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  1. Here you go Homer, some reading material. http://www.flyfishohio.com/Vise%20Review%201/Fly_Tying_Vise_Shoot-Out.htm
  2. I use a Black nose Dace a lot. It catches a little bit of everything. Also the Shannons Streamer is easy to tie and catches a lot of different fish. http://www.flyfishohio.com/Shannons_Streamer.htm
  3. That looks pretty darn good if you ask me. The colors might be off, but the proportions look good.
  4. You could try leaving your thread tag long when you first tie it in. Wrap your thread to the back of the shank, tie in the tail, body material and your hackle. Wrap the body, tie off and clip the excess. Tie in your flash and pull it down each side then use the tag end of your thread to secure it and then spiral wrap the tag end to the front of the fly making sure your flash is where you want it to be. Tie it off and wrap your hackle feather over the thread wraps to hide them. I hope that makes sense to you. Let us know if that works for you.
  5. I tied up a few of these yesterday for the Mad. sz 14
  6. Fly Samurai, that's a great looking fly. Would a recipe or SBS be out of the question for it? Thanks.
  7. I did some more searching and found these two You Tube videos. They're both for stone flies but they could also be used as a caddis.
  8. Nathan, Welcome FTF. I'm not sure about the video you're looking for. I did some searching for reverse hackle wings and found this. They call these Wonder wings. http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying-patterns-step-step/250295-reverse-hackle-hawthorn.html Is this the style of wing you are referring to? If it is you could just put a thin dubbed body on the hook, then add your legs and the reverse hackle wing over top.
  9. I like fishing trout mostly, because of the waters they live are mostly clear and where I live if someone even mentions the word rain the creeks and rivers turn to liquid mud! After trout it would be Smallmouth bass and panfish.
  10. Here's a link to one that Al and Gretchen Beatty tie. It's in the latest Fly Tyer magazine. http://www.flytyinggroup.org/AtTheVise/EZYCrayfish/EZYCrayfish.htm Definately easy enough pattern and they say it works great. Just change the colors to match the local crayfish.
  11. You can post them from your computer too. Just save them on your computer then when you make your post, go to the bottom where it says "Attach Files". Click browse and find your picture and just do what it says and it will post your picture. It will show a code in the box in attach file, then just click Add Reply Just like this.
  12. Sweet looking rod, Steve! I know he'll be happy with it. If you guys want a custom rod built, Steve's the man. I've been using my 4 wt. he made for me, for several years and just love it!
  13. Martin, just keep tying and your flies will improve with each one you tie. My first flies were scary. We all started at the same place.
  14. Welcome to the site Bill. Nice looking streamers!
  15. Martin, something I use for the front of the hook is bead chain. You can find it on old style lamps (the pull chain). You can also pick it up at hardware stores or craft stores pretty cheap. I use it a lot because it adds a little weight but not enough to sink your fly like a rock to the bottom. You can also get cooper wire for ribbing out of old electric cords. Just peel off the outside insulation.
  16. Never heard of them or thought about making them, but they sound interesting. Maybe any easier way to make a spun deer hair head?
  17. Nice action in the water, Kirk. I can see why it works. Nice!
  18. When I tie for a swap, I just do the best I can. My flies aren't all perfect, but then I'm not selling my flies either so they don't have to be. I tie flies that catch fish and that they do. The more flies you tie the better they look but, all they ultimately have to do is convince that fish to eat it. When I first started tying, my flies were pretty scary looking. Today they look alot better. Just keep at it, and when things aren't going good quit for awhile and try again later. I do it all the time. Some times I'll sit down and knock out a dozen and the next time I'll quit after 2 or 3.
  19. WOW! It looks like you've been busy. Very nice ties!
  20. Somebody had some time on their hands. Pretty cool looking though!
  21. Most of the time what you said is true. But a couple years ago I ordered some mallard flank feathers from a well known supplier. A couple weeks later I get one of the bags out to use it and see little worms crawling in the bag, look at the second bag same thing. So I call the place I bought them from and they say no problem well send you two new bags. He says let me make sure we have them in stock. A couple minutes later he comes back on the phone and says we have to get more we're out right now. I think they just got a bad batch. They replaced them when the new ones came in without bugs. So it can happen, but not very often thank goodness.
  22. Tie them in one at a time. Get the first one where you want it, then tie in the second one with a couple loose wraps and pull it to the same length as the first one. Just keep trying, you'll get it right.
  23. JStockard, hands down. You can't beat there service and they ship fast too. They can usually get it in the mail the same the day the order is placed and depending on snail mail you get it quick. If there would happen to be a problem with the order give them a call and they make it right.
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