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Pink Salmon

Crappie fly fishing
I try to target crappies a few times a year on a local lake for a fish fry.     I've also caught them lots of times in lots of places while just fishing.   They have larg
Why is Jungle Cock so hard to get in US?
May be a supply demand issue, many tiers do not use jungle cock, I have seen it at a few local shops but not in great numbers and sometimes pricey. I have always found it at the shows (tying symposium
Fishing in Miramichi, New Brunswick?
Other than the Miramichi (the most renown salmon river in New-Brunswick), there is also the Restigouche approximately a 1.5 hour drive from there. Known for its big salmon, it would be a great option
illinois fly show
was a nice show. rich, you did a heck of a presentation, your intimate knowledge of shab is VERY impressive!!!!! it was great to meet up with ya.   I need to hit shab one of these days, when I ge
Lake Mead anyone?
You're right it was Havasu, my bad. Still worth a trip for some stripers and other bass though. I was also surprised to see that the Nevada state record Salmon was caught there in such a deserty
November Flies from the Vise
Triple Sec in the Salmon Candy variation.   [attachment=64762:TripleSec_SalmonCandy.jpg]
Crafty Layered Shrimp
This is technically a brown shrimp imitation, but I think it could work (even at this coloration) for other shrimp as well.  You could also tie this in other colors also.  Its flashy, and ha
Show Us Your Tube Flies
  Tube: 1/8" polytube & 3/16" hook holder tubing Body: Silver Braid Wing: Peacock/Crystal Flash/Marabou Gill: Red hackle Eye: 3D shaped to a curve & coated with Solarez thin That rig
10wt Advice
All the game fish you target require smooth, durable, and strong drags; rugged frames; and a vast capacity for backing.   I doubt even the largest Guru qualifies on all counts. I happliy use
Are shrimp eyes a necessity
I like pink. I used to catch a lot of sea trout on pink and white. Not only on shrimp patterns.
Maggie Valley, take two!
Maggie Valley is mostly a tourist trap!  I've not fished that creek, but, if I were going to be in that area in early Nov., I'd slip over the mountain and fish the Tuckaseege near Sylva.  Th
I would not be without my cree hackle. Love it and have a couple of good capes.   cree, green dyed grizzly, orange dyed grizzly, grizzly, black...   No wait, make that cree, light dun, dark
Current events
    For the record, I'm well aware that a lot of people will disagree with me on this, and that's their business. I wish them luck, because like it or not, our society IS, ever-so-slowly,
Eating Pink salmon
Hi folks, this year saw a lot of pink salmon appear in Scottish and Irish rivers. If next year proves similar I am keen to hear views on the eating quality and when to avoid eating one. I've been told
Carrie Stevens style
Noahguide if you plan on fishing these, 2xl or 3xl are better. Although 6xl is true to the original style tying, the longer hook gives the fish a mechanical advantage to spit the hook. To get a long
Source for Lagartun x-fine wire
looks like all tinsels to me. wire is not even specified in the description   Lagartun Tinsels are the finest tinsels that you ca
Looking for an advanced fly tying book
Other than the Fly Pattern Database on this site I do not know of a book referring material list to fly patterns listed by material used. As far as pattern books most are for flies for the targeted ty
Went nuts and ordered an HMH Tube spinner vise
Thanks fshng2 ! It's pretty smooth and I like the tapered pins.   I use the junction tube right now. I also have some Polytube, in the medium and large sizes the hook will go right into the tube.
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
We take a canoe down a river in Maine about 1-1/2 miles or so. We fish either from the canoe or wade, then power back up to the put in with a small gas engine. In/on another river we do the opposite,
Veevus 50 Denier - Amazing thread
My white veevus is lumescent under uv light. It's my only veevus to date, so I don't know if they all do that. I love tying with it, too, by the way. Has a nice, smooth feel to it coming off the bob
Start thinking Christmas Swap
I'm in  Tying some Salmon /Steele head flies Steve-stabgnid
October flesh from the vise
2 black & purple comets for the Salmon River this week.
What can I use for soft-hackle fly silk bodies?
I like the wooly nylon idea. I currently use embroidery silks which are fine for fishing. One thing to remember is a lot of original UK salmon patterns used wool for bodies and silk came later.
Black Bear Red Butt SBS
i thought i'd try doing a step by step   NOTE: this is how i tied this fly. how YOU tie it is completely up to YOU   Black Bear Red Butt   Hook: Salmon type Thread: Black Tip: Silver ov
Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Flies
i use a reference fly as a guide such as a photo from the web, youtube or book and a little by eye   fly recipes come from the web and books also   i have been watching this channel for hair
medium vs fast action
Here's the extent of my rod building. I broke the ceramic while coming out of a river in the dark. Emergency repair with red tying thread and bondic. One of those scars I remember with advantages, bec
Intruders for Trout
That must be because pictures of trout rarely show the average 10-14'  size fish that get caught. Mainly,  lunkers -- 20" and up -- get screen tests. And then, many of those are caught on ba
9' 3wt shx build
Well for the record here is my thought on thinned lacquer as preserver.. It wets the thread and darkens like epoxy till it dries. When it dries the thread returns to it's normal color, in fact it gets
Ordering online
Of the few responses I have read I see some of the same things I have expierenced. Go to a local shop and they don't have what I need. So if I need it right away, it's what can I substitute. Oh crap,
About the evolution of YOUR fly tying.
Nymo thread and Kevlar, too, though I've spooled up both in the last year or two to remember what I haven't been missing.   Bullet-head tool set.  I happily used them way back when I was on
They use a lot of blue jay across the pond. For front hackle, cheeks, etc. I will take a quick look and see if I can name you a few patterns. A quick search found these: Throat: Prince Charming, Conne
tiny fly questions
Small dry flies? Two words,  Davidson River. In North Carolina there is a trout hatchery about Brevard on the Davidson. I routinely fish 26 and 28 sized dry flies. There are many trout over 20 in
Classic Hairwing Salmonfly Swap
Tools of the trade !
thank you guys for the quick response's they pretty much all answered my questions and im supprised you can get started for so cheap I was assuming it would be in the hundreds !  for those that w
Classic wet fly swap interest?
Anyone interested in tying up some classic wet flies? I liked atxdiscgolfer's idea of the classic salmon fly swap but with the material requirements I'm out of that game for a while. So I figured the
Postfly box
I have been a subscriber for about a year.  I enjoy tying the new patterns, plus there are always a few gifts in the box as well.  I recently changed from the trout tying box to the Steelhea
September flies from the vise
restocking salmon boxes, Besure, designed by Robert Chaisson, Nova Scotia, for the Margaree. Robert is a guide and a great person I've copied this and a few of his patterns. [attachment=64146:besure.j
ice jigs?
i dont recall an ice jig forum.  but i have used bead head fliesthru theice. pink squirrels in other colors work.  will try some mop flies on a 1/64, 1/80 jig head this winter. rich
Gauging Interest for a Classic Salmon Fly Swap
atx   please provide your definition of "classic salmon fly"   "classic salmon flies" encompasses many styles   heres a few
Mop Fly Variant
Alevin Salmon Mop   A pattern for Salmon and Trout where Salmon run. For about a month the Alevin (Juvenile fish) remain hidden in their gravel nest. They feed on their yolk sac also known as "l
Source for marabou, especially that bleed less color
Red or black.... will always be a problem.  I love the red/white color combination (everything in the salt will eat it...) but as noted the red will bleed into the white....   An alternative
Adams Superfly SBS
Nice Adams mod. Size 12 is great bass salmon steelhead sizes. I have bass in jersey none of others but tie I will. Definite floater no need for frogs butt
Salmon dry fly hackle
I'm going to stick my head up and say you don't need 'dry fly' hackles for salmon dries. I've tied plenty that will keep a #10 salmon hook afloat using a pro grade whiting cape and cheap Indian necks
Salmon dry fly hackle
I'm going to stick my head up and say you don't need 'dry fly' hackles for salmon dries. I've tied plenty that will keep a #10 salmon hook afloat using a pro grade whiting cape and cheap Indian necks.
Soft Hackle Wet Flies
Some are putting glass beads on soft hackles.... Red Asses, pink, orange, yellow too...
Traditional Baby Brookie Streamer
This small streamer has a bit of a background.  I went fishing up in a high sierra lake, and threw every single fly I had in my box at the fish.  This was the last fly I tried, and all of a
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
blah blah blah.    Turns out even the ecosystem-destroying northern snakehead is having next to no quantifiable impact in the waterways it is inhabiting- tidal reaches of the Potomac, e
Micro streamer colors - which one works for you?
Nice little streamers !   I have the best luck with purple, then black,  and sometimes white. I use rabbit though. I think pink would be good, I actually want to try pink zonkers but its jus
Small Hopper Pattern Wanted
Pink Bob Hopper or "micro chaos" hopper pattern in size 14 works fantastic.  Believe Park's fly shop has a good video online.
Hi all from the UK.
Hi everyone, Rob here from Southampton in the UK, I have been tying on and off since about 1991 but only tend to tie what I need to fish with or replace in my box, mainly Damsels, Royal Wulff, apps bl
Spike fly
Here are the materials for "Spike".   Hook: Mustad 3366 Size 2 Body: Spun and clipped natural deer hair Hackle: one or two natural red or black rooster palmered Legs: 4 or six white rubber  
August flies from the vice
Ran across these at Ozark Angler blog doing soft hackles. They added a glass bead to this one.....never figured out the name of bead Red Ass I recon.... Try a Pink Bead Ass, Yellow, Oran
Feedback on Micro skagit heads / commando please
There is also a video of the same guy using a 7 1/2' fiberglass 4 wt rod with a 175 gr Commando head and a 5' floating tip to shoot dry flies across a decent size river with ease. The most interesti
U.P. Trip Report (photo heavy)
I wish we had your salmon runs and steel heads BTW I am from Auxvasse,, you're a Mexico boy aren't you I am sorry I screwed this post up
Info for fishing Wisconsin
Feel free to PM me if you'd like. I live in River Falls and know the Rush and Kinnickinnic (Kinni to us locals...) quite well. The Pink Squirrel already mentioned is definitely a staple for us ar
Smoked trout fish dip
I love smoked trout/salmon/carp/sturgeon. I'd always just take a piece and dip it into my mouth, never to be seen again. Sadly, I never gave that a shot even though I've eaten fish in almost as many w
Humphreys reel
I have one of the Humphrey reels and it is sure odd with the line coming out a hole in the side. I fished exactly as you're saying utyer but I used the old Shakespeare Silver Bullet, I think it was mo
Hello from BC, Canada.
Welcome aboard!Would love to see your flies!If you need assistance with salmon flies,give me a holler!Those are my specialty!
Wanna do the EuroOrBust swap...
i was in both swaps  had a pink worm in one and a leech pattern with material in the bass swap   rich mc
Best bomber colours
Not quite as the fish I was referring to are sea run salmon, whereas the ste-mary's are landlocks. I have no Idea if that makes a difference as Ive never used bombers for landlocks. Once again, local
July Flies from the Vise
  STRUNG RED & PINK SH – TMC 113 BLH, #12 – #14…     KINGFISHER PEACOCK SHs…#13’s…     PT/TB
Colorado Trip!
What I heard ,last year's salmon run was very good.
Is there really a wrong way to tie a fly?
For starting out, the patterns are a good guide to learn some proportion and to imitate certain food items.  I wouldn't worry about using the exact same body material.  Switching dubbing for
Hi From Lake Eucumbene Australia
Thanks for the welcome.   Access to  Brown , Rainbow  Brook and  Atlantic salmon in the area.   Moved  near family (married kids ) located 180 klms away ,close enough to
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