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great hooks at a great price - GC5263 - Nymph Streamer, 3XL, 2X Heav
GC5263 - Nymph Streamer, 3XL, 2X Heavy, Perfect bend, Forged, Bronzegreat hooks at a great pricevery sharp, medium weight wire, excellent all-around streamer hooks.[url=
Great Deal - GC2488BL - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight eye, 3X Wide, 2X Sho
GC2488BL - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight eye, 3X Wide, 2X Short curved shank. BarblessGreat DealHaven't had a chance to fish these yet, but you can't beat the quality for this price! Will be curious to se
Damn Good hooks - GC206BL - Dry fly floating nymph barbless, fine wi
GC206BL - Dry fly floating nymph barbless, fine wire, curved shank - 25 hooks per packDamn Good hooksThese are great hooks and a real value. I love tying with these hooks. They're sharp. Very ple
Currently popular hook size , good price ; and fast delivery !!
GC2488BL - Dry Fly Nymph, Straight eye, 3X Wide, 2X Short curved shank. BarblessCurrently popular hook size , good price ; and fast delivery !!Popular hook size for fly tying.. Reasonably priced ; a
Hatches Blog Post - TYING A GAMMARUS NYMPH – Lucian Vasies
Lucian shows how to tie a Gammarus Nymph with the "Pro Sportfisher shell" – a pre cut synthetic type of skin with a very realistic look.[url=
Need Steelhead tips
here is an excerpt from ICJ's page about steelheading....   "....I have not listed any sizes to the flies because in high fast water you may need a size #6, but in low clear water, you may need t
Fly tying with found materials
People forget that the original pheasant tail nymph was tied with a hook, pheasant tail and fine wire from an old radio transformer that Frank Sawyer scavenged from somewhere. No peacock, no hackle, n
Brook Trout Favorites Swap
I'm in with a prince nymph.
Peacock - Now endangered
Well Colin, if we do, we should do it over 2 or 3 years. There is one dominant male, who will not tolerate the others having any tail. Take him first then hopefully two will grow theirs next year. I h
Tying flies with minimal materials
Tie some Pats Rubber legs.  Tail is two rubber leg strands, body is chenille (yarn works just a well,)  Legs are rubber legs.  Weight with lead wire if you have it, or use copper wire (
Rubber Based Cement
So what they say is true, just be careful with toluene, it is easily absorbed through your skin and in large dosage it will eventually end up in your bone marrow, That ain't good
Team USA Medals at the 2015 World Fly Fishing Competition
Congrats to them, and it was done with a dry fly ant and not a  Czech Nymph weighing one ounce fished with an inch of fly out and leader from there dredging bottom. Cool.
10ft 4wt 3pc Nymphing rod
              Just out of the shop this morning is this 10ft 4wt 3pc two tip nymph rod for a customer in the N.E. Classic twist thread (CP'd) with metallic silver tr
New tying vise - Love it!
I recently purchased a Griffin Montana Mongoose tying vise for my fly and jig tying.   First impressions: This thing is awesome! Holds a hook ridiculously well, solid pedestal base, well made c-c
To Skin.. or Trim... THAT is the Question....???
Skin, skin, skin. The hide is tough and easy to skin. It has some great guard hairs that can be used for dry flies. You will get a much better selection of hair and fur if you leave it on the skin.
Catgut, where to buy it?
I wish there was a chart somewhere about densities of material
A recommendation seen on most forums is to pick out 5-10 that you want to learn how to tie.   Buy the materials provided in the recipes of those flies.   These materials are now the building
Substitute for Veniard Glister Dub?
Hi everybody,   I want to tye a very simple nymph: Chis Dor's Brown Glister Nymph.   The recipe says: VENIARD Glister Sparcle Dubbing - which I don't get where I typically buy my tying stuff
An update to a carp/steelhead fly I tied
I added a few changes to this pattern: and want to share them with you guys. I started tying them on jig hooks so that when i fish them under a f
Casting dry fly problem
With dry flies i find that a deliberate stop of the rod above the point of where you want the fly to land and then relax to let it all lay down works. The deliberate stop of the forward cast straighte
Great hooks at a good price - GC3761 - Wet Fly Nymph, 1XL, 2X Heavy,
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ACK!...that's not a fly rod!
Hmmm...3.8oz for a 6'6" rod is not what I'd call especially lightweight. Is that correct or a typo?  My 7' Lamiglass rod weighs about 3.7oz and it's got a full handle and an aluminum seat.  
Some of Mike's and my fish Saturday came to a muddled Kate. (Which reminds me I need to tie some more). [attachment=52691:Mini Muddlers_0006.jpg] Point flies, well it depends on the depth you need to
Muddlers and Marabou Muddlers can be fished many ways to imitated several kinds of a SMB menu. Minnows, some larva, and even leaches and crawdads. Another versatile fly is a blind Squirrel which works
Smoky Mountain Fly Patterns
Hey, I've been living here in Knoxville for about ten years and have fished the smokies all ten of them.   Your best bet during the summer is to try anything with yellow. Yellow foam caddis (call
To begin this is what I do fishing for trout and grayling. I couldn't vote as I use all three options dependant on fishing situation, with no particular preference for any.   On still waters I us
Suggestions on a starter rod/reel/line?
Maybe a trip to Bass Pro. They have a number of entry fly outfits at various price points. You can't go wrong with the workhorse all around 9' 5wt rod. You can nymph, dry fly and throw medium streamer
First try at the 20 incher nymph
Here is my first go at the "20 Incher" stonefly nymph pattern   Size 6 Mustad Long Curved STD/3XL 6/0 Black thread .020 Lead-free wire Peacock hurls / brown stone dubbing Silver oval tinsel Brown
Excess Baggage
Less is best, but today it was to much! Pulled up at the car park of a local fishery in the morning! The noise didn't sound good! Put my rod & reel togeather, hip waders & boots on, wadding ja
One size larger
  Ok, let me see if I understand. Bear with me I use to ride the short bus. I should "experiment" with different line weights every time I purchase a new rod because the manufacturers can't be t
Overall; AMAZING Hooks! - GC206BL - Dry fly floating nymph barbl
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Pheasant Tail Nymph - per Frank Sawyer
All wire - not thread ... right?   I had someone look over my shoulder guiding my through tying a pheasant tail nymph like that once... many moons ago. I've never done it again lol!   Those
Guinea Nymph - Sawyer Style
This little #16 nymph is tied as Sawyer tied his Pheasant Tailed Nymphs, but using the dark gray and white spotted guinea tail feather.   
Irresistible Delaware Adams SBS
I love it! And would shorly float with a larger or heavier nymph on the end of a line tied straight to the hook bend!
Swimming Damsel Nymph
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What feather is this?
I found this feather in a pack of peacock herl and am curious as to what it is called. It's about 1.5'' long, and the fibers are fairly thick, especially at the tips   [attachment=52440:Mystery f
How to fly fish for trout in a lake
Preparing for my trip, just talked with the Corps of Engineers. Lake MooMaw is at approx. normal level (good news!); trout are at 20-25 feet. This will probably hold for the next couple weeks.  
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 would like to join. I will tie a Bead head pheaset tail nymph and a Cricket.
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=
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