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cebe replied to Gene L's topic in The Fly Tying BenchI use the small halfhitch tool to push the hackle back with a half hitch. It keeps the eye clear for a finishing wrap.
Shooting head Line
cebe replied to bullhead's topic in Fly Fishing Gear & TechniquesLead core is pretty stiff by its nature of being lead wire, so if you want something more supple that still sinks well look into getting some T-11 or T-14 sinking material. Some fly shops sell it by the foot around $.75/foot. You can loop it by welding it or doubling back and nail knotting it with 8# mono. I think my lead core sinks a little faster than “T” material but since I switched I haven’t gone back to lead core. 9 wt Ambush will cast 10’ of T11 just fine spey style and OK overhead.
Mt. Pleasant, MI
cebe replied to Czob's topic in Beginner's CornerGates lodge on the AuSable in Grayling does Saturday morning 9AM -12 fly tying. It is free and usually they have chili. It is about an hour and fifteen minutes from Mt.Pleasant. Well worth the drive. https://gateslodge.com/ Check out their events page. Old AuSable Fly Shop also does flytying and is about ten minutes closer. https://www.oldausable.com/
"Waders are a rip off"
cebe replied to DFoster's topic in Fly Fishing Gear & TechniquesProbably cheaper to buy an inexpensive overly large wader and wear an inexpensive light wader inside of those for less money than a high end pair. Just a lot tougher when you gotta answer the call of nature. $800 is a lot for something that will last only a few years under moderate use.
Click on page numbers not working ?
cebe replied to robow7's topic in Site Help and SuggestionsIt has never worked for my iPhone but works fine on my iPad.
Oldest USA Nymph
cebe replied to salmobytes's topic in The Fly Tying BenchI think Potts woven nymphs might be around that same time frame too. I believe he was a wig maker.
Natural Black Squirrel Pelt
cebe replied to niveker's topic in The Fly Tying BenchI live in northern lower peninsula Michigan. We have mostly black squirrels and gray. The pine squirrels and fox squirrels have just about disappeared. That is just in the last eight years.
Adhesive For Hopper Wings
cebe replied to Patriot's topic in The Fly Tying BenchI use head cement Fly-tite which is more like a thinned rubber compound. Not sure how cost effective vs Shoe Goop but it does hold turkey tail feathers together ok for hoppers.
Wading boot cleats
cebe replied to bullhead's topic in Fly Fishing Gear & TechniquesI have used Kold Kutters for a lot of years and mostly use 3/8 on thinner soled boots and 1/2 on thicker soled. I only use them on rubber soled wading boots though.
cebe replied to troutmaster08's topic in EntomologyTroutmaster, great picture, and I can even see the rod tip through his wings. Is that picture taken with your phone or a camera?