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OKC "noob"
Oklahoma City
Time for Secret Santa Christmas Swap Planning
A little parcel from Oz has arrived at the Tulsa, Oklahoma distribution centre....  It's pretty close....  Fingers crossed it makes it the rest of the way.
Hey ya'll
I'm from Oklahoma, been tying about 3 years now and I really enjoy it. Looking forward to checking out the posts and learning of few things.  
White River out of Beaver Lake
Lots of talk over the years (and recently) about the White River out of Bull Shoals Lake and the Norfork out of Norfork Lake but have seen little to nothing about the White where it comes out of Beave
About musical taste?
" not want to hijack the Song of the day thread..." No worries on that one Bim, Mike West beat you to it.... and I mean that in the most sincere and flattering way. He really dished out some ol
Time to fix a stupid choice!
Hey Everyone - A little over 4 years ago I moved from Montana to Oklahoma for work.   All in all, we like OKC, but obviously miss the rivers and the mountains.   During the move pr
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
Boy, oh, boy...! An elf wearing a weird blue-ish/grey-ish outfit delivered today a Christmas envelope all the way from the North Pole, which I did not know it also went by the name of Oklahoma. I wil
Stocker trout
Ah, this discussion just in time for trout camp! Camping and fishing to rainbows and browns for 5 days this week in southeast OK. In Oklahoma you have winter time put and take fisheries, where the tro
How many fly fishermen ARE NOT fly tiers?
I know quite a few fly fishers who don't tie. Couldn't think of a percent. For some it's just they're not crafty types, don't have the time (it does take lots of time to figure it out), or others are
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous - A Gathering of Tyers
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous    Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils - FFI                         &
Project Healing waters
I work with the North Texas and Oklahoma PHW, and it can take a while to hear back from the local coordinators due to the amount of work that they do.  What part of the US are you in?   Blan
Had shelter party last night, maybe again tonight
 Last night we had 8 people in my storm shelter waiting for sirens that never went off in our town. Went down there so we didn't have to race out in rain like we did a few months ago. Last night
Butte Ugly Swap-Register here-Open Feb 16
FRN, you cost me some extra work. I don't really mind but have to get going on the Aussie flies for the benefit. You put me down as sending the soon to be famous "Panfish Pooping" fly and I had alrea
PMC Emerger
Here is info on how we tie a fishing fly that seems to be working on the trout feeding near the water's surface at a couple of local ponds. We first tried it on the Blue River in Oklahoma. Seem to be
100% Wool Fingerless Gloves
Although I don't use fingerless gloves since it's my fingers that get cold, you did a good job on them. Got a tutorial on making fingerless gloves with a fold back mitten and thumb. Thanks Poopdec
28th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous-A Gathering of Tyers 11/4-6
The Gulf Coast & Texas Councils of the IFFF, annually co-sponsor the "North Toledo Bend Rendezvous". This is the best "hands on" gathering of fly tyers in the South!Rendezvous is held the first we
Regal Revolution Vise...How many tie on them???
cheech,        I am leaning toward the big game head because I do live in East Texas so I will be tying flies for those big ole large mouth bass as well as pan fish and f
U.S. wide fishing licence
I am not aware of a national fishing license per say but what do I know. I am from Texas and you must have a state fishing license if fishing in Texas waters.  Now if I fish the Red River wh
FYI: iFishNews
Latest edition of [url=,-2016.html]iFishNews - October 24, 2016[/url] looks at getting an early start in the Trout Stocking Season for North Texans willing to make the r
Oklahoma bound steelheader......
Just found your site recently.  I like it.     I have been in Stillwater, OK for 22 years, moving here from Lansing, Mich.  Oklahoma's two year-round trout fisheries are a bit far
Cheap Clousers
Lordy I hate to rain any more on your parade, but you have no idea of the pitfalls around the edges of sales income. In Oklahoma we have sales tax, state, county, and city. State tax was a constant, b
You're invited on a "One Fly" fishing contest
Well people and you too Moonbeam Fishing Bob. My US Post Office tracking App tells me Nick received the winning flies yesterday.    AKA mine to clarify and for Moonbeam Nelson in California,
Arctic Fox Pelt
The one I am looking at is selling for $80, and was bought two years ago from a distributor in Alaska. Down here in Oklahoma, USA we don't have many people trapping much other than bobcat and beaver,
Zebra Midge
Thanks guys. I know for sure i need two things, a good light source and some magnification that sits on my head or something. Right now im working on a limited budget. I seem to have way to many pr
Monthly swap begin or end? Pics of past year
Tracking number says mine are in the "parcel locker" in sunny Cheyenne, Oklahoma (where the wind comes sweeping down the plain!) Sorry they are late.    BB
Photo samples of my first efforts............
Dave,   yeah, I know Bluegill aren't real picky about what they put in their mouths.......if it is moving, they will hit it.   I have watched them hit a piece of a gum wrapper some kid threw
Trout Flies Invitational
Sorry gang but your theories about Native Americans are wrong. I learned about blow guns when I went to a museum in Maggie Valley, NC area. Cherokee home before Trail of Tears forced trip to Oklahoma
Way Off Topic - Man kills stepfather with Atomic Wedgie
[url=]Oklahoma Man Brad Davis Pleads Guilty to Giving Deadly Wedgie[/url]     “(NEWSER) – It is l
May Flies from the Vice
Earlier this month I went to the Smallmouth Rendevzous and Fly Tying Extravaganza hosted by the Northeastern Oklahoma Fly Fishing Club in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  I took my 70 year old Dad
Marching into this month's swap
vicrider,       Got my set in the mail yesterday afternoon!  Should be up your way across the river in a few days.  I hope you and your family are safe with all of t
a fantastic baetis nymph tied simple and easy
I'm LAUGHING SO FRIKEN HARD. I'll pass on the speedo with tan and the Blue oyster bar. That's exactly why I plan on choosing the bar..LOL...This old boy don't do that... LOL...Mike, sometimes you scar
New guy here from Oklahoma
Hey there fly tyers!   I live in Oklahoma City. I love to tie flies, fish, and hunt ducks and deer. I don't fly fish much here at home, but I try to tie enough to fish a week in Mineral Co. CO ev
If you want to tie at a fly tying event, check here.......
We have people from Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas (my home), Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas (of course), Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and others I can't remember at the moment, and th
Three Suggested Flies for Rainbow Trout....
Fished the Blue River (Oklahoma). Was able to limit out using a White Near Deere, Olive Near Deere, and a Tandem Rig Near Deere and Midge. Also, had one take a COAF Guadalupana. Video Clip... Looks li
Largest Aquatic Insect
Imagine that thing landing on your face while fishing. Will scream like a little girl. LOL One night in Oklahoma on the lower Illinois river below lake ten killer, me and the kids were sitting by
Quick Trips
Headed up to Oklahoma on whim to the Lower Mountain Fork River at Beaver Bend State Park for a chance for some Rainbow Trout.   Interesting place with a number of little, wild Rainbow Trout caugh
Wulff Swap
Mail routing can be a funny thing. Our local post does not cancel and sort mail. If I mail something to my neighbor next door after 5:00 it will sit overnite. The next day it will go in the outgoing b
Salmon Flyswap
So a package from Utah and one from Oklahoma arrived according to my girlfriend I don't know whose yet and won't be able to see them till Thursday probably but claim it so I can say received.
Road kill
Here are photos of 3 Fox Squirrel tails I collected on a trip to Oklahoma summer before last. The tail on the far left was from a Fox Squirrel in my neighborhood in Crystal River.   The middle ta
Are okies allowed here?
What part of Oklahoma?
Cleaner swap
Travis, after the Canadian Mounted Police inspect each fly at the border deciding which ones to pilfer, they are turned over the Canadian Mounted Postal Carriers Union, where they are ridden at top sp
Hunters Harvest Swap
I upland hunt with an O/U Citori.  I have beat it all to hell in the grouse woods.  Unfortunately, with mono cropping and fescue and farms no longer being left fallow quail are few and far b
Fracking in Pennsylvania
Mikechell, this link is to an article I read about what you say is impossible. A lot of geologists are disagreeing with you. I've posted a couple of excerpts from the article. It does appear the deep
RBF: Looking for blank...?
I have a friend who is an Oklahoma fan. He wants a nine foot 5 weight four piece rod for his son for Christmas. Wants it to be inexpensive so immediately I am thinking IM6. I know how much he WILL
Where have you fished and Where is on your bucket list?
Missouri (home) Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Texas Florida Alabama Mexico   Bucket list would be Alaska and Canada.
Giant Walkingstick
Was on vacation in Oklahoma and took a picture of a Giant Walkingstick (Megaphasma Denticrus) The coloring was so unique that I had to tie one.  not sure if it was in mating colors but I have nev
Redfish Swap
Kudu- cash for return postage will be fine, and yes i have been playing disc golf (frisbee golf) since college- 2001. We had a nice course across from the intramural fields at Stephen F Austin State U
Texan Returning to Forum
After some life changes (retirement from senior administrative position at a regional university, adoption of two grandkids my wife and I have raised, several surgeries, etc.) I've decided to rest
Charles LeRoy Fontana......RIP
He was a fly fisherman, but not one that most of us knew anyway, but if you ever fished the Catskill Mountains of New York or anywhere in the lower part of the state you owe this man a quiet moment. H
Professional Tying
I am going to be off work for quite a while due to an illness. I have been having grandmal seizures and they can't figure out why yet. Anyway Oklahoma law states I cannot drive until I am seizure
Hopper Hooks
Biuegill 576... I have caught 'millions' of grasshoppers in my day, both to mount on a hook, and just to make them "spit tobacco", or to toss onto the water to watch the 'gills&
Bird pics
I hear they've been seeing them as far south as Oklahoma and Missouri... bet the local birdwatchers are having a field day with that. I miss my time cruising the wildlife sanctuaries in NM but he
Hellgramite Swap
[quote name='famill00' timestamp='1326684478' post='489958'] Sherri, At any time you need help feel free to post a pic of what you have. We can all chip in and provide help.
Favorite trout nymph swap
[quote name='BBBruce77' timestamp='1325106344' post='487450'] SherriB you mentioned extra flies for a casting for recovery group. Does your group have an event coming up soon o
Upper and Lower Mountain Fork
Going back home for Christmas this year and have decided to do some trout fishing at mountain fork in Oklahoma. Wanted to know if anyone here is familiar with this area? I have fished this place a few
Pictures from the Southern Council Conclave, Federation of Fly Tyer
Al Bourisaw Ozark Fly Fishers [IMG][/IMG] Mile George. Mike has won his division of the [url=""]MUSTAD S
100 days outside WARM water LMB on spiders
After a short reprieve we are back with consistant 100° plus days here in north Texas. But at last, I am now starting to pull 1# down to 1/2# (some smaller) large mouth bass out of the local ri
New here
QUOTE (eastern fly @ Jan 19 2011, 07:18 AM) If you seek info you found the right place. KevinA fellow Mountaineer. Lived in WV and still have family there. In Oklahoma now.
One Fly Contest
QUOTE (JohnP @ Dec 2 2010, 02:15 PM) I think I would pick a tan elk hair caddis. I have caught fish on these on the surface, below the surface and while stripping it in to cast again.Where do
What Bobbin You Use - Ever use this type??
QUOTE (JohnP @ Oct 29 2010, 11:22 AM) I use an older Matarelli and a Griffin ceramic. I like them both, but the Matarelli is the gold standard for me.Go Ducks!You owe me big time!I we
Hellgrammite Questions
Once you are familiar with the hellgrammite, you will probably agree that they are appropriately named as "the-bug-from-hell". However, Smallmouth Bass love these ferocious appearing bugs an
Source for crow?
I knew that I shouldn't have commented...However, notice that I differentiated between American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and Fish Crows (C. ossifragus)...I'm an entomologist, not an ornith
Mini Gill Busters
Thank you John. I am self taught mostly, but came from a rich heritage of fly tiers that tied simple , yet "get the fish to the net" style of western (Texas / Oklahoma) warmwater flies (mos
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