an item 3 for shipping no matter how many you get get 5 I'll a couple in for free limit pa
Dubbing Loop
It depends on the fly your tying. If you want a buggy looking nymph or creating bulk on a streamer body then dubbing loops are awesome! But I would not use a dubbing loop for a dry fly when I need a t
Finally I caught a trout Fly Fishing on the San Juan River!
I tie a similar fly to that, last year I added a bead head and peacock herl collar on my size 24 and larger . I have two or three different iterations of that but mostly where you use the flash I use
Free Hooks!
If the hook is a 6-8, I tie a bead head rubber legs stone. I like Montana Fly Co. Spekled Sexi Floss for the legs and abdomen and variegated chenille for the thorax. In size 8-10 you could also t
Panfish Swap With A Twist
Looks just like this one from the article, wmw4.  Go for it.
How to go about tying flies
In my career as a remodeler and builder I was tasked to guide folks through the process of building a new addition or a total remodel of their kitchen or bathroom or maybe build an outbuilding or
Tips for tying with Starling feathers?
Ok. Now where from the skin do you pluck your feathers? Neck, shoulders, wings?? As I said, "That will be determined by the fly."  You can use all the feathers depending on which fly you are
Most used material
For my first 3 years of fly fishing I fished for trout and pan fish and tied only 4 patterns. Hare's ear nymph, pheasant-tail nymph (Troth style with the peacock thorax), elk hair caddis and a standa
Killer Mayfly
So I am trying to tie a size 20 killer may nymph.  I am having some trouble.  1st off, what do you guys recommend for ribbing?  I was using the "midge" sized D rib, but its still to thi
Flies for someone new to Articulation
If you fish for trout an easy one to start with is a articulated pheasant tail nymph. If your looking for larger streamers check out kelly Galloup
What's the difference between Partridge skin grade #1 and #2?
I just bought my first Partridge skin, and I am really disappointed.  I ordered a grade #1, which I expected to look like the pictures on the seller's site, but when I got the skin, it looked lik
Soft hackle Question ???
depends   from the interweb   There have been many great fly patterns developed in and for the Canadian west. The Carey Special is one of the best known and also one of the most versatile an
favorite fly swap
Never done one of these but I'm in with a Pheasant tail nymph .
Czech Style Tying
Weather is nasty out...good time to be tying. Anyway, I have been messing with the Czech style flies and seems that this is a unique type of tying that really makes you think how the fly will be used.
A Fly for a Snowy Winter's Night !
Pheasant tail nymph.   Couldn't post the picture for some reason.
Hooks Index & Cross Reference
Don't fall into the trap of hook labels either. Dry, wet, nymph etc. So long as the wire is of a thickness appropriate for the Tippet you can tie on any hook you think suits the patterns you want.
ice fishing ties
For the panfish, any nymph you use for trout - with a bead head especially - can work as a great little jig.  I like to take gold beads on a 8-16 hook and just do a little puff of hackle or bou -
Classic Fly Swap With A Twist
Im in, ill do pt, nymph.
McFly Angler - Episode 2 - Fly Fishing The San Juan River
Mac, do you ever fish the run between the "BIG ROCK" and the rock you show in the video? That looks like great water to nymph, at least it looked that way when you were walking  in the video. Sta
Hackle Storage....one more time
If I am not mistaken ... the "bug" that can destroy your furs and feathers are already present in EVERY home. Most of the dust in our homes is made up of skin cells.  There are "dust" mites who
Winter flybox maintainence/clean-up
I don't have this problem simply because I pretty much only tie what I need when I need it. For favorite or old standbys I just hook my flies on sheets of foam and leave them sit around in my basement
January Flies from the Vise
Bulb, you actually put the hook through your skin for the picture. What size is that? Mike W, nice looking crease flies. Love the paint job. Do you wrap the hook on something for the foam to hold on
Law Vise
Hi All, After reading the previous locked thread I felt compelled to add to the conversation from a Law vise owner, vise collector and someone that knows a little bit of the background on this Virtual
Is there a substitution for mole skin dubbing?
I am going to tie some soft hackle wet flies that use a small amount of mole skin as the thorax.  I have some fine dubbing, but it's waterproof; is mole skin waterproof?  Is there a recommen
Midge flash
Angelhair is not going to be a good substitute for midge flash (if we are talking midge sized krystal flash) unless you are going to be using it as just a dubbing additive or the like.  I use it
New 240g tank build
Stand is all done. Could park a full size truck on it without issue lol.Just have to put the piece of sanded plywood on top now and still have to skin it with nice furniture grade 1/4" sheeting but t
Asking about a shotgun...
Well a gun that I hadn't thought about takes the cake. It's a Turkish made, 12ga pump, 3" chamber, screw in choke tubes, built a lot alike a Rem 870. It's an Escort Fieldhunter. Buddy had one, he got
Favorite Wet Fly ?
  Please, I plead with you PLEASE. The Partridge and Orange is a very old traditional dressing. It consists of Dark orange, almost chestnut silk and a partridge hackle mostly grey with a hint
Squirrel skin
It looks more like wood chuck to me also. Here's a pic of a natural fox squirrel skin on top of a wood chuck skin that I have. You can see the squirrel guard hairs are way more dense and about 3/4 of
I lost a monster trout. Such a frustrating day on the river.
Look at the Czech nymph rods in 10'. I nymph with a 10' 3wt. Greys XF2 Streamflex Plus (no longer sold in the US) for the past bunch of years and find it to have a very forgiving tip and a mid to lowe
Cold weather gloves. Ice in the river cold.
Has anyone used the steelhead gloves from kastgear? This last year I've been using a cheap pair of neoprene's over a pair of latex gloves which works a bit. Previously I've used sealskinz which kept
Compton's Cinnamon Toast Baetis
In my newest YouTube fly tying tutorial, I share the Cinnamon Toast Baetis. This BWO nymph imitation was created by Kevin Compton, owner of Performance Flies in Central PA. This is a great fly that fi
Loss of an OLD FRIEND !
The laws wouldn't have to be there if we all just let nature be nature, but there are those select few who violate nature at each and every turn and the laws are there for "those" individuals.  I
To pluck or tan
Personally, I find it easier to skin the birds and throw the hide into a salt and borax soak for 7 days, or so.  You do need to scrape the fat and meat off the underside of the skin, but it doesn
Ice Fishing Question
Has anyone ice fished with a weighted fly?  If so what kind?  Nymph I would imagine???  Scuds??  Thought about trying a couple if I went ice fishing this year.
Law vise copy
Hi Barry, Belive you are refering to the Pro Vice which can be found on the Vertual Nymph web site.  
SLF Prism vs. Ice Dub
Antron is good, but it's not ice dub. I'd suggest simply trimming the ice dub after tying if some of the strands are a but long.  Although a strand or three of ice dub sticking out from a nymph i
Spruce...
Here's some oldies...I still have what's left of the neck skin....the above hackles/skin is very young rooster these others were off old skin with bigger feathers. BTW the popper is huge!
Frenchie bugs - nymphs that catch fish anytime
Hi guys,    Because  the Winter is long and all we have a lot of time for tying here  are a few nymphs tied as simple as possible. We call them " Frenchie bugs/nymph"  because
Frenchie bugs - nymphs that catch fish anytime
Hi guys,    Because  the Winter is long and all we have a lot of time for tying here  are a few nymphs tied as simple as possible. We call them " Frenchie bugs/nymph"  because
Suggest a new pattern please
If you have the hooks, like a size 4, 6 or 8, maybe a 10, you could also try a Montana Nymph. It's actually a good fly for stream bass as well as for trout. Add some round rubber or silicone leg mater
putting together a beginner's kit as a gift
200 hundred is more then enough for starter material. Orvis sells a starter pack of four 1/2 capes (black, brown, grizzly, and dun) for 79 bucks frequently on sale for 50. Great for a beginner and fe
Crosscut Zonkers... All DIY Suggestions Needed
Here you go all -   When I made the first one I looked at the one on youtube and thought that's an emergency room visit waiting to happen!!LOL   I got the parts together and the first o
What kind of material it is Vinyl
Dura Skin This stuff is shower curtain material.http://www.hareline.com/ds.html  
Crab patterns
Thanks guys I needed that... only fur I had to match was from coyote skin I have. Red fish watch out!!!
Whiting Brahma Soft Hackle with Chickabou experience
Thanks. That was pretty much what i was afraid of. Maybe i'll just stick to the hackles i got and buy a partridge skin instead for the tails and mouthparts
Grass Carp Flies
All I know is what I read. I don't recall where I originally heard about the minnow thing, but here is yet another source that says they are related to the minnow family.  http://www.dnr.state.mn
Ripped off!
That really sucks. Skin them alive if you catch them.
Small jig type fly hooks
Yup, I have less snags when tight line nymphing and my hookup percentage appears at least to me to be greater using the jig hooks. Especially when using them as my point fly.   You can tie any ny
December Flies from the Vise
  hook - jig, curved or straight bead - brass or tungsten in black, gold, silver, mottled or gritty. basically whatever you have thread - i used utc woodduck color but use any color tail - grizz
Beginner's Alert- Try the Junk Fly Swap, still open
FRN, what are some examples of patterns the meet the criteria of your swap. Thinking about joining as I am a newbie to tying and this would be  a good first swap. Check the Junk Fly Swap thread
New and Need Help
In answer to your first question I would find my closest fly shop and buy a Thompson vise, a decent bobbin, a spool of black 8/0 Veevus thread, a spool of small gold wire, a decent pair of fine-tipped
Swimming Crane Fly Larva
Nice ty John, great job bringing this to us Tim. I like simple patterns that are easy and quick to ty, and can be fished different ways,streamer, nymph, wet and more with this one, Plus it can be vari
Explanation Please!
There is no standardisation of hook sizes. Not only across makers, but within the ranges offered by individual makers. This though doesn't matter a lot. What does matter is the ability to get a replac
What's going on with soft hackles?
Really can't go wrong with a good partridge skin.
11ft 3/4wt nymph rod
Nice looking nymph rod steve.Great color combo also.Great job!
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