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Silver Salmon

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!  
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
Krę 2
Continuing the Danish seatrout series. Original had grizzly marabou throat but I preferred the hackle; use what you will. hook - Mustad 9671 #8 thread - Danville 6/0 black rib - small wire silver ta
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
9' 4wt Rainforest IM7
        This one is an IM7 Rainforest II 9' 4wt 2pc. Wood insert with nickle silver hardware, custom burl cork grip with some added brown accent, main wraps are medium brown with a
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
  Silver Doctor #1/0 What hook are you using?
9ft 8wt 4pc
I like the grip ... and again, the silver wraps against the darker color.
10' 3/4wt Nymphing rod
I don't like the gold as well as the silver.   That blue and gold on that blank, however, is a very nice contrast/combo.   I could get used to that !!!
Squamish in Spring
As the title suggests. A friend of mine is heading to Vancouver in the Spring time (September). I'd like to tie him a selection of flies that would be suited to this time of year... I guess bull trout
11' 3/4wt
        Very subtle and clean build on this 11ft 3/4wt rod. brown wraps to match the blank with some silver accents and burl grip give it an over all subdued look.
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
Great find at craft store
I'd like to get the, Kelly, key lime, silver holographic, and dark night colors. There's no way I could use that much of it if 4 of us pooled we'd get over 27 yards of each color for about 10$ after
Biscayne nights - Everglades days, 11-18 March
Black drum can be tough on a lure (and even tougher on the fly...).  That day, though, we'd found a big school of them (all 14 to about 20lbs) packed together like a school of mullet pushing alon
11' 3/4wt
          11' 3/4wt just out of the drying cabinet this morning. This one has a bit of pop to it with the metallic green and metallic silver wraps.
11' 3/4 Euro rod
            Another 11' 3/4wt out of the shop this morning. This one features rust main wraps with silver trim, custom grip and small butt with rosewood seat.
11 2/3wt 3pc
Still liking those silver trim wraps.  I kind of like that grip, too.
Hybrid Imitator
My gosh Silver Creek. That's an H&L Variant Variant...or is an embellished H&L Variant...of is a thoroughly annihilated version of H&L Variant?    DHC, that fly is different enou
Loading a Dr. Slick Glass Bobbin Troubles!
i had no problems with the insert thread and draw method   the hole in the tube is smaller than most bobbin holders   maybe i inserted a little more the a 1/2 inch of thread??   try wax
Any woodturners on here
Sorry StoneFlyTyer, I havent logged in recently and dont receive notifications (forgot to check the box). I bore the wood blank, then mount onto a steel mandrel to turn. That hardware skeleton is from
12' 5/6wt Spey
        12' 5/6wt spey rod for a friend so that he can join in on the two handed fun my fishing buddy & I have become so addicted to over the past year. Custom burl and natural
9' 6wt 3pc
that second pic shows the turquois fade into the silver and blue...that is stunning! it looks great with the burl.
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
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
Solarez Ultra Thin Bone Dry UV Resin
I have heard really good things about a members I've resin his sn here is silver creek.
March Flies From The Vise
Size 10 red tags for salmon in low water. [attachment=66772:IMG_20180301_162133.jpg]
Mono rigging
Silver C..i guess what i,m trying to say is that tournament fishing has too much influence on the way we fish..i,ve seen it happen in bass fishing and it stinks now it,s happening in fly g
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 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
That vicente, is definitely a variably variable. I like the H&L but tie it with the more common calf tail but I generally use Cree hackle since I have such a fantastic cape to work with. Sadly, it
what thinner to use (again, sorry)
Mr. Silver Creek,I knew it LOL, I guessed you had a chemistry background when I read that post the first time!Butyl and Ethyl were the 2 words I needed to see, i picked up the 4oz beauty secrets(sally
What are Partridge Fibers, beard style?
Idk what to call it but it's silver tinsel, red wire, gray squirrel tail and partridge feathers, tied beard style
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.
Flu season nothing to sneeze at...
Mike, I tend to agree with a couple of the rebukes to what you stated. I do however agree about the gene pool. The inner city breeding rate far exceeds that of the college graduates and the only stem
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
7'6" 1wt Shx
It's actually silver, just picks up some reflection of the varnished wood edge it is on ;) I stopped using gold hardware years ago. Seriously!! The silver threads look silver but even when I zoom rig
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
Magnifing Glasses or Lamp
Silver ... usually, I agree with your long winded explanations for fly fishing and medical things. But the above information, while based on truth, is long winded for no reason. We have a harder time
Useful fly catalogue
Interesting the "Snaelda" technique using the stripped cock stems...Lotta salmon/sea trout stuff...
Nymphing Baitfish - Small Fry
Thanks McFly. Good adds the peacock back, red flash throat, and flash belly.... tried some... Gotta get some silver tail/ silver body would be nice too. A black stripe down the sides of
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
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