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  2. When trying for Shad before fishing, no shad but...
  3. First time tying this Catskill classic ”Ginger Quill” Hook. ....... Mustad 94840. Sz 14 Thread. ..... Utc 70. Light tan Tail. ..... Ginger Cdl pardo Body. ..... Natural peacock quill stripped Wings. ..... Wood duck flank Hackle. ...... Whiting Rooster cape ginger
  4. It's a nice 2 1/2 drive for me. One of those "tank of gas" 1-day trips to enjoy. I ended up taking Rt 17 just a bit south of you MIL. Look forward to hearing from you. Kim
  5. That's a pretty dang good day. I've caught my share of grayling on the Big Hole the last 50 plus years. What a beautiful fish. I didn't listen to it but I see you're using a stubby leader right?
  6. "Namsen" (Bates' recipe with substitutions.) Tag: Silver tinsel and yellow silk Tail: GP topping with red hackle fibers (still learning out how to add hackle without messing up the tail ) Butt: Black ostrich herl Body: Yellow, orange, red, and blue dubbing (sub'ed for seal and probably should not have used florescent colors ) Rib: Silver flat tinsel and gold oval tinsel Throat: Black hackle Wing: Yellow, blue, & red goose, plus two shades of turkey that were sub'ed for feathers that I don't own. Mistake on the wing with the blue overlapping the red. Surprisingly, it did exactly the same thing on both sides and both sides look identical. If the pattern used a JC eye, I think I could have hidden this mistake. Debated about adding a JC eye anyway to hide the mistake. I still have a lot of work to do learning to do tails and wings correctly.
  7. "Namsen" (Bates' recipe with substitutions.) Tag: Silver tinsel and yellow silk Tail: GP topping with red hackle fibers (still learning out how to add hackle without messing up the tail ) Butt: Black ostrich herl Body: Yellow, orange, red, and blue dubbing (sub'ed for seal and probably should not have used florescent colors ) Rib: Silver flat tinsel and gold oval tinsel Throat: Black hackle Wing: Yellow, blue, & red goose, plus two shades of turkey that were sub'ed for feathers that I don't own. Mistake on the wing with the blue overlapping the red. Surprisingly, it did exactly the same thing on both sides and both sides look identical. If the pattern used a JC eye, I think I could have hidden this mistake. Debated about adding a JC eye anyway to hide the mistake. I still have a lot of work to do learning to do tails and wings.
  8. Rainbow warrior is very cool!
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  10. denduke, saw a recipe for air breathing snails in a magazine a long time ago. I do remember the recipe used peacock herl to imitate light refraction of the air bubble. So many flies, so few materials and so little time to fish them!
  11. “Rainbow Warrior” (Buckland’s Salmon version, not Egan’s nymph) Tag: gold tinsel Tail; orange squirrel tail Body: black silk Wing (mane style): blue and yellow squirrel tail Collar: yellow hackle
  12. beautiful day on the clearwater chasing grayling - YouTube Today I got into some grayling that were hitting dries a few days ago all while having a recording gopro on my head. Then I took the footage, put it in my editor, and whipped up a good video for you all to watch. I really enjoyed filming this video. The river is very beautiful and peaceful (When there's not tons of boats everywhere). I really enjoyed the fishing and I hope you enjoyed watching the video as much as I enjoyed making it. If you didn't happen to enjoy it please like the video, subscribe to the channel, comment in the YouTube comment section because it will really help the channel grow. The more likes/comments/subscribers is the more people that the algorithm will recommend it to.
  13. Those look really good, thanks. I'm thinking of adding more tail like yours. I've stayed away from deer hair because of it's buoyancy, I have to get these down 20 feet. Yeah, my snail pattern works really good when the trout are keyed on them, other times they work as good as anything but sometimes, they really gettum.
  14. Tried to send this as a PM but pics didn’t work. Yours Dads look and should track great. Don’t really need to change a thing . The feather for the shell back makes yours nice! .👍Gonna post some of mine for you to get more ideas maybe. Used d-rib, pheasant claws, and deer hair on some. Used kids hair fibers w/ glass rattles on some. Use md felt, d rib, flank feathers for claws on others. There’s a s trout stream in Arkansas that is just full of snails. You can see the stockers tailing as they gobble them up. Their guts are full of them but for the life of us we can’t gettem on any snail pattern we’ve tried. But you have had success with clam flies before, amazing. Good Luck 🤗
  15. These are intended for the big sun fish in Havasu but I bet they would work for almost anything. We don't have crayfish up here in Alaska but I think they'd work here. I could adapt the pattern into a dragon fly nymph.
  16. I think a mop body would work for a shell if the flies were a little bigger. On these flies it might be a little too bulky.
  17. Carp! Trout will go nuts over them.
  18. No, I didn't follow a recipe. They needed to be an inch long for sun fish and I need to fish them in 20 feet of water. Many of the recipes on the internet used materials that wouldn't adapt well too my needs, way too big. Here's my list of ingredients, I'm leaving on a fishing trip today, when I get back next week I'll do an SBS (time permitting) Hook, size 8 or 10 jig hook. I bent these from hooks I had. Thread, 6/0 grey Weight, 2 wraps of .020 lead wire the length of the shank Dubbing, orange rabbit Claws, heart shaped pheasant breast feathers died olive green. Eyes, 30 pound yellow monofilament. Body and head hackle, one orange, one olive grizzly hackle palmered together from tail to head. Shell, a back feather from ring necked pheasant died olive green. Coat shell with Sally Hanson.
  19. Great looking flies. Again, I'm thinking flies for carp. If you didn't follow a pattern, how about the recipe and/or a Youtube video? Thanks for sharing.
  20. Sounds like an enjoyable weekend. The Catskill Fly Fishing Museum is only about an hour from my mother-in-law in Oneonta, so it is on my to-do list one of these visits. Perhaps the micro breweries will entice my wife to join in as well. I'll PM you with my address in a moment. I really appreciate it. Chris
  21. This is what I did...you do have to drill a hole in your desk (at least one hole, I did two so the post on my vise can go through for height adjustment). Hard to tell in this pic but I drilled through the top of the C-clamp and table top, inverted it and secured with a bolt, fender washer and wing nut. I just slide the post in the hole and hit the set screw. I did this because I don't have a dedicated tying area/desk and had to build an extendable end table by my couch...This table top is a bamboo cutting board but I have a different top now.
  22. It's a bit early for the hoppers yet. Hope to get on the water in a couple weeks. Last week I did make it down to Livingston Manor, NY to the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum though - great ride, great weather, some fine beer and food at one of their micro breweries and one more thing checked off my bucket list! I'll let you know how things turn out. BTW, if you send me your mailing address I'll send down a couple patterns for you to try - a couple of my own plus one from a one armed tyer from 1930's Utah that was WAYYYY ahead of it's time. 'Till then tight lines my friend. Kim
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