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flytyer56

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  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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. :D


  5. 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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