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  1. It looks like I might have to spend some time on that site. Thanks for the link, gostdncr. I had never heard of that site before.
  2. It's called steelheadsite.com Just pick the state you want when it comes up.
  3. I've caught trout on these, as well as many others. sz 14 or 16 hook Black glass bead Black pheasant tail for the tail Black ice dub Black pheasant hackle sz 16 or 18 scud hook Small gold bead Small red wire Peacock herl
  4. When I tie with herl I always wrap the herl around the thread, and then wrap the thread and herl together like the other guys. It works great and the herls don't break while winding.
  5. Don't they make some paint brushes out of boar bristles? If so maybe you could find some of those and dye your own. Just an idea.
  6. Sonny did you get your vise? I've had mine for about 2 yrs and wouldn't give it up for anything . Once you get used to it you'll love it. I don't tie many dry flies mostly nymphs and streamers. I've tied spun deer hair on size 2 hooks and tied nymps down to a size 18 (about as small as I can manage). Like I said once you get used to it you will love it. I haven't had any problems with my automatic bobbin either. Good luck and I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
  7. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine Bulldog.
  8. Bulldog, I just tie for myself and tie what ever I want or need on it. Yes they aost a little more but it should last a lifetime. I even tie deerhair bugs on it occasionally. It's an awesome vise and will improve your time per fly. For me it's alot simpler to tie with.
  9. I've had mine now for a couple of years, and I Love the thing. They aren't that hard to tie on. Like Longears said the automatic bobbin takes a little getting use to, but I love mine and would recomend it to anyone.
  10. I'll be there Sat. I'll stop by the booth and say HI!
  11. Golf pro shops have it also. They use it to weight there clubs for balance or something.
  12. I'll be glad when the water warms up, and that's me catching some of those carp! What a blast they are!!
  13. Will do you have a Macro setting on your camera? If so try using that. On my camera it is a little flower image. Then you can zoom in closer.
  14. Will, you have gotten alot of good advice here. I know it took me quite awhile to catch my first trout on a fly. The best advice I can give you is to "Don't let the trout are so smart and hard to catch thinking affect you!" Trout are just another fish with a brain the size of a pea. If you can catch bass and gills you can catch trout. The fly has to be in the feeding zone or they will not eat it! It's that simple. Get it in the feeding zone and you will catch trout or any other fish for that matter.
  15. Nice looking fly, that should catch some fish.
  16. Nice looking fly, that will catch fish. I have to agree with flytyinfreak, less marabou in the tail and make it alittle longer also try to get a couple more wraps of hackle at the head. Just keep making them and fishing them and enjoy what you do, and let the fish be the final judge.
  17. Nice looking fly cruncher. I beleive I'll have to make a few and give them a try. :rockon:
  18. I have to agree with Old Hat. Since you are just starting out learn how to do a whip finish, they hold up better and when done correctly you don't have to use head cement.
  19. Glad to see you get the recognition you deserve for comming up with this idea Will. It is truly a great magazine.
  20. iso18, at the top of the page in the gray bar on the right hand side is the search feature. I just put in " curing deer hides" and there are several different threads about this listed. I hope this helps you find what you want.
  21. Nice fish Jamie. We are getting rain right now in NW Ohio. Just have to see how much we get. The rivers all could use a good shot of water.
  22. Where do you guys find those hooks? They look like they have a nice wide gap.
  23. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by flytyer56: Egg Sucking Stone
  24. Try small nymphs, like pheasant tails and hares ears. You can also try a smaller crawdad, say a size 10 maybe and also try smaller wooly buggers. Don't weight them, leave them light so they sink at a slower rate, and don't try casting to close to them as they can be spooky in clear water.
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