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Help with colouring uv cure resin
Thanks for all the input guys. Definitely something to work with.   Papa ... I'm not sure by what you mean as "translucent", which means  " ... allowing light, but not detailed images
December flies from the Vise
Ethical Egg CFB had their 13th Anniversary Party today. 20% off of hooks and materials. 80% off of all Outcast items. (Picked up a stripping net for $6)BAM!!! Scored some great orange peacock herl t
Fly Tying Kits - Recommendations?
I'd be interested in getting some suggestions on beginner's fly tying kits.  Yes, I know the arguments for and against kits, but sometimes a kit is the best way to go.  I started with an Orv
Full Sinking Line in Heavier Weights
I've been lake fishing for Stripers out of my boat a lot lately and using Rio In Touch Intermediate full sinking line which is about 1.5-2 ips sinking rate. I'd like to get a faster sinking line so I
Regal Revolution question
Got a Regal Revolution years ago with a bobbin hanger attached to an Orvis edition which had a wood base. Usually just hang finished flys on it instead of thread..
Thread recommendation
Hook & Hackle sells a 12/0 Euro Thread that is similar to Veevus.  I have also gotten some 12/0 from Orvis.   That said, I use Veevus 12/0 for my small flies.  I get it from Golden
Best investment practice in hackle
As always, you all are a cornucopia of information.  I haven't thrown out the old Metz capes, but the quality of hackle I see online in videos makes them look unsatisfactory.  I do realize t
A Good Day on the Uncompahgre River
I had the chance to angle the Uncompahgre River at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk (Ridgway State Park) a couple of days ago.  It was beauteous fly fishing weather with an air temperature around 60F, with mostly
Fast Action Rod?
The Echo Base is the performance/price winner in the 2016 test.
November Flies from the Vise
Stonefly tails works great as antenna if u want it. Man made and durable from Orvis. Great fly btw.
10wt Advice
I like the TFO Pro II Series 4pc 10wt rod - available for $169 matched with the Orvis Battenkill Disc Spey reel (8/9/10) weight size at $199.
Firehole Outdoors Is Having a Firesale
You made the point of the eye being larger but you first talked about 24 hooks and Firehole doesn't have anything smaller than 20. You mention comparing apples to oranges but isn't that what you're do
The state size 28 to 2/0, have a friend that has done 30's    Mine has securely held 6/0 Orvis 13KE Pike Hooks.
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
Does anyone know of a spray or powder to make neoprene waders easier to put on and take off?  WD-40?    Kidding, of course.  Or has someone already tried this?????   My old Or
Orvis Helios 3 Review
The H3 was released under the headline the most accurate rod to date. Since dampening tip vibration for straight tracking has been an ongoing progression in rods, and accuracy is ultimately in the han
Stripping Baskets
I did not want to pay for a "real" basket for 8 years, but I finally caved due to the hassle of constantly fixing my old homemade basket and the occasional tangles becoming more bothersome than I thou
What flies to start with?
Initially, I thought that's a big area, but throw traffic into the mix, maybe as far north as Princeton, east to the shore, south to near Millville.  Lots of lakes and streams to fish.  By "
Looking for TMC206BL hooks in sizes #22 and #24
Tiemco 2487 #22, #24 (Amazon & J. Stockhard) Down eye, 2X short shank, 1X fine wire, 2X wide gape, bronze; Uses: caddis pupae, midge emerger, shrimp. Tiemco 2488 #22, #24 (Amazon & J. Stockhar
medium vs fast action
I purchased a medium action fly as my first fly rod a couple of years ago when I started fly fishing, I didn't realize it was medium action till recently.  A Greys Gs2 9' 5wt.  Its got a lot
Tools of the trade !
Hey there! I have only been tying for a year, so I still consider myself a beginner! I started with a kit from Orvis that supplies tools and materials.
Toe to Toe
I would guess that she is using Orvis equipment................
And so it begins
Just tie a fly. I did the same thing as you 2 weeks ago. I got bored of a hook and thread,in one day. So I picked a really easy fly pattern and just went for it. Tied it 10 times first 5 looked terrib
And you thought the LAW vise was expensive.
Thats a lot of money for an HMH Vice, my first vice was an HMH sold by Orvis here in the UK.
Hello from Nova Scotia, Canada
Hey guys and gals, I'm a 31 yo just starting to get into fly tying and fly fishing. I've been fishing with spinning gear since my child hood, less now that I have 2 kids under 2. I've always wanted to
Hardy Palakoma 7'2" 5wt Bamboo Rod
Back on the market.   To reinvigorate interest, I'll offer a package deal.  The Palakona rod as described above plus a quality vintage reel I have that balances it nearly perfectly.   T
casting problem
When I shoot line quite often the line between the first guide and the reel wants to loop over the rod butt and reel. I was living with it till I damaged a good line by trying to strip line off when t
Fishable and Fanciful
Here are some things I've come up with this year.   [attachment=63922:2017-01-Finished.png] [attachment=63923:2017-01-Finished2.png] [attachment=63924:2017-01-Finished3.png] Three cupped Wapsi Po
Ordering Tying Materials
I usually buy my stuff at the "local" shop.  It's a 40 minute drive for me since there are no shops within the city limits.  I've been doing business with them for almost 30 years.  The
Going to spend 500.00 on a pole. Orvis or llbean brand. Opinions pls
8'6" - 4 wt. Orvis Helios II. I had a shorter 4 wt. and had broken it a few years ago. They discontinued that particular model ao I asked if I could get teh 8'6" 4 wt instead. They didn't blink an eye
Grizzly tailing source
The value of the roll cast
Dave,   I rarely sleep through the night. A grumbling fridge or restless dogs having rabbit chasing dreams are enough to wake me and its hard to get back under.  A wild party might be an int
Started shopping at new shop
The internet has opened up some competitive markets, I understand the shipping , the uncontrolled delays , true there isn't a one shop for all needs , it is probably very difficult to stay competitive
howdy all
I use WF5 from orvis store. They give free with purchase either high vis or low vis backing at 100 yds but online I don't think you get the backing. And yes mats is materials. Good luck my friend.
Do you see it, too?
I think if you could take one of those Orvis in house fly trainer rods and line and hook it to a taser so every time you got careless and threw a wind knot into the leader or allowed a tailing loop yo
Finished tying tool collection
What do you use hair thinning sissors for? You have an orvis general purpose but doesn't appear to be a premium. I have 2 1 is a premium. Got it in the 3 set. Best buy on them but use the utility mor
thoughts on floatant
Thanks for the replies, I kinda figured there would be different products in use. I've found something that I like and am somewhat satisfied with, however I've seen how good products like frog's fanny
July Flies from the Vise
Haven't had a chance yet but flying ants and gonna do a few troutgetter tellico versions. 75.00 at Orvis store on hooks and materials. Cheap visit this time lol.
Real Mystery, Mystery Reel
according to the orvis spec sheet below the "IV" is for a 7-9 weight     specs and capacity   orvis fly reel manual
Hook storage
I use either an Orvis Hook tower or a C&F hook pallet, which are basically the same as the Orvis hook pallets for my hooks, currently on sale in the UK @£69.00
Let's see your fly tying travel kits!
I am seriously "in to" this sort of thing.  I like to recreate things from yesteryear...and, equip them with materials from yesteryear also. Chawick's 477 yarn (the real thing), Pearsall's Orange
How long to get "proficient" at tying?
Jake, I started as a teenager 40 years ago with an Orvis pattern book.  The frustration for me was technique and understanding and following the material list. With time it got easier and the fli
Hungarian Partridge skin
I would think that shops in the UK would be accessible for your suppliers in Australia.  The Huns are not protected species.   Most US suppliers carry them.  I know ORVIS stocks them he
First time out with the new spey rods
  You can use either when it's calm, but use the wrong one when the wind is blowing and you'll very likely hook yourself, and it will really hurt. Using barbless when you're learning spey castin
Firehole Sticks
I haven't.  They're barbless, hence, useless to me. That is why I was looking at them, I've been using the orvis tactical hooks lately and jig hooks but at $9 for 25 this seems like a better
Cleated bootfoot wader suggestions?
stocking foot   cabelas has breathables in your price range   orvis has breathables in you price range   patagonia has breathables @ $250   breathable bootfoot waders   https:
Giant Carp on 5wt!
Yeah send me the link. The Orvis ones are about $28 and the other pair I found on ebay were only $12 but they were from China so would take a month to get here. Shoot me the link for the ones you got
I noticed Fly Tyer's website featured Cicadas and I recall years ago tying some years ago. I sent them, and a few others, to a company in Africa that sold to Orvis and others to see if they would
Sand Flexo Crab
The material is available from  They also have a video available.  I don't have a SBS, but when I bought the material, I bought it in too large a size and its a pain to shape on
Anyone suggest a pattern.
Wick! Can't say as I like the place, but I suspect job related? Take it easy on the Brays! My main reel for light lines is an Orvis Battenkill, (Bar Stock) one of the last BFR ones. However that still
Those throwing articulated streamers for trout
I'm planning to go with 10lb maxima too. Its due to be windy and may step up to some orvis super strong in 16lb which is stiffer.
Initial thoughts AA C clamp vise
There are several different "AA C Clamp Vises". Without a specific dealer and a photo the information is not very helpful.   Terra AA Vise:     Hareline AA Vise:     Super C
Quills and Biots Swap
Silly question.   When you tie bodies with the quill?  Is it just that?  Using the stripped feather as the body? I do apologise for my ignorance. Yes, usually hackle quills, but als
Jungle Cock Capes
Given the price of quality materials today you did well.  You purchased from a reputable seller and have jungle cock for jasids to large streamers and salmon flies. You can mend and/or color
A quick thank you...
I just got an e-mail alert from Orvis...Seems they are having a "Fly Sale" I opened it and the first fly I see is an Elk Hair Cadis (On sale for $2.35) then a BWO (On sale for $2.15).   Now
Hook Sizes XXX
I tend to use standard hook sizes, if there is such a thing. I don't have many hooks with X values for other than streamers. The longest are some 10X long that I want to try some Carrie Stevens stream
From Orvis' site: "Not to be confused with other baitfish-like shads, the American is the largest member of the
Hey y'all- I have a question about bobbins! I have a standard bobbin I'm currently using that came with an Orvis fly tying tool set. (Usually retails for about $10 or so.) Recently I have tried to use
These are what I use   In the past I have purchased some of those out of a bowl at the fly shop that didn't work worth a darn.   Recently I
April Flies from the Vise
Elk Hair Caddis on an Orvis 1638 Sz 10 2xl:    
Spey rod for trout, anyone here do it?
Do not own a proper two-hander, but have been playing with switch rods off and on for a few years.  I use an 8wt. reel on my 5 and 6 weights (Orvis Mid Arbor).  Finding a cheap line is tough
Wanted to introduce myself, my name is John and I live in the Pocono Mountains, in Pennsylvania. I have been a member for over a year, but never posted before.  When joining the site I
Double taper
Join Orvis and get them, probably along with a ton of unwanted spam mail.
1st Adams
Your first Adams inspired me to sit down at the vise and tie one up.  I haven't fished this pattern for years but they are a great dry fly.  Even though I favor a #16 or #18 I went with this
  Material list : Orvis saltwater hook size 2 - 1/0 dumbbell or bead chain depend on the size on the hook lead wire 100lbs mono sililegs Centipede leg - Small Ice pearl dubbing Rabbit zonker Mon
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