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Trout Fly Tying

Rate my Clouser 3.0
Hey FlatsRoamer; Don't get frustrated............and  DON'T PUNCH A HOLE IN THE WALL!! The fellows have all given you some good advice and videos to boot, so keep on with the practice w/o getting
Wike's Siddac SBS
    Flush-floater; change size/colors to suit your needs.   hook - Dai Riki 320 #16 thread - MFC 8/0 sand body - Micro Tubing  tan underwing - partridge overwing - CDC  tan h
Bucket List Fly Fishing Destinations...
1. New Zealand   After that, in no particular order...   British Columbia (Steelhead) Bighorn/Montana Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec (Atlantic Salmon) Frying Pan, Colorado Kamchatka (Steelhead) Gre
Zap a Gap
I used to use a lot of CA glues as a production tyer (I'm no longer tying for shops so my volume is way down) and learned early on that water stops the stuff in its tracks.  A small custard bowl
How to work with Ostrich herl
A couple suggestions are, if tying in by the tip, either cut some material back until you get to a thicker part of the stem, or tying in by the butt instead, although you still may need to trim back a
anyone have any tying books they want to sell??
Joseph ... I have four fly fishing related books that I don't look at or have already read. "The Blood Knot" by John Galligan.  It's a murder mystery, the main character is a burnt out Security S
Adam, I'm not sure what sea trout you're referring to, but when I think "sea trout" I think of these...     If this is what you're thinking of, then no.  They're in different orders, a
Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying ?
I recall Charlie stating that his reason for tying "left-handed" (he's right hand dominant) is the result of his misunderstanding as a beginner:  The vise in his childhood tying kit had an adjust
Copper John Jig style
I wouldn't tie one on a jig hook! In their original sizes used with soft plastics etc. I can see their advantage. However the ones used for fly tying are tiny by comparison. Back when I learned to tie
Best weed guard
You're absolutely right - but I've been asked so many times about "how did you do 'dat" that it's second nature for me (I used to teach fly tying locally many years ago...).
dubbing brushes
I don't know but my wife has this box of good sized colored paper clips. I took one in a kind of purple color, straightened it all out and then formed an open eye on one end.I spin that by hand but no
Organizing the Fly Bench
Put your flying station in the closet. When you're not tying just keep the door shut. It's so difficult tying, with all the clothes hanging in my way !
Just messing around
I like tying with brushes. They make for a fast and simple tie. Of course you have to make the brush but the actual tying goes quick and simple. Hopefully the rain stops next week and I can go fish th
Rate my Clouser 2.0
Flytire has posted the video to watch...over and over again. If you have the basic tying skills mastered then the above video will get you to where you need to be with regards to the Clouser. 
Best loop knot
I was curious to see what everyone elses favorite method for tying the loop knot. Mine is the non-slip loop, and it hasnt failed me ever.
Snipe & Purple
It's amazing to me how complicated we make the art/issue of fly tying when something as simple as this pattern works as well now as it did a century ago. Not that it isn't fun to try to get 7 differen
Everglades Redfish Flies
I always like these questions ... "What should I tie for (insert any new water)?"  or ... "What should I tie for (insert any species of fish)?"   Reading the answers is like reading a list o
Newbie Question on which vise..................Help
I won't suggest that you might give up tying LOL. However, you have a bunch of stuff to buy along the way as you get tying. Any vise will hold a hook so you can tie a fly but you can't tie one without
Rate my Clouser
Yes, it needs a lot of work. Like Mike has said, it's not a Clouser. My take is you're just starting to learn to tie and don't quite have the basic tying techniques mastered as yet. But, you're making
Simple Popper
Here's a bug I call the Speed Bug (very quick to tie up....).  It employs soft foam Perfect Popper heads that are super-glued onto a hook that has a base of thread in place.  These things ar
EP Tarpon Streamer
You should do well. Lots of snook around right now. Reds are still pretty thick too and of course trout everywhere, the kind with big teeth not your little brookies guys lol
New Youngblood
hello to all, im just a teen who lives in South Florida. Fishing is my passion, and thats it. My time in school is spent thinking about a new shrimp fly or what it would feel like to fly fish Christma
Heading to florida. Need advice with fly patterns
Here's an on-going thread on Florida tying that will provide some pointers....   Since it's every bit o
Pike/Trout Tube
Fresh off the tube vice.    Kevin   [attachment=56708:My pike trout tube.jpg]
Dubbing Question ??
Dave is correct and very articulate with his description. However, there are different sulphur colors in different waters. My local Sulphurs here in the Blue Ridge Mountains are considerably 
May Flies from the vise
#10 Seal Bugger.  Actually got a Brook Trout, a few browns, a large, just under three lb rainbow and a first ever for me, tiger trout on the same evening.  I consider it the grand slam. 
Do mono loops work in preventing rabbit strip from fouling?
I try, really, to keep my rabbit strip tails short specifically to prevent this issue, but when I'm tying a fly that has a long tail, I'll use the mono loop and right after tying it in, a dense dubbin
Prairie glass on the prairie
An afternoon on an eastern Montana prairie trout pond. Caught 6 small rainbows in about an hour. The wind came up, making casting impossible so I called it a day.
Almost 20 years ago, I bought a full set of markers from a garage sale along with a few thousand fly tying hooks.  Since then, I never buy anything but light yellow, cream or white threads.  
Who makes the longest streamer hooks (straight eye)
I tie a lot of Thunder Creek for trout. I like a straight eyed hook for that pattern. I tie them very sparse so I like a thin wire hook. I use Eagle Claw Aberdeen 215a hooks. A size 8 hook is over 1.2
I bought my first piece of Fly Tying equipment !
Hello my new feathered friends,Lol. Long story short,I want fly fishing for the first time in over 30 years last week.The next thing I know,I'm getting back into fly tying too.Here's my roll top desk
Hello from South Dakota
To Dave G We have quite a diverse selection. West side of the state in Black Hills is the trout fishing. Central and east river is Good for warm water species such a walleye, northern,small and larg
Sulphur Season is Near
Sign me up   I'll be tying a weighted Sulfur Nymph 
Cabelas run this weekend
I saw from your profile page that you like to fish for trout, didn't say where or what type of waters. If you fill that info in then people here can help you all the better.   But you could do wo
new tyer
Mike, to be fair, in order to keep your tying economical, you're limiting yourself fairly significantly in the scope of your tying.  That is not to say you're not adequately prepared for the fish
new tyer
I'm just getting into tying my own flies. Where is the best place to buy tying supplies and cheapest? Thanks
Welcome home.   Several years back, my wife and I visited a trout hatchery on the Apache reservation near Flagstaff.   They had some brood-stock trout as long as your arm!  Re
Tube fly
I use a fly very similar trolling for big lake trout.  It reminds me of Capt Dave Trimble's Shark fly.  He uses his 10 inch version for Mako Sharks on the west coast.
looking for decent 5 wt large arbor reel.
My brother and I are going to be be building a couple trout rods soon and he will be needing a reel for his I was wondering if anyone on here has something decent they would like to pass on for a reas
One fly only?
Yes. I've found smallie fishing to be similar to rainbow fishing in some situations, in that they eat similar foods sometimes. From my boat in this one particular pond off this certain point and 40 ft
tiemco adjustable magnetic bobbin
Very little information on Google yet. I would like to see one to see how it works. I am very sceptical about it though.   I have never thought, "Hmm this bobbin tube could do with being shorter
Weedguard help?
I had heard Lefty Kreh mention using a single wire guard as his preferred type. He bends the wire in an "L" and puts it thru the hook eye, ties a section down to the shank before tying the fly. The ot
UV Goo being sold as "Welding Cement"
My Mother brought one of these. When I was visiting her I tried it on some clousers. It worked pretty well as a head cover. A little more pliable than epoxy. I have never used any of the resins sol
Bass flies, Clousers, frogs, poppers, oh my
Although it seems we've had a reprieve from the drought this year in California, I started fishing for bass 2 months ago, ignoring moving water and concentrating on still. I haven't been out as much a
Does anybody know what is being used on this fly?
Cold, I'm not wrong, but there are many such spawn patterns and several that have come along since the one I've mentioned as other materials have been introduced or become popular. That one tied with
Can you use a 2 weight line on a 5/6 weight reel?
If you can find a reel with one or more spare spools it is a great way of owning more than one rod but not needing to buy lots of reels. Its not often you'll find a trout to take you to the backing so
Au Sable Steelhead 2016
I assume you kill those nasty walleyes and boil them in oil instead of letting toothy critters like that back in to harass the poor trout fry.
Todays bacth
Very nice indeed, Great tying.     Regards.
Flashabou pike/musky streamer
Decided to put together a quick step by step of a pike and musky flashabou streamer. No i did not come up with this streamer, and if you would like you can Google search for it to get a better video d
That's just the fly boxes I had put together for that trip & trout flies. I have more for bass & saltwater flies.  And that, children, is why most fly tiers can't save money tying the
Debarb Pliers- Can anyone recommend a brand?
You guys that pinch barbs streamside- have you ever had a hook break?  As stated earlier, I pinch my barbs before tying.  I even pinch barbs on other hooks while fishing for fish other than
Mustad Keel hooks gone :( Replacements..?
Yeah I know now I've had about a 12 year vacation from fly tying. Thanks for the newsflash. ;)
Deep Sea Nymphing with a Wrench Nymph
I forwarded the video to a friend. He replied with a question as to whether a metric wrench is required for German brown trout.
Bass Creations
Matt put me in I just got moved into the new house so my tying room is a disaster but I think I can tie up a dozen bass flies
Arctic Fox Pelt
I have a pelt. It's like any other pelt IMO, you'll get whatever it is, good or bad. Most that are sold to tyers are not the best grade, but are fine for tying purposes. However the grading process is
What part of pheasant feathers have the longest barbs
The shorter tail feathers from either side have longer barbs but only one side has the markings.   For tying the knots the way I have found best is while still on the feather. If you secure the f
Craft fur minnow
After the first tie in, I am tying with the length toward the eye for ton and bottom, then folding over to create height. But I have to tie back an insane amount to get the fur to lay back.
Casting for Recovery - Inaugeral "Swap" for Australia
Adam, my apologies. I guess my math isn't all that great. I didn't count people, just looked at his Australian numbering system and got fooled. My DUH.   Making sure we're all on the same page Da
Anyone know anything about Hooks USA or VMC hooks?
I did look at the B10S and the Mustard C52S BLN. But made the choice of the wide gap Partridge type hooks after watching Kelly Galloup explaining why he uses them. Which is due to the large head, big
Question about dubbing.
I noticed on a fly tying app that it said when tying certain flies to use only "dry fly dubbing" how do I know that the dubbing I have is correct. Does that mean to only use fur or fur like material?
Dry Fly
For me, it's tricky, because the amount of hackle I prefer changes...but it changes depending on the water I'm fishing, not the pattern in the vise jaws, obviously far too late to do anything about it
Muddler head technique
Yeah, I'm new in fly tying so there are a lot of materials I haven't seen yet. I've only seen deer hair dyed for most common colours like black, olive but never seen claret and that blue which seems a
Zebra Midge
I was going to mention that too about the fly rod. If there is fishing  around it can probably be done on a fly rod. I will say that for bass I use a 7/8 wt or an 8 wt. Small mouth are nice on a
Good forum
I've been registered on NAFF for a while. Some good info here. I do wish it had a search function.   Metro Denver area. Been in Colorado since 1998. Planning on retiring to the west slope of Co
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