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Nymph Skin

May Flies From The Vise
  PURPLE HOLO SQUIRREL JIG(s)… #12’s …     LT. OLIVE HS BUG(s)… #12’s …     YELLOW DNA HS BIOT BUG(s)… #12’s…  
was a good weekend for scrounging materials
Anyone else have good luck lately?   Friday I went to a craft supplies junk sale and found weavers wool, some weavers 'blending fiber' in red huge cone, looks like tinsel. more than a lifetime su
Fly nameing
For communicating to the fellow angler what I did well on or have been using, it's pretty simple to say "dry/wet/nymph/whatis in xx size and that color" + "here try a couple of these" + wave& walk
Wheatley fly box.
It might be more traditional to use a leather fly wallet with sheep skin for salmon flies, I know that some N'East anglers liked the wallets even for trout streamer and wets.   A caution on the c
PT Variant Nymph for dark or deep rivers
Here is  my favorite version of PT for muddy rivers or for fishing in deep pools:     This is what I use these days when the snowing is melting  and the rivers are high.   c
Finally got one
I've been trying to get a turkey with my bow for a while now been a frustrating few seasons, decided I'd give the head loper style broad heads a chance this year. On a related note best ways to pres
Nobler (variation) SBS
Another Icelandic take on the Bugger; added the rabbit up front for a bit more action. Weight as desired; left this one light to throw at frustrated stillwater spawners in the shallows. Title should
Universal Nymph- great all around pattern
You can tie in any color combination you like. The most important is  to have a fly  colored in  the colors from your local insects. I also tie with light grey colored bodies and I use
Frenchie - On normal hook
The Frenchie is commonly tied on a jig hook, and usually fished by euro nymphing style.  However the same fly can be tied on a traditional nymph hook and is also quite effective fished under an i
Bead Head Wooly Bugger on a Jig Hook
Weighting a stonefly nymph hook with a bead and some non toxic lead wire will get it to ride hook point up.  This one's a Saber 7033.  It has a great action.   [attachment=67396:Screens
suggestions?
That's one very good option, here's an alternative... Terra puts out a neat travel kit that includes a decent non-rotary vise and a full set of good enough tools, for.... $30. I'd start there with so
Big Nasty by Kevin Howell
Here's my best guess, based on the picture:   Hook: 2XL-3LX nymph/streamer hook Thread: 6/0 (140 denier), color to match body Weight: .025-.030 lead (or lead-free) wire (thorax only) Tail: marabo
3 am phone call- duck
After the feathers have dried from the washing; Skin the whole bird, pin the skin to something flat like a piece of cardboard box, flesh side up and cover with 20 Mule team Borax let set a few days an
11 2/3 Euro nymph rod
  11' 2/3wt nymph rod for a customer that requested it be more on the subtle looking side.
Simple Czech Nymph
Made a video up on how I tie a simple czech nymph style fly, this pattern is my go to caddis imitation and has accounted for a lot of fish for me! This video is geared toward beginners so theres a lot
April Flies From The Vise
JAN(Just Another Nymph) 15 Kimo
Casting with tippet rings/swivels
I have just gotten some rings and plan to try them for a two fly setup. I have been using furled leaders with just a length of 4-6x tippet. Works fine but want to try running a standard mono tapered l
I can not believe I did this..
Mike is right(again?)..i can,t leave my door open for one minute and they are in and out with a skin gone..if you have dogs check their favorite hiding spots..
Purple and Pink stimulator type of nymphs
These are not "natural" kind of nymphs but in years I noticed a strange curiosity. The fish take them often when these kind of flies are in the hunting zone. if they do not take them, will take the ot
Redington Classic Trout
There is nothing inherently bad with "soft action" rods all rods use to be soft action before the marketing boys/girls convinced us a fast action rod was mandatory to fish big western rivers and tail
Trio of 2wt's
A trio of 2wt shx series rods all done and ready to go. Quite a change going from all the 11ft nymph rods of the past 3 weeks to spending a day getting these little 6'6" ones done. Now it's back to t
11 2/3 nymph rod
Not sure what you mean to be honest. You lost me with where you were going there with that one. This rod above is using a 2-3wt floating fly line just like any other fly rod, so it's not using a mono
de-barbing pliers
On larger nymph & streamer hooks #10+ I have the same issue as the poster. I'm not sure you can really solve that with pliers without damaging the hook, although if those Tiemco pliers actually do
Guinea Foul feathers
I like guinea for hackles on steelhead flies like spades or green butt skunk variations. In smaller sizes I've used them as hackles on large (size 8) trout soft hackles also. The fibers seem pretty to
"PURPLE HEART NYMPH" benifit fly for Project Healing Waters
This is the purple heart nymph. I am doing 100 of these to raise money for an event at Kettle Creek in Northern PA for Wounded Veterans. I'm also giving some of these to veterans who have received the
Jig Patterns
That size jig should not be any harder to cast than a weighted nymph.Just open up your casts with slower movements  If you are also casting a bobber to suspend the nymph that gets ugly no matter
11 2/3 Euro nymph rod
              You can tell spring is almost upon us with the 11hr days of building in the shop being the norm currently. Another custom 11ft 2/3wt nymph rod all done
Synthetic Quill Body Wrap
I like them well enough. As someone mentioned previously about wrapping over glue, I always wrap all quills, turkey, peacock or synthetic over a base of super glue. I color a white thread base with a
Solarez Ultra Thin Bone Dry UV Resin
In my newest video, I discuss a UV resin from Solarez, and show how I apply it to a Perdigon-style nymph.   Any other UV resins that you like to use?   Thanks!   Tim   https://www.
March Flies From The Vise
Just Another Nymph 09 Fuschia Kimo Keep going and we will name this Kimo’s Pantone Tarcher Nymph Series.... :) Fantastic, as usual.
Eleven Mile Canyon - Snow!
I agree, rod action had to do with it.     I brought that rod thinking I would nymph the whole time with small flies.  Its the rod I use on the San Juan when fishing size 24-28 hooks.
Mono rigging
Light line nymphing, direct contact, heavy line this that or the other, it's all fishing. I throw my nymph out there and sometimes it's on a slack line sometimes it on a tight line, light line, blah b
9th Annual Opening Day Swap
Stabgnid's flies arrived today, he also tied two patterns for us, a soft hackle and a nymph.  All the flies are here by the due date, thanks guys!  I will sort them tomorrow and try to have
Catfish on the fly
only caught one on a fly (pheasant tail nymph) by accident, was a lot of fun, 26 inch I think, pulled like a truck!good luck!
Cleaning old hackle necks
Hot water plus sink plus soap then rinse and dry, I'd use woolite maybe  and dry on box card board skin in....probably not that important what soap/shampoo you use, key is make darn sure it gets
Flu season nothing to sneeze at...
129 deaths in OK alone, mostly the young or the old and unhealthy like me. I wear a med mask when anyone comes to visit and whenever I go into town for anything. Laugh but for me with COPD and under 5
Musky Fly, what is your favorite type of fly to tie
This ones color scheme is based off of a nymph I tied in honor of a baby with cancer.
Share your peeping caddis
Here is a peeping Caddis I tied with virtual nymph Caddis case. [attachment=66491:C5097EFC-BBEE-457E-B72A-0F2BDAF3795E.jpeg][attachment=66492:9FCD8379-C168-454B-9275-DB73C61FB4B4.jpeg]
Few more tubes
I like aluminium tubes as they don't sink too fast and swim well on a sink tip. The last fly is a Zelda. Basically a stripped down Frances and seems to do well on low water either upstream nymph style
Nymphing Baitfish - Small Fry
This fly is one I created to nymph for trout at my local river after the hatch.  On the Animas, the rainbow trout and brown trout eggs start hatching, and there are tons of little fry that become
Newby - Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle
@Emmo: Here's a pheasant tail (no green, no orange): https://news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/video-how-to-tie-the-pheasant-tail-nymph Here's a soft hackle in orange (no pheasant tail). Green is same just d
February Flies from the Vise
I will do a proper post with pics latter but essential is tail is mated 2 pheasant necks. Thin skin to match the color your trying for. In previous post that was my golden version. The crawdad orange
Bunny Leech Light
  Yours looks a bit nicer than my version I've been tying for 20 years, I think I will switch mine up to your way. Those streamers in small sizes are good in some Maine rivers where young salmon
Behold the power of coyote
Had a great few hours on Sunday. Caught some beautiful browns on some of my coyote nymph patterns. I caught a small stocked brookie, and stocked rainbow as well. Also tied up some trout size
Synthetic peacock dubbing for bodies....
Of the dubbings you listed the only one I've used is the slf prism dub. I have a bunch of colors of the FTD Mr. Peacock. I really like the slf but I don't know how it compares to ice dub. It's longish
Soft Hackled Nymph Swap
I'll put you down vicrider, and assume you mean partridge... fyi all, jstockard is having a sale 20% off #1 Hungarian cartridge skin until Friday, pm me for code if you want
Question about hens and rosters.
More important than color in flytying is the thickness and stiffness of the stems and the length of the barbs. The genetic hackle has uniformly short barbs and very fine stems as can be seen in the pi
Did FTF Go Down For a Few Days or...
I survived the Jones (withdrawals) but it was tough.... way behind on stuff to post. Don't realize how you miss something till its gone! Kudos to Steeldrifter, Smallhunter, whoever! Anydody do a R
Need help blending yellow and rust Antron to be rusty yellow
The other part of color is color saturation, the depth or shade of the color. For example if you mix a light yellow and a light rust dubbing vs a darker yellow and darker rust, you will get a lighter
Royal Coachman
It seems like there is a Royal Coachman everything; i.e. dry flies: feather wing, hair wing, Wulff, fan wing; streamer, and wet fly. I may have missed a few, but that's what I have in my box. Since I
Trout Bugs
oh,  ok, I understand what you say. You are right.  bellow is a crop,  as you can see in the bead  there is white and  some grey. White is from flash and the grey is the shado
Does anyone tie their own ice flies?
i suggest using 1/64 jig heads  add a sparse tail of rabbit hair , wrap flash around  the shank then some rabbit as a collar.  other things to consider is adding a wet fly or nymph on a
A Curmudgeon Moment
With you Rocco ! It's amazing how many "Flyfishermen" can't cast very well because 95 % of the time they have been lobbing a bobber and nymph combo all of ten feet for most of their time on the wat
January Flies from the Vise
Never tried any in blue.  I am glad they worked for you.  They're still my "go to" fly in almost all situations. Rchmc's "Back Up Nymph" ... one of the first mop flies posted on this site ..
Are all craft furs the same?
There are some that have fibers that have a shine to them, and some that are very dull looking. I prefer those with shiny fibers, but have found some with dull looking fibers that have been great for
Using google earth to scout wading areas
Wading in salt water: Cons ... Watch for urchins. (which can impale you with VERY painful spines) Watch for oyster beds. (which can slice through skin like razor blades) Watch for sharks. (If sharks a
Tying a May Fly Swimming G Nymph
Tying materials   Demmon ST 900 BL #12-16 Tail made of Coq de Leon Pardo Corzuno Medio Under-Body made of yellow body thread Body is made of Troutline Synthetic Quill size M Gill
Nymphs tied on jig hooks?
I'm not sure it's an extra cost, since many fly hooks are just as costly. You have to look around & find a hook in a price you're comfortable with for both price & quality. I've not become a f
Question for bilinguals
I speak both English and Spanish, I spoke Spanish first but no longer speak out fluently by my standards due to lack kid practice (Mexican know I'm not from mexico). I can think in either Spanish or
Bobbin Review
When I started, I just purchased a cheap ceramic bobbin and it did its job. I needed another one to tie a different pattern so I was looking at maybe getting a better bobbin, but was a little skeptica
Dubbing Drubbing
Do you think someone who can't wrap dubbing is production tying and in need of a way to size hackle off the skin?
Deer Hair "Green Weenie"
The Green Weenie, tied with green chenille and fished as a nymph is a great staple here in the Smokies. I saw a dry version in a fly tying book that was tied with nothing but green spun and trimmed de
Think this will work?
I will fishing a spring creek next week and it calls out for black stonefly's (nymph) Size 22 and smaller as the best winter pattern. I am new to tying and just want some feedback on this stonefly on
Paint for poppers?
I don't post often, but read alot...Good question.  I've tried many colors and finishes, looking for that holy grail, but come to find out it's all about personal preference and tolerance for the
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