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Nymph Skin

Pheasant Tail Colors
OK, I'm not quite sure what you want.  Normally, pheasant tails aren't used for soft hackles....  For partridge, I'd suggest ordering a full skin.  Ruffed Grouse, Sharp Tail Grouse or H
Snook Flies
Yes you can lip even a big momma - but there will be a price to pay... as noted they've got a wicked set of gill cutters - one on each side that's sharper than a custom blade about halfway between the
Mama used to say " Beauty is only skin deep but ugly's to the bone "  I'd say that vise rates only skin deep . My Scottish ancestors salute you Sir ! I'd use it .
Help needed matching the hatch
Why not look into a different sort of material outside of dubbing? Look at Virtual Nymph skin. They have a few colors of greenish to choose can stretch it once its tied in and make it a li
DIY rod rack in van!
Two hook questions for you
I tie most small parachutes on a Tiemco 2488 or Dai-Ricki 125. They are short shanked but wider gap and often used for caddis/scud/nymph.    Eide has all the details and photo of a 2488 on h
I thought only golfers fell for this kind of stuff !
I guess maybe having tied flies for going on 4 decades has some merit... I have a fairly good idea how something I put together is going to perform. Not 100% but pretty close.A streamer made with soft
June Flies from the vise
Rubber band nymph. Simple but effective.
Black crab/shrimp fly with underwater footage.
Ok so its official then, It seems like its a resounding Yes from everyone for me to put the underwater footage for all my streamer patterns.  I will do my best to include that from now on.  
Wild Puffer Balls
Naw ... I'd sweat like a runner if I had a rubber ball against my skin for any length of time.
Copper John - Can it replace a split shot?
The Copper John is a very heavy fly that is great for getting down deep to the fish.  I use this as my first fly in a tandem rig often to get my small midge down deep.  Its very flashy and w
Rate My Gotcha 1.0
Well, at least you have used a thread that compliments the pattern.  The tail is a little too much, the wing is ragged,  Try Standing the craft fur up on the skin before you cut it.  By
Tie Larger Sizes First?
Could be it's not the size hook but rather the complexity of the fly and the material being used. What are you trying to tie. I agree. For instance, a size 14 Chironamid emerger would be easy to m
Help identifying feathers and equipment
I agree that it is a Golden Pheasant skin, but I don't think it is a $100 skin. The tail is missing and the crest feathers on the head look to be mostly gone. I hope I'm wrong but it looks too much
You're invited on a "One Fly" fishing contest
Hey, make some for me. I've just been studying your flies. Works of art but too specialized. I went back to the tying table and stuck my Cracklebacks in a box and started tying again since someone bea
The Wiredipity
Quick and easy, the Wiredipity produces in trout streams everywhere. The black/red makes for a fly that trout don't see every day, and they seem to like it. The tungsten bead makes the fly sink quickl
Looking for feathers that aren't fly grade???
Oh BTW I plan to finance this by using the collection of feathers that I already have till I sell enough to start buying. The list I have on hand; Mearns Quail( about 1.5 skins0, Tragopan Pheasant(3/4
Glitches on Site
Nope that didn't work ...I tried Chrome, Firefox, Windows Microsoft edge, Opera and Safari I guess there's more than one way to skin a cat lolo I just like things to work lol
Keys Swap
Sorry didn't know. I'm glad I got to prove that it was a good idea to add me! Flats here are the rules for swaps ..     1. Flies will be tied according to the specific rules of the swap.
Underwater photo - Octopus PT nymph
thanks!   The thorax is made of purple troutline fine loch dubbing with a pinch of  guard hair from hare (50% each mixed ). Ribbing is troutline UV ribbing - violet   bellow is another
WD-40 a good searching pattern?
I guess I would not say the WD-40 is a "searching" pattern by the criteria I think of for a searching pattern.   A searching pattern should look like a number of different trout foods AND cover
I learned to fly fish with, and still have, my Dad's Phillipson 7-1/2" HDH rated glass rod with metal ferrules.   It was his only fly rod, and my only fly rod for quite a few years. 
Fish skull shrimp and fly tails
Heavynets have you ever seen the lead 22 caliber pellets? I have played around and flattened them for nymph heads. I love the tail idea. 
The reason why we wear Sunnies and de-barb our hooks .....
That skin is a lot tougher than one would imagine ....I had to use pliers to push the hook barb through....who would have known skin is so damn elastic trying to do it all using my truck mirro
Griffith's Gnat
    In full honesty I don't have Hackle small enough. But in reality it's not much larger than it should be, pretty darn close. Oh, ok. I'm seeing a little over a half gap longer than
Craft fur articulation
How'd you manage to cut zonkers off it??  I've tried with really sharp blades and while it's stretched and it were'nt pretty!!LOL     With all the under fur still there and the fa
Hook organizer
I use a plastic storage tray with several compartments.  I put the label from the hook package in the compartment.  I arrange them according to dry, wet, nymph, etc. and in size from smalles
Midge Ribbed Annelid - Super easy!
Annelids and Midge larve are probably the most important food source for trout.  They are always in the water, and there are times of the year that the fish will feed exclusively on these.  
Rate my Clouser 3.0
So the thinner the finer? Would that apply to all hair or just buck tail ? No, hackle can be fine too and wire as well. In fact spools of tying wire used for ribbing are marked Heavy,Medium, Fine
Bucket List Fly Fishing Destinations...
  1. New Zealand   After that, in no particular order...   British Columbia (Steelhead) Bighorn/Montana Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec (Atlantic Salmon) Frying Pan, Colorado Kamchatka (Ste
Zap a Gap
Since fly tying requires using zap a gap, I know that I am NOT the only one who has felt the burning sensation and the way your skin feels when you touch the zap a gapped part. So my question is, how
Copper John Jig style
Just out of curiosity, I truly don't know....would a fish care if the wing case is up or down? Seems to me the nymph here would be, or is, "tumbling" through the water,eh?
Everglades Redfish Flies
I always like these questions ... "What should I tie for (insert any new water)?"  or ... "What should I tie for (insert any species of fish)?"   Reading the answers is like reading a list o
Dubbing Question ??
I need to increase my knowledge is light Cahill about or the same as sulfur yellow ???  I'm tying a may fly nymph .. Steve-stabgnid
May Flies from the vise
PT: Is the body on your Prism Pupa Mirage Sheeting?  But I would expect it to have more of a pinky tinge.  Other than that I'm lost here.  Very nice fly!   Sand, SLF Prism on T
Prismacolors come in a huge variety of colors. I'm sure someone out there has had the idea of purchasing all light colored materials and coloring them with these inks.So far I've used them very succes
Sulphur Season is Near
Im in sulphur nymph
Montana bug variant
i get lazy and dont like weaving so i tie them this way on my blog
new tyer
Start with a local fly shop. Not the cheapest but has stated earlier, you can see what you are getting. You can also ask the folks that work there any question.   Cabela's and Bass Pro are OK for
Prince RIP
Prince nymph?
Zebra Midge
Iim thinking i want to try some other colors too and the some with colors and some with that nymph plastic stuff around it. I dont know what its called but you have to cure it with a UV light.
Yesterday after fishing my buddy Michael went home and over night someone broke into his car and stole his rods, reels and pack with all his flies in it. If you guys could be on the lookout for: 1. Or
[snip]I was essentially asking how efficiently Versileaders are at bringing something like a zoo cougar down to an effective range.And how deep is "effective range" in your mind? Considering that
Failure of Modern Fly Design
We all know that we could catch most of our fish on a hare's ear nymph, a PT nymph an Adams or an Elk Hair Caddis. However, there have been several breakthroughs with all of the tinkering. Dumbell
Hare's ear nymphs
Meant to post this earlier in the week, but have been away working down in Edinburgh (new job). Apologies for the late reply.   Using peacock herl for the thorax cover, or shell back, on a nymph
Difference in Rabbit and Pine Squirrel strips?
I can dye them using Veniards fly dye or Anglers Workshop dyes and the colors are great - it's keeping the strips soft and pliable after dying them that's the problem.  I've got the Flourescent c
Flamed grass
I always thought the different wraps on the tips was so you could switch tips in order to not strain one too much through constant use.  You altered them for that reason.  Never heard of the
Vise Building
The antler vise jaws are one piece of 3D printed stainless. The screw knob provides the clamping force.     The Peak arm is hollow and holds the original Peak clamping assembly.  The ar
How do you, in regards to movement and or retrieve, move a nymph?
Brand new and I'm stuck
Cut to length to make eyes. Here is a link to a video tying a bead chain eye Hares Ear Nymph:
There are lots of good kayak fishing websites where you'll gain perspective. It all hinges on your perspective, but for a "good fishing kayak under $500" you should be looking in the used market.And a
San Juan Worm length?   hook bead vrib ultra chenille   i'll let
April Flies From The Bench
My favorite jig nymph for the next couple of months. Pulls multi duty as small stonefly or green drake nymph. Who knows what trout think it is but it's been my top producing general searching guide fl
bead head pupa
  use the biot but just tie it in by the tip     a narrow segment of turkey feather, duck quill, goose quill, swiss straw etc
wrapping soft hackles
I can only speak for our New England version of Soft Hackle as I see everyone use throughout the area, to include myself. Are we even talking about the same fly though, it's a big world ? Here in New
Mother Day Drifting Caddis Swap
Kind of funny on those battery operated ones Pica. The basic fly is just thread body and hackle trimmed on top and bottom is supposed to imitate caddis swimming for the rocks where they crawl out. I d
Snowshoe Hare's Feet?
Good idea on the dubbing loop. I did not tan the skin, and I think it is too thin and brittle for zonkers.
Adult dragonflies are interesting to watch, but for fishing, I think you find you do better with a dragonfly nymph.  A Zugbug or a bushy Hare's Ear, or even a small leach pattern will normally pr
Trolling flys
Yes, trolling from a float tube can be quite effective. It's not complicated. I usually use an intermediate line. Sometimes a faster sinking line is called for. One common setup is a bugger with a sma
In need or advice
Catching a fish with a fly you tied is fine and dandy, but once you start wrapping your own rods too, now THAT'S something cool   tightline productions makes some of the best high quality videos
Thin Skin alternative…..??
Sorry this is kind of after the fact but it is the season to tie lots of flies. I got a sample of a "new" nymph skin material from Hareline it is called Kiley's nymph skin. it is a latex strip materia
James Leisenring
I have used the Leisenring lift many times and it is very effective.  I use it mainly on small streams and it is deadly.  Be prepared for a hard strike when the wet fly starts to lift like a
Stillwater trout ontario
In colder conditions trout will go for larger flies presented a little slower and as water warms you drop in sizes and may retrieve a little quicker. I wouldn't fish anywhere for trout without a wooly
Maholo Nymph - Pyramid Lake
Please enjoy this tutorial of the Maholo Nymph.   [attachment=56261:Maholo1 copyright 2inch.png]
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