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Chernobyl Ant
Cricket. (Chernobyl's cause it mutates easily.) Here's a great discussion from stevenojai, no need to guess... "This fly was the winner of the 1995 Jackson Hole One Fly Contest. It was designed by Mar
Utah Killer Bug
The last time I posted a video to the original Utah Killer Bug, there was LOTS of discussion because of it being a spin-off of Frank Sawyer's famous pattern.  I'm sure this one won't cause quite
Fishing report, Everglades Flamingo, 2 May
As usual most of my anglers aren't using fly gear - but the last one listed was..... and those tripletail will take a properly presented Clouser almost any day you find them - and they're a sight-fish
Lake Mead anyone?
After living in SO. Utah for 3 years it barely dawned on my stupid self that I live an hour away from Lake Mead. Im thinking I will definitely be making a trip or two this spring. Does anyone have any
Shoutout from Utah!
I used to live where i could see Utah.  We were in Idaho and Yost was the nearest Utah town. And later  I rode for a Nevada outfit along the Utah border for awhile, near Wendover. '72 was my
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
Laws vary from state to state .....whilst the Feds main own the water, in some states the land owner owns the bottom of the river - to mid point if he owns only one side. Theoretically making it tresp
What flies to start with?
As Crackaig, and Bimini stated techniques are what is most important. I would add zonkers to bimini's list of patterns they make good baitfish imitations and are cheap easy ties!   As far as
is tenkara catching on?
It's all good natured fun Rick. I consider myself an angler and enjoy many varied angling opportunities from fly fishing to spin fishing, bait fishing, chunking catfish and stripers and ice fishing. I
Started shopping at new shop
jstockard advertises "10000 fly tying items in stock" which is a little misleading. they probably have multiple quantities of different fly tying materials but i doubt they have 10000 individual items
Group gathering...Tying...Fishing...Friendship
Perhaps it would be better to plan something local for local tiers. I've noticed this board has members from far and wide, much more so than other boards I'm on which are generally local in nature. No
Feather Emporium ??????
  This is what I ordered on May 2nd     ... on a ladder painting and he would call back ...   ... He was chasing his dog that was loose ...   ... he said that he had been
Hotspot colors
i used danvilles flymaster 6/0 waxed color 501 for these flies   [url=][/URL]  
a couple of fly boxes done
Looks a lot like one of my nymph boxes. What is the long skinny nymph on the bottom with the pink head? I wish I didn't go through so many nymphs, but since I like to drag bottom I lose a ton of them.
Feb flies from the vise
utah killer bug   [URL=][/URL]
GSMNP fishing tournament
David, thank you for the reference point. I did not know what those types of events cost. I was basing the price on a single fly event on the Green River in Utah and looking at where the Jackson Hol
Best Fly tying web site.
Flats, Yeah I follow him he's from Utah and am I so am I. So, I  thought I would do a little campaigning LOL. They also opened up fly shop in Orem, Utah, w
Skagit Casting and a Paddleboard
Alright, I see that although it's possible it is unnecessary so instead of a spey rod, my next rod (don't tell my wife) will probably be an 8wt switch rod, because there are many lakes and rivers that
What happens when....
I currently have 18  nine by eleven boxes here at home.  These are mostly full of Salt water and Warm water patterns. I have only 3 boxes of cold water flies, at home, and 3 boxes of Steelhe
What are everyones go-to searching flies?
Trampus, I'm in the extreme southwest corner of Utah  I should have specified. I will mostly fishing in the central part of the state though so it will be a lot cooler temperature wise due to the
Griffith's Gnat
yes and it provided some very good fishing on the green river in utah using a slight variation of cream fur vs peacock herl  
Badger hair uses
Legal status in Utah Badgers are protected and classified as furbearers and they are managed through regulated trapping seasons.
How did you start tying flies? We all have a story . . .
Started fly fishing in 2012 in California, while I lived there for 2 years, only fishing occasionally Mostly for private pond bass and bluegill. (they would eat a shoe if you tossed it at them, so no
Anyone tying cicada flies?
I've never tied any cicada patterns, but I've seen quite a few in the boxes of guys I know who travel a bit more than I. There's an annual hatch on the Colorado at Lee's Feery, the Green in Utah, and
AZ flyfisher here
Greetings.  I've been here off and on before and finally decided to do it right and interact a little more.  I've been tying since I was nine years old and fly fishing since I was eleven. &#
June Flies from the vise its been a good year for you.  Your flies look great!   Thanks RC. It helps that I'm constantly re-tying stuff since clients end up losing too many to c
Tie Larger Sizes First?
Thank you everyone for the great feedback! I had a good laugh too! I do have one of those magnifying lights on my rod building bench so I will move it over for sure. And I think you were right Poopdec
New to tying
I am 19 yrs old and live in southern Utah. My wife bought me my first fly rod a few months ago and I have been hooked ever since! ( poor girl had no idea what she was getting herself into) haha.&
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) G
Hello from Southern Idaho
I visit Idaho as often as I can.  Great fishing all over the state.  Down south (Utah,) too many people thing the only reason to go to Idaho is when the Powerball gets over a few million. &#
April Flies From The Bench
Tying up a few trout flies for my trip to Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah.  
Snowshoe rabbit feet
  Are the wild ones superior to what you can buy in the store?   Maybe I am just repeating a rumor but I have read on other FF BBs that most of the "snowshoe" rabbit feet sold is actua
Secret Santa 2015 time is here
Glad they got there, and thanks for the kind words.  While I live in Florida now, and I am concentrating on fishing the Central Florida Lagoons for Redfish, Trout, Snook and Tarpon, I do travel t
Has anyone ever rented an RV?
  i'm thinking of a trip out west maybe next year (Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming loop) (i lived in the Denver area for 11 years but there's a few rivers and streams on my bucket list to fish)
Fly Tying Station or Bench
A friend asked me to build a fly tying bench for him.  He has been quite taken with fly fishing, enough to buy a second home in Utah very close to great trout fishing areas. He gave me a box of a
Hello from Middle TN
Hello, been snooping around for a few weeks. I began my fly fishing when I was about 10 my uncle took me to an outdoor hunting and fishing expo in San Mateo. There was a man who came over the loud spe
Cleaning Waders and Boots
I am in California right now, as it so happens.  The law here is very clear.  You must scrape and disinfect your equipment if you move from one body of water to another ... or have verifiabl
license holder
Utah and Idaho do not require display of the tag, just have it on your person when fishing.  I still keep them in my old holder.  
Grand Junction, CO?
Sorry I missed this thread. I have lived in GJ all my 53 years, and love it. As stated above, there are many fishing opportunities near here. Not a lot of trout fishing in town, but a lot of warm wate
Biscayne nights -Everglades days, 4 May
Been quite a while since I posted  a fishing report... here's the fly fishing portion of my latest.... I'm still alternating between the 'Glades out of Flamingo during day trips and the urban are
Greetings from the Desert Southwest
Hello, my name is Scott from southwest Utah. I'm not only new to fly tying and fly fishing, but somewhat new to fishing in general. I didn't grow up fishing and didn't start until a friend got me star
Suggestions, plz: Easy & efective fly patterns
Utah killer bug tied by Tim cammisa is very easy. Tie in the yarn, twist it, and wrap it up the hook.
Hairwing Fly Swap
I'll be tying a Logan Cain, a wulff style fly that is used in N. Utah to match the lesser green drake. mcgx2
what is your worst fly tying blooper
Way way back (my second fall of tying,) I was given an order for some flies.  One of the patterns, was the Red Quill.  I lived in Utah, and we didn't have any connection to the "Catskill Tra
January swap club
Okay, let's try to get this as the thread for this swap instead the first listing. PO closed yesterday. I know because I went there. Problem with being retired is you don't get holidays off like the w
Your Favorite Bluegill Pattern Swap
Hey Guys, as you can see from the above post, Rick is going WAY beyond the call of duty! He's offered to send out another set of boa yarn flies and I should have them in a few days. I have completed t
Hello from the PNW
Hello Everyone, I grew up in Michigan and fly fished the lakes and rivers around my hometown; AuSable, Thunderbay, Manistee, etc. Since then I've fished in England, Montana, and Utah. Picked up tying
Fly of the Month Swap...2015
My January’s flies are on their way.I have wanted to tie the “Utah Killer Bug” for a while now but had a hard time finding the correct yarn to tie it with. Did some research and foun
UV in your flies - fact or fallacy.
Think of UV fluorescent materials as fly "brighteners" that can be used as attractor ingredients in fly tying. They make flies more visible in two ways, by emitting light and by creating contrast that
Top 5 rivers you want to fish...
This is tough:In no particular order1. Green River, Utah2. Wind River, WY3. Metolius River, OR4. Driftless Area, WI5. Firehole River, WY
Difference between brookies and other trout?
Every year in my family we draw names for Christmas and this year I got my brother-in-law who was very excited as he learned I've started tying flies. That's what he's asked for Christmas. When I 
Interesting find today:
Right I am still in Utah, the river is the Provo.
Sadness on my end... Vacuumed my 3wt Rod!!!!
Mike, that is a tough break (no pun intended)--who would've thought the universe would punish a guy for doing a little housework?! I plan to tell my wife tonight: no more vacuuming for me--it's just t
Sow Bugs
Hey all, Going to Utah this week to fish. (Last minite) No time to get to the store for materials. Needed a few sow bugs tied with what I have on hand. Any inputs would be appreciated. Not sure if th
Sow Bugs
Hey all, Going to Utah this week to fish. (Last minite) No time to get to the store for materials. Needed a few sow bugs tied with what I have on hand. Any inputs would be appreciated. Not sure if th
Falcon's Ledge in Altamont Utah.....thoughts?
Hi Everyone,   I was just called the past evening for an opportunity to head out to Falcon's Ledge in Altamont Utah in a few days!!!!   Has anyone been there?  What types of flies would
One material...Next swap idea
Henrik's flies came in today on the ship from Denmark. If there's something rotten in Denmark it certainly is not Henrik's flies. A beautiful little cased caddis using one of my favorite material, cdc
Newbie from Utah
Welcome to the forum Holly.  I am also "from" Utah, but now quite far from Utah.  Living in Florida these days, but I do get back to the Beehive state every summer.  I fish the Green, P
Rotary Hackle Pliers
This is the one you want.   Tyflyz Toolz Hackle Pliers 
Allen fly fishing or Hook and hackle
I was able to talk extensively with Allen this weekend at the Wasatch Expo here in Utah, and I was asking about their hooks.  They have come a long way in 3 years, and their hooks are getting bet
Salmon Flyswap
Mine are double bead nymphs and large adults from Orem Utah.
RBF: Newbie from Utah
Hello Everyone,I'm from Utah, grew up less than a mile away from the Provo river and yet never have fished that well known water. Thought learning how to put together my own rod would be a nice skill
Dollar Store Wrapping Paper Spoon
I know, I spent the first 5 months of 2013 waiting it out.  Forty seven dollars each for non-resident licenses was too much.  Florida makes you get new drivers licenses, and register your ca
RBF: fenwick build
Hey guys im fairly new to the fourm.. im fairly new to rod building as well I've built a few rods but have just moved from Florida to Utah. Now im learning to build fly rods. Here's a 2 piece 6wt fenw
RBF: New to the site..
Hey guys im new to the site.. well I've been a member for a while but never posted anything. I just wanted to get on here and introduce myself. Names Mike I currently live in Utah but just moved from
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