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Tiny Moths!
Weapons of Moth Destruction.  Like Rockworm said, Para-dichloro-benzine moth balls in the rest of your materials. I would segregate *everything* in the same container/drawer as the infected skin.
Legs on nymphs?
the only thing that comes to mind is 'it all depends'  - on what the fish are desiring at the time. I don't know that fish would reject a nymph with hackle legs if they were taking a more realist
Pictures of tiny flies Monthly Swap
First of all, like usual, I make note that I do not have the equipment to do good fly pics. Also, on these small flies they drove me nuts because my macro setting kept trying to focus on something els
Steelhead Time
I'm in, Steelhead Hammer nymph
Clouser Minnows
I have been using the Wapsi mini dumbbell eyes and a size 12 Mustad Nymph/Sproat hook, and place the eyes at the halfway point on the shank. I watched a video with Bob Clouser tying a Clouser Minnow,
“Nothing complicated but very efficient for fishing grayling and trout using “peche a vue ” – the french technique of fishing with micro nymphs. Tying this micro nymph is not complicated a
Material for Hopper Wings?
I've tied some deer-hair and some parachute hoppers and used mottled turkey quill for the underwing (and wing).   Instead of turkey, I'd like to use material of different colors, green, yellow an
Mustad Hooks for sale (clearing out some personal inventory)
Mustad Hooks new in the packages.  Packages of 100.  $4.00 per box.  Buy 5 boxes get the 6th box free.  Shipping will be $5.95 flat rate shipping via USPS if it fits in the box. If
September flies from the bench
That's really nice SBPatt! Every nymph box should have a few of those in it!
Serbian and Montenegro trout and grayling waters
Hello, i have introduced myself. Now its turn to introduce some of rivers i fish.  To be completely honest, most of rivers are not so rich with fish. main problem is bait fishing and taking every
Fill the box - suggestions
I'm filling a warm water fly box for some of the local ponds.  Currently I have Poppers, Muddlers, Woolly Buggers and Clouser Minnows.  I'm looking for a little variety.  What else woul
Serbian guy
Hi all, i got my hands on some cheap yet very good hooks. They are barbless with spearpoint. Size 16 Here are some ideas i came with. Pt nymph with some cdc BWO My favourite klinkhammer with uv ice du
Excellent quality and great price. - GC5263 - Nymph Streamer, 3XL, 2
GC5263 - Nymph Streamer, 3XL, 2X Heavy, Perfect bend, Forged, BronzeExcellent quality and great price.These are quality hooks, I'm using them on my flies and they perform very well, no bent or broke
Excellent hooks great price!! - GC2488 - Dry Fly Nymph, Stra
GC2488 - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight eye, 3X Wide, 2X Short curved shank.Excellent hooks great price!!These are excellent hooks and the price has so far been unbeatable. I surf the net for the lowest pr
What Thread to Use for Beginners
What kind of flies are you tying? I tie trout flies and I started off accumulating a few colors of UNI 6/0 because that was what the sole fly material shop in town carried. It never occurred to me to
Couple of custom rods on sale
11ft Nymph rod is now sold. 8wt still for available.
"Green" Swap...Floss and Herl combo
Well you know I'm in. Thanks a lot for hosting Not sure what I'll be doing yet. Probably a nymph
Generic Jig Nymph
In the following video, I tie a generic jig nymph, and give suggestions for a variation of it. In the last segment, I share some of the ways that I fish them, most notably in fast-moving water. I have
Straight from the Fish's Mouth - A swap experiment
I'm down for this swap, sounds interesting! So what are we supposed to do? Tie 1 of our favorite dry fly, wet fly, or nymph and send it to the next person or what? Sorry, I just found the directions a
My 12 year old son has started tying, what 12 flies would you suggest
I wouldn't worry about tying 12 patterns. Concentrate on four or five and develop consistency and technique. The pheasant tail nymph is a good fish catcher and is not as easy as it appears to tie pro
July Red/White/Blue Monthly swap pictures
A very colorful but very fishable group of flies this month. As far as I'm concerned I get a set of flies every month from "elite" tiers. My pics aren't the best but hope I have everyone's in the righ
what is this
On a serious note. What someone said about skin color is a very important point. People selling hackle necks to the uneducated will sell "natural" blue dun necks. peak at the back and you can tell. If
16 Cortland Leaders
16 Cortland Leaders $45.00 plus $5.75 USPS Priority shipping. 13 = 7.5 foot 6x 3 = 7.5 foot 5x Nymph Leaders w/ Indicators
Deer Hair
If you want natural colors......roadkill.    Skin, scrape and Boarax.  I only buy colored bucktail or body hair. 
Top to Bottom Smallmouth Swap
If you can name my something jiggy go for it. I kept thinking of "Nymph trailing Poop".
New from Michigan
Hello, new to the site, 1st post here. You all have a great site and offer great advise that I have seen. I've fished with a fly rod for over almost 30 years in NY and Michigan and decided to get into
shed skin...
In a different direction of fly tying, I have seen it used on traditional bows, pens, tie clips, barrettes, and guitars.  I suspect it would depend on how big it is.     Michael I a
Absolute noob.
The kit I got came with 8 and 10 sized wet dry and nymph hooks, I picked up 8 and 10 curved caddis hooks as well as size 8 2xl streamer hooks. I got them that large because I wanted to learn the techn
Hatches Blog Post - Black and Gold Bluegill Nymph
Hook: Scud #6 – #16 Bead: 3mm Gold Thread: Black Rib: Gold Wire Tail: Black Rabbit Fur Abdomen: Black Thread Wingcase: Gold Floss Legs: Black and Gold Rubber Legs Thorax: Baitfish Ice Wing Hatch
Galdrins creations
Did a new try on the classic Hare's ear nymph. Tried to keep the dubbing tight and nice on the thread this time and I feel the body is more well defined on this try.  
Hook set? And an intro
Hey y'all I was out the other day with my daughter doing some nyphing at a stocked creek. I could easily see the trout take the nymph and "spit" it. If I watched I could set the hook but I got to thin
imtermediate sink tip fly line
This type of line has a certain application in stillwater. From Denny Rickards "Because of the slow sink rate of the Camo tip, this line is perfect for fishing the top 2 feet or when trout are showing
Tying with cork
"I don't care how you define a fly so long as you don't mind how I define a fly."   This is good, because I am just curious what your definition is? "And they're all technically 'lures' ..." I
Massive Fly Tying Collection
All -   It has been a long time since I've been on the Forum as life has caught up with me.  I have a massive collection of fly tying materials, furniture, lights, books, and even some rods
stoneflies photos / questions
Over the many years I've been fly fishing, I've been told frequently enough "that's not going to work here". Sometimes that information was correct, many times it wasn't. IMO, you're on the right trac
August is tiny fly monthly swap
Hey guys, my flies went out today, to vicrider this time. I sent them to the wrong address the first time. Sorry for the delay. I ended up tying a size 26 black gnat variant and a size 18 turkey and o
Czech Nymphing
If you want to do traditional Czech nymphing, there is NO added weight to the leader. So the nymphs are slim and heavy. You won't find any soft hackles or any other nymphs that have a lot "fuzziness"
Mullet and Shrimp and Fiddlers, oh my!
Those are some nice ties and will catch fish. Look a lot like many of the flies in my box. It is apparent that there is more than one way to skin a cat.
August flies from the vise
Some fun stuff from the vise, I've been working on this new challenge I've set myself with of filling up a streamer box just with nymphs, I call it the Giant Nymph Box for now until I think up a bette
Alec Jackson Covert Nymph hooks?
Why would it be less visible in the water and what makes it so special? The hooks you show don't seem much different from anyone else's curved shank nymph hooks.   I have some swimming nymph hook
quigley crown jewel
Does anybody know or have the tying recipe for the quigley crown jewel nymph.i have tied some just by looking at a picture but would like to know the actual recipe.thanks
Suggestions for Crayfish Claws
If you have a duck, turkey, quail, pheasant or partridge skin look at the body feathers.  I have seen tiers that coat them with fleximent and they look great dry but not so much wet.   For s
Mountain Stream Flies
A lot of your standard attractor patterns work well--at least in our Sierra mountains, and I've fished up to 11,000 ft. Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, and Stimulator, if you're going for the top
Two Project Boxes
Looking good. Except for the different hackle used in the head of the fly it is basically the same design as the original Wooly Worm before the marabout tail became the new standard and everyone had t
box filler
without knowing a lot about where you will be fishing, and the hatches you'll encounter, it is hard to suggest anything other than generic patterns. The way I go about this is with a system. There are
Female Phasianus Colchicus
Instead of a pheasant tail nymph, wouldn't that be a hen feather nymph?
Skin smells like dead bird..
Not sure of that bird species but I am sure someone on here will and I hope it is not illegal to own but someone else will chim in on that I am sure. Also will get the don't buy off ebay and expect th
Just how "barbless" do I need to be???
No, not really.  I used a popper as an indicator ... tied the 6x line to the eyes of the popper and the nymph. So, I don't think it qualified as a knotted leader.
Rod action - fast / mod-fast
if you intend to fish both nymphs and dries with it I would up to a 9' 4 wt with a "medium/ fast action. will give you the ability to power / turn over a nymph rig but will not require extra effort fo
Next nymphs to tie
All have been said here already but I think your "next to tie list" should really include...     Zebra midge in black/silver, red/copper, olive/gold - beads to match wire Very simple and eff
Boulder, Co.
heres some ideas from different fishermen regarding boulder creek   Jay Zimmerman (1) #20 Black Zebra Midge pupa (2) #22 Para Adams dry fly (3) #18 BH Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph (4) #14 Clown
Old guy from Texas
Hey Tidewater,        My old skin has become accustomed to people giving me a hard time, however, when done in jest I can keep up with most of them!    I'm about 100 mile
Mayhem fly?
Nymph?  Sure looks like an emerger pattern to me.  Guess you could sink it with enough weight, but not sure why.  Anyone know who the originator is?
Trout Flies Invitational
I am, without question, the least qualified as a tyer, to be a part of this swap, so I've been wondering what to tie. I'm thinking about a couple of patterns. The first is a nymph pattern called Heter
Hook Substitute ?
An Ebay search yields two results, the first for 1000 in size 4 and the other and the for 100 in size 6.    I hope this helps.  Also, the new stock numbering for the old 3399N hooks is
great hooks at a great price - GC5263 - Nymph Streamer, 3XL, 2X Heav
GC5263 - Nymph Streamer, 3XL, 2X Heavy, Perfect bend, Forged, Bronzegreat hooks at a great pricevery sharp, medium weight wire, excellent all-around streamer hooks.[url=
Great Deal - GC2488BL - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight eye, 3X Wide, 2X Sho
GC2488BL - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight eye, 3X Wide, 2X Short curved shank. BarblessGreat DealHaven't had a chance to fish these yet, but you can't beat the quality for this price! Will be curious to se
Damn Good hooks - GC206BL - Dry fly floating nymph barbless, fine wi
GC206BL - Dry fly floating nymph barbless, fine wire, curved shank - 25 hooks per packDamn Good hooksThese are great hooks and a real value. I love tying with these hooks. They're sharp. Very ple
Currently popular hook size , good price ; and fast delivery !!
GC2488BL - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight eye, 3X Wide, 2X Short curved shank. BarblessCurrently popular hook size , good price ; and fast delivery !!Popular hook size for fly tying.. Reasonably priced ; a
Hatches Blog Post - TYING A GAMMARUS NYMPH – Lucian Vasies
Lucian shows how to tie a Gammarus Nymph with the "Pro Sportfisher shell" – a pre cut synthetic type of skin with a very realistic look.[url=
Need Steelhead tips
here is an excerpt from ICJ's page about steelheading....   "....I have not listed any sizes to the flies because in high fast water you may need a size #6, but in low clear water, you may need t
Fly tying with found materials
People forget that the original pheasant tail nymph was tied with a hook, pheasant tail and fine wire from an old radio transformer that Frank Sawyer scavenged from somewhere. No peacock, no hackle, n
Brook Trout Favorites Swap
I'm in with a prince nymph.
Small mouth Bass Flies
For crayfish imitations I tie a big wieghted wooly bugger and just split the tail. Tie in orange, a kind of ginger or bronze that I keep ( my tying box isn't open lol), sometimes olive or a mix. Bass
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