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Coin

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  1. 9 hours ago, denduke said:

    Couple dozen pond stockers outa State lake on spider/ popper rig.   Amazing they are trying to spawn aready.  We’ve had so much rain da dang fish gonna drown....

     

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      That looks like some good eating to me.


  2.   Here's a question for you would you use Calf Tail or Craft Fur for the smaller fly's? I am sure most of you use the buck tail but what I am looking at is Hareline Calf Tail assortment for 8 dollars. Good idea or bad idea? Here's my first try using squirrel tail. Bigger picture than what I was expecting.1087184346_squirrelclouser.thumb.jpg.1ed7e388ff3c99c0c6728bbca9250772.jpg


  3.  I would like to ty some small Clouser minnows for Bluegills. Size I would do them in would be 8 and 10. I have no idea what size eye to use or to even try. I don't want to have a bunch of them and not use them. Any ideas as to what size I should start out with? Any special materials that you use for yours I would like to know about. Thanks ahead of time.


  4.  I do know that any color can be the color on any given day. What I would like to know is what is your go to color to start the day with? You know the one that is your favorite.  Now it may be a color combo that you start with. For your info I chase mostly gills but would still like to know for any kind of fish. 


  5.  Is there some kind of chart or web site that tells some one if a Mustad hook is number S70-3399 what is the number for that hook in a Daiichi  or a Tiemco or what ever brand? Or am I just missing that all Dry Fly or Wet Fly or Bait or what ever hooks have a certain set of numbers? If there is such a thing I would like to know. Thanks


  6.  Can anyone tell me does a fly need to have 8 legs or is that something to just make it look nicer to the person doing the tying? When you fish a fly with only 4 do you catch less fish? I know these are some dumb questions but does it make a difference?


  7. Thanks for looking at what I have done to date. This is some thing I have wanted to do for a long time. Now that I have started I am wondering why I waited so long to start.  My guess would be life just gets in the way. Hoping the next ones will be better. If anyone around Tucson is up for some very cheap lessons lets talk.


  8. These are some of the first fly's that I have tied. Now I have been having trouble with the feathers so instead of using good ones I went to Hobby Lobby and got some cheap ones. I do know it should be a Olive colored feather but I used what I had. The Wooly Bugger is on a Eagle Claw #2 and is a all purpose live bait hook. Also the Bully is on the same hook. The Vise is the one I bought on Ebay called a Byron, for me I don't know the difference between a good or bad one but so far it works. Don't laugh to hard and I am open to suggestions.

     

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  9. 14 hours ago, Coin said:

    I have not taken the plunge. Once again I am having a hard time telling myself that this is something I should do. I live in Tucson Arizona and there isn't a whole lot of places to go with out driving for a hour or more other than a city park pond.

     I just talked myself into a vise. They had a Byron vise that sells on Amazon for 129.00. The one I bought was for 70.00 on Ebay. Looks nice anyway, I guess I will know more in a week. 


  10. On 7/15/2021 at 6:17 AM, niveker said:

    The vise in that auction looks like a 'customized Heinz 57' vise, although I could be wrong as DH Thompson did have a good number of different style vises.  Here more info than most probably want to know:

    Early D. H. Thompson Fly Tying Vise collection

    DH Thompson and Herter - the companies and their vises, by Dennis Stead. 

    @Coin - so did you take the plunge yet? 

     

    I have not taken the plunge. Once again I am having a hard time telling myself that this is something I should do. I live in Tucson Arizona and there isn't a whole lot of places to go with out driving for a hour or more other than a city park pond.


  11.  I am sure you have been asked many times about a vise. I am new and would like to know if any one uses the Colorado Angler Crown Vise. At Sportsmen's Warehouse it is listed for 50.00 which would be the top of my spending limit. 

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