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Trout Fly Tying

hello from Newfoundland and Labrador ,Canada
Hi guys....I've been reading the forum for years and finally registered! Do a lot of fishing here in Newfoundland for trout and Atlantic salmon. Looking forward to getting some feedback on questions.
Mega Prince Nymph
In this video, I tie the Mega Prince, which bares little resemblance to its predecessor. This is both a great trout and steelhead pattern, plus you can be creative and modify the Mega Prince with your
Outside My Comfort Zone
Most of the flies I tie are for trout salmon grayling or sea trout (sea run browns). Orders for pike flies I get are usually passed on to a specialist pike fly tier. However, a mate is getting into pi
articulated streamers
Look for beading wire in black silver or gold at your local craft store. Use the largest size and you'll be fine.       That's what I use as well. Works great for articulated flies,
New from PA
Welcome from SE PA which according to an article in the latest edition of Trout is "better known for its cheese steaks(they are really good)and the Liberty Bell, and less(when I say less, I mean not a
Articulated fly connection points.
For salmon and lake trout I often snell a couple hooks on 20# mono ( like a herring rig ), tie the rear fly first, then the front one.  I guess I'm taking the easy way out.
Easy foam popper bodies
Milkman ... Walmart has flip-flops for 99 cents in a multitude of colors. [attachment=56555:fly tying stuff.JPG]   Using the same punch method, you can make more [substantial] popper bodies. [att
Missing- SPRING
Gong to be 62 here today.  I recall seeing an issue of Trout magazine cover with the entire picture white, as far as you could see.  The angler was the only thing of another color besides th
DaveG, the Caney Fork is noted for its trout fishing.  Got an invitation to fish there from an acquaintance.  Also she invited my wife and I to visit her in Wyoming.  Need to start savi
DIY rotary vise
1. Very inventive so congrats on that.   Suggested improvements:   1. You need a bobbin cradle to actually use the rotary function for tying materials on the hook. Otherwise, the thread on a
GLoomis Pro 4X or Recon 8 weight
I think you will find the Recon to be the more fight worthy rod when you catch a heavy or hard charging fish and that is not to down play the Pro4X, it has it's own attributes but may handle different
Fenwick Aetos vs. TFO BVK
The BVKs reputation is well earned. I purchased the 9' 5wt in late October.  I think the price was and still is $260 which puts it at the low end, price wise, of high performance rods.  TFO
Cleaning flys of smell
Oh  ...  I agree.  Tying with material that has a little smell is one thing.   Tying with material that has slime mold dripping off it would be ... unacceptable.
San Juan Worm length?
I'm tying some San Juan Worms up for stocker trout and am wondering how long the chenille should be. I'm currently leaving a hook's gap distance hanging over the front and over the rear of the hook. D
Video - Rivers of a lost coast
Hey all.   I found this very interesting. I can relate somewhat to this film.  We use to have runs of 10, 15 and even 20 thousand rainbow trout in our local river. now we are lucky to see 4
New rookie here
Welcome Leico ! Pan fish can be great but I just have this feeling that given where you live you're gonna get a hankering for something more along the way. But that said I've fished in a particular sp
Fly line
What kind of fishing do you do now and do you eventually want to do?     If short casts on fresh water water for gills and the odd bass are all that matter, then go with throw away cheap lin
Two Swappers Needed
I still need two more swappers to complete the roster for the Skill Builder Trout Series Round 3 Swap. We will be tying Wet Flies. Surely there are a couple of people here, somewhere, who would like t
Two Swappers Needed
I'm still needing 2 more swappers to fill out the Skill Builder Trout Series Round 3 Swap. We will be tying Classic Wet Flies. Surely there's a couple of guys out there looking for a swap to get into
Help with pike flies
Thank you guys!!! I think this will be fun. I've been experimenting a bit with very big deceivers, and a few others. It's just funny to be tying for a species I know nothing about! And he is only begi
Just a thought
What do you do when there are bugs in your materials? And where is the best place to buy materials? Also what vise should i buy? Whats the best reel for trout? Do i need a rotary vise? Tenkara yes or
1494 1/2 DA Medalist
I use mine for bass mostly.  They're kinda heavy for today's light-weight rods.  They were good reels back in the 1930s, but never quite caught up with modern times. The parts of the relativ
April Flies From The Bench
  About the Jersey Herd Trout Fly     Originally the body was made from the tin foil milk bottle top and Tom's milk was from 'Jersey Cows'.   Creator of this trout fly: Tom Ivens
Putah Creek - Northern CA Trophy Trout Fishery
Putah Creek is one of the premier trophy trout fisheries in Northern, CA.  Located an hour from Sacramento, and an hour and a half from San Francisco, near the beautiful Napa Valley in the heart
March ENDS the Monthly Swap
Western Trout Hunter, I'll stick a couple of those little bitty nymphs I tied for CO and you can take a look at them. Next run of bead flies I have I'm going to try putting the hook in the vise point
Is fabric fusion the same product as liquid fusion ?
Grampa Vic...  Aileene is happy to note that I'm not your grandkid.  :-)    I do all kinds of crafty stuff with my fly tying materials, in addition to tying flies.
Bent Back Clouser Variant
Posted a fly tying demo and added details in an online article - [url=]"Fly Tying - Bent Back Clouser Variant"[/url]. Worked well on a local pond for us! May
Skill Builder Trout Series Round 3 Has Begun
John F, Skill Builder is just a series of trout swaps, much like other swaps, except that each person is encouraged to send in their very best effort, to try to tie 12 flies that are as close to ident
Skill Builder Trout Series Round 3
I have been really wanting to join a swap for quite awhile and I saw trout and wet and thought perfect!  I jumped at the chance.  Now that I have had a chance to actually read what this swap
High Country Lake Fishing - Video
An interesting fact that surfaced in MN through their many stocking programs was that if totally killed off a lake and ONLY stocked trout the growth rate for several years would be phenomenal. Eventua
Give us a clue???
There is almost more BS is fly tying than there is in fly FISHING.   That's saying a lot.
The site that you are thinking about may be Barry Ord Clark's site. Here is his version of your Mutantz. If it isn't the site it is certainly the
Dry Fly Tie Tips- Keeping Dry Flies Dry?
Welcome Nichalos   Go to on left side select Fly Tying.... scroll down and select Tying Tips.  You'll have to search (bottom of page) for Dry Flies That Rea
Lemon Ashy ?
All I can tell you Cheech  is he said for stocked trout he would use the Orange Fish Hawk, The Lemon Ashy or the Black Spider he never showed a picture of any of them.   that wasn't much
bead head pupa
Another option is to tie it as a soft hackle which is what I do with all my nymphs and pupae. I'm at the KISS stage in tying them. One trick I've picked up when I started tying them this way rather th
You're welcome! It never hurts to fill in your profile either, with at least the general area you live or fish. That way folks can provide more accurate & appropriate answers to your questions. &#
wrapping soft hackles
Hello List-- I am a rookie tyer, in my first winter at the vice. I have a question about tying soft hackles. I find that when I wrap my soft hackles, the fibers usually end up bunched in clumps of 3-4
Mother Day Drifting Caddis Swap
I will be tying a Hackle Irish CADDIS
Recent Poppers
I've gathered together a bunch of popper bodies, foam mostly, and finally got around to tying some of them. Gamakatsu & Owner hooks. The recent posts about poppers got me motivated.   
rotary vise under $200 ? suggestions...
$131.00 Anvil Atlas (buy it now)   mikechell - thanks - would yo
Rosenbauer's Rabbit's Foot Emerger
In my newest fly tying tutorial, I feature a fly created by Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis, the Rabbit's Foot Emerger.  This is a fly that can be modified to match natural insects, especially over diffi
The Tarpon Toad
The Polar Toad is a variation of the oh so effective Tarpon Toad that is just different enough to give those seasoned fish something new to look at this year. I personally love Toad flies for tarpon b
My fly bench is lonely
That's quite a strange subject for a fly tier to post on this forum.................need something to tie? Perhaps I missed something, for it sounds like you have lost your inspiration and intere
Hatches Blog Post - Squid – by Trevor Covich
Learn from veteran Alaskan guide Trevor Covich how to tie his fun and extremely effective squid fly. Trevor goes into detail on the composite loop, a technique that will revolutionize your fly tying.
Snowshoe Hare's Feet?
I have seen Snowshoe Rabbit feet sold at fly shops here in Canada and the price for one foot scares me.  That being said, I never pass up a road killed Snowshoe Rabbit. However, th
PHG is right.  Just remember that nymphs are wet flies.  If you need something dry to fish on the surface, go with a species whose adult is not quite so big, like a mayfly.  You can tie
Martin 63 line weight
I have a couple of old Martin 63's.  Nice basic reel.  It will hold a 3, 4 or 5 without a problem.  A 6 might be a bit overly full.  I would put 20 yards of dacron backing on it, b
Need help identifying these flies
those wooly worms work great on trout in the sierras, only fly I found up there when I was a kid that would reliably pull trout out of the creeks every day the season was open, if they had the mariboo
Mullet flies for Everglades
Something to keep in mind that most may not know... Bendback style flies don't hook tarpon well at all....  Matter of fact when Chico Fernandez wrote the first article about his bendback patterns
Spartan Clear Wrap
Hello everybody
I am from VA and looking to learn to fly tying. I have been fly fishing since about this time last year and felt like fly tying was a great next step to learn. I mainly fish for trout in VA rivers. W
Looking for small to medium poppers, for 'gills or small bass?
I use a crapload of these all summer long. Normally I insist on tying my own flies, but at $0.08 each, and at the rate I lose these things, this is too good to pass up. Thanks for the tip!
Trolling flys
We troll flies mostly in lakes in the spring when salmon and trout are feeding mostly up near the surface. When water warms and fish go deep we troll deeper with lead core and switch to spoons like a
In need or advice
... I have been checking fly angler online for articles and such plus looking up other things on the interwebs. ... How crucial is a bench or is a table more important?   Be sure to read the
pic test
you post photos on another forum site and seem to have no problems when you do. do you use photobucket?    so then why cant you post photos here like you do on other forums? apply the same t
Leather working ... or an attempt at it.
Nice work Mike! I have made quite a few sheaths and knife scales , it's a fun hobby and a great way to make use of my belt sander. Be careful - leather working is as addictive as fly tying and rod bui
New from FL
Hello from Destin, FL... I am Captain Mote... I am not new to tying but have a lot to learn... I'm use to tying crappie jigs and a few trout flies.. I'm now looking into tying saltwater flies and jigs
Thin Skin alternative…..??
A strip of the plastic bag your other materials came in, a bit of nylon stocking.  Mankind has been tying flies long before any of these synthetic materials were invented.  Heck I have been
Accardo Bluegill Special Poppers
BTW Roland.. up until now I've never fished a wet fly... only poppers, foam spiders, etc.  Thus I don't have problems hanging up on submerged veggies.  If I want to fish wet, I use a beetle
Musky and Pike Gear and Flies
I believe you are correct, troutbum, but all I did was modify those flies in that pic - they are not my own ties or creations. (don't I wish) The lower bodies, though, are bucktail and most of the upp
Dubbing: center tying???
Yup, whats the name of the fly your tying
from the vise of a bored individual
I guess I have a short attention span when tying. Think it started when I had to tie 100 flies for swap on another list called the "Y2K Caddis Swap" would get bored after tying a few. Still happens ev
James Leisenring
Now I feel very old.  Cut my teeth on his book on tying and fishing wet flies.     Rocco
Rod building, easier than you might think
Ok so I really want to tie a glass rod.  I have been wanting a really slow action 3 or 4 wt rod.  Something for dry flies in small streams where the trout are not too large.  Also, I oc
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