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  1. One thing that I forgot to mention is that you will receive so much information from all the members of this forum. I wish it was available to me in the beginning of my tying hobby.
  2. Welcome AZ Falconer. I've been tying since 1972 and one thing that I have learned is that you will always be finding new materials to tie with and you never seem to have the " right" material on hand . Don't be afraid to experiment with all types of materials old or new. My most successful flies that I've tied and fished with were patterns of my own design. Experiment and have fun. Endless opportunities await you.
  3. Hi Mark. Glad to hear that you're up and about. Just go at it easy at first. Seeing your flies and how the Grayling go for them brought back many happy memories for me. My first fish caught on a wet fly was a Grayling. I was sent to Fort Wainwright in October of 1968 and learned to tie when I was there during my first winter. The next spring I had a chance to test out my creations which the Graylings approved of. I've been hooked ever since. Good looking flies.
  4. Dyed muskrat dubbing is a little hard to find but when you are able to find it stock up on whatever colors you can find. There's always a use for them.
  5. I would like to thank everyone for their reply's about muskrat dubbing. Back around 1973 I purchased an ounce of sheared blended muskrat dubbing fur which I still have and use to this day. That ounce of fur seen a lot of flies come from it when I was tying semi-commercial and till this day. It's my favorite for Adams and other patterns, both wet and dry styles that call for this color. This ounce of fur didn't have much guard hair in it and when I use it on a fly I get a very nice smooth tapered body.
  6. How many of you still use Muskrat Dubbing? With all of the newer dubbings on the market, you just don't hear about it being used very much by tiers. What are your Pro's and Con's about muskrat dubbing?
  7. I forgot to mention earlier that I did go back to Spinney and I used for the first time a 1/2 " Thingamabobber and I love the jam feature. I used it with some of my ancient emergers and once the proper depth was determined for my fly the action started.
  8. Good evening Sandan. Thank you for the list of patterns. I'm very familiar with the RS2. I've used the pattern years ago and find it very customizable. I don't think that I'll go lower then a size 18 due to my eyes not being as strong as they were once before. Your suggestions are appreciated.
  9. Good evening Timijin. Thank you for the video on the Greg's emerger pattern. I have been collecting patterns and will be tying some as soon as as I finish a woodworking project. I'm looking forward to trying the new patterns on the waters in my area. Thanks again.
  10. Hello Sandan. I've been tying for about 50 years and a lot has changed in patterns and materials it's hard to keep up. I'm not strictly old school but I'm always open for new patterns. I'm unable to use a fly rod for long periods of time due medical reasons but I make the best of it. Any insight on the best patterns to use on this area would be great.
  11. Hello flytire. Thank you for the information on patterns for emergers. rs2's are my favorite years ago and so easily adapted to your local waters. I'm gathering info on patterns and the color plate link is ideal. Many thanks for your help.
  12. My Son-in-Law and I went to the spillway at Spinney reservoir here in Colorado and other anglers were fishing emerger patterns and doing quite well. My supply of emergers didn't seem to do well for me there as they have years ago at other waters in Colorado, I know my angling education is lacking about the newest patterns and techniques of emerger fishing especially for Spinney reservoir. I need help with learning about the newer patterns of emergers and the latest ways to fish them as well as well as to what newer materials are used. Any suggestions would be appreciated on newer patterns, types of hooks used and whatever else. Thank you all for your help.
  13. Hello mikemac1. Thank you for your information. I'll look into the book.
  14. Thank you blackfoots for your information. I have always liked these bushy floating flies and yes, they do float and catch trout.
  15. Thank you SBPatt for the pictures of your pattern. I never tied a pattern such as yours but I'll give it a try.
  16. Thank you Woodenlegs for your reply. I'll add these to my list to tie up.
  17. I enjoy tying and use the Stimulator and I know that there are others out there that fish the pattern also. I wanted to ask everyone, what are your favorite Stimulator colors?
  18. Thank you for the welcome Troutrtramp. Today will be a good day to start tying up my flies for this year since we're suppose to get about 12 inches of snow during the next two days.
  19. Thank you for you welcome skeet3t.
  20. Thank you mikechell for your welcome. Looking forward to being more involved on this site.
  21. Hello Chugbug 27. Thank you for your welcome.
  22. Thank you Rick Z for your welcome. How have you been?
  23. Glad to be here. Thank you for your welcome niveker. it's going to take me some time to learn how to reply properly to all who have welcomed me but I will learn.
  24. Thanks for the greeting Rick.

    How have you been? 

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