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  • Birthday 05/17/1952

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  1. Thanks for the information :thumbup:
  2. Thank you Fred and Devin.
  3. Does anyone have a list of the materials and a video or step by step tutorial for the gummy minnow. It looks like from what I have been able to find you simply make a couple layers with the foil product, then cover it with silly skin? It looks like several different ways and materials are being used in the different information I have been able to find.
  4. Thanks for all the thoughtful and informative answers.
  5. Thanks guys, I'm still digging around trying to read everything I can find on the subject.
  6. I am thinking about buying one of two Nikon macro lenses for macro fly photography. One is AF-S 105/2.8G VR and the other is a 60mm AF-S/2.8 VR. The 105mm is almost twice as much as the 60mm, is it really worth it? I had even thought about buying some other brands but they don't have the Vibration Resistance feature and since the lenses will probably also be used as a portraite lenses I think I would like to have the feature. Any ideas or suggestions?
  7. The Prince Nymph is the first one that came to mind when you said you would like to use the biots as wings. Here are a couple of good tutorials, one step by step photos and one video. http://www.flyguysoutfitting.com/bhprincesbs.html http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=C9t_a2Z1dGA&...feature=related
  8. The shape is a little different form most midge larva. The larva is smaller at the head and larger towards the bottom. I tie the larva just about like the ones in the link Randy77 posted. I also tie a pupa/emerger version with flashabo wings and a clear glass bead. Both are good flies when trout are keying in on them on the SOHO, and they do particular in the winter and early spring
  9. Jack Garside has a nice article on the use of most feathers found on a Ringneck Pheasant skin. http://www.jackgartside.com/art_pheasant_feathers.htm
  10. It's a size 14 TMC 400T/swimming nymph. It's a light wire hook that comes shaped like that right out of the pack. After I place the hook in the vice I do "gently" push down at the eye to open the gap just a little bit. Some mfgs hooks can be bent quite a bit, Tiemco isn't one of them. The tempering is so hard that you can't bend them much without breaking.
  11. I guess about 30 years now. It's only been within the last 8-10 years that I've tyed on a regular basis. Before it was just a means to catch fish and not an activity within itself. The change in fly tying material and instruction over the last 8-10 years has been unbelievable. With all the step by step instruction on the web, books, viedo, and web sites like this Someone can become a very good tyer in a short period of time. When I started there were very few books, or flyfishing mags. Let alone videos/DVDs and the web.
  12. flyman

    THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!

    Can't wait to send that to a couple of my "special" friends.
  13. OK the feathers have a new home! I'll let everyone know when I harvest a couple more. Thanks, Flyman
  14. I have maybe 30-35 of these B&W flank feathers. I don't use them in any of the trout patterns I tie. I'd be glad for someone to have them that could put them to use. Maybe the first 2 people that PM me I'll split them up and send them off. FREE!
  15. Trout-200-300 Saltwater-25-50 Bass & panfish-25-50 It's not that I carry that many patterns, I just have several of each pattern. Plus, when I'm trout fishing I often try to imitate the specific stage of an insect. When your are trying to imiatate the nymph, emerger, dun or larva, pupa, and adult of some species, it doesn't take many for the flies to add up.
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