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Nymph Skin

Quill Nymphs
Is it possible to tie up a quill nymph and use epoxy for the finish? (As opposed to a UV light and UV resin? It seems an expensive up front cost for all the UV gear.)
I learned something today
I am off today, so I got up early and set out to catch a good bass like I have not caught in a while. Lots of movement in the shallows, but no takers for the zonker streamer. I realized this was not g
Maggie Valley, take two!
Heading back to Maggie Valley, NC. Gonna be fishing Johnathon Creek for four days. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th of Nov. Air temps look like they'll range anywhere from 9-80 degrees Fahrenheit. I'm not s
Late 2017 Euro style / Nymphs Swap
I'm in! Quill bodied jig nymph in a #14 or #16.
Euro style / Nymphs
For me, in the UK a 'euro nymph' will always have a bead head, often tungsten or heavier than a typical UK nymph. Doesn't have the picked out dubbed body buy more likely a woven, shell back, epoxy, ty
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
I am unsure, now, of what's meant by "neoprene waders". Mine are neoprene, but they don't fit like a wet suit.  There's enough room for sweats and regular pants ... at least two layers of clothes
Caddis Nymph
Hi guys,    Here is a model of caddis nymph with realistic look when gets wet. It is very easy to tie, no more than 4-6min to make  the fly:   And when is wet looks really cool:
Looking for an advanced fly tying book
Books first:  I have over 100, and that's after giving a couple of dozen away.  They all have something to say, and NONE of them say everything.  In many cases, the materials listed are
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
Veevus 50 Denier - Amazing thread
I just had a thought:  What if the tungsten wire were used for ribbing?     Most of my nymph's use ribbing, so perhaps we could have our cake and eat it, too??  Plus, it would not
Any snake ID out there?
Snakes will move for a number of reasons.  Top reasons: 1)  depletion of prey 2)  habitat destruction (nature - flooding, etc. or man-made) 3)  breeding season  (If the popula
Dubbing package storage
October flesh from the vise
Messing around with different hooks and sizes. Smallest is simple hackle and dubbing on a #20 curved nymph hook
medium vs fast action
When it comes to actions it's not really upgrading nor downgrading going to a fast or slower action. It's more or less just using the right tool for the job. If you are casting into a wind lot of the
9' 3wt shx build
Thanks guys.   Dave normally 90% of the time I use nylon thread and no color preserver. On this one though I did use CP. Mainly I only use CP on the classic twist threads, because if you don't
Mallard wings
I wouldn't wash the wings. I don't know what exactly was done to dry and preserve the wings, but I wouldn't want to get the skin, and possibly muscle, under the feathers wet because then it might rot,
Caddis Nymph - again
Hi guys,   bellow is an old model used  from '80 . The fly was tied in the first years without  bead .After '90  the local fishermen added first time brass bead and then tungs
Ordering online
I was recently in the market for some Flexibody. This is a synthetic material used to make segmented nymph abdomens with. I learned of it in Oliver Edward's excellent Flytyer's Masterclass book.  
DO NOT absentmindedly.....
+1 on the Labrador ate half Hungarian partridge skin.....
About the evolution of YOUR fly tying.
ditto on the chenille.  I bought a skein of black and one of yellow about 30 years ago when I tied the Montana Nymph and buggers.  I still tie lots of buggers or bugger styles using dyed sea
Whats the bug?
My guess would be an isonychia nymph though I don't see the white stripe down the back usually associated with them.  The white stripe isn't always there.  It's some sort of "swimmer" ny
Classic Hairwing Salmonfly Swap
Just got back from Bob Marriott's for materials... Man is that place a fly tier's dream come true... Anyway, the Brora pattern I picked calls for jungle cock eyes on the sides, and it's apparently b
Tools of the trade !
It's good to focus on a few things first. 1. What species of fish. 2. What flys do you like/want to fish. Example dry, nymph or streamer. 3. How much do you have to spend. Tip: The simpler you keep yo
Dropper Fly?
Often times I'll tie on a nymph or wet fly that drowns my dry and I have to go to a bobber ((yes, you're fishing with a bobber)). Usually have the biggest challenge with tungsten beads. If I am fi
September flies from the vise
Is that the same, or close, to Thin Skin?   I haven't handled Thin Skin.  My guess is the Exo is a little thicker, it's thicker than I expected.  You can manipulate how thick the bo
For Dubbing?
navel lint works best I've tried that. One just cannot get enough at one time to tie anymore than one small nymph. Joe
Adams Superfly SBS
Never gave thought to liquid skin in my fly equipment. Will get me some later today and try it on a shrimp with scud back
The New and Improved Fly Swap
I will be tying Polly Rosborough's Muskrat Nymph. The original with the fur (muskrat/beaver/hare) noodle. And my own variation.  
Nymph or Flymph or Soft hackle wet fly
What differentiates the three. What would you call this, besides ugly.  I've noticed some fairly large mayfies, I believe they are Isonychia, on a local river. I'm going out this evening to try t
The Green Lantern perdigon
Now a very colored nymph.  The fly is not created by me, is made by an Italian fishermen :). He asked me to tie a couple of dz for him - for competitions purposes ). So here it is:   The ty
Caddis Latex Nymphs/Pupae
I like it! I think it would look good with a black bead too. Is that the hook point sticking in your skin for the photo? If so, that's dedication.
Soft Hackle Wet Flies
If you don't mind, is there a good cheap all purpose soft hackle? You could try a Wapsi natural hen skin. I think they have other colors but I never really looked. Seems to me the last one I got w
casting problem
Great explanations. I have had the same problem. Especially with my 8wt.    Maybe it's just a natural feeling when shooting line... to bring the free hand closer to the rod. It also feels li
Beautiful Wild Trout - Black Canyon
Last episode I setup camp at the blue mesa escape camp ground, and went to fish the Gunnison river.  I ended up getting dehydrated and almost didnt make it back.  I only caught 2 fish, and b
Whole Rabbit Skins?
I'm wanting to buy some whole rabbit skins for cutting into strips/dubbing blends. Two questions 1. Does anyone know a good source? I've done some google searches, best buy I have found is 10 bucks
book find
hit a garage sale and got some books steelhead fly fishing and flies by try combs, nymph fishing lakes by don roberts.  bitch creek fishing by wolf avni.  tout anglers guide by timothy frew,
Articulated Wooly Bugger
A size 4 or even 6 main hook should do fine, I use those sizes tied on nymph hooks, streamer hooks, even bait hooks. Though they aren't articulated they could be just as well. I tie one for my wife sp
Hi all from the UK.
Hi everyone, Rob here from Southampton in the UK, I have been tying on and off since about 1991 but only tend to tie what I need to fish with or replace in my box, mainly Damsels, Royal Wulff, apps bl
LAW vise
pro vise
August flies from the vice
Nice silver nymph Flytire. Will try that next time I get a chance. Size hook? I do most #16 #18 for most my flies.
The "Feather Clinger"
Hi,   Stoneclinger Nymph (14mm) made from just 3 Materials. Spider Web as tying Thread, Ostrich Fibers as Bodygills and all the rest is made from Partridge Feathers...       MW
Maggie valley Trip report.
[attachment=63723:IMG_1918.JPG] Charlotte pulled this nice brookie out of a deep pool below a bridge with a stonefly nymph jig I tied for her on spin tackle. He second trout, PB, and first brookie. [
is tenkara catching on?
Yes but I don't think it will grow as much as fly fishing simply because it is pretty much limited to small trout and other fish like that. You simply can't catch just about any saltwater species li
Good Day on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River
I was able to get away from the grind yesterday to my favorite Colorado troutstream...the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River near Lake City. The river was a bit higher than I like at 418 cfs, which made
Sharing good experience with this company
Many times nowadays we here about only bad experiences with company's , I'd like to share a good experience I had this week .. Several months ago I was casting away in clear water , I looked down and
Small Spey and Dee style flies; what do you use for hackle?
Yes peasant and partridge make great feathers for these flies in small sizes. Don't over look ringneck pheasant as there are loads of rich bronze and mottled feathers on a skin.
Started shopping at new shop
Last time I was in there ( Bears Den) they had some tempting hackle, unfortunately I wasn't there for that but for tube fly stuff. Metz, Whiting and Keough all looked good. But you better call before
Wanna do the EuroOrBust swap...
Here are my flies, two each of dry and nymph variations. Nymph could be a dropper fly under the march.
howdy all
You are welcome, nice story and gift for your neighbor. The previous dubbing links may be hard to understand without the pictures. You can can always youtube the different types I mentioned for more i
Wild turkey feathers
You can use turkey for a myriad of different things:wings and wing cases,bodies (like you mentioned, tails on may flies etc...use your imagination and be creative! I have an entire skin from a turkey
Gunnison Basin Small Creek Report-July 10, 2017
Fellas- I've been casting a fly in the Gunnison Basin backcountry a lot over the last week and prepared a short creek report for my website,, so I thought I'd post it up here as we
A coyote fly that landed me my personal best native brook trout
I like multipurpose flies. Kind of reminds me of a marabou muddler or something like that. Others have said it resembles a sparrow nymph. lol either way it just popped in my head and I threw it on the
Isonychia Flymphs
The tails are natural golden pheasant tippets dyed green.  They come out a little more olive.     Dave, I'm a big wet fly guy. Its just the style I have fished for years and am most com
Finished tying tool collection
You got me on the hat. I paid 85 bucks for a Tilly while on a 9 day jaunt around Arizona. Because my head is so fat I couldn't buy a 10 dollar one size fit all hat so I was forced to pony up to keep t
Eye protection whe using uv cure resin lamps?
^^^ What he said.   Ultraviolet (UV) light is a wavelength below 400 nm. Although it is commonly said that we cannot see UV radiation, humans can actually see from 390 - 700 nm. So we
Slotted bead color
the choice is yours   they can be found all over the internet with every color being used
July Flies from the Vise
Weighted brown nymph
Colorado Trip!
Lots of questions. for tippet, use the heaviest you can get away with. I use 5X for small to average sized dries (size 12 to 20), 4X for bigger dries and for smaller nymphs, 3X for big stonefly dries
Hook storage
What ever method you use be careful you don't drop or accidently knock the box off your tying area, I had a plastic box with 24 compartments in it, I had wet hooks, dry hooks, and nymph hooks. I had h
Is there really a wrong way to tie a fly?
I would say and advise this.   Learn the processes. Once you have the processes down, then manipulate them to your liking. I am a huge proponent on building a foundation built on learning process
Caddis Flys
You don't really need to "study bugs and things."  Look up nymph videos on YouTube ... like this one:
All copper wire nymph?
Oliver kite created some bare wire nymphs using solely copper wire
Hello from Austin, just beginning to learn
Hi All, my name is Rod - short for Rodman a hand-me-down from my father's first name. I'd like to believe it was fated that I would enjoy fishing. Recent shoulder surgery caused me to go into a clo
Troutgetter recipe
Yes, someone mentioned the Tellico nymph as being similar. What I plan to do today is use the Tellico nymph as a starting point and modify as needed to end up with a fly that mimics the Troutgetter. T
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