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Trout Fly Tying

Abel fly tying vise
Received a Abel flying tying vice as a gift never used.   Would like to know some history and price  if I choose to sell it   Thanks Bassman1945  
Dedication Fly !
Love the fly. Love the Decorah eagle cam. They're nesting right across from the trout hatchery. The northeast corner of Iowa is some beautiful country.
choosing the right fly tying vise with kelly galloup
"The right tying vise isn't even in this video" Lol !
good cheap razor blades
I think I got Gillette from CVS the last time, I do a decent amount of deer hair tying, the biggest thing is it would be nice to not have to think about it being a little do but being hesitant to thru
Soft hackle Question ???
As it is tied on a 3x long hook in larger sizes, I would have to say no.  The technique in tying the soft pheasant collar is similar to a soft hackle technique, but the resulting fly is more of a
Led/uv gel
That's what I use for all my UV needs. I've coated everything from big bass poppers to little trout buzzer flies and never had a problem with durability or anything else for that matter 
Looking to buy
Hi guys! I am a brand new tyer and I am looking to buy some materials. I am tying for Colorado trout and I'm looking for anything from hackle to thread to tinsel! I am really enjoying tying so far but
Markers
To those of use that use markers in your tying: What is the right kind, what brands are good, etc? Do you really use them to color materials or are they mostly for accents? In other words, do they pr
Hatches Blog Post - Bacon Snack – Michael Jensen
A take on a large articulated streamer fly. It's a Zonker style tie using muskrat fur strips for the wing, and Woolly Sparkle Dub for the head/shoulder build up. Has proven super effective for most pr
Bucktail
Take a look at the Striped Bass fly that Saltydog has posted - http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=84834&hl=   Flat wing style streamers fish large, but are much easier to c
Ep minnow help
You might want to take a look at Stanton Klein's streamers for inspiration.  Essentially an articulated version on Puglisi's EP Minnow.  Remember when tying with these fibers, 'less-is-more'
A Reel Quandary...
I got the Lamson liquid 3 pack I've been happy with it so far, not really sure what I'm going to do work the third spool, I use it for the same kind of fishing and trout. For sink tip I just add a ver
Redington Pursuit 9'6" 7wt
Bought this to use on the flats for trout and reds but I'm just not a 9'6" guy. The tube has built in dividers so no rod sock with this.   $65.oo shipped to lower 48    
Redington Pursuit 9'6" 7wt
Bought this to use on the flats for trout and reds but I'm just not a 9'6" guy. The tube has built in dividers so no rod sock with this.   $65.oo shipped to lower 48    
Czech Style Tying
Weather is nasty out...good time to be tying. Anyway, I have been messing with the Czech style flies and seems that this is a unique type of tying that really makes you think how the fly will be used.
First Attempt
Not bad. Are u tying them in that position in the vise or was that just to take a pic ?
Finish knot to teach beginners on a jig head
Thanks JayWirth...I guess I am so focused on fly tying that I had forgotten all about the whip finsh you suggest...it has been a long time since I wrapped a rod guide! I think your method is the winn
Zoo Cougar
Be interesting to see what you manage to tease out on those. Do your rivers hold pike? Hopefully some trout, no pike where I'm fishing      I did not know you could tie non salmon f
Stupid Ebay people!
Heres an idea, why not find a group of trustworthy guys who really enjoy buying fishing and tying stuff and list it there as well? Not that I know of a place like that or anything :)
Thread keeps breaking when completing whip finish
I have a Marc Petitjean whip finish tool; when I'm done tying a fly and do my whip finish thing, regular thread doesn't break.  However, when I use Pearsall silk and release the silk from the b
Red Jig Slider
For redfish from Louisiana to Key Largo, the Red Jig Slider pushes a lot of water, has a ton of food-like movement, and gets down to the fish. The wide gap jig hook has a good track record of finding
A Fly for a Snowy Winter's Night !
Snowing most of the day in the Philadelphia area.  Great tying weather.
Hooks Index & Cross Reference
I'm new to this, forum stuff and fly tying. Does anyone know of a hook index that would cross reference most of the hooks used in tying. Going into the fly shop and looking for a Partridge 847 in a si
Feather Game Changer
First Attempt at a Feather Game Changer. Any comments/advice from folks who tie this regularly?     DSC01179.JPGDSC01186.JPG Very cool If it casts as nice as it looks, it would be a tr
ice fishing ties
For the panfish, any nymph you use for trout - with a bead head especially - can work as a great little jig.  I like to take gold beads on a 8-16 hook and just do a little puff of hackle or bou -
Partridge and Green classical, recipe needed for soft hackles
The classic pattern calls for a green silk body, a darker green thorax and a grey partridge hackle. Standard wet or dry hook depending on how deep you want to fish it. Hare's mask (not dyed) is often
Classic Fly Swap With A Twist
I used a beginner's fly tying book to learn to tie, and these where the flies I learned on.  I'm in with the only one I've got the hooks and materials to tie;  #9, the woolly bugger.
Flashy Bugger - Underwater Footage!
Very nice. I like everything about your tying videos--camera work, music, instructions on-screen, pacing, and the underwater footage at the end is a really nice touch. Some of the best on YouTube IMHO
Cape Tops
try the feather emporium   he sell exactly what youre looking for   http://www.featheremporium.com/Fly-Tying-Feathers/dry-fly-hackle2.html   scroll until you find them
Books and other things
Holy Smokes!!!  I'll take the tying materials, if they're still available !!!
McFly Angler - Episode 2 - Fly Fishing The San Juan River
If you haven't ever fly fished the quality waters on the San Juan River in New Mexico, you are missing out.  Trout are everywhere, and its difficult not to hook a few.  The problem there tho
Changing Profile Name?
Haha thanks, Mike. Not changing target fish. I wanted to change it to "BlueLineAngler" just because thats what my youtube channel name and everything else is right now. I joined the site a few years b
Hello from NE Ohio
Hi all just signed up to the page a couple of days ago. My name is Matt and I live on the west side suburbs of Cleveland. Fairly new to Fly Tying. I have been fly fishing off and on for the past 17 ye
UV gel nail polish for tying
My wife has a kit that I've used and haven't ever been displeased with it. I use it on heads of flies and have coated a few poppers with it. I must mention, I do not have a ton of experience with
Dubbing
heres a good read   https://thelimpcobra.com/2013/01/08/fly-tying-a-complete-dubbing-techniques-tutorial/
Streamer Fishing in PA
      It's absolutely the best. I'm a streamer addict right now, haha. I've been enjoying your videos as well!   Thanks glad you like them!  Yeah, streamer fishing rocks.
dry floatant question
Has anyone used that recipe in the "Trout" book? 
Hobby Lobby 90% off Christmas leftovers.Lots of tying materials.
Had to laugh at this thread. We have a Hobby Lobby in Elk City OK now. Wife and sister went today to check things out. I'm sitting across the table from her and read this thread to her and she brings
Deer hair waste management.
Thanks for the answers. It sounds like there is no magic bullet, so I am going to have to get used to the shop vac by the bench or using my mobile tying caddy to go outside when it is nice. I am more
Hello from NW PA
Hi guys, Finally decided to try this forum out as I've made it a point to get more into fly tying. I'm from Erie, mostly target trout and our version of steelhead. Have been tying off and on for about
Need New Scissors
What flytire pictured. Walmart under 10 bucks and cut as good as any fly tying scissors out there. I have the curved ones as well and no complaints.
Online Shopping
Yep the Dungeon has great prices and products. I also like oleflorida fly shop due to free shipping as well as Miami fly shop...   Why don't you give us an insight on what patterns and fish you
UV torch recommendations
Exactly Kimo! When I upgraded I found that I had 5 Demitron Optilux 500 curing lights just lying around, 1 went into my lab, 1 into my tying room, and the other 3 I think I just plain lost somewhere.
PMC Emerger
Here is info on how we tie a fishing fly that seems to be working on the trout feeding near the water's surface at a couple of local ponds. We first tried it on the Blue River in Oklahoma. Seem to be
Green Caddis hook order
also take a look at the fly shop hooks   http://catalog.theflyshop.com/fly-tying/hooks/the-fly-shop/
Terrestrial Swap
I am in... propose tying a Jack Dennis inspired Hair Beetle
Hackle Storage....one more time
I built this 10 drawer lingerie chest about 27 years ago with the intention of storing hackles and hooks.   If I stuck with only trout fishing then most materials may have fit but once I got into
Tamiami Trail...
Ive been tying gurglers, schminnow variations, Congo fiber baitfish, and sand craft fur baitfish flies, which I'm in love with how they move in the water...   I honestly don't have any dark flies
Bulk dumbell eyes
Here you have 20 per pack: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRASS-Dumbell-Eyes-Non-Toxic-barbell-eyes-Fly-Tying-/391468438967?var=&hash=item99d1e91cdc Why not buy multiple packs of ten and dump them all i
A Doz. Bully Bluegill Spiders
That is a Stonfo bobbin in the size compact. Right now I have one standard and one compact one. I really like the compact on for tying anything under size 10 because it has a small neck to it to get i
Winter flybox maintainence/clean-up
Not liking to carry very much when I fish I organise by species and fishing situation. I've boxes for Salmon, sea trout, brown trout (rivers) brown trout (lochs) and grayling. How do you deal with you
January Flies from the Vise
My first articulated deceiver, and one of my first articulated flies ever.  I got a lead on some big browns at one of my favorite trout streams, so I'll be tying up some more articulated flies. &
Creating Realistic Transparent Wings
I think you'd get a lot more response on the Fly Tying Forum. Realistic tying is a very advanced topic. I'd guess that less than 1% of tyers have that kind of skill.   Also model builders and adv
UV curable coatings, advise for a newbie?
Order an $8 UV light from Amazon, and just pick a resin.  My cheap light cures Loon with no problem, and has been through several sets of batteries and still going strong.     Like most
Law Vise
This is leaving me in a very difficult position. I own, and use, a LAW. I know Lawrence, and think he is due the highest respect for his work. I have known Steve Thornton and Dale Rushby for longer th
Hello from central Virginia
Welcome to the site, Bo.   Fantastic timing.  I'll be in the Richmond area for four weeks starting January 8th.   I was hoping someone up there could fill me in on: 1)  Are there a
Is there a substitution for mole skin dubbing?
Having some moles I would say I haven't found a synthetic sub yet. It has a blue/grey/silver/black hue that is hard to mimic and is fine and makes a tight noodle while still having a buggy look. If I
OLD SCHOOL !
My variation of S.Pennell's old trout fly.  [attachment=60170:My_variation_of_S_Pennell_s_old_trout_fly1.jpg]
More true flies
By true flies I take it you mean flies of the order diptera. I use a several, first off Aphids, or greenfly (though they also come in black, and it is worth having a few in black). These are tied in
Hotspot Midge Fly - Fishing Footage
black beauty isnt ribbed?  https://www.google.com/search?q=black+beauty+fly&biw=1600&bih=770&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwil8eq1pJ7RAhUG0iYKHSIGDcEQ_AUI
Davy Wotton Polish Woven Nymphs
The old story of "Ya' snooze ya' lose". Nice sets Norm at good price. I was looking to see if I had a place to put them or not when someone with a bad habit of jumping in front of people beat me out.
Franken Mouse
    Material List : Close cell foam Deer Hair Opossum hair White rabbit fur Luminous bead 40lbs mono Suede strip Rubber legs   Picture step by step tying instruction:   http://dro
Best time to buy hackle?
When I saw Charlie Collins at the Fly Tying Symposium, he remarked that he was headed home after the show to start killing and skinning birds.  This was in late November.   I have no idea if
Dubbing Brushes
FTD's Kraken dubbing is much easier to work with in a dubbing loop ... so making dubbing brushes with it would be a logical step to speeding up the tying process.
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