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Greased line how-to?
  One greases the leader/tippet (except for the last 6" of tippet, or so) with paste floatant. This suspends the fly sub-surface.
Hopper Dropper Swapper
I'll tie Schroeder's parachute hopper and the dropper will be a prince nymph variant.
living in florida....
Just comparing gator behavior to copperheads, which were "up north" on at a corps of engineers made lake for bass fishing. They would be sunning themselves on the dam road & to get where the fishi
double nymph rig?
today we experienced high, fast, dirty water with finicky trout lying within, my friend and i both did decently, he did better than i by a good margin   he had the idea to tie on a heavy stonefly
We emerge into June for monthly swap
June is emerger time. Emergers are designed to float in or just below the surface film. Since too much of my trout knowledge is from reading other people's experiences and not enough of my own, when y
Sunken Dry Fly
Got out Saturday for a little bit for trout and ended with a 15 fish day with the majority coming on a size 18 Purple Haze, but it had to be slightly drowned or they wouldn't touch it. Any ideas why t
Great hook for a terrific price - GC3761BL - Wet Fly Nymph, 1XL, 2X
GC3761BL - Wet Fly Nymph, 1XL, 2X Heavy, Sprout bend, BarblessGreat hook for a terrific priceLooking for a barbless hook for tying supplies. Read the sescription and ordered these. A great hook fo
Great hook for a terrific price - GC2488BL - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight
GC2488BL - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight eye, 3X Wide, 2X Short curved shank. BarblessGreat hook for a terrific priceLooking for a barbless hook to add to tying supplies. Read the description and ordered
June Flies from the Vice
A New Stonefly nymph and olive caddis I've been working on
I've caught many over the years while targeting other species, but never specifically fly fished for them. Biggest I may have hooked might have been 6 to 8 lbs, so 17 is a feat to be proud of!  &
Squirmy Leech
Mike, maybe one day during the week. Just taking lunch and a breather from digging fence post holes, getting ready for round 2, setting them in concrete and then off to family get together and tomorro
Great buys and service - GC5262 - Nymph Streamer, 2XL, 2X Heavy, Per
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Quality Hooks - GC5262 - Nymph Streamer, 2XL, 2X Heavy, Perfect bend
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unknown stuff in my squirrel fur?
Salt and borax can be used to cure just about any animal skin. I understand most professional tanners also use a powder made from ground-up corn stalks to finish their skins. Either way, a brush and a
Buggy Stonefly Nymph
    Buggy Stonefly Nymph   Material List :   Deer Creek Micro Velvet Rope SLF Dubbing - brown and white Turkey Biot Goose Biot Pheasant Tail fibers Mono eye Curve Nymph hook size
Dyeing at home
Fotwin   I bought tumeric to take for its very beneficial health properties. I bought a 14 ounce jar for five dollars. I was reading if it was also benficial for dogs when I saw about dyeing at h
Bob Wayatt's DHE ?
The more it flairs the more hollow, or really if it flairs it's hollow. This means more buoyant. A winter red deer skin I find has the most hollow hair. Roe deer tends to be much more fur like and so
FTF Fly Pattern - dronlee - Buggy Adult Stonefly Nymph
The title to this post suggests a stage in an insect's life cycle that I'm not familiar with. What is an adult nymph? I was thinking the same thing!!! A nymph is the stage before emerger, which
one of my top nymph for first part of the season
Hi guys,  Here is a nymph that  I recommend to all who like to  add CDC in tying nymphs. This model is simple and effective and I never go for trout in May and June without having this
DIY Leaders
The complicated leader formulas are unnecessary.   For hand tied leaders, I use a very simple leader formula that I got from Gary Borger. He has modified his Uni-body leader formula a bit from th
FTF Fly Pattern - john adams - Leather body nymph
Nice looking bug!  Your recipe says "skin" for the body.  Any you referring to a particular skin?
Fly boxes
This is the first Nymph Box I put together back in the mid-70's....notice something missing?       PT/TB You mean that they didn't make beadheads back in those primitive years?
First time purchase - GC3761BL - Wet Fly Nymph, 1XL, 2X Heavy, Sprou
GC3761BL - Wet Fly Nymph, 1XL, 2X Heavy, Sprout bend, BarblessFirst time purchaseI saw the GCO hooks on sale and decided to try them! Ordering was simple, shipping was quick and I have already tied
The Truth
if i'm on a run of 6 or more, i break the fly down into stages.   ex. for my favourite nymph, i'll tie tails, rib and dub the thorax in the first step. once these pass inspection, then i proceed
Ringneck Pheasant Shrimp
Bluebird skies , Gin clear water , Fish are spooky ! Try feeding them a Ringneck Pheasant Shrimp. The body materials needed to tie this Shrimp come from a Peasant skin. The legs are brown Grizzly Sad
These hooks are a screaming deal! - GC80050 - Dry/Nymph,Curved Sha
GC80050 - Dry/Nymph,Curved Shank Hook, Forged, Knife Edge Point, Chemically Sharpened, Austempered, Micro Barb, Ball Eye, Bronzed.These hooks are a screaming deal!I'm just beginning to use these hooks
Assorted hooks - GC3769 - Wet Fly Nymph, 2X Heavy, Sproat bend, Bron
GC3769 - Wet Fly Nymph, 2X Heavy, Sproat bend, BronzeAssorted hooksI like the quality, nice sharp tips. The eyes are nice--not lacquer plugged, still easy to thread.[url=
Very nice - GC2302BL - Terrestrial Down Eye, 2X Long, Standard wire, S
GC2302BL - Terrestrial Down Eye, 2X Long, Standard wire, Slightly humped shank. Barbless. Very niceSome of my favorite styled hooks to tie on... They're a good all around hook. They'll work for both d
Tippet size
Thanks all, last post was especially informative and really helped piece everything together. So while I can get away with a 4x Tippet for a 16 nymph a 5x would allow it to be presented more naturall
Woven Body Bugs
D-Rib is some great stuff . Wrapping it around a fly gives a nice segmented look . Here's a little twist you might want to try !!! Weave It . Here 's my woven Isonycia Nymph and a Black Stonefly I t
Sub-Surface Flies
Two different animals.......a smaller minnow type fly that will sink to the depths you fish in white and silver and maybe even a little pink for crappie. A lightly weighted nymph fly, soft hackle for
Get Ready Mainers
Been seeing a few hendricksons here and there here in Vermont. Got my flies all ready for Hendricksons. For the nymphs i tied up a variation of the Hendrickson nymph from Thomas Ames' "Hatch Guide for
Changing flys
How often do or should you be changing flys if your not getting bites. If you are fishing in a spot that you know has fish, but there not biting, how long do you wait before yous change? Im always hes
first try - zug bug
Here is my first try at the zug bug - size 14   First fly fishing trip ever tomorrow, cant wait to see which fly is taken first if any... pheasant tail, hares ear, prince nymph, zug, stonefly? &#
May Flies from the Vice
  THUMPER NYMPH (Flav) – TMC 5262, #12 – #16…     THUMPER NYMPH (Flav)…TOP…Split WC...     MOLYBDENITE NYMPHS…(Flavs)...     P
cdc feathers
Thanks Silver, i know alot of duck hunters so this fall i will trade "breasting" birds for their cdc.     You may not be familiar with Hans Weilenmann's article on CDC. He has a section
Hook Dimensions - Allen Barbless Dry Fly Hooks
Glad I'm not the only one who has noticed.  Since shank length really determines the size of the fly, the fact that the D101 is shorter essentially means you need to use a size up to get the same
1st river brownie EYOOO
Got my first 2 river brownies the other day, well happy, both on pheasant tail nymph. Missed like 5 and lost 2 (missed one on the dry was ragin). Handed the rod to my mate while i rolled a rollie and
buzzers tied with condor substitute
Not what I'd call a biot.  Biots come from the leading edge of a wing feather.  Here's a definition I found on the web:  "Biots are the tough, interlocking barbs on the leading edge of
Wing material fro Greenwells?
Sometimes you can find a hen skin from one of the genetic breeders that would have that color. There used to be a company called Fly Tyer Variant that sold a lot of Whiting cock and hen necks and sadd
Rain rain go away
Every now and then I straighten "man room" up. No womens allowed in. This is the tying corner gotta a puter to the left lotta guns ammo behind and closet full of huntin clothes waders, duck stuff,
Oh, Deer
Buying hair you can't see is tricky.  But I understand your dilemma.  I spent 30 minutes last week going through a rack of hundreds of packs to get just 11 I liked.  You should look at
Truly big trout streamers
As with so many aspects of fishing, it depends. A lake I fish where 10-15# are fairly common and >20# have been caught, the fish take anything from #12 midge patterns to #6 Woolly Worms. Depen
Casting Class Tomorrow Morning; Need Fly Suggestions (please)!
UPDATE: I "did" tie three wolly buggers in olive last night (and bled a little after storking back the hackle and got stuck by the hook; I'm such a beginner! Hee hee!). Today at the lake I tied on a s
India necks
I like the Indian necks- cock and hen. There is a lot of variation in colouration and mottling. Every skin is different. The hen is very soft and, since you need only one or two turns, is perfect for
Trout Selectivity
Well we are wandering off of what I was trying to say and now I realize I should have entitled the thread "What triggers a trout strike". I didn't really mean to get into the whole selectivity thing.
Fishing In The Wind........Ouch !!
vicrider, no it was removed right after the picture was taken. Didn't feel it going in, didn't feel it coming out. He explained the trick to me. Apparently, when the hook goes in it leaves a channel b
Oily waxy cape!?!
The skin of most commercial capes will give up oil over time. That's why they often come on those little "meat diaper" pads. As long as the feathers have not been affected all you need to do is replac
Hook, eye and emerger...
Joe, I wasn't meaning the vertical eye closes the gap. It's the down turned shank on jig hooks that does. I mentioned them as they are the most commonly used kind of hook with a vertical eye. 
Fifth Annual Evolution Swap
SWAP IS CLOSED    Fifth Annual Evolution Swap    The last four annual Evolution swaps have been outstanding successes so I figure I should press my luck and have another. Please re
What size egg paterns do you fish for steelhead?
small carp hooks would be perfect. you'd think that clusters would be the way to go, yet the 'standard' has been based around a single sphere in varying sizes and colours. out in the PNW clusters seem
Deadly fly for muddy waters
Castle Rock seems to always have a slight stain. Doc smith branch has produced for me in the past. I can believe that. The first day after the storm it looked like chocolate milk so we went to Blue R
matuka tying style
Matuka flies are some I really enjoy tying but don't get asked for them all that often. It is a technique that is worth learning as you can also use it to attach fur strips, such as rabbit,  
Fun Times with a Conservation Officer
Last year I had a woodcock and someone here had a coot. I am also a retired police officer. I wanted to do things the right way. I called the DNR headquarters and a wildlife officer called me back. We
another have you ever had....
I got hit in the back on the shoulder by a very heavily weighted tungsten bead head wooly bugger I was casting with my 7 weight last year when a very strong gust of wind altered its course. It hurt li
first try - hare's ears and prince nymphs
Crackaig...I don't fish trout but that is a great looking nymph.
Box of Usuals
Thanks again, fellas. It's cool to hear some of the variations on this original theme. Cdc body sounds awesome. A hare dubbing blend sounds good too. I shaved down the top of oneof the feet as well fo
easiet flies to tie for a newbie
What materials do you have? If you hunt or know a hunter, a pheasant skin is a must have. Any bird is useful. Peacock herl is a mainstay for me as well. For dry flies, quality hackle is desirable.
Taxidermist score!
I' don't know what kind of mount you are getting but in my opinion reproductions are far superior than skin mounts. They look great, last longer, less toxic, and can be made to look exactly like the
Easy pattern for a mosquito
Not many people fish the mosquito "hatch" it would be an easy nymph to tie though. I'd go with a simple thread body with a little bit of dubbing or peacock or ostrich herl near the hook eye on a very
Spread it out and after carefully scraping off as much meat/fat cover the skin side with borax or salt. Let it sit for about a week or two or until the skin is completely dry. That's all there is to i
I hit a turkey!
I wouldn't think they require any chemical prep.  Advice given is great.  I don't have much use for the wing feathers, I guess hoppers would be good, but the tails are good. Mites, which are
Stacked hair swap - let's bite off more than we can chew
I have a lovely skin from this year shoot so I will take part with some baby fuzzy micey things.
Go to dry fly
One version or another of Elk Hair Caddis is my first practical choice ( i really want to fish Wulfes but the caddis is more practical). Around here it would be a black caddis but sometimes in Maine t
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