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Nymph Skin

Beginners stab at a wingless wet.
Hoping to get some input from some of the guys on the site. I tied a few of these the other night hoping to get some interest from some Brookies in a small stream north of me. Hackle is Olive india He
Best nymphs
To all you trout fisherman. What is your best/most productive nymph? Trying to reorganize my main nymph box and want to take out alot of the random nymphs and fill it primarily with the best of the be
Quick trip home
I was liked streamers on the clinch. Used to live in Jacksboro when my wife was in residency at Tennessee. I flew Big Blue flag (UK) proudly. Kudu,my family lived in Jacksboro and Lafollette for a v
circle/khale hook questions
My experience with circle hooks is that they are great for bait hooks.  Their design is such that, if a fish swallows the bait, you can pull it out without snagging the stomach, but it will catch
Best Fibers?
    Dang Cold, you're sure cold. Pouring ice water on the poor Flats threads. /shrug   If he bothered to actually look into it, he'd see I've been far nicer and more helpful than most
White River
Most of the time I was there we caught lots of stockers and a few carryovers on Red Ass Kelso. We mostly tie them with Pearsall's Gossamer red silk thread about to barb (crushed). Tie about halfway ba
Most used midge pattern??
The Zebra Midge is my "go to" midge at my local stream in Northern California.  It is also very effective at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Park.  At both places I tie it on a size 16 37
Pics and Winners of "One FLy Tourney"
Well I tied an unweighted nymph with dry fly hackle for legs, so add floatant and it will float most anywhere. Skip the floatant it will sit right in or under the film (most productive on a slow swin
Palomar knot - best knot for big game fish?
The Palomar knot is great for big game fish that pull hard. The knot continues to tighten when being pulled on, and the double loops around the hook eye make for a strong and abrasion resistant knot.
Material for North Country Flies
I have been tying flies for quite some time now and have finally run out of Dotterel does anyone know a good source to find this bird skin?
Question about 10ft rods.
I dont nymph nor steelhead fish, but I have seen 10ft rods designated as rods for tbose kinds of fishing. Why? What is the advantage?
Non-typical materials
I was in a swap were I tied nymphs with cat hair and shed snake skin...I never used the snake skin again. it is too fragile and water logs easy.
Over it
Didn't happen to me but to one of my buddies while teaching a class.   The first thing he tells you to do while teaching is crush the barb. He didn't. Since he ties on a Renzetti he wanted to sho
Portable Storage
I also use a soft sided laptop bag I bought at Goowill, for travel. It goes on most trips. A big challenge is keeping your capes or necks straight--otherwise they will take a set. (Also, these are u
Hook sizes and styles
    Looking at the chart, I'd say you would just need #14-16, and I'd get them in dry fly style (1XF or 1 extra fine) and nymph (1XH or 1 extra heavy).  Looks like it would cover
Visiting south carolina soon
Those chiggers itch for weeks and leave you scarred for months. They actually can't bite through skin and they need the help of clothing. The pressure from you socks, waist bands, collars, pant legs i
Best beginner fly rod length, WT and action
Bass Pro Shops usually have fly casting classes two or three times a year.  If you're at the store and it's not too busy, you might even get one of the guys to give an impromptu class right the
[attachment=57457:IMG_20160703_020435.JPG] Wish i had this skin, belly hair felt natural, don't ask how i know, clean skin has been the trend for years already!
Emu feathers
FWIW. I tied these probably 16 years ago when I received a bag of emu feathers from a friend in Texas who had a run in with one. The bodies are emu feathers wrapped and trimmed. Tails(except on the Du
Fly Boxes
It's been awhile since there has been a good discussion on the pros and cons of various fly boxes on the market today.  (C&F, Tacky, etc.).     I bring it up again as I'm frustrated
Tying Parachute Flies - How Do You Do It?
BB, okay, our poor cat has been sknned so many different ways it runs when I get out the clippers. My "skin a cat" way to tie a parachute is unlike any video I've seen, though I admit I didn't look th
July Flies from the vise
Yeah, Dave.  I bought a cape a few months back, off E-Bay.  I posted it on here, somewhere.  Finally got around to trying the woolly bugger pattern.  I'll try fishing it this com
Bass on terrestrials
On creeks and small rivers during the summer low water I find larger smallmouth get more like trout. Smaller patterns work better at this time and they will gently suck down a beetle on the surface af
Madison River, Yellowstone, September
I'll be going to Yellowstone this September with my car club (Miata).  Although our schedule is fairly tight, I'd still like to get a couple hours on the Madison. If not the Madison, perhaps the
DIY rod carry tray!
Thanks vicrider! I got the idea from watching a National event twice were the men had 4 rods set up in the same kind of thing ready cos' they have time slots for fishing! I thought it would be good to
Anvil Atlas Unboxing and Review.
  But hell, there is ALWAYS more than one way to skin a cat. As long as this is taking a turn for the linguistic... I have heard this countless times since I moved to the US. I want to know
Recently Tied Flies
Hello all, I'm new here and thought I'd share some of my flies I've tied recently. They're for coarse fish in the rivers near me: Roach, Rudd, Dace, Perch, Trout and even a Salmon! (I've seen one) [at
Rate my Clouser
I got my vise on Sunday and have been impatiently waiting on today's mail to bring most of my tools. They just came in and I just finished my first fly. I would really appreciate some feedback and adv
New to Tying, Jackson, MS
Hey Zach, welcome to the forum! I also started with Clousers and that was an experience to say the least. I strongly encourage you to post pictures of your flies so we can give you advice. If you post
Lefty's Deceiver - Best saltwater fly pattern?
Ok.... I'll chime in here.  It seems like every time McFly posts a video he asks for feedback.  People give him feedback and about 50% of the time he gets super defensive about his videos. &
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
You never said that the fly had to be kept in original condition. You can cut the bottom hackle off and fish it in the film, you can trim the wing back to wingcase size, load it up with Xink and a spl
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
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