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Pink Salmon

Methods and Beads for egg sucking leeches
A lot of people drill out the hole with an 9/64-1/8 drill bit  to make them work ..  it works well for beaded salmon  jigs I know this because that was the way I was shown when I lived
Best Tyer Ever?
Davy Mcphail is definitely up there, and so is Hans Wielerman.  I can't tie in hand and don't personally know anyone who can.  I googled it once andn say a person tying a salmon fly in hand
Fifty Fly Project
As I mentioned during posts in the May/June Flies from the Vise I worked my way through Ian Whitelaws book, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies.  My daughter gave me the book last Christmas
FlySpoke's Super Bug (Carnage variation)
Foam version of an Atlantic salmon pattern. Tied here as a salmonfly; don't have a scud hook big enough to handle a bug this size so I subbed with the TFS iron (shorter shank than the Dai Riki 280)
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss v DMC Wool Yarn
I like em. You tying the floss in with tying thread or just use the floss in the spool as if it were a tying thread body? I'm tying in with 8/0. I think the bodies would be too bulky on the smaller s
Whiting hackles
i ordered some whiting hen capes in blue, red, yellow for salmon flie   i have ordered whiting rooster capes in the past in silver badger, golden badger, speckled badger, cream   all are exc
New site: http://flypattern.org
Looks very good Havard. Would liked to have seen the Alexandra in the same format as the other fly pictures. A great way of preserving the history. How have you gotten on with fishing the classics?
June Flies From the Vise
  Substituted dubbing with shell pink ice dub I cant source ram testicle hair
Panfish Delight
I recently came up with a small jigging type of minnow pattern for someone who wanted a few tied up.  After tying it, I realized it would be perfect for jigging for panfish.  So I made it br
10th Annual Casting for Recovery Project
Each box is a unique box from that member.  I put your user name on the box with a label that says. " Tied for Casting for Recovery by ________".  I tie 14 sparkle pink woolly buggers for ea
Carrying two rods
  Regardless of the weight of rod 1# tippets is what make smaller fish fun.    I can't be comfortable fly fishing with any kind of pack on, so that, like a hand carried rod, would
River Road Creations wing cutters?
I  have tried the Reel Wings Sedge Small, but I really have a hard time with fat fingers getting the wing positioned, cutting the V in the tab only made things worse.  So I thought would l
small salmon fly hooks
I'm looking to tie some smaller size hair wing salmon flies, {for fishing}, blue charm, thunder and lightning, etc. The obvious places stock sizes down to 8. I would like to tie some size 10 and 12. D
Swimps
Couple of brown and white shrimps outa kids hair from DollarTree. No antenna but lil glass rattle in'em. Oops purple. Actually purple/pink blend.
Enjoying the sun
No salmon today, needing a good spate but plenty of bites for keeping kids interest. [attachment=67730:IMG_20180512_105646_kindlephoto-377631533.jpg] [attachment=67731:IMG_20180512_105212_kindlephoto-
Extra large Wulff patterns
Big...how about #6-#2 Wulff's:   http://www.flytyer.com/better-dry-flies-for-atlantic-salmon-steelhead/     PT/TB
Looking for panfish ideas
My "Panfish Attractor"   [sharedmedia=core:attachments:63105]     [sharedmedia=core:attachments:63918]   size 8 straight shank hook Bead chain eyes Pink or light tan thread Tail:&#
Cohen's Bird Variation
Nice ties Bruce! There is another tirer on here and I won’t call him out but we spoke on the phone he’s only been trying seven years. I’ve been tying for 50+ years and have been sp
May Flies From The Vise
Mickey Finns have done great work for me on perch, the basses, trout to include steel head ,and GL salmon.    For a simple fly, it is a challenge to get it right..     The big
does any one know?
any clue why registering for the classic streamer and wet fly  and classic and artistic Salmon areas failed?  trying to log in simply 'locks' my account.   R.
was a good weekend for scrounging materials
99c store - a pink anemone for fish tanks, very wavy, I'll make a bunch of squirmy wormies.  I love the 99c store.   [attachment=67839:WIN_20180521_17_56_48_Pro.jpg]
Hair wing fly swap
Sorry I posted too quickly - hairwings I like, salmon flies not so much.  I apologize for messing up the thread.
Non-fly rod caught fish
Sounds like fun. But I've always wondered what is the big deal with shad?  Is it just in the fun of catching them?  You can't eat them can you?    Long time ago there was a sha
Wheatley fly box.
I have been wanting a Wheatley clip box for my salmon flies, but dont understand their sizing. On the site they say that size five box (the largest) holds large salmon flies. My question is, what do
Back on the river today
I've never seen a sucker with such a big broad defined stripe like that and I happen to enjoy the great sucker runs every spring. We don't have steelhead, salmon and the like so I eagerly anticipate t
Hi from NY
Hi All, My name is Glenn and I live in Manhattan. I've fished over 40 years but just got started fly fishing and tying for trout. I did  do the Salmon River chuck and duck a few seasons years ago
Dubby Bunny Baby Bow
This fly works awesomely for bass.  I have tied it in many color combos already.  One perch coloration, a baby brown trout coloration, and now a baby rainbow coloration.    I have
Two classic salmon flies
You say youre looking for Cock of the Rock? Here is some on e-bay, seems like a good deal, but the feathers seem more red than the usual orange. https://m.ebay.com/itm/10-Andian-Cock-of-Rock-feathers
Animal hair that sinks?
Royce Dam,The Buz Buszek Award is the highest fly tying award the FFF gives out. Royce Dam won it in 1994 and he is the foremost fly tier that uses wool for flies.    Get his book, The Pract
Hello from Canada
Welcome Tim.  You have some Atlantic Salmon in your territory...ever think about swinging some flies for them?  Give it a try, once you do you'll be hooked!  
Frenchie - On normal hook
The Frenchie is commonly tied on a jig hook, and usually fished by euro nymphing style.  However the same fly can be tied on a traditional nymph hook and is also quite effective fished under an i
First fish of 2018 finally
They were jumping all over the crystal meth chartreuse sucker spawn flies. Funny thing is I tried the same pattern in both orange and pink and not a single take. Switched back to chartreuse and the su
On tube flies?
I use mostly the HMH system with connector link at the back that kind of holds your hook orientation fairly well. So hook point down I've had no issue with my Gray Ghosts tracking upright. At least no
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
This has been an interesting read all the way through. Sometimes got a little shaky as to keeping everything friendly and related to the original post but pretty held together. To me guides are an int
I just don't get it.
Somehow this all just reminded me that my Xterra needs an oil change, over due actually..   So Staci is her name ? A bit of advice, don't try to figure Staci's position on this out, it's hopeless
3 am phone call- duck
I have never known anyone to tie flies and not fish...that is very interesting.  At the same time, I have to imagine you are very good at tying flies to do so without desire to fish.  
Borden Special Dabbler SBS
Turning up the gain on a standard. hook - Mustad 3906 #6 thread - Danville 6/0 flame orange tag - tinsel silver tail - golden pheasant tippets dyed hot orange/fuchsia hackle rib - oval tinsel silver
Picture of Bras d'or Creeper
I don't have a picture but check out novascotiafishing dot com for a start.  Go ogle Rick MacDonald for that pattern and Gordie McKinnon for a similar shrimp pattern.  I like a shr
Chile Trip Report
We could have kept it, but we were strictly catch and release. The reason salmon are in Chile, is because of all the fish farms. Naturally, some escaped and over time the population has flourished. Na
April Flies From The Vise
Pink Scud Kimo
Squamish in Spring
I tied some soft hackles for a trout retreat swap similar to the ones you're collecting for. I tied it with pink silk body, silver wire butt and rib, bushy pink Ostrich herl collar, white hen hackle,
Using hooks from the mid-90s
I have a hook sharpening stone in my vest, it produces a very fine sharp point . I bought that back in the day when you sort of needed one, it still works today.   That said I do remember some of
Purple and Pink stimulator type of nymphs
Very Nice.  I tied up some pink and some purple nymph size mop flies for the CFR retreat where members of my salt water club act as lake guides for the ladies participating in the fishing portion
House of Hardy Documentary
I have always enjoyed reading about the history of fly fishing.   I ran across this documentary on the House of Hardy.   It's great for history buffs.   They showed an auction where a v
Southern Pink Moth Pattern
seriously doubt that species is a regular food item for fish... a pink attractor pattern? sure, pink can be a great color for many fish.     The rosy maple moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) is a fa
Steelhead
Heading for Altmar 3/23 should be a fun weekend. Had 39 at my house on Fri and looking at 12 this week. Hope it all stays East of the Salmon river
March Flies From The Vise
Did not have it all in purple, so I hope they like purple/pink too... Or is it fuchsia...? [attachment=67247:BC5FD900-6DD8-4039-9AA8-EC3ED9CDF29E.jpeg]
Eleven Mile Canyon - Snow!
that place is on my bucket list. some day I am going to try and get there, that scenery alone is awesome! if I had the $, I would be on my way now. great video as always! I hear ya.  Its a gr
Mono rigging
My personal ranking of fishing I like in the order I like to do it: 1. Selective trout on emergers or dries 2. Selective trout on pupae or rising nymphs 3. Getting a (preferably large) trout to rise
10ft 4wt Xi Series rod
I have 2 rods, a 7' 11'' sage 3 LL 4 weightand a9 weight, I forget the length at the moment.now maybe you guys will understand why I asked the question better. I Can back cast in areas witho
Favorite hair for Elk Hair Caddis?
Two CDC feathers pulled ahead for right length and the stems become the antenna, olive dub body. He recommended using in the flat water under the bushes along the bank. Not quite as heavey as the m
Northern New England in mid-August--worth it?
When my youngest daughter was in grad school at UMaine I always wanted to try for a trophy brook trout on the Rapid River. I never made it over there but heard many locals rave about the brook trout a
9th Annual Opening Day Swap
Opening Day of trout season, in many parts of the West, is the last Saturday in April. This year it is April 28th.  Tie 12 of any trout fly, any stage, any size, any style.  Usual rules appl
Chile Bound... advice needed!
I would think the same flies that are used in Alaska for the Pacific Salmon would work for the same species in Chile.  These are simple Bucktails.  White bellies, and Red or Orange on top.&#
Oh boy here we go!
I've a days Atlantic salmon chasing on 26th so I'm itching to get out. Last year the water levels meant i missed out but I'll be there in a flood this year no matter what.
okay. which one of you guys....
well ill be damned   another walk around the tying room and lo and behold the box of salmon flies i tied magically appeared and the hooks were in a separate box   i had emptied a couple of b
pink
It's not just a Gulf thing or just salt even, salmon in the fresh waters of Maine like a little pink in the fly too. Rainbows here on Cape Cod in the ponds at times like pink marabou. Out west a pink
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
Thanks a lot for all the info guys. My only comment, which was touched upon in a few places, is about using that bare hook area to snell a leader. This would make a lot more sense to me if you used a
What weight dumbbell eyes for Clousers?
As you get into doing Clousers make a point of doing a few of the originals - the way Bob Clouser did them all those years ago.  That way you'll have a better idea of what you need for your appli
Rivers to salt
Hi - I live and fish in New York state.. spring is trout in creeks, summer is smallmouth in rivers and lakes, and in the fall - salmon and steelhead in the tributaries. I mostly flyfish all the above,
Few more tubes
I like aluminium tubes as they don't sink too fast and swim well on a sink tip. The last fly is a Zelda. Basically a stripped down Frances and seems to do well on low water either upstream nymph sty
Useful fly catalogue
Interesting the "Snaelda" technique using the stripped cock stems...Lotta salmon/sea trout stuff...https://www.deneki.com/2016/08/the-franc-n-snaelda-tying-instructions/
February Flies from the Vise
Yep, I use boar bristles for mine. Hackle stems are also popular. The flies seem to trigger a response in Salmon. Some folk think they resemble prawn or shrimp. All I know is once you set a curve in t
Few recent efforts
Nice flies Piker, I am just starting to appreciate bottle/disk flies and the styles (salmon shrimp, monkey, etc.) you tie across the pond. Keep them coming, helps me with tube fly motivation. 
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