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September Flies From the Vise
Flytire. You nailed that fly. In fact you actually do a far better tie than Doak and if you look at their variations you will see they dont have the consistency you do. Well done Kimo you have the be
Ice Jig Shrimp Feedback I think at some point in time in moving water a scud would end up upside down
Vinyl Ribbing???
Just came across vinyl ribbing this morning while placing an order for more tying materials. I tie a lot of warm water flies (mainly for bluegill) and one of my go-to's is a rubber band wax worm tied
The SCUD/Sow Bug swap
O. K.  I'll bite, but I've never tied (or fished) a scud.  I will have to do some research and find a pattern. Walt Ryan
August Flies From the Vise
bummer, I would love to see you do a scud, a nymph or two and a complex twist bigger
from the internet   "A long-time Colorado guide and fly tyer, Mark Engler, is credited with creating the WD-40 back in 1982. Mark is apparently one of those quiet, unassuming sorts whose entire l
Looking For Advice
rubber bands WILL dry out, crack and fall apart.   they can also unwind leaving you with a strand of rubber band attached to the hook   get some nymph skin     or scud back  
Daiichi Jig Hooks
Thanks, guys. I think jig hooks have their place.   I read once that scud hooks with a bead automatically ride with the hook point up like a jig. Don't know if that's true or not.
July Flies From the Vise
Never seen a dying scud before, very cool Kimo.     Googling for it I found a pic of an actual dying scud; yours seems pretty real.  
Dai Riki 135 Shortage
Found a good deal on scud hooks on Ebay; I liked the price, we'll see about the quality. Good thing, too; the little blue lines are calling and I have a bunch of Carnage drakes to tie up. Regards, Sc
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)
"The Indispensables" Swap
Yep, finally picked mine up and it's a bonanza. So much stuff I almost threw some of it away since it overflowed my container to the package. Caught it in time. Now how about a few of you guys going o
Chewy Horned Caddis
Could you cover it with something clear that is more durable like a clear scud back or tubing? You could probably tie in the Chewie skin and the scud back at the same time and wrap them together. Just
May Flies From The Vise
Nice looking scud, Retro !!!     KIMO !!!  You got some competition for "best Scud". No competition there. That's a bad okole scud! No way I'm competing with the man from the land
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
April Flies From The Vise
Grey Scud Kimo
de-barbing pliers
Relevant to fshng2's comment above -- has barbless hooks (in some models, not all) for around $7 per 100 hooks. I've ordered several different models from them and they
March Flies From The Vise
As it is already March here in Australia I thought I'd get it started with  ....... The Scuttling Scud [attachment=66763:IMG_0588.JPG]
Musky Fly, what is your favorite type of fly to tie
In general? I've never seen a musky or a musky fly, so on that level none. In  general, anything simple; spiders, Clousers, Palmer drys., bucktails, pheasant tail, killer bug, basic scud flies fa
February Flies from the Vise
Hot Spot Scud Just playing with technique, trying to make it simpler but keep the look. Kimo
Our Favorite Things?
I do enjoy using ice dub.  Need to find more patterns that would call for it. Believe it or not I love tying with heavy streamer thread.  Something about seeing it come out of the bobbin.
Synthetic peacock dubbing for bodies....
It would appear that the flies in the photo are from the Orvis site:   The fly that was not pictured was this one:    
January Flies from the Vise
I'm kind of liking this UV resin.  Takes some time, and clean up afterwards, but it make a cool looking fly.   Another attempt at a grass shrimp/scud hybrid.   [attachment=65914:Richmon
Keel streamers
I bet those scud shaped tungsten weights would work great for keeling your own worm hooks rather than buying the preweightef ones which might be too heavy.
Jiggling Nymph
  Material List: Jig Hook Scud back Semperfli Micro Suede Chennile UV dubbing SLF dubbing Goose and turkey biot Pheasant tail fibers lead wire and black bead-chain hard wire, 12lbs Mono line and
December flies from the Vise
On scud I like the eyes. Less on tail and fellers for front and u mail a scud. Pink or red hotspots dont hurt. Dead or breeding
Substitute for sili-skin?
its basically a czech nymph     scud back   clear zip lock baggie strip   nymph skin   flexi body   magic foil
November Flies from the Vise
I got back to Waco about 4:00 pm and found my new electric eraser had arrived, so I decided I would try my first Kimo-inspired scud with ostrich peacock herl. This is one of those first trys that is
Need a source for TMC212 hooks
Ckeck out Allen n304 hooks
Late 2017 Euro style / Nymphs Swap
Psycho Prince   Hook: Allen J100BL, Size 14 Bead: Rip Lips tungsten slotted disco, gold (slot is a little large, but allows .015 lead wraps to be pushed inside) Weight: .015 lead wire, 12-14 turn
Veevus 50 Denier - Amazing thread
I've hemmed and hawwed about trying this thread and am now sorry that I waited so long.  (See Patriot banging his head on his bench.)  This stuff is awesome.   When I first tried it I c
Jo-Ann Fabrics Haul
@SilverCreek   I had to laugh when I saw your post because my wife showed me the exact spool of stretchy stuff that you posted a photo of.  I totally forgot to check that out at J-A's the mo
Looking for TMC206BL hooks in sizes #22 and #24
Perhaps you should change hooks then?  Any number of comparable hooks in those sizes, especially down-eyed light wire scud hooks from Tiemco, Daiichi, Dai-Riki, as well as the endless small time
Hillbilly Bonefish
thanks for that...about the little scud I mean and the hook bending.   I was able to cast to a few (without spooking) yesterday but could not get a bite, most likely due to oversized offerings. t
September flies from the vise
Gonna use a brown Sharpie to color scud back as brown scud back isn't close to brown. This is size 10 for the bass. Very nice Tom. Next one you tie, put brown markers on the back fibers before finish
ice jigs?
I make all kinds of tungsten bead head ice flies. They work great for me. Scud and bloodworm imitations are my favorites.
Adams Superfly SBS
Never gave thought to liquid skin in my fly equipment. Will get me some later today and try it on a shrimp with scud back
What are they?
Usually I can look at a fly and guess pretty well what I'd need to dupe a reasonable facsimile. No idea on yours. What are the body segments and is it coated with UV or wrapped in scud back or somethi
howdy all
Most dubbing last a long time at 3.50 orvis prices plus you get correct coloring if tying for authentic profiles versus tying for fishing. Btw. Peacock scud on #14 curved scud hook 10 turns lead free
I began to use Loon UV Knot Sense in 2000-2001 to tie flies with from Bill Heaton at the Troutfisher in Denver. He had already begun using it a couple of years earlier. Loon started producing UV Knot
July Flies from the Vise
Olive scud Royal Wolff
Your fly for new "trout" waters
#1 Size 16 soft hackle pheasant tail - dress with floatant and fish it dry, or undressed and fish it wet, can fish it upstream dead drift or swing it across and down ( any time there are Caddis or may
First dry flies I have tied in about 10 years
I don't fish them so I haven't been tying them. My brookie trip the other day made me want to get back into them a little bit. I gave all of my dry fly hackle to my uncle this spring as well as hooks
June Flies from the Vise
Cream, those crawfish are outstanding! do you have a recipe?   I have since slightly changed the recipe from us
Heavy wire nymph hooks (carp hooks?)
I'm just curious, what rig are you fishing for carp that you're straightening this many hooks?  I fish a 7wt 90% of the time with 8-10lb fluoro tippet, and I've never had a hook straightening iss
Trout fly tying materials - must haves
The only trout waters I hit are at home in the Smokies.I always have: -Pale yellow thread -size 18-28 dry fly and scud hooks -1/4 neck pale morning -1/4 neck grizzly -1/4 neck Dunn -beaver dubbing in
Scud Back
I own a fly tying factory in South Africa and are looking for scud back in bulk as we use a lot of it.
Hook Sizes XXX
Most of my hooks are from Walmart.  I do have some curved scud hooks. If I took all the hooks I have, together, they'd fill a pill bottle, maybe.
Musky fly and Regal Revolution
I also have a stainless. I am giving it to a college kid just learning to tie. That vise served me well. thousands of flies have come off of it, and to the best of my knowledge thousands from the prev
Bluegill hunter swap
Done and they will be in the mail tomorrow. I've had pretty good luck with this pattern tied on a scud hook but ran low so used a 200R lookalike. Hope it works as well for everyone else as it has for
Green Drake Quigley SBS for Scarface Z
As promised t'other day, a set of step by step instructions for the fly I tied in response to Scarface Z's post "Help reconstruct a lucky fly" This fly...   First I am only working from the phot
Guide's Choice Fly Swap With A Twist
2, Sulfur Dun CDC Puff - This is like the CDC Sulfur Sparkle Dun. There is a YouTube video from S Holston River. The only difference is that the pattern you are being asked to tie has a yellow turkey
March Flies From The Vise
Tied at the Cabela's clinic tonight. Hot spot Scud and CDC Caddis [attachment=61747:Hoffman Estates 16.JPG]
First couple flies
Great cone head, scud and stone. My only critique is the tail of the pheasant tail, don't trim the tail to length, tie in the correct length tail so that the tips of the barbules are intact. Othe
Feb flies from the vise
Pregnant Scud No Pott's Weave, Tungsten bead, Scud Hook. This is faster and easier to tie than my Latex Scud because you don't have to use a Pott's Weave on the legs. Also, you are not adding a piece
Free Hooks!
That is the N304 Shrimp, Caddis, Scud Hook. I have them and they are a pretty nice hook. The straight eye helps keep a nice wide gape when using a bead.
When to use hooks with straight, down or up eyes?
I think that the Dude is looking for style usage. The hook eye up, down or straight.   hook eye down...traditional dry and wet fly hook. Also a general tying hook for most flies and streamers 
Killer Mayfly
take your d-rib, v-rib etc and pre stretch it before you tie it on,   continue to stretch it as you wrap it forward to the eye   the wing case can be tied using natural and synthetic materia
Abel fly tying vise
This is the vice that I tie on still today. Long ago (ca. 1998 - 2001), I worked at a fly fishing shop. We sold Abel reels, and Steve Abel was kind of his own rep. He stopped in the store every few mo
Hooks Index & Cross Reference
FreshH20,    The amount of "stuff" you have to learn in fly fishing and fly tying is daunting made even more confusing by the fact that the names of things are not standardized and
January Flies from the Vise
#12 Scud
UV curable coatings, advise for a newbie?
Kimo,  Is that chart relatively up to date with prices and offerings?  I saw the site, but wasn't sure how valid it still was.  I really appreciate the work you put into that.  
Grass Carp hooks?
I think you meant scud? Thanks, will look into it :) Yes, typo. Scud hooks are perfect for eggs.
Whiting Brahma Soft Hackle with Chickabou experience
Hey guys. I have been looking at the Brahma soft hackle with chickabou pelt. I would use the chickabou for the tail part on one of my favorite patterns, namely the Grey Fred/Grå frede and maybe m
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