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Everything posted by muskyhunter81

  1. Thanks for the compliments. The size of cone depends on the size of the hook. I used a size 4 hook and a large or 1/4 inch cone.
  2. Here is a tutorial I just completed on the Slumpbuster. http://www.fishbaitsflybox.com/2014/10/slumpbuster.html Hope you enjoy it!
  3. Charlie Craven's book is $25 on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Cravens-Basic-Fly-Tying/dp/0979346029/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412212065&sr=8-1&keywords=charlie+craven ), if your interested. I have both Barr Flies and Charlie Craven's book. Charlie Craven is the one who tied the flies in John Barr's book, too. Recipes for the Copper John are the same.
  4. Now that I have my copy of Barr Flies in front of me, I can tell you what John Bar recommends. He uses black biots for the Chart., Blue, Black, Zebra (black and silver wire), Silver, Pink, and Green Copper Johns. He uses white biots for the Wine Copper John. He uses brown biots for the Red, Copper Brown, and of course the Orignal Copper Johns.
  5. You can use whatever color you want. I prefer black or brown.
  6. Fisherboy, The Traditional Adams above is tied based on a fly tied in an article in the summer 2014 issue of Fly Tyer magazine it was written by Dennis Potter and is titled "Tie the Perfect Adams". The fly in the article uses a half dozen or so GPT fibers and superfine dubbing. I have seen "Grandpa's Story". I found it very interesting; however, using only two or three GPT fibers for the tail just doesn't give the fly the "bang" I am looking for and although the "Grandpa's Story" version of the Traditional Adams uses wool for dubbing, I find that superfine dubbing is a much better material for dry flies than wool. I can tell that you have a passion for fly fishing and tying especially for a young man as yourself, don't lose that. You have an excellent eye for detail. Thank you for your compliments.
  7. Check out my new step-by-step of the Traditional Adams. http://www.fishbaitsflybox.com/2014/09/the-traditional-adams.html
  8. Crackaig, Those are both awesome flies. Some people can be jerks. I think you handled that forum issue the best way possible.
  9. I tied this a couple days ago. The tutorial can be found at: http://www.fishbaitsflybox.com/2014/09/rainbow-warrior.html
  10. Here is the tutorial I did for the Rainbow Warrior. http://www.fishbaitsflybox.com/2014/09/rainbow-warrior.html
  11. I really like the adams with peasant tippet for the tail.
  12. Here is a fly that I tie regularly. I tied some for a recent swap as well. The step by step can be found here: http://www.fishbaitsflybox.com/2014/09/super-what-tying-super-x.html
  13. I found this at the Allen Fly Fishing website: https://store-cb329.mybigcommerce.com/product_images/uploaded_images/allen-fly-fishing-hook-equivalency-chart.jpg
  14. Here is the Peacock Nymph. The step-by-step can be found here: http://www.fishbaitsflybox.com/2014/09/peacock-nymph-simple-yet-effective.html
  15. I see...Anyway thanks for hosting it was a fun swap.
  16. Got my flies today...very nice set excited to fish them. Bryon the extra fly was yours sorry it didn't end up in your box.
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