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Pink Salmon

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
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...
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. 
Pearsall's gossamer vs Orvis Nano silk thread
I don't know Orvis' silk but I have been using Pearsall's Gossamer for 30 years. It is my first choice for wet flies and flymphs. (There is a reason it has been around so long.)  Pearsall also se
Bugger swap #2
I hope it plays nice for you!When I got the color scheme and design in my head I didn't think it would turn out as nice as it did.I think it would work well on salmon or larger trout species as well
Musky Fly Swap 2018
Just playing there MFG. I was a Minnesotan for 40 years ya' betcha. Took me a year down here to say casserole instead of hot dish. Those flies are a couple I've played with and my plan is to have a wh
Trolling Flies
Mikechell, they have been trolling flies in new England for trout and salmon for over 200 years, its fly fishing even in the books.
Substitute for jungle cock eyes
Honestly there is no substitute. I wouldn't spend the money either , for years trying this and that and the fakes too. Never satisfied I tied my flies without cock eyes. Then for my birthday my wife d
Bunny Leech Light
Yours looks a bit nicer than my version I've been tying for 20 years, I think I will switch mine up to your way. Those streamers in small sizes are good in some Maine rivers where young salmon hold, f
Patagonia Report
All,   I've been dying to share this with folks since I returned on Monday.  My family and I were lucky enough to spend 14 days in southern Patagonia and Buenos Aries.  I'll do my best
Tiger ghost wrap
I am looking for a US source for a wrap material used to tie the Tiger Ghost salmon fly. I found it at a Canadian company, but they said it wasnt available in my region. Any suggestions would be appr
Easy Intruder pattern
Here is a pretty simple intruder pattern that doesn't take 45mins of brushing loops or any real complicated steps Easy to swap colors and size for various species    Single station, but stil
Question about hens and rosters.
That big fl. green and white bug in the photo is actually a variant of one of my signature patterns with Umpqua Feather Merchants - it's the Tarpon Snake - and anglers world-wide have been catching fi
Krystal Flash $1
Anyone with access to Dollar Zone stores in their area need to check this out.   They are selling   'Iridescent Easter Grass '   in Pink, Green, Gold .....which is nothing but Krystal F
Royal Coachman
Coincidentally, I started a project this winter to tie different variations of the Royal Coachman. The main purpose was to improve and learn new tying skills. So far I have done a soft hackle, wet, tr
powder coat vs nail polish....
Flytire   1/32 I heat them with my heat gun about 2-3 seconds on each side before dipping them .. its important to clean eyes out while they are warm wire or a paper clip works well  th
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
I used to live on a ranch (winter care taker) and the property boundary backed up to Yosemite national Park I use to win bets at the bar that I could catch trout out of my bedroom window. Had a jar
A Curmudgeon Moment
color me curmudgeon, moderately In truth many of the new materials and right now patterns are great to look at and often very realistic. Some bugs I see posted on the 'net look alive, make you reach f
mop fly material swap
frn  how about that pink one in the bottom photo.
January Flies from the Vise
X2 bimini on the pink one.
Jig Swap
I was thinking of doing a bright pink bout spot on mine do you guys think it would be a good addition? I should have them ready to mail early next week.
Fishing Logs
Used to when I was salmon fishing very basic information. date, river, pools fished, water temp, clear-cloudy-rain, fly used and size, grilse-salmon caught/raised. Started with good intensions then wo
New guy from the PNW
Hello all! Don't know why I've never gotten around to joining this forum but finally decided to fix that! I life up in Washington State on the waters of Puget Sound where I fly fish the saltwater yea
Salmon Flies that Look Real and are Unsinkable
Tying the Salmon Fly of Your DreamsIm going to show you how to tie a Salmon Fly that will out perform all others simply because it presents right profile and size. Stop here if you are not into differ
About musical taste?
I've had two problems all my life, with music.  I can't, usually, understand the lyrics ... and I don't like "fuzzy music".  "Fuzzy music" is my term for all those bands who play loud and fa
Mating and Emerging Flies
The flies listed below are mating and emerging flies made with air trapped inside.  To view more pictures and see the recipe just follow the link provided.   [attachment=65564:Rated-X Damsel
Crystal Bugger
My stepson swears by these as on of his staple flies for salmon fishing in Maine. He doesn't use the wire though, so palmers the feather forward from the rear. He's been fishing those for going on 2
Tying a Killer PT Nymph
I tied up a few last night, I'll take pics and post 'em after work. Curved hook. Both with and with out a bead, tailed and tailless.  No pink ribbing, I used red wire. I think they look really fi
VersiTip question
It's a 5WT with a 5WT rod. This is just a normal trout line, not salmon or steelhead. Short distance casting the loop to loop is staying in the guides. I was just asking if I can cut the heads down.
Tye v Tie
You Yankees may not understand, but it isn't your fault. Down south we talk about pecans and pecans.  "Peecans" are a cheap nut that sells in lower grocery stores like Walmart for about two dolla
Jock Scott
I once wondered the same thing, Bimini.  I still don't "get it" ... but I do appreciate the time invested in tying each one.   One of the most inclusive write ups I've seen on the Classic Sa
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
I also received the package in the Mail yesterday..Now that is MY kind of Gift Wrapping!! Going to be hard to wait for sure, but hopefully will be on the Salmon River on Christmas Day.. Might be a cou
skagit for spring creeks / small trout streams?
Can some one explain (in 20th century American) what is skagit and for that matter spey as pertains to casting? Ran accross these terms some while back and never really  figured them out other th
Salmon flies for display
google can point you in that direction by searching for flies, materials, youtube videos, books etc   flies
Stocker trout
JS Tell us about the steak recipe. No steelhead here but should work for salmon (store) Thanks
December flies from the Vise
Orange Pink Scud Kimo
Chance for choice at Christmas Swap
I literally will take anything. I live in the northwest so I fish for steelhead, bass, panfish, trout in lakes and rivers, searun cuts and salmon is saltwater, and salmon in rivers.   I will take
Intro from Oklahoma City
Hello, all. Found this forum and it looks interesting with lots of activity. I tie regularly and simply would like to share my ties and ideas. I tie everything short of salmon/steelhead flies, with a
Full Sinking Line in Heavier Weights
When I was out ocean fishing for salmon using my 8wt and Rio Versa-tip, I needed to get wayyy down quickly. I made a T17 sinking tip and it solved the problem.   Get yourself some Tungsten line,
HMH TVR tying vise.....
My TRV arrived today and Im like it a lot. The LAW style jaws appear to be made of cast tool steel and hold the hook very firmly. So far Ive tried it with a size 18 Trout hook and a size 5/0 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
bct   that fly wasnt named by me. i just found it on the internet looking for atlantic salmon flies   oh, i did tie the one above
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
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