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Tying Flies

Steel Bunny
These can be tied up very quickly, which is rare to find effective streamer patterns that you can tie so quickly.  I can fill up a box in a few hours, and the beauty is that its fairly simple, so
Still very new to tying
Only been tying for a month or so. Just trying to do easy patterns that I have materials for. Here is a Mickey Finn and a few jigs I tied over the last couple of days.   Comments and critique are
Small contest for free flies.
Guess how much this fish weighs within 8oz and Ill send you 1/2 dozen warm water flies. My brother sent this to me..someone he knows. Contest is over by this time tomorrow night. 10:00 pm Central tim
Anyone has a cavapoo? (Dog breed)
cavapoo smavapoo! lock your tying room door  
Tapering scissors.
Yep but the Teeth on my new ones are M shaped. The previous pair were more like your photo Norman. I don't think I'm going to persist with them. I'll just go back to old way of tapering material bef
New from Kentucky
Fairly new fly at fly tying. Been fly fishing for a few years, but recently got into tying. Live in Louisville
Molas Lake, CO
Nice video.  Some good examples of rod sets vs. strip sets.   At 2:30 ... you swung the rod and missed those first two hits.  On the third hit, you strip set and got the fish on. 5:23
tying station suggestions
Hey all. I'm new to fly tying (got a Renzetti Traveler vise last week for my birthday). I'm already obsessed with tying and starting designing a little fly tying station to keep all my tools organized
Howdy from Kansas City.
Howdy, ya'll. I have been lurking on this site for a couple of years and finally decided to make an account to help others as well as receive help and insight on this addictive hobby. I have been fly
Charles Brooks
Looking for some Charles Brooks flies with a signed card.... Kodiak54@verizon.net
Bing Limpke
Looking for some Bing Limpke flies with a signed card ? Kodiak54@verizon.net
Dubbing application direction?
So it never crossed my mind until the other day about what direction I spin my dubbing on the thread until I read a post about winding it a certain direction made it 'get tighter' as you wind the dubb
Camp Fire Lodge
It is confusing. Jim finally changed the official name to Jim Slattery's Campfire Lodge Resort but everyone still calls it Campfire Lodge. It has the best breakfast in the area.    https://c
Some new flies
Here is some new flies from my vice [attachment=68833:thunderandlightningr01.jpg] [attachment=68832:lilaspeystorkrok01.jpg] [attachment=68831:flugagreenhighlander01.jpg]   [attachment=68830:bruns
What do folk use.
Ill give them a try. Plenty of webby feathers in stock. Nights have drawn in quick so plan to get back to tying this winter.
Pacific King
  pacific king   hook - salmon/steelhead style thread - black tail - black hackle fibers body - insect green floss with a strip of brown floss laid over the  top and secured with 4 tur
Hares Ear
The hares ear is a fly that has been around for ages, however its still as effective today as it was many many years ago when it was created.  The simplicity is really what makes this fly so popu
Silly Stilly
  silly stilly   hook - salmon/steelhead style thread - black tail - orange hackle fibers butt - 3 turns orange chenille body - orange yarn wing - orange over white bucktail   referenc
Poodle Dog
  Poodle Doghook - salmon/steelhead stylethread - blacktail - red hackle fibersbody - black chenille divided by flst silver tinselhackle - whitewing - white bucktailreference - steelhead fly fis
ZeeWulffs
I'm a prototype maker rather than a craftsman. Now that I can't see my flies are more ragged than ever.   Here's the Royal ZeeWulff. For what it's worth.     A Brown Zelon fabric c
Early season buck, first archery harvest!
Lots of tying material.   Rick
Vladan's Ephemera Emerger SBS
Vladan's Ephemerela Emerger (Spundun variation) Not a huge fan of sparkle duns, mainly because I don't like tying them; Spunduns are easier and provide a bit more positive buoyancy. hook Dai Riki 300
Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Books & DVD's
(All plus postage)   The Art of Fly Tying, by John Van Vliet (a good beginner's book) - $5 This book guides you through all the tying basics with easy to follow instructions and great color pictu
Assorted Fly Tying Feathers, Hairs, and Furs
FTF BEGINNERS' PACKAGE DEAL:   - Thompson Pro vise on other thread ($35) - a great beginner's vise. Vintage quality, lightly used. - Art of Fly Tying book on other thread ($5) - covers all the ba
LaFontaine Bonanza
Caddisflies, first edition, signed by author and with typed letter by author, $40 [attachment=68814:EBay_20180701_169.JPG][attachment=68815:EBay_20180701_170.JPG][attachment=68816:EBay_20180701_171.JP
Swap your The Lovely Reed for my Caddisflies or Other
I'm hoping to find someone willing to part with their copy of the Lovely Reed, by Jack Howell. I've got a number of items I'll be posting for sale shortly (assuming they make it past the moderators),
Making the welder pay for itself
I usually don't start my make busy projects until winter but this year has literally been a wash fishing wise. I have more cancelled trips then actual trips this year due to all the rain. In fact I pr
The brand new Redington Butterstick!
The Redington butterstick has been one of the leading glass rods out on the market.  It always had decent sales compared to other brands rods, and it always was pretty good.  However they ch
Micro Fishing Fly Pattern... Simple Quick Tie
Had fun the other day fishing for little Bluegill and Sunfish using midge patterns and nymphs with the Micro Fly Rod. Was trying for the smallest of fishes but hooks were too large to catch the little
Humpy Flymph SBS
A Flumpy; found this on a Serbian site. Tied with materials on the bench; change colors to suit your needs. hook Dai Riki 125 #14 thread - Danville 6/0 olive tail - wood duck flank body - Tying thr
SE FL noob
Hello all... Brushing the dust off my fly equipment after 15 years or so.......also need to go through my old tying stuff. Mainly saltwater down here, a little fresh in some ponds, used to hit ponds o
Are trout really that picky?
Considering all your thoughtful post though,it sounds like my fly box isn't deep enough, and I should be changing flies more frequently in an attempt to even the odds. Changing flies more frequently
Time for Secret Santa Christmas Swap Planning
Cut off for sign up is Nov. 17th to have flies here by Nov. 24th.  Welcome to the Secret Santa Swap 2018! The object of this swap is that you send me your flie
Would you use it? - a CDC Dun fly
Something popular here in Europe but seems not very popular in US. I wonder why? I have an american  friend who took a look at the fly bellow,  he was susceptible and not very confident to u
Old fly tying vise videos?
I was searching YouTube for videos of old tying vises I had seen in the past from a guy with the handle of classic fly tyer or something similar but cannot find them now. I recently bought an old Thom
Airbrush for flies (feather&fur - not poppers)
I was wondering if anybody has airbrushed color on their flies, not styrofoam or balsa wood but bucktail, dubbing or synthetics? Curious about if that might last longer than the markers? I appreciate
The Adams Dry Fly
The Adams dry fly is one of the most popular dry flies ever created for good reason.  It mimics a mayfly perfectly and has proven itself throughout many years of fishing.  It is widely effec
CHAMOIS
Hi,   another fly tying video from my YT channel: the Chamois Nymph.  subscribe to my channel!   https://youtu.be/5L6L-Skra0Y
what does your fly photography and or video setup look like?
i am curious on what your tying photography and or video setups look like   please show some photos and list your equipment   please no negative comments of tyers setups   thanks  
Micro Mop fly
So it's always a good idea to have some Mop flies, and I wanted to share a "micro" version that has worked well for me.  If you have any other materials you're using for these smaller mops, I'd l
Family Dollar Store Find
This is going to make a bunch of good panfish flies. For just a $1
Pulloharja-Puh SBS
That’s is a cool looking fly. I really enjoy it when you post flies from far away places.
Spring Favorite
  Spring Favorite   Hook - Salmon/steelhead style Thread - White Tail - Red calf tail Butt - Green wool Body - Red chenille Hackle - Red Wing - Orange calf tail over strands of orange cryst
SKPADE
  skpade   hook - salmon/steelhead style thread - black tail - brown bucktail body - black crystal chenille wing - white bucktail hackle - black   reference - hairwing & tube flies
Can I use a Scott 9' Med/Fast rod for nymphing?
Was hoping to purchase a new Redington Hydrogen 3 wt nymph rod, but I was thinking I might be able to use my current rod for Euro nymphing;  Current rod is a Scott A4905 9'0" Med/Fast 5 wt; I wan
Fly Tyers Dungeon Sale
Thanks for posting your flies, Scott.
Ribbing material on Hare's Ear nymph?
i use the traditional oval tinsel in medium and small sizes but have also used wire on smaller flies   try reverse ribbing the wire. it wont sink in as much into the dubbed body   flat tinse
Tarnished Silver
  tarnished silver   hook - salmon style thread - black tag - flat silver tinsel tail - golden pheasant crest ribbing - oval gold tinsel body - rear half - flat copper tinsel; front half -
Fly Fisherman Magazine Article bibliography and/or database --
Years ago--in the early days of the net--there was a guy who periodically posted a bibliography of Fly Fisherman Magazine articles, listing titles and authors and perhaps, (I can't really remember) an
October Flies from the Vise
This pic was posted elsewhere on the www coutesy of Jim Slattery... I find the story of how his pattern got hijacked really compelling. Thanks ft for posting and tying the original. To me it imitates
Gawdy frogs
Those curved bands would make great pincers for craw fish flies.
New Tying Bench
Hi all  This is my attempt at a making a Tying Bench. I have been doing my research & cant wait to lean & start tying. Please tell me what ya think
Whalin Galen
hook - salmon stylethread - yellowtag - oval silver tinseltail - red hackle fibersribbing - oval silver tinselbody - light gray rabbit fur or equivalentwing - gray squirrelhackle - light blue tied as
Nalle Puh (Winnie the Pooh) SBS
Considered the national fly of Finland, created by Simo Lumme; a caddis imitation. Original is tied with a bear hair wing; smoke 'em if you've got 'em, I guess. hook - Dai Riki 300 #10 thread - UTC
Favorite hackle colors
I have heard of guys who only use a parachute Adams or a Royal Wuff, period. I know other guys who carry a bunch of fly boxes. I am a bit of a hoarder of feathers, myself, and get bored tying the sa
Losing posts because of Facebook...
Now this of course sounds stupid, and it is. I've only gotten to get into FB in the last year or so because others push me on it. So I'm doing a lot of quick posts on FB and all you have to do after y
Re-newed fly tyer
Hi folks!   I'm new to this forum (looks great, by the way), but not new to tying flies. When I was younger I tied mostly panfish and bass flies and bugs using a series of really poorly-made vice
FYI
Casting for recovery will have 20 warmwater retreats next year. Reel recovery will have 10 warmwater retreats next year. 14 participants in each retreat. They always appreciate flies for these.  
Stimulator Dry Fly
In my opinion, the Stimulator is one of the best flies for using as an indicator.  It floats high, is super buoyant, and mimics a large range of bug species.  I could be wrong, but I believe
Feather source
I would use many of the feathers on soft hackle flies, or fibers from the feathers as legs or tails on nymphs. Wet fly wings etc. Almost anything that you would use grouse, rail or starling feathers f
Experiments from area 55
Making flies this way is a fly tying thing.  I like to keep it interesting.  I don't claim they work any better than a Parachute Adams.  
Quick Question - SBS Acronym?
Step by step   Notice the steps in tying in Scott's posts
Use of jig hooks for ALL nymphs?
no reason at all. be creative. experiment   however, nymphs like a prince nymph or with a wing case should be tied up side down and even then its tyers preference     copper john  
Small Creek Fishing with the New 2019 Redington Butterstick
Re the OP's issue, though, sounds more like it's either educated trout at the end of a busy summer, or throwing dry flies when they're after emergers or rising nymphs, or possibly throwing visible Cad
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