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Trout Fly Tying

New from Chicagoland
Welcome to the forum, Matt.   BCT is right.Just about every fly can be found in a video somewhere online these day's as well as basic tying technique video's.Sure make's tying new flies easier fo
Line wt
A 2 wt to me screams itty bitty trickles of water nestled inside overgrown banks where there is no room to cast to the ever so tiny fit in the palm of your hand brook trout. So over lining is a necess
critique of picket pin
I don't tie these, but comparing to the pictures online, it looks like you're using a little too much fur.  Using less will reduce the flaring.   That said ... I like the way yours looks. &#
Hatches Blog Post - October Caddis – Kevin Hospodar
A fly tying tutorial of an October Caddis steelhead fly. This fly can be fished with various methods including grease lined, skated with a riffle hitch, or as a wet fly.[url=
hook substituting and hook eye question
thanks for the info guys!!  What got me really researching this is that i follow a lot of the tightlinevideo youtube tying videos and he uses a lot of Dai-Riki hooks.  well i would like to s
Opinions, please...
I think Flytire has nailed the way the fly can be improved. The offset tailing fibers is the most obvious. I also noticed the excessive thread at the back of the body and the large thread ball behind
Buggy nymphs for trout
Hi,  Here are 2 nymphs that I use a lot for trout fishing when the season is starting. I consider them   my best searching flies. One is tied on curved hook with peacock tinsel from Uni Cana
Fly Tying Desk Design
I almost agree with bugsy. The desk pictured does not look like an efficient use of space. I do not have a lot of material lying around but as I envision putting my small collection of stuff in that d
Moisten the fly for underwater effect?
Colors can change when wet or under water ( though they may not match), profiles are another matter again. The weight of water in the air mats hair and fibers down. Under water, they suspend and undul
If you could only have Three Bass Flies....?
  Mike, what is that subsurface go to pattern called Just something I've been tying for 20+ years. Basically a fancy Marabou Muddler Minnow.. I  use to use Gold or Silver Tinsel Chineel fo
Unwaxed thread keeps moving along hook while tying base
Yep, got to be tight, And If the tag is slipping you could try folding the tag back over and trapping it before trimming, like you would do tying an articulated fly.
Restoring old fly line
It's not cracked..I have a couple spools that are, but I've sorted out the best looking line out of bunch. The color looks a little faded, but the line feels like it is still pliable, not stiff like a
Last salmon of the season
Nice, nothing is quite like salmon on the fly gear !   I never made it  to go salmon fishing this year, hopefully next year though. Right now there should be striped bass out here in our can
How do post images?
if you are using photobucket you may already have your settings set to resize as you upload the photo. i dont know     well if you dont resize you photo will not fit   the one below is
Rainshadow 2wt 6'6" 4pc
          I have another 2wt Rainshadow for sale now. This one is really extremely nice. It's listed at $149 elsewhere right now but I'd do $115 shipped in the lower 48 fo
Starters Package
I'm trying to start up an all veteran tying group from my local Project Healing Waters group and would like to know what you all would put in  a starters tying kit.  I know the basic tools,
Flashy Mop Head Streamer
Those damn Russians will hack just about anything these days. Emails and fly tying videos
Annual Christmas Swap
MtnDeb, no need to tell me now. I'll put you in and you can drop anytime if you need to. The type of flies is open and you do not have to tell me what you're tying or what you want right now. When I g
How to Start a Fly Tying Business?
I started tying for friends and then their friends I moved up to a store and added resorts. This took time, but if you can sit down and tie a hundred flies in one sitting you have the stuff. You reall
Pettijean tools
Yeh, bit more time, work got in the way this week, next week too! Jaws were weird at first, haven't had time to ty tubes yet & now that i'm tying a bit lower & the fly is a bit closer, my back
Hello from Montana
I am 78 years old and have been a fly fisher for about 60 years. I like to swing  flies for trout and steelhead. I fish in Montana, Alaska and New Zealand. My wife and two Grandsons fish with me.
Black Redfish Worm Vid!!
Now that might actually make for some good background tying music for Flats.
Arctic fox vs regular fox
Here is what I want to know, Flytire... Did you find this link just now, or have you been sitting on it for years, waiting for somebody to ask the question?...   i used the magic if GOOGLE b
Gossamer Silk and Matarelli bobbin
Hello everybody... I'm going to start tying some soft hackle flies (flys?) and see that they are asking for Gossamer Silk thread.   First question:  why use Gossamer silk thread?   Sec
Bowman Creek, PA
There are several access points off Rt 29, namely the roadside rest area and the fly fishing only stretch. There are wild brook, brown and rainbow trout, but it is also heavily stocked. The reach
Hello from Upstate New York
Greetings all..... Retired 9 years ago so I'm lucky to be able to fish when I want, permitting.  Live 5 minutes from the Esopus Creek and 45 minutes from the Beaverkill / Willowemoc /
Newbie from Alabama
Hi my name is Jackson I just joined the forums the other day I started fly fishing a couple years ago and just really got into it I also just got into fly tying my favorite fishing trip of all time wa
Almost done with the hurricane shutters...
Yep, my parents have a single story home. They have studs permanently mounted around the doors and windows. It's a matter of simply mounting the aluminum panels and fastening them with wingnuts. A c
Good time to order natural materials
Everyone, or at least most people know if you want natural materials, particularly game bird skins, the best place to go is Cookshill Fly Tying. Last weekend I was at Fly Fest in Penrith Cumbria. Stev
What are the best clouser colors?
Clouser wrote in his book, that when tying for trout a hook should reach near the end of the hair. And be subtle (narural ) colors.
Name That Fish!
Just so you'd know, if you were to cut off that chub's tail a 1/2 inch or so up the meat and hook that on and drift it through the deepest pool you can find you'd catch the biggest brookie in the cree
bending hook eye
My early series of tarpon flies were designed to be snelled -back before fluorocarbon leaders made snelling tarpon flies no longer necessary.  I'm sure that your bent hooks worked just fine - s
Need a new vise
If you can spend the extra 30 bucks it is well worth it imo especially if you are going to be tying to sell.
Best Bobbin Ever?
The Stonfo Elite disc drag bobbin is if not the best fly tying tool I've ever had and the most expensive (Even over my vise which cost me $12) at $21. This bobbin comes in three models Original, Compa
bucktail question
With what y'all are saying is it recommend to wash bucktails before using them?   doesnt hurt   http://globalflyf
Bass Pro/Cabela's
That's a shame, standar tackle I prefer bass pro but the cabelas has a much better fly tying section then the BP does here and they actually put stuff on sale, not stick a sign on an item at full msrp
Let's start thinking Christmas Swap
I would like in on this one Doing trout flies
Deer hair
Thanks mate. Have a couple of nice patches of belly hair and a couple of good local suppliers which is awesome. Just as well I'm not much of a drinker. Had some news today that put a dampener on tying
Great start to opening season !!
Well guys and girls...trout season started for us in Northern New South Wales Australia. Here are some pics[attachment=58866:14446090_10153960379350509_4383352917159234965_n.jpg][attachment=58867:1444
Purple and Black
Sorry guys, I was referring to the snipe and purple, the pics. I saw sure looked black and purple to me. I'm talking fresh water fly for trout fishing.
accessing small lakes and ponds
I live in eastern Ontario, most of the rivers within a 2 hr drive of home are warm water fisheries. I have all kinds of fun fishing for smallmouth bass in unpressured rivers. The Provincial Agency has
Virgin soft hackle
First shot at tying one of these and first time using pearsall thread. This is a sz 16 Grouse & Gold and I don't mind criticism with the first I know being "Hey that's a crappy picture how can any
Drunken Shrimp video!!
Great looking fly!  It should be great where ever you pitch it!  Color choices are unlimited!  Simple methods and easy to find materials!  Does "guide fly" not come to mind! LOL Mu
October flies from the vise
Fox Squirrel Nymph (variation) Replaced the dubbed thorax in Dave Whitlock's pattern with rat-brown ostrich from an old feather duster. hook - Dai Riki 280 # 8 thread - Danville 6/0 brown underbody -
snake guide wear
i know this is not fly tying but this forum is most active. i was wondering how many seasons you get out of your fly guides before replacing them beccause of wear. this is just about wire snake guides
I had this idea...
Just coat it in 5 minute epoxy after tying it on in a small piece of tubing for some cushioning. There's also rattle eyes available, but they usually just get a couple coats of clear Hard As
Can't cast the distance with a #16 dry fly
What about changing the line weight from 5wt to 4wt... less resistance, and I only use it to fish for trout, most of which are pan-sized...
Squirrel dubbing
They don't need to be tanned to make dubbing, just dried but would need to be tanned for cutting zonker strips, and the tanning process would have to be such that water won't affect it. (garment grade
Dry fly tailing material ?
A few things:   If you're checking out CdL, skip the fancy stuff from Spain where you're spending $1+ per feather.  That's nonsense.  This is one of the rare areas where Whiting is the
magazine articles
these articles may be of interest (or not) to newbie tyers as well as experienced tyers   in the Autumn 2016 of Fly Tyer magazine there are 2 articles worth mentioning regarding fly tying feather
Head Cement
Still didn't figure out how to post a pic yet, but any way I have come up with 2 ideas why my heads are turning white, the first one is possibly my head cement is a little to thick and not penetr
Wire size
ultra wire diameters (yes i measured them with a micrometer)   [url=][/URL]   i generally use the s
Feathers from Michaels, good enough?
If you know what you are looking for, or more precisely, you know WHAT to look for, then yes, you can save money by purchasing some of your stuff at craft stores.    There are a lot of cav
Fall Erie Steelhead Swap
I do believe the fish is a different species, not just the shirt changed. Maybe a redfish, one of the few salties I might recognize.   Eastern Fly, it would serve me well if don't fill out. I dug
Erie Swap Interest
If you guys don't mind me tying sucker spawn, I'll join.
Custom 6'6" 2wt 4pc rod
Beautiful rod, label me stupid but is that quote from the movie where the guy tries to find trout or something like that, lol I'm obviously not that movie savvy :)
Regal Revolution Vise...How many tie on them???
Mark, what model Regal is that with the midge jaws and would those jaws hold say a #6 or possibly #4 hook ? I like the looks of those.   Edit: I looked it up and the description says size 6 to
Many years ago I did 10 or 20 dozen clousers for a shop and very carefully superglued each dumbell before tying the remaining materials (I was doing production tying where you tie up the eyes on dozen
Hackle... Better than Cree?
I saw you on Instagram!! You were having the iron fly tying thingy too right?
Black tarpon bunny YouTube video
Palmer: A method for wrapping a hackle feather over a section of the fly's body. When it is retrieved through the water it 'pushes' the water and this causes attractive movement shock waves that help
Is there a difference...
aside from length and thr resulting weight increase -- between spey rods and switch rods?    The advent of the shorter and lighter "trout spey" rods really has muddled the waters.  They
Help ID a Fly Pattern Please
Thanks Very Much Scott. Bingo-you nailed it. I would have never guessed the origin and use as a steelhead pattern. Though I live in the Mountain West-I have had the occasion to fish the Salmon River i
Glue for bass and panfish poppers
Are you making slits on the cork or making a hole through it? Kinked hooks or straight shank? I build up a thread base on the hook shank after tying the tail, then soak it in superglue, and finally sl
Wings Or No Wings
... What can be important though is to put in hot colored upright posts or fibers that could represent wings but more  for the fisherman to spot on the water ! Especially with aging eyes like m
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