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  1. I agree with the current hackle today being too hard, which is probably why I only use Clearwater Hackle and Collins for both wet and dry flies. Regarding buggers, @ times I use the uppermost hackle found on low-grade saddles, but when tying bunches of buggers (for myself and others), I use schlappen. Here's some that I prefer: http://www.clearwaterhackle.com/schlappen/ TC
  2. I have yet to find a decent organization system for my hooks, perhaps because like all of you, I have too many. I have three large containers, one for dry fly hooks, one for nymphs/soft hackles, and one for streamers/saltwater hooks. From those large containers, I have them separated inside based on either hook type (not brand) or size. I'd love to see what other tyers are doing; thanks! TC
  3. Thanks; actually, @ the bottom of the diagram, there is an explanation of each. For the tag, "With the hook shank parallel to the tying surface, the tag starts at the barb point and proceeds to the hook point. The tag may consist of several materials such as tinsel and floss." ;-)
  4. Nice fly, although that's a butt, not a tag Thanks; I appreciate it! In terms of "butt" versus "tag," I was comparing it to a salmon fly. Here's a quick reference: http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/anatomies/salmonfly_anat.htm Either way, what is the difference? Thanks again! TC
  5. Here's a neat little Czech-style nymph; it's one of Kevin Compton's patterns (Kevin owns http://www.performanceflies.com/). The fly is called a "Ginger Snap" due to the giner-colored peacock quill used for the body. The rest of the materials are listed in the video, as is the tying procedure; enjoy! TC
  6. An easy little BWO parachute; enjoy! TC
  7. Here are a couple of highly effective flies with snowshoe; enjoy! TC
  8. Nice looking tie; what material did you use for the wings? TC
  9. Nice idea on the thread; I love to dead drift buggers until 3/4 of the drift, and then swing them and strip in. I also love to tie extended ones and simply strip them across pools before doing anything else (especially early in the morning); expect aggressive strikes! TC
  10. I post some of my videos on that site, plus on this one: http://globalflyfisher.com/ TC
  11. Here's my latest YouTube tutorial, a Sulfur (Sulphur) Parachute Emerger; enjoy! TC
  12. Here is my newest fly tying video, featuring the Royal Trude and a variation; enjoy! TC
  13. Great looking fly; I especially enjoy the use of the dubbing loop! Great addition... TC
  14. Great use of zonker strips and the bright red dubbing; very creative, for sure! Here's a variation that I tied on YouTube recently using Sculpin Helmets: TC
  15. Thanks, Piker; the Bird of Prey is a great pattern that looks excellent in the water! TC
  16. I loved the look of your nymphs, Simon; thanks for sharing. Don't hesitate to share the materials you've used, as well! TC
  17. My newest addition, John Anderson's Bird of Prey caddis...enjoy! TC <>~<
  18. My newest fly tied with a CrawBody form from Flymen Fishing Company; this fly is called the "Crawbody Crayfish." Enjoy! TC
  19. Has anyone seen this video yet? It is hilarious, and reminds me not to sniff glue while tying! Enjoy... TC
  20. The marabou color looked great; nice work on the dye job. The marabou itself looked very buggy; do you mind sharing where it's from? Thanks! TC
  21. Great job on the quill wings; I love tying and fishing those, but definitely don't do either as often as I should! TC
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