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tiny fly questions
So, the theory I'd apply to small flies like tricos is to tie a cluster of tricos on a larger hook, in a similar manner to the theory behind a Griffith's gnat: it's a cluster of bugs vs one bug. Th
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
Fly Tying Article
1. It's more enjoyable to catch a fish on something I tied.  As well as saving money.   2.  Wyoming   3. Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, Lee Wulff     4. Drew Chiccone,  Ni
Brand new to everything fly related.......
Welcome to the forum.. FYI, you can get an e-book, from Al Beatty, for $4.99 to 7.99, free with Amazon Prime. Each of the books provide textbook type instructions, and progessively work through more
Hello from Red Lodge
Welcome Kyle, from Buffalo, Wyoming here.   Fish Montana quite often, usually have a year-round license to hit the Big Horn and Tongue River Reservoir.   You will enjoy this place!
Do you like emergers?
Because trout started to eat these flies here are some of  the simplest emergers that I use. Easy to tie,  no special skills needed : cheers,  Lucian We fish emergers about 60% of the
Beat on Me, Like a 5-year old's rented Drum Kit Challenge
Intro-   Although I have tied certain fly patterns for many years, I gave up  about 23.5 years ago on trying to tie Winged Wet flies in general, and the Rio Grand King, specifically.
Is it just me?
Every once in a while, I think, "Hmmm ... I wonder what it would be like to fish (state your exotic location here)?"   Then I go fishing locally, and catch fish, and have a great time.   TH
Grateful for the lack of Political content
Talking with some nurses today that seem to have a great sense of humor.  Learned I am not the only one that things the bass tournament, glitter-rocket monkeys should be wearing $3000.00 business
Inconoclastic Irreverence. Oh the Calumny! Purists Cover Your Eyes
Why Lures get first spot in my online "signature" possibly explained in attached photos.   Made these because "Cowbells" do not cast very well.....   and trolling flies is a long-standing, p
A stroke of genius, I think
For anyone who wants their scissors even closer at hand ... you can glue a strong magnet to the top of your vise.scissor holder.jpg   Of course, this idea might not work on every vise design, but
Spring, Wyoming style, has officially arrived. Fire up dem Chainsaws!
Any Sources for Tungsten Washers?
I don't think it's a very malleable material (like not at all) I looked a little bit I'd check with these guys, the site is a pain to navigate but they just might have them, located in Wyoming toohttp
Well, I would pay for quality film and voice work,  if I was in that position.  You know the local politics best, however, and maybe they already have someone doing that kind of promotional
Wrapping double hackle on dry flies
Recommeding that you check Ch 12. of Al and Gretchen Beatty's, ebook, available for instant download from Amazon for $4.99... This covers a Royal Wullff with double hackle and a split wing. I have t
A new rod on the San Juan River!
Yeah it's a great area, I love it here. If you like outdoors, your gonna love it here. If your not an outdoor type of person, you are gonna hate it. Haha Reprise of Wyoming for sure. My friends an
Help reconstruct a lucky fly
+1 kudu, Craickaig will deliver a dead-on SBS with precision and detail. In the mean time, I am going to go old school and hit my personal library books, possibly some journals. I will be happy to
March Flies From The Vise
pinedale floater   Sir, is that a Pinedale, Wyoming reference, there is some very good dry fly fishing in that region?
Caddis Nymph - tied with Catgut
Ha! The problem with that for me is I live at almost 9500 feet elevation in northern New Mexico. The only kitties wondering my neighborhood are also called mountain lions. I'm leaving them alone! Joe
2nd Australian Casting for Recovery Donation Swap
My coment was just a joke about how differen't postage prices are! Sorry!:-) Speaking just for me, I always presume everything you post is a joke (not the fly porn you tie up) until proven otherwise.
Rod Tubes needed.
Having been a dedicated club angler years ago (where we competed in every type and size of gear from 4# spin all the way up to fly....) I knew many that had interior rod racks in their station wagons,
Royal Wulff Tying Video
[attachment=61158:IMG_1926.PNG] This is perhaps the best Wyoming Brook trout fly I have fished. My enthusiasm for tying some up again is jump started. Although you do make it look tooooo easy...
Butte Ugly Swap-Register here-Open Feb 16
I wondered if I should do a customs declaration at the post office before I mailed it. I wasn't sure that Wyoming is in the United States or not. Maybe it would get there quicker if we treated it like
11ft 2/3wt nymphing rod
Wyoming Cowboy Brown and Gold Colors, with slight red accents.  Score!   I do need a recommendation on a 3-wgt flyline, think I am good on reel for now, but combo might work, nonetheless
The Down Home Pride Swap
Byron, I am in, with North Platte River Special, Redhead Variant, repping Wyoming
I have a great deal of success on this fly even here in Colorado and I enjoyed an especially memorable day on the North Platte in Wyoming on this fly. The tail is red macaw. The other fly is my own co
Feb flies from the vise
midge box done and ready for a possible trip to colorado/montana/wyoming/new mexico Speaking for the
Hello from Western Virginia
Welcome to FTF from Buffalo, Wyoming.. Have used horse hair on several mayfly patterns... Segmentation great on tiny abs
Has anybody used Kabari flys with regular fly rods?
Anyone have any insight as to why the hackle is tied in reverse of what we in the western world might consider normal ?   You guys crack me up.     Obviously, as we have been told
Musky Fly Swap 2017
7 or 8 weeks???? Crap, my season for Muskie isn't open til June 3rd. Now I feel lucky. Waters in Wyoming are basically open all year, although we have a few temporary closures to protect some specia
Hopped on the Christmas bus, Gus...
[attachment=60059:IMG_0602.jpg] Merry Christmas to All, from Wyoming, snow on the way. Blessings of the Season to Everyone
What Is A "Professional" Fly Tier
I don't know what Nova Scotian fly tying groupies would be like. Not sure I want to find out.    J Could be like the few in Wyoming, mostly dressed in Carharts and Snowmobile boots, with br
Why I like auctions
Picked up an older but rarely used Manual cannon downrigger for 14 bucks. I know it has nothing to do with fly tying but like most, I think, I do it all when it comes to fishing. One thing I look forw
Welcome again.. PM me if I can help out with some materials, in short term .. Sorry you did not win the JosephSylvia Christmas derby. Seems you are doing really well, considering that your new vice
poopdeck, can' t disagree with your motives but I question your methods because different generations require different approaches to " education." Perhaps, we can leave the "parenting" to his folk
Winter Steelhead Flies - In Review
It's amazing the amount of effort not needed to click on a link with the lightest of index finger pressure. And sometimes one finds a jewel of a site like yours Shane, well done! I visited too, well
Hot glue shrimp/scuds
Good to know, looks like I'll be multitasking during Monday night footballPro sports to me is simply repulsive. To each his own sir. Living in Wyoming you take your entertainment where you can fin
The Bitterroot
My fav river in all of Montana. Welcome the forum, Buffalo, Wyoming here. There are many great fish and fly photos around here. If you have more of Bitterroot country, feel free to post them.
100% Wool Fingerless Gloves
I only use wool fingerless gloves in the summer. They work great rowing the boat or pontoon to prevent blisters and sunburn. Also make it better when grabbing a fish to unhook before gently releasin
New to Tying, New to Forum (a few early efforts)
A blonde, a bendback and a bendback clouser. Feedback most welcome. Questions: 1. I really like the flashy Steve Farrar material. Anyone have ideas for how best to use it? 2. For flies calling for buc
Hello from Upstate New York
Greetings all..... Retired 9 years ago so I'm lucky to be able to fish when I want, permitting.  Live 5 minutes from the Esopus Creek and 45 minutes from the Beaverkill / Willowemoc /
New to the hobby
Cold- Never took a college art class, so Picasso was not an inspiration. My loss, uh, the art class not Picasso. After living in Wyoming for decades, I was luckily able to spend a day in the Chicag
Pegging Beads... Fishing or snagging?
Regulations and opinions vary:
You're invited on a "One Fly" fishing contest
No trash here Fishing Bob, I Googled "trout Cheyenne, OK". The response was, "do you mean Wyoming ?" That was followed by "Simon's Catch and Red Lobster". Also there is a Trout Funeral home. Nearby. A
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
April Flies From The Bench
Tying up a few trout flies for my trip to Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah.  
Shed hunting??
Feeding deer and baiting deer is illegal here in Wyoming. So you basically have to just walk around aimlessly. It's a good time for me to plan out new potential tree stand spots and check on existing
Intro to the forum (and my trash flies)
Fishing is fishing.  Never chased trout, myself, but I have caught a few up at my Dad's in Wyoming.   Every once in a while, my job takes me near the places where trout are supposed to be, b
How to cure your roadside feathery gifts.
So I live in Wyoming and have been tying flies ever since I've been a little kid. Around here you find your occasional roadside diamond and you hate to just pluck feathers and throw them into a
Shifting gears to freshwater bass....HELP!
Dave, I have no doubt that the trout are harder to catch.  There are plenty of threads attesting to that.  I don't want to start the "which fish is smarter" argument ... But there are many t
Beadhead Caddis
The  Rhyacophila caddis is a fast water insect. According to Gary LaFountaine, a green caddis larva pattern is best used in fast water. So regardless of whether the pattern was intended as genera
Comfort vs. Utility in Vehicles -- What Would You Do?
I’m sure you’ll get lots of advice on this one but I can only tell you about my own experience. I have a 2011 Subaru Outback. In a past life the vehicle was my office and I typically put 3
Puget Bug SBS
Typo ... I do not have any moose mane.  I've seen moose, in Wyoming and Alaska, but I wasn't close enough to pet them. So, I've never seen mane hair up close.
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
Trip out west recomendations
Hey Guys, My family and I are planing a trip out west the last week of may and first week of june (29-4) 2016 and Im looking for good lodges to stay at. We are from Georgia so this is a big trip for u
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)
Galdrins creations
Thanks you for the video, I'll check it out. Also thank you for the image of the Wyoming version. I'll try and make both for my collection. My goal is to make classic flies as they are described in th
Bob Wayatt's DHE ?
Just one thought a bit out of the box here. It is not necessarily a bad thing to have an emerger that hangs under the water surface. There are several insect species that emerge from their nymphal shu
Tippet size
Of course, LOL! I see so many people trying to make things more difficult than it needs to be.   Okay, so you're fishing a highly pressured stretch of water on an even more pressured river/stream
Bitteroot Valley, Montana
Hello, I primarily fish streams in western Montana, but occasionally travel to northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho. Interested in anything folks in this part of the country are getting in to.
Fishing In The Wind........Ouch !!
I live in Wyoming, and sometimes you have to consider it a successful fishing trip if you come home without any  new jewlery in your face, neck, or ears.
I think I'll put down the bobbin for today
I thought I would replenish my supply of wooly buggers for my Wyoming/Colorado trip this summer. Like most tiers, I've tied woolly buggers for years, so I decided I didn't need to refer back to the re
Fun Times with a Conservation Officer
I have been fishing for over 50 years. I have fished every state in the northeast plus Montana and Wyoming. In all that time I have been checked maybe 6 times. Three of the times were on the same trip
Before you die....
Montana or Wyoming, fly fishing and elk hunting with my bow. Dream...
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