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flytyer56

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  1. Glad to hear you bought a Nor-Vise. I've had mine about 5 years now and just love it. I didn't do any mods. to mine because I like it just as it is. I've kicked the idea around about buying the smaller jaws, but really don't need them as I don't tie anything smaller smaller than a size 20 and can get by with the standard jaws. Let us know if you do any of the mods. you're talking about and how they work for you. There is a learning curve with the vise, but once you get it figured out you'll never give it up.
  2. Bryon, I found this picture while searching for your fly pattern. http://www.grizzlyfliesbyschottsie.com/copy_of_panfish.html I'm not sure if it will help you or not.
  3. The name is what the originator called it! We didn't name it. All though I will admit it is a bad choice for a name considering what the stuff does to people. But it does catch a lot of steelhead!
  4. I've had my Nor-Vise now probably 5 years. I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything. It seems like you either love them or hate them, not to many people in between.
  5. That's an awesome looking tying bench you have. I'm jelous!
  6. Nice looking Zoo Cougar! I bet that will sink and stay down with that head on it.
  7. Nice report. I haven't been out in this heat myself fishing. Having to work in it is bad enough. Right now I'm just staying in the AC until I have to go out.
  8. Try looking for jig skirts. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Do-It-Silicone-Skirts/1166276.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Djig%2Bskirts%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=jig+skirts&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products
  9. Some of us old farts are still hanging in here. Sometimes there's just to much to do and not enough hours in the day to get it all done.
  10. http://www.terryhellekson.com/ringneck_pheasant.htm
  11. Awesome looking fly! Very nice.
  12. The same reason flytire gave. flytyer is what I used but was taken. so just added 56, the year I was born.
  13. Sweet!!!!! I like them both. Should be a couple of fish slayers there!
  14. I hope you had a good B-day Steve! I missed it by a day.
  15. Nice ties Devin. The Hare and Squirrel and the Blue Royal look killer. :headbang:
  16. Nice ties bgause1. Those will work good in fast water.
  17. Hobby Lobby also carries full rabbit skins. The colors are usually natural colors, but you can cut your own zonker strips and have a good supply of dubbing too.
  18. Nice looking fly flyfishing99. You should add it to the data base with tying instructions.
  19. Nice looking soft hackles,Ray. The fish can't even wait for them to hit the water they're climbing onto your desk to get at them.
  20. Let us know how it works for you when you do try it. It sure looks like it will work.
  21. Dustin, Hows that fly work for you? It sure looks simple enough to make.
  22. ciccio, those look like killer flies. That's a neat idea. Thanks
  23. That's a neat idea. I might have to give that a try. I think that would make a neat body on a pupa or a nymph. Thanks ciccio.
  24. You can tie a nice ant with just thread and a hackle. A big bump in the back, hackle in the middle and a smaller bump in the front. It works good and is easy to tie.
  25. Here's one that works good for me. Hook: Sz 10 Tail: Brown Marabou Hackle: Brown Rib: Small copper wire Thread: Orange 140 denier Eyes: Bead chain Legs: Hot tipped silli legs - Black/Red Tie on the bead chain eyes on top of the hook, useing figure 8 thread wraps about 1/8 inch back from the hook eye. Then wrap the thread back to just above the barb of the hook. Tie on the tail, then the copper wire and the hackle. Twist the brown marabou and wrap it to right behind the eyes. Tie it off and clip the excess. Wrap the hackle to behind the eyes. make 2 or 3 wraps of hackle just behind the eyes and tie it off. Clip the excess. Counter wrap the copper wire rib to behind the eyes and tie off. Clip or break off excess. Make a couple extra thread wraps behind the eyes and put in a half hitch or two. Move the tread in front of the eyes. Tie in 6 peices of the silli legs on the under side so the black part extends over the point of the hook. Clip the legs so they are as long as the hook shank. I like to have about half black and half red after they are cut to length. Make a head and whip finish. I've caught carp, cats, bass, bluegill, drum (sheephead) on this fly. I think they take it for a crawdad.
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