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Parafoam Dry Flies by Alex Cerveniak

The Ray Bergman Collection - 114) Flight's Fancy

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GCO Announced Small Clear Lid Fly Box with Streamer Foam

Silver Salmon

What Would You Do?
I like them boxes too, never had any fly boxes that were better. I'm partial to the 69 & 91 but have several other models also. Some of the auction merchants think the flies sell the box, and so f
UV torches
Powershooter gave me a $5.00 UV torch he got from E-bay.  It worked for a while and then quit ... I couldn't figure out why.  But, I found them, and bought another one for the same price.&
Jungle cockcapes
I was some jungle cock capes on eBay from Estonia for $35 plus $9.50 for shipping. I want to the some salmon & steelhead flies. A few questions is that a good price? What to look for when buying t
Little double hook spey
Here is on little double hook spey fly from my vice   Body: red silk and black seal fur Rib and tag: silver tinsel Hackle: died phesant black and teal   [attachment=68383:speyflugaroddubbelk
My Take On A Couple of Reels
The big land locked salmon breeder fish are like that when they come in. They are silvery fish fresh in from the cold water lakes and when they get hooked they run down river, they're almost instantly
Nymph Fishing Rods
I built a 10ft 4 wt this spring on an IM6 graphite blank and it's done well on 17 inch rainbows and 2 lb smallies. I was midge and small  Hornberg fishing with it early on this spring, then switc
6 foot fly rod for tight stream fishing
I've been really enjoying the pair of 4 wt rods I built late winter to early spring this year. So far only still water fishing. I think the Anglers Roost 10ft 4wt controls the line nicer than about an
New flies from the vice
Nice flies...they would likely work well on Atlantic Salmon here on the east coast too...
Trouble with rod
The advice here abut twisting the rod sections into place reminds me of a related, but not germane here, warning about stressing rods the wrong way  while fighting hot and large trophy fish. 
Brooks Falls AK
The fishing looks really good to me!   Just have to nug in between the other fishers for some room! Lots of different "LIVE" c
Question about a deer hair top water bass fly ?
Sounds like maybe a bomber salmon fly.
July Flies From the Vise
  Herb Johnson Special   Hook:  Mustad 9575, #2 Thread: Grey Tag: Silver Embossed Tinsel Rib: Silver Embossed Tinsel Body:  Black yarn Belly:  White bucktail Wing:  Yell
dubbing loops?
Silver creek has the link to the furl tail flied I tie.  I have caught over 60 fish on one of those flies. It is made from mohair yarn, so it is durable.   Rick
Methods and Beads for egg sucking leeches
 I just use silver or gold beads and color them with nail polish to the color I want to imitate the egg.
My flies for my first saltwater trip
No worries Flats, I truly appreciate your input which I think is dead on. I've been casting a long time and have a decent double haul. Being an Atlantic salmon fisherman, I've cast bombers over salmon
Body Material for Saltwater Popping Bugs
You can get it from Witchcraft Tape Products. Jann's Netcraft, Barlow's Tackle & Lure Parts Online all used to carry it. Witchcraft markets most of what is sold for tackle making. Also check store
Best Tyer Ever?
colotyer, I also would put in a vote for Rene Harrop.  His videos "Life Cycle of the Mayfly" and "Life Cycle of the Caddis" demonstrate how to imitate mayflies and caddis at different stages of t
Roll casting with a short 3wt.
Silver Thanks for posting that cast. Very graceful.
Fifty Fly Project
Silver Doctor, James Wright, 1880
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)
Video - Tying a Krystal Glass Perdigon
Thanks a lot  Silver! I was wondering  why  it happens  in this way :)  Thanks for  help! cheers, Lucian
7'6" 1wt 2pc
            This one is a 7'6" 1wt 2pc which is a one off blank (prototype) so only one of its kind. Very smooth casting 1wt with a snub nose grip (owner requested). Dark
My First Bamboo Rod
    Nice rod Chug. Couple tips for ya since this is your first boo rod. Before you put it together to fish for the day take the male ferule and wipe some oil from your nose on it. No I
fishing report, Biscayne nights - Everglades days, 16 June
We switched over to fly fishing gear this week and found a few fish on each outing.  Early in the week I had Benjamin Vial aboard to fish for tarpon at night locally in Biscayne Bay.  Ben is
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
So without knowing there was a video, I didnt see it before. I went back and watched it. So I get it, its an exceptional type of hackle. That silver might be as good as a gold or better. Ok I unde
New site:
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?
Any blacksmiths around?
nope no clay he wanted it to have a hammered texture, this steel has to have an anti scale compound on it for thermo cycling and the austentizing soak before quench, when you quench it just comes off
June Flies From the Vise
Number 50, Silver Doctor (var)
best flies for small lake in late summer
If spinning gear is going to be used,I'd get some Panther Martin's I'd take them over just about any lure out there, everything will eat them. Yup! And maybe Williams Weedless Silver Minnow for th
PhotoBucket back????
If the picture is a red/gold blingy popper and a silver blingy popper ... then yes, I can see it.   If it's a picture of a scantily clad, beautiful woman, then no ... it's not coming through prop
Any news on the creature?
If it has dog features and wolf features, the possibilities are pretty limited. Western wolves in the wild will kill a dog or coyote on sight, which pretty much precludes a wild hybrid. What's most li
Croakers revisited
6mm glass rattles for the "croak". The 2 silver hooks are EP and SF blend the rest aremacrame fiber and SF blend. Seems the substitute feels softer but wasn't it said it's the same stuff? Lead wra
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
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
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
Dry fly help
One of our local waters is currently producing a may fly hatch. The fish will only take dry fly imitations of the fly. I made several but they are sinking. I've waxed the thread, used turkey points fo
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-
11' 3wt 4pc
11ft 3wt 4pc Euro nymph rod with acrylic seat/nickle silver hardware, custom burl grip and rust main wraps.
Any gardeners?
Used to have a 30' x 40' garden which was usually tilled over in the fall & again early spring after shoveling in the compost heap, lime & some fertilizer to be rototilled a month prior to pla
Cork poppers
Wine Bottle Popper       Denduke I was about to put eyes on this popper and looked down at the pile of corks on my desk and saw this one. Funny I had just commented on you turning Gnar
Extra large Wulff patterns about #6-#2 Wulff's:     PT/TB
Looking for panfish ideas
Silver Tinsel Chenille Minnow   Hook: 2xl long down or straight eye various sizes   Thread: Red sized to hook; prefer Flymaster or UTC due to more shine   Tail: White or Chartr marabou
Sheep Fly
I hope to get a chance to throw this one at some tarpon and/or cobia this summer, but I'm gonna give it a shot when the bull reds come inshore, which should be any day now. Striped bass would definite
Fishing report, Everglades Flamingo, 2 May
...big, black fly worked slow and deep... preferably across current and allowed to drift  down to where they're holding on an intermediate line -that would be my first tactic...  After that
May Flies From The Vise
  A Silver Doctor on its way out the door and soon in a Norwegian salmon river (season is about to start soon.....)
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.
Hair wing fly swap
I'm in. Probably silver rat.
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
Olive Partridge and Brown Variant SBS
From the Flytyingjournal blog. hook - Mustad 9671 #8 thread - Danville 6/0 olive tag - tinsel silver tail - bronze mallard rib - small wire silver body - dubbing olive body hackle - olive throat - pa
A tip of the hat to members of this Forum. I made good use of tips, information, and fly patterns found here. They added positively to my trip to Florida. I managed to catch Ladyfish, Spotted sea trou
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
Kelly SBS
A Danish seatrout fly of unknown origin. Use your favorite barred waterfowl flank for the tail/collar; I went with redhead, which proved to be just as unruly as mallard. hook - Mustad 9671 #8 thread
Nobler (variation) SBS
Another Icelandic take on the Bugger; added the rabbit up front for a bit more action. Weight as desired; left this one light to throw at frustrated stillwater spawners in the shallows. Title should
Old Glory
It's blue calf tail over white calf tail and red calf tail underneath. Tail is white marabou with silver crystal flash. I prefer calf tail because it's less buoyant than bucktail, and I usually tie th
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
11' 3wt 4pc Euro nymph rod
            Latest out of the shop this morning. 11' 3wt 4pc with wood seat and custom grip. Scarlet red wraps with silver trim and minima guides.
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.
Varmint SBS
An Icelandic seatrout fly; kjöt á krókur. hook - Mustad 9671 #4 underbody - non-tox .030 thread - UTC 140 Fluoro orange tail - marabou hot orange flash - Flashabou silver rear body - t
9' 7wt 3pc
        Simple yet clean looking 7wt with royal blue main wraps & silver trim. Ferrules wrapped in metallic blue.
Animal hair that sinks?
Silver ... doesn't the deer hair hollow cavities provide "air bubbles" beneath the surface, to support the fly and float it?
9' 5wt 4pc
The silver trim looks like chrome, awesome effect ! What blank Steve ?
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!  
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