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Posts posted by mrgramps

  1. 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.



  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. 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. 

  5. 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.


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