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C LeBo

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  1. Hello, Living here in Auberry, California, there are a LOT of baitcasters, and, not being bias, they often ruin your hope a noble, peaceful, catch and release fly fishing trip. So, I was wondering if anyone knew of some good fly-oriented waters in the Sierras, compared to the heavily pressured waters I usually fish. And I'm also willing for a good backpacking trip! Thank You and Tight Lines, Carson LeBoeuf
  2. It is also SUPER fun to take bluegills on dries. My favorite is using a olive Elk Hair Caddis, dry or wet!
  3. I like it, it would be a great crappie fly. Sometimes simple is best, right?!?
  4. Here are some little bass fly creations, I have lately been working on my spun deer hair. The first one uses the hair as a weed guard, it was part plan, part accident! Thank You and Tight Lines, Carson LeBoeuf
  5. I like em. They look like a good wogging fly for pink salmon!
  6. I personally like The Dirty Rat on a size 4 hook. It's a killer at dusk! Thank You and Tight Lines, Carson LeBoeuf
  7. I like it! The color and action should make a total bream slayer!
  8. Great tie! Could it be tied in a brown or tan color scheme? Thanks, Carson LeBoeuf
  9. Here is a little muddler thing I made and looked pretty good. Maybe I might be able to toss it to some browns later! Thank You and Tight Lines, Carson LeBoeuf
  10. I've used this here pattern before and had quite a bit of success with it, but I ran out of brown marabou so I couldn't tie any more of em. Stonefly Bugger Thank You and Tight Lines
  11. Great Job! Were you usin a kit, cause those seem pretty darn good for the first ties! (just a tad jealous) Tight lines, Carson LeBoeuf
  12. I first started bass fishing at a local pond with an old Shakespeare rod and reel. I got pretty good with it even though the pond was overfished. I started robbing my mms sewing tin and freehand tied my own jigs and whatnot, which evolved into tying flies without a kit or any thing. I then got better at tying and got an old Shakespeare Fiber Glass Fly Rod from my grandpa, which I think is from the 50's, and I still haul bass out of that pond today. Thank You and Tight Lines, Carson LeBoeuf
  13. Thanks Murray! I tyed quite a bit over the week and here are some of my favorites, and I got a bag of electric blue turkey flats and have been experimenting with those. The top right one was slaughtering the bass on Saturday. Thank You and Tight Lines, Carson LeBoeuf
  14. Here is a GREAT streamer for those lunkers who like a nice and silent presentation! It's put a few good bass and browns under my belt, so I hope you like it and tie a few. I prefer a size 12 or 14 but you can easily change it to fit your needs with a longer hook, different colors, etc. Thank You and Tight Lines, Carson LeBoeuf
  15. Hello, A lot of us fly fishers had to start somewhere, right? I was wondering just how many of us started our fishing "career" with a good ol' spinning rod and reel. And if so, how long did it take you to turn to fly fishing, how good were you at it, and what did you fish for? Thank You, Carson LeBoeuf
  16. Hello, I've tied a lot of crippled mayfly patterns before, but never really knowing what the real thing looks like. I've used em and had good success, but what point in the mayfly life cycle does "crippling" take place and what does it look like? Thank You, Carson LeBoeuf
  17. Thanks Ebrant10 and lykos33! I appreciate every single bit of advice I can get from you guys. Here is another little streamer I made for the bass this weekend Oh ya, do you think sizes 12 and 14 are too small for a streamer?
  18. I agree with bluegill, a plastic tackle box is a good way to store your larger flies, and if you find one that has removable and insertable slots you can put your nymphs and 'not too small flies' in there too. Well Sir, I've tried tackle boxes before and had great success with em for bass flies and streamers when I first started tying. But as I got better, I was overcrowding it with nymphs and dries, and some of the hackles would get ruined. As for the Bugger Barns, I think I can sell enough flies to some friends and scrape by with just enough money
  19. Hello, I'm looking for a new and affordable fly box. I have 150+ poppers, streamers, nymphs, and dries that I've tied and they just won't fit in my current box no matter how much I organize them . I've seen great boxes that would fit my needs but need one for a good price. Thank You, Carson LeBoeuf
  20. Hello, I know I don't have nearly as much experience you guys ( I'm only 14), but I have been tying for about two and half years now. Like a lot of other fly fishers, I started out on a spinning reel, and I was pretty good with it for all of my hand-me-down rubber bass craws and worms. But I didn't have much money ( and still don't ) and kept gettin outfished by ones more fortunate at the time, so I started to make my own jigs and what not with sowing thread. But lookin back, I did pretty good for no vice, no bobbin, and nobody that I knew who could show me what the heck to do, but it makes me cringe thinkin of some of the crap I made. Then I got some fly tying books from the library and got my tools and vice whenever I had the money and just kept tying and getting better and better, though I still have a ways to go. Though I think I was lucky, cause I had a nice bass pond near my house, and the bluegill and crappie ate just about anything tied to a hook and kept me tying and fishing. And now I outfish the guys that used to outfish me! Thank You, Carson LeBoeuf
  21. Could You please give a link to Allen Fly Co. Cause you make it sound pretty darn good!
  22. Hell, you might as well make the most out of it and tie something on to em
  23. I'd have to agree with Piker20, cause kits always seem to be all of the company's cheap materials thrown together with a bonus DVD or something.I got all of my materials one peice at a time, and I think doing this is better because it shows you how to become proficent with one material before moving to the next, with the help of some books or the masters on this site. And as for getting the materials listed above, I'd reccomend Bass Pro Shops, Orvis, and Ebay. I really hope you take to the delightful "torture" of fly fishing and fly tying like all of us have. And thank you so much for serving our wonderful country Forever in your Debt, Carson LeBoeuf
  24. Here is a pair of featherwing streamers I recently tied, they're pretty simple but looked kinda nice. I hope you enjoy them, but I'll appreciate any and all criticism Thank you, Carson LeBoeuf
  25. Hello, My family and I just recieved three hampshire piglets, and I was wondering if there are any uses for their hair. Cause it wont be too long before they're too big to wrangle so I'll need to get to em pretty quick if I can use their hair. I'll take any and all opinions Thank You, Carson LeBoeuf
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