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  2. flytire

    hook size

    fly hook charts - Google Search any one of the fly hook conversion/comparison charts should get you that information
  3. from another forum in 2005 The Orvis Baetis vise was a rotary vise that Renzetti threatened to sue Orvis over so Orvis dropped it and started selling the Renzetti Traveler instead.
  4. seems to be as lively as its always been
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  6. I answered your call.... I guess that the flies I posted didn't quite stack up. Mayhap that is the reason "new blood" tyers don't feel comfortable posting here. I do miss SBPatt's fantastic ties and more importantly the way he provides SBS posts for the "new blood". (Westfly connection) Beyond that... neat little club the 6-8 of you have here.... Scott, I would love to connect with you again. I always had a ton of respect for you and learned a great deal from your posts over all of these years. I'm not sure how messaging works here but you can reach me at [email protected] Peace
  7. It gets this way every year at this time.
  8. Busy time of the year, me thinks.
  9. Thanks, yes, they are a bit unruly, thought it does have very nice shades of color and beautiful markings.
  10. @niveker Good job on the hackle wrap. That feather can be kind of “wanky”.
  11. 👍 If you'll have me, I'd like to tie a pattern Gunnar Brammer came up with called The Bug.
  12. Hopper, you're like I used to be. Jump on a swap and have them tied in a day or two. Not so much anymore. Couple last night, couple tonight, and I have 7 tied and will have to change pattern no matter how many get in since that used up the material for the first 7. I got in the "No Chicken" swap and have 3 tied for that but not happy with them so may go in my box and take a different path on that one. It's gotten hard for me tie a single pattern for any length of time anymore. Now my wandering old mind thinks, "Gee, if I doodle with this and diddle with that it'll really make a neat new pattern". 'Course, there are no new patterns, only variations of what's already out there but it's fun just swap around material and see what it looks like at the end. Very few things you can do a bluegill won't eat it and there's always the Xacto there ready to clean it if need be.
  13. Mini-Clouser Minnow, baby bass Hook: Mustad 3906 #10 Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0, olive Eyes: Bead chain, x-small, black Body: Bucktail, white/tan/olive/black Markings: Sharpie marker, black
  14. Thanks Moshup. You are correct, it's a ringneck breast feather, the smaller ones are higher up, closer to the neck.
  15. Nice looking vise. I came across a few references to it on the internet, seems like it was made by Thompson for Orvis, that's about all I could find.
  16. ANY pattern that uses ANY peacock/peahen feather/quill as part of it's materials. How's that? Kim
  17. You are referring to a Ringneck?
  18. @niveker very nice !!! Doesn’t look like pheasant neck though.
  19. Red Clock #12 Hook: #12, difficult to fit a smaller hook to the prescribed hackle Thread: Orange silk Thorax: Peacock Hackle: Cock pheasant breast feather Head: Peacock herl.
  20. utyer

    hook size

    The Mustad hook S70-3399 has these specifications: Sproat bend, down eye, 2X strong wire, micro barb, bronzed; Uses: nymph. Equivalent to Mustad Classic 3399 hook. It is a heavy hook 2X strong indicates a hook that used a wire 2 times heavier than a standard hook. If your tying foam bugs, then this hook can work since the foam will float it. The standard Mustad dry fly hook is the R50-94840 with these specifications: Round bend, down eye, micro barb, bronzed; Uses: Classic dry fly. Equivalent to Mustad Classic 94840 hook. Notice the lack of information about wire size. That means this is a standard wire hook. The Mustad R30-94833 is a dry fly hook with these specifications. Round bend, down eye, 2X fine wire, micro barb, bronzed; Uses: light dry fly. Equivalent to Mustad Classic 94833 hook. The 2X fine wire means this hook uses a wire that is 2 times lighter than standard. The best way to find equivalent hooks from other brands it to compare the specifications of the hooks. Most good shops that sell hooks will give a good set of specification for each hook. The closest hook from Daiichi would be either the 1550 or 1560.. The 1550 is the 2XHeavy, and has a slightly shorter shank length. The 1560 is their standard nymph hook and is a 1XLong. and 1XHeavy. Back about 55 years ago, when I started tying, there was only ONE hook brand sold by most stores, so there was no confusion on what to get. Yes there were other brands, out there but you had to mail order them.
  21. Can anyone tell me how rare this is. Do a Google search and could not find hardly anything on it. And only one picture I found.
  22. atx, you're better with a fly line then I am. I have fished up to three flies at a time on a lake from a dock with no wind but if you can tie a dozen flies on a leader and make it work power to ya'.
  23. One of our members has a great comparison site ... http://flyhooks.org
  24. Hmmm ... I think I like that! I think it'll look great flashing in the sun on a nice little stream.
  25. Maybe it's quiet today ... but it's been busy as normal over the past few days.
  26. mikemac1

    hook size

    Search for “Fly Hook Comparison Chart” and you will find plenty of examples. However, if you are expecting that all #10 hooks are the same size you are dealing with a “Can of Worms” Although there are some loose conventions when describing hook length, gap, and wire weight; there is no standard on size. Traditionally hook sizes are merely proportional up/down from the manufacturers #1 hook size. Although the lack of a size standard may be disappointing to a new tier, there is actually no compelling commercial reason for standardizing hook sizes. Trying to do so would stifle hook innovation of which we’ve seen a lot of in the last few decades.
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