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  1. It's Bluegill time, so I tied up a few to force feed them.
  2. Made up a few more soft hackles for the box Partridge & Orange sz 10 Partridge & Red sz 10
  3. I think it's orange, chartreuse, yellow and black. I think.
  4. I was asked to post the recipe for the Emerald caddis that I posted earlier. So I'll post it here. I found this fly in the book "Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackled Nymphs" By Allen McGee on pg 43. Hook: sz 14 mustad 3906 B Thread: Olive 70 deneir Abdomen: Cream rabbit fur lightly dubbed so it stays buggy Rib: Copper wire Thorax: Peacock herl twisted around the tying thread to strengthen it, then wrapped around the hook Hackle: 2 wraps of Hungarian Partridge You can also add some lead around hook if you want. I put 6 wraps of .015 lead free wire on these.
  5. A few more soft hackles for the box. Getting ready for spring. Sz. 14 Emerald Caddis
  6. You could use the longer feathers for wrapping on a bugger or use the fibers for tails on nymphs. You could use some of the smaller feathers for wings on dries I would think.
  7. Thanks a lot for posting it up. That thing looks killer for smallies.
  8. Just restocking the boxes for when spring finally gets here. Sz. 12
  9. That's a nice looking crawdad, Istripbuggers! Could you do a SBS on it for us?
  10. FlyTyer15, I don't do a lot of deer hair, but have done some. To answer your question, they stack the deer hair to get the different colors on top of each other. You put the hair where you want it and tie it in, DO NOT let it spin! Hold it tight and tie it in where you want it. Here's a you tube video on how to tie the Punk Rocker by Bruce Derington check it out.
  11. Check out this youtube video.
  12. I don't have one, but I think I read somewhere you could use the motor from a BBQ rotisserie for a drying unit. petelangevin posted at the same time I was typing.
  13. I watched a video a while back, where the guy said to start your thread about a hook eyes length behind the eye. Then while you tie your fly "do not go past those first thread wraps" until you are ready to tie off and finish your fly. It works for me. No more crowding the eye. As far as legs go on your nymphs? They will fish just fine with out them, how ever they do look better with them. The legs will also slow the fall of the fly in the water. Something else to think about if you need to get it really deep.
  14. I tie mostly on Mustad or their Signature hooks. However I've been looking at the Allen Fly co. hooks. I haven't bought any yet but I am thinking about it. Anybody have any experience with the Allen hooks?
  15. Nice looking golden stone fly Travis.Where do you get the light olive goose boot at? LOL! HAHA I missed that! BIOT, not BOOT. Nice catch! LOL! Yes I knew what you meant, but had to laugh. Thanks for the offer on the biots, but I have plenty.
  16. Nice looking golden stone fly Travis. Where do you get the light olive goose boot at? LOL!
  17. Pheasant tails are a staple in most fly boxes. It's been around for a lot years and still works great! I have several different sizes and colors in my box and use it every time I'm after trout. Most of the time it works, not always but often enough I wouldn't go after trout without them!
  18. I fish mostly fish nymphs, and I would recommend 1) Pheasant tail nymph 2) Hares ear nymph 3) Copper John You can find pictures of them all in the fly data base on here or any where on the web.
  19. Merry Christmas to you to Tom, and everyone else on here.
  20. Simplejack, I really like the looks of that chartruese and black bugger!
  21. Merry Christmas to everyone! Have a safe and happy holiday season.
  22. Thanks for posting this, Wolfgang. That's a very simple and easy way to tie off your parachute flies.
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