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Title: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 15, 2011, 03:47 AM
I've been working up Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, Cahills and "Mini" Wooly Buggers. What are you guys tying for spring?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: dooberhoopa on Feb 15, 2011, 07:25 AM
all my nymphs are already tied up...been spinnin some black leeches and alewife patterns now
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 15, 2011, 11:00 AM
all my nymphs are already tied up...been spinnin some black leeches and alewife patterns now
Any Pics?
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: dooberhoopa on Feb 15, 2011, 11:32 AM
yea ill see what i can do
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: esox v on Feb 15, 2011, 11:55 AM
 Yarn Flies and glow bugs.. My kid and I were messin with the fly tying stuff at BP when I purchased my waders.. He bugged me relentlessly for a month to get the stuff because he wanted to tie flies. I picked him up a cheap vice and an tool kit for Christmas and he's whipped a hundred or so since then. Glow bugs, yarn flies,some streamers and hair jigs are about the max of my capabilities... So it work's out perfect for a 7 year old... ;D ;D ;D if he sticks with it I may get him and I lesson or two..to whip up some real flies. Going to start tying some tiny hair jigs soon for spring. Soon as I find all my painted jig heads...    
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bing-A-Ling on Feb 15, 2011, 01:51 PM
Right now it's still #10 and #12 stonies, hairsears, prince nymphs, in dark olive, brown and black. For the Spring it's buggers, and jigs.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: dooberhoopa on Feb 15, 2011, 02:29 PM
This is the alewife pattern

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi168.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu169%2Fdooberhoopa%2F2011_02150001.jpg&hash=a56f404aabfb6d61f1259b8a3618c738)

and my trusty leech pattern

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: monic20 on Feb 15, 2011, 03:12 PM
nice patterns there and some good waters to use them in orange county.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: esox v on Feb 15, 2011, 03:40 PM
how big are those ?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Feb 15, 2011, 10:23 PM
Just had my 2nd fly tying class tonight. I'm greener than the grass! I'm told though that my firsts will catch me some fish so we will see. Now it's time to purchase some of the tools to make more. Purchased materials for Wooly Buggers (Olive & Black, Caddis (Olive & Black). Afterward, Pheasant tails, midges & scuds. Probably Stoneflies after that. 

I used a Peak rotary vise tonight but I didn't much like it. I looked at the Sava F1 vise from Slovenia but it's 330 euro's which is about $400 in US. Way out of my range.

To many choices so I'll have some homework to do.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 15, 2011, 11:25 PM
Take a good look at Danvise. I've been using one for almost a year now with nothing but good to say. Very affordable and rock solid hook holding.

Very nice alewife pattern. Epoxy head?

I've got a Tuffle Eye kit on my "to Buy" list.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: troutmaster on Feb 16, 2011, 01:14 AM
i use a nor-vice for most of my patterns, but tie egg flys on a cheep regal knock off vise, the nor-vise can do some cool things with its lathe type rotation, but will set you back a pretty penny ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: dooberhoopa on Feb 16, 2011, 09:10 AM
The alewife is about 2and a half inches long and the leech is about 3.
The head on the alewife is the new fish skulls from Flymen fishing company. They make the streamer heads and beadheads for nymphs with eyes. Real cool stuff.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 16, 2011, 05:37 PM
The alewife is about 2and a half inches long and the leech is about 3.
The head on the alewife is the new fish skulls from Flymen fishing company. They make the streamer heads and beadheads for nymphs with eyes. Real cool stuff.
Uh Oh!    More stuff for the list ;D

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 16, 2011, 08:06 PM
I'm working on a bunch of pike flies for the spring.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Feb 16, 2011, 09:58 PM
Take a good look at Danvise. I've been using one for almost a year now with nothing but good to say. Very affordable and rock solid hook holding.
RG
i use a nor-vice for most of my patterns, but tie egg flys on a cheep regal knock off vise, the nor-vise can do some cool things with its lathe type rotation, but will set you back a pretty penny ;D

Thanks gents. I'll look into both but a cursory look at the Nor-vise is tempting me to buy it. I'll do my homework.

Here's a look at the Sava:- http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sava-ribiski-pribor.com%2FPRIMEZI.html (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sava-ribiski-pribor.com%2FPRIMEZI.html). Click on the video link to see it in action.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2011, 02:08 AM
That's a very sexy little vise :w00t:

I've used a NorVise. It's one of those "engineered" vises. It seemed OK to me. It's made (primarily) for rotary tying. They do make some very cool bobbins.

Take a look at a Dingo if you're jumping into your wallet that deep for a vise.

Not to be repetitive, but the Danvise is a remarkable vise for an unbelievably low price. I've twisted 2/0 hooks in a circle and held  #22's with ease. It's simple and it works very well. When I was looking at vises last year, I was ready to pop for $5 - 600 for a vise. That's what I thought I had to spend. I looked at all the big names as well as a bunch of hand crafted vises. They were all very pretty indeed.

Then I spoke with 2 commercial tiers who had many vises in their collections. Both said they tied  the bulk of their flies on the Danvise. Just because it worked so well and outlasted the others. These guys tied flies by the thousands.

The jaws are easily adjustable for center line when changing hooks. The rotary function is smooth and can be adjusted to tie traditionally while still being able to rotate the head. No extra jaws to buy. The only accessory is a jaw extension for very large hooks or tube flies. I haven't needed it yet as I don't tie salt water stuff.

Most of all, I love a good deal....and I bought a St Croix SC IV blank with the savings ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2011, 02:15 AM
Love your vise Dave ;D Did you make that?

Is that a mono loop under the rabbit strip for support?

I've done a bit of "Pike on the Fly" fishing. I used to go up to Quebec quite often (back when it was affordable) for walleye. There were always pike lakes in the surrounding areas. Usually they were a hike in with a row boat stashed somewhere. I had some remarkable days solo fishing on those lakes.

Not much more exciting that a pike on the 9wt ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 17, 2011, 10:24 AM
Love your vise Dave ;D Did you make that?

Is that a mono loop under the rabbit strip for support?

I've done a bit of "Pike on the Fly" fishing. I used to go up to Quebec quite often (back when it was affordable) for walleye. There were always pike lakes in the surrounding areas. Usually they were a hike in with a row boat stashed somewhere. I had some remarkable days solo fishing on those lakes.

Not much more exciting that a pike on the 9wt ;D

RG

RG

I can't remember where I got the vise. It has to be about 20 or more years old now.
I think I got it at Cabelas back then.

Got a Renzedtti Traveler enroute now,   ;D

I built a web site for a camp in Northern Ontario last year and fishing trips are my payment.   ;D
They have giant pike and walleye at the camp.
He is opening a new outpost camp this year on an unfished lake in the area that should be awesome.
He is offering a super deal this year on the new camp to get the word out.
The cost is $1000 CAD per person per week.
If you know anyone that is into fishing giant pike and walleye pass on the info.

http://www.eddienorth.com (http://www.eddienorth.com)

Almost forgot, yes it's a mono loop made of 40#. It helps to keep the tail from wrapping the hook.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Feb 17, 2011, 05:48 PM
Been experimenting with rubber legs this winter. Locked and loaded, just waiting for the ice to melt. I like your alewife doober

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv81%2FBartman44%2FFLY3.jpg&hash=09de6c7418a3104dbe606952a397199f)

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2011, 01:36 AM
That's a good looking stash Bartman. I played a lot with foam and rubber legs last summer.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Ffromthebench003.jpg&hash=ad8a1c702ecda29fd415b574eaeb9182)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fparachuteinchworm002.jpg&hash=cba1adfc293f9d8db8b54ee0332a8fd1)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fhopperinstructions010.jpg&hash=ab514a6566b729347e9a7396bb1b33e0)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Ffromthebench006.jpg&hash=dd4c2182c2a91f056a5c312e49f96908)

And some Helgrammites
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fhelgrammite002-1.jpg&hash=ff4d90d30dc87f60862e838c3edf1e00)

I don't do much trout fishing. One of my goals is to remedy that situation ;D

What 'cha got right here ;D They look very interesting...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2FFLY3.jpg&hash=d4be8a184ee71d2a5e8cfbc6874a0015)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Feb 18, 2011, 10:53 AM
Does anyone have any comments on the Griffin Patriot Cam Fly Tying Vise?  I kind of like this vise but would like to see everyones comments before I dump the $ for it.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2011, 05:32 PM
If you tie flies already, you may want to consider a true rotary vise. I like the cam jaws. It's certainly the best design for hook holding power. It's reasonably priced.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 18, 2011, 06:08 PM
If you tie flies already, you may want to consider a true rotary vise. I like the cam jaws. It's certainly the best design for hook holding power. It's reasonably priced.

RG

                             I sent you something in the mail today RG....  I hope you can use them... ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2011, 06:55 PM
Thanks Dom, I'll be looking for it.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Feb 19, 2011, 10:04 AM
What 'cha got right here ;D They look very interesting...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2FFLY3.jpg&hash=d4be8a184ee71d2a5e8cfbc6874a0015)

RG

RG, nice ties. Here's some close ups of the fly in question. I pulled the recipie from a Fly Fisherman mag article a good number of years ago, Can't remember the author but the fly is the Delaware River Helgrammite. Standard nymph hook bent upward, rubber legs, black hackle trimmed, olive chenille, turkey wing case. And, yes it works on the Delaware when the helgies are out and about. 

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 19, 2011, 10:40 AM
Man you guys sure have some talent.....   I dont know anything about flies but that looks cool..... ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 19, 2011, 11:27 AM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Here's some fun ties. Try some Hare's Ears or Stones backwards ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Ffliesandpickleperch003.jpg&hash=5a98e07b99875dc60ea11cf0ef25179f)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Freversebalckstone.jpg&hash=d3d53bb2966de1d368aca8f3c63684c9)

I'm really getting to like the backwards tie. I think fish zero in on the head of their prey when they can see it well.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Feb 19, 2011, 12:53 PM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Here's some fun ties. Try some Hare's Ears or Stones backwards ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Ffliesandpickleperch003.jpg&hash=5a98e07b99875dc60ea11cf0ef25179f)
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I'm really getting to like the backwards tie. I think fish zero in on the head of their prey when they can see it well.

RG
Nice Pics RG!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 19, 2011, 01:45 PM
That's a good looking stash Bartman. I played a lot with foam and rubber legs last summer.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Ffromthebench003.jpg&hash=ad8a1c702ecda29fd415b574eaeb9182)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fparachuteinchworm002.jpg&hash=cba1adfc293f9d8db8b54ee0332a8fd1)
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And some Helgrammites
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I don't do much trout fishing. One of my goals is to remedy that situation ;D

What 'cha got right here ;D They look very interesting...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2FFLY3.jpg&hash=d4be8a184ee71d2a5e8cfbc6874a0015)

RG
Good looking arsenol Guys!! RG has a few there that look very familiar! ::)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 19, 2011, 05:10 PM
Racquettedacker sent me an awesome gift of exotic parrot feathers from his mom's birds. What a great gift for a fly tier.  :bowdown:
They look to be from Blue and Gold,and Scarlet Macaw and  possibly an Amazon. (I used to raise parrots). I had a chance to play a little today.

The "Un-Pheasant Tail"
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Funpheasanttail003.jpg&hash=db9e43e6d5bfde49534640a449b7c34b)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Funpheasanttail004.jpg&hash=5ea63e08afa0eb571cc83a3bb92dd010)

The "Un-Hare's Ear" (tied up side down and backwards :wacko:
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How much fun can a guy have on a nasty day like this? A full fly bench and a sip or 2 of Eagle Rare 10 yr old bourbon.....Life really IS good.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Feb 20, 2011, 12:53 PM
If you tie flies already, you may want to consider a true rotary vise. I like the cam jaws. It's certainly the best design for hook holding power. It's reasonably priced.

RG

I tie jogs mostly.  From size 10 through 7/0.  It stems like a good match for what t twist up.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: esox v on Feb 20, 2011, 05:28 PM
Racquettedacker sent me an awesome gift of exotic parrot feathers from his mom's birds. What a great gift for a fly tier.  :bowdown:
They look to be from Blue and Gold,and Scarlet Macaw and  possibly an Amazon. (I used to raise parrots). I had a chance to play a little today.
Whooa !! Nice color's!! VERY NICE!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishingjason on Feb 20, 2011, 08:10 PM
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Waiting for the Salmon Fishing on the Finger Lakes!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 21, 2011, 03:32 AM
Cool!
I used to tie some tandoms for the finger lakes. Haven't messed with them in years. Still have a few left though. I always wondered is they'd work on the big lake. They're more ADK style I think.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Ftrollflies.jpg&hash=c29a42bb7ef7a1d4d9d0abd57f1593d7)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Feb 21, 2011, 06:48 AM
I like the "parrot tail" RG, - you don't trout fish much? You should with all your cool flies.

I used to have a cockatiel that I borrowed some feathers from but nothing like the colors you have.   
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 21, 2011, 03:52 PM
You're right Bart...I should. I may have to make it one of my goals for this season. I spend most of my time searching small mouth in warm water streams or chucking flies for crappie and gills. I guess it's a matter of convenience. I can be in the warm water in 5 minutes where I've only ever seen 1 other person...and they were in a canoe and offered me a beer ;D

I bought a "Toon" last year to do some floats on trout waters, but quickly discovered that without someone else to float with, it's really difficult to get back to my vehicle  :-\ Had a lot of fun with it on ponds, but it's mainly designed for moving water. Maybe I'll meet up with someone this year.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Feb 21, 2011, 05:42 PM
I've been distracted by the free beer offer myself.  :laugh:  Those flies you tie are too nice to throw at bluegills (not to ding gills as I icefish all winter for them).   

Two cars are better than one. We floated part of the Ausable many years ago and had to hitch hike back to the car. Not doing that anymore. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 21, 2011, 07:03 PM
I bought a "Toon" last year to do some floats on trout waters, but quickly discovered that without someone else to float with, it's really difficult to get back to my vehicle  :-\ Had a lot of fun with it on ponds, but it's mainly designed for moving water. Maybe I'll meet up with someone this year.

RG

RG
Don't give up on that toon yet. They are very good portable fishing platforms.
I own 2 and have used them in rivers, estuaries, big and small lakes and ponds.
I have even set it up with an electric trolling motor and depth finder.
They work great for working river mouths spring and fall for trout and salmon.
They work well fishing ponds and small lakes for bass, walleye and pike as well as other warm and cold water fish.
I have had great luck fishing still water trout out of mine as well.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FFishing%2520Reports%2FKam%2520Lake%25202010%2FKam_1.jpg&hash=06fe990caeae85888b4e10f9bfbadd06)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 22, 2011, 02:47 AM
Oh, I'm not giving up Dave, In fact I'm buying  a new trolling motor for my boat and dedicating the old one to the "Toon". I had enough outings last year to figure out what I needed to do to make it easier to deal with. I have materials for a set of wheels and plans for a better setup for the truck. I can't struggle with getting it in the water. That will drive me coo coo!

I'm building a longer 5wt for "Toon" fishing as well.

How well does the toon steer with the electric? Do you need a rudder? Or does the motor fill that need?

By the way, your pics last year were a huge influence when I was thinking about getting my new fish machine. Thanks!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 22, 2011, 08:13 AM
It steers well but can be a little too responsive due to the short length of the toon.
Get your self one of these (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_16129_225008005_225000000_225008000?cmCat=CROSSSELL_THUMBNAIL (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_16129_225008005_225000000_225008000?cmCat=CROSSSELL_THUMBNAIL)) for your seat. It makes reaching the trolling motor much easier.  (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Fwink2.gif&hash=22668036bc520726db516d55a1955786)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: esox v on Feb 22, 2011, 09:57 AM
 Overstock has a few cats even some two seaters... seem reasonable.. I've been thinking of a Bigger cat instead of buying a drift boat. 
 http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Boats-Kayaks/3108/cat.html (http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Boats-Kayaks/3108/cat.html)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 22, 2011, 04:20 PM
Thanks for the suggestion Dave. Mine swivels already. I couldn't believe how stable it is. I can stand right up with no problem, sit sideways if I like.

Which cat you thinking about Esox?

Wouldn't it be cool to get a few of us with toons and such and do a warm water float?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 22, 2011, 04:54 PM
Soooo, back to the flies ;D

Here's one I've been working on.
The "Un-Copper John"
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Funcopperjohn001.jpg&hash=5bfbed2d11e82dabccd9409ad30efda2)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Funcopperjohn002.jpg&hash=fc874cf8a4e9c7a0436365aadd9cc8c1)

I found this really neat holographic thread at Joann Fabrics the other day. I was working on their lights, so be careful what you say now..........
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fholothread.jpg&hash=c32e55c3d2b89e79dfda6bd5aebac184)
It has some real potential.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: esox v on Feb 22, 2011, 06:48 PM
Thanks for the suggestion Dave. Mine swivels already. I couldn't believe how stable it is. I can stand right up with no problem, sit sideways if I like.

Which cat you thinking about Esox?

Wouldn't it be cool to get a few of us with toons and such and do a warm water float?

RG
ODC XR9 or fish cat 9. If I get one my kid will drive me nut's... probably look into a 2 seater or something you can stand in. but they tend to start at a grand. The way it looks for the price of gas over the summer... a month of fishing out of that... instead of the boat.. it would be paid for!! 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 23, 2011, 06:15 AM
 ;D ;D   NICE   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2011, 03:43 AM
I've been working on some stone fly patterns. The bottom is my 1st attempt at a "wiggle stone" :-\

It'll get there.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fwigglestone002.jpg&hash=13d505c8c4bf89ea550ee9a4728c39bf)

I gotta start on some streamers and hoppers pretty soon. I've got enough nymphs for a small army.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Feb 26, 2011, 06:51 AM
The WIREDSTONE
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj204%2Fwiredstone%2FP4040015.jpg&hash=1f9195a70785d9dbeba8181f15e68d9b)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Feb 26, 2011, 07:11 AM
 
I've been working on some stone fly patterns. The bottom is my 1st attempt at a "wiggle stone" :-\

It'll get there.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fwigglestone002.jpg&hash=13d505c8c4bf89ea550ee9a4728c39bf)

I gotta start on some streamers and hoppers pretty soon. I've got enough nymphs for a small army.

RG
It seems as though I have seen those flies before!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2011, 07:14 AM
Wiredstone,
You're the one who got me turned around backwards last year ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Freversebalckstone.jpg&hash=d3d53bb2966de1d368aca8f3c63684c9)

Thanks!
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2011, 07:16 AM
You using a Danvise Wiredstone?

Yes KPJR those should be familiar ;D
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Feb 26, 2011, 07:31 AM
Nice stones RG. Here's my go-to stone pattern. When I was a teenager I did most of my fly fishing on the Battenkill and at that time (1970s), there was a little fly shop I used to hang out in called the Angler's Nook. I caught the owner, George Schlotter tying this one day and he shared the recipie. The key is blending dark brown, amber, and yellow rabbit fur to get that color and using a needle to really pick out the fur.  I've caught more 20 inch plus fish on this than any other nymph pattern.  I use a # 8 in the ADKs and # 6 in the Catskills.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv81%2FBartman44%2Fstone.jpg&hash=3be4a3a15bc1672976d635372c4c7357)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2011, 07:38 AM
I like it! Thanks for sharing.

Nice tie!
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Feb 26, 2011, 08:17 AM
You using a Danvise Wiredstone?

Yes KPJR those should be familiar ;D
RG
I love my DAN VISE. Best for the money. :thumbup_smilie: Have you guys noticed hte differents in hook ups with the reverse tie?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2011, 11:31 AM
I played with a bit last summer, but I really noticed how effective the backwards tie was with my ice flies.(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Ffliesandpickleperch003.jpg&hash=5a98e07b99875dc60ea11cf0ef25179f)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Feb 26, 2011, 12:34 PM
Looks good.  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Feb 26, 2011, 04:36 PM
You using a Danvise Wiredstone?

Yes KPJR those should be familiar ;D
RG
I love my DAN VISE. Best for the money. :thumbup_smilie: Have you guys noticed hte differents in hook ups with the reverse tie?

I just ordered my Danvise on Tuesday. Should be here soon!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2011, 06:57 PM
Sound decision. The simple operation, hook holding power and versatility make the price an exceptional value in my book. I spent most of today on mine working up a couple of patterns. 
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Felkwulff002.jpg&hash=baf7638be1c6a3f296d153975d9e3c86)
The Wulffs are tied with elk hair wings for extra flotation. I love that pattern. The 'wiggle stones" are something new for me. I'm still working on them. I like the idea though.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Feb 26, 2011, 08:16 PM
Sound decision. The simple operation, hook holding power and versatility make the price an exceptional value in my book. I spent most of today on mine working up a couple of patterns. 
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Felkwulff002.jpg&hash=baf7638be1c6a3f296d153975d9e3c86)
The Wulffs are tied with elk hair wings for extra flotation. I love that pattern. The 'wiggle stones" are something new for me. I'm still working on them. I like the idea though.
RG

That's some awesome looking stuff!! ;) ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Feb 26, 2011, 08:54 PM
Nice looking stuff RG! I played around with the wiggle stones a few years ago and the jury is still out. They look cool though...  8)
I need to sit down and tie some stuff for april, may, and june in the catskills. I have a half ton of flies but alyays end up needing to tie more the night before...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BAZOOKAJOE on Feb 26, 2011, 10:41 PM
You guys all tie some nice flies!  I just wish i had the skills/patience to tie a stonefly on a jig hook.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 27, 2011, 01:28 AM
Why on a jig hook Joe?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BAZOOKAJOE on Feb 28, 2011, 08:24 AM
Cuz i fish with bobbers!   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 28, 2011, 09:36 AM
Hmmmm.....sounds like it would have to be upside down and backwards......Hmmmmmm.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: esox v on Feb 28, 2011, 12:06 PM
Cuz i fish with bobbers!   ;D
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Boomer on Feb 28, 2011, 12:12 PM
I am going to be fishing for a lot of smallmouths this year and my favorite fly is a Woolybugger. Weighted and unweighted. With and without a bead head.

Also, with bluegill spawning coming on soon I am tying some more black spiders. A few orange and a few green ones too.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 28, 2011, 05:10 PM
Here's a sampling of my favorite springtime gill flies.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fgillflies001.jpg&hash=e223cb1ab04cc501b1136e35523255b5)

The bottom right are my "Beady Eyed Bluegill Killers".

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: dooberhoopa on Feb 28, 2011, 10:56 PM
Here's a few deer hair flies I've been working on

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi168.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu169%2Fdooberhoopa%2F022811232106.jpg&hash=3e354fdad9a327d1a58dc60d2b5a7758)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi168.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu169%2Fdooberhoopa%2F022711214619.jpg&hash=085e93976939e3234158b232a2cf3075)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 01, 2011, 02:41 AM
Cool stuff Doober. The bass will be slurping those up soon enough ;D

Trapper sent me a couple of his mice last year. I have to dig them out and post them. They're too nice to toss out here for a bass. I stashed them away. I still have fits spinning hair flies :-\ Mental block I think.

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 01, 2011, 07:08 AM
Here's a sampling of my favorite springtime gill flies.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fgillflies001.jpg&hash=e223cb1ab04cc501b1136e35523255b5)

The bottom right are my "Beady Eyed Bluegill Killers".

RG
I think some of that assortment of bluegill busters need to be field tested............. :whistling: :whistling: :whistling: :whistling: :whistling: Just saying!! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 01, 2011, 04:55 PM
Soon my friend....soon ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 01, 2011, 06:36 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BAZOOKAJOE on Mar 02, 2011, 07:13 PM
Here's a sampling of my favorite springtime gill flies.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fgillflies001.jpg&hash=e223cb1ab04cc501b1136e35523255b5)

The bottom right are my "Beady Eyed Bluegill Killers".

RG

If you tied those on extra strong mustads...they would be steelhead killers!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2011, 02:46 AM
I used to tie a steelhead fly similar to that. It's where I got the idea. Man, the spawning gills will not tolerate that fly . They attack it with a vengeance. It sinks nose first and darts when short stripped. When I finish the rod I'm building, I need to tie a bunch of those for Honeoye at ice out. The monster seeds will be waiting ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F000_0125-1.jpg&hash=f5ff6c6e69deb5a11a9a6087e8d1d8f6)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Mar 19, 2011, 06:19 PM
Tied up some Swimming Caddis Pupa today. Another month and they will be hatching on the Delaware swstem...  ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg857.imageshack.us%2Fimg857%2F3742%2F027m.jpg&hash=2c8cb39e96b063f2d297a4be8fc96384)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Mar 19, 2011, 07:34 PM
Here's a sampling of my favorite springtime gill flies.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fgillflies001.jpg&hash=e223cb1ab04cc501b1136e35523255b5)

The bottom right are my "Beady Eyed Bluegill Killers".
RG

Then BazookaJoe said "If you tied those on extra strong mustads...they would be steelhead killers!"

Hmmmm rumor has it 12" perch like em too  :whistling: :whistling:
I take my semi beatup flys and use them through the ice, this one looks a bit familar reading this post.  Mighta grabbed a couple steelies, before being retired to the ice jig box.  ::) ::)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1026.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy325%2Fbcons1%2Fabc%2Fperchfly.jpg&hash=a3e4a3f65189a8e3abbde09b85ad6d34)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Mar 19, 2011, 08:22 PM
Tied up some Swimming Caddis Pupa today. Another month and they will be hatching on the Delaware swstem...  ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg857.imageshack.us%2Fimg857%2F3742%2F027m.jpg&hash=2c8cb39e96b063f2d297a4be8fc96384)
[/quote
Saw a caddis hatch yesterday on the Mcmicheals Creek. Water temp was 49
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Mar 19, 2011, 09:44 PM

Saw a caddis hatch yesterday on the Mcmicheals Creek. Water temp was 49

Nice! Usually its mid april till I do any good with the caddis hatch. Till recently I struggled with these bugs. I did alot of studying and reading and did quite well last year. I love to swing wets(the takes are awesome!!!) and found a few wingged wet patterns that work well, for me...
Here was a nice hatch on the big D on april 24th last year...  ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg225.imageshack.us%2Fimg225%2F3363%2F032vw.jpg&hash=c09eff45289418fd0d15fae05beb3dab)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Mar 19, 2011, 11:51 PM
Tied up some Swimming Caddis Pupa today. Another month and they will be hatching on the Delaware swstem...  ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg857.imageshack.us%2Fimg857%2F3742%2F027m.jpg&hash=2c8cb39e96b063f2d297a4be8fc96384)
:whistling: :whistling: :whistling:.....Yes Please !! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 20, 2011, 01:49 AM
This thread is about sharing DC....pictures please....pretty please ;D

I just finished another addition to my rod collection. A 7' 6" 3wt on a TFO Finesse blank.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F3wt003.jpg&hash=4005694dd7f81390545a0d30f45477b5)

I ordered an Albright  GPX 3/4  and a Cortland WF3F Precision for it yesterday. I'm anxious to say the least :w00t:

Next is an Axiom 9' 5wt. Should end up a sweet pair of rods.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 20, 2011, 02:15 AM
Went back a page for the pics...thanks.

I'm headed for a tour of the docks this morning. "Spring Rights" you know ;D  A bit of bobber jigging.

Takes me back to fishing with "The Old man" and "Stan". The 2 guys who mentored me....whether I liked it or not ;D I recall Stan's first comment to me. I was fishing a dock near him and couldn't catch a cold. He was hauling in fish after fish. He muttered something like "Jesus, another guy who can't see a bite!". Eventually I bribed him with some flies I made and he slowly offered up some information. We became friends...sort of....that is to say as long as I didn't out fish him.

He drove a beat up old Pinto that smelled like 20 lbs of dead fish inside. He had more knowledge of where and when to fish than anyone I've ever met. A real classic.

I'll be thinking of you today Stan!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 20, 2011, 11:12 AM
I love reading those "Old Man" stories, Hope you had fun today RG!!!!--KP ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Mar 20, 2011, 03:14 PM
:whistling: :whistling: :whistling:.....Yes Please !! ;) ;D

These flies only catch trout and you cant fish them under a bobber,(Jedi mind tricks) you dont want any of them...

Nice build RG! We may have to start a "2011 Fly Fishing NY" thread...

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 20, 2011, 04:10 PM
I had a ball today. Went to Seneca lake State Park first thing this morning. The crowd was thick in the backwater. I didn't see any fish caught. I went down the line a good ways and caught several large rudd...no gills.

Went to Canandaigua and it was partially frozen from last night's cold temps. What was open was gin clear. Bagged that and went home.

Had some lunch, put the bicycle on the back of the pickup, loaded a pack with a rod and stuff and headed fora backwater pond near my home. I caught tons of gills without a soul in sight. Serious fun ;D

A very nice spring Sunday.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 20, 2011, 04:38 PM
Whatchumean..."Old Man Stories"?

I'll have you know, when I went to the dump yesterday, the girl at the booth had to ask if I was over 55. Of course, she's very nice and has a great deal of tact :-\.

Stan was a real piece of work. As he got older he wasn't comfortable getting in a boat any more. He wasn't going to stop fishing either. He hung out around the docks. His biggest problem there was visitors. The inevitable sight seers. They walk out on the dock and ask the same stupid question every time...."Catching anything?"

Stan would rear back with his rod and tell them "You better not stand behind me, you might get hooked!"

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 20, 2011, 05:19 PM
That's what I meant by " Old Man " stories....The 'Ol timers you were mentored by!!! Good Stuff!!--KP ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 20, 2011, 05:42 PM
I knew that ;D

I still have an "Old Man" around. Bob, my friend and mentor for some 30 odd years, is getting up there in age. His fishing obsession can't be measured. He and I are the only 2 fishers in our morning "breakfast club". We're all there, just about every day, for breakfast, support, stories, laughter and tears.

For Bob and I, conversation always turns to fishing. The other "Old Farts" at our table have some fun at our expense, but that's part of belonging I guess. We dissect each previous day's fishing failures and successes ad infinitum. I love it  ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 20, 2011, 10:08 PM
This thread is about sharing DC....pictures please....pretty please ;D

I just finished another addition to my rod collection. A 7' 6" 3wt on a TFO Finesse blank.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F3wt003.jpg&hash=4005694dd7f81390545a0d30f45477b5)

I ordered an Albright  GPX 3/4  and a Cortland WF3F Precision for it yesterday. I'm anxious to say the least :w00t:

Next is an Axiom 9' 5wt. Should end up a sweet pair of rods.

RG

Nice RG!!
Here's a little 10 1/2' Rainshadow RX7 7wt I twisted up a while ago for steelheading.   ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FRod%2520Builds%2FIF1067%2520Rainshadow%2FIF1067.jpg&hash=a5137e3183205c48cb68c50aab175a09)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Mar 20, 2011, 11:39 PM
These flies only catch trout and you cant fish them under a bobber,(Jedi mind tricks) you dont want any of them...

Nice build RG! We may have to start a "2011 Fly Fishing NY" thread...


Wrong O Cloud of Darkness  :whistling: :whistling:   I asked politely !    Don't make me come down there :whistling: ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 21, 2011, 07:28 AM
I knew that ;D

I still have an "Old Man" around. Bob, my friend and mentor for some 30 odd years, is getting up there in age. His fishing obsession can't be measured. He and I are the only 2 fishers in our morning "breakfast club". We're all there, just about every day, for breakfast, support, stories, laughter and tears.

For Bob and I, conversation always turns to fishing. The other "Old Farts" at our table have some fun at our expense, but that's part of belonging I guess. We dissect each previous day's fishing failures and successes ad infinitum. I love it  ;D

RG
;) I'm going to start one of those Breakfast Clubs...Filetandrelease, Trapper, GAMMA and to wind them up from time to time, I'll have SNAGGER along. LOL!!


Good stuff RG!! --KP 8)  Nice rods by Drifter and yourself!! SWEET!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 21, 2011, 05:59 PM
Well, if you can find Trapper, and provide enough food to keep Gamma eating so one of you could get a word in edgewise....you should have some fun ;D
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: eyedoktr on Mar 21, 2011, 06:36 PM
Don't forget, Gamma doesn't get up until noon (on a good day).  :D :D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Mar 22, 2011, 12:41 AM
Well, if you can find Trapper, and provide enough food to keep Gamma eating so one of you could get a word in edgewise....you should have some fun ;D
RG
Obviously, you haven't experienced Trapper on 12 cups of coffee  :o :o :o

Don't forget, Gamma doesn't get up until noon (on a good day).  :D :D
Yeah....but I don't go to bed until 6 AM on a real goooood night ! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 22, 2011, 05:45 AM
Obviously, you haven't experienced Trapper on 12 cups of coffee  :o :o :oYeah....but I don't go to bed until 6 AM on a real goooood night ! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
Trapper kinda reminds me of Beavis on coffee!! You do not get a word in!!! ;)--KP 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow4SHYu2ZNE&playnext=1&list=PL9550B6E7E5CE0513 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow4SHYu2ZNE&playnext=1&list=PL9550B6E7E5CE0513) :w00t:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Mar 22, 2011, 05:11 PM
I had a ball today. Went to Seneca lake State Park first thing this morning. The crowd was thick in the backwater. I didn't see any fish caught. I went down the line a good ways and caught several large rudd...no gills.

Went to Canandaigua and it was partially frozen from last night's cold temps. What was open was gin clear. Bagged that and went home.

Had some lunch, put the bicycle on the back of the pickup, loaded a pack with a rod and stuff and headed fora backwater pond near my home. I caught tons of gills without a soul in sight. Serious fun ;D

A very nice spring Sunday.
RG
Sounds like you had some fun RG!!!Good for you!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Mar 27, 2011, 12:09 PM
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some flies I will be using this week
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 27, 2011, 04:36 PM
Nice work KC.
Good luck this week.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Mar 31, 2011, 08:04 AM
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some flies I will be using this week
the purple stone fly was what I used yesterday to catch a steely on the second cast
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 31, 2011, 05:32 PM
very  nice  KC! my  boxes are  filled  bead  head  hares ear  phesant tails  black stones  and  prince  nymphs  ....i was  surprice  yesterday  fishing  the  oneida  river  i seen a  small hatch of  size 12  olives  !!!!! i  am back  boys  i wasn't  in jail i was  simply enjoying  grand  children  and  fishing open water , took a  small  trip .....   
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Mar 31, 2011, 08:15 PM
very  nice  KC! my  boxes are  filled  bead  head  hares ear  phesant tails  black stones  and  prince  nymphs  ....i was  surprice  yesterday  fishing  the  oneida  river  i seen a  small hatch of  size 12  olives  !!!!! i  am back  boys  i wasn't  in jail i was  simply enjoying  grand  children  and  fishing open water , took a  small  trip .....   
They were size 14 !    I saw them too  :whistling: :w00t: ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 01, 2011, 07:39 AM
gamma   i have heard  of your  ability  to  size  things    from  5 inches  to  9  .....  use  a  ruler  ...i'm talking  crappies  of  course
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 01, 2011, 02:20 PM
Good to see you back Trap, and really enjoyed fishing with you today!! Good stuff!! GAMMA will tell you that 5-9" is 12-15" anyway!!! He has an off- brand ruler!!!!--KP ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 01, 2011, 02:54 PM

quote author=KingPerch link=topic=41247.msg440446#msg440446 date=1301685659]
Good to see you back Trap, and really enjoyed fishing with you today!! Good stuff!! GAMMA will tell you that 5-9" is 12-15" anyway!!! He has an off- brand ruler!!!!--KP ;D
[/quote]


trouser rulers don't count  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Apr 01, 2011, 03:46 PM
very  nice  KC! my  boxes are  filled  bead  head  hares ear  phesant tails  black stones  and  prince  nymphs  ....i was  surprice  yesterday  fishing  the  oneida  river  i seen a  small hatch of  size 12  olives  !!!!! i  am back  boys  i wasn't  in jail i was  simply enjoying  grand  children  and  fishing open water , took a  small  trip .....   
Good for you Trap!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 01, 2011, 04:08 PM
quote author=KingPerch link=topic=41247.msg440446#msg440446 date=1301685659]
Good to see you back Trap, and really enjoyed fishing with you today!! Good stuff!! GAMMA will tell you that 5-9" is 12-15" anyway!!! He has an off- brand ruler!!!!--KP ;D



trouser rulers don't count  ;D
:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:--KP ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Apr 13, 2011, 07:47 PM
Just topping off the boxes and needed a few more streamers.  8) Next is some hendrickson and drake wets...
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 13, 2011, 07:53 PM
i'm   working  on  something  all  new  ,  a  crappie  streamer   tied  on  a   jig  hook !  i'm   going  to   do it   as  a  buck eye   but  as  a  glass  minnow  ...i  want  the   jig   hook  so  i  can   fish  it  stright   under  a strike indicator  i  want   no  lead  in  the  fly  as  i  want  the  indicator   to   keep  it  up!  epoxy   should  be  plenty  of  weight   yet    not   sink  everything  hope  RG  trys  too   would  be   fun  to  compair  our   finished   flies  
                                                                                                                                             life is   good
                                                                                                                                                  trapp

 ps   nice  job  dark!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 14, 2011, 01:25 AM
Interesting idea Trapper...bobber jigging fly rod style. You're always thinking ;D

You don't do dry's Jay? I've been working on my Catskill style dry's a bit. The only fly so far that gave me trouble in the Danvise. The jaws just don't seem to have enough clearance around the head for the delicate stuff. I've been half looking for a vise just for dries.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2011, 06:58 AM
been  seeing  a  lot  of  large  may  flies   just  before  dark  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Apr 14, 2011, 07:25 AM
You don't do dry's Jay?
RG

I do, but not alot. A good percentage of my fly fishing is wets and emergers on the Delly system. I like to break the water down and keep moving swinging wets - "the tug is the drug". I will bust out some true drys when the time is right.
I really dont enjoy tying them, lol. Still hard to beat a good old Adams pattern in a few diff colors and sizes...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 16, 2011, 01:59 AM
been  seeing  a  lot  of  large  may  flies   just  before  dark  ;D
Are they coming off the pond (lake)? The streams around here are back to near flood stages and a muddy soup color. We could get another inch of rain today and the ground is totally saturated. They're gonna get flushed again. Man I'm getting anxious.

Guess I'll have to go get some sunnies off the docks or something.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 21, 2011, 03:20 PM
RG  im new to the fly tying but mainly will be tieing bucktail jigs to start
when you look into getting a good vise what are you looking for?? i know i want one that can 360 just wondering what else is important ....thanks
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 21, 2011, 04:43 PM
RG  im new to the fly tying but mainly will be tieing bucktail jigs to start
when you look into getting a good vise what are you looking for?? i know i want one that can 360 just wondering what else is important ....thanks


Look for hardened steel jaws and the ability to hold a wide variety of sizes of hooks.
The cheap vises tend to wear out the jaws quickly due to them not being hardened.
I have a Renzetti Traveller that has hardened jaws, rotates and I have used it to hold hooks from size 12 to 5/0.
I don't tie any really small stuff, so haven't gone any smaller than that but it would probably work with much smaller flies.
They make a set of midge jaws for it if you are into tying itty bitty little flies for stillwater trout fishing though.   ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 21, 2011, 04:46 PM
thanks for the rply drifter im looking to tie mainly jigs 1/16 to 1/2 oz
just wondering if all the other feature on some vises are really worth the extra $$$$
im lookmng to keep the whole deal under $200 after materials and vise
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2011, 05:58 PM
STOP!

Buy a Danvise!
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Around $80 and you'll be happy as can be. I am!
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 22, 2011, 04:27 AM
thanks rg
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Apr 22, 2011, 08:32 AM
STOP!

Buy a Danvise!
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Around $80 and you'll be happy as can be. I am!
RG
I agree . I have 2 . One travels with me.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fenwick2010 on Apr 22, 2011, 09:10 AM
I've been tinkering with some jigs for crappie... I mostly tie steelhead palmered jigs but  I want to get into stoneflies / Nymphs ect. now . (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1234.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff420%2Ffenwick2011%2FDSCN0434.jpg&hash=7df0d09b0fc80fd46a8edc8758257e12)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 22, 2011, 03:03 PM
fenwick those the jig heads from them northland plastics? those look good bud
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 22, 2011, 05:19 PM
thanks rg
You're welcome. If you ever need any help....feel free ;D

Sweet looking jigs Fenwick :thumbup_smilie:
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fenwick2010 on Apr 22, 2011, 05:33 PM
Yep ! thought those would make up some nice crappie jigs !!! Thanks , now go get yourself that danvise " my next toy also" and get you some buck tail / marabou !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 22, 2011, 06:57 PM
And...the addiction begins. I should take some pics of my "room" as it sits now. It's less than a year since I set it up and I need more "room" already. :-\  I don't understand it. It was soooo big when I started.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 23, 2011, 05:17 AM
been looking for bulk jig heads any leeds
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: shark on Apr 23, 2011, 06:10 AM
Last time, I got them from gander mountain.    I'm gonna start pouring my own again, someone just gave me 40 lbs of lead.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Apr 23, 2011, 07:39 AM
been looking for bulk jig heads any leeds
Barlow tackle has a huge selection and good prices on bulk, You can email them for a free catalog.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2011, 07:56 AM
Good to see you around Surf :thumbup_smilie:

Janns Netcraft is another supplier.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Apr 23, 2011, 08:00 AM
Thanks RG, its good to be around !  :thumbup_smilie: Today is our trout ponds opening day and its snowing to beat the band !  :'(  I want to go fishing bad, but not that bad !  :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Apr 23, 2011, 09:48 AM
been looking for bulk jig heads any leeds
What size and style are you looking for ?      I know a guy who has them  :whistling: :whistling: :whistling: ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 23, 2011, 01:39 PM
what styles are available in bulk ?looking to get 3/8 for walleye and prob 1/8 also been trying to look up the type i likes correct name and i keep coming up with what they call walleye style
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 23, 2011, 03:55 PM
it  is   time   to  think  .....foam   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 23, 2011, 04:28 PM
Jr. has a bunch of nicely done FOAM terrestrials to try soon :whistling: and there happens to be a couple of Trapper's BUMBLE BEES in that assortment!! ;) Thanks RG!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2011, 05:05 PM
Yeah, and it's all Trapper's fault too...he got me started ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Apr 23, 2011, 05:11 PM
what styles are available in bulk ?looking to get 3/8 for walleye and prob 1/8 also been trying to look up the type i likes correct name and i keep coming up with what they call walleye style
Post a picture if you can.    The "Walleye" style is the tapered triangular head.    I do believe I have some of those left in the sizes you need.    I'll check tomorrow when I get home.
  I also have round heads in 1/8th,  1/16th and 1/32nd.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 23, 2011, 07:29 PM
if  i  can  get     everyone   flyfishing  i   could   end  world  hunger  and   bring  world  peace ....except   we  have  to  get  rid  of   center  pins  ...they  suck  and  take  up   to   much  of  the  good   runs
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Apr 24, 2011, 06:13 AM
It  is not what you are fishing with ,but how you are fishing it. I was on the bank yesterday Running a bead float tight to the bank for 50yds. 2 fly fisherman across from me. We had a blast we all caught fish And no one got screwed up. It is all about being a good sportsman.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2011, 10:14 AM
  i  agree  ,   just  seems   flyfisherman  are   THE  BEST AND  NICEST  SPORTSMEN  EVER!!!!! 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 24, 2011, 01:13 PM
You're right Trap...we are ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Apr 24, 2011, 06:41 PM
I would agree. was at the beaver kill one time and left my rod behind. After driving 45min. back to the spot,There it was put up nicely on a rock. It was a 4wt.PM10. I had lost my net the same day. There it was hung in a tree on the trail. Now that is nice.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2011, 08:23 PM
i  have  met  up  with a  few   flyfisherman  that  are  a  bit   to  much  and  been  reading     to  much  ted  turner ,   rg  i  honestly  met  lefty      to  be  honest  i  wasn't  impressed   with   his   fishing  ethics  and  the  way  he  acted  to   other   fisherman  ....  i  met the  late fran  bitters  and  he  was   really  cool  ....  but  my  favorite   are   either   regular  guys    just  like  us  or  kids.  and   99 percent  have  been  great   so  keep  tossin  flys  and   keep  a  smile  on  your   face  ,  practise   honest  fishing  ethics  ,take a  few  minutes  to help  someone  out  ,  flirt   with  the  waitress   getting  your   coffee   and  take  a  second  or  two  to  thank  the  good  lord   for  blessing  us  with  some  of  the  best  waters  in  the  world 

                                                                                                                               life  is  good
                                                                                                                                TRAPP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2011, 04:55 PM
I've also met up with a lot of fly fishers in my life. Never met Lefty, but I'd say 99.999% are just like us.

NUTS!

Gotta love it ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 25, 2011, 07:49 PM
Nuts is good except for the weather and high water which is making me even nuttier. That`s the bad news. Good news is that I haven't taken any time off from work yet so as soon as the trout waters recede - I'm going to go nuts with the fly rod.

In the meantime I just tied up some large yellow funky bunny strip flies that I attached to my 10 ft 7 weight TFO and I'm going to hit the local lagoon for some big C@R largemouth this week.   

Better than sitting at home and going nuts.

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 26, 2011, 05:05 AM
sorry to go against your call on the danvise but i paid $20 dollars for a vise and it does the trick
i guess you can say im in for it ....new hobby
i spun up 24 jigs in a day and they are getting better and better each time
now i just need them bulk jigs ...gamma you able to get a line on that style jig head ??
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Apr 26, 2011, 09:26 AM
sorry to go against your call on the danvise but i paid $20 dollars for a vise and it does the trick
i guess you can say im in for it ....new hobby
i spun up 24 jigs in a day and they are getting better and better each time
now i just need them bulk jigs ...gamma you able to get a line on that style jig head ??
PM sent !      ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Apr 27, 2011, 04:05 PM
if  i  can  get     everyone   flyfishing  i   could   end  world  hunger  and   bring  world  peace ....except   we  have  to  get  rid  of   center  pins  ...they  suck  and  take  up   to   much  of  the  good   runs
Yeah they do with their so called "drifts"Nothin against SNAGGER and them but they really put some long drifts out there!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 27, 2011, 06:23 PM
i  remeber  there  was  a   gentleman  that  left  his   flybox  and  i   believe  mentioned  it   in  her   ,  (on  myfishfinder)   and  someone   that  found  it   left  a  number  and    they hooked   up   to   make   sure  the   guy   got  it   back

i  left  my  wallet  with  a  few  hundred   dollars   at  a  diner   , the  waitress   mailed  it  to  me  with  my  money  intacted  ....  yes  i  went  back  and     made  sure  she   got a  good  tip  .... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 28, 2011, 01:49 PM
Yeah they do with their so called "drifts"Nothin against SNAGGER and them but they really put some long drifts out there!!!
Before you know it Buddy...you'll be centerpinning with those boys...I'm quite certain!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2011, 04:08 PM
Before you know it JR will be giving them lessons ;D
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 28, 2011, 05:43 PM
Before you know it JR will be giving them lessons ;D
RG
;D  ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Apr 30, 2011, 12:19 PM
Yeah I am pretty sure of that too!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 12, 2011, 10:18 AM
Right I'm ready for the spring trip to Northern Ontario for giant gators and walleye!!!    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
The flies are tied, the rods & tackle packed, now I just have to wait until next Thursday when I hop on the plane for the 10 hr trip to Toronto, then the 13 hr drive to Nakina and finally the hour long float plane trip.   ::)
I'll be fishing the Attawapiskat River between Lansdowne House and Attawapiskat at a camp that just opened last year. The area has been unfished for 30 years and is absolutely loaded with giant pike and walleye.
The walleye are so aggressive they even hit musky bucktails!!!!   :w00t:

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 12, 2011, 12:31 PM
nice  drifter , got  to admit  theres  nothing  like   that wake   from a  big  moss back  northren  chasing a  zonker  in a  back wash   ;D GOOD  LUCK AND WE  WANT  PICS
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 12, 2011, 03:17 PM
Right I'm ready for the spring trip to Northern Ontario for giant gators and walleye!!!    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
The flies are tied, the rods & tackle packed, now I just have to wait until next Thursday when I hop on the plane for the 10 hr trip to Toronto, then the 13 hr drive to Nakina and finally the hour long float plane trip.   ::)
I'll be fishing the Attawapiskat River between Lansdowne House and Attawapiskat at a camp that just opened last year. The area has been unfished for 30 years and is absolutely loaded with giant pike and walleye.
The walleye are so aggressive they even hit musky bucktails!!!!   :w00t:

http://www.eddienorth.com (http://www.eddienorth.com)


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good luck on your trip drifter. hope you have some good weather  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 12, 2011, 05:51 PM
good luck on your trip drifter. hope you have some good weather  ;D

Thanks!!
Right now the long range forcast is for stable weather through the 26th when a cold front will move through.
I hope they're right.
Probably not far out though.   ::)
I'm hoping for a fish in the high 40's and expect to get a bunch in the low to mid 40" range.
I think last years bigfish at the camp was 49 1/2" which is a pretty decent pike.  :whistling:
My buddy got one in the 48" range there last year.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 12, 2011, 06:15 PM
Thanks!!
Right now the long range forcast is for stable weather through the 26th when a cold front will move through.
I hope they're right.
Probably not far out though.   ::)
I'm hoping for a fish in the high 40's and expect to get a bunch in the low to mid 40" range.
I think last years bigfish at the camp was 49 1/2" which is a pretty decent pike.  :whistling:
My buddy got one in the 48" range there last year.
well me,simplecarpie,adam and esox will be up in Quebec in 3 weeks from tomorrow for 7 days catching eyes and big stink logs also. 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on May 12, 2011, 07:00 PM
Have fun . Wish i was there too. Went down to the river tonight . Still not much coming off. Late year this year.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 12, 2011, 07:13 PM
Have fun . Wish i was there too. Went down to the river tonight . Still not much coming off. Late year this year.
its time to move over to the walleye thing brother 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 13, 2011, 10:28 AM
its time to move over to the walleye thing brother 8)

Not where I live.
The lakes are still all frozed up.   :w00t:
That's why I'm flying South for some open water action.   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on May 13, 2011, 04:46 PM
drifter do you catch them char through the ice??
man id make the trip someday if so  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 14, 2011, 09:59 PM
No char in my area but there are lots of other areas with char North of me.

Here's a few shots from today.   ;D

Oh yeah, the ice is still over 3' thick when you get away from the shoreline.


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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 15, 2011, 07:11 AM
Thats crazy Dave... :o
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 15, 2011, 09:09 AM
i would be out drilling holes and get some more fishing in ::) ::) ::) ;D ;D thanks dave for the photos 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 15, 2011, 10:17 AM
i would be out drilling holes and get some more fishing in ::) ::) ::) ;D ;D thanks dave for the photos 8)

Been ice fishing for almost 7 months.
I've had enough!!!!      ::)
I just want to get out in the boat.

Ice fishing does make the winter go by more quickly but does tend to get old.  (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Ftongue-1.gif&hash=dbe6bdaf4884f330b8ff4142f3904f1a)

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: celt6 on May 15, 2011, 12:04 PM
Been ice fishing for almost 7 months.
I've had enough!!!!      ::)
I just want to get out in the boat.

Ice fishing does make the winter go by more quickly but does tend to get old.  (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Ftongue-1.gif&hash=dbe6bdaf4884f330b8ff4142f3904f1a)



Sounds like paradise man, maybe I'll move there.....Summer is overated!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 20, 2011, 04:50 PM
Humpy's
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And some salt water stuff for a budding fly fisher ;D
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Fun stuff ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 20, 2011, 04:54 PM
Man RG those look good. nice work my freind ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 20, 2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks.
If the streams ever settle down I may even get to wet some flies :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 20, 2011, 06:20 PM
Thanks.
If the streams ever settle down I may even get to wet some flies :-\

RG
yes we have the same problem here but the fish are there. and like the old salt said we don't have time to wait for perfect water condition's. go out and make the best of what we have. i know i will be tomorrow 8) ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 20, 2011, 06:53 PM
I'll be out...I ain't sayin' where ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 20, 2011, 07:05 PM
I'll be out...I ain't sayin' where ;D

RG
me either but it is not a long drive to the launch. might go after crappies this time. Trapper has been molesting the rock bass all week you know ::) ::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2011, 04:53 PM
Some stuff for trade. I received a nice delivery of turkey feathers the other day ;D
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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 22, 2011, 05:00 PM
RG  you  have learned the  power of the  muddler  ....impressive  young (not  so  young)  skywalker
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on May 22, 2011, 05:02 PM
nice job rg
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2011, 05:07 PM
Those were a special order for light colors. I love muddlers. Don't leave home without them.

I still need a 1 on 1 lesson on spinning deer and elk hair :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on May 22, 2011, 05:21 PM
just tied up a few hornberg type flies...going after some more pannies tomorrow. Caught a few rock bass on a #14 brassie yesterday.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on May 22, 2011, 05:32 PM
no flys but been busy with the jigs
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 22, 2011, 10:02 PM
just tied up a few hornberg type flies...going after some more pannies tomorrow. Caught a few rock bass on a #14 brassie yesterday.

i loveeeee   rockies  on the  fly  rod  we  get them  lake  ontario  pound  to 2  pound  bull  dukes   oh  yeahhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 03, 2011, 06:59 PM
loading  a  box  up  with  foam  body  caddis  flies  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 08, 2011, 01:59 PM
i  love  this   fly  and   Mc Phail   is  a  awsome    tier he  has  a  lot   on  u  tube  and  in  books

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2WLc0AGbbk&feature=fvwrel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2WLc0AGbbk&feature=fvwrel)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 08, 2011, 02:26 PM
More fun with foam ;D
That's a good tie Trap. Thanks for the bug bodies. I'll get around to them after I finish with this bead head dace pattern I'm working on. It's almost there.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 08, 2011, 03:48 PM
RG can you use any caribou hair for anything??????    I can cut a piece off the tanned hide I have in the basement and send it with the fearhers.....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 08, 2011, 04:17 PM
If I don't have to chase it down the road...I can tie something with it ;D

Just don't ruin a good hide or anything.

Thanks Dom

Rg
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 08, 2011, 04:21 PM
Its left overs from a shoulder mount I did for a friend.... ;D ;D    I think it floats real good....   I may have some other cape parts lying around...  I will have to look........ ;D

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jun 08, 2011, 04:29 PM
i  love  this   fly  and   Mc Phail   is  a  awsome    tier he  has  a  lot   on  u  tube  and  in  books

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2WLc0AGbbk&feature=fvwrel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2WLc0AGbbk&feature=fvwrel)

Mc Phail is one of my favorites. His sizing and porportions on a fly are great! I pick up alot from his diff patterns that I work into my own.  ;D
His caddis emerger is a fly I have been working on and having great success with...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iFxwVW5y1w&feature=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iFxwVW5y1w&feature=relmfu)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 08, 2011, 07:55 PM
i  love  this   fly  and   Mc Phail   is  a  awsome    tier he  has  a  lot   on  u  tube  and  in  books

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2WLc0AGbbk&feature=fvwrel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2WLc0AGbbk&feature=fvwrel)
I thought you were on your way yo Canada  ::) ;D
Did they turn you around at the border again ? ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 09, 2011, 01:08 AM
Nice mount RD...(I like that..RD ;D)

I'm sure it will float.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: draketrutta on Jun 09, 2011, 03:20 AM
I thought you were on your way yo Canada  ::) ;D
Did they turn you around at the border again ? ;D ;D ;D ;D

RUTT RO

REORGE!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 09, 2011, 11:17 AM
RUTT RO

REORGE!!!!!!!
Trapper is considered an invasive specie  ;D ;D ;D     Looks like a rock bass with hair  :w00t: :rotflol: ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 09, 2011, 03:06 PM
Trapper is considered an invasive specie  ;D ;D ;D     Looks like a rock bass with hair  :w00t: :rotflol: ;D
Trapper is a DUKE!!!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:--KP ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 09, 2011, 05:03 PM
trapper  <<<native   american   ...you  are  invasive  gamma   :rotflol: :w00t: :w00t: :flag: :flag:

i  am  in  canada   goofy     ya  do  know  the   internet  is   worlf   wide  and   not   just   in  central   new   york   :D 

dom   nice  mount 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 09, 2011, 05:11 PM
trapper  <<<native   american   ...you  are  invasive  gamma   :rotflol: :w00t: :w00t: :flag: :flag:

i  am  in  canada   goofy     ya  do  know  the   internet  is   worlf   wide  and   not   just   in  central   new   york   :D 

dom   nice  mount 
Hey Trap, GAMMA sure does look alot like ROCKY the SNAKEHEAD! :unsure: :w00t: :wacko:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 09, 2011, 05:18 PM
There ya go...pickin' on poor Trapper. He's just trying to get some quiet time with the rock bass ::)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 09, 2011, 05:21 PM
There ya go...pickin' on poor Trapper. He's just trying to get some quiet time with the rock bass ::)

RG
I'm starting to worry about the amount of time he spends with those fish!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 09, 2011, 05:27 PM
Ahhhh, leave him alone.....he's old ;D
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 09, 2011, 05:51 PM
i  perfer   to   call  it   qaulity   time   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 09, 2011, 06:00 PM
"Quality Time"

Now I'm starting to get worried ::)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 09, 2011, 07:47 PM
trapper  <<<native   american   ...you  are  invasive  gamma   :rotflol: :w00t: :w00t: :flag: :flag:I believe you have invasive and abrasive confused  ;) ;)  Then again, at your age, you probably forgot where you put your bait this afternoon  ;D ;D :^)

i  am  in  canada   goofy     ya  do  know  the   internet  is   worlf   wide  Not in your world ! :^)and   not   just   in  central   new   york   :D 

dom   nice  mount 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 10, 2011, 04:49 PM
don't  worry  about  the  ole  trapp   gents  ,   i  spend  as  much  time  as  possiable   tossing  some  form  of a  hook  at    some  sort  of  fish ,  and   yup    i  spend  a  good  deal  of  my life  fishing   the  rest i  wasted
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Jun 10, 2011, 05:57 PM
don't  worry  about  the  ole  trapp   gents  ,   i  spend  as  much  time  as  possiable   tossing  some  form  of a  hook  at    some  sort  of  fish ,  and   yup    i  spend  a  good  deal  of  my life  fishing   the  rest i  wasted

If you were a Sox fan it wouldn't have been such a waste  :P
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 10, 2011, 06:56 PM
if  i  was  a  sox  fan     only  thing  i  would  have  to look  forward  to  in  oct  would  be  bow  season  .................................   TWENTY SEVEN  MISTER   :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Jun 10, 2011, 09:50 PM
if  i  was  a  sox  fan     only  thing  i  would  have  to look  forward  to  in  oct  would  be  bow  season  .................................   TWENTY SEVEN  MISTER    :rotflol:
Except most of them occured before most of us were alive. Not to mention the wonderful Yanks became the 1st team in Baseball history to go up 3-0 in championship play yet still lose best of 7.  Hmmmmm Just a couple yrs ago too, who'd they lose to again?  :-* :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:  I've been thinkning about trying to tie a new pattern  for suckers,  Nah why bother the best pattern for suckers is a blue hat with an NY superimposed on itself, don't even need a hook, just throw it, the suckers come flying in.  I'll just stick to tying my experimental bucktails.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 11, 2011, 12:01 AM
Except most of them occured before most of us were alive. Not to mention the wonderful Yanks became the 1st team in Baseball history to go up 3-0 in championship play yet still lose best of 7.  Hmmmmm Just a couple yrs ago too, who'd they lose to again?  :-* :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:  I've been thinkning about trying to tie a new pattern  for suckers,  Nah why bother the best pattern for suckers is a blue hat with an NY superimposed on itself, don't even need a hook, just throw it, the suckers come flying in.  I'll just stick to tying my experimental bucktails.
Saw 2 princesses earlier at a local establishment and both were wearing Yankees hats........sideways  ::) ::) ::)   One had a Yankkess tatoo on her ankle  ::) ::)   I asked her to name 2 current and 2 former yankees.    I got the high sign ;D ;D ;D     ::) ::) ::) ::)     Like most Yankee fans these days....phony and got a deathgrip on the bandwagon  :cookoo: :cookoo: :cookoo:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2011, 06:05 AM
Is there a fly pattern in our future or are we just gonna talk tripe?
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 11, 2011, 07:36 AM
if  i  was  a  sox  fan     only  thing  i  would  have  to look  forward  to  in  oct  would  be  bow  season  .................................   TWENTY SEVEN  MISTER   :rotflol:
:w00t: :bowdown: The YANKEES are just letting the RED SOX win right now....get 'em over confident.... and then scalp 'em on the short run to # 28!!!!!! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 11, 2011, 07:39 AM
Except most of them occured before most of us were alive. Not to mention the wonderful Yanks became the 1st team in Baseball history to go up 3-0 in championship play yet still lose best of 7.  Hmmmmm Just a couple yrs ago too, who'd they lose to again?  :-* :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:  I've been thinkning about trying to tie a new pattern  for suckers,  Nah why bother the best pattern for suckers is a blue hat with an NY superimposed on itself, don't even need a hook, just throw it, the suckers come flying in.  I'll just stick to tying my experimental bucktails.
HEY BCONS!! Try tying some patterns with your RED SOX your wearing.....NO, DON'T...Wouldn't want a FISHKILL to happen!! :w00t: :-*--KP 8)

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 11, 2011, 10:19 AM
Jigs in the vice.
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Anyone want to trade?   ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2011, 04:54 PM
Lookin' good Otis!

I don't use jigs...well maybe a few ice jigs....or I'd trade some flies. I need to hit the bench and tie up some more mini clousers for tomorrow.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Jun 11, 2011, 05:32 PM
HEY BCONS!! Try tying some patterns with your RED SOX your wearing.....NO, DON'T...Wouldn't want a FISHKILL to happen!! :w00t: :-*--KP 8)


You wouldn't?  Then it would just smell like the yankees fan club, y'all would feel right at home.  After a few recent events the yanks are right up there with the the mudsharks on the bank in October.  Well nah, the Halloween mudsharks have more fight in them.   :P 
As far as tying, still working on several ideas for new bucktails.  OTIS love a couple of them!  The end of last season I started to think outside the box.  Had some luck with a 1/2 az'd attempt at a rig, so I've been trying to perfect it. The next project will be some sorta large clouser patterned one in blck & gold to fish this fall.  I will get an eye on the fly, one way or the other. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Jun 12, 2011, 12:53 PM
otis how do you paint the eyes on?? are you curing your painty before tying ??
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 13, 2011, 07:54 AM
Thanks guys!

I use powder paint.  Just wave the jig through the flame on a torch about 15-20 times and quickly dunk it into the powderpaint.  A quick in and out does the job.  I let them dry overnight then I use a piece of a wooden dowel to paint on the larger eye dot.  Once they dry overnight I use another piece of dowel with a small nail in the end to paint the smaller eye dot.  While tying, I use superglue to hold the hair and thread.  Once I tie up enough I go back and epoxy over the threads and the eyes with Devcon.  I tried just using the Devcon, but nothing holds the hair on a jig like superglue.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 13, 2011, 08:14 AM
Some bugs for ice and open water.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 13, 2011, 09:35 AM
Nice work OTIS, I like the fish head jigs, they look like the Spro buck tails !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Jun 13, 2011, 09:44 AM
otis you do nice work thanks for sharing tips
i use powder paint also just notice the paint chips easy when i fish near rock piles
i see people say to bake them in the oven at 350 for about 40 minutes and it toughen up just wondering if you tryed this
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 13, 2011, 10:33 AM
I don't, but I know a lot of guys do.  I do have some colors that chip easier than others.  I just made up three dozen heads last night.  They should be ready to paint this week.  I'll give it a shot and let you know what I find out.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2011, 05:31 PM
This may be a bit long, but it's here to welcome a new fly tier to the addiction :w00t:

Onelastcast, this one's for you!

RG's Bead Head Wooly Bugger

What you need;
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Hook; any size you like, straight shank. I tie #14 < #4
Thread ( I forgot the thread) 140 to 210 denier or 6/0 Uni
Chenille your choice of color
Rooster hackle, again your choice of color
Marabou Still your choice
Bead or cone head (I use both)
Hackle Pliers
Whip Finisher
Scissors
Get the bead on the hook. (Don't forget to crimp the barb for release) You may need to carefully widen the gap of the hook to get the bead on smaller hooks.
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Build a thread dam behind the bead to help hold it in place
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Move the thread to the bend of the hook
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Choose a clump of marabou and measure it to about the length of the shank.
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Tie in the marabou
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Trim the excess and tie in a length of chenille
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Again, trim the excess and tie in a rooster hackle by the tip
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Wrap the chenille forward and tie it off with a couple of tight wraps of thread
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Attach the hackle pliers to the butt of the hackle, palmer it forward and tie it off.
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Pull the hackle back and wrap a smooth section behind the eye
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The next step is my own. It's not necessary, but I like the way it looks.
Apply some natural hair dubbing to the thread
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Wrap a neat collar
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Whip finish
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Whew!
Rg's Bead Head Wooly Bugger.
RG


 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Jun 13, 2011, 05:52 PM
Wow is all i can say on that ;D nice job RG :thumbup_smilie: :clapping: :bowdown:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2011, 05:56 PM
They're cute little buggers...eh? (thought I'd remind you of Clova)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 13, 2011, 06:18 PM
Some of those buggers are headed north toward the NH Boundry waters next Saturday RG ! We'll see if we can stick a few Big Brookies with them !  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2011, 06:23 PM
You got some of the "specials" Tony. Let me know how you do. Glad to hear you're getting out :clapping:

I'm working on the bugs for your Bride ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: adkRoy on Jun 13, 2011, 06:29 PM
Man, I wouldn't have the paitence to do that, my patience is used up by 2:30 every day.  ;)  Cool picts though. I admire people who can do that.   I think I'll break my Orvis rod out and start using it again. Haven't touched it in years.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 13, 2011, 06:30 PM
I'm pretty sure she took me to school today RG !  :'( ;D
Her catch !
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi94.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl113%2Flael19533%2Fsummer%2520fishing%25202010%2F2011%2520summer%2520fishing%2Fhpim04970.jpg&hash=63c277f7a9d2134262bf95d22f3bfa99)
Mine !
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2011, 06:42 PM
Just when you think you've got them trained, they go and deflate your ego for you. Nice catch...both of you. Nothing like enjoying life.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2011, 06:57 PM
It's therapy Mike! By the time I  make my drive home I'm ready to mount a 50 cal to the roof and clear a path. 3 flies later and I can't remember any of it.

Catching fish on them is the bonus ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jun 13, 2011, 07:26 PM
thanks rgfixit, i have not tied a fly just yet but you have already helped me out a ton with all your advice!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 13, 2011, 07:37 PM
tying   flies    is    one  of   the  most  rewarding  things  one   can   do   ,  it's  great   to   share   flies   and   hear   people   say  they  did  good   with  them !   sharing  patterens   and  getting  others  addicted   is   also   great   ;D..................life  is   good   .....ain't  it   rg   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jun 13, 2011, 07:39 PM
otis you do nice work thanks for sharing tips
i use powder paint also just notice the paint chips easy when i fish near rock piles
i see people say to bake them in the oven at 350 for about 40 minutes and it toughen up just wondering if you tryed this

I dont bake/cure my powder painted jigs but I do re-heat them to toughen em up.
I do them one at a time over a candle. I typically do a dozen of a color at a time. After a dozen I go back over them and chip out the paint from the eye. Then I put them back over the candle for about same amount of time they were originally heated for. Quicker than the oven and works about as well...
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Heres some of my favorite head styles...
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Heres an "otis" poured head I turned into a perch...
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Nice Bugger RG! I really need to tie some emergers but im haveing some motivation issues...  8)

Otis - I see you were duplicating some jigs there.  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 13, 2011, 07:52 PM
Sharp lookin jigs right there !  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2011, 02:03 AM
Is that a pistol case Jay?

Onelastcast,
Happy to help get a new tier started. Won't be long before you're browsing the Sally Hanson nail polish in the cosmetics aisle, cruising the craft stores, the cat will have bald spots, the neighbor will think his dog has mange and the parakeet looks to be in a permanent molt. You'll be coming home from work saying "Look Honey, I found this dead squirrel on the road :w00t:"

It's the never ending search for fly tying materials!

Sharing flies is fishing vicariously Trap. I get a big smile every time.


RG
 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: adkRoy on Jun 14, 2011, 06:14 AM
When I was in college, one of my professors would buy squirrel tails off me for his fly tying addiction.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 14, 2011, 06:56 AM
Great looking jigs DC!  Getting ready for another trip to Canada?  I sent you my email address, let me know if you need any more heads or whatever.

RG, you hit the nail right on the head!  Its about winding down.  After a 45 minute ride home, it puts me in a better frame of mind.

Below is a picture of my eye dotting sticks.
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Surf, I spent some time experimenting last night.   ;D

Whistlers Mother Jig
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The laker jig you mentioned
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The streamer jig I mentioned (bad pic)
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The new jig heads complements of Old Timer
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Messing around, a new bober for Lovie
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 14, 2011, 07:32 AM
Nice OTIS, I like the flash on the Laker jig, Thats the Stuff !! :thumbup_smilie:  Heads up, PM Inbound !!  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jun 14, 2011, 07:47 AM
Is that a pistol case Jay?

RG
 

Yep!  ;D
Best way I have found to keep lots of jig organized. Also keep the tails nice and straight...
I do rip out the standard foam that is in the case and replace it with a heavier duty type foam. I'll send ya a pm later about something I have...

Otis - No canada trip till Aug... Im good on jigs, for now. Whats the weight on the "old timmer" mold?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 14, 2011, 07:55 AM
Surf, glad you like them!

DC, I can make 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 ounce in that head.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 14, 2011, 08:13 AM
What sizes do you have on the fish head jigs ?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 14, 2011, 08:21 AM
What sizes do you have on the fish head jigs?

I can make 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8 ounce heads in that style.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 14, 2011, 08:53 AM
Yep!  ;D
Best way I have found to keep lots of jig organized. Also keep the tails nice and straight...
I do rip out the standard foam that is in the case and replace it with a heavier duty type foam. I'll send ya a pm later about something I have...

Otis - No canada trip till Aug... Im good on jigs, for now. Whats the weight on the "old timmer" mold?
Anytime you're in the mood to tie up some 1/8 ball heads (Chartruese head and white hair and wraps with a touch of crystal flash) like you gave me about 8 years ago, I'd be awful receptive :whistling: :whistling:
  I'm old and can't see that good anymore to tie my own......honest  :whistling:  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2011, 04:12 PM
old ::)
Your a puppy!
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 15, 2011, 04:10 AM
 :whistling: :whistling:   Easy tie, great fish catcher in any size !   Kind of a Maki "Wormi" made with chenille !

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi839.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz318%2FGamma-Fish%2FPICS-HOME799.jpg&hash=d635e768632166b65d3e5321b345e3ec)

A couple paint patterns I use

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 15, 2011, 06:53 AM
Gamma, did you buy a mold for those jigheads, or customise one?  I was thinking of taking a drill to one of my molds to retrofit a second eyelet off the back of the head.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 15, 2011, 09:37 AM
Gamma, did you buy a mold for those jigheads, or customise one?  I was thinking of taking a drill to one of my molds to retrofit a second eyelet off the back of the head.
I haven't poured a jig in 15 years !    After all is said and done, It's cheaper and more convenient to have them shipped to your door  ;) ;)
  I had a mold similar to that jig but it burned up in 96 when my house burned up :(
    I buy these.  A little pricey but the quality it top notch !   I've never had one of the stinger loops come loose to date !   ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Jun 15, 2011, 10:11 AM
:whistling: :whistling:   Easy tie, great fish catcher in any size !   Kind of a Maki "Wormi" made with chenille !

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi839.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz318%2FGamma-Fish%2FPICS-HOME799.jpg&hash=d635e768632166b65d3e5321b345e3ec)

A couple paint patterns I use

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi839.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz318%2FGamma-Fish%2Fjigheads006.jpg&hash=fcb0caf1b668b3bdb10d8f595cf2cb46)
that chenille "maki" worm is AWESOME........i DONT THINK THERE IS A PANNIE AROUND THAT COULD RESIST THAT :o
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 15, 2011, 10:18 AM
off  shoot  of  a  sab  jaun  worm   nice  ty   gamma   ,  very  effective  in   bass  and  salt  water
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2011, 03:11 PM
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Black and white photo ??? When did you make that, 1962?

Looks good though. Yellow and red would be killers.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 15, 2011, 07:39 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi839.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz318%2FGamma-Fish%2FPICS-HOME799.jpg&hash=d635e768632166b65d3e5321b345e3ec)

Black and white photo ??? When did you make that, 1962?

Looks good though. Yellow and red would be killers.

RG
I'm gonna start calling you "Colorblind Bob"    That's a color picture !  Open your eyes......or put on your glasses  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2011, 01:58 AM
Maybe that's why those electrical connections keep blowing up ??? Maybe I can retire on disability :w00t:

I like the tie anyway. Impressive ....for a "Lead Head" ;D

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 16, 2011, 03:32 AM
This is whats in the vise now, this one,
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv237%2FFishhead4268%2F4-26-11stormfishjigs046.jpg&hash=8aad6dfb6f51484ce50c0ee97bcd0ed3)
The Green Goblin Slab Slayer & I have been tying "The Dirty Crab". Brown & black flake with a white or red head.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv237%2FFishhead4268%2F4-26-11stormfishjigs045.jpg&hash=f718d0f7794413c76727d49baad025b1)
My version of the Grass Shrimp in the Pink with Orange and also two tone reds.
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I also been working on alot of 3\8 oz Purple & Tan with white Onieda Eye bucktails.
Hope you like them, the Slab Slayers have been outstanding from last ice thru today, I have tied a few bakers dozen for a few buddies to work with this spring and the fish cant get enough of them, slabs, Gills, Rockies, Perch, even some bullhead.  Will be tieing up some of my "The American" this week wich has been real good on deep water Bull Gills.  Pictures soon  :flag:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jun 18, 2011, 08:48 PM
hey rgfixit, it may not be much but it's a start! ;D ;D ;D thanks again.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 19, 2011, 02:22 AM
Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! :clapping: :clapping:

Nice job!

Hey Trapper....I hooked another fly tier ;D
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 19, 2011, 04:20 AM
Nice Flies being tied! :thumbup_smilie: I been up tieing to restock my jig boxes and filling some orders, tell me what you think.  Hey Gamma, can you get any of these Larva Hooks in the second picture and I am also interested in the jig heads you posted, the ones like the my stump jumper/ Flicker Jigs.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv237%2FFishhead4268%2FSubZeroJigs6-19-11003.jpg&hash=396de064c741292ceade683b3f48c5b9)
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 19, 2011, 07:55 AM
Sharp lookin jigs FH !! Nice tie !!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 20, 2011, 08:39 AM
RG  if  theres   a  both  at  the  ice  show  (if  we  have  one   or   sportsmen  show)   lets   have  some   vices  set  up   and  invite  all  our   friends!  maybe  a   fishfinder  meet  and  greet    flie  tying  jig  tying     day  is  in  order  !!!!  theres  getting  to  be  alot  of  us !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2011, 02:15 PM
Great idea Trap...except....the ice show is cancelled.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 20, 2011, 03:07 PM
Great idea Trap...except....the ice show is cancelled.

RG
Uh..........have you been hiding under a rock lately ? ::) ::)
  The 2011 Ice Fishing show is ON AGAIN....but.....It's going to be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds this year !
   It should be bigger and better than ever beacause it's being held at a venue that's "Sportsman Friendly" (although the location isn't too centrally located)

   
 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2011, 03:13 PM
I apparently did not get the memo. Good news for sure. The Oncenter was expensive, stuffy and didn't "feel" like a sportsman's show.

OK Trapper...you're on. I'll do it Saturday.

Thanks "T"
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2011, 03:40 PM
Anyhooooo!
What's in the vise you ask?

Bob's Beady Eyed Muddler Minnow.
I like my streamers to sink! I bumped into this pattern in my frustration of getting weight on a muddler.
#6 straight eye hook
140 UTC, tan
turkey tail (for the tail)
flat tinsel wrap
Turkey wing slip (for wing)
Barbell bead eye
Deer hair body

Tie in a slip of turkey tail feather
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Tie in some tinsel, wrap it forward and tie it off and tie in a bead eye
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Tie in another slip of turkey feather for the wing
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Start spinning on some deer hair
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Keep spinning till your good and dizzy ;D
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Begin finding the fly within
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Bob's Beady Eyed Muddler Minnow
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 ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 20, 2011, 03:51 PM
Nice tie RG, that aughta drop like a rock !  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 21, 2011, 04:17 PM
Did a couple with chain bead eyes. They're getting there ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fchainbeadmuddler.jpg&hash=2b8657251fac36dc3077c088fe44ef12)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 22, 2011, 06:34 AM
While I was at the Cortland Outlet Store last weekend, I picked up some new tying stuff.  I found this body material and twisted up some 1/8 ounce jigs.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: walleye1 on Jun 22, 2011, 09:24 AM
Looking good buddy!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 22, 2011, 10:23 AM
Thanks.  It'd help if I had the right color thread. ::)  Let me know if you need anything.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 23, 2011, 02:21 AM
Nice stuff guys!!  I been trying a new jig thats been workin good, will post it after todays fishing adventure
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jun 23, 2011, 07:32 PM
still just working with the bugger, but i did try some new things. -olc
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 23, 2011, 08:19 PM
i  love  it  ......  the  best  part  of  fly  fishing   for  me  is  watching  others   getting  ecited  over  it   :D     and   RG   your   foam   spider  is a  hit  with  the  northern   bluegills 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 24, 2011, 11:51 AM
Some new jigs for the box..
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Jun 24, 2011, 12:05 PM
SWEET  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 24, 2011, 06:25 PM
still just working with the bugger, but i did try some new things. -olc
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The buggers look great. You're a natural :thumbup_smilie:

We'll have to get him tying some foam Trapper ;D Those spiders are so simple and remarkably effective.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 24, 2011, 10:37 PM
I agree, the buggers look good, next step put the bead head on some
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jun 25, 2011, 12:07 AM
A bit off subject here, but I wanted to share what one of my masonic brothers found and bought yesterday at a garage sale. He showed up at my shop with a steel fold open tackle box with a leather handle.(guessing from the 40's or 50's) Full of old wooden cranks, and a few unused Rapalas with the "made in finland" writing on the bellys of them. He paid 25 bucks for he whole package also. I was in shock when I was checking that find out. :flag:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 25, 2011, 12:39 AM
For when the gills are feeding on small crayfish... :whistling: :whistling:

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 25, 2011, 02:34 AM
nice! ;D  Gamma, still lookin to score some of them jig heads you posted and to see if you no where I can get the Larvea jigs I posted
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 25, 2011, 07:21 AM
nice! ;D  Gamma, still lookin to score some of them jig heads you posted and to see if you no where I can get the Larvea jigs I posted
Please enlighten me ! ;)   I'm old and forget things quite a bit  :-\ ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 25, 2011, 07:36 AM
Please enlighten me ! ;)   I'm old and forget things quite a bit  :-\ ;D
Just don't forget you have a citation to pay!!! :w00t: :afro:  Pretty slick plastics you have in your arsenol GAMMA!!! Keep a close eye on them!! :evil: :whistling:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 25, 2011, 08:04 AM
Just don't forget you have a citation to pay!!!     Not that I know of.........but give it time, something will come up ! ;D ;D:w00t: :afro: 
   Pretty slick plastics you have in your arsenol GAMMA!!! Keep a close eye on them!! :evil: :whistling:
I will......when they're dangling from the mouthes of walleyes  ;) ;) ;D
  I noticed you got ants in your pants while handling those new open water baits  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :whistling: ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 25, 2011, 09:51 AM
I will......when they're dangling from the mouthes of walleyes  ;) ;) ;D
  I noticed you got ants in your pants while handling those new open water baits   :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :whistling: ;D ;D
I'm like a kid in a candy store when you open your van door!!! I can't help it!! I have to try a couple of those to see if they work! :whistling:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jun 25, 2011, 03:33 PM
I'm like a kid in a candy store when you open your van door!!! I can't help it!! I have to try a couple of those to see if they work! :whistling:
Take my word for it !   They do and do it very well  ;) ;)   They've been in my stash for 2 years but I've refrained from showing you guys because (as per the movie Blazing Saddles)   I didn't want you running around like a bunch of Kansas City #@&&@%&'s   :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 25, 2011, 06:17 PM
Someone have a FLY to post ???

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jun 25, 2011, 07:31 PM
Someone have a FLY to post ???

RG

Heres some flies Buddy...
This was what I had in the trout vest... now it has two more boxes plus some small containers with random flies, plus tippet, leader, indys, nippers, flotant, ect...  ;D Oh, and ofcourse, TP  :whistling:
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 26, 2011, 07:16 AM
Thank heavens!
I know all I need to know about the "Old Hippie Gypsy, Soccer Mom Mini Van Fishing Tackle Super Store"  ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 26, 2011, 08:19 AM
  nice   dark   cloud   but   how  about   some   close   ups   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 26, 2011, 09:44 AM
Someone have a FLY to post ???

RG
Sorry RG!! Seems as though 'Ol GAMMA holds out on us on a regular basis with his secret weapons!!  ;D--KP 8) Jr. and I are going to scout a stream in awhile!! Hope the rain holds out!! ;) He has some flies he "Inherited" not long ago he wants to try!! ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 26, 2011, 10:01 AM
Way to go RG, those Green, Brass beaded flies you tied for me were responsible for over 40 Nice Brook Trout and 15 nice Rainbows this weekend !! I lost one to a Monster Brown that Jumped twice and SNAP !!  :'( ;D All catch and release, Except for 2 Gut hooked Brookies That made some nice Fillets !  :thumbup_smilie: What a trip, Thanks again RG !!
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 26, 2011, 12:45 PM
Nothing makes me happier ;D
That would be the mini bugger eh?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 26, 2011, 01:23 PM
It was the small bugger with the bead and the green body with the brown hackle ? The very first cast in the first pool I came to, POW, Brookie on !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 26, 2011, 01:53 PM
Nice fish Liz.................. :thumbup_smilie: :clapping:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 26, 2011, 09:04 PM
sweet   !!!!     i'm   still  playing   with   foam   myself   
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Jun 27, 2011, 07:51 AM
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The water has been so dang cloudy and cold around here I haven broke away from the spring time flies....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 27, 2011, 10:25 AM
Some more jigs that helped H and me slam the fish this weekend and I have started to tie my steelie arsenal for the fall season already, never to soon
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv237%2FFishhead4268%2FHTJimFIshingthePond6-26-11005.jpg&hash=2925e5f3330cb97a0ef2d3c5f336a14d)
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The DSR Bugger
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Got to have the pink!!  With and without the beads!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 29, 2011, 04:29 PM
Those Steelies must have "Limp Fins" ::)

Mickey,
Love those patterns :thumbup_smilie:

I'm working on Mice right now. Had a good one in the vise and my Grandson procured it for his collection.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jun 29, 2011, 11:58 PM
Some really sweet looking fly's coming out of your guys vices gents.  :o
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 30, 2011, 07:16 AM
I'm working on Mice right now. Had a good one in the vise and my Grandson procured it for his collection.

RG

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 30, 2011, 10:32 AM
Been goin nuts on the vise! :cookoo: :flag:
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jun 30, 2011, 11:11 AM
Good looking jigs! :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jun 30, 2011, 06:58 PM
Thanks, a couple more..  I banged out 3 dozen today and 2 dozen Woolly Bugers
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My son told me to use these colors and materials so he calls it the Angelo  :thumbup_smilie: :flag:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jun 30, 2011, 07:32 PM
Are the fan fibers rigid or do they flutter ? Awesome colors on those jigs !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Jul 01, 2011, 06:39 AM
This fly here is my rendition of a fly a local old timer turned me onto.. I've used it for brook trout, browns and steelhead in sizes ranging from 8 to 12.. Its just an attractor pattern, but I'm teeling you it has made the trip sucessfull numerous times.. On streams its a good fly to skate the seams along eddys and on ponds its produced well off a wabler or just slow trolled on a fly rod...
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Ingredients- peacock herl,red squirel tail, hen hackle, hot orange thread...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2011, 04:21 PM
Sweeet looking pattern. Gotta love the intuitive fly tier. I like to tie traditional style flies, but I love to tie free style ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jul 01, 2011, 06:44 PM
Are the fan fibers rigid or do they flutter ? Awesome colors on those jigs !
They move really easy, just like soft plastic. Silly Legs.  H.T., K.P., me and a few others have been sticking to these jigs all spring/summer just changin size and colors and they are spot on!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 02, 2011, 11:49 AM
They move really easy, just like soft plastic. Silly Legs.  H.T., K.P., me and a few others have been sticking to these jigs all spring/summer just changin size and colors and they are spot on!!!
The sunnies, gills and bass love 'em!! ;) Thanks Fishhead!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 02, 2011, 03:36 PM
I've been experimenting agan ::)
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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 02, 2011, 05:47 PM
Nice Mice !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: LT on Jul 02, 2011, 05:57 PM
I've been experimenting agan ::)
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RG
Nice work Bob, "Here, fishy, fishy..."  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Jul 02, 2011, 06:03 PM
man oh man you guys can tie some nice jigs ;) 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 02, 2011, 06:56 PM
I'm going to get some of those wet tomorrow morning ;D

I think the beady eyed muddlers are going to be killers.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jul 02, 2011, 09:57 PM
RG  ;D, those are awsome!! lookin good, real good!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 03, 2011, 01:03 AM
The mice need a lot of work. I still stink at spinning deer hair. But someday I'll be almost as good as Trapper ;D ....If I live that long :-\
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: cbtrtbum on Jul 03, 2011, 01:21 AM
currently tying summer steelhead flies for our annual trip to the Deschutes this fall. Also tying Atlantic Salmon doubles for a trip to the Gaspe next summer. Cheers,Chris
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 03, 2011, 04:21 AM
Got any pics Chris? love to see new flies.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 03, 2011, 07:52 PM
i been having  alot of fun with  a  new  foam pattern  for  me  and  thats  a   foam  spent  gnat  mayfly  ,it's  rather  fun to  ty  and  the  fish  love  it  

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http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgDgELAo0sw&feature=related

it's  a   simple  patteren  no  special   material   or  tools    i  split  the  hackle  and  used regular  head  cement to  hold  in place  .....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 03, 2011, 08:00 PM
It doesn't get much better then that Trapper, Nice tie !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jul 03, 2011, 08:58 PM
SWEET TRAPP, thanx for the phone call today, my best to the wife. Hope to see ya on the water this week, just give me a call when your ready.  I also got some jigs for ya ;D  8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 04, 2011, 03:48 PM
We gotta get you a better camera Trapper!
Nice tie...as always.

Today was Dace, Dace, Dace......
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Gotta find some better black nail polish :-\
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 04, 2011, 04:51 PM
nice   RG   i  just  use  a   clear  laquar    for  the  head  RG    nice  ....another  tip  ...during  holloween  season  get  some   glow  in the  dark nail polish   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 04, 2011, 04:52 PM
Love Davie McPhail's flies.

I'll be working on that one Trap.
Thanks,
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 04, 2011, 05:35 PM
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July, You bunch of Fly Tyin Fanatics !!  :w00t: :rotflol: :flag:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 04, 2011, 05:44 PM
same  to  you  surf  .may  God  bless
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: vicegripkiller on Jul 04, 2011, 08:53 PM
if any of you fly tiers are interested in a fox pelt i had one rip on me during trapping season its dried but not tanned located in 12025
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2011, 12:24 PM
Like this Trapper? (first couple of attempts)
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Fun tie! Thanks,
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 05, 2011, 12:24 PM
hey  vice  ty i  trap  myself  so i'm all good   but thats a  nice offer !!

hello  to  all   my  friends  that  are  addicted to  fur  and  feathers   ,  i  went  to my  locale  lake  and  nice    hatch of  caddis  !  so  i  want to  share  a  easy pattern  that   floats  great  and  trout to gills  love it  ....no  joke  i pounded  a  few  white  perch  with it last  night  ....

material  list  is   short  ...2  mil  closed  cell   craft  shop  foam   ( tan  brown   black  yellow   green  all  work )

i  used  a   14 mustad  94840  hook (don't matter)

natural  elk  hair

ginger  hackle


super  glue  gel  or  zap  a  gap

head  cement
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 05, 2011, 12:32 PM
first i personally   cut my  foam  bodys  i  used  a  river  roads  chynebyl  ant  cutter   but  just   cut half

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i  then   run  thread    down  to  the  bend  in  the  hook   then  back up half  way  a  drop  of  super  glue   attach  foam  body  ty  down  trim

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cut  a  small   bunch of  elk  hair  even it in  your  stacker  then  add  the  wing
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after  this  i  wrap my  hackle  in the   front  whip  finish  and  you  have  a  foam  bodied  elk hair  caddis   that  trout  and  gills   love
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RG  NICE  TY  MAN   ain't  life  good????? ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2011, 03:20 PM
I like that fly Trap!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 05, 2011, 04:51 PM
that  fly  is  a  bluegill  catchin  son of  a  gun  RG ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Jul 05, 2011, 05:53 PM
Fishgalore. A Dan Vise is the best for the money. Practice make perfect. You should come over to East Stoudsburg sometime. We can tie some flies and hit the Broadhead. My Computer got fried in a storm ,so I go to the Library twice a week to check my mail. Still hitting trout over here. ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2011, 12:33 PM
How about some "Bass Candy"  ;D
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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 06, 2011, 01:20 PM
Awesome Crawdads RG, I like the red eyes !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2011, 01:54 PM
We're gonna test them on Friday. Hope the little fishies like them ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 06, 2011, 02:37 PM
Good luck and If the little fishies give ya any trouble, tell em Surf said to Straighten out and Fly Right !  :w00t: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 06, 2011, 03:14 PM
nice   RG  i'm  working  on  tent  catapillers  and  cicades    which  should  be  showing up  real  soon
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2011, 03:16 PM
The caterpillars should be pretty easy. The cicadas are one big, ugly bug!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 06, 2011, 03:22 PM
big  ugly  and  fish love  em!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 06, 2011, 03:33 PM
How about some "Bass Candy"  ;D
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RG
I know a secret spot where they just might do some damage on the bass population!! :whistling:  Trapper knows where!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 06, 2011, 04:00 PM
we  can't  talk  about  any  secret  spots   or  we  will  get tossed  outta  the  double  secret  fishermans  club  ...of  course  all  the  bass and  walleyes  tourny  results  are   in the  news  paper  ....  or  ya  can  just  go  where  ya  see alot of  boats  ..... oh  sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!  duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 06, 2011, 04:16 PM
we  can't  talk  about  any  secret  spots   or  we  will  get tossed  outta  the  double  secret  fishermans  club  ...of  course  all  the  bass and  walleyes  tourny  results  are   in the  news  paper  ....  or  ya  can  just  go  where  ya  see alot of  boats  ..... oh  sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!  duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
:rotflol: :clapping: :thumbup_smilie: :w00t: You the man Trap! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jul 06, 2011, 06:14 PM
hey rgfixit i stepped up my game. need to work on the head more but i get the idea. bigger fly also
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2011, 07:04 PM
Cool!
Keep at it. Practice makes more flies ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Jul 07, 2011, 06:20 AM
We're gonna test them on Friday. Hope the little fishies like them ;D

RG
Me too!!! I cleaned the line on my rods and i washed down the rods and cleaned the reels!!! So im ready to go!!And I have some "secret weapons" to try out too!!!--KP Jr.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Jul 07, 2011, 06:29 AM
I've been experimenting agan ::)
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RG
What size hooks are those in the mouse patterns?? And those Clouser patterns look familiar
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jul 07, 2011, 07:06 AM
Spinning up a couple of these for our trip to Hawaii in another mointh.  Two ounce head with an 8/0 salt hook.  They should work great for catching bait!  ::)

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2011, 08:34 AM
What size hooks are those in the mouse patterns?? And those Clouser patterns look familiar
You'll see them up close and personal JR. We can throw a couple together when I get there. I packed up my fly kit to bring with me ;D


We'll tie and test!

See ya later,
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Jul 07, 2011, 09:18 AM
Practice does make perfect, but for some reason my ugliest flies seem to catch the most fish.... go figure
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 07, 2011, 11:25 AM
many  many  years  ago  my  brother  and  i  fly  fished  with  a  older gentleman   name  old  hickery  .....some  will  rember  the   storys  he  would  write   for  area  news  papers  and   i  believe  it  was called  fishfinder  magazine (one  of  the  original  salmon  river   fisherman) anyways   one  day  there  was a   big  hatch on the  beaver  kill  and   anyone  that  has  seen  a  big  hatch there  understands   it's  hard  to  get a  fish to take  your  fly  with billions  floating  down ...  neil ...  aka  old  hickery   takes    is  perfectlt  tied  cahill  and  smashes  it!  hackle  and  wings   bent  ...tosses  it  out  and     ...you know  it   fish on  ....  sometimes  matching is  very inportant   others  a  odd  ball  triggers  the  fish  ......
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2011, 12:04 PM
Perfect flies catch fly fishers...not necessarily fish. That's why I say "Practice makes more flies"  ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 07, 2011, 02:52 PM
this  is a  simple  yet  effective  mouse  pattern  , great on bass, big  brown  trout  ,pike  wack it  too  ;D

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salt water  size  #1  i  think    tail  black or  brown  chennille  or  a  strip of  leather  ...body is  spun  deer  hair  left  long  in the  back   then  cliped  to  form a  head  ...you  can  cut  foam or  leather  for  ears  small  doll  eyes  or  use  a  small  paper  punch  and   cut  some out  of  black  foam    ears  and  eyes  are  super glue  geled  on!    for  whiskers  i  used  some  rubber  leg  material  .....  fun to  ty  
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 07, 2011, 07:49 PM
this  is a  simple  yet  effective  mouse  pattern  , great on bass, big  brown  trout  ,pike  wack it  too  ;D

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That looks about as much like a mouse as you do a dignitarian ! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Jul 07, 2011, 08:45 PM
this  is a  simple  yet  effective  mouse  pattern  , great on bass, big  brown  trout  ,pike  wack it  too  ;D

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salt water  size  #1  i  think    tail  black or  brown  chennille  or  a  strip of  leather  ...body is  spun  deer  hair  left  long  in the  back   then  cliped  to  form a  head  ...you  can  cut  foam or  leather  for  ears  small  doll  eyes  or  use  a  small  paper  punch  and   cut  some out  of  black  foam    ears  and  eyes  are  super glue  geled  on!    for  whiskers  i  used  some  rubber  leg  material  .....  fun to  ty  
Lookin good Trapp!!! :flag:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jul 07, 2011, 09:35 PM
Perfect flies catch fly fishers...not necessarily fish. That's why I say "Practice makes more flies"  ;D

RG
the ugly ones work for me! :blink: :blink: :blink:  not bad for the first smallie on the new 8wt for the rivers.
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 08, 2011, 05:54 AM
nice  cast!!!!! 

as  summer   slides  on  we  have  a  great  selection  of  new   "bugs"  to   copy  and   make  offerings  to  the  fish  Gods  ...one  that  is  seldom  used  and  i  don't  understand  as  they are  everywhere  and  in great  numbers  is  this  little  fellow  ...the  tent  caterpiller  ....

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Fjbbgdd.jpg&hash=1aa0da4aa41b77103d05f7a1080cf1ce)

made  with  a  mustad  9672  streamer  hook  in  size  10  .....  3   slices  of  craft  foam  and  a little  sharpie  marker  work  and  a  pale  ginger  or  any redish  brown  hackle  ...... 

simply  attach  foam  to  hook  (dap  of   super  glue  helps)  segment  body  and  then  wrap  hackle  up  segments   ,little  head  cement  and  yer  done                                                                                                                                                            life  is  goooooooooooood
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 08, 2011, 05:57 AM
That looks about as much like a mouse as you do a dignitarian ! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D

but it  catches  fish  which is  more  then you  do!  nerd  car  driver
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 08, 2011, 07:00 AM
but it  catches  fish  which is  more  then you  do!  nerd  car  driver
It's getting particularly Vicious up in here this morning, "Nerd car driver" ?   You guys kill me sometimes !! :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 08, 2011, 07:01 AM
were  old  surf  but  we  have  fun
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 08, 2011, 07:34 AM
You guys are alright Trapper, I don't care what you guys say about each other ! :rotflol:  :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 08, 2011, 09:20 AM
You guys are alright Trapper, I don't care what you guys say about each other ! :rotflol:  :rotflol:

gamma  really  ain't  a  bad  guy  ,  just that  he  drives  a   left over  soccer  moms   car  with  a  baby on  board  sticker    and   has  a  black  neck  from  to much grecian  formula..... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 08, 2011, 10:22 AM
gamma  really  ain't  a  bad  guy  ,  just that  he  drives  a   left over  soccer  moms   car  with  a  baby on  board  sticker    and   has  a  black  neck  from  to much grecian  formula..... 
Jealousy will get you nowhere ! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 08, 2011, 05:35 PM
the ugly ones work for me! :blink: :blink: :blink:  not bad for the first smallie on the new 8wt for the rivers.
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Feels great doesn't it?

Here's one from today's excursion with the "KP's"
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my first Salmon River Smallie ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 09, 2011, 08:43 AM
We had a blast fishing with you yesterday RG!! Hope you had fun as well. Jr. went to bed early last night and this 'ol man wasn't far behind him!! ;) We'll plan a day or two to fish your stomping grounds soon. Great company, great day of fishing.........LIFE IS GOOD!! Jr. has moved all the flytying materials and vise to his desk in his bedroom! ;D ;) Many thanks to You and Trapper for the Inspiration of flyfishing to Josh! My hat is off to You both! :) Titelines!--KP


Did RG mention that his 1st Salmon River smallie was caught on his own custom made 3wt. rod? :bowdown:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 09, 2011, 08:46 AM
gamma  really  ain't  a  bad  guy  ,  just that  he  drives  a   left over  soccer  moms   car  with  a  baby on  board  sticker    and   has  a  black  neck  from  to much grecian  formula..... 
Hey Trap, would Grecian Formula make me look like I have more hair??? ;D I need the brown formula...not black!! GAMMA, I have a soccer mom soccer ball sticker for that van of yours from Mrs. KP's vehicle!! :w00t: Your right Trap, GAMMA ain't a bad guy!! ;)--KP ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 09, 2011, 12:02 PM
KP,
Josh is a class "A" fly nut. He has you to thank for that.

I had a fine time stomping some new water with you guys. I'm gonna have to bring the toon up and float the river next time they let water out.I know there's more smallmouth than we found yesterday.

I kinda slept in this morning myself...had some breakfast with the "Grumpy Old Men Breakfast Club" and did some chores. That trip inspired me to try some new water tomorrow morning. Might just find us a good piece of water ;D

Thanks again,
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 09, 2011, 08:34 PM
KP  if  in  anyway  i  helped   you  or   kp  jr    then   i'm  a  happy  man   ;D  kp   your  a  good   friend   but    more  then  that  a  GREAT  DAD  ....  no  higher  complaiment  ....  RG   ya   met  2  of  the  best        glad   you  all  had  fun..................................life  is  good
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 10, 2011, 01:16 AM
KP  if  in  anyway  i  helped   you  or   kp  jr    then   i'm  a  happy  man   ;D  kp   your  a  good   friend   but    more  then  that  a  GREAT  DAD  ....  no  higher  complaiment  ....  RG   ya   met  2  of  the  best        glad   you  all  had  fun..................................life  is  good


Hey Trap...I got some good leads on that motor of yours, gonna get into it next week. The shop has been out of control for the last couple weeks. Worked till midnight wednesday, and One this AM.....just playing catch up.

RG, my offer still stands on that little lake. We've pulled close to 200 gills out of there, from the two times we fished it, and it still needs more cleansing!

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 10, 2011, 02:03 AM
You never know when I might show up FM ;D Right now I'm getting ready to take my morning run, Then I'm off to a local (relatively local) stream that I've never fished. It should produce some nice smalmouth.

Trapper, Try that tent caterpillar with a curved nymph hook, black foam and grizzly hackle. They love that fly floating through the headwaters.

Adios Muchachos!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 10, 2011, 08:12 AM
KP  if  in  anyway  i  helped   you  or   kp  jr    then   i'm  a  happy  man   ;D  kp   your  a  good   friend   but    more  then  that  a  GREAT  DAD  ....  no  higher  complaiment  ....  RG   ya   met  2  of  the  best        glad   you  all  had  fun..................................life  is  good

Thanks Trap! We all work hard to be great fisherman, even work harder to be great Dad's. You, RG, SNAGGER and a few others have certainly put a lifelong smile on Josh's face with the knowledge and materials to make him a better flyfisherman and sportsman! It's guys like you that make it easier for me to help bring a youngster up into the sportman's world! Thanks for all your support!! By far... the best bunch of guys that Jr. and I can call FRIENDS!! ;) END OF STORY!! Jr. and I are loading the boat now to go harass some LMBass and rockies on Sandy Pond!! LIFE IS GOOD! :)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jul 10, 2011, 11:33 AM
Feels great doesn't it?

it's strange wondering if it is gonna work at all while you have it in the vise. then you get out there and tie it up and cast it and fish on!! words cannot describe the feeling. it's just great ;D ;D ;D  -olc
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 10, 2011, 02:14 PM
it's strange wondering if it is gonna work at all while you have it in the vise. then you get out there and tie it up and cast it and fish on!! words cannot describe the feeling. it's just great ;D ;D ;D  -olc
Best part is, it's always like that ;D

I was out today testing some "Mini Crayfish" today.
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This pattern has some real potential.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 11, 2011, 03:48 PM
lance  no  worrys   you  take  your  time  sir !!!!   between  you  and  KP  i  can  never  pay  you  2  back  for  all your  help  ....  besides   i don't  mind   the  electric  motor  or  canoe  or  kayak  ....i  do  have  to  much   stuff



lol  life  is  good   lance  i'll  be  out  this  wekk  my  friend   well  have  coffee   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 11, 2011, 05:45 PM
lance  no  worrys   you  take  your  time  sir !!!!   between  you  and  KP  i  can  never  pay  you  2  back  for  all your  help  ....  besides   i don't  mind   the  electric  motor  or  canoe  or  kayak  ....i  do  have  to  much   stuff



lol  life  is  good   lance  i'll  be  out  this  wekk  my  friend   well  have  coffee   ;D
Let me know what day Trap, I'll meet you there! ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 11, 2011, 11:54 PM
Let me know what day Trap, I'll meet you there! ;)--KP

I'll have to make my coffee extra good for two great champs to honor me with a meeting.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 12, 2011, 12:18 AM
I'll have to make my coffee extra good for two great champs to honor me with a meeting.
You better have them walk through the big overhead doors when they show up because after that lip service, their heads won't fit through your front door  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 12, 2011, 08:55 AM
naaaa  gamma  were  use  to people  saying  were  great  fisherman ........  guess  you  wouldn't  understand
 ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 12, 2011, 10:03 AM
naaaa  gamma  were  use  to people  saying  were  great  fisherman ........  guess  you  wouldn't  understand
 ;D
You've got the wool pulled over their eyes............................I fully understand ! ::) ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 12, 2011, 01:40 PM
You better have them walk through the big overhead doors when they show up because after that lip service, their heads won't fit through your front door  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Why don't you meet us there, walk thru that door with us....WE'LL MAKE YOU FAMOUS!!!! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jul 12, 2011, 02:11 PM
So whens the Monster Garage Build-A-Boat / Fishing Equipment Liquidation happening? 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 12, 2011, 02:25 PM
So whens the Monster Garage Build-A-Boat / Fishing Equipment Liquidation happening? 8)
Gotta check and see what 'Ol GAMMA has to offer this week!! :whistling: :whistling: Wonder if he has any plastics.......... ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 12, 2011, 02:25 PM
Why don't you meet us there, walk thru that door with us....WE'LL MAKE YOU FAMOUS!!!! ;D--KP 8)
Back in 1980, a guy said that to a big group of people in Guyana and then said...let's celebrate with a big glass of Kool Aide  ::) ::) ::)

  No thanks.  :whistling:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 12, 2011, 02:30 PM
Back in 1980, a guy said that to a big group of people in Guyana and then said...let's celebrate with a big glass of Kool Aide   ::) ::) ::)

  No thanks.  :whistling:
I did hear that there was a bottle of Fireball hidden amongst those people in Guyana....and they broke it out after the Kool-Aide was all gone!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 12, 2011, 04:11 PM
So whens the Monster Garage Build-A-Boat / Fishing Equipment Liquidation happening? 8)
Just waiting until the 4th of July holiday dust settles and the fatigue that the Blues fest parties goes away. :whistling: :whistling:
  Trying to get things organized this week so it won't be too much longer ! ;)

Gotta check and see what 'Ol GAMMA has to offer this week!! :whistling: :whistling: Wonder if he has any plastics.......... ;D--KP 8)
I'ver got plastics........but, they only go to people who don't put bait on them ! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I'd have a lot more if someone returned them  >:( :-X
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jul 12, 2011, 04:29 PM
So whens the Monster Garage Build-A-Boat / Fishing Equipment Liquidation happening? 8)

Also known as the Fred G Sanford Junk Sale... And yes the "G" stands for Gamma...  :whistling:
Actually I did a quick search and found some info on "Sanford". Heres a few snippets of what I found...
I thought the red highlighted parts are applicable also.  ;D
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Fred G. Sanford (born January 21, 1908)[citation needed] was the name of a fictional character portrayed by actor/comedian Redd Foxx on the 1972-1977 NBC sitcom Sanford and Son.[1]
 
Foxx, whose real name was John Elroy Sanford, modeled the character after his real-life brother, whose name was also Fred Sanford. The character Fred is an elderly, widowed, sarcastic, and cantankerous junk dealer. He is the proprietor of "Sanford and Son" a junk and antique dealership which he ran out of his home, along with his son Lamont
When asked over the phone for his name, he frequently responds, "Fred Sanford. S-A-N-F-O-R-D period," or, "Fred G. Sanford. The 'G' is for...", with "G" standing for a word applicable to the situation. Some instances have included "gonna cry", "genius", "gee", "grandpa", and "gompergoo". It is never revealed what the "G" actually stands for in his name. Another trademark involves Fred becoming riled by somebody, assuming a fight stance, and wildly swinging his fists in multiple directions; often he would pose the question, "How would you like one across yo' lip?" or, with fist raised, "How would you like one of these where you sneeze?". He also frequently attempts to avoid any kind of labor, especially when asked by Lamont, by referring to his arthritis (which he pronounced "arthur-itis") while holding up a deliberately gnarled fist. Another recurring joke is his poor vision; whenever he gets ready to make a phone call, he opens a drawer under the phone and pulls out several pairs of glasses (to help him see the phone dial) and tries each one on. The pair he picks usually doesn't improve his vision, anyway. He also often kept valuables or stashes of cash in a secret drawer in that same chest of drawers. The secret drawer would open after a series of knocks on the dresser and sometimes accompanied by foot stamps on the floor.
Fred G. Sanford was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 21, 1908. In 1946, he, his wife Elizabeth Winfield[3] and their oldest son Lamont (Demond Wilson) moved to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Fred was left with the responsibility of rearing Lamont alone after his wife suddenly died. Lamont dropped out of high school, subsequently joining his father in the junk business.
 
Fred is portrayedirritable and wanting everything done his way. He is known for grouchy disposition, his bad cooking, and his innumerable delusions of grandeur. as being  He is bow-legged and walks with an affected stagger, presumably brought on by arthritis. Fred never gives much credit to his son Lamont, believing him to be gullible and unintelligent. He most often refers to Lamont as a "big dummy". Unhappy about his calling as a junk man, Lamont accepts his plight more for the love of his father than the junk business itself. Fred often involves himself in various get-rich-quick schemes, and as such, Lamont has to keep constant watch over his father. When Lamont would express an interest in having a life for himself, Fred would try to convince him of the importance of running the family business (which he referred to as "the empire") after he is gone. Fred often feigned illness in attempt to guilt his son into staying home and taking care of him whenever Lamont had plans to go out. Similarly, Fred often ruined Lamont's efforts to have a quiet romantic night at home with a lady companion (at one point, Fred repeatedly interrupted Lamont's amorous efforts so often that the young lady ended up sneaking away while Fred and Lamont argued loudly in the kitchen).
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I may have to make a trip north for this Big Sale...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 12, 2011, 05:50 PM
Also known as the Fred G Sanford Junk Sale... And yes the "G" stands for Gamma...  :whistling:
Actually I did a quick search and found some info on "Sanford". Heres a few snippets of what I found...
I thought the red highlighted parts are applicable also.  ;D
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Fred G. Sanford (born January 21, 1908)[citation needed] was the name of a fictional character portrayed by actor/comedian Redd Foxx on the 1972-1977 NBC sitcom Sanford and Son.[1]
 
Foxx, whose real name was John Elroy Sanford, modeled the character after his real-life brother, whose name was also Fred Sanford. The character Fred is an elderly, widowed, sarcastic, and cantankerous junk dealer. He is the proprietor of "Sanford and Son" a junk and antique dealership which he ran out of his home, along with his son Lamont
When asked over the phone for his name, he frequently responds, "Fred Sanford. S-A-N-F-O-R-D period," or, "Fred G. Sanford. The 'G' is for...", with "G" standing for a word applicable to the situation. Some instances have included "gonna cry", "genius", "gee", "grandpa", and "gompergoo". It is never revealed what the "G" actually stands for in his name. Another trademark involves Fred becoming riled by somebody, assuming a fight stance, and wildly swinging his fists in multiple directions; often he would pose the question, "How would you like one across yo' lip?" or, with fist raised, "How would you like one of these where you sneeze?". He also frequently attempts to avoid any kind of labor, especially when asked by Lamont, by referring to his arthritis (which he pronounced "arthur-itis") while holding up a deliberately gnarled fist. Another recurring joke is his poor vision; whenever he gets ready to make a phone call, he opens a drawer under the phone and pulls out several pairs of glasses (to help him see the phone dial) and tries each one on. The pair he picks usually doesn't improve his vision, anyway. He also often kept valuables or stashes of cash in a secret drawer in that same chest of drawers. The secret drawer would open after a series of knocks on the dresser and sometimes accompanied by foot stamps on the floor.
Fred G. Sanford was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 21, 1908. In 1946, he, his wife Elizabeth Winfield[3] and their oldest son Lamont (Demond Wilson) moved to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Fred was left with the responsibility of rearing Lamont alone after his wife suddenly died. Lamont dropped out of high school, subsequently joining his father in the junk business.
 
Fred is portrayedirritable and wanting everything done his way. He is known for grouchy disposition, his bad cooking, and his innumerable delusions of grandeur. as being  He is bow-legged and walks with an affected stagger, presumably brought on by arthritis. Fred never gives much credit to his son Lamont, believing him to be gullible and unintelligent. He most often refers to Lamont as a "big dummy". Unhappy about his calling as a junk man, Lamont accepts his plight more for the love of his father than the junk business itself. Fred often involves himself in various get-rich-quick schemes, and as such, Lamont has to keep constant watch over his father. When Lamont would express an interest in having a life for himself, Fred would try to convince him of the importance of running the family business (which he referred to as "the empire") after he is gone. Fred often feigned illness in attempt to guilt his son into staying home and taking care of him whenever Lamont had plans to go out. Similarly, Fred often ruined Lamont's efforts to have a quiet romantic night at home with a lady companion (at one point, Fred repeatedly interrupted Lamont's amorous efforts so often that the young lady ended up sneaking away while Fred and Lamont argued loudly in the kitchen).
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I may have to make a trip north for this Big Sale...
Come up the day before and help me set everything up !   I'm old and semi blind  ;D ;D ;D
  You'll pay for that one pal ! :evil: :evil: :angel: :angel: :w00t: :whistling: ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 12, 2011, 05:51 PM
OMG DK, that was awesome!! :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: Seems as though GAMMA is in the barrel tonight!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm7p9u_lmo4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm7p9u_lmo4&feature=related)--KP 8)Somebody hurry up and post some pics of flies...HURRY, before RG catches us hijacking! ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 12, 2011, 05:51 PM
Come up the day before and help me set everything up !   I'm old and semi blind  ;D ;D ;D
  You'll pay for that one pal ! :evil: :evil: :angel: :angel: :w00t: :whistling: ;D
:rotflol: :rotflol: :bowdown: :bowdown: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :w00t: :w00t:--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 12, 2011, 06:13 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmyfishfinder.com%2Fmodsmileys%2Fhijack.gif&hash=8c07c5da982db187166b554c23172aab)       ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 12, 2011, 06:20 PM
Flies right ??
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi94.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl113%2Flael19533%2F744px-Blow-flies.jpg&hash=4bacd2ff27fdb05544118d92bbf92210)  :whistling: :whistling: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 12, 2011, 06:22 PM
That might work!!! ;) RG won't even notice!! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 12, 2011, 06:33 PM
Hey KP, I can't remember, did you say post Flies or Zippers ??  ??? :rotflol:
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 12, 2011, 11:12 PM
OMG DK, that was awesome!! :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: Seems as though GAMMA is in the barrel tonight!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm7p9u_lmo4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm7p9u_lmo4&feature=related)--KP 8)Somebody hurry up and post some pics of flies...HURRY, before RG catches us hijacking! ::)
Don't worry about RG !     Just give him a bottle of Ex-Lax and a fresh pair of Depends and he'll be fine in the morning ! :P :P :P :P :P ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 13, 2011, 12:35 AM
Gotta check and see what 'Ol GAMMA has to offer this week!! :whistling: :whistling: Wonder if he has any plastics.......... ;D--KP 8)

They only work when tipped with spikes! :whistling: :wacko:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Jul 13, 2011, 01:24 AM
They only work when tipped with spikes! :whistling: :wacko:
You're cut off ! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 13, 2011, 03:59 PM
I noticed...I just don't seem to care.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 13, 2011, 10:53 PM
Here is one for ya RG! I dig it man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFGfwPEFM7k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFGfwPEFM7k)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 14, 2011, 02:21 AM
Well......now that Trapper's motor is fixed, Gamma's "Fat Old Hippie Soccer Mom Van Garage Sale" is scheduled and the chronologically oriented slurs have concluded.....

Anyone tying any actual flies? :-\

RG
 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 14, 2011, 05:51 PM
Guess not :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 14, 2011, 06:23 PM
Guess not :-\

RG



    Everyone must be out fishing with those flies they tied RG........... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jul 14, 2011, 08:51 PM
Guess not :-\

RG

You seem kinda cranky lately buddy, does someone need a hug? Or just something to do with flyfishing?

Im too far away for a hug but I do have some summertime flyfishing action photos that should cheer ya up. These are from our annual family vacation in cananda(comming up quick). Lots of smallies on the fly. I do well on heavily weighted bunny/bugger leach patterns and deep clousers... I need to tie some soon, i'll post picts then...
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 15, 2011, 04:43 PM
Nice looking water Jay...where is that?

And....I'm not "cranky"....I'm GRUMPY!

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As far as the hug is concerned.....I think I'll open a bottle of wine instead ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: chrisminmaine on Jul 15, 2011, 05:25 PM
Not tying at all now --- got caught up in April ----  My 8 year old is showinng and interest, so maybe now I can "retire" from tying!   ;D :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 19, 2011, 04:00 PM
RG....Mailbox is full! ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 19, 2011, 05:30 PM
Dang blabbermouth...I am :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 19, 2011, 06:09 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jul 19, 2011, 06:47 PM
Nice looking water Jay...where is that?


Mississippi chain of lakes west of the Ridues, north and west of Kinghston Ont...
Tanks been going there for about 50 years. We go as a family in aug and another "guys" trip in sept. Rustic cabin, no electric, tv, phone, ect. Plenty of fish and relaxing...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Jul 21, 2011, 02:58 PM
hey dark cloud isnt that called heaven  ;D
sounds like a great time
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 21, 2011, 05:31 PM
what  was   that  i   heard  ??????   was  that  a cicada    making  it's   load   noisy????  bass  and  trout  will  be   gorging  on  them  soon   guys    i  suggest  everyone  have  a  few  in  your  box    ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 21, 2011, 10:34 PM
Dang blabbermouth...I am :-\

RG

Funny, I never thought of you as a man so full of words! ;) Traps. motor isn't fixed yet, had it running good for a day, then the float sunk. The old cork floats dont hold up well with ethanol. Ordered a new carb. kit. My treat for a good guy. Hopefully, I'll get a fishing trip from my efforts. What happens when fishing with FM stays with FM! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 22, 2011, 08:35 AM
What happens when fishing with FM stays with FM! :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :w00t: :w00t:....  your  always  welcome   to   go   and  take   your   time  with  that  motor 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 22, 2011, 09:56 PM
What happens when fishing with FM stays with FM! :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :w00t: :w00t:....  your  always  welcome   to   go   and  take   your   time  with  that  motor 

 :wacko: :wacko: :blink: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 23, 2011, 08:01 AM
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Just a few of many flies that Jr. and I have been working on. Thanks to RG and Trapper for helping Jr. along and getting me back at the vise!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 23, 2011, 08:04 AM
Did you learn how to post pictures??         ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 23, 2011, 08:05 AM
Did you learn how to post pictures??         ;D ;D ;D ;D
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0115-1.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0115-1.jpg&hash=cde54abce1d772024e646bc14dc5983f) (http://[IMG)

Yes....as a matter of fact I did! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 23, 2011, 08:31 AM
AAhhhhh...."Num Nums" for the gills ;D

Nice! I'm filling some past due orders at the bench today.....and doing laundry. "Laundry Lady is in Vegas till 8/17...I think :)
Have fun today.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 23, 2011, 08:36 AM
Good morning Pal! Those foam bodies are the Cortland adhesive backed line indicators that get squeezed onto flyline. Pretty amazing what one can come up with to trick bluegills!!! ;D LOL!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 24, 2011, 02:58 PM
Can't have enough of those "Buggers"
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The silver bead heads are dubbed bodies. I nailed 2 largemouth this morning in the creek with the one experimental I made. NEVER TIE JUST ONE!

Dang fly eating trees anyway :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 24, 2011, 03:41 PM
Good morning Pal! Those foam bodies are the Cortland adhesive backed line indicators that get squeezed onto flyline. Pretty amazing what one can come up with to trick bluegills!!! ;D LOL!--KP 8)

  you   need   bug   bodys   ??????  we   can  hook  ya   up  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 24, 2011, 03:46 PM
Got a lifetime supply bud ;D

Withe the water as warm as it is, the bigguns are hanging deep in the pools. The buggers are the ticket lately. I don't get to fish the early or late bites (danged work) so....improvise...adapt....overcome!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 25, 2011, 05:15 PM
thats   right   RG  !!!!!   thats  the  secret  of   flyfishing  ,  simply   paying  attention   ...  

i   been  hearing  that  load   wind   and    i  know   what  it  is   during  the  dog   days  of   summer  we  have  a     vistor  ...   2    types   the  13  and  17  year   cicada   a   large     fellow      and   bass  and  trout  love  them  ,    some  years   are  peeks   and   you  can  even   find  when  these  peeks  are  ,   how  ever  i  have   found  that    carring  a   few  in  the  box  has   always  paid  off  

 i'm  not   going  to  try  to  post  my   version  as  i    ty  basicly  this    fly  i  will  leave   the  link   for  and   there  photography   skills  are   much  better  then  mine  .

 with  augest   almost  here     i  know   crickets  ,grasshopper  and  beetle  patterns  are   prime  top  water   flys   real  soon  ,  theres   many  easy  and  fun   patterns   to   ty  and  i  really  suggest  you  do  so    ;D

http://www.flyflinger.com/cicada.php (http://www.flyflinger.com/cicada.php)


kp  jr  this  is  a  good   fly   for  you  to   ty  up  buddy   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 25, 2011, 05:24 PM
Thanks to you two fly nuts! I made a trip to Walmart for foam sheets! Now.... off to Pulaski for body cut-out tools! ;D Life is good!--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 25, 2011, 05:32 PM
The bug has bitten ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 25, 2011, 05:35 PM
The bug has bitten ;D

RG
YES SIR! ;D--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 25, 2011, 05:43 PM
Thanks to you two fly nuts! I made a trip to Walmart for foam sheets! Now.... off to Pulaski for body cut-out tools! ;D Life is good!--KP

get  the   beavertail  and  stp  frog 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 25, 2011, 05:44 PM
the   crease   fly  is  a  great   pattern   for   bass  and  salt  water   but  you   can   cut   it   with   sissors  easy
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 25, 2011, 05:50 PM
Trap,
Your cicada looks like my hopper on steroids ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fhopperinstructions010.jpg&hash=ab514a6566b729347e9a7396bb1b33e0)

We can do that ;D
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 25, 2011, 06:20 PM
THAT  WOULD  WORK!!!!   and   this  is  suposed  to  be  a   peek  13  year  :D  dark   green  and   black    orange  wings   :D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 25, 2011, 06:34 PM
Trap,
Your cicada looks like my hopper on steroids ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fhopperinstructions010.jpg&hash=ab514a6566b729347e9a7396bb1b33e0)

We can do that ;D
RG
That looks great RG...now...only if the picture was a little clearer to see what was on the bench in the background!!!! Seems to be a few more terrestrials, maybe some........... :whistling: :whistling: ;D--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 25, 2011, 06:35 PM
get  the   beavertail  and  stp  frog 
Any others??? ;D--KP ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 25, 2011, 07:03 PM
Any others??? ;D--KP ::)

if   you  can't    get  them  or  there  out    kp   you  can   borrow   mine  of      stop  and  grab  a  bag  of   precut   bodys    beaver  ,beetle  chernobyl ant   stp  frog   may   fly   bodys  and    wings   ;D....   feel  free  to  help  yerself   man    ....and   don't  give  me  a  hard  time  ...  there  for   JR   and  he's  our  lil  pal ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 25, 2011, 11:41 PM
Did you learn how to post pictures??         ;D ;D ;D ;D

Slam.... Good one Dom. :laugh:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 25, 2011, 11:43 PM
  you   need   bug   bodys   ??????  we   can  hook  ya   up  ;D

Willing to trade automotive knowledge for some quality flies. :laugh:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 26, 2011, 01:35 AM
I grew up with our family cottage on Lake Ontario. It was in the only cove for miles in each direction. The cove was a Locust Tree grove. Those ugly spuds lived in the trees by the thousands. I'll have to super size my hoppers to match those heavyweights ;D
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I wasn't aware that upstate was part of the 13 year brood. There are hundreds of varieties of cicadas. Not all are 13 or 17 year periodicals.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 26, 2011, 06:01 AM
RG  the  more   you  read  about  this     large  fellow   the  more  interesting      it   becomes    there  are  annual    13  and   17  years   cycles  ,we  have  17  years   here and   dog  day  or  annuals ! here  is  a  gereal  map    but  remeber   they   do  appear  to  show  up    other  places   and   that     we   will  have  the  anual  hatch  ....  it's  really fasinating    ;D

heres  the  data   base    http://www.flyflinger.com/cicada.php (http://www.flyflinger.com/cicada.php)

but  remeber     anual  hatches  happen   everywhere !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Jul 26, 2011, 07:52 AM
Thanks for posting that Trap, that is a cool looking pattern !  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Jul 26, 2011, 07:53 AM
Yes that is a Very cool looking pattern there Trap!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 26, 2011, 06:35 PM
if   you  can't    get  them  or  there  out    kp   you  can   borrow   mine  of      stop  and  grab  a  bag  of   precut   bodys    beaver  ,beetle  chernobyl ant   stp  frog   may   fly   bodys  and    wings   ;D....   feel  free  to  help  yerself   man    ....and   don't  give  me  a  hard  time  ...  there  for   JR   and  he's  our  lil  pal ;D
I didn't do it....GAMMA did! ;D  Thanks Trap! They have the body cutters up in Pulaski....I'll do a Banzai run there tomorrow!--KP ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 26, 2011, 06:36 PM
Slam.... Good one Dom. :laugh:
Almost put me in the barrel FM....ALMOST....nice try! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Jul 26, 2011, 07:26 PM
nice  cast!!!!! 

as  summer   slides  on  we  have  a  great  selection  of  new   "bugs"  to   copy  and   make  offerings  to  the  fish  Gods  ...one  that  is  seldom  used  and  i  don't  understand  as  they are  everywhere  and  in great  numbers  is  this  little  fellow  ...the  tent  caterpiller  ....

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Fjbbgdd.jpg&hash=1aa0da4aa41b77103d05f7a1080cf1ce)

made  with  a  mustad  9672  streamer  hook  in  size  10  .....  3   slices  of  craft  foam  and  a little  sharpie  marker  work  and  a  pale  ginger  or  any redish  brown  hackle  ...... 

simply  attach  foam  to  hook  (dap  of   super  glue  helps)  segment  body  and  then  wrap  hackle  up  segments   ,little  head  cement  and  yer  done                                                                                                                                                            life  is  goooooooooooood

I'll be stealing this pattern...nice one!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 26, 2011, 07:49 PM
hey   fish   do  me  a   favor   let   me   know   how  it  works  ...  thats    actually     my  own  pattern  although  i'm  sure  others    ty   the   same   ....been   great    on  trout  and  gills   for  me
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Jul 27, 2011, 01:15 AM
Almost put me in the barrlel FM....ALMOST....nice try! ;D--KP 8)

Never on purpose KP. ;) I just had to make a comment here because  haven't had any quality time on the bench in quite a while. Just wanted to let you fly guys know i'm still paying attention.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 27, 2011, 01:25 AM
KP jr,
That pattern ties almost the same as the Hopper I'm sending you instructions for. A little more wing, a bit bigger and the legs are further forward. You'll have this one down i no time.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 30, 2011, 06:02 AM
has  anyone  tried  the  new   fuzzy   foam?   it   makes  some  awesome   crayfish  patterns  ...   i  never  used  it   but  it  looks  good
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jul 30, 2011, 07:21 AM
Looking for some advise on what dry fly to use for sunfish.  My experience is that they are much more picky than bluegills.  Bluegills will usually slam a foam or cork popper but alot of the sunnies come up for a close inspection and then veer away.  I figured they might want something smaller so I tried a humpy.  It definitely made a difference but it gets destroyed or waterlogged pretty quickly.  Would a foam ant hold up better?  Any suggestions on what flies to use would be greatly appreciated.  Nothing like battling a nice sunfish on a 3 wt. rod!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 30, 2011, 08:06 AM
i  don't  really  have   mush   problems  with  sunfish  taking   poppers   or   foam,  io   have   found  that     a  dry   fly   such  as  a  adams  works  well  if  they  look   but   dont    take   twitch  it  ....   parachutes   stay   floating   longer   or  use   foam   body  and   wings   instead  of   hackle  ,  i  have  also    used  a   drope   just   below  the   floater    ,  usually  a  hares   ear   if   one   don't  do  it  the  other   does   ;D  good  luck  and   let  us   know   how  you  make  out
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 30, 2011, 09:38 AM
The dropper combination of a foam spider and hares ear is the ultimate sunfish killer. Sunfish will also take nymphs just off the bottom. Some times they're deep dwellers ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 31, 2011, 01:10 PM
I've been experimenting again ;D

A mind is a terrible thing................. :-\
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fnewbuggers004.jpg&hash=f7e1d4a4672bf64fc914836bc825491a)

A little variation of a Bugger. We'll see this evening ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: 1fish@atime on Jul 31, 2011, 08:08 PM
Like that drab color... should work well, especially on streams with a lot of hoppers around... ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bb4 on Jul 31, 2011, 08:24 PM
They look like Michigan Wigglers.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 31, 2011, 08:40 PM
wooly  buggers   and  wooly  worms  are  both  great   generic   fly  patters  buggers   are  anythiny   from  a  bait  fish  to a  cray  fish  and  that  olive   color  i'd   fish  them  deep  where  theres  gobies
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 01, 2011, 12:40 AM
Why on earth would I want to catch gobies???

Just kidding ;D

I got to the stream to do some "testing" and a huge thunder storm with a bunch of lightening chased me back home. Hopefully I'll get back early enough today to take another stab at it.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 01, 2011, 05:34 AM
RG   your   weighting   those????   thinking  a   trip   to  pulaski   to  get  some  materials  .... maybe  bass  pro   sometime  this week  ...i  been  asking  the  better half   to  raise  mt  dept  ceiling .....she   tells  me  to live  within  my  means ....wouldn't  it  be  nice  if  the  government  did  that???? ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 01, 2011, 03:25 PM
I've been experimenting again ;D

A mind is a terrible thing................. :-\
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fnewbuggers004.jpg&hash=f7e1d4a4672bf64fc914836bc825491a)

A little variation of a Bugger. We'll see this evening ;D

RG
RG, Did you add weight to those flies bud?? Michigan wiggler somebody said.....Hmmmm....wonder if they would work through the ice ?? :whistling: mmmmmm perch! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 01, 2011, 03:29 PM
Yeah, they have some lead. I'm thinking mono eyes next :w00t:

I stopped at gander today to refresh my streamer hackles.......Hmmmmmm...that would sound rather strange to a non fly addict :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 01, 2011, 03:33 PM
Yeah, they have some lead. I'm thinking mono eyes next :w00t:

I stopped at gander today to refresh my streamer hackles.......Hmmmmmm...that would sound rather strange to a non fly addict :-\

RG
As long as you used your hackle gauge when tying those flies! ;D Trapper, That is used to check your air pressure in your tires....if your wondering!! ;D--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 01, 2011, 03:39 PM
Yeah, they have some lead. I'm thinking mono eyes next :w00t:

I stopped at gander today to refresh my streamer hackles.......Hmmmmmm...that would sound rather strange to a non fly addict :-\

RG

rg  what  gander  do  you  go  too  the  one  in  cicero  has  a  bad  flyfishing  section!  ...

i  did   some  buggers   up  with  eyes   ,  not  sure  if  it  helps catch  fish   but  it  sure   makes  me  feel  good :laugh:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 01, 2011, 03:41 PM
All seasons Sports in Pulaski has a great selection/variety of all flytying materials for all of us flynuts!!!! That is Jr's second home now!! ;) Hey Trap....I was kidding about the hackle/air gauge bro!! :w00t:--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Aug 01, 2011, 03:44 PM
Yeah, they have some lead. I'm thinking mono eyes next :w00t:

I stopped at gander today to refresh my streamer hackles.......Hmmmmmm...that would sound rather strange to a non fly addict :-\

RG
Have the Hackle prices leveled off or are they still climbing ?? Just curious, one of the Salons in town has"Don't be a Square, Let us put a Feather in your Hair" on their roadside sign !  :sick: :cursing:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 01, 2011, 04:32 PM
Back in a minute...I'm eatin' ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 01, 2011, 04:41 PM
All seasons Sports in Pulaski has a great selection/variety of all flytying materials for all of us flynuts!!!! That is Jr's second home now!! ;) Hey Trap....I was kidding about the hackle/air gauge bro!! :w00t:--KP 8)

oh  great  ...now  ya  tell  me  ...  i  like  all  seasons   nice  folks  too  and  reasonable   prices
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 01, 2011, 04:49 PM
MMMMMmmmm!
Turkey burger on toasted Chibatta with sauteed mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, Walla Walla onion, mayo and goat cheese....with a nice dish of fresh tomatoes and cukes in Greek vinaigrette.

Dang that was good :w00t:

Gander in Henrietta has a reasonable selection of materials thanks to Pete when he worked there. Hackle prices are staying up there for the real premium stuff. There's alternatives if you don't tie too many dries.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 01, 2011, 06:47 PM
rg  what  gander  do  you  go  too  the  one  in  cicero  has  a  bad  flyfishing  section!  ...

i  did   some  buggers   up  with  eyes   ,  not  sure  if  it  helps catch  fish   but  it  sure   makes  me  feel  good :laugh:
Yes the gander there barely has anything!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: eyedoktr on Aug 01, 2011, 08:00 PM

Gander in Henrietta has a reasonable selection of materials thanks to Pete when he worked there. Hackle prices are staying up there for the real premium stuff. There's alternatives if you don't tie too many dries.

RG

Thanks for the compliment Bob. When I left in January, there was a very good selection of fly tying materials compared to most stores. Glad to hear they've kept up with the demand.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2011, 01:19 AM
When I was there yesterday at 1:45pm there were 2 other guys pawing through the materials with me. I haven't gone there yet that there wasn't another customer buying materials. Maybe someone else saw a bit of light too Pete. Anyway, thanks.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Aug 02, 2011, 04:54 PM
i went to the gander in watertown on my way back from camp up in canada, was nowhere impressed! since ive gotten into tying bass pro in auburn(mike) has been very helpful the past couple of times to the store and stuff i have ordered from them i havn't had any problems. yes RGFIXIT, you are to blame also for my new addiction and feeding it!!!! hahaha. the smallies liked my woollies(coned better) nothing bigger that 15" but they were caught in great numbers. ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 02, 2011, 05:07 PM
rg    now   this  is  good  !!!!  passing  it  on! 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2011, 05:10 PM
Tie some of these!

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Same as a wooly bugger with a turkey slip tied over the back.

You can use chenille for the body if you want. I dubbed mine with olive natural fur. It seems important to dub a head and brush it back for a buggy look. If you need more, I can do a step by step for you. Always happy to help someone discover this great hobby.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2011, 05:11 PM
It's self serving Trap. I may need these guys to tie for me when my eyes get too old to tie ;D

Just greasing the wheels.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Aug 02, 2011, 05:30 PM
rg, i started to drool after i saw your latest creation ;D i've been just trying differnt things to see how it is done, kinda trial and error. may not be the right way of tying a fly but i have caught fish with almost everything i have tied this far.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2011, 05:33 PM
PM sent.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Aug 02, 2011, 05:40 PM
when i was headed up north on rt81 passing over the salmon river(7/23) there were a few people i could see flyfishing was it rgfixit or kingperch or anyone else from the site?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 02, 2011, 05:41 PM
one  last  cast   now   RG  is   tying  quilty   but   you  can   google a  pattern  and  lots   of  time   theres a  u  tube   video  on  how  to   ty  it  .....  of  course   me  and  RG  never  have  to   cheat  like  that  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2011, 05:42 PM
I was up visiting KP and KPjr the week of the 4th. Haven't been back since. I'd like to hit it  again before the madness starts.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2011, 05:46 PM
You're funny Trap.I have so many fly tying sites in my favorites I can barely find the sites where I'm supposed to pay my bills :-\

Sorry I missed you in Fulton today. Ate my lunch at the lake on the way home. Nice breeze blowing right in the truck window. I'll catch up with you yet.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Aug 02, 2011, 05:50 PM
one  last  cast   now   RG  is   tying  quilty   but   you  can   google a  pattern  and  lots   of  time   theres a  u  tube   video  on  how  to   ty  it  .....  of  course   me  and  RG  never  have  to   cheat  like  that  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
i'm not gonna lie i have used this method  ::) it's funny to see how many people wanna be youtube flymasters ???
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Aug 02, 2011, 05:52 PM


Sorry I missed you in Fulton today. Ate my lunch at the lake on the way home. Nice breeze blowing right in the truck window. I'll catch up with you yet.

RG
does trapper live in fulton?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 02, 2011, 05:52 PM
You're funny Trap.I have so many fly tying sites in my favorites I can barely find the sites where I'm supposed to pay my bills :-\

Sorry I missed you in Fulton today. Ate my lunch at the lake on the way home. Nice breeze blowing right in the truck window. I'll catch up with you yet.

RG

i  had  some  business   ..but  it  turned  out  better  then  i  hoped  ...  thats  my  lake!!!!    were  i  cut  my  teeth  
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 02, 2011, 05:53 PM
does trapper live in fulton?

i  sure   do  well  volney
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Aug 02, 2011, 06:01 PM
i  sure   do  well  volney
my inlaws live oustside of fulton,on the oswego river.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 02, 2011, 06:07 PM
i   kayak  the  river  A LOT ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Aug 02, 2011, 06:50 PM
You're funny Trap.I have so many fly tying sites in my favorites I can barely find the sites where I'm supposed to pay my bills :-\

Sorry I missed you in Fulton today. Ate my lunch at the lake on the way home. Nice breeze blowing right in the truck window. I'll catch up with you yet.

RG
crap you were 6 minutes from trapper and less then 10 from me but i was at work still :P ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 03, 2011, 11:18 AM
I was up visiting KP and KPjr the week of the 4th. Haven't been back since. I'd like to hit it  again before the madness starts.

RG
RG, I'm quite certain we can make that happen!!! ;) Let me know!--KP :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 03, 2011, 12:55 PM
hard to  believe   but  the  maddness  will  start  the  end  of  this  month  .....  HT  are  we  ready??????  i  do  believe   i  do  believe    i  do  believe  ....sorry  i  don't  believe  they  hit  beads    but  we   can  drift  em   for  some  legal hook  ups   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Aug 03, 2011, 01:00 PM
  OT Warning !

Quote: MMMMMmmmm!
Turkey burger on toasted Chibatta

Umm Hey RG, you might want to reconsider using the Turkey burger, Huge recall on it on the news last night for Salmonella Poisoning !  :w00t: :unsure:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 03, 2011, 01:54 PM
Thanks for thinking to give me a heads up.
My good friend "The Old man" who owns a restaurant made me aware this morning. I'm waiting to toss what I have frozen until they pinpoint the problem....till then....BEEF! IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER ;D

Or fish :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Aug 03, 2011, 05:59 PM
hard to  believe   but  the  maddness  will  start  the  end  of  this  month  .....  HT  are  we  ready??????  i  do  believe   i  do  believe    i  do  believe  ....sorry  i  don't  believe  they  hit  beads    but  we   can  drift  em   for  some  legal hook  ups   ;D
oh i wont be throwing beads for those mud sharks ealy season but i do have some bright chunks of rubber worms left. the really liked them last year ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 04, 2011, 05:41 AM
i  am  tying  a  special  flyrod   for  those  salmon  this  year   and   special  flies    and  getting  special  glasses  in  case the special  blond  is  back  at  our special creek  HT  ....WHAT  HAPPENS  FISHING  STAYS  FISHING
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 06:40 AM
Well.....Isn't that special?????
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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 03:28 PM
some asked for instructions for the new bugger. Bear with me seasoned tiers, this is basics.
What you need;
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Wrap the hook shank with lead and wrap it down. Notice the ends are tapered a bit.
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Tie in a clump of marabou, wrap the thread forward under the marabou and tie down the front. Now wrap the thread back towards the bend tying down the back.
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Trim the excess marabou
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Select a slip of turkey tail, even the ends a bit . measure to about the same length as the marabou. Tie it in and fold it back tying down the end a second time for strength.
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Select and prep a hackle. Tie it in at the bend by the tip.
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Dub a good length of thread and wrap it forward. It doesn't need to be too tight.
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Palmer the hackle forward and tie it off. Make several wraps of hackle at the head.
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Pinch back the hackle and tie it back as below
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Split the hackle down the back with your bodkin. Then pull the turkey slip forward and tie it off. Once again, fold it back and tie it off again for strength
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Trim the ends of the turkey slip and dub a head. Whip finish. Take a small square of the hook side of a velcro strip and brush out the head and body to make it look "buggy"
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WHEW!
There you have it...RG's "Almost A Bugger"

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 04, 2011, 03:38 PM
Nicely done RG! Thanks for sharing....I think I know where I'll be after dinner! I wonder if bass will like those??? :whistling:--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 04:27 PM
Like a clown on fire ;D

I'm prepping crayfish instructions for JR. Should be along shortly.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 04, 2011, 04:42 PM
RG  NICEEEEE   nice  instructions  too .....  just  a  idea  ...  use   differnt  colors  ( like   we  wouldn't)   ...   instead  of   a  turkey   feather  shell  back   use    scud   back   ...add  a   gold   rib  ...wahhhh la   RG'S  amost  a bugger crayfish/shrimp/scud  imintation   ;D.....sorry  my  mind  is  runnnnnnnninggggggggggggggg
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 04:56 PM
Gotta try and back off the caffeine a bit there bud ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 04, 2011, 05:18 PM
Gotta try and back off the caffeine a bit there bud ;D

RG

 :laugh:  hey   rg  another  thing  i  used   was a  foam  back  too...i  used   those   as  steelhead   flies   using  the  noodle rod
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 05:37 PM
Here goes JR! RG's Crayfish.
Wrap a hook with lead and wrap it down.
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Clip and stack a clump of deer hair. Tie it in at the bend of the hook
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Wrap the thread forward under the hair, then tie down the hair at the front of the hook
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Wrap back and tie down the hair
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Split the clump with your bodkin and separate
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Put a drop of Zap A Gap at the base of the clump while holding it at about 90 degrees to the body. If you glue your fingers to the hair....I'll laugh ;D
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Cut a piece of Thin Skin, clip the ends as shown and tie it in at the head gloss side up
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Burn a set of mono eyes. I use 50 lb mono and an alcohol lamp, color them black with a sharpie and tie them in at the head
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Dub a head over and around the eyes and stop the thread in the middle of the dubbing
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Fold the thin skin back and tie it down with a couple of wraps
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Continue dubbing and tying down the Thin Skin
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Clip the tail in a V shape and brush out the dubbing to create some legs
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Now...GO CATCH SOME BASS ;D

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 04, 2011, 05:58 PM
Here goes JR! RG's Crayfish.
Wrap a hook with lead and wrap it down.
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Clip and stack a clump of deer hair. Tie it in at the bend of the hook
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Wrap the thread forward under the hair, then tie down the hair at the front of the hook
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Wrap back and tie down the hair
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Split the clump with your bodkin and separate
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Put a drop of Zap A Gap at the base of the clump while holding it at about 90 degrees to the body. If you glue your fingers to the hair....I'll laugh ;D
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Cut a piece of Thin Skin, clip the ends as shown and tie it in at the head gloss side up
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Burn a set of mono eyes. I use 50 lb mono and an alcohol lamp, color them black with a sharpie and tie them in at the head
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Dub a head over and around the eyes and stop the thread in the middle of the dubbing
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Fold the thin skin back and tie it down with a couple of wraps
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Continue dubbing and tying down the Thin Skin 
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Clip the tail in a V shape and brush out the dubbing to create some legs
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Now...GO CATCH SOME BASS ;D

RG


Those lookactually pretty simple!!! Looks like i gotta get some"ingredients"!!!--Kp Jr.PS. Thanks RG!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 06:02 PM
Like always...just let me know if you have any trouble with the steps. You and your dad have fun ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 04, 2011, 06:03 PM
Like always...just let me know if you have any trouble with the steps. You and your dad have fun ;D

RG
We sure will!!! Could you substitute in regular dumbell eyes for the eyes on it or stay with the mono??
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 06:08 PM
Yeah,
 The bigger ones I gave you had dumb bell eyes. If you do that, you can skip wrapping the hook with lead. You can also turn the hook over and tie it upside down to help resisting snags on the bottom.

rG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 04, 2011, 06:10 PM
Yeah,
 The bigger ones I gave you had dumb bell eyes. If you do that, you can skip wrapping the hook with lead. You can also turn the hook over and tie it upside down to help resisting snags on the bottom.

rG

That would probably be the better way to tie them with the dumbell eyes on  with the hook up!! Just tie everything the same way then flip it over and put they eyes on right??
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 06:15 PM
Yup.
If you tie it normally. the dumb bell eyes will invert it in the water because the weight will be on the bottom.
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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 04, 2011, 06:20 PM
Yup.
If you tie it normally. the dumb bell eyes will invert it in the water because the weight will be on the bottom.
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RG
Ahhhh okay!!! Now i get it!!! Ive been trying my luck at eggsucking leeches and wooly buggers!!! The buggers are getting better everyday!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2011, 06:22 PM
I don't doubt it for a minute ;D

Enjoy,
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 04, 2011, 06:22 PM
rg  thats  a   nice  pattern ...well  tied 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 04, 2011, 06:23 PM
I don't doubt it for a minute ;D

Enjoy,
RG
I will!!!-- Jr.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Aug 04, 2011, 07:44 PM
Nice pattern and great pics.   :thumbup_smilie:     Like the olive color. I will try that in the Dellaware.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Aug 04, 2011, 08:35 PM
stopped to my lil spot after work for a few hours, the lmb's loved these #8s ;D
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Aug 04, 2011, 11:50 PM
stopped to my lil spot after work for a few hours, the lmb's loved these #8s ;D
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One last cast.... I must give you my sincere welcome to this group of angling misfits. I consider us a healthy bunch of people that enjoy to share and read about our lifestyle. By the way.....I am the epitimy of your screen name. ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 05, 2011, 08:34 AM
stopped to my lil spot after work for a few hours, the lmb's loved these #8s ;D
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NICE!
We gotta get you tying some foam ;D Topwater's a hoot.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 05, 2011, 02:50 PM
Misfits??????

I resemble that remark!
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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 05, 2011, 02:58 PM
Well, I took a ride to Pulaski with KP Jr. and Miss KP, my daughter, and brought home lots of materials so Jr. can keep posting pictures of his creations and add to that everlong list of fish he's catching. RG, Thanks for the patience and the attention you give to Josh. That boy really has gotten the "BUG" since we all fished together. Foam body cutters, thin skin, hackle, deer hair, tippet, beads...NO, Trapper...not the kind for legally catching steelhead and browns.!! ;D, and a few other assessories. I have to admit....I enjoy it just as much as Josh does!! LIFE IS GOOD!! GO TIE A FLY!!--KP ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 05, 2011, 03:32 PM
It's my pleasure!
I'll be looking forward to coming up for another visit. This time a tying session is at the top of the list. Good thing you're a builder....you're gonna need an addition for the fly fishing stuff ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 05, 2011, 03:32 PM
if  i  can  keep  a   youth   from   using   beads  on  a  center pin  i  have  made a  stronger  america!!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 05, 2011, 03:37 PM
Hey Trap, I'm working on that cicada pattern. It's getting there ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 05, 2011, 03:52 PM
Hey Trap, I'm working on that cicada pattern. It's getting there ;D

RG


there  a  awesome  yet  easy  pattern  and  a   few   changes  and  it   can  be  used  as a  cricket  or  hopper
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 05, 2011, 04:09 PM
Foam is fun this time of year ;D

Can't wait to hit the stream tomorrow. We've finally had some rain and there's a bit more on tap for tomorrow. It should get them feelin' hungry.

One of my breakfast buddies is bringing me a box full of fly tying and fishing stuff that his Grandfather gave him a long time ago. He fly fishes but doesn't tie and wants me to make use of it. I've kept him supplied with flies for quite a while now so it will be a gift well appreciated from a good friend. I just love that kind of stuff. I'll hopefully, be able to return him many flies from his Grandfathers stuff. That's fun!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 05, 2011, 05:02 PM
15  maybe  20  years  ago  a  friend  was  cleaning  his  barn  and  found  a  box  of  old  flyfishing  materials  ,  most    the  months  got  to  but   there  was  a   couple  books    i  still  have  ,  the  wet  fly  was  so  big  in  those  days  although  almost  forgoten  now  ,  i  think   i'm  going  to  have  to  play  :D 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 06, 2011, 08:07 AM
It's my pleasure!
I'll be looking forward to coming up for another visit. This time a tying session is at the top of the list. Good thing you're a builder....you're gonna need an addition for the fly fishing stuff ;D

RG
We'll be looking forward to it as well! ;) Have fun fishing today. Jr. and I are going to try to get out later, if it doesn't rain. But, we need rain!! Good day to all!--KP :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 06, 2011, 08:09 AM
if  i  can  keep  a   youth   from   using   beads  on  a  center pin  i  have  made a  stronger  america!!!!!
We have a center pin rod/reel in our arsenol Trap...... :whistling: And a healthy supply of SNAGGER'S magic beads!! ;D--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 06, 2011, 03:29 PM
We have a center pin rod/reel in our arsenol Trap...... :whistling: And a healthy supply of SNAGGER'S magic beads!! ;D--KP

mama  says  center pins  are  of  da  devil!!!!!  thats  what mama  says
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Aug 06, 2011, 04:02 PM
15  maybe  20  years  ago  a  friend  was  cleaning  his  barn  and  found  a  box  of  old  flyfishing  materials  ,  most    the  months  got  to  but   there  was  a   couple  books    i  still  have  ,  the  wet  fly  was  so  big  in  those  days  although  almost  forgoten  now  ,  i  think   i'm  going  to  have  to  play  :D 

We mostly swing and dead-drift wets down on the Delawares. Almost never see anyone doing it. Winged wets and emergers... Love the take on a wet!!!
Tank, his father, and uncles were fishing that way before the dams went in and we just continued, it flat out works...  8)
I keep it simple with about 3 patterns - "Presentation is more important than imitation"
1. Hares Ear Wet, tied in diff sizes and colors it covers about any hatch...
2. Lead-Winged Coachman, works great closer to dark when spent spinners are falling back to the water...
3. A loop wing emerger of my own making - basically a nymph back half, a thorax the color of the emerging bug, and a small loop wing made from maribou tips or cdc...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 06, 2011, 04:05 PM
Well,
One of our "Grumpy Old Men Breakfast Club" members brought me a gift this morning. It was his Grandfather's and he doesn't tie. I gift him some flies every so often as he does fly fish.

The cigar box is a classic ;D Full of hand wrapped packages of hackles
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This one's marked "Blue Jay Hackle"
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"Kingfisher Back"
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Some are in packages from England
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There were other items that I had to discard. Bundles of grizzly, white and rusty hackle. There was some old squirrel , rabbit and deer hair patches as well. I was afraid of mites as they were a bit worse for wear. The hackles in the packages are perfect. As near as we can tell they're in the area of 50 years or more old.

Fun stuff for sure ;D
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perchgypsy on Aug 06, 2011, 04:46 PM
very cool got to make a special box..."RGs vintage flys"
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Aug 07, 2011, 08:22 AM
Nice ! ;D You should come up with some cool patterns.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Aug 07, 2011, 08:51 AM
That's cool as hell.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 07, 2011, 09:31 AM
hey  RG  knowing  you i'm  sure  you  have  already    started   checking  out E. Veniard ...  interesting  what i  seen  already  ...nice  find ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Aug 07, 2011, 09:45 AM
Very nice score right there RG, the bright green Hackles are Amazing !  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 07, 2011, 10:12 AM
mama  says  center pins  are  of  da  devil!!!!!  thats  what mama  says
Oh your just saying that!!! ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 07, 2011, 10:41 AM
Most of what's there lends itself to full dressed salmon flies. I've never ventured into that arena...but....... ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Aug 07, 2011, 10:46 AM
Some of the old English Salmon flies were real works of art !!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 07, 2011, 10:54 AM
I have a few my Daughter brought me from Scotland. They're some piece of work for sure.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Aug 09, 2011, 04:28 AM
I have a few my Daughter brought me from Scotland. They're some piece of work for sure.

RG
,

Well.... considering the few years we have conversed back and forth on these forums, I do not recall any  comments made in the past that informed  me you are a father?      

 RG! Without my offspring....FM just would not be the person that I am. What I live for , is them....allthough, they probably don't see it.

I get my butt busted alot, even from numerous friends that I've met on these fishing forums.........regarding the hours I spend at the shop.   Many people make the comment..."Must be nice having a job like yours" ;)

The reality of my professional situation....is the fact that I made goals at a young age in life and worked very hard to reach them. Humbly, I must admit, that through hard work,  many of them goals have been met. Nothing was ever handed to me. When FM is not at the shop,...he is hanging with his kids...bottom line.

Now, to stop my regressing, I'm extactic to hear that you've probably been through many of the same teenage -female/daughter issues that life is now presenting me.
 
God bless..
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Aug 09, 2011, 06:13 AM
Wow RG some cool stuff there!  Some of it may be well suited for a display case to adorn the walls of the Man Cave!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Aug 09, 2011, 06:19 AM
,

Well.... considering the few years we have conversed back and forth on these forums, I do not recall any  comments made in the past that informed  me you are a father?      

 RG! Without my offspring....FM just would not be the person that I am. What I live for , is them....allthough, they probably don't see it.

I get my butt busted alot, even from numerous friends that I've met on these fishing forums.........regarding the hours I spend at the shop.   Many people make the comment..."Must be nice having a job like yours" ;)

The reality of my professional situation....is the fact that I made goals at a young age in life and worked very hard to reach them. Humbly, I must admit, that through hard work,  many of them goals have been met. Nothing was ever handed to me. When FM is not at the shop,...he is hanging with his kids...bottom line.

Now, to stop my regressing, I'm extactic to hear that you've probably been through many of the same teenage -female/daughter issues that life is now presenting me.
 
God bless..

Silly boy, get some sleep! Have ya seen his avatar?  Or noticed the progression?  On IS it was (might still be) "1st snowball"  He's mentioned his fishing partner before, & unless I'm missing something it's kinda tough to have a RG Jr.Jr. without having a jr. 1st.  ::) :-*
Thanx for the guys help Sat morning!  Mrs. Bcons is thrilled the car doesn't sound "Like a mack truck" anymore.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 09, 2011, 06:32 AM
now  my  children  are  grown  and  flew  the  nest  ... and  even  tho  i see  my  lady  as  i  did when  we  first  met  ,i think  we  may  have  a  few  more  gray hairs  and  achy joints ...  life  flows  like  a  stream ...  a  nymph  hatches   into  a  mayfly  and  floats  down   if   no  trout  rises  who  nows  where  he  ends  up.... lance you  are  in  the  best   place  in life!  your  enjoying  a   wonderful  wife  and  watching  your  children  grow, enjoy  it! like  a  good  hatch  it  doesn't last  long!  as  far  as  your  busisness  noy  many  people    can  say  they  have  the  great  reviews  you  have   and   the  number  of  people  you  have  helped!  and  as a  sportsmen  ...  you   have  shared  your  secret  spot and  what  you  can with us all....  your  good  people  my  friend
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: surflizard on Aug 09, 2011, 06:42 AM
Well RG, you were paid the Ultimate Compliment on your tying ability last night ! No sooner then I had opened the envelope and remove the Flies, the Missus reached over and plucked the bag out of my hand and Exclaimed, Oh my, Aren't These Pretty !! :w00t: You did well my friend, she is usually a fairly tough critic of alot of the fishing Tackle that I come home with !!  :blink: :rotflol: Thank you once again for the latest addition to the Arsenal !  :thumbup_smilie: :bowdown: Maybe, just maybe, if I play my cards right with one of these Flies, I can get hooked up to one of these Massive Muskrat Chompers !!  :w00t: :rotflol:
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 09, 2011, 07:31 AM
I'd like nothing better ;D

Don't forget to share with the Mrs.:nono:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 09, 2011, 08:40 AM
back  to  the  bench  it's  raining ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Aug 09, 2011, 08:44 AM
Work is really getting in the way of my tying, and Lovie is going to make me paint tonight! :P
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 09, 2011, 12:41 PM
back  to  the  bench  it's  raining ;D
Wuss!
I just came back from a morning in the stream in the rain. It was beautiful. Rising water, hungry bass and fallfish. Glad I decided to wear a second layer and take my rain jacket. I wasn't exactly dry...but I was warm. "Fly Of The Year" did it all ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Aug 09, 2011, 09:23 PM
I just re-read my post from last eve. Wow, do I get sincere at times. ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Aug 09, 2011, 10:11 PM
I just re-read my post from last eve. Wow, do I get sincere at times. ;)
I wish I had a tape recorder at the shop today ! :whistling: :whistling: ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 10, 2011, 06:05 AM
Wuss!
I just came back from a morning in the stream in the rain. It was beautiful. Rising water, hungry bass and fallfish. Glad I decided to wear a second layer and take my rain jacket. I wasn't exactly dry...but I was warm. "Fly Of The Year" did it all ;D

RG

wuss  here  reporting  in ... i  plan  a  major  attack   on  the  oswego  river  dam  today  in oswego!  i know  my  time  is  running  out  before   people   from  jersy and PA  show  up tossing   100#  braided  1/0   sponge  covered  hooks  and  screaming  profanties  ......  

i have  clearly  seen   the  enemy  sunning   themselfs  along  the  dam in great numbers  (great  numbers)  again i can not reviel  to much info  as  i belong to the internet double  secret not post where i fish  club ...but i  will be posting how good a  big bluegill dinner  is !!!! and  that there is good parking on the west side of oswego river next to the  post office .....i  got my  flyrod  so  i can fish anywhere  ,be a  snob  and  post  the  river   so only  fellow  flyfisherman  may  use  it  (  which  by  the  way  was  purposed    but  shot  down)  ...the  fish  will  be  released  alright  ...released in the  grease  ;D  and  think  these  are  all 100%  native  fish , not  stockies  here  boys  as  i  am a  true  elitest!  flys  that  will  be   used razoer  foam  yellow  stonefly  nymph...parchute adamms....foam  spider....beavertail  bug ...hoppers !!!!!  a  worm or  spike  would  work  good  too  ;D...and  yes  i will be  wearing  a  coast guart  apperoved  pfd  vest! and  corkers......
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 10, 2011, 04:10 PM
Don't forget to shave, use deodorant, wear clean underwear and don your finest LL Bean hat.

Have fun!
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Aug 11, 2011, 11:18 PM
I wish I had a tape recorder at the shop today ! :whistling: :whistling: ;D ;D

Geez....I must have a dozen or so of them in my paint booth!!! ???
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Aug 12, 2011, 01:48 AM
Geez....I must have a dozen or so of them in my paint booth!!! ???
Not unless I forgot one ! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 12, 2011, 11:50 AM
HOPPERS  HOPPERS  HOPPERS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 12, 2011, 04:35 PM
Here abouts it's been DACE DACE DACE (and wooly buggers....oh yeah...and crayfish)  ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 12, 2011, 05:55 PM
i'm  going  to  hit  the  river  tomorrow  with  the  orange  crate
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Aug 12, 2011, 07:44 PM
olive woolly bugger did the trick last night after work and i also found the crapies at my secret spot  ;D ;D ;D tested out my new fly rod.
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Aug 13, 2011, 05:06 AM
Poppers,Poppers,Poppers last night for bass and gills. They wanted them white too. ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 13, 2011, 06:37 AM
late summer  early  fall  ....i  just  like  it a  little  cooler  and  top water  action  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 14, 2011, 12:52 PM
hey  wired     i seen  some  of  your  work  and  it  looks  great    post  some  pictures     for  everyone  to  copy  man   ;D

 and  hares ear  bead  head   and  a  mini  crease  fly  were   my morning  fun  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 14, 2011, 01:49 PM
Found some bigger bass and bluegills yesterday morning. They took some topwater. Yellow and orange beetles did oK. But, once again, the "Beady Eyed Dace" was the work horse. They seemed to like it best after it was a bit beat up so I'm gonna downsize it a tad by thinning it out. Same story today on a different stream. I did coax some good sized fall fish with nymphs. Also had a big bass eat a 6 inch bass as I was reeling it in. Had it on for a minute or so. Couldn't control it with the 3wt and 2lb tippit.

I'm starting to restore my old #59-9 South Bend Bamboo rod. I restored it many years ago and it was ruined in a basement flood. I don't know if it will be fishable, but if nothing else, I can hang it on the wall, . I just bought another #59 - on Ebay to restore and use. It's solid and just needs re-wrapping and refinishing. It'll be good to feel the bamboo in my hand again.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 15, 2011, 06:08 AM
after  45 years  at the  bench  i'm  doing  a  little  time  travel  today...  before  wolly  buggers  became the  rage there was a simular  fly , it  was the  first  fly i ever tied,simple  yet effective ....made with a hook and  3 different  materals  ...hook  yarn  for  tail ,chenielle body and a  hackle ...i  have  caught  eveything  from  bluegils  to  steelhead  with  this  fly   ...my  personal  favorite  color  is   hot  orange glow  yarn tail  olive body,grizzled  hackle...a  easy  fly  to  ty  and  a  easy  pattern  to  fish  ...gentleman   the  wooly  worm
  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP1gtSghlDs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP1gtSghlDs)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 15, 2011, 05:43 PM
Fly Tying .025 ;D

Sometimes simple is better.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 15, 2011, 05:47 PM
yup   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 17, 2011, 05:18 PM
Got my new (old) #59 today. It's as solid as described. It needs a re-wrap, re-glue of the ferrules and a general cleaning. One of the tips has a slight whale, but I can deal with that. I give it a week or so and I'll be tossing flies with cane ;D

I have my original Pflueger Medalist from....a long time ago :-\...just need a proper hunk of line. I'm thinking Cortland Silk. I need to get some Pearsall Gossamer thread for the eyes........I like this stuff :w00t:

This should be fun,
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 17, 2011, 06:17 PM
Here abouts it's been DACE DACE DACE (and wooly buggers....oh yeah...and crayfish)  ;D

RG
My crayfish look pretty good RG!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 18, 2011, 12:25 AM
I have no doubt!
Let's see some pics bud. Are you practicing with the big rod for the Cape?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 18, 2011, 03:35 PM
Good lord I hope he hooks up with a striper or a bluefish with that big rod while we are gone! That's all Jr. has had on his mind since he inherited some saltwater flies!! :whistling: I feel sorry for the salmon and steelhead this fall if he doesn't connect on the saltwater!! :flex:

LIFE IS GOOD!!--KP  :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 18, 2011, 05:33 PM
I'm sure if he doesn't, it won't be for lack of trying ;D

I've got faith in him. Y'all have a great time.

I'll be back at a particular hole...in a stream.....somewhere near me, that is holding one huge smallmouth. I lost 2, 8" smallies to it last trip. Had it on for a minute,  but the 3wt  just couldn't control it.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 18, 2011, 05:34 PM
I have no doubt!
Let's see some pics bud. Are you practicing with the big rod for the Cape?

RG
Not really, I've had basketball camp for the last couple of days and mainly been fishin with the 5/6 wieght mainly. ;D Ill get it out soon!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 18, 2011, 06:05 PM
Not really, I've had basketball camp for the last couple of days and mainly been fishin with the 5/6 wieght mainly. ;D Ill get it out soon!!
Work on that double haul bud! You'll need it for distance.

Here's what I consider to be the best instructional video on the double haul. Joan Wulff is poetry in motion with a fly rod. Pay attention to her foot positioning and body movements. Fly casting is an athletic motion. It uses the whole body for performance.

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 18, 2011, 06:15 PM
I'm sure if he doesn't, it won't be for lack of trying  ;D

I've got faith in him. Y'all have a great time.

I'll be back at a particular hole...in a stream.....somewhere near me, that is holding one huge smallmouth. I lost 2, 8" smallies to it last trip. Had it on for a minute,  but the 3wt  just couldn't control it.

RG
That's a given!! ;) Lil' Diehard! I'm positive that if Josh get's on that stream with his 8wt.......That bass will lose! ;D

We'll take pics and send them to you once we return or.....while we're fishing!! ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 18, 2011, 06:38 PM
I love getting those pics...have fun.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gamma Fish on Aug 18, 2011, 07:34 PM
I love getting those pics...have fun.
RG
I have some pictures to send you too ! :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 21, 2011, 10:26 AM
tied  up  some  sand eels  and  bunker patterens  wheres  jr?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 27, 2011, 02:20 PM
tied  up  some  sand eels  and  bunker patterens  wheres  jr?
On vacataion! Just got back today!! We are all settled back in.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 27, 2011, 02:32 PM
Work on that double haul bud! You'll need it for distance.

Here's what I consider to be the best instructional video on the double haul. Joan Wulff is poetry in motion with a fly rod. Pay attention to her foot positioning and body movements. Fly casting is an athletic motion. It uses the whole body for performance.

RG


Looks like it was way too windy for the fly rod!!! Noodle rods were a little weak for # ounce weights so we got some ocean rods and some sand eels! Lotsa seals and birds crashin but no takers on vaca. Did see some whales tho!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 27, 2011, 06:23 PM
Glad you all got back safe and had a good time. I'm thinking those Steelhead are in serious trouble now ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Aug 28, 2011, 02:01 PM
Oh yes they are!!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 31, 2011, 04:09 PM
Geez, Trapper get's the handcuffs slapped on him and noone wants to share flytying pictures! Guess Jr. and I need to get to the bench! ;)

Hello RG!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 31, 2011, 04:24 PM
I've been working on the "Boo" rod. So far I've stripped it, repaired the small separation in one of the tips, removed the reel seat, cleaned the grip, reset a loose ferrule and put 2 full strength coats of Spar Varnish + 3, 50/50 coats rubbing in between with 0000 steel wool.

Whew!

A couple more coats and I go to pumice then rottenstone.

Then I can put the new reel seat on it and start re-wrapping.

I do have a couple of experiments at the fly bench to work on. It looks like I may get my chance this weekend.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 31, 2011, 04:48 PM
Besides....I'm cookin'  :w00t:

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Scallopini Squash stuffed with diced Banana Tomatoes, Walla Walla onions, Baby Bell and Holland peppers, fresh sweet Italian sausage and topped with seasoned Italian bread crumbs and shaved Asiago cheese.

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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 31, 2011, 05:15 PM
Good god RG.....Call me HOMER....I had to get a towel to wipe the drool from my chin. That dinner looks great! Hope you enjoyed it! Let's see....if I leave here now, head your way, scarf one of those down quick......NAAAAAH! I wouldn't make it back in time to watch the YANKEES spank the SOX!! LOL! I went back a couple pages to check up on your "BOO" resto...looking great bud!! ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 31, 2011, 05:25 PM
Yeah...it was goooood! ;D

1/2 game back now :thumbup_smilie:

I'll put up some pics of the "Boo" in a couple of days.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 31, 2011, 05:28 PM
I'll be waiting for those pictures!  ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Aug 31, 2011, 06:47 PM
Yeah...it was goooood! ;D

1/2 game back now :thumbup_smilie:

I'll put up some pics of the "Boo" in a couple of days.

RG

Uhhh you were a mod, mentioning sports is not allowed on the open board  :nono: :police: :nono:
Besides Jr. has more sense than Sr. & apparently you,   1/2 a game?   :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Aug 31, 2011, 08:35 PM
ahhhh go watch baseball or something then ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 01, 2011, 12:43 AM
Just a casual observation bcons ;D
Besides...I not a sports fan...my bride is, and I better do whatever rooting I do for the Yankees. It helps keep the kingdom tranquil.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 01, 2011, 11:52 AM
Uhhh you were a mod, mentioning sports is not allowed on the open board  :nono: :police: :nono:
Besides Jr. has more sense than Sr. & apparently you,   1/2 a game?   :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
 :blink: SLAP :blink: Bcons.....Uuuuuuuuuh......you need a timeout with Trapper and GAMMA????? :police:--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 01, 2011, 04:10 PM
I love it when people tell me that I "was" a mod as if it's some sort of point or makes a difference.  :rotflol:

I guess they just don't know me.

Anyway, the "boo" is coming out like glass ;D It's probably a mistake. It's way...waaaay better that the factory finish. I picked up Rottenstone, fine Pumice and Paraffin Oil today at Woodcraft. Man...it must have platinum dust mixed in. $9.50/lb, $13.99/qt. I remember when it was all but free in small cardboard containers that resembled milk cartons. Back when I refinished pianos, I could buy 25lb containers for $10.

Guess I really am getting old...still don't feel old ???

I hope to be wrapping this weekend.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 01, 2011, 06:00 PM
RG, Can those materials be used over any finish? OH, as long as you don't feel old....who cares!! ;)--KP ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Sep 01, 2011, 06:21 PM
 :blink: SLAP :blink: Bcons.....Uuuuuuuuuh......you need a timeout with Trapper and GAMMA????? :police:--KP

uhhhh no I've tried to behave, & I've kept my wize az posts to a minimum.    :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 01, 2011, 06:23 PM
uhhhh no I've tried to behave, & I've kept my wize az posts to a minimum.    :angel: :angel: :angel:
;) Good boy! Keep up the good samaritan attitude and I'll take you out for ice cream!!!! :w00t:--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Sep 01, 2011, 06:28 PM
I love it when people tell me that I "was" a mod as if it's some sort of point or makes a difference.  :rotflol:

I guess they just don't know me.

Guess I really am getting old...still don't feel old ???

I hope to be wrapping this weekend.

RG
Only because you still have the power!!   ;) 8)
Feel old?  Didn't I catch you with the link to "pregnancy mentor"?  I don't care if it was "stinging nettles" or not, as you said "you're not that retired"   :-* :P :-*

I think we all feel old from time to time.  Although some of us old people don't sit in a bucket 100' up, that would be too much for a lot of us.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Sep 01, 2011, 06:29 PM
;) Good boy! Keep up the good samaritan attitude and I'll take you out for ice cream!!!! :w00t:--KP

Only if it comes with sprinkles! 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 02, 2011, 01:27 AM
I had to crawl into a soffit at a CVS to change a ballast a couple of days ago. Man that gives me the creeps. I'll take 100' up any day.

The Pregnancy Mentor.....that was a classic :rotflol:

Yeah KP, Pumice and Rottenstone are inert and the paraffin oil is non-reactive to finishes. On Urethane I would use water to make the slurry, but on varnish the oil will bring the surface to a nice glow. If it doesn't fish worth a darn, at least it'll be pretty on my wall ;D. If it does fish well...I'm gonna love it.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Sep 02, 2011, 02:19 AM
I feel accomplished now. Fly Fishing & Tying Journal put my caddis emerger in this falls issue. You guys should check it out and submit. Next issues pattern is a parachute. submissions have to be in by september 15th.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 02, 2011, 03:18 PM
Congratulations :thumbup_smilie:
Put up a pic!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 02, 2011, 03:56 PM
Only because you still have the power!!   ;) 8)
Feel old?  Didn't I catch you with the link to "pregnancy mentor"?  I don't care if it was "stinging nettles" or not, as you said "you're not that retired"   :-* :P :-*

I think we all feel old from time to time.  Although some of us old people don't sit in a bucket 100' up, that would be too much for a lot of us.  ::) ::)

AINT SKEERED!! ;D--KP ;D

OH, bcons...... you won't seeing sprinkles anytime soon!! ;) Those are only for the real good guys!! :P
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Sep 02, 2011, 05:51 PM
I'll try to take a pic. my camera sucks. just tied up my next submission in hopes to get a shot at one of the top three prizes. It's a foam body parachute with a hunter orange foam post size 14. I calll it "the prescirption parachute" for all of us blind guys.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 05, 2011, 12:46 PM
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0238.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0238.jpg&hash=364985567f4ba9f704d1ff10c4483a57) (http://[IMG)One of a few steelhead flies Jr. and I have been working on!--KP 8) Sorry guys for the blurred photo, TOP SECRET work on that peice!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Sep 23, 2011, 08:12 AM
Got back to the vise after quite a few weeks away.  Felt good to twist up some jigs.  Then I ran out of the colors I need.  Time to visit the supply guy!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Sep 26, 2011, 08:49 PM
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Sep 27, 2011, 01:46 AM
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Sep 27, 2011, 11:24 AM
 :clapping: looks great fishooker!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Sep 27, 2011, 03:04 PM
Thanks. I tie mostly eastern nymphs and catskill dries, but I'm starting to like tying steelhead flies.  The best side is most of them don't require hackle, which is starting to get VERY hard to find. Especially Grizzly. I went to a high school football game the other night and saw first hand why there's a shortage....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 27, 2011, 03:42 PM
Nice work!

Don't worry too much about the feather thing. It won't last if the high school girls are the primary buyers.

I've been working on a "universal Nymph" pattern. It's almost there. I'm gonna have to get on the ice flies soon :w00t:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Sep 27, 2011, 03:43 PM

I've been working on a "universal Nymph" pattern. It's almost there. I'm gonna have to get on the ice flies soon :w00t:


I think its called a hare's ear  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Hollywood on Sep 27, 2011, 04:39 PM
Just got back from a float trip on the Gunnison river in CO. and Jeep trip up to 12,950 feet or so in the San Juan mountain region. These guys were slurping grasshoppers as they fell in the river...or the occasional grasshopper fly-
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi28.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc246%2Ftomhollywood%2FDSC02485.jpg&hash=285f837735b4cf299ebb55b11efa9f1c)
I've done very little fly fishing but was really getting the hang of it by trips end- good fun!
This is the rest of the album if you're into scenery/jeeping shots...
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2068879282035.2103182.1246411153&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2068879282035.2103182.1246411153&type=1)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 27, 2011, 05:06 PM
You want an adopted grandfather Tom? I'm available :-\

Nice trip.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Hollywood on Sep 27, 2011, 05:11 PM
You want an adopted grandfather Tom? I'm available :-\

Nice trip.

RG

Just got lucky RG, hooked up with about the last company left that encourages it's employee's through incentives if they do a good job.  8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Sep 27, 2011, 05:32 PM
sweet right there Hollywood ;D ;D take all of the perks you can i know i do ::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 27, 2011, 05:46 PM



   sweet brown hollywood !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Stormy_NY on Sep 27, 2011, 06:07 PM
Just got back from a float trip on the Gunnison river in CO. and Jeep trip up to 12,950 feet or so in the San Juan mountain region. These guys were slurping grasshoppers as they fell in the river...or the occasional grasshopper fly-
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi28.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc246%2Ftomhollywood%2FDSC02485.jpg&hash=285f837735b4cf299ebb55b11efa9f1c)
I've done very little fly fishing but was really getting the hang of it by trips end- good fun!
This is the rest of the album if you're into scenery/jeeping shots...
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2068879282035.2103182.1246411153&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2068879282035.2103182.1246411153&type=1)

That is a trip of a lifetime for a dryflyer  Tom ..... hopper's no less.  RG next year i promise we will hit the Delaware !  Fishhooker they are some mighty pretty ties brother !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 28, 2011, 05:52 PM
HOPPERS  HOPPERS  HOPPERS  //BEE  PATTERNS!   BIG  TIME  ....   BEAD  HEAD  NYMPHS   BLACK  STONES  ,PHESANT  TAILS  AND  HARES   EARS  .....  FISH  BEEN  ON  A  FED     GET  CHUCKIN  FEATHERS  AND  FUR ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 29, 2011, 09:18 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2F2hhgttyyu.jpg&hash=2d4fcfb17d244e3de9318a2eca83d719)



this  has  been my  basics  since  late  augest     foam  bee ,   bead  head pheasant tail  nymph , tent  catipiller  (  my  own  pattern  but  vert  simple) and   just  a   foam  beetle  in  different  colors  ....  the   yellow  has  been  very  effective  on  carp!   add  a   stp  frog  a  few  hopper  cricket  patterns  and  some  scuds  and  thats  been   my  main  stay  ....  i'm  still  doing  alot  of  fish ,i'd  like  to  go play  with  some  steelies  but  it's  hard  to  leave  the  upper  river  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 29, 2011, 03:16 PM
Good to see your back from vacation Trap!! We missed you!!--KP ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 29, 2011, 03:56 PM
I like that wooly worm Trap :thumbup_smilie:

Looks like a tent caterpillar to me.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 29, 2011, 05:10 PM
high floating  easy  to  see  and  produces  rg  !!!!  gills  love  it   ;D  fun to  ty  brown or  tan  foam  on bottom  black  on top  add  a  thin  strip  of  white  foam  ...brown  hackle  and  ...tent cat   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2011, 11:05 AM
we  are   tying  heavy  wooly  buggers   .....  i  got  a  feeling  i'll  go  threw  a  few  tomorrow ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 30, 2011, 03:15 PM
You're a week behind trap....I tied mine last week ;D

I have a "Bluegill Assassin" bead head fly in the vise. I'll take some pics later.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Sep 30, 2011, 09:12 PM
Experimenting with tubes...Should work well for some fall browns or steelhead.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0375.jpg&hash=83684952f73cb89ec39e65c05b852e5b)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2011, 09:41 PM
those  look  great   and  i  must  admitt  i  have  not  tied   tube   flies     any  way  you   can  do  a  step  by  step  or  a  web  site   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 01, 2011, 12:21 AM
Nice work!
What's the advantage to tube flies? I've looked at a few kits for my Danvise, but don't know enough about them to invest.

RG

 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on Oct 01, 2011, 06:50 AM
there are a few advantages to tube flies.

when a fish takes your fly on the swing, the fly will usually run back up the leader a litte ways staying out of the way of the fighting fish. Saving a little wear and tear...

you can always have a sharp hook with tube flies...as you're running a trailer hook that can be replaced when needed. It is much easier to keep a fish on after a take with a tube because you have a hook with a much much shorter shank....giving the fish a lot less leverage during the battle.

they are a little trickier to tie though...especially if you're not tying in the round.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 01, 2011, 06:57 AM
Thanks guys!

A couple advantages of tube flies are that they will last longer.  When you hook a fish the tube will slide up your leader instead of getting chewed up in it's mouth.  It also allows you to tie larger flies and use a smaller hook.  I use a #4 octopus hook, but you can use trebles or any thing you like.  To tie a large streamer on a hook you have to get a large long shanked hook.  With tube flies you can make then as short or long as you want.  Using a short shanked hook helps when fighting a fish too.  The short shank is less likely to pop out because you have less leverage.  And they will last longer not only because they slide away from the teeth of the fish when hooked but as you use a fly your hook may break or bend.  You can simply tie on an new hook and keep on using the same fly.  I am new to tying.  I just started this spring.  I will see what I can do on a step by step.  There are plenty on youtube if you wanna search.  This pattern I kinda came up with myself.  I purchased a kit to start from Pro Flytyer.  You have to buy the flexineedle to mount in you vise to hold the tubes as well.  The thing I like about the pro flytyer tubes id that there are weights, cone heads, propellers and different color tubes to make a variety of flies.  
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2011, 09:13 AM
nice  work  again
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 01, 2011, 09:25 AM
Great info!
Thanks.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2011, 11:28 AM
i  wanna  see  the  bluegill  assin.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 01, 2011, 12:17 PM
I'm on break ;D

Sausage Tortellini soup...sharp cheese, triscuits and...............
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Figoogledisrael.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F08%2Fheineken.jpg&hash=762d9fff9095915bd0de330f348815b3)

Later ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2011, 01:28 PM
I'm on break ;D

Sausage Tortellini soup...sharp cheese, triscuits and...............
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Figoogledisrael.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F08%2Fheineken.jpg&hash=762d9fff9095915bd0de330f348815b3)

Later ;D

RG

i  never  seen  tortellini  soup  packaged  like  that ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 01, 2011, 01:31 PM
i  never  seen  tortellini  soup  packaged  like  that ;D
After drinking enough of those....I could imagine that bottle as a nice steak and waldo dinner!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 01, 2011, 03:43 PM
I needed a nap after the "soup" :P

The "Bluegill Assassin"

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fbluegillassassin001.jpg&hash=aab01a79e9b3bc6b0f8633d60dfd3c64)

I have confidence :w00t:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 01, 2011, 06:24 PM
I needed a nap after the "soup" :P

The "Bluegill Assassin"

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fbluegillassassin001.jpg&hash=aab01a79e9b3bc6b0f8633d60dfd3c64)

I have confidence :w00t:

RG
sweet lil fly there RG.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2011, 07:51 PM
i like  bead  heads  anyways  but  i  really  like  that   did  you  use  rabbit face  for  dubbing  rg???? nice  fly
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 02, 2011, 02:09 AM
#10 scud hook
6/0 Cahill Uni
Tail - red dyed duck
Rib - fine gold wire
Body - mixed cahill superfine, flash wing and red hare's mask
Back - prismatic mylar
Thorax - dark grey/black hare's mask
Collar - Partridge (thanks Surflizard)
Bead - gold tungsten

The red tail is most important  ;)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 02, 2011, 06:53 AM
oh i'm  tying  a  doz  or 2 of  those RG!  thats  a  good  pattern  i  love  the  flash back prismatic mylar
on  it  too! 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 02, 2011, 04:39 PM
A few variations on that same theme..
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fbluegillassassin001-1.jpg&hash=737aa0b33d797f2e55e98f595d309cf6)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 03, 2011, 09:26 PM
Tied up a few more tube flies...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0378.jpg&hash=7d901fcd22adf7d30c47424116a634e1)

Flesh Fly.  Going to do a few more color combos soon.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0383.jpg&hash=b1f863741eaecd5830f3799f7cb1a8ea)

Pink Ostrich Streamer (Intruder kind of)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0382.jpg&hash=1ec574fc3d387e0d570c7ffcc171f3ea)

Purple
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0381.jpg&hash=38658b65af13e0a266e6035882b0c1b9)

Copper Minor Flashabou Streamer
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0380.jpg&hash=23c5a1ed557668953bb7bb97470e1a39)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 03, 2011, 09:59 PM
now  thats  sweet   i  think  those  would  be  great  as  trolling   flies   in  skinny   for  rainbows!  very nice  work
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 04, 2011, 01:37 AM
You've got me interested now :P

That system would be the nuts for pike and largemouth flies. Maybe this winter..

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 04, 2011, 06:20 AM
Exactly!  they can be used for so many things.  I definitely plan on using them on pike.  Next I am gonna tie up some smaller ones.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Oct 04, 2011, 01:09 PM
I'd be interested in seeing how they are made.  A larger size would be great for trolling Mahi and Skippers off the Kona coast!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 04, 2011, 01:49 PM
Here is the video I watched to make the the big ones.  I didn't have exactly the same materials so I had to improvise. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e65NrHMoi4M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e65NrHMoi4M)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 04, 2011, 08:27 PM
pink  worms  ,  glue  eggs, egg  sucking  leaches,the  famous  glow  bugs ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Oct 04, 2011, 10:36 PM
Tied me up some flies tonight in preparation for the next rendevouz. The gang will be at AOL soon but without me. Gillripper1 will do (2) 4 day trips, back to back weeks. Then back up with me in November. An early December trip is being discussed as well.

Tied me some estaz eggs, a blood sucking bunny leach & some blood dot eggs. I'll be working on some more too.
 
Maybe I'll take some pics and post 'em in a day or two. I'm the novice tyer.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 05, 2011, 06:52 PM
tying  your  own  flies   adds a  new   side  to fishing  ,  nothing  better  then a  good  take  on your  own  fly!  it  becomes a  extension  of  your  fishing ,you seem the  type  that will truely enjoy  it  ...  good  luck  and  if  you need any help  with anything  let us  know   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 05, 2011, 07:03 PM
I just started tying this spring.  I'll never forget the first fish on a fly I tied.  It was a small 10" brown on a size 14 bead head prince nymph.  I was out in the rain fishing alone.  Just a great feeling!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 05, 2011, 07:10 PM
very  cool   ;D first  fish on a  fly  was a  white  perch    :laugh:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 06, 2011, 12:38 AM
RG....your tying skills continue to evolve! Impressive my friend.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2011, 03:46 AM
Thanks Lance,
It's what we humans do.......evolve.

Well......most of us anyway ;D

My first fish on a fly was a rock bass.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2011, 04:40 AM
those  darn  rock bass!!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 06, 2011, 05:56 AM




     Mine was a brookie up by the sportsmans club in Highmarket . Pops used to belong to a hunting club up there , and we used to go up there in the fall before the season opened to do wood . I got it on a san juan worm , Dad kept the pic in his wallet for years ....... I'd love to see that memory again  :'( .... i seem to remember a res. up that way with a big dam , below the dam used to produce rainbows as memory serves I'm gonna have to take a lil trip down memory lane sometime .
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Stormy_NY on Oct 06, 2011, 07:03 AM
First fish on a fly .... 17" Brown Trout on the Beaverkill during a Spinner fall ...... I hooked the whole pod that was there that night and that Hooked me for life.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MoreTroutPls on Oct 06, 2011, 07:31 AM
My first on fly I tied myself happened the first week of December. We had just had a 4" snowfall that was fast melting dropping the river to about 33 degrees.  At least it felt that way to my wader clad legs.  This was before neoprene waders.   I cast my Hornberg next a line of bushes on the river's edge and a 10" brown trout took the fly off the surface before it had a chance to break the surface tension. 

That was 31 years ago.  I'm still tieing and still enjoying fly fishing.  I'm now volunteering at a local VA hospital teaching veterans how to tie flies.

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2011, 05:01 PM
What a first class way to pay it forward Moertrout. To me, it's a fly fisher's imperative to pass along the joys of tying and fly fishing.

I like the "first fish on a fly" theme.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Oct 06, 2011, 06:11 PM
tying  your  own  flies   adds a  new   side  to fishing  ,  nothing  better  then a  good  take  on your  own  fly!  it  becomes a  extension  of  your  fishing ,you seem the  type  that will truely enjoy  it  ...  good  luck  and  if  you need any help  with anything  let us  know   ;D

Here's some pics of some recent work. My first fish on a fly was a small native colorful  Brookie in early Spring on a tiny midge and then a bead head caddis puppa. Both flies landed me about 9 trout that day all under 14". Some Rainbows were mixed in and a creek chubb too!

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1090.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi379%2Ffishsomemore%2FIMG_3931.jpg&hash=0986767e15c69089024450587fcb026a)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1090.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi379%2Ffishsomemore%2FIMG_3934.jpg&hash=1ce6e234851688148ae9d0427042c270)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Oct 06, 2011, 06:14 PM
ahhhhhhhh the top 4 fly s in that first picture might work  ::) ::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2011, 06:47 PM
estaz   was   the   thing  when  it  came  out  man  it  makes  a  fly  sparkle  doesn't  it  !   very  nice    ,  steelies  will love  em
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 08, 2011, 09:53 PM
Tied up a couple more tube flies tonight.  I have limit supplies with me at work so I am using a lot of the same colors. First one is an olive & black intruder with peacock herl instead of ostrich. I'm not sure how this will swim yet. The 2nd one is using some purple bait fish emulator with a collar of ostrich the one of marabou with a sonic cone to finish it off. The sonic cone is not weighted but has holes in it to let water thru it to work the marabou.  It swims very nice.  I can't wait to try this one out.  ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0385.jpg&hash=d25c47be1845d7800dc85b4f8c244c71)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0386.jpg&hash=b721d2fa72349143cef763cce8313d1d)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 09, 2011, 11:45 AM
more  day  dreaming  then  tying   but  i  thing    some  glow  bugs  are   in  order ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 09, 2011, 11:47 AM
I need to replenish my glu bug, estaz and steelhead stone fly selection.  I didn't bring any hooks to work with me tho  :-\. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 11, 2011, 09:25 AM
when i was  at  the  stream this  morning i turned  some  rocks    just looking   i think i'm addicted  lol
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 11, 2011, 04:20 PM
when i was  at  the  stream this  morning i turned  some  rocks    just looking   i think i'm addicted  lol
In your travels of all the streams you've fished in NY... ever stop and look at the cobwebs in the tree branches Trap?? Man..alot of good trout bugs in those webs!! Jr. and I learn something everytime we venture out there!! ;)

LIFE IS GOOD!!

KP :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 11, 2011, 04:25 PM
Where's RG?? ;D--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 11, 2011, 06:00 PM
Been playing with my camera and nursing a bad foot. I developed Plantar Faciitis in my right foot back when I was a rabid tennis player. From time to time it flares up. Wading around the rocks and such aggravates it. So does work, it seems :-\ But then, work aggravates everything.

I hadn't run in over a week, but managed a short jaunt the past couple of mornings.Man I missed it.

It'll turn around in a couple of weeks. It always does.Till then...my feets will feel old :-\

I've been refurbishing one of my South Bend Fly reels. I'm happy with the way the main frame came out, but I'm gonna strip and redo the spool. I can't help it....it needs to be right.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 11, 2011, 07:03 PM
Well, I hope that foot gets better for when I come to town. Something about a stream behind your home that intrigues me!! :whistling: Have fun with that reel and I'm sure when you finish it, it'll be right!! ;)

Where's Trapper?? ;D And....for the record, as Trap has stated, I'm not the trouble maker ::)

KP :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 12, 2011, 01:29 PM
as  i  noted  KP  is  the   head  trouble  maker !     and  i'm here  just   fishing  alot     buddy  ,  rg  hope  ya   feel  better  soon  ,  was  worried  about  you 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 12, 2011, 03:47 PM
as  i  noted  KP  is  the   head  trouble  maker  !     and  i'm here  just   fishing  alot     buddy  ,  rg  hope  ya   feel  better  soon  ,  was  worried  about  you 
;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 12, 2011, 04:54 PM
I kinda resemble Walter Brennan when I take my first steps in the morning. It's getting better.

I don't want to give up my fitness routine when the ice is around the corner. Need to be in shape to make the long hauls ;D Thanks for the good Karma guys.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 12, 2011, 09:20 PM
I kinda resemble Walter Brennan when I take my first steps in the morning. It's getting better.

I don't want to give up my fitness routine when the ice is around the corner. Need to be in shape to make the long hauls ;D Thanks for the good Karma guys.

RG

karma  my _____   heres  the  keys  to  the   four  wheeler   we'll  get  out  there  one  way  or  the  other  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 12, 2011, 09:55 PM
Tied up a couple simple streamers.  Marabou tail with orange & black barred saddle hackle in front w/ a cone.  I also added about 12 wraps of .020" lead underneath to help get them down.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 12, 2011, 10:19 PM
karma  my _____   heres  the  keys  to  the   four  wheeler   we'll  get  out  there  one  way  or  the  other  ;D

And I was getting ready to hand my sled keys over. Beat my to the punch Trap.....your a good man.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 13, 2011, 02:33 AM
Last year on Sodus, the sleds and atvs were useless. 8 - 12" of slush snow on top stopped them in their tracks. My wheels kept right on turning though ;D The second pic is of some poor guy who never did get his atv moving.

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My load was a bit heavier going back in....but I made it ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 13, 2011, 06:11 AM


    I remember those pics from the shanty , I wonder if snowshoes would stay on top of that gunk ?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Oct 13, 2011, 07:07 AM
Tied up a couple simple streamers.  Marabou tail with orange & black barred saddle hackle in front w/ a cone.  I also added about 12 wraps of .020" lead underneath to help get them down.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_0387.jpg&hash=4cbcb28bcebac37ecd08af3d76ef5c37)

If you don't mind me asking, what are those tied on?  I recognise the cone head, but what is it and the marabou tied to?  A piece of tubing or a spring?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MoreTroutPls on Oct 13, 2011, 07:16 AM

    I remember those pics from the shanty , I wonder if snowshoes would stay on top of that gunk ?

Yes, they do help.  They can keep your feet from sinking through the snow and slush and going all the way to the top of the ice.  That way your boots stay in the snow layer and don't sink into the wet slush.  That's good if your boots have waterproof bottoms and not-so-waterproof fabric tops like mine.  It's also easier walking if you do not sink all the way through the slush with every step. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 13, 2011, 07:27 AM
If you don't mind me asking, what are those tied on?  I recognise the cone head, but what is it and the marabou tied to?  A piece of tubing or a spring?


They are on proflytyer micro tubes.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Oct 13, 2011, 12:11 PM
Thanks!  Looks like a pretty cool system.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 13, 2011, 12:24 PM
Thanks!  Looks like a pretty cool system.

I like them.  I am still using up the starter kit I got.  I think that I will continue to buy the pro tubes for all the tube flies I tie.  They are a bit pricey but I have found a couple ways to save on them already.  Instead of buying the weighs for them just use wraps of lead wire (or substitute if you wish) just like you would on any regular fly you are adding weight to get it down.  And you can buy the larger tubes and trim them down and get a hook guide (junction tubing) out of them.  The tubes are pretty much all the same price so you are saving buy a dozen hook guide for $6.  I got mine from deschutesangler.com, check em out they have a good selection.  The official proflytyer website is not complete is why I gave you a store's site to check out.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Oct 13, 2011, 06:34 PM
Been playing with my camera and nursing a bad foot. I developed Plantar Faciitis  in my right foot back when I was a rabid tennis player. From time to time it flares up. Wading around the rocks and such aggravates it. So does work, it seems :-\ But then, work aggravates everything.

I hadn't run in over a week, but managed a short jaunt the past couple of mornings.Man I missed it.

It'll turn around in a couple of weeks. It always does.Till then...my feets will feel old :-\

I've been refurbishing one of my South Bend Fly reels. I'm happy with the way the main frame came out, but I'm gonna strip and redo the spool. I can't help it....it needs to be right.
RG

I was out of work in late August early Sept. for the same issue. Did the Doc give you a boot to help stretch the tendons? Or do you do stretch exercises instead? The boot is easy.  I'm supposed to do it daily, both feet, for 1 qtr of a football game...........1st quarter right foot then 2nd left foot.

I was gonna try to tie everyday but to much work is preventing it right now. Maybe I can tomorrow for a bit. Any suggestions on an easy Stonefly for the SR when I return in November?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 13, 2011, 07:02 PM
I am gonna try this pattern when I get a chance.

http://jakevillwock.blogspot.com/2011/04/thumpin-jack-flash-stonefly.html (http://jakevillwock.blogspot.com/2011/04/thumpin-jack-flash-stonefly.html)

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 14, 2011, 08:38 AM
As I think you all know I am fairly new to tying.  I started in march of this year.  I have recently started tying tube flies for steelhead.  I am trying to decide where to draw the line.  I got the proflytyer tube kit for my bday and bought about $80 worth of materials to die up a few different patterns but only in a couple colors.  Now I have been looking at a bunch more patterns I want to tie and multipule colors.  Most of the materials needed, I do not have. For example arctic fox, finn raccon, more marabou & lady amherst to name a few.  Well I went online to start my order.  Some of the things I will get locally but this was mostly to get an idea of what it was going to cost.  Well now my shopping cart is up to $407  :o  This would be enough material to prolly tie a life time of tube flies for me and still be able to hand a few out.  So at what point to you call this a hobbie or an obsession?  If I do something I like to do it 110% so I want each pattern I tie in a few colors is why it gets so d**n expensive.  To justify it I am telling my self that I will also use a lot of these materials for pike flies and it will be enough for a long long time! 

I'm sure I could get away with out but tying has very quickly became an obsession lol. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Oct 14, 2011, 09:45 AM
As I think you all know I am fairly new to tying.  I started in march of this year.  I have recently started tying tube flies for steelhead.  I am trying to decide where to draw the line.  I got the proflytyer tube kit for my bday and bought about $80 worth of materials to die up a few different patterns but only in a couple colors.  Now I have been looking at a bunch more patterns I want to tie and multipule colors.  Most of the materials needed, I do not have. For example arctic fox, finn raccon, more marabou & lady amherst to name a few.  Well I went online to start my order.  Some of the things I will get locally but this was mostly to get an idea of what it was going to cost.  Well now my shopping cart is up to $407  :o  This would be enough material to prolly tie a life time of tube flies for me and still be able to hand a few out.  So at what point to you call this a hobbie or an obsession?  If I do something I like to do it 110% so I want each pattern I tie in a few colors is why it gets so d**n expensive.  To justify it I am telling my self that I will also use a lot of these materials for pike flies and it will be enough for a long long time! 

I'm sure I could get away with out but tying has very quickly became an obsession lol. 

You pretty much answered your own question...........obsession. I'd advise that you decide specifically what you really need as opposed to what you really want and trim that $407 down a bit..........do it in increments. Tie some patterns now and put some off til later........over the winter for example. Maybe you can budget $100/mo. for the next 4 months and still have what you want for the Spring. I have similar tendencies but things more important than tying often come first. That will effect my improvement somewhat but I do plan on spending 5-7 hrs/week on it over the winter. Time management is one of the bigger issues here IMO. You might be able to plan days and hours along with patterns to be more efficient. Like you I just started so I'm not speaking from tying experience but life experience. I took a 4 week basic class back in February and I probably have not done 50 hrs since then. A lot of my time is spent looking at the book to follow the steps delineated unless I tie with a buddy who is experienced and he can show me faster.

Another suggestion my buddy gave me is to look on e-bay, Craigslist and garage sales........sometimes someone is selling all kinds of stuff and real cheap. He bought tons of stuff that way and says he has a lifetime supply cheap. The only problem is the specific items you want may not be in those sales.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 14, 2011, 11:30 AM
Haha, I did kinda answer my own question.  Since I posted that, I have been searching around and already found a place to buy for example; arctic fox tail pieces for $2.25 vs $5.95 and the pro tube and cones for $1 cheaper per pack.  I have already cut $60 off. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 14, 2011, 04:05 PM
$400...Haa  Ha Ha Haaaa  Hee Haw   Haaaaaa!

You're not even started yet ;D

I'll tidy up a bit tomorrow and take some pics. Whatever you do, don't start collecting fly reels :-\

Try a reverse stone fly ;D
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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 14, 2011, 04:07 PM
Ebay is an excellent source for materials.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Oct 14, 2011, 04:25 PM
I'm just saying 400 for tube fly materials....I just ordered about half of what I had on the list from an other site and saved a bunch.  I like to kid myself a bit and say that I'm not gonna buy any more for a while.....I'll prolly order tomorrow lol.   ;D  

For the reverse stone fly...just do it backwards?  are there any tricks to it?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 14, 2011, 04:42 PM
I understand now....Well, we have an abundance of empathy anyway.

It takes a few tries to get the reverse tying down. No tricks...just think backwards. ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 14, 2011, 07:10 PM
NYTROUT     YOU  WILL  GO   FROM  TUBE  FLIES   TO  DRIES  TO  NYMPHS  TO  FOAM  IT  NEVER REALLY  ENDS   BUT  IT'S A  VERY  VERY  REWARDING  EXPERANCE 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 15, 2011, 01:40 AM
By the way, tried the boot, super expensive shoe inserts, stretching  and everything in between. None of it helps really. It's tender for the first 20 or so steps in the morning and after I sit for a while at night. Feels better as I begin to run and exercise it. It'll go away in a month or so if I don't do something really stupid.

Great shoes are the best thing for it. I'm off to buy a pair of Danner boots later today.

Good excuse eh? ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fisher7450 on Oct 15, 2011, 05:24 AM
 its an addiction even when you don't fly fish
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 15, 2011, 07:04 AM
rain  high winds  hot coffee  yup i'll be  playing  on the  bench  today....think  wolly  worms  and  nymphs   for steelies  ....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 15, 2011, 05:20 PM
Well...where are the pics?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bb4 on Oct 16, 2011, 06:28 PM
I tied a few (200) estaz buggers and beadhead egg flies this weekend. Getting prepared to fish with Trapper again.  This time I will provide the flies.

Trapper, did you finish up that duck sausage?

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 16, 2011, 06:34 PM
i  got  a  little   left   BB4  lol  thats   good  stuff  ...love  the   flies  !  nice  ......  wish  you  were  there  today   buddy  it  was  10x  more  fish!  mike   from  jersy  asked  me  to tell you ,  he hopes  to see  you  next  year!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 18, 2011, 03:07 AM
I tied a few (200) estaz buggers and beadhead egg flies this weekend. Getting prepared to fish with Trapper again.  This time I will provide the flies.

Trapper, did you finish up that duck sausage?

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Good looking pieces bb4! 8) My question is... what do ya target with them? Also, why make so many at one time...unless ya plan to share with the rest of the class. ;D Good looking stuff man, my turn to pick on someone I guess.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 18, 2011, 03:56 PM
glue  eggs ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 18, 2011, 06:23 PM
glue  eggs ;D
Are the devil!--KP Good evening Trap!! where's RG??
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 18, 2011, 06:33 PM
RG  must  be  hiding  again    but  heres   the  glue  eggs  very  easy  anyone  can  do  these   ...5/8 hot   glue  gun  is  all it  takes  and   a  few     colored  glue  sticks

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Fglueegg.jpg&hash=600986d56db29735829e9b2a10189c4c)

i  do  well    with  these  at  times with  the  flyrod  ,i  would  love  frank  and  HT  to  try them out  on there  cenetr  pin  things  and  see  how  well they  do  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Oct 18, 2011, 06:47 PM
Hey Trapper fished the SR today didn't do as well as you might have but had fun.
Where do you get colored glue sticks?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 18, 2011, 07:18 PM
not  sure  if  i  supposed  to  give a  business  name  but  i  got mine  at all seasons   in pulaski   right  next  to  81
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 20, 2011, 06:18 AM
I tied a few (200) estaz buggers and beadhead egg flies this weekend. Getting prepared to fish with Trapper again.  This time I will provide the flies.

Trapper, did you finish up that duck sausage?

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i  need  goose  sausage  and  some  of  those  flies!!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bb4 on Oct 20, 2011, 08:44 PM
Hi Trapper,
Let me know when your interested in giving me a lesson on steelies.  I have another sausage set aside for you.  How many flies, and what colors are you interested in. All those in the pic have already been allocated and are gone, but I can tie some up pretty quickly.
Let me know,
Bill
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BAZOOKAJOE on Oct 21, 2011, 12:39 PM
Nice tie!!   8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 21, 2011, 12:49 PM
BB4  for  sure   going  to  be  a  week  or  two  i  got  to  chase  a deer  first  ..... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 21, 2011, 03:55 PM
BB4  for  sure   going  to  be  a  week  or  two  i  got  to  chase  a deer  first  ..... 
It's gonna be a beautiful weekend. I want everyone to go out there and chase some deer so I can perch fish in peace. ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bb4 on Oct 21, 2011, 09:39 PM
Trapper, let me know when you're ready.  I don't chase deer, only ducks and geese. I'm willing to learn.
Bill
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fisher7450 on Oct 22, 2011, 03:02 AM
It's gonna be a beautiful weekend. I want everyone to go out there and chase some deer so I can perch fish in peace. ;D

RG
sorry rg but I don't hunt and just got laid off its perchin time  ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fisher7450 on Oct 22, 2011, 03:05 AM
got a question for you fly fishermen (not ment to sound bad i have great respect for flyfishermen) Do salmon do as much damage to a fly real as a spinning real?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 22, 2011, 04:16 AM
got a question for you fly fishermen (not ment to sound bad i have great respect for flyfishermen) Do salmon do as much damage to a fly real as a spinning real?

never!   :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 24, 2011, 07:06 AM
this  time  of the  year  i  like  to  ty  up a  bunch of  very small  bead  head  scuds  in natural  hares mask  color ,i  find  these  to  be a  great  ice  fly!  especially  on  oneida  lake and  sandy  pond !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fisher7450 on Oct 25, 2011, 01:23 AM
they work good on the crappie too if you can keeps the gills of em long enough and i mean  now  not on ice
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 25, 2011, 04:55 PM
I did a little test on this pattern this past weekend. I was happy!
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The lighter body colors seemed more effective. can't wait to try them through the ice.


RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 26, 2011, 04:15 AM
i  think  it's  a  great  patteren   RG  ......
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2011, 04:30 PM
Just got a load of #8,10,12 nymph hooks for ice flies. I'm waiting on some Tungsten beads...then it's GAME ON! I'll be tying for the winter. I'm just finishing a refurbishing project on a South Bend 1133 fly reel for ice fishing. What a sweet reel.

Trap, you didn't say if you need any Pheasant tail. I have more than I could use.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 26, 2011, 04:40 PM
always  RG  thank you   maybe  KP  jr  can use  some  too.....which  makes  me  wonder   where  the  father  son  team  have  been ?????
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2011, 05:10 PM
Actually, they gifted me some tails last year. Methinks Larry is quite a busy man this time of year and JR is, I'm sure , busy with school and sports.

PM your address again Trap. Did I send you any parrot feathers? And, I still have a battery for you.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 26, 2011, 05:20 PM
Actually, they gifted me some tails last year. Methinks Larry is quite a busy man this time of year and JR is, I'm sure , busy with school and sports.

PM your address again Trap. Did I send you any parrot feathers? And, I still have a battery for you.

RG

i  got  a  better  idea  ole  boy   when  i  finish  this   sitting  in  a  tree  how  about  i  head  your  way  and   buy  you  breakfest! 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2011, 05:23 PM
Oh...OK!
You go sit in the trees. Let me know when you 're done ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 26, 2011, 05:24 PM
it's  all  about  the  buck  tail   :laugh: 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2011, 05:44 PM
This morning I told the "The Old Man" I wanted the skin from his next deer. I want the croup for spinning up bass bugs and such. If history holds true he'll drop off the whole deer. He's the best of friends. You could join us for the "Grumpy Old Men" breakfast club some Saturday morning....It's an early call, but the entertainment is worth it ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Oct 26, 2011, 07:55 PM
hey guy's life has been real busy! but i got a chance to tie up some jig's for the ice, trying something different.
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 27, 2011, 11:59 AM
niceeeeeeeeeeee    why  wait  let's   try  them  out  now  ;D

scuds   today   natural  cotontail color   and   dark  olive  ,  small  bead  head   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 27, 2011, 02:52 PM
Actually, they gifted me some tails last year. Methinks Larry is quite a busy man this time of year and JR is, I'm sure , busy with school and sports.

PM your address again Trap. Did I send you any parrot feathers? And, I still have a battery for you.

RG
Trap, RG hit the nail on the head with his post....KP is buried in work and Jr. has his mind on school and sports! Looks like a trip to the river this weekend is in order! As soon as KP winds down a bit, Jr. And I will be back at the bench! RG, I'm thinking steelhead with those parrot feathers! ;) Take care my friends!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 27, 2011, 04:00 PM
Trap, RG hit the nail on the head with his post....KP is buried in work and Jr. has his mind on school and sports! Looks like a trip to the river this weekend is in order! As soon as KP winds down a bit, Jr. And I will be back at the bench! RG, I'm thinking steelhead with those parrot feathers! ;) Take care my friends!--KP 8)

well  you  and  JR  are  missed   ;D  now   get er  done    so  we  can  fish 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 27, 2011, 06:59 PM
Hang in there Larry. You're not the only one feeling the "fall rush" to get jobs done. I'm buried. But as I drive around the world, I can't help but notice that things could be worse!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 27, 2011, 08:34 PM
i'm  thinking  .....heavy  clousers   for  fall  walleyes ???? 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 28, 2011, 03:51 AM
with  the  fall  walleye  bite   on    i  have  decided   to  try  to  acyually    use  the  fly  rod  on  these    fish  , now  i  have  caught  walleyes  on  the  fly  before  but  it's  always  been  a  accident  or  bonus  fish....  i'm  actually  going  to target  them  with  the  fly  rod  (suggestions  would  be  appericated)  i'm  going  to  try  some  heavy  clousers  and   same     streamers  tyed sand  ell (bob  popvich)  style ...i  have  had  good  luck  with  those  on  browns  steelies  pike  and  bass ....if  a  j-7  blue  and  silver  rapala  works    a  blue  or  olive  sand   eel  should   too(my  logic) were  going  to  give  this  a  shot   and  see  what  happens  .... ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 28, 2011, 04:12 AM



     I remember back when I was  younger man I used to fish Caughdnoy dam alot for catfish and below the marina's release this old fart with a fly rod used to get eyes on whooly buggers and micky fins . There was current there and he used to strip em across . Never set the world on fire as I recall but he did enjoy himself ! Good luck Trapp  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Oct 28, 2011, 10:07 AM
i'm  thinking  .....heavy  clousers   for  fall  walleyes ???? 

heavy lead eye clousers, cone head buggers and cone head zonkers.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 28, 2011, 11:13 AM
GOT  EM ON THE  LIST  NOW  !  THANKS
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 28, 2011, 02:10 PM
this  is  what  i  got  so  far  several surf  candy  type  epoxy  streamers  i  have  had  great  luck  on  browns  and  smallie  with  these ...especially  in  olive  .... i  wonder  if  it  appears  as  a  gobie   to  the  fish????  heavy   clousers   ...i  use  these  alot  in  the  river  and   lake   for  bass  ....  and   a  smaller   full  buck  tail  ....

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Oct 28, 2011, 03:14 PM
my steelie/salmon box

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 28, 2011, 03:40 PM
nice  man

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this  is  my box  i   carry  in  my  breast  pocket  has  a  mix  in  it

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i  carry  these   two   boxes   a  mix  of  chenielle  eztaz  and  fleas

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i  preach  nymphs   and  i   do  carry  them   wolly  worms   stone   flies  pheasant tails and  hares   ears ....

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this  is  a  bead   box  i  got  out  of  the  craft  dept  at  wal-mart!  it  was  under  10   bucks   water  tight   fits   lotsa  and  lots  of  flys  and  tucks  away   in  the  back  of  my  vest  or  in  the  kayak



lets   go   do  some  fish ;D

and  bigred   did  you  loss  a  box  at  oswego  last  year? 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 28, 2011, 06:00 PM
Hang in there Larry. You're not the only one feeling the "fall rush" to get jobs done. I'm buried. But as I drive around the world, I can't help but notice that things could be worse!

RG
I'm hanging RG...Thanks! Gonna be hectic until the 1st of the year, Seems as though the company we are working for, decided to wait until now to do two stores back to back. Which we were supposed to start this past June! :cookoo: Oh well....things could be worse!! ;D

Trap, when you figure out that walleye on the fly, wow, that sounds cool, WALLEYE ON THE FLY,  better take time to show Jr. how to do it! When the FALL MADNESS ends..we will fish!! ;)  Life is GOOD!!--KP 8) Take care friends!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Oct 28, 2011, 06:09 PM
Used to intentionally catch eyes on Oneida w the flyrod back in the day. Most of the time it was when I knew there were solid numbers of fish around or you could see non biters. The non biters were caught by letting a non weighted clouser type fly slowly sink in front of them. Tank and I did well one spring night doing this. We took turns holding the light on the fish while the other casted.  ;D
If your fishing for em at night on O, there is no need for weighted flies...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 28, 2011, 06:12 PM
Used to intentionally catch eyes on Oneida w the flyrod back in the day. Most of the time it was when I knew there were solid numbers of fish around or you could see non biters. The non biters were caught by letting a non weighted clouser type fly slowly sink in front of them. Tank and I did well one spring night doing this. We took turns holding the light on the fish while the other casted.  ;D
If your fishing for em at night on O, there is no need for weighted flies...
Great info Dark Cloud...thanks for sharing! ;) Now...all I need to get KP Jr. is some clouser flies!!! :whistling:--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 28, 2011, 06:37 PM
clousers  are  a  simple  and   fun  patteren  to  tie  KP  you  can   google   a  u  tube   on  it   or   next  week  i  can  stop  out  and   show  you!  ....   i  was  hoping    tonight   but  it  was a  brown   >:(  still  fun   and  fall is  in  the  air  ..... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 28, 2011, 07:00 PM
clousers  are  a  simple  and   fun  patteren  to  tie  KP  you  can   google   a  u  tube   on  it   or   next  week  i  can  stop  out  and   show  you!  ....   i  was  hoping    tonight   but  it  was a  brown   >:(  still  fun   and  fall is  in  the  air  ..... 
I think a flytying day is in order for Jr, RG and yourself!!  ;)-- ;)KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 28, 2011, 07:03 PM
I think a flytying day is in order for Jr, RG and yourself!!  ;)-- ;)KP

i'm  thinking  we   should  have  some  kind  of  a  meet  and  greet   with  everyone  invited 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Oct 28, 2011, 07:15 PM
I just dug through some stuff and found a few of the flies we used on shore eyes. Keep in mind these are 15-20 years old, lol. My first thought was to use a double salmon type hook that mustad makes(thats the one under my finger. They worked but typically the fish hit the front end of the bait and you either missed em or hooked them in the face. Experiment 2 was a treble attached to the head of the double hook, I cant find any of them i made. Then I went with a tandem treble creation...  8)
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lunch_Box on Oct 28, 2011, 07:25 PM
Dc, that ring looks nice man.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Oct 28, 2011, 07:56 PM
Dc, that ring looks nice man.

Im getting used to it, lol. It was her only request that I try and wear it. I keep showing her how dirty it gets at work and the deer blood on it the other night. Problem is, that stuff cleans off...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lunch_Box on Oct 28, 2011, 08:42 PM
Takes a little getting used too. I remember when I got married five yearsvago, for the first couple months I was always playing with it (the wedding ring I mean) but know it's like it ain't even there.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Oct 28, 2011, 10:28 PM
Hey guys, I'm new to the whole fly fishing deal and just started with it this past year.  I definitely have a lot to learn with everything but really like it.  Really want to learn how to tie at least some basic flies this winter...you know, pass the time and have something to look forward to come spring.  Anybody got advice on what's the best way to learn?  I live in the Syracuse area....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Oct 28, 2011, 11:36 PM


     I remember back when I was  younger man I used to fish Caughdnoy dam alot for catfish and below the marina's release this old fart with a fly rod used to get eyes on whooly buggers and micky fins . There was current there and he used to strip em across . Never set the world on fire as I recall but he did enjoy himself ! Good luck Trapp  ;D
His name was Spencer.  He used big white streamers.   He caught more walleyes from Caughdenoy than anyone and never took more than his limit.  He'd catch fish right in front of you and make you look like a fool. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 29, 2011, 12:04 AM
Takes a little getting used too. I remember when I got married five yearsvago, for the first couple months I was always playing with it (the wedding ring I mean) but know it's like it ain't even there.

Too funny! :P
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Oct 29, 2011, 01:22 AM
His name was Spencer.  He used big white streamers.   He caught more walleyes from Caughdenoy than anyone and never took more than his limit.  He'd catch fish right in front of you and make you look like a fool. 
i remember that guy. it was frustrating to watch him catch eyes every cast sometimes. that was a long time ago ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Oct 29, 2011, 01:28 AM
i remember that guy. it was frustrating to watch him catch eyes every cast sometimes. that was a long time ago ??? ??? ??? ???
Yeah.  He was in his 70's 20 years ago.   Tough old dude who would humble the heck out of you and then give you his fish !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 29, 2011, 01:48 AM
Duke,
We're always ready to feed another fly addict. My suggestion is to either  buy a book from Orvis or start searching some of the fly tying web sites. There are a bunch of really good basic and advanced instructional sites around. Choose a good vise. I love my Danvise (about $80) You'll never regret that.

After that. build an addition to your house and take out a second and maybe third mortgage. You'll need the room and finances for all the stuff you're gonna accumulate in 30 years of fly tying.

Oh yeah, Buy good scissors! I like DR Slick scissors. ;D

We're always around to answer any questions.

Trap and KP, Any time guys!
Jay, you have a lot of imagination my friend.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 29, 2011, 01:52 AM
Good morning RG.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 29, 2011, 01:58 AM
You still up or just rising? I'm waking up for my run.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 29, 2011, 02:11 AM
Insomnia Rg. I think it's a genetic trait handed down from my native american forefathers (cherokee).
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Oct 29, 2011, 02:13 AM
Insomnia Rg. I think it's a genetic trait handed down from my native american forefathers (cherokee).
You smokum peace pipe ? ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 29, 2011, 02:17 AM
You smokum peace pipe ? ;D
Negative....last I remember, the peace pipe knocks people out, doesn't it?  :o
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Oct 29, 2011, 02:18 AM
Negative....last I remember, the peace pipe knocks people out, doesn't it?  :o
That or a frying pan  :D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 29, 2011, 02:22 AM
That or a frying pan  :D
:afro: :afro: :flag: :whistling: :wacko: :w00t:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Oct 29, 2011, 02:25 AM
:afro: :afro: :flag: :whistling: :wacko: :w00t:
You drinkum Firewater ? :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 29, 2011, 02:38 AM
You drinkum Firewater ? :D :D :D :D

I quit drinking.......last night.  ::) The wife told me our insurance policy won't cover me anymore if I continue to act like a 20 something. I think they've been following me around. ???
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Oct 29, 2011, 02:55 AM
I quit drinking.......last night.  ::) The wife told me our insurance policy won't cover me anymore if I continue to act like a 20 something. I think they've been following me around. ???
Good move.  I'm addicted to diet Dr. Pepper  :-X
 
  Just got the last Laker rig tied up, truck is warm and thawed out, thermos is full, gonna stop at the greasy spoon for a quick bite and I'm headed west !
  Have a good day ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Oct 29, 2011, 03:07 AM
Pile em up.

Run a pound or ten off for me Bob..... God knows my body needs to loose a few. Have a great weekend.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Oct 29, 2011, 09:00 AM
Jay, you have a lot of imagination my friend.

RG

Thanks "buddy", It is a blessing and a curse, lol... Sometimes it fixes and/or makes things better. Other times I wish I could shut it off...

i'll have to dig around and see If I can find one of those double hook with a treble on the front creations. I remember they actually worked best because when they sank slowly they remained horizontal instead of a nose-dive...  8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 29, 2011, 11:14 AM
Hey guys, I'm new to the whole fly fishing deal and just started with it this past year.  I definitely have a lot to learn with everything but really like it.  Really want to learn how to tie at least some basic flies this winter...you know, pass the time and have something to look forward to come spring.  Anybody got advice on what's the best way to learn?  I live in the Syracuse area....

your   more  then   welcome  to   jump  in   ask  guestions     and   we'll   do  what  we   can  to  help  ya  out
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 29, 2011, 01:00 PM
"It's a Blessing.....And A Curse"
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A Mind is a terrible thing ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 29, 2011, 04:05 PM
RG  dark  cloud  got  me  searching  old   fly  boxes    from  the  days    noah  was  my  drift  boat  captian   anyways  i  found   some   old   shrimp  patterens   with   changing   color   and   adding     some  weight   they   would  make  a  great  crawfish  patteren


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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 30, 2011, 06:17 PM
i'm  still   tring   for  a  big  boy  walleye   with  the  flyrod  ....  i'm  doing  ok  on  accidental  browns   tho  ;D.....  i   been  tossing  clousers   working  them  slow  and   deep    i know  that  it's   going  to   be  tough   theres   not  alot  of   eyes  in  there   but  when  you  do hook  up  there  usually  over  8  pounds   with   10  the  norm    my  biggest  being   over  12  .....  any  other  suggestions????
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Oct 31, 2011, 08:33 PM
RG and Trapper, thank you guys for the offer of advice - I may very will take you up on it once I buy myself a vise and some startup materials!  Definitely getting into fishing the fly, and I really appreciate your willingness to help.  I do check out websites, online videos, etc. from time to time trying to learn a bit, but I think I need to get my hands on the tools before I can learn anything meaningful.  This winter (once I get tired of tromping through knee-high snow to hand-drill holes), I'm going to get down to business and start to learn the craft.  Seems like a great way to kill the winter months to me, and I love nothing more than spring fishing on the local trout streams!  Man I've got a place reserved on the wall for a 24"+ stream brown and came close this past season, but would love to catch the big boy on a homemade fly next season!

Thanks for the referral on the Danvise...a durable, well-made product?  Would rather make a long-term investment than start with something cheap that I end up replacing...a good way to go? 

Cheers and good luck out on the water, boys.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 01, 2011, 01:43 AM
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I really like my Danvise. Good solid vise for a very reasonable price. When I decided to upgrade a coupe years back I was all set to drop $500 - 700 for a vise. I researched for months (I've been described as frugal :-\) to find the vise I liked. In the end, I chose it because of the countless reviews I read by professional fly tiers who used them day in and day out and owned several of them and used them over their other way more expensive vises.

It holds a hook rock solid. You never have to change the jaws. I've tied from 4/0 down to #24 hooks in the same jaws.The rotary function is a plus and works great for me with certain types of flies..although, I'll admit to tying conventionally 90% of the time. Still, being able to easily turn a fly over to look at all sides without any changes to the vise is a huge plus.

Anyway...did I say I love my Danvise?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 01, 2011, 04:29 AM
Perch flies in the vise now ;D

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RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 01, 2011, 05:25 AM
RG  i would  really like  to see  some  close  ups  of your  tandom  streamers  ,i plan on doing  some  flyrod  trolling  in  skinny  this  spring............i love salmon flies  too
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Nov 01, 2011, 07:29 AM
RG, I have the Danvise too, it was a gift many years ago.   Its still going strong!   Great vise!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 01, 2011, 03:38 PM
Perch flies in the vise now ;D

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RG

The recipe for that fly please...... :whistling:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 01, 2011, 03:39 PM
Nice flies by the way! ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 01, 2011, 05:02 PM
The recipe for that fly please...... :whistling:
2 parts ...parts...1 part love ;D

It's a bunch of simple stuff really. I'll do a step by step  for you and Jr.

I'll dig out those tandems Trap. I haven't tied them in years. They worked well on the finger lakes.

RG


Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 01, 2011, 09:39 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Nov 01, 2011, 09:51 PM
Hey thanks RG, I will add it to my fishing registry.  Feel free to stop in and have it shipped to me at any time ;) 

For real, thanks man.  Appreciate the advice on a quality product because that's what i'm looking for.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 02, 2011, 02:10 AM
A "Fishing Registry" ...why didn't I think of that. Man, have I got a list :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Nov 02, 2011, 07:48 AM
Good looking stuff there RG! :thumbup_smilie: My tying table has been taken over with household clutter....my fault, once I'm done chasing Mr. Waldo this fall, time to focus on that aspect of angling again.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 03, 2011, 04:22 AM
Here you go KP!
Stuff you need;
#4>10 aberdeen hooks
70 Denier thread. I use hot pink or chartreuse
Mylar piping, You can get a lifetime supply of red black, pearl, silver and gold for about $10 at a craft store.
Red dyed duck feather...also a craft store item
Gold or silver crimp beads. I get these at Joann Fabrics, They're inexpensive and come in gold plate, silver plate and pewter.
Super glue
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Cut a chunk of mylar and remove the cotton cord from the center
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cut the mylar into about 1" pieces
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Slide the mylar on to the hook, pull it back and start your thread stopping about 1/4" back from the eye to leave room for the bead
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Crimp a bead on at the eye over the thread
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A little needle nose comes in handy.
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Tie down the mylar behind the bead
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Select a piece of duck feather
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Tie the duck feather in behind the bead, whip finish and apply a drop of super glue to the thread
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You can pick out the mylar strands if you like. It's gonna end up this way anyhow.
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Tip it with a minnow or waxie and catch some perch ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 04, 2011, 11:48 AM
very  very  nice  ,  simple  patteren too
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 04, 2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks Trap. They really work as well.
I'll try to find those tandems tomorrow Trap. I put them away.....somewhere.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 05, 2011, 07:56 AM
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i  think a  few  imitations   of  this  little  fellow  are  in order   ;D ..... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 05, 2011, 10:15 AM
Here you go KP!
Stuff you need;
#4>10 aberdeen hooks
70 Denier thread. I use hot pink or chartreuse
Mylar piping, You can get a lifetime supply of red black, pearl, silver and gold for about $10 at a craft store.
Red dyed duck feather...also a craft store item
Gold or silver crimp beads. I get these at Joann Fabrics, They're inexpensive and come in gold plate, silver plate and pewter.
Super glue
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Cut a chunk of mylar and remove the cotton cord from the center
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cut the mylar into about 1" pieces
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Slide the mylar on to the hook, pull it back and start your thread stopping about 1/4" back from the eye to leave room for the bead
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Crimp a bead on at the eye over the thread
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A little needle nose comes in handy.
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Tie down the mylar behind the bead
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Select a piece of duck feather
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Tie the duck feather in behind the bead, whip finish and apply a drop of super glue to the thread
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You can pick out the mylar strands if you like. It's gonna end up this way anyhow.
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Tip it with a minnow or waxie and catch some perch ;D

RG
Thanks bud!! I need to make a trip to the supply store with Jr. .............AGAIN!! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 05, 2011, 10:16 AM
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i  think a  few  imitations   of  this  little  fellow  are  in order   ;D ..... 
I'd bet foam would work great on those Trap!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 05, 2011, 11:09 AM
I'd bet foam would work great on those Trap!! ;)--KP 8)

another    patteren  and  i  will post  a   picture   was  in  flytyier    called  a  pink  condom  worm  ,  was   tied    using  latex   from aa   condom  then     a  marker  made  it  pink , i'm thinking   tying  some  up  and  a  few  this  color   for  steelhead
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 05, 2011, 04:14 PM
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i  think a  few  imitations   of  this  little  fellow  are  in order   ;D ..... 
What the heck is that?????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV7Qz640OeM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV7Qz640OeM)

 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 06, 2011, 04:07 AM
this  is  a  new  pattern thats  been  doing  well  every where  , i tied a  few up and  tested  them  , i  can  affirm  oswego  browns and  steelies  like  them  ....  the  condom worm!

http://www.condomdepot.com/learn/detail.cfm/cid/243 (http://www.condomdepot.com/learn/detail.cfm/cid/243)

flytyier  shows  the  worm being  colored  with   markers  ,which is  what  i  do  and  no  scud  backing .....it  fishes   as  good  as  pink  fly i like  the  pattern 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 06, 2011, 08:11 AM
I'm not gonna ask how you found that pattern ???

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 06, 2011, 03:42 PM
was  in last  months   flytyier  mag.   and  i  seen  it ,  i  have  had  great  luck  at  times  with  pink  worn   and  wanted    something  i   could    tie  myself  ,  san  jaun  worms   never   really  worked   so  when  i  seen  this   i liked  it  and   tried   it  !!!!   i'ts  a  steelie   brown    fly  for   sure   great luck  in    small  tribs     oswego  and  salmon   river  .....  i    personally     color  it  with  a  marker!   i   don't   use    scud  back   i  like  a  silver   or   gold   rib   i  ty  in  a  peacock   hearl  head  ....  i  also   use  a  mustad   shrimp  hook   because  i   had  some    lol   and  tried  them  and  i  like  the   shape    ....  have   fun  with  it   it's  burnin  the   steelies   up out  west  and  i   had   great  luck   with  it  


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WHAT  THE  HECK  IS  THAT  TRAPP????

 oh  i know  what  tat  ting  is   RG  thats  ahhhh.....  what  the  heck  is  that  ting  RG?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 09, 2011, 11:13 AM
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this  is  a  scud  shrimp pinkworm  special  !!!!!  tied  is  a  few  colors  it's  a  great   steelie   fly
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Nov 09, 2011, 01:52 PM
Ooooooooo! :o  Care to share that recipe?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 09, 2011, 03:35 PM
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start  with  the  hook   a  mustad  37160  these  happen  to   be  in  size  10


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list  of  materials  is  glo  bug  yarn ,vinyl rib ,scud   back, peacock  herl  ....weight  is  optional

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if  you  wish  weight  add  it  first    tie  the  yarn  rib  and  scud  back   to  the   hook  wrap   yarn   first   then   scub  back  then  rib


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now    add  the  peacock  head

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been  a  good   fly   for  me   you  can   use  what  ever   colors  you  wish  ,otis   give  it  a  try!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 09, 2011, 06:20 PM
Nice tie Trapper,

I swear I'm gonna send you a new digital camera. What are you taking pics with...a Brownie? I'm old...I need better pictures!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Nov 09, 2011, 06:21 PM
Nice tie Trapper,

I swear I'm gonna send you a new digital camera. What are you taking pics with...a Brownie? I'm old...I need better pictures!

RG
cell phone ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) tell me about it ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 09, 2011, 06:32 PM
Really......loosen up Trap....spend $50 on a camera ;D

Maybe we should take up a collection.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 09, 2011, 06:40 PM
i  got  one   and  i  have  to  get  a   new   chord  lol  ....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Nov 09, 2011, 06:52 PM
i  got  one   and  i  have  to  get  a   new   chord  lol  ....
$10.00................do you need a loan ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 09, 2011, 07:22 PM
$10.00................do you need a loan ::) ::) ::)


no  i  don't  need  a  loan ........................why  you  got  10  bucks  :rotflol:

i'm thinking  these   things  would  make  a  awesome  perch  fly!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Nov 09, 2011, 11:05 PM
Thanks trap!   That's exactly what I was thinking!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 10, 2011, 01:21 AM


i'm thinking  these   things  would  make  a  awesome  perch  fly!


Only one way to find out ;D Put a tungsten bead on it  and drop it down the hole......when the ice gets here.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Nov 10, 2011, 07:22 AM
Only one way to find out ;D Put a tungsten bead on it  and drop it down the hole......when the ice gets here.

RG

Easy there Killer, that wont work...  ::) ::) :blink:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 10, 2011, 07:23 AM


     Perhaps on a dropper under a Hali ???? ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 10, 2011, 03:45 PM
i  added  alot  of  lead   to  a  couple  of  them  to  try ...but  i  fish  sandy  pond    mostly  for  perch  water  is   shallow   ...i  know  they  work  great  on    steelies 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 10, 2011, 06:25 PM
Easy there Killer, that wont work...  ::) ::) :blink:
Yeah,,,you're right....that won't work :whistling:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 10, 2011, 06:47 PM
easy  steelhead  pattern  tonight  a  glo  bug  in  the  skein!
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this  has  been a  great  fly   for  many  years   easy  to  ty  and  with  so many  colors  of  yarn  you  can  make  what  ever  you  wish
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Nov 11, 2011, 03:56 AM
Trap.........You always amaze me with the great stuff you share with us. God bless.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 11, 2011, 07:09 AM
and  you amaze  me  when  a  friend  needs  help   ;D  God  bless  bro
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 11, 2011, 07:18 AM
and  you amaze  me  when  a  friend  needs  help   ;D  God  bless  bro
X2
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Nov 11, 2011, 08:16 AM
Trap, nice globugs. Ever try tying those glo bugs with about 1/3 that much material?  A sparsley tied egg can be deadly at times.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 11, 2011, 08:24 AM
i  sure   have  ...i  perfer  small  any  way  and  i  perfer   mc fee fly  foam   yarn  too  ....  trouble  is  it's  hard  to  be  able  to  show   sparse and   small  with  my  photograhic ablities 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 11, 2011, 10:37 AM
      THE  GRUB!

this  is  another  easy  ty   and   simple  materials  ...i  enjoy  seeing  what  i  can  use    as  flie  tying  materials  and    this  is  using  a  hosital  glove
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some   lead  wire  ,peacock  herl,and  a  latex    glove ,  size  10   nymph  hook
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just   cut  a  strip  about 3/4  inch  wide  out  of  the  glove
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add  lead  wire   secure   well   add  strip  of   glove  in  back  and  wind  toward   eye
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add  a  peacok  head  and....
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prime  rib  to  a  trout  or  bluegill ;D  but...........................
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meet  his  new   look  alike
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sharpies  are   flie make-up ;D
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WHAT THE HECK IS  THAT
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 17, 2011, 04:47 AM
today  i  have  moved  the  feathers  and fur  over  and  working on something  totally  different  .....  i  got  the  idea  from   watching  clips  on u tube  and  i'm having  fun  ...  i wanted  to share  this  and  if  anyone  wants a  templete  your  more then welcome  ... this  is a  grandpa and  grand  daughter  joint  project!  were going to make  a  couple  for  jigging  and  5  for  tip  downs !

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no  RG i'm not  going  to use  bambo  blanks  like  the  orginal  but  fiberglass  ones  from net craft  ...i  know  it  should  be  in ice  shanty  but were  going  to   tie a  green hornet  fly too!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 17, 2011, 05:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_6eZ6NcEq8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_6eZ6NcEq8) was this you're insperation  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Nov 17, 2011, 07:02 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREEN-HORNET-pole-made-MINNESOTA-/130590706961?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e67d00d11 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREEN-HORNET-pole-made-MINNESOTA-/130590706961?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e67d00d11)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 17, 2011, 06:07 PM
today  i  have  moved  the  feathers  and fur  over  and  working on something  totally  different  .....  i  got  the  idea  from   watching  clips  on u tube  and  i'm having  fun  ...  i wanted  to share  this  and  if  anyone  wants a  templete  your  more then welcome  ... this  is a  grandpa and  grand  daughter  joint  project!  were going to make  a  couple  for  jigging  and  5  for  tip  downs !

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no  RG i'm not  going  to use  bambo  blanks  like  the  orginal  but  fiberglass  ones  from net craft  ...i  know  it  should  be  in ice  shanty  but were  going  to   tie a  green hornet  fly too!
I gotta kick outta that duck handle trap!! Kinda looks like the one in GRUMPY OL' MEN!! ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 18, 2011, 02:25 AM
I've got some bamboo tips set aside Trap. I was thinking about a couple of wall hangers ;D

Fun stuff.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 18, 2011, 04:39 AM
oh  no  RG  i  have  a  little  girl  that  says  this  is  better  then  her  barbie  pole!  so  were  fishing  with  them    (couple  bamboo  wall hangers  would  be  nice)  ;D.............
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 18, 2011, 05:57 AM
This is the one I made for myself.... ;D

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 18, 2011, 06:27 PM
to  funny  :D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 19, 2011, 08:45 AM
Speaking of Grumpy Ol' Men....I had the pleasure to join RG and his gang for breakfast one morning this past week!! Good bunch of 'Ol Buzzards and great company!! Thanks for breakfast my friend! ;)--KP :)


Thanks for the perch flies as well!! ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 19, 2011, 08:52 AM
You'd fit right in with that bunch KP. We had a full house this morning. All 12 of us were there. What a hoot ;D

We'll have to drill some holes in the ice this winter. I'm on vacation Christmas/New Year week :whistling:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 19, 2011, 09:08 AM
We will certainly make a date for that week!! Maybe bring along a few of your gang!! Josh would get a kick outta them! ;)

Life is Good!--KP :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 19, 2011, 09:23 AM
The Old Man (he was off deer hunting)  and his son (provider of venison sausage) are the only 2 fishermen in the bunch. But I'm game!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on Nov 22, 2011, 08:56 AM
Finally got around to taking a couple photos this morning...with all the talk about spey fishing on the SR bs thread thought it would be a good time to put up some pictures. These flies have seen a lot of use this season...and some of them were actually still wet from yesterday so the pictures could have been better but here they are.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Nov 22, 2011, 09:28 AM
Cool!  Those are some WILD looking flies!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BAZOOKAJOE on Nov 22, 2011, 01:46 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 22, 2011, 04:16 PM
very  cool  ernye   hey  were  you  down  on  the   river  today just  above  the   old  dug  out?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on Nov 22, 2011, 04:21 PM
Trap I think we walked right by each other in the west side parking lot. I was the goof carrying a book bag two rods a net and two pairs of cleats.

How'd ya make out today?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bb4 on Nov 22, 2011, 04:28 PM
Trapper,
Good to see you again today. Thanks for the help.
Bill
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Nov 22, 2011, 05:43 PM
today  i  have  moved  the  feathers  and fur  over  and  working on something  totally  different  .....  i  got  the  idea  from   watching  clips  on u tube  and  i'm having  fun  ...  i wanted  to share  this  and  if  anyone  wants a  templete  your  more then welcome  ... this  is a  grandpa and  grand  daughter  joint  project!  were going to make  a  couple  for  jigging  and  5  for  tip  downs !

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no  RG i'm not  going  to use  bambo  blanks  like  the  orginal  but  fiberglass  ones  from net craft  ...i  know  it  should  be  in ice  shanty  but were  going  to   tie a  green hornet  fly too!
I think i remeber Gustefson saying"The green hornet has caught more fish than you have ever lied about!"
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 22, 2011, 06:57 PM
Trap I think we walked right by each other in the west side parking lot. I was the goof carrying a book bag two rods a net and two pairs of cleats.

How'd ya make out today?

lol   yup  ....  next  time   we   have  to  talk  and  maybe  get  a  coffee  one  smaller  brown  today    but  i  had  a  nice  time  meeting  scott  and  the  red  sox  fans  ....  fun  joking  and  glad  to  see  they  all  got   fish  ...bb4  the  pleasure   was  all mine  i   enjoy  your  company  i'm  just  sorry  i  was  feeling  a  little   down  i  been   resting  and  staying  warm  lol   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 22, 2011, 07:12 PM
I think i remeber Gustefson saying"The green hornet has caught more fish than you have ever lied about!"


     Yes he did.....  Thanks for lunch today....  Tomorrow its on me...   Got A big bag of feathers and stuff for fly tying....   Text ya in the morning...... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Nov 23, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Various ESL's

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My Foam Bodied Dry Flies
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 23, 2011, 04:33 PM
fishhooker   very  impressive!   great  job :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Nov 23, 2011, 06:43 PM
Thanks.  I can't wait to see if anything bites that green and white ESL.  The dries will be out of action until spring though.  I couldn't keep enough of those foam body flies this year, everyone loved them.  They LOOK great, but I haven't had time enough to prove their worth on the river.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 23, 2011, 08:14 PM
i'm  sure  you'll  have  great  luck  with  it!   i  really  like  the   foam  bodied  mayflies  ...i  tyied   some  this  year  myself  and   done  great  on  trout  and   bluegils  with  them ,  i  like  alot  of  davie  MC Phail foam   flies  too  ...great  job  !
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 24, 2011, 02:02 PM

     Yes he did.....  Thanks for lunch today....  Tomorrow its on me...   Got A big bag of feathers and stuff for fly tying....   Text ya in the morning...... ;D ;D ;D
RD...You got KP Sr. and KP Jr. mixed up again!! ;D Thanks for the fly tying goods!! Already at the bench today using some of those goose feathers!! ;) I have a nice perch christmas theme fly that RG posted how to tie a few days ago. I'll post the perch fly tomorrow!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Nov 24, 2011, 03:08 PM
fishhooker   very  impressive!   great  job :thumbup_smilie:

Thanks again. The best thing about those foam body mayflies is the way they stay floating without having to re-dress every ten casts.  The bodies have to look enticing to fish...like little colored maggots with wings. 

ahhhh if only trout were limited to eat  only what came down from the sky...

Which brings me to a question I wanted to ask my fellow fly tiers anf fly fishermen. Many of you steelhead fish in the great lakes, and as we all know, dry fly fishing for steelhead is d**n near impossible.  Somtimes nymphs seem a little off the menu.  Well anyways heres the question:  What is a greater experience? Catching Freakishly HUGE trout on eggs and nymphs, or supple stream or pond trout on dry flies?


As much as I LOVE Steelhead, and the fight in catching them, I don't think I'd trade it for catching fish on dry flies.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 24, 2011, 05:13 PM
very  interesting  and   i   think i have  a  "possiable"  answer  ....  i have  caught  a  many  a   steelhead  on  nymphs   an   egg  patterens   even on  muddlers  i admit  i have  never  got  a  steelie  on a  dry fly ...how  ever  i  had   steelies   grap   floats  float  fishing!   and  i know  how  hungry  and  aggressive  a  steelhead  is   in  late  april  and  may  "falling  back"  .....  i'm  going  to  start  carring  some   drys  that  time  of  the  year  ....  will it  work  ...maybe   but  it  will  be  fun  tring  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Nov 24, 2011, 05:33 PM
I've seen them hit big flies skated with a spey rod, but thats not exactly pure dry fly fishing. Fly Fisherman magizine had an article last month on great lakes steelhead on dry flies.  They were fishing shallow tribs in clear water. It's worth a try, maybe throw a hexegenia at them, or make somthing custom.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Nov 30, 2011, 06:32 PM
Hey here's a question for you fly guys:  If you're swinging flies across a channel, do you prefer the egg patterns or streamer-type flies? 

I'm new to fly fishing and have really been getting into it - looking forward to learning to tie my own sometime soon, probably over the winter. 

This was my first full season fishing flies for steelhead on the Salmon River, and I spent most of it swinging egg patterns because that seems to be the convention.  But I question how effective it is to fish egg patterns without a natural drift downstream (i.e. swinging them)...never had any luck doing this, and it seems like lots of guys kill the steelhead using centerpin or bottom-bouncing rigs that allow a more natural drift.  Which of course you can't really do with a skagit/spey setup with poly leader....  So this past weekend I fished only streamers because I thought these flies provide a better presentation given the technique...things like egg sucking leaches, big buggers, sculpins, other funky streamers. 

At one point after swinging all sorts of egg patterns and mixing in a couple nymphs, I tied on a chartreuse body/orange head egg sucking leach and a steelie nailed it just a couple seconds after it hit the water.  Same water I had made maybe 20 previous casts to...no doubt that the fly had something to do with it.  First steelhead for me, so it was pretty rewarding given all the time and learning I've put in on the river! 

I guess my question is:  I want to begin tying my own and will be doing this soon - would it be better to learn to tie streamer/spey flies if I will be fishing a skagit or spey setup?  I definitely want to focus my ties and fishing on what's most effective...any advice from the guys out there???
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 30, 2011, 07:08 PM
this  is  me  and  what i  do  ....  i    fish   with  a  strike  indicator     cast   up  stream   let  it  drift  down  natural  ...  same  as   short  line   nymph  fishing   except     cast  further!   simple   mend   your  fline  to   keep  it  natural  .....  spring   time    fall  backs   become  aggressive  and  streamers   work  very  very  well   then   don't   just  swing     but   strip  the  fly  !!!!  a  wet  fly  type  swing  works  but  no where as  well as  a  natural  drift  ........  my  best  flies  are  nymphs ,  egg patterns   second  .....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Dec 01, 2011, 02:04 PM
duke, I've been fishing for steelies for a long time...and they were a mystery to me most of that time. catch one here, one there.  Nothing consistant. I didn't really feel like I started to figure anything out and catch consistently until I started fly fishing for them like I do for stream trout, the same manner trapper describes. 

My rig 90% of the time is an indicator...you want the distance between the indicator and the split shot to be a foot or two more than the depth of the water.  I like to use very little weight, one #7 and one #3/0 lead split shot.  If its deeper than 4 feet, i will put another 3/0 halfway between the main sinkers and the indicator.   tippet length depends on current speed, but usually between 18" and 30".  The dead drift is key.  Flip it up stream, and throw a mend in there immediately.   I "check" my indicator, as the surface current is always faster than the current on the bottom, the latter of which is what you want your fly to drift at.  

The other rig I employ is swinging egg sucking leaches, buggers, streamers and wet flies.  I usually do this in the morning or evening.  I like to use floating line, and an 8' leader.  i spread the split shot out, using a couple bb and 3/0 lead shot.   Sometimes you can trigger the fish by twitching the streamer during the swing
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 01, 2011, 02:34 PM
bigred  we  should  hook up  sometime  !   migght  be  a  couple  weeks    i  have  Tendinitis  right  now   so   as  i learned  today  my  flycasting  may   be  affected  a  bit  lol   but  i  should  be  back  to  nnormal    soon
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Dec 01, 2011, 03:13 PM
bigred  we  should  hook up  sometime  !   migght  be  a  couple  weeks    i  have  Tendinitis  right  now   so   as  i learned  today  my  flycasting  may   be  affected  a  bit  lol   but  i  should  be  back  to  nnormal    soon

sounds like a plan! I am shooting to make another run up there sometime between now and safe ice...one of the next three weekends...REALLY want to get up there this weekend, but the freezer is empy again, I need more Venison...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 01, 2011, 05:15 PM
Hey here's a question for you fly guys:  If you're swinging flies across a channel, do you prefer the egg patterns or streamer-type flies? 

I'm new to fly fishing and have really been getting into it - looking forward to learning to tie my own sometime soon, probably over the winter. 

This was my first full season fishing flies for steelhead on the Salmon River, and I spent most of it swinging egg patterns because that seems to be the convention.  But I question how effective it is to fish egg patterns without a natural drift downstream (i.e. swinging them)...never had any luck doing this, and it seems like lots of guys kill the steelhead using centerpin or bottom-bouncing rigs that allow a more natural drift.  Which of course you can't really do with a skagit/spey setup with poly leader....  So this past weekend I fished only streamers because I thought these flies provide a better presentation given the technique...things like egg sucking leaches, big buggers, sculpins, other funky streamers. 

At one point after swinging all sorts of egg patterns and mixing in a couple nymphs, I tied on a chartreuse body/orange head egg sucking leach and a steelie nailed it just a couple seconds after it hit the water.  Same water I had made maybe 20 previous casts to...no doubt that the fly had something to do with it.  First steelhead for me, so it was pretty rewarding given all the time and learning I've put in on the river! 

I guess my question is:  I want to begin tying my own and will be doing this soon - would it be better to learn to tie streamer/spey flies if I will be fishing a skagit or spey setup?  I definitely want to focus my ties and fishing on what's most effective...any advice from the guys out there???
Egg sucking leeches and wooly buggers or scud when their eatin those
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 01, 2011, 06:33 PM
:nono: :nono:
Must suck living in a perfect world all the time....give the kid a break!!   Where has RG been hiding?? :whistling: probably in his bucket truck!! ;D--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 02, 2011, 01:41 AM
I'm around ;D
Sure wish I could find a perch somewhere :whistling:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Dec 02, 2011, 06:55 AM
I'm around ;D
Sure wish I could find a perch somewhere :whistling:

RG
Northeast side of Seneca Lake in front of Reeders Creek has been good lately when the wind is fishable.    :whistling: :whistling:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: shark on Dec 02, 2011, 07:26 AM
I'm around ;D
Sure wish I could find a perch somewhere :whistling:

RG
 LOOK IN YOUR SINK  ;D ;D

Dang thing's empty again Mark...have to do sumtin bout dat......whoa! I better watch my spellin....the editors will attack.
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Dec 02, 2011, 08:57 AM
Must suck living in a perfect world all the time....give the kid a break!!   Where has RG been hiding?? :whistling: probably in his bucket truck!! ;D--KP
By 9 years old, every kid who goes to school should know the difference between their, they're and there and know when and where to use each.    Keep giving kids breaks and they'll end up on Wall St protesting while still trying to figure out why all of their "Participation" trophies, "atta boy" awards and all the years of ego boosting praise from moms and dads means NOTHING !::)
  Nip it in the bud !   
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 02, 2011, 11:37 AM
the  boy  was  right !!!!   

then  again  KP  jr   is  a  real  fisherman    ...............  and  a  real  sportsman  , he  already  trys  to  help  others  out     and  never  LIES  about  other  people  ......  lil  KP   like  yer   dad   your  welcome  to   cast  a  line  with  me  anytime  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 02, 2011, 01:41 PM
By 9 years old, every kid who goes to school should know the difference between their, they're and there and know when and where to use each.    Keep giving kids breaks and they'll end up on Wall St protesting while still trying to figure out why all of their "Participation" trophies, "atta boy" awards and all the years of ego boosting praise from moms and dads means NOTHING !::)
  Nip it in the bud !   
Sounds like you needed a few more "ATTA BOYS" and hugs when you were a kid!! Kindly leave my son out of your NUANCES!! I care  greatly about who disrespects my children! Go find another site to give your spelling education to! I speak not only for myself! ;) I wonder how many times you would spell things incorrectly, if SPELL CHECK wasn't available!! My son is older than 9 years old....and seems to have alot more class than you would ever think of having!! END OF STORY!!--KP ;) 

To the mods...I'll take my timeout like a man!!

Trapper, Jr. and I are ready to fish...anytime!! ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 02, 2011, 04:21 PM
Let me tell you something about KP JR. This is one of the nicest, smartest youngsters I've had the pleasure to meet in my life. He's intelligent, articulate, affable and a d**n good fly fisher. An Honor student as well If I'm not mistaken. He's the product of a fine family environment with good parents who love and support him.

Don't be taking shots at people you know nothing about. You'd be embarrassed if you actually spent some time with them.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Dec 02, 2011, 04:37 PM
By 9 years old, every kid who goes to school should know the difference between their, they're and there and know when and where to use each.    Keep giving kids breaks and they'll end up on Wall St protesting while still trying to figure out why all of their "Participation" trophies, "atta boy" awards and all the years of ego boosting praise from moms and dads means NOTHING !::)
  Nip it in the bud !   
let me get this right. you are busting on this Kid because he spelled their wrong in a post ??? Boy you must be one Hell of a teacher in your school with the kids you supposedly teach. lay off and go find something useful to do on another site someplace. we do not need people like you on here starting crap. you want to see miss spelled words watch what me and FM post later at night. get real dude >:(
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 02, 2011, 05:19 PM
Let me tell you something about KP JR. This is one of the nicest, smartest youngsters I've had the pleasure to meet in my life. He's intelligent, articulate, affable and a d**n good fly fisher. An Honor student as well If I'm not mistaken. He's the product of a fine family environment with good parents who love and support him.

Don't be taking shots at people you know nothing about. You'd be embarrassed if you actually spent some time with them.

RG
Why thank you RG, Thanks alot for the compliments and yes by the way i am a Honor Student! "If you aint got nothin good to say dont say anything at all!!"
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Dec 02, 2011, 05:24 PM
"If you aint got nothin good to say dont say anything at all!!"
 best statement of the day KPJR  8) 8) you got your ice fishing stuff ready yet ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 02, 2011, 05:27 PM
"If you aint got nothin good to say dont say anything at all!!"
 best statement of the day KPJR  8) 8) you got your ice fishing stuff ready yet ::)

Ice fishing stuff: kinda! ;D More into the river right now!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 02, 2011, 05:55 PM
let me get this right. you are busting on this Kid because he spelled their wrong in a post ??? Boy you must be one Hell of a teacher in your school with the kids you supposedly teach. lay off and go find something useful to do on another site someplace. we do not need people like you on here starting crap. you want to see miss spelled words watch what me and FM post later at night. get real dude >:(

HT  if  he  was  a  teacher   why  is  he  posting    on   mff  during  school  hours  !!!!  .


leave  lil   JR  beeeee   he's  my  main  man ...  he's  my   bro  and   he  shared  with  me  the  sandy pond   perch  catchin   secret  bait  ....  which  i  can't  tell   even  you  HT   your  my  friend   but  ....  this  is  top  secret  stuff   ....sorry 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 02, 2011, 06:04 PM
Any time Josh. I'm looking forward to ice fishing with you all during Christmas vacation.....Hope we have some ice :-\

If not, you can teach me how to catch those steelhead.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 02, 2011, 06:09 PM
rg  seriously   i  have  never  had  a   year  like  this  .....   good  year  to  come  and   wet  a  line  for  them  ..... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Dec 02, 2011, 06:41 PM
By 9 years old, every kid who goes to school should know the difference between their, they're and there and know when and where to use each.    Keep giving kids breaks and they'll end up on Wall St protesting while still trying to figure out why all of their "Participation" trophies, "atta boy" awards and all the years of ego boosting praise from moms and dads means NOTHING !::)
  Nip it in the bud !   

Are you friggin kidding me Special Ed? I cannot believe you are correcting a young anglers grammar online, and in front of all his peers? Shame on you, As a teacher, you should know better... ( or is it no better?).  ??? I personally am not impressed at all. I think an apology is due.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Dec 02, 2011, 09:58 PM
Since this thread is about flies I will put a few up that have been working well for me over the past few weeks and today as we went 4-5, one fish being a brown about 11lbs.  All fish done on the pin, all fish on artificials (beads, Flies,) all fished released unharmed
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This SMASHER in this color has been the go to fly this year, specially if the sun is in and out thruout the day, Dark blue if the sun stayed out
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This size 8 woolly has been great on the browns!!
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The making of the Triple Clay Minnow
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(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv237%2FFishhead4268%2Fsubzeroflies2011026.jpg&hash=cc0831ca7f50d733cf6dba71b5fc1b30)
In the water its a toatally different animal, the crystal flash as the tail & lime hackle makes it CHROME CANDY
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The Double Purp
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The wingman has done ok when the water came up on the swing
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A look inside my Egg patern box, the must haves!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 02, 2011, 10:32 PM
very  nice  fishhead  !  as  always  ,  thanks  for  the  share   man ,   when   you  get  time  off  we  need  to  go   fishing  bro  i miss  ya   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Dec 03, 2011, 08:23 AM
nice looking flys man  ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 03, 2011, 11:50 AM
Any time Josh. I'm looking forward to ice fishing with you all during Christmas vacation.....Hope we have some ice :-\

If not, you can teach me how to catch those steelhead.

RG
Ill teach you steelhead fishing anytime Bob! And im looking forward to ice fishing with you too! Now if Old Man Winter would already show up and give us snnow and ice..!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 03, 2011, 11:57 AM
JR  if  you  say  old  man   RG  and  i  get  confussed    which  of  us   your  talking  too ... now  if  a  women  said   hot  old  man   ....we  would  all  know  she  was  talking  to  me  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 03, 2011, 12:06 PM
You wearing electric socks Trap ???

3 more weeks Josh ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 03, 2011, 02:25 PM
You wearing electric socks Trap ???

3 more weeks Josh ;D

RG

naaaa   my feet  been  numb  for  years  now  lol  .....  but   it's  rocking  RG   seriously  

hey  fishhead  are  you  using  diamond  braid  on the  sucker  spawn?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 03, 2011, 05:44 PM
JR  if  you  say  old  man   RG  and  i  get  confussed    which  of  us   your  talking  too ... now  if  a  women  said   hot  old  man   ....we  would  all  know  she  was  talking  to  me  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
:w00t: :w00t: Crazy 'Ol Buzzard!!--KP ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Dec 03, 2011, 07:04 PM
No Diamond Braid Trap.  Want to do some fishin, just always on the river, in the woods, get things ready for winter, really want the ice to come quick!!  Fishing and hunting has been great fun and very productive !!!! We all will do alot of ice fishin this year!!! Check out these hot flies 8)
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Red Shadow, comin up with names for the flies after so many paterns where junk, didnt produce, then you get a really good one that is the nuts and its kool to name it!!!  This is a straw body so it fishes alot different..
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Got to have STONE FLIES!!!  size 8, 10, & 12s.   
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Dec 03, 2011, 07:12 PM
Sweet FH woulda thunk you were such an artist
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Dec 03, 2011, 07:18 PM
love doin flies & jigs on the vise, the jigs I tied this spring and summer where bangin!!  A few I down scaled and use for chromers and browns
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Dec 03, 2011, 07:22 PM
love doin flies & jigs on the vise, the jigs I tied this spring and summer where bangin!!  A few I down scaled and use for chromers and browns
you make some amazing jigs dude. the ones you made me i used all over the soft water season and caught countless numbers of fish. i dont need gander mountain now do i ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 03, 2011, 07:31 PM
fishheads  jigs  are   gill  killers  and   crappie  candy  ...oh  yeah  ,i  think  it   would  be  hard  to  top  his   jigs 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 10, 2011, 03:43 AM
after the  crazy  time  we  have  had  on  the  cohos  by  snaggers  and  the  fact  that  he  even poped  a  few  in  the  main  river  ....  i  been  working  on a  few   streamers  to  toss  in  the  river   muddlers   and a  few  mickey  finns  ...  snagger  noticed  the  boats  pounding  steel  on  the  plugs  so  well  give  it  a  shot ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 10, 2011, 05:36 PM
Well,
 The weather sucks for perch fishing. The wind just won't give me a break.

I guess it's time to get back to the bench, put up my summer fly gear, set up the ice reels and stuff, work up the renovations to the Commando, etc...etc...etc.

Looks as though KP jr will have to give me some Steelhead lessons over Christmas vacation  ;D What should I work up for flies JR.?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 11, 2011, 01:13 PM
Well,
 The weather sucks for perch fishing. The wind just won't give me a break.

I guess it's time to get back to the bench, put up my summer fly gear, set up the ice reels and stuff, work up the renovations to the Commando, etc...etc...etc.

Looks as though KP jr will have to give me some Steelhead lessons over Christmas vacation  ;D What should I work up for flies JR.?

RG

Mhmm for flies i have made a couple custom flies... The egg sucking"Mickey Finn", some estez eggs that look like there melting, plain estez eggs and a couple streamer patterns I have been working on!Oh yes I've been a busy man
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 11, 2011, 05:04 PM
Good stuff bud!

You gonna share with an "Old Fart"?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 11, 2011, 05:44 PM
or  2  old  farts   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 12, 2011, 05:34 PM
or  2  old  farts   ;D
Yes I will share after all you guys share alot with me so its time I returned the favor!Looks like I gotta get tying!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 12, 2011, 05:39 PM
you  bet  you   better   buddy   ...now  flies  i  been  doing  good  with  are   caddis  nymphs   tied  in  diamond   braid !   chart  peril  and  hot  pink!

black  stone  flies  and  black  hares  ears

the  usual  egg  patterens   ....  chart  ...cream ....  and  clown  ....  glo  bug  and  estaz 

.......  take  your  time   little  bro  and  ty  in  some  magic ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 12, 2011, 05:48 PM
Ill stick to my "specialties!" Well off to the bench I go!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 12, 2011, 07:10 PM
forgive  the  pictures  there  off  my  cell  phone  but  they'll  give  you  a  idea  ....

first  is  my  glitter  caddis  nymph 

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the  colors  are  totally  up  to  you  on  these    ...  body  is  flat  diamond  braid   in  this  case   chartreuse  ...the  wing  is  a  small  pinch  of slf prism  dubbing  ...pearl  ....the  head    again is  slf  prism  dubbing  this  time  peacock!  i  tied  this  fly  in a  wide  range  of  colors  and  it's  been  working  very  well 

next  fly  is   a  estaz  glu  bug  hybrid  and  i  good  all  round  steelie  patteren

again  colors  are  up  to  you

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2F2bbnnm.jpg&hash=534300fa87f38449e8d6aaf5e08b9489)

i  started   with  a  half  size   inch  of  glo  bug  yarn    and   ty  and  clip  in  basic  egg  shape   then  ahead  of  that  a  few  whips  of  estaz    in  this  fly i  used  a  orange  yarn  and  pearl  estaz 

  very  basic  and  easy   patterens  to  tie   ...have  fun  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 13, 2011, 06:03 PM
forgive  the  pictures  there  off  my  cell  phone  but  they'll  give  you  a  idea  ....

first  is  my  glitter  caddis  nymph 

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2F2nccd.jpg&hash=d5f7117ba9e93e2d4ab763d61381e499)

the  colors  are  totally  up  to  you  on  these    ...  body  is  flat  diamond  braid   in  this  case   chartreuse  ...the  wing  is  a  small  pinch  of slf prism  dubbing  ...pearl  ....the  head    again is  slf  prism  dubbing  this  time  peacock!  i  tied  this  fly  in a  wide  range  of  colors  and  it's  been  working  very  well 

next  fly  is   a  estaz  glu  bug  hybrid  and  i  good  all  round  steelie  patteren

again  colors  are  up  to  you

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2F2bbnnm.jpg&hash=534300fa87f38449e8d6aaf5e08b9489)

i  started   with  a  half  size   inch  of  glo  bug  yarn    and   ty  and  clip  in  basic  egg  shape   then  ahead  of  that  a  few  whips  of  estaz    in  this  fly i  used  a  orange  yarn  and  pearl  estaz 

  very  basic  and  easy   patterens  to  tie   ...have  fun  ;D
Dont worry I tfinished your goodies up last night!Now to work on Bob's!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 13, 2011, 06:46 PM
Jr. has been busy at the bench guys!! Things are looking great with what He is tying for you two!! ;) Gotta love him!! He has quite the imagination!!  :) Getting better everyday! Now, that I have one project wrapping up on Thursday, I'll spend more time with him at the bench!! Titelines Friends!!


LIFE IS GOOD!!

KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 13, 2011, 07:04 PM
larry  ...  i  think  that  young  man  will  surpass  me  and  RG  very  soon if  he  hasn't  already   ;D......  keep  up  the   great  work  KP  jrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr   :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 17, 2011, 05:08 AM
prince nymphs,orange  and  charttruse head  black  stone  flies  ,and  copying  a  few  of  KP  jr's  "specialty  flies" ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 17, 2011, 06:54 AM
prince nymphs,orange  and  charttruse head  black  stone  flies  ,and  copying  a  few  of  KP  jr's  "specialty  flies" ;D
;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 17, 2011, 01:23 PM
prince nymphs,orange  and  charttruse head  black  stone  flies  ,and  copying  a  few  of  KP  jr's  "specialty  flies" ;D
Did KP take my flies fishing??!!! ;D Just kiddin dad!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 17, 2011, 02:21 PM
Did KP take my flies fishing??!!! ;D Just kiddin dad!
No Buddy! You left some in the flyfishing gear....I HAD to show Trapper!! ;) Probably should've tied one of those KP Jr. specials on yesterday Trap!! ;) LIFE IS GOOD!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 17, 2011, 04:22 PM
Not fair!
Scarfing up the kid's hard tied flies.... :-\

On the other hand, I'm guessing you're probably welcome to them.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 17, 2011, 06:00 PM
  and  there   good  ones   RG!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 18, 2011, 09:40 AM
Not fair!
Scarfing up the kid's hard tied flies.... :-\

On the other hand, I'm guessing you're probably welcome to them.

RG
Now, now RG!! I'm quite certain there are enough to go around!! You, too....are very deserving of them!!  ;) I'm thinking some Prince nymphs, and ...OH, yes...perch flies for the ice!!! Back to the bench after Josh's soccer games today!!  His team won last night 3-0...Josh had a free kick goal and one assist!! Wish him luck!!--KP Life is good!  ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 19, 2011, 05:20 PM
Way to go Josh.....Kick it where it hurts them! ;D

Still hope to get uo your way next week...weather permitting.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 19, 2011, 07:04 PM
RG, Josh and I are ready!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhead4268 on Dec 20, 2011, 10:51 AM
Got some ready for hard water boys, its on!!! 
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 20, 2011, 12:32 PM



       Dude !!!  :thumbup_smilie: I want some  :bowdown:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 20, 2011, 01:00 PM
Something tells me that I have some of those jigs....... :whistling:--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 22, 2011, 02:54 PM
Way to go Josh.....Kick it where it hurts them! ;D

Still hope to get uo your way next week...weather permitting.

RG
I sure did! My coach asked me and 4 other players on my team to move up to 16under! So now I am in a whole different style of playing! I learned quite abit in those two games last saturday!( Along with running my butt off!)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 22, 2011, 04:15 PM
Great job! Taking it up a notch eh? Don't let them intimidate you. Get in there and do your best. I know that you will ;D

I bought some steelhead fly materials today. How about giving up some pics of your "specials? I could use some suggestions.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 22, 2011, 07:30 PM
well  i'll  always  wear   my   buffalo  hat   and  yankess    shirt     but  i'll  get  a  KP  jr   jacket  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 23, 2011, 03:20 PM
well  i'll  always  wear   my   buffalo  hat   and  yankess    shirt     but  i'll  get  a  KP  jr   jacket   ;D
;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Dec 23, 2011, 05:17 PM
Great job! Taking it up a notch eh? Don't let them intimidate you. Get in there and do your best. I know that you will ;D

I bought some steelhead fly materials today. How about giving up some pics of your "specials? I could use some suggestions.

RG
Ill have to have dad take some pics and send them ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Dec 29, 2011, 06:48 PM
Just bought myself a Danvise for a self-Christmas present, thanks to RG for the recommendation - did my research and looks like this is a good way to go.  Looking forward to spending some evenings learning to tie while sitting in front of the fire this winter! 

If you guys don't mind, here's a question from me as a true beginner who has never tied a fly:  Are there any books, websites, videos, etc. that you would recommend to somebody starting out?  There will be a big learning curve, but seems like a couple good references will be very helpful to get me up and running! 

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season, take care all....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Dec 29, 2011, 07:17 PM
Congratulations Duke. While there are some good books, You-Tube has no shortage of home-made videos on fly tying nowadays and is a great source for basic and complex instruction on fly tying. Just type in "basic fly tying"  or "fly tying tools"  and you should get some vids covering the basics.  For books, Dick Talluer wrote some good ones on tools and materials and modern fly tying.     

Keep it simple at first and don't get frustrated at first. It's just like anything else with a learning curve. I taught myself many years ago so here's a few problems I encounted when I was a rookie:

1. Keep the bobbin close to the hook shank when wrapping. When I started I had it much to far out. Easier to wrap when close.
2. Avoid using too much material. You'll find that a little dubbing goes a long way
3. Leave plenty of room at the head to tie off.
4. If you can't see like me, get a pair of  cheaters and make sure you have good lighting.
5. Start with simple patterns and good sized hooks  - woolly buggers not only teach you wrap material and feathers, they work well, even if you mess them up a bit.   

Good Luck
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 29, 2011, 07:28 PM
  duke   most   fly  shops   offer    a   free  class  or   a  few  instructions  !     books  are   great  but.......   thanks  to  our  friend  the  internet  if   you   find  a  patteren  you  like   ,  lets  say  a  wooly worm   ...simply  google  how  to  ty  a  wooly   worm  flie  and   you'll   be   watching   videos   on  u tube  in  no   time ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Dec 29, 2011, 11:53 PM
The same guy who taught me how to fly fish also taught me the basics of fly tying.  I fly fished for three years before deciding to start tying.  The decision came at the point in most fly fishermen's lives where they want to know what it feels like to catch a fish on something they themselves created.  The flies I first whipped up were ugly.  I have pictures of them and the sight of those pictures makes me cringe. However, I did manage to catch trout on those flies eventually, and that was all it took; I was hooked into something else all over again.

My mentor only gave me bits and pieces of help over the years.  Somebody mentioned Youtube, and I couldn't agree more with that statement.  Youtube has taught me quite a few tricks and introduced me to many different patterns.  I can't vouch enough for youtube. It's a gold mine!

For all the new tyers, welcome aboard. If you think just being a fisherman really beat up your budget...you're in for a surprise.  You might need an extra room in your house for the ever growing material cache. Especially if you live with a woman.  Don't let all that discourage you though. It's a relaxing, rewarding craft.  And if you do it right, and get good, it will probably pay for itself if you let it.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 30, 2011, 04:52 AM
like  i  said  u tube  is  great  , wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy  back  osewgo  state  offered  a  class  for a  very  modest  fee  for  materals  and  tools  ....  i  think  i'd  ask  at  bass  pro  shops,  fly  shops  ,and  fly  clubs  .....if  you  can't  find  anything  let  me  know .....  and  i  started  tying  same  time  i  started  fly  fishing  with a  kit  someone  was  kind  enough  to leavee  at  my  dads  barber  shop  for  me  ....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Dec 30, 2011, 07:08 PM
Hey thanks a bunch for the advice, guys - already been checking out some videos on Youtube!  Will try to post some pics after I have the vise and have pulled some flies together.  Happy New Year---
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 31, 2011, 03:05 AM
You're in trouble now Duke. Better start planning the addition to your house ;D

There's a neat little jaw extension that's sold for the Danvise that gives you more room to work around the jaws. I think I paid $18 for one on ebay. As you progress, you may want to add it to the vise. I found it more comfortable when working on smaller and larger files.

A word about scissors. Buy good scissors!. LLBean sells a nice set of Dr Slick scissors for around $30 that are sweet. For most of what I do I use a $4 pair that I found at Joann Fabrics. I think they were in the scrapbooking department. They're small, have a very fine point, large loops and the darned things are very sharp. You won't feel as bad about cutting wire with them either.

Before y'all start busting on me, I do electrical work in all of their stores ;)

Next; Don't go crazy buying hooks! Decide what you're going to tie and search them out on ebey. You'll pay 10% of what the tiny packs at the fly shop will cost you.

Thread; Buy the right thread for what you're tying. Pay attention to what the instructions indicate for thread. I have too many spools of thread to count, From 8/0 mono to Kevlar.

Show us some pics and as always, feel free to ask for advice.....we love to talk.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 31, 2011, 07:38 AM
You're in trouble now Duke. Better start planning the addition to your house ;D

There's a neat little jaw extension that's sold for the Danvise that gives you more room to work around the jaws. I think I paid $18 for one on ebay. As you progress, you may want to add it to the vise. I found it more comfortable when working on smaller and larger files.

A word about scissors. Buy good scissors!. LLBean sells a nice set of Dr Slick scissors for around $30 that are sweet. For most of what I do I use a $4 pair that I found at Joann Fabrics. I think they were in the scrapbooking department. They're small, have a very fine point, large loops and the darned things are very sharp. You won't feel as bad about cutting wire with them either.

Before y'all start busting on me, I do electrical work in all of their stores ;)

Next; Don't go crazy buying hooks! Decide what you're going to tie and search them out on ebey. You'll pay 10% of what the tiny packs at the fly shop will cost you.

Thread; Buy the right thread for what you're tying. Pay attention to what the instructions indicate for thread. I have too many spools of thread to count, From 8/0 mono to Kevlar.

Show us some pics and as always, feel free to ask for advice.....we love to talk.

RG
KP shops at Joann fabrics RG... (kp clears throat...) for flytying materials!! ;D In fact, when the new store opened in Clay, a short while ago, I was the first flyfisherman to walk thru the doors! It's all good buddy!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Hocfish on Dec 31, 2011, 09:59 AM
One piece of advice for tiers is to sit down with the material to tie just one pattern, and lay out the stuff for a minimum of a half dozen flies.  If you're making wooly buggers, get out your six hooks, prep your six long saddle hackles and six color hackles and strip the fuzz, cut a piece of chenille, etc.  That way you don't rummage aroubnd your boxes looking for stuff.  Tie all six flies, and try and get them looking the same.  The key to a good fly is proportions.  Also, don't have your fly box at the vise, just dump the flies into a cup.  Otherwise you waste time fidgiting with all your flies. 

I find this is the best way if you are trying to fill your boxes.  Tie several of one pattern, get that down, and then move on to a different type of fly.

 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 31, 2011, 03:25 PM
Great advice. Kinda like "Mise En Place"....a cooking relate meaning ,
ASSEMBLE YOUR INGREDIENTS.

I also find that very helpful. Really I'm a bit nutz about keeping my bench in order when I'm tying.

RG


Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 31, 2011, 04:12 PM
i'm  a  slob  i  have  everything  out   and  lose   stuff   
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Dec 31, 2011, 06:20 PM
You guys are super helpful, I appreciate it.  Probably headed up to the river tomorrow and going to pick up some tying materials while I'm there.  Seems like buggers is a good way to start. 

In case anybody out there finds this helpful, I've heard that Cooperative Extension in Ithaca puts on a nice beginner's tying class...too long a drive for me, but supposed to be good. 

Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2012, 03:20 AM
Well, There's no ice.....who's tyin' what!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Jan 16, 2012, 10:02 AM
Well, There's no ice.....who's tyin' what!

RG
Was tying some streamers! Some kinda Kelly Galoup streamers that I saw in the Fly Fisherman magazines
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 16, 2012, 01:55 PM
Well, There's no ice.....who's tyin' what!

RG
ICE FLIES!!!! :whistling: ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kowboy on Jan 16, 2012, 08:38 PM
Ive heard alot about stone flies but i dont know what one looks like does anyone have apic so i could c one
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 17, 2012, 02:04 AM
Here's some of mine.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fwigglestone002.jpg&hash=13d505c8c4bf89ea550ee9a4728c39bf)

The bottom one is a tandem. Gives it a little wiggle when it walks ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OneBucketMike on Jan 17, 2012, 10:02 AM
Here's some of mine.

The bottom one is a tandem. Gives it a little wiggle when it walks ;D

RG

Hey Bob, is that what you call one of them there fornicating flys??  Hope you guys do get out soon. I'll be out of town for the next 10 days so that should guarantee you some ice!! Cya...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BAZOOKAJOE on Jan 17, 2012, 10:20 AM
Beautiful work RG!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 17, 2012, 03:42 PM
They're ok. They work, that's what counts.

No ice this week Mike. High 40's into next week. I scouted out some docks today on my rounds. I have options :whistling:

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on Jan 17, 2012, 05:27 PM
not a stone but here's one that took quite a few steelies last year. Few wraps of different colored wire....peacock hearl, tinself flashback and I think hungarian partridge but don't quote me on that. Really easy to tie...tons of color combinations, fish with a bead head or without.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1014.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf267%2FErnyeJS%2F31311018.jpg&hash=c3d6bffd4d8430cd935247644ca32dbd)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on Jan 17, 2012, 05:42 PM
KP jr.'s post about kelly galloup's streamers got me thinking of one a tied up last year that slammed the fished up at the SR in the spring.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1014.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf267%2FErnyeJS%2Farticulatedflank.jpg&hash=027f6f071d4cd544951a3a39706727bd)

I know winter has hardly started...but man I can't wait for spring.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 17, 2012, 05:44 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fphesanttail003.jpg&hash=f462eee39b1dd71b066f27f4d43aebf6)
Pheasant tails work well also.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 17, 2012, 05:46 PM
Wow Ernye...looks like a Clouser on steroids...nice!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jan 17, 2012, 06:02 PM
Here is a real Stonefly...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg210.imageshack.us%2Fimg210%2F1357%2Fthumbnailg.jpg&hash=99b4ce0e0214920796c65b931291d886)
I use to get real crazy tying the right number of legs, ect...Here is one that works well for me. Basic black, rubber legs, bead head, wire ribbing for durability, swiss straw for wing case...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg7.imageshack.us%2Fimg7%2F8489%2F027toj.jpg&hash=87e4a50c5fe347fb46233e37f8596c11)

Ernye - Nice caddis. My buddies do quite well with them up there as long as there is some green in it.
Here is a pattern I make that has worked real well for me...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg860.imageshack.us%2Fimg860%2F2263%2F027nh.jpg&hash=b017b964ddcf356801d7e9a99cae2c06)

Rg - hard to beat a PT nymph. If I could only use one fly, that would be it...

Kowboy - Malindas sells a real basic Stone that works well. They are unweighted and have some color up towards the head. Red, purple, and gold.  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 17, 2012, 06:16 PM
The boy is always thinking....here's one Jr. has been working on! One of his "Specialties"!--KP 8)http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0334.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0334.jpg&hash=6b5338ae52d55187b0bec608ee8dc895) (http://[IMG)

Ernye...that streamer is awesome bud! Wait till my little guy sees that!! ;D The desk will become a mess for sure!! ;)

Sorry for the blurry pic guys!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 17, 2012, 06:17 PM
And..another! ;Dhttp://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0335.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0335.jpg&hash=7629a4d7213375da5a2e5cef33b95555) (http://[IMG)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 17, 2012, 06:20 PM
one more....http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0329-1.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0329-1.jpg&hash=cfe1360dd2ff70b388eb97880cd598f8) (http://[IMG)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 17, 2012, 06:25 PM
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0323.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0323.jpg&hash=6bf4141fad313b929f560916fdec4632) (http://[IMG)this one will be going for a test dive as soon as we get safe ice!!! On a dropper rig....I think perch will like these!! ;)http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0323.jpg[/img]]--KP 8) (http://[IMG)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OneBucketMike on Jan 17, 2012, 08:51 PM
They're ok. They work, that's what counts.

No ice this week Mike. High 40's into next week. I scouted out some docks today on my rounds. I have options :whistling:

RG



I'm going South for a golf fix. Whatever ice is left after this big blow, you'll be fishing on by Saturday. Good luck and great flies by all as usual!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Jan 17, 2012, 11:18 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm514%2Fartrafus%2FDSC01909.jpg&hash=fc435c5b5b8bbbfffe05ca65303db16c)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm514%2Fartrafus%2FDSC01905.jpg&hash=fc86a228dde61b600c2bbd121f701239)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Special Ed on Jan 17, 2012, 11:38 PM

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg860.imageshack.us%2Fimg860%2F2263%2F027nh.jpg&hash=b017b964ddcf356801d7e9a99cae2c06)

Mr. Cloud.
   Would you be interested in making available for sale, some of these beautiful creations ?
Especially the 2nd one down in the left row !
 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 18, 2012, 02:08 AM
I love it when this thread gets going,  Jr's gonna turn into one heck of a fly tier KP. Looks like dad will have flies for life ;D
Where's that old reprobate Trapper?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 18, 2012, 07:59 AM
Yes...Jr. has taking a liking in the flytying dept. Thanks to you guys for helping me to keep him interested. He'll go a long way in a short time, I'm certain!! ;)

Now...Trapper may still be in the hunt for that elusive 12# walleye on the flyrod!! LOL!! Never know with that guy!

Hey Trap, if your reading this...send up smoke signals so we know where your catching fish!!!! ;D--KP 8)

LIFE IS GOOD!! :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kowboy on Jan 18, 2012, 10:26 AM
Some nice flies there guys, might sound stupid but from somone that has no clue do u bottom bounce those flies. I actually pulled one from a steelie i caught this yr, ill try and post apic of it, maybe its on of yours lol. KP hows it going, am i getting this right u use flies on the ice for perch and walleye, hope all is well look forward to seeing u again.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 18, 2012, 03:52 PM
Kowboy...when people ask questions like yours...I can't lie!! ::) No...I have never used flies for ice fishing!! ::) well...YES!! I have used flies for ice fishing..whew..man that was tough!! ;D For perch only, never for walleyes though. Though...I have created a fly that is top secret that just may be my next go to for waldos!! Ask me no questions...I'll tell you no lies!! Take care of that knee pal!! PM going to be sent! ;)--KP ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jan 18, 2012, 06:07 PM
Black or brown stonefly and mayfly patterns dont work through the ice for perch, gills, or crappies...  ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Gump on Jan 18, 2012, 06:17 PM
That's hot Fishhooker !  Great craftmanship.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jan 18, 2012, 07:45 PM
do u bottom bounce those flies.

Bottom bouncin seems to work the best but they can be fished quite well under a float. Also on a flyrod under an indicator...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kowboy on Jan 18, 2012, 07:54 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1187.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz391%2Fkowboyup14%2FFlies002.jpg&hash=97a38e9c1a7038d0cfa2c5c36d6e0a09) Heres those flies i dont know what they r but they came out of some steelies i caught
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Jan 18, 2012, 08:04 PM
Thanks gump! It's a size 10 prince nymph pretty much replaced everything with red materials. Red rib, hackle bead head and white goose biots painted red. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 19, 2012, 01:41 AM
Nice tie Fishooker!

Black or brown stonefly and mayfly patterns dont work through the ice for perch, gills, or crappies...  ::)
Neither do Hares Ears or Scuds ::)

I'm hoping these will,
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fbluegillassassin001-1.jpg&hash=737aa0b33d797f2e55e98f595d309cf6)

They killed on the open water. The Sunnies at the South end of Canandaigua inhaled them. Especially that brown one on the bottom.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Jan 19, 2012, 07:55 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1142.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn617%2Fljc2tall%2FIMG_0196-2.jpg&hash=d42cc7208148dea17aa664b5878c829d)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1142.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn617%2Fljc2tall%2FIMG_0191-1.jpg&hash=ecf824157e5062b4a55971473c68ceb0)

Back at the bench this am. The flies to the right and in the vise are a fly I have tied for over 25 years for catching perch through the ice. Guaranteed to catch perch, bluegills and crappie. Tied with peacock herl and peacock swords.
 The flies to the left are my quick and easy stone flies for the river steel. I expect to lose a bunch so I don't spend a lot of time tying them. First time out with them I told the guy next to me that this was the closet thing I could tie that looked like the little stone flies crawling all over the snow.  I had 3 of them with me. First cast fish on, broke off. Second cast, fish on, broke off. Same thing on the third cast. I had some bad line on. Changed out the line for the next trip up, tied some more flies. Nada, couldn't buy a fish that trip.  
 Notice my hooks, the eye is straight up and down. I found them on ebay, very inexpensive and a quality mustad hook. odd size 7.
I like the over size eye for tying on in the cold weather.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 19, 2012, 05:42 PM
Nice flies guys!! Kc...that one with peacock hurl looks like one I have been working on for hardwater perch...I think that one will catch fish!!

RG....those are nice...You mind shooting Josh the recipe?? ;D Thanks!!--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Jan 19, 2012, 06:56 PM
Hey KP they have worked for me on perch for over 25 years. A tin nocker showed me the pattern back then.
 I actually used that pattern this afternoon and caught a dozen fish with it in an hour and a half.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 20, 2012, 07:27 AM
I like the bigger eye on the hook as well....gotta make it easier for tying in cold weather!  ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Jan 20, 2012, 07:47 AM
They sure do help. I used to chuckle to myself when my buddy tried to tie on a hook back in the ninety's. But now that I am getting to that age(60) I appreciate any help I can get. Eyes and hands are not what they once was.
Maybe one of these days you youngsters will take pity on an old man and let him reel a steely in. :D :D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 20, 2012, 12:03 PM
Your not old...just seasoned is all!! ;) I'm 44 now...feel like 60 after almost 30 years of construction/contractor work. You may want to hit up KP Jr. for that steelie hookup!!! ;D Life is good!!--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Jan 20, 2012, 01:50 PM
KP I am in process of retiring from the construction business myself. Started with a local company in 1977 and other than a 1 1/2 year on another job, I have been with them ever since.
 I understand we may have similar tastes in trucks. Snagger said you have a silver Honda?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 20, 2012, 04:22 PM
I dunno KP, He's playing that "Old Man Card" a bit too soon. Ya need to be 62 to use that KC ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Jan 20, 2012, 09:47 PM
I was just seeing if someone would feel sorry for me. :D I guess not. >:(
 I may not catch that many steelhead or salmon but I am still out there trying. Just going to have more time to do it.
 Have managed to meet some nice guys from the forum. Would like to meet more of you guys.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 21, 2012, 12:08 PM
Construction has been my life since I was a little guy..My Grandfather, Father and fore-fathers were all in the trades. It's in the blood. RG, as far as the "Old Man Card"....You said it!! ;D Maybe KP Jr. and I can get you "Old Men", TRAPPER included, out for an afternoon on the river and TRY to catch a few of those chromers!! If not, at least we'll have stories to trade! I'm sure my boy will like to hear them!! ;) Titelines Gents!--KP

LIFE IS GOOD!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 21, 2012, 12:11 PM
I dunno KP, He's playing that "Old Man Card" a bit too soon. Ya need to be 62 to use that KC ;D

RG
:whistling:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: lehigh vally on Jan 21, 2012, 12:17 PM
I was just seeing if someone would feel sorry for me. :D I guess not. >:(
 I may not catch that many steelhead or salmon but I am still out there trying. Just going to have more time to do it.
 Have managed to meet some nice guys from the forum. Would like to meet more of you guys.
I'm sure will meet up some day on the river KC   ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 21, 2012, 12:18 PM
It's a great, sun shiny day today!! Be a great picture shooting day Rob!! ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 21, 2012, 02:32 PM
KP I am in process of retiring from the construction business myself. Started with a local company in 1977 and other than a 1 1/2 year on another job, I have been with them ever since.
 I understand we may have similar tastes in trucks. Snagger said you have a silver Honda?
2011 Silver Dodge Ram kc.... ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Jan 21, 2012, 02:35 PM
well it's silver anyhow.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 21, 2012, 02:36 PM
 ;) It was the closest color to a steelhead that I could find! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Jan 23, 2012, 09:07 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm514%2Fartrafus%2FDSC01956.jpg&hash=b68deb08e47fb388d5cd4229699f8bb7)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 25, 2012, 02:41 PM
Very nice fishhooker!! :thumbup_smilie:--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Jan 25, 2012, 03:33 PM
looks good.   it appeals to the fishermen, but does it appeal to the fish?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Jan 25, 2012, 05:32 PM
That's a good question.  I sell a lot of flies I don't even bother to fish.  This is pattern is something I through together on the notion of the deadliness of both blue-egg sacks, single beads, and egg sucking leeches.  The white hackle adds a milking effect to the egg.  The egg is also painted with a red paint and coated with sparkle nail polish.  I could not find blue marabou so I had to strip the rough parts from some blue saddle hackle, (a little trick that comes in handy sometimes). 

I'll definately fish this fly, since its basically just an ESL. Whether or not the fish want it will be another story.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 05, 2012, 01:02 PM
 ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-5-2012%2FDSC00256.jpg&hash=be23f3230cbc91cf6305c982855a6a68)

Warming up the vise!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Feb 05, 2012, 01:57 PM
Looking good RG! Im working on a list for our trip on the Delly  ;D
Olives, Sulphers, March Browns, Drakes, Hendricksons, and Caddis... I tie them all as a wet/emerger with a small loop-wing...  8) I'll dig out the boxes to show ya what I mean. Presentation, profile, size - in that order all trumph color but various shades of brown, tan, and grey cover most all....
Also need weighted and unweighted PT nymphs - size 10-18...  :rotflol: :wacko: :blink: :unsure:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 05, 2012, 02:46 PM
Bring It ON!

 ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: shark on Feb 05, 2012, 05:45 PM
Not flies ,   But I'm warming up the Lee to start pouring Jigs ,  my hooks should be here tomorrow . I'm a Jig and streamer tier. I'll try and get pics once I get under way.
  looks like an early boat season. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 06, 2012, 01:58 AM
Not flies ,   But I'm warming up the Lee to start pouring Jigs ,  my hooks should be here tomorrow . I'm a Jig and streamer tier. I'll try and get pics once I get under way.
  looks like an early boat season. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
I was out catching sunnies and gills on the docks yesterday. Let me know when it thaws down there ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: shark on Feb 06, 2012, 05:50 AM
I'm ready for some boat fishin.  There was a boat launched at Sandy bottom yesterday morning. Couldn't see where he was . there is still some ice left.

Wont be long now.   I did not get out much last spring , I plan on  fixing that soon. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 06, 2012, 03:16 PM
You let me know and RG will help you FIXIT ;D
We'll do some like this
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F000_0125.jpg&hash=d64d541c38d539cf3ee6bfd8f52d8f72)
Or these
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fsunnies-1.jpg&hash=b0609d1f86b868d538c963d9da9ece17)

How's the launch coming?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: shark on Feb 06, 2012, 03:27 PM
I'll have to take a ride down and check it out
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 12, 2012, 01:38 PM
Hey DC...Will any of these work?
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-12-2012%2FDSC00277.jpg&hash=89133144de10f4f3f46be6df6de2a862)

First attempts. :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishgalore on Feb 12, 2012, 02:59 PM
Here's some 1st time princes & brassies but the midges I've done before. There's room for improvement.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1090.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi379%2Ffishsomemore%2FIMG_4509.jpg&hash=bdb6347de077d20178265c48cd39080f)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1090.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi379%2Ffishsomemore%2FIMG_4508.jpg&hash=5c524adffb49ea5df3bd68cf2728cf69)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1090.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi379%2Ffishsomemore%2FIMG_4510.jpg&hash=90021f38b0109f37b2dd718405fd3b4d)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1090.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi379%2Ffishsomemore%2FIMG_4550.jpg&hash=5fe029c9802bd255bda9b600e3cde722)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 12, 2012, 03:25 PM
I'll tell you what....I need about a 3 power bump in my bifocals when I get smaller than #16s.

I just made my weekly donation to the economy. An assortment of turkey biots, CDCs, threads, dubbings and a couple of tools. Gotta keep J. Stockard in business ;D
I'm gonna get these emergers down :flex:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 12, 2012, 05:12 PM
Maybe like these...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-12-20121%2FDSC00279.jpg&hash=cffc35d10cc53ba579b56798695d47d9)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-12-20121%2FDSC00281.jpg&hash=a72bad9ed966a378b5f0e828891129ed)

 ;D
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Feb 12, 2012, 06:27 PM
Looking good RG! My stock is way down but I grabbed some for a pict or two...
We love swinging wets and emergers in faster water and if I had to pick a few patters it would be a winged Hares Ear wet - a lighter and darker version of it will cover most hatches in size 10-16. A standard leadwing coachman in the same sizes catchs us alot of fish also!
Then a CDC or rabbit foor emerger. And a loop wing emerger pattern...  8)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg14.imageshack.us%2Fimg14%2F6674%2F001oimy.jpg&hash=269324d6cead0a31b5e41cfe87e48ced)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg834.imageshack.us%2Fimg834%2F8619%2F003xxm.jpg&hash=36d4d3430a4c94c623f9e3003ee16635)

First picture, far right fly is my loop wing creation: back half is a standard PT nymph then it transitions to the the fly thats hatchings color. That is a Sulpher. Then a loop wing made with maribou tips. I played with a bunch of materials and liked maribou tips the best. Tie in the tips, add a little dubbing, make a small loop, some more dubbing, then I like to finish with a wrap of brown hackle pushed back to give it that leggy buggy look. Tied on a wetfly hook they fish deep enough. When fish are on the surface I fish em doped up to stay in or close to the surface.  ;D

Bottom picture, the two beat up flies flies at 11 oclock are just a modified version for bigger mayflies, ie: march browns, drakes, ect... Basic mayfly back end, then some dubbing, then either a cdc, rabbit foot, or maribou tip wing...

Bottom pict, the two flies at the bottom left are tied with CDC. A  BW Olive and a Sulpher...

RG - When I get set up to tie, I'll get some better picts.
But those flies take 99% of our fish. Once in a while I get into some fish on a spinner fall - thats just a standard mahogany body and poly wing spinner... But if they are on spinners, I do well with a big lead wing coachman...
p.s. - I tend to tie my flies for down there thinner and more sparse. Use to be afraid they couldnt see them till I got some pigs on tiny olives...

That should give ya some fat to chew on for a while, lol...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg153.imageshack.us%2Fimg153%2F8821%2F003mb.jpg&hash=939e15f049cfe3bc69e684306a1d677f)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg257.imageshack.us%2Fimg257%2F6013%2F004tqn.jpg&hash=2e83dc13683687017d760d673513dd5b)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg192.imageshack.us%2Fimg192%2F3205%2F078lm.jpg&hash=02721bce94dcf04a141f17e67ec41df1)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg97.imageshack.us%2Fimg97%2F3097%2F006sae.jpg&hash=ba11673804428c8e55960eb30c4cb99d)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Feb 12, 2012, 08:28 PM
That looks like the Big D . Great pics. Getting the Fly gear out as soon as I get back from Maine. Maine some salmon ice flies for my tip-ups.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj204%2Fwiredstone%2FP2110246.jpg&hash=70f89bdad1bf128221c092b9a4d64fd6)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Feb 12, 2012, 08:40 PM
Won,t be long now. Spring will be back.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj204%2Fwiredstone%2FP5140083.jpg&hash=c503c2c640c7b06636f32b1267ac4e15)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 13, 2012, 02:10 AM
Thanks bud! I've gotta get these flies in the box so I can start on my birthday present to me ;D That Axiom 5wt blank has been sitting too long.

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Feb 13, 2012, 06:57 AM
I have been spinning up some glass bead head nymphs with some extra weight for pin fishing....(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs396%2FSteelsage24%2Fec1fdeef.jpg&hash=76c87aa6116607182fece7cc4b071649)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 13, 2012, 03:25 PM
Nice work Sage. Welcome to the fly addicts corner ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Feb 13, 2012, 03:36 PM
just a silly question, but if you are fishing those flies on a pin rod under a float, aren't they hanging upside down?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Feb 13, 2012, 03:43 PM
I never thought of that.... All I know is a month ago when the bead, sack an pink worm didn't produce, these did...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Feb 13, 2012, 05:31 PM
thanks for the info. I will have to tie some up.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Feb 13, 2012, 06:30 PM
That looks like the Big D

Yep it is! We have a place on the river south of Hancock. I just love it down there!
RG is tyin up some flies for a 3 day weekend he is comming down for in probably late may.

We see eagles quite regularly down there. Heres video I got a few years ago. I was fishing my way down a rift on the main stem and this guy was watchin me.  8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fNw41K43Lc&list=UUKYy3_XMT2HIv6MUvlXmpLg&index=17&feature=plcp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fNw41K43Lc&list=UUKYy3_XMT2HIv6MUvlXmpLg&index=17&feature=plcp)

West Branch...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg803.imageshack.us%2Fimg803%2F1700%2F075s.jpg&hash=52e736077b3aea3818c6028693502dc0)

My fav East Branch spot. I plan on takin RG there. It is a bit of a walk but he does pretty good for a senior.  ::) ::) ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg132.imageshack.us%2Fimg132%2F3297%2F003ac.jpg&hash=2129defdec71f3866d85bb8a8c3f0824)

We may bring the pontoons/kayaks...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg19.imageshack.us%2Fimg19%2F6362%2F014kkg.jpg&hash=155e150a2eb0e257cb4414fefeaec2c6)

Trout will be our main target but if the shad are in they are a ton of fun...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg232.imageshack.us%2Fimg232%2F5601%2F006ifv.jpg&hash=88ba948f5794033bdbb7f6972def719f)

And I may know a place where a guy can catch a few of these... Tank may want to blind-fold him first though...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg46.imageshack.us%2Fimg46%2F5884%2F012jd.jpg&hash=f14764c235b5c3ad7d9ef69a2904796c)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 14, 2012, 01:53 AM
Very nice Jay ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Feb 16, 2012, 07:46 PM
Hey RG - Whats you take on that Axiom?
Im throwing around the idea of a another 5wt(i have a mudhole gift cert burning here). If you look at blank weights those axioms are heavier than most. Now I know we are talking fractions of an ounce but whats your take?
Would you consider it "fast"?
Im leaning towards something slower....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2012, 01:17 AM
Absolutely a fast rod. Tight loops and distance oriented. The Kevlar sandwiched with high modulus graphite reduces the ovaling of the blank under stress. Less vibration and a crisper performance. I had the chance to toss one for a bit at a demo day last year. Not for the faint of heart ;D But dang, man. That thing could shoot a line a mile and not a wrinkle in sight at the finish. It'll take some practice....a whole different rhythm.

That said, I'd probably look for a deal on am IM7 blank if I was looking for something slower. I've yet to handle a really high modulus blank that could be called "a bit slower". But, I'm preaching to the choir here. You know more about blanks than I do.

The only other thing I'll say is TFO makes some great stuff at an affordable price. No overseas crap there.

RG


Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Feb 17, 2012, 09:25 AM
Im kinda torn on the blank thing... If i didnt have gift certs, I wouldnt be even looking. I need to be buying diapers not gear.  ;D Just found out at the ultrasound - looks like a girl and a boy!!!
But Mudhole dont sell diapers, strollers, or bottles...

Have been doing some research and Sages new ESN series really cought my eye. And last year I casted thier ZXL rods and it is "traditional" in action. The prices are high but they are sweet sticks!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2012, 12:00 PM
One of each and all at once...congratulations! That'll keep you out of trouble ;D

Sage makes a nice blank for sure.

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 23, 2012, 05:42 PM
A couple more woven flies.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00321.jpg&hash=68ff1a8f75523973f0577b0492a8653e)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00320.jpg&hash=f137a01c50cccfe0afcccb4a3c2117b1)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00319.jpg&hash=c2468a1df968b0b1f36858ac1e0f831e)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00316.jpg&hash=ea3caf7cc7bde14d63002e0a6fcc2a5c)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00317.jpg&hash=0fa79a55d0e7e2e8269d755f981bf09b)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00318.jpg&hash=29b12d0042bcc828f918370bf42c2155)

It's been a busy bench lately ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00322.jpg&hash=844a433eff41dcc94f10061cfceb3ad1)

What have y'all been tying up for the spring?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: oneidawalleye on Feb 23, 2012, 09:00 PM
Some nice trout caught and released by a good friend of mine Dr. Richard Carroll who has a summer residence with 200' of river frontage on the West Branch of the Delaware River near Deposit, N.Y.

Caught on a #18 Sulphur last summer

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1014.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf270%2Fmadriversports%2Fcarrollfishpic4.jpg&hash=55f4c55a850e1fd19e7d222b8f52d4ab)

Mid April Fishing below Cannonsville Reservoir Spring 2011

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1014.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf270%2Fmadriversports%2Fcarrollfishpic3.jpg&hash=2f90a28c46ef8eae1f2d3b75f1640b7c)

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Feb 24, 2012, 06:53 PM
RG, those are some beautiful woven flies.  I got myself a Danvise about a month ago and have been pretty busy tying some basic flies...wooly buggers, scuds and nymphs, a few streamers.  Only complaint is that I have tightened it too much a couple times and ended up striping a knob trying to release the fly.  My camera is broken but would like to post a couple pics soon and hopefully you guys out there can provide some advice on what I can improve. 

So my table and entire dining room have already been taken over by fly materials...I think a small feather just floated by haha.  Can't say I wasn't warned.  Take care all---
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2012, 01:47 AM
Re-read the instructions for your vise. When you set the jaw tension by turning the adjustment knob the cam should close to about 1/2 way before it begins to tighten with the hook in the jaws. The adjustment between a #2 1nd #12 hook is very slight. Maybe 1/4 turn.  Those jaws hold like crazy. My only complaints are that sometimes I would like to change the angle of the jaws to a more vertical attitude and I wish the main mounting shaft was hardened steel rather than carlon. It's more than adequate for most flies. But when I get to putting some serious tension on the thread it does tend to move around.

I spent about 3 hours yesterday tidying up my bench. It looked like a grenade went off.  Materials storage is a definite problem. I don't have an answer. Every time I think I have it under control, a new batch of stuff appears on my bench for some new pattern.

Try some woven flies. They're pretty easy if you're patient.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 25, 2012, 12:22 PM
A couple more woven flies.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00321.jpg&hash=68ff1a8f75523973f0577b0492a8653e)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00320.jpg&hash=f137a01c50cccfe0afcccb4a3c2117b1)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00319.jpg&hash=c2468a1df968b0b1f36858ac1e0f831e)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00316.jpg&hash=ea3caf7cc7bde14d63002e0a6fcc2a5c)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00317.jpg&hash=0fa79a55d0e7e2e8269d755f981bf09b)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00318.jpg&hash=29b12d0042bcc828f918370bf42c2155)

It's been a busy bench lately ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F2-23-2012%2FDSC00322.jpg&hash=844a433eff41dcc94f10061cfceb3ad1)

What have y'all been tying up for the spring?

RG
RG, You never cease to amaze me my friend!! Great looking flies!! JR. and I are almost finished with ice fishing and sports for the rest of winter, the flydesk will be a mess before too long!!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2012, 12:47 PM
I figured you two were busy, busy, busy. I'm looking forward to another crack at those smallies in the river.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 26, 2012, 01:03 PM
My bride will have your room ready!! ;) Josh and I are both looking for smallie fishing again as well!! Josh has a birthday tomorrow...14 years old! Man, time flies by doesn't it?! :-\ Gotta lot of years ahead though, looking forward to them all!! ;) Titelines with dry flies!!


Life is good!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2012, 01:41 PM
It only gets better and better Larry. Take my word for it ;D
I just talked to my Daughter. They're moving back here in July. I was putting the new seat pedestal in the boat today for my Grandson. I'll have a fishing buddy this summer :clapping:

Happy Birthday Josh! Keep your eye on the mail next week ;)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 27, 2012, 06:58 AM
That's great news Bob!! Glad to hear your family is moving back home! Looks like Grandpa is going to be busy!!! ;)

Life is Good!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Feb 27, 2012, 05:39 PM
Thanks Bob! Looking forward to it! And also looking forward to fishing with you soon!-- Josh
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 27, 2012, 06:23 PM
Won't be long now bud ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Mar 03, 2012, 08:47 AM
Won't be long now bud ;D

RG
No it won't!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 03, 2012, 03:21 PM
rgfixit....last year you mentioned that when the sheephead are in Oak Orchard Creek its non-stop action.  Sounds like fun to me.  Could you post some photos of the flies you use?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2012, 04:09 PM
Wooly buggers...simple as that.

Still need pics?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 03, 2012, 05:35 PM
rg...Nope, I know what they are.  I'm not a great fly tier but I think I can do those.  I like bead heads.  That OK?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2012, 05:46 PM
Won't need them there. A lead wrap seems to work better. Swinging buggers along the shallower edge of the creek bed has always worked for me. I haven''tbeen out there in a few years. I'd like to float one of these past some of those beasts.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fnewwooly024.jpg&hash=22831bfaf906a2c13c5324633ab85bfb)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 04, 2012, 07:28 AM
rg...I got it in my head that I want to try both sheephead and carp on a fly this year.  Here's a few of the carp flies I've been tying:

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FCarpfly2.jpg&hash=6ec72644dd6c82d403e1336edcc2c1cf)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FCarpfly1.jpg&hash=dfc1a55e546d1f868eca20373649401f)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FCarpfly3.jpg&hash=d9c73259594da811cabde3e4b0475541)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 04, 2012, 08:58 AM
Sexy looking flies there ;D
I tied a bunch of these last year. Between the carp and the smallmouth, I've only got 2 left :-\

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fcrayfishinstructions019.jpg&hash=8fb7526f6b609015511a269d11027a79)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fcrayfishinstructions020.jpg&hash=f5bb6994369abcf81dd01daf38c47e91)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 04, 2012, 09:22 AM
rg...those look awesome!!  Care to share the materials?  Is that some kind of thin plastic sheet for the back?  I read somewhere you can use strips of baggies for that.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 04, 2012, 02:03 PM
Go back  to page 33 of this topic. There's a complete tutorial.

The back is Thin Skin.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Mar 04, 2012, 11:10 PM
Hey RG.... Haven't been at the vice for quite some time now. Just wanted to say hello. Still follow all your guys work, but nothing to add lately.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 05, 2012, 02:14 AM
Hey all you fly nutz! Please check out the link below. One of our IS brothers is asking for a little help. The Wounded Warrior program is looking for donations of flies and jigs. I'm sure we all have some to spare.

Lets do the right thing and help support those who have given so much for us.
 
Wounded Warrior Program (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=223658.0)

Thanks!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 06, 2012, 10:32 AM
NICE FLIES ERNYE!!!!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2012, 05:55 PM
Nice work Ernye.

I've been getting s non stop barrage of fly tying supplies and materials ( my birthday is in a couple of weeks...good excuse eh?). Today's delivery was a bottle of Loon Outdoors UV Fly Finnish and a Loon UV light. This stuff is too cool for description. Gooodbyeeeeeeee epoxy ;D ;D ;D ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Mar 07, 2012, 05:59 PM
Hey Slick, let me know how ya like that UV finnish...
It sure seems nice in the vids I have seen...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Mar 07, 2012, 06:07 PM
Nice flies you guys. Done with ice,now it is time to get the flie rods out.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 08, 2012, 09:52 AM
Man, this fly tying is fun.  Been experimenting.  Liked the idea of eyes on a nymph but wanted something unweighted for shallow water carp.  Found some glass beads and ran them onto a piece of 25# mono.  Melted one end into a ball, cut off the excess and melted the other end.  Took a black marker and colored the melted mono ends to look like a pupil.  Ought to catch something.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FGlassBeadNymph.jpg&hash=65e847c6bd172acb17d5d1cec7057b10)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Mar 08, 2012, 09:59 AM
that will definetly work for carp.   they love nymphs and bugger type flies in any color in the brown/rust spectrum.

There's nothing more fun than developing your own pattern and then actually catching fish on it.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 08, 2012, 04:39 PM
You hit that nail square Red. Fly tying is a progression. Start with the tried and true and then it just naturally seems to lead to innovation. Tried and True will teach the fundamentals needed to experiment. Then it's "Katie Bar The Door!"

Jay,
The UV stuff has a bunch of possibilities. The Loon UV light is pretty weak for the price. I just ordered a more powerful light. First thing I did was top off some Copper John nymphs. Worked perfectly. The drop on top cured in about 5 seconds to a hard clear finish. So far so good!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: draketrutta on Mar 08, 2012, 05:19 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FGlassBeadNymph.jpg&hash=65e847c6bd172acb17d5d1cec7057b10)

that is a great looking bugger..

any fish will gulp that
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 09, 2012, 05:55 PM
RG, your mailbox is full!!! ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 10, 2012, 01:10 AM
OOPS!

Chatty Cathy aren't I :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Mar 24, 2012, 03:41 PM
Sexy looking flies there ;D
I tied a bunch of these last year. Between the carp and the smallmouth, I've only got 2 left :-\

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fcrayfishinstructions019.jpg&hash=8fb7526f6b609015511a269d11027a79)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fflies%2Fcrayfishinstructions020.jpg&hash=f5bb6994369abcf81dd01daf38c47e91)

RG
I think I might have some of those mhmmm ;D and some of my own creations! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 24, 2012, 05:21 PM
Hey Josh,
 Ya think these will work on your pond?
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F3-24-2012%2FDSC00355.jpg&hash=2e72d5f88c943d597e35982e4465153c)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F3-24-2012%2FDSC00356.jpg&hash=64a88870df965f36336916192e7abd62)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F3-24-2012%2FDSC00357.jpg&hash=d09000bc203bcfddef940f032bfb216b)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F3-24-2012%2FDSC00358.jpg&hash=f55023682dfe50b66a697e57e568cb34)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F3-24-2012%2FDSC00359.jpg&hash=f29ac92f41f157cf13ba674967ab7fbe)

I'm playing around with the foam again ::)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Mar 24, 2012, 05:34 PM

I'm playing around with the foam again ::)

RG

You are out of control! Get a hobby...  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 24, 2012, 05:43 PM
Yeah...an old fart over the edge ;D

Pretty cool though...aren't they? I've got some tied with mono loops fore and aft to use as indicators with nymphs. They attach with a loop to loop at the head and then run the tag end through the back loop and attach the nymph. The move up and down to change the depth by loosening the front loop.

Can't wait to really test them.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Mar 24, 2012, 06:01 PM
those things are impressive RG ;) nice work on those 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Mar 24, 2012, 06:05 PM



   Those things would work in a mud puddle !!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 24, 2012, 07:30 PM
RG, what size are they? I think they're cool!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 25, 2012, 11:57 AM
The hoppers are on a TMC 100 #10.

I've also been playing around with the Loon UV  cure Acrylic.

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I'm liking the UV stuff. Time to go a little crazy with it.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 25, 2012, 12:29 PM
those hoppers are awesome!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 25, 2012, 03:42 PM
Yeah, They're a fun tie. Lots of stuff going on there.That's a "Thunder Thighs" pattern I found online.

When I think back to when I first started tying, some 30 years ago, the only references I had were store bought flies and the Orvis "Guide to tying flies". The patterns that I can find online are ridiculous.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Mar 25, 2012, 05:24 PM
Those ants will not work as a dropper under them hoppers....

It is pretty amazing the resources available on-line these days. A guy can learn how to do just about anything...
It was exactly 30 years ago I bugged a gentleman into showing me how he tied bucktails.
Turns out Tank had all his uncles flytying tools - vice and bobbin. Im still useing that old DH Thompson vice today.Was kinda neat when I saw one on display at the FF Museum a few years ago...
Anyways, alot of trial, error, and ugly flies later...  8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 25, 2012, 05:29 PM
Those ants will not work as a dropper under them hoppers....



I never thought of such a thing ::)

That UV stuff is pretty cool. Don't buy the Loon UV light. No power at all. I picked up a 40LED in the right spectrum for $15. The Loon has 1 led and was $34.


RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 25, 2012, 06:17 PM
Nice looking hoppers RG!! I think Josh will find a home for those!!! ;) That one will keep us busy at the desk for certain!!--KP ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Mar 25, 2012, 07:06 PM
Dry flie action is in full swing here in PA.
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 25, 2012, 07:31 PM
Nice pix! I love how the second one's nose is worn away. A fish with character!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: joshjj2010 on Mar 25, 2012, 07:43 PM
Some beautiful bows u got there. I cant wait till april 1st
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Mar 26, 2012, 03:34 PM
Hey Josh,
 Ya think these will work on your pond?
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I'm playing around with the foam again ::)

RG
Very nice RG!!! :bowdown: And yes, most likely!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: geo315 on Mar 28, 2012, 12:55 PM
March brown wets and bk nose dace streamers.  Thats it for the stockies around here. Genny and Otselic. Geo.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: oatkasut on Mar 28, 2012, 07:15 PM
with this warm weather don't be afraid to use a dry especially later in the day when the fish are rising! When in doubt use the ADAMS! :) :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 29, 2012, 05:51 PM
MMMMmmmmmmmm March Brown ;D

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Ever tie some "Hidden Bead" March Browns as on the Left?

Gets them down in faster water.

4/1/2012 is just around the corner.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 29, 2012, 06:16 PM
I have to thank a certain friend of mine for providing me with the Wood Duck. Whatever you need KP ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 29, 2012, 08:05 PM
I never thought of the hidden bead. I like it. I have added a strip of Pb wire under the body though.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 30, 2012, 01:36 AM
Can't remember where I saw that done first. But it works well and adds a bit of flash.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Mar 30, 2012, 06:02 PM
MMMMmmmmmmmm March Brown ;D

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Ever tie some "Hidden Bead" March Browns as on the Left?

Gets them down in faster water.

4/1/2012 is just around the corner.

RG
Very nice RG!!! :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on Apr 03, 2012, 01:53 PM
Most recent batch..

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on Apr 03, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Enjoy! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 03, 2012, 04:54 PM
Beautiful flies Ernye!!!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Apr 04, 2012, 05:04 AM
Amazing looking stuff gentleman.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 04, 2012, 08:46 PM
Nice ties everyone. Here's what worked for me yesterday in the Catskills in the middle of a massive Hendrickson hatch. It's a cripple pattern- zelon tail, brown or quill body, compadun deer tied forward with a few turns of hackle. That's it. I thought at first there were to many flies on the water but it was crazy watching the fish repeatedly pick out this fly among dozens of duns right along side it. Started the day at dawn and hooked up with some nice fish nymphing but the monster hatch came at 1pm. Get down there now. Enjoy the pics.

Bart

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 05, 2012, 02:24 AM
Nothing like flies that really fish. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Apr 05, 2012, 10:06 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Apr 06, 2012, 12:08 PM
BARTMAN, There was a massive hendrickson hatch here on Oriskany Creek, i was just curious, do you guys get such prolific hendrickson hatches this early down your way ? Ive seen them early april many times but ussually the bigger hatches happen later in april here...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 07, 2012, 09:00 AM
BARTMAN, There was a massive hendrickson hatch here on Oriskany Creek, i was just curious, do you guys get such prolific hendrickson hatches this early down your way ? Ive seen them early april many times but ussually the bigger hatches happen later in april here...

No, this is first for me. Typically, the masssive hendickson hatches come off in the Catskills from 4/15 to 5/1 but with the low water and that week-long heat wave we had a few weeks back, it's happening very early.  One thing I haven't seen yet are the apple caddis which usually pop with the hendricksons.  

As a side note, I was down there with my son on 3/23 and we did well on top (about 10 fish) on blue quills. Late March dry fly action - crazy.

I'm headed down there again this coming week    :D     
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BAZOOKAJOE on Apr 07, 2012, 12:29 PM
There was a hendrickson hatch on Chittenango creek earlier this week.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Apr 09, 2012, 02:41 PM
No, this is first for me. Typically, the masssive hendickson hatches come off in the Catskills from 4/15 to 5/1 but with the low water and that week-long heat wave we had a few weeks back, it's happening very early.  One thing I haven't seen yet are the apple caddis which usually pop with the hendricksons.  

As a side note, I was down there with my son on 3/23 and we did well on top (about 10 fish) on blue quills. Late March dry fly action - crazy.

I'm headed down there again this coming week    :D     

I assumed that was the case... Gonna have to go out a little more prepared than usual this year... I like to fish behind spawning suckers this time of year bouncing weighted streamers around but it looks like the suckers spawned early and its gonna be straight into mayfly nymphs now ....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 10, 2012, 06:04 PM
Another one in the box ;D
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A new 9', 5wt TFO Axiom. All wrapped up.  ;D A replacement (reliever really) for my good old Pfluger Medalist IM6. I'm gonna give that rod some much needed TLC next.

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 10, 2012, 06:34 PM
Nice work RG, we can never have enough fishing toys - or should I say tools.

M Finn, don't put the streamers away. I've actually changed plans for tomorrow and won't be heading to the Catskills with the wind but I'll be chucking streamers tomorrow a little closer to home. I get some giants this time of year and I'm hoping for a little rain tomorrow.

Bart
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Apr 11, 2012, 05:44 AM
Nice work RG, we can never have enough fishing toys - or should I say tools.

M Finn, don't put the streamers away. I've actually changed plans for tomorrow and won't be heading to the Catskills with the wind but I'll be chucking streamers tomorrow a little closer to home. I get some giants this time of year and I'm hoping for a little rain tomorrow.

Bart

Streamers never leave my fly box......     8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 12, 2012, 07:37 PM
Streamers never leave my fly box......     8)

Well I did fish closer to home but the streamer strategy didn't pan out. Three hours of casting and nothing but a sore arm so I started second guessing my choice of not heading to the Catskills. I decided to switch rivers hoping for some bug activity and made the right call. About 12:30 a few mayflies passed by and by 2:00 the hatch was heavy with no shortage of targets. Ended up fooling 7 but many more made a fool of me. Successful flies were the simple CDC emerger and a pheasant bug nymph tied as a dropper about 2 inches behind the dry fly. With all this mayfly action I may forget about streamers for a while.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Apr 16, 2012, 07:51 PM
Have been trying a new pattern of the olive pheasant tail with olive d-rib for a body. Trout are killing them. ;D
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Apr 17, 2012, 05:25 AM
:thumbup_smilie:

Yah i was out yesterday and there were 3 different mayflies hatching and the fish wefent on any of them...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ErnyeJSES on Apr 20, 2012, 06:29 PM
Here's a couple salmon river killers, nothing special just consistent producers. I might make one more trip up for some swinging and then hang up the steelhead gear for the summer. Time to break out the single handers

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: joshjj2010 on Apr 23, 2012, 01:37 AM
Is anyone else getting dry flys to work for them
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: joshjj2010 on Apr 23, 2012, 01:39 AM
? When i use a strike indicator it seems that i dont get as many takes as when i wouldnt use one. Is it possible that it scairs the fish
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Apr 23, 2012, 05:36 AM
? When i use a strike indicator it seems that i dont get as many takes as when i wouldnt use one. Is it possible that it scairs the fish

YES and NO...... Confusing ehhh?  I jave seen a strike indicator spook fish on several ocasions... But i also tie a fly that lookes like a strike indicator (and works as one) because a few years back i had fish hammering the strike indicator... so go figure
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: seasnapper on Apr 23, 2012, 07:53 AM
the foam palsa stick ons must look like a beetle because not only stockees but wild fish hit them too here in southern Vermont
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: oatkasut on Apr 23, 2012, 02:22 PM
I love using  a tandem rig with a 12 or 14 Rapidan as the dry fly indicator with 18 inches of tippet off the hook containing a nymph, usuallya gold BH hare's ear or a pheasent tail BH size 14 or 16. Usually get hits on both. Lots of FUN!Try it you'll like it.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2012, 02:38 PM
I've been playing around with the "Hoppercator". It's a Mikey Wier fly.
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The Mono loops tied to the hook shank serve to attach the fly/indicator to the leader. Make a loop to loop connection at the front loop and then feed the tag end of the leader through the back loop. It's adjustable and casts in line with the leader.
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These have worked flawlessly so far. Wier uses a tandum fly rig behind with 1 weighted fly as the "anchor" to get the other to the proper depth. I have only used them with a single fly so far.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: joshjj2010 on Apr 23, 2012, 04:54 PM
Thanks guy. Ive used the hopper techniqe. I am gonna try it again and ill let uk how i do. Guys
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 23, 2012, 04:55 PM
I've been playing around with the "Hoppercator". It's a Mikey Wier fly.
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The Mono loops tied to the hook shank serve to attach the fly/indicator to the leader. Make a loop to loop connection at the front loop and then feed the tag end of the leader through the back loop. It's adjustable and casts in line with the leader.
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These have worked flawlessly so far. Wier uses a tandum fly rig behind with 1 weighted fly as the "anchor" to get the other to the proper depth. I have only used them with a single fly so far.

RG
Very nice Bob!!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: oatkasut on Apr 23, 2012, 05:18 PM
I like that hopper idea, Rg. I've tried a hopper in summer and to my surprise caught some wild browns! NICE!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Apr 27, 2012, 03:34 PM
I've been playing around with the "Hoppercator". It's a Mikey Wier fly.
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The Mono loops tied to the hook shank serve to attach the fly/indicator to the leader. Make a loop to loop connection at the front loop and then feed the tag end of the leader through the back loop. It's adjustable and casts in line with the leader.
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These have worked flawlessly so far. Wier uses a tandum fly rig behind with 1 weighted fly as the "anchor" to get the other to the proper depth. I have only used them with a single fly so far.

RG
Very nice Bob!!! :bowdown: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 27, 2012, 04:30 PM
You need to tie some of those for the pond Josh. Trail a hare's ear or something behind.

When I come up for bass we'll tie some.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: joshjj2010 on Apr 28, 2012, 03:31 AM
I need to get some foam so i can tye a few of them bad girls
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 28, 2012, 07:52 AM
Here, carpy, carpy, carpy......

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Sorry, out of focus.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2012, 02:30 PM
Yeah Baby :w00t: :w00t:

I got my first 2 last weekend. 1 on a San Juan worm and one on a large bead head sulfur. The streams are so swollen from the rains that I doubt I'll be back on them until next weekend. Guess I'll have to break out the "Crappie Candy" ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Apr 29, 2012, 09:38 AM
Crappie, did someone say crappie? I got this guy yesterday on a #10 BH hares ear...
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Also picked a few slob gills.  8)
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: drowndin dots on Apr 29, 2012, 09:39 AM




       Really cool lookin Gill  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 29, 2012, 02:36 PM
That gill looks mad as hell :cursing:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: shark on Apr 29, 2012, 04:13 PM
Looks  like it swam into something a few times,  Lot of notches in its noggin
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 29, 2012, 04:47 PM
That gill looks mad as hell :cursing:

RG

wouldn't you be mad if you were the dinner  ::)Mrs filet says it looks of Klingon orgin  :w00t:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 29, 2012, 05:07 PM
wouldn't you be mad if you were the dinner  ::)Mrs filet says it looks of Klingon orgin  :w00t:
I like it!!!!!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 29, 2012, 05:08 PM


i know how big those paws are thats a hog for sure ,
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Apr 29, 2012, 05:26 PM
as i sit here and laugh man that fish is upset ;D ::) that is good stuff man ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 29, 2012, 05:32 PM
Now that's a bull gill!!  What a fight they give on a light wt flyrod.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Apr 29, 2012, 06:35 PM
He was 2/16th short of 2 less than 12.  ;D And still swimming...  8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OneBucketMike on Apr 29, 2012, 07:12 PM
That gill looks mad as hell :cursing:

RG
Yea, looks a bit like a piranha!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 30, 2012, 02:23 AM
He was 2/16th short of 2 less than 12.  ;D And still swimming...  8)
Interesting tape measure ya have there. ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch Jr. on Apr 30, 2012, 03:47 PM
You need to tie some of those for the pond Josh. Trail a hare's ear or something behind.

When I come up for bass we'll tie some.

RG
Sounds Good Bob! I've been messing around with the centerpin lately and I guess I'll have to start tying! Ive got some good ideas in mind ::) ;D--Josh
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 30, 2012, 05:04 PM
RRRrrrrribitttt

I promised a friend some bass flies. I've been playing around with one of Trapper's patterns.
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Attila The Frog  ;D
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More fun with foam :blink:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 30, 2012, 06:01 PM
Nice!! Makes me want to go to the desk again!! ;) Foam flies are fun to tie!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 30, 2012, 07:06 PM
I like Attila - looks  like Sponge Bob.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on Apr 30, 2012, 07:43 PM
RRRrrrrribitttt

I promised a friend some bass flies. I've been playing around with one of Trapper's patterns.
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Attila The Frog  ;D
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More fun with foam :blink:

RG

I was completely unaware that trap was doing self portrait flies now....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on May 01, 2012, 09:28 AM
I was completely unaware that trap was doing self portrait flies now....
;D Where has that 'Ol Buzzard been hiding anyway?? Think I'll give him a call today to check up on him!!! ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 03, 2012, 07:12 AM
lol  hey  micky  i  sat  at  the  bunch  for  the  first  time  in  over 2  months  and  what  did  i  do ....  tied  up  a  few  STP  frogs   for  rock  bass  lol  ....  no  worrys  guys  i'm  back  at  the  bench  and  promise  to  share   some   poor  photos  later  ......... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on May 03, 2012, 09:27 AM
Nice to see you back Buddy!!! ;) Time for the elusive MR. WALLEYE on the fly excursions  Trap!!! LIFE IS GOOD!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 03, 2012, 09:36 AM
walleyes  wow  .....not  even  sure  when  the  season  opens  lol
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on May 03, 2012, 11:06 AM
Saturday....I meant!!! LOL!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 03, 2012, 04:10 PM
Doesn't matter what your tying Trap. That you're tying is what's important. I hope things get back to normal for you soon.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on May 03, 2012, 06:47 PM
lol  hey  micky  i  sat  at  the  bunch  for  the  first  time  in  over 2  months  and  what  did  i  do ....  tied  up  a  few  STP  frogs   for  rock  bass  lol  ....  no  worrys  guys  i'm  back  at  the  bench  and  promise  to  share   some   poor  photos  later  ......... 

I knew one wise crack would draw you out...... How ya been trap?
I need to set the bench up, i am one of those guys that ties a mass of flies over a few days and when they get low i start climbing the trees i loose them in ...lol. i was actually out the other day a noticed i need to crank out some attractor pins... ill post some pics when i get the motivation ...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 06, 2012, 05:29 AM
i'm  doing  much  better  now , sitting  at  the  bench  , reading  the  reports  here and  chatting  with  catch  on  the  phone....  think  i'll  be  tossing  flies  somewhere today ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kvf650 on May 06, 2012, 06:36 AM
HI, I have 3 whole phesants in the freezer minus breast meat. They are un-skinned and I think good for flies ,if you have any use for them let me know. I'm in the buffalo area but could ups them I guess. Get back to me at omega150sts@gmail.com.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 07, 2012, 05:29 PM
The next generation of my furled leaders.
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I figured out how to furl in a high vis tip section, Note the new 3mm tippet ring. I've found them very easy to deal with.

This one is a medium weight 60" for 4,5,6 wt lines. It tapers from 22>18>14>12>10 strands of 6/0 Uni and changes at the tip for better visibility. These turn over the heaviest of flies and drift the lightest of dries equally well. I've tested them with tippets to 8' with great results.

This has been an ongoing experiment and continues to evolve. Fun stuff ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 07, 2012, 10:08 PM
very impressive  RG  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2012, 01:36 AM
84 inch lengths are next ;)

I was thinking about making a camo patterned furl maybe using dark olive and tan. Leaders gone wild :w00t:

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OneBucketMike on May 08, 2012, 01:26 PM
84 inch lengths are next ;)

I was thinking about making a camo patterned furl maybe using dark olive and tan. Leaders gone wild :w00t:

RG


Now Rg, if we could just get you to put that effort into hitting that little white ball, we'd have you on Tour. You are DA MAN!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2012, 02:31 PM
I played a lot of golf Mike. I just decided that I only have so many days left on this earth to fish. So I gave up that obsession...golf, that is. It went the way of archery, pistol, long distance target, chuck, squirrel, grouse, turkey and rabbit hunting.

They were all distractions from fishing. Especially fly fishing  ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OneBucketMike on May 08, 2012, 05:56 PM
I played a lot of golf Mike. I just decided that I only have so many days left on this earth to fish. So I gave up that obsession...golf, that is. It went the way of archery, pistol, long distance target, chuck, squirrel, grouse, turkey and rabbit hunting.

They were all distractions from fishing. Especially fly fishing  ;D

RG

Amen brother, I hear you. I went the other way but get my fishing fix through the ice. From what I see, you have become quite the fly tying/fishing aficionado.  Cya....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 08, 2012, 08:55 PM
boy RG i must be going thru an almost mid life crises already ::) ::) ::) i got my walleye fix done on saturday and then played 18 holes on the course at Palermo on sunday. first time on the course in 5 years and i liked it. oh no i am in trouble now i see ??? ??? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 09, 2012, 01:45 AM
Don't worry about it HT. Things have a way of balancing out. When I get too old to make my way down those cobblestone creeks, I'll still be able to ride a golf cart ;D

Have fun boys and girls ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on May 09, 2012, 04:41 PM
boy RG i must be going thru an almost mid life crises already ::) ::) ::) i got my walleye fix done on saturday and then played 18 holes on the course at Palermo on sunday. first time on the course in 5 years and i liked it. oh no i am in trouble now i see ??? ??? ;D ;D ;D
Your safe buddy...we already had that discussion!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on May 09, 2012, 06:57 PM
well as i see it golf is not the worst thing to do. but i will never put the fishing pole down before i get my fix 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishnmachine on May 09, 2012, 09:49 PM
Don't worry about it HT. Things have a way of balancing out. When I get too old to make my way down those cobblestone creeks, I'll still be able to ride a golf cart ;D ........
..........................along the cobblestone creeks!  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 10, 2012, 01:07 AM
..........................along the cobblestone creeks!  ;D
There's a lot of nice bass and gill ponds on the golf courses around here. My retirement gig could easily be as a starter or ranger....this thought has crossed my mind  Free golf and free ffishing;D

I would never do this, but I've heard that some guys often sneak into those courses in the winter  and ice fish those ponds. I even heard of one guy who would occasionally sneak in to a particular pond during the summer at night with his fly rod and some big old top water flies.  Of course, I would never do such a thing....and if I did I'd release all of the fish I caught.....if I ever did such a thing. But I would never.............

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MickeyFinn on May 10, 2012, 06:01 AM
There's a lot of nice bass and gill ponds on the golf courses around here. My retirement gig could easily be as a starter or ranger....this thought has crossed my mind  Free golf and free ffishing;D

I would never do this, but I've heard that some guys often sneak into those courses in the winter  and ice fish those ponds. I even heard of one guy who would occasionally sneak in to a particular pond during the summer at night with his fly rod and some big old top water flies.  Of course, I would never do such a thing....and if I did I'd release all of the fish I caught.....if I ever did such a thing. But I would never.............

RG
::)

Yeah me either.....
I wish i had one of those telescopic ultra light rod that fits in my golf bag... i would never cast it out when there is no one in sight on the course if i had one..   ::)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on May 10, 2012, 08:23 AM

I would never do this, but

RG

Guilty!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OneBucketMike on May 10, 2012, 12:25 PM
::)

Yeah me either.....
I wish i had one of those telescopic ultra light rod that fits in my golf bag... i would never cast it out when there is no one in sight on the course if i had one..   ::)

Been there, done that-both around WNY and in Florida. Helps kill some time when the courses are backed up on the tee!!!
And RG, you need to stop talking in the third person!!!   Cya.....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on May 10, 2012, 12:53 PM
There's a lot of nice bass and gill ponds on the golf courses around here. My retirement gig could easily be as a starter or ranger....this thought has crossed my mind  Free golf and free ffishing;D

I would never do this, but I've heard that some guys often sneak into those courses in the winter  and ice fish those ponds. I even heard of one guy who would occasionally sneak in to a particular pond during the summer at night with his fly rod and some big old top water flies.  Of course, I would never do such a thing....and if I did I'd release all of the fish I caught.....if I ever did such a thing. But I would never.............

RG
OH NO!! Bob, RG and Fixit.....Please say it ain't so!! Freddie, Filet and Release is already enough to handle!!!!!! :w00t: :w00t: LOL!!  ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 12, 2012, 11:39 AM
THATS  IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'M  GUARDING  THE  PONDS  TONIGHT!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on May 12, 2012, 11:58 AM
THATS  IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'M  GUARDING  THE  PONDS  TONIGHT!
:rotflol: Great to see you back to your old self again Trap!!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on May 16, 2012, 06:03 PM
Despite a bum foot, I've been able to make a few trips of late. First was to northern Champlain with my son in his boat. We caught about 75 smallmouth. He clearly out fished me with his bass gear but I was able to score enough with the fly rod using the crayfish and alewife patterns below. Second trip, was to a local stream that was high but clear. My Calamari fly I tie below (strands kinda look like a squid) has been a winner for me on big trout the past few years. Very simple tie, so all the better.

Alewife pattern - just marabou tail, wrapped bunny, barbell eyes
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Crayfish bugger
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My Calamari fly, spinner bait skirt strands for tail, bunny wrap, cone.
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Northern Champlain on about as calm a day as you'll ever see it
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Champlain smallmouth
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Real big brown taken the other day on the Calamari fly
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on May 16, 2012, 07:15 PM
Great pics ! :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 19, 2012, 05:02 PM
Spin Flies ;D
Way....Way....Way back when...I used to fly fish sometimes with spin flies.

 I used Rooster Tail 1/32 oz with the propeller blade. Recently I discovered a stash of those blades which I apparently purchased during one of my lure building frenzies. So I got to thinking (always a dangerous thing) "Why not a spin fly with those neat little propeller blades?"

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I have no idea if they'll work. The blades spin freely with a slight breath of air. I think they'll add something for a fish to notice. I'll find out tomorrow. I have another Sunday expedition to unknown waters. A piece f stream I've looked at for many years and never tried. By all rights, there should be smallmouth in this water ;D

I'll report with pics.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: ryanrobb52 on May 19, 2012, 08:38 PM
Great idea with the spinners!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on May 20, 2012, 07:46 AM
Spin Flies ;D
Way....Way....Way back when...I used to fly fish sometimes with spin flies.

 I used Rooster Tail 1/32 oz with the propeller blade. Recently I discovered a stash of those blades which I apparently purchased during one of my lure building frenzies. So I got to thinking (always a dangerous thing) "Why not a spin fly with those neat little propeller blades?"

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I have no idea if they'll work. The blades spin freely with a slight breath of air. I think they'll add something for a fish to notice. I'll find out tomorrow. I have another Sunday expedition to unknown waters. A piece f stream I've looked at for many years and never tried. By all rights, there should be smallmouth in this water ;D

I'll report with pics.

RG
Very nice Bob!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: dimebrite on May 21, 2012, 02:42 PM
I like it... i imagine even with a dead drift they would still be effective. Very interested to see how they work for you...thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 21, 2012, 03:53 PM
They worked as well as I thought they would. The first stream I went to was new to me. No bass. Dace, Darters and fall fish. The second stream I visited I knew well. Full of small mouth and rockies. They loved them.

I'll be tweaking the recipe a bit to shorten the  overall length of the body and thin it out a bit. I'm also going to eliminate the forward bead. It's unnecessary. I also have some micro swivels I'll try. Any debris on the spinner will cause the fly to spin. The swivel should keep the leader under control.

I'm gonna weight some as well. They drift ever so slowly. I need to get down into the deeper holes.

Neat stuff for sure.


RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on May 21, 2012, 04:52 PM
Great idea ! :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on May 21, 2012, 09:05 PM


I'm gonna weight some as well. They drift ever so slowly. I need to get down into the deeper holes.

Neat stuff for sure.


RG

Try and weight the body of the streamer and maybe even some more towards the tail to get it to drop parallel...  ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on May 29, 2012, 04:11 PM
Here's a simple stupid fly that really works.

Bob's  "Foam Hopper Popper"

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F5-29-2012%2FDSC00420.jpg&hash=aa3a681dce22eee3e97ef45ce6e96658)
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It makes a pleasing little blurp when short stripped. Made the bass and blue gills crazy this last weekend. Yellow and black seemed most effective.

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 10, 2012, 05:38 AM
bob  nice  job!  i love  any  small popper  for  top water  gill action!  i'm sorry   guys  i havn't been on much  but  life  has  been rather  demanding  the  last  4  months , as  it  is  starting to  return to a  more  normal pace  i find  myself  slipping to  the  fly  bench  to  relax  .....  foam spiders  and  hoppers  along  with bead head  nymphs  ,nothing  news shattering  but  i think it helps  to lower  my  blood  presure  !!!!  catch  i hammered  them  yesterday  and  plan a  return today  .....  call me  i'll tell you where ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 10, 2012, 03:13 PM
I gave some to a good friend of mine that's now a novice fly fisher. He was catching some good browns on them on a local stream. He asked if I could make him some more as his supply is pretty much all up in the trees. I told him I'd rather give him a vise and a few tying lessons.

He's a good friend ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 10, 2012, 06:53 PM
Here's a simple stupid fly that really works.

Bob's  "Foam Hopper Popper"

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F5-29-2012%2FDSC00420.jpg&hash=aa3a681dce22eee3e97ef45ce6e96658)
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It makes a pleasing little blurp when short stripped. Made the bass and blue gills crazy this last weekend. Yellow and black seemed most effective.

RG


The body one piece of foam RG??--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 10, 2012, 08:03 PM
i  found  that  when  you  use  a  thicker  piece  of  foam  you  can  shape  it  with  a  drumel  and  mahe  the  mouth  a  better  popper  .....  flytier  mag  has  some  great  flies  simular  to  this  ...  simple  is  usually  the  best  :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2012, 02:28 AM
One piece  of 1/4" KP...or 2 if you want it to look good to you. . The gills don't care.

Never thought about my Dremel tool Trap. I'll try that.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jun 11, 2012, 12:39 PM
hey fellas i'm back!  ;D been really busy with life, but i got a few free days and ,rg got me thinking about foam. trying to step out of the woolly bugger box and tied these up(my #6 version of a dragon fly) and tested them out on a lil pond!
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best of the day was just under 17" not bad for trying a new style of fly,oh and the sunny's loved them so much there was no deer hair left! ;D
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2012, 04:13 PM
Very Nice!!! It's a fly tier's delight.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Jun 11, 2012, 05:43 PM
hey fellas i'm back!  ;D been really busy with life, but i got a few free days and ,rg got me thinking about foam. trying to step out of the woolly bugger box and tied these up(my #6 version of a dragon fly) and tested them out on a lil pond!
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi93.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl71%2Frorobxb%2F106.jpg&hash=9220dda46365293772115bd22fbb9cde)
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best of the day was just under 17" not bad for trying a new style of fly,oh and the sunny's loved them so much there was no deer hair left! ;D
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good to see you on here one last cast ;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 11, 2012, 05:48 PM
i  found  that  when  you  use  a  thicker  piece  of  foam  you  can  shape  it  with  a  drumel  and  mahe  the  mouth  a  better  popper  .....  flytier  mag  has  some  great  flies  simular  to  this  ...  simple  is  usually  the  best  :)
Which flytyer Magazine issue was that Trap??? Nice foam flies one last cast!!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jun 11, 2012, 09:44 PM
Thanks kp,rg,and ht!!   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: jboggey on Jun 12, 2012, 07:01 AM
Yo, Rg, I am still following you. Sorry to stay away so long. I can't multi-task as well as you. When I went back to work, I gave it my all.  Now at least I have 5 minutes to say hi. I am picking up my son's waders and going to give it a try this week end up at camp. You still have that  standing invite you know. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 12, 2012, 04:39 PM
nice  one  cast!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 12, 2012, 10:21 PM
Thanks Jim. I knew that ;D

Flail that fly bud.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 15, 2012, 10:10 PM
tied  afew  whitlock  hoppers  ,foam  spiders  with a  white  para  post  so i  could see then  ( trouble  with  getting  old ,flies  get  smaller) and  son 16  14  and 12  bead  head  black  stone  flies  ....all  for  gills  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2012, 12:29 AM
Lets see those hoppers Trap.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 18, 2012, 07:29 AM
i  will  rg  as  soon  as  i  get   my  camera  back....  i seen a  few  crickets  in the  yard  this  morning ....one  of  my  fav  .....and  bluegills and  trouts  too
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BudMan on Jun 18, 2012, 09:21 AM
After years of spinning reels and baitcasters finally purchased my first flyrod the other day and absolutely love learning to use it. Going to try tying my own flies this week , ones for some gill action. Only been out to the stream once and off the boat once so far. Really think I'm going to like using the boat to chase some monster gills down. I'll post what my first ever fly looks like for you guys to giggle at.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jun 18, 2012, 11:52 AM
I'll post what my first ever fly looks like for you guys to giggle at.
some of the best flies are the ones that look the worst you ever seen! :o :o :o good luck to you budman!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 18, 2012, 05:37 PM
Keep it simple and don't leave any bald spots on the cat where your wife can see them ;D

Foam is great to start with. Go to Wally World or a craft store and you'll buy a lifetime's worth for a few bucks. Remember to pinch the barb down on the hook, Not for C&R, but to make removing your favorite fly easier, without destroying it.

One last thing, Super Glue is the foam fly tier's friend.

One other last thing...the pet parakeet is out of bounds.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 18, 2012, 09:25 PM
welcome  aboard  budman  .....   ;D  another  wasted  life  ...i love  it
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 19, 2012, 01:38 AM
Wasted you say?
Last evening, after a long day at work, (some of us still work Trap) I grabbed one of my old Lamiglas rods that I built 20 odd years ago, stuck a Martin 67SS from my collection on it, randomly grabbed a couple of boxes of flies and headed out the door to my local stream. I had 3 hours of Smallmouth, Rock bass and Bluegill fun in total relaxation. They ate foam, streamers, clousers, muddlers. parachute caddis, crayfish and beady eyed bluegill killers.......all tied with my "wasted" time.

What a perfect way to waste a few hours in total relaxation. Not a thought in my head other than "Slow down that forward cast stupid...." and "I love those furled leaders"  ;D

When I was done I had only covered about a hundred yards of water and left with a clear, relaxed mind and a big smile on my mug.

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 19, 2012, 07:16 AM
total  wasteation  ;D

i been  playing  on the  bench  then  tossing  to  gills   in my  lake  or  the  river  ......  few  bass ...2  carb  so  far  this  year  and   a  zillion  gills  (some  big  most  small)  i been  taking  a  extra  untra  light  and    a  old  flyrod  just in  case  someone  wants  to  "waste "  a  hour  or  two  with  me  ;D.................. life  is  good  ....  and  RG  work  sucks quit  and  become  a  out  door  writer   ;D....i  think  you  would  be   pretty  good  at  it ...really ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: BudMan on Jun 19, 2012, 07:32 AM
Quote
Keep it simple and don't leave any bald spots on the cat where your wife can see them
No cats at the house but the wife does have pet rabbits that are a variety of colors. Didn't even think of using them till now.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 19, 2012, 03:53 PM
Wasted you say?
Last evening, after a long day at work, (some of us still work Trap) I grabbed one of my old Lamiglas rods that I built 20 odd years ago, stuck a Martin 67SS from my collection on it, randomly grabbed a couple of boxes of flies and headed out the door to my local stream. I had 3 hours of Smallmouth, Rock bass and Bluegill fun in total relaxation. They ate foam, streamers, clousers, muddlers. parachute caddis, crayfish and beady eyed bluegill killers.......all tied with my "wasted" time.

What a perfect way to waste a few hours in total relaxation. Not a thought in my head other than "Slow down that forward cast stupid...." and "I love those furled leaders"  ;D

When I was done I had only covered about a hundred yards of water and left with a clear, relaxed mind and a big smile on my mug.

RG


work stinks...but, LIFE IS GOOD!!!   How ya been trap?...How's your bride doing these days! Hope all is well! Titelines!!--KP 8)

OH....to BudMan....Those rabbits would make GREAT hair's ear nymph's bud!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 19, 2012, 03:57 PM
 RG  work  sucks quit  and  become  a  out  door  writer   ;D....i  think  you  would  be   pretty  good  at  it ...really ;D
I might be good at it, but who's gonna pay me the outrageous salary I get now for watching other people work  ???

Rabbits are fair game Budman.......your wife doesn't read this, does she?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 19, 2012, 04:00 PM
Couple more weeks KP. I think we need to drive to Fulton, lasso that old fart and drag him along. I'd even buy his coffee. Maybe I'll kidnap him on the way through.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 19, 2012, 08:31 PM
KP  been  a  long  road  she  still  has  aways  to  go  but  she's  getting  there  ... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 20, 2012, 11:32 AM
decent  morning  i  tried  down  river  a  bit    2  smallies  and  a  ton of  gills  all  on  top (foam  spider  and  popper)  got  hot  fast  so  i'll  ty  flies  in  ac  now ;D

life  is  good  .... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 20, 2012, 01:06 PM
Couple more weeks KP. I think we need to drive to Fulton, lasso that old fart and drag him along. I'd even buy his coffee. Maybe I'll kidnap him on the way through.

RG
Coffee and foam flies!!! he'll come running...I'm certain!! ;D Trap, you have an official open invite to join KP Jr., RG and myself when RG comes to town!! your waters ...or...ours!!! ;) Be good to fish with you again!!--KP 8)

Great to hear that Mrs. Trapper is pulling through nicely!!! She's in our prayers!! :)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 20, 2012, 01:21 PM
of  course  i'll  join  u  guys be  proud  too  as  a  matter  of  fact   ;D  just  let  me  know  ahead  of  time
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 20, 2012, 01:24 PM
I guess Josh and I better get busy with the tying ....again!!--KP ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2012, 04:29 PM
4 guys in the boat with fly rods.....I'm bringing the camcorder.  :rotflol: :rotflol:

And a spinning rod.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2012, 05:00 PM
I'm working on a super duper, double top secret foam wooly worm :evil:

I'll post when it's proven.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 20, 2012, 07:33 PM
4 guys in the boat with fly rods.....I'm bringing the camcorder.  :rotflol: :rotflol:

And a spinning rod.

RG
I think shore casting is in order...NOW!!! :rotflol: :rotflol: I know a little guy who would love to test out that top secret foam wooley worm!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 21, 2012, 01:29 AM
Shore fish.......I was lining up a Kevlar suit for close quarters fly combat.

I can always use a good field tester ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 21, 2012, 03:39 PM
Shore fish.......I was lining up a Kevlar suit for close quarters fly combat.

I can always use a good field tester ;D

RG
I honestly can say....I need to get the rust off with my flyrod!!! ;D You'll need Kevlar!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 21, 2012, 04:05 PM
Well...you'll have 3 coaches to tell you what you're doing wrong :rotflol:

This is gonna be fun.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 21, 2012, 04:12 PM
Well...you'll have 3 coaches to tell you what you're doing wrong :rotflol:

This is gonna be fun.

RG
;) Gonna be a blast! ;D--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 21, 2012, 04:31 PM
I'm thinking a few of these need to be tied!! ;)http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0511.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0511.jpg&hash=dcce12d5f654c37732b29030bb5bdc05) (http://[IMG)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jun 21, 2012, 06:05 PM
Been hand carving balsa wood poppers for some local bass....(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs396%2FSteelsage24%2F70f17c12.jpg&hash=bb4452dfd0154b5aa79034ee2b19d59f)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jun 21, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Post by: Sage on Jun 21, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Post by: Sage on Jun 21, 2012, 06:09 PM
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jun 21, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Post by: wiredstone on Jun 21, 2012, 07:05 PM
Nice work ! Love the pic KP
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Post by: KingPerch on Jun 21, 2012, 07:26 PM
Nice flies Sage!!!! :bowdown: Thanks wiredstone! ;)
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Post by: one last cast on Jun 22, 2012, 02:55 PM

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a relative of mick jagger? :o :o :o nice flies sage!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 24, 2012, 09:43 AM
those poppers are absolutly  beautiful! great  job!!!!!
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 24, 2012, 11:28 AM
Those are some very nice poppers. Lots of TLC right there :clapping:

RG
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Post by: one last cast on Jul 01, 2012, 04:55 PM
Anyone on here ever use a top water fly called the "the pole dancer"? If so any luck with it?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 02, 2012, 03:29 PM
Never used one.

Difficult pattern to search...I keep getting distracted :w00t:

RG
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Post by: one last cast on Jul 03, 2012, 09:58 AM
 rg here is a video of the fly!
http://youtu.be/xJT5ei8WEvQ (http://youtu.be/xJT5ei8WEvQ)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jul 07, 2012, 11:13 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs396%2FSteelsage24%2F847e17ee.jpg&hash=8ec54b3990f52f4341ba8c0c30ad5afa) I got out and did some bass fishing with some of those poppers I tied, I think they liked them!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jul 07, 2012, 11:14 AM
Ya think he wanted it....!!!!!(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs396%2FSteelsage24%2F8fbb8518.jpg&hash=08cd8c40a6079c9fa740e534654f52ea)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jul 07, 2012, 11:16 AM
Nothing like catching fish on flys you tied!!!!!!(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs396%2FSteelsage24%2Fbf9e0d5b.jpg&hash=2be2c0f640b6841f4378909e323d67f4)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jul 07, 2012, 11:18 AM
New Sliders!!!!!!(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs396%2FSteelsage24%2F950fad49.jpg&hash=49c69a9545968707a8a6d234abaf7bbf)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs396%2FSteelsage24%2F6f4162bc.jpg&hash=a2ba910f333b94768c4aa8dbed7ff3fc)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Jul 07, 2012, 11:32 AM
If you don't mind me asking, how are you attaching the popper head to the hook? ???
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Post by: Sage on Jul 07, 2012, 12:22 PM
I cut a slit in the balsa before I paint the popper. Then I put crazy glue gel in the slit then mount the hook. Have not had a problem yet. I had one popper go through 25 smallys on the Delaware last weekend....
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2012, 06:07 PM
Very Nice!!!
Good ties...good fish. Doesn't get much better..

I've been diligently working on a foam bluegill pattern that hooks them at a higher rate of success. I get them to the surface but they roll on it and miss 50% of the time. Granted, the gills in my test waters are smaller than some of the open waters around here, but they're good test subjects for size of fly and hook shape. Nymph hooks seem to work well for short body flies, but the gape in relation to the body size seems very critical. I'm thinking of trying some light wire double hooks ???

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jul 07, 2012, 06:16 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs396%2FSteelsage24%2Fa6277574.jpg&hash=a5232b85368aec7c90ed22d4b6f640f5)I tied these up on a size 10 and did pretty good on the pan fish the other day, with my son.. I tied them in a few different colors. They seemed to like the white and the black....
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Post by: OTIS on Jul 08, 2012, 11:36 AM
Great looking poppers!  Much nicer than any I've seen in the stores.  Thanks for the tip. ;)
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Post by: wiredstone on Jul 08, 2012, 03:29 PM
Great pics
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 08, 2012, 05:07 PM
Great stuff there, Nothing like fooling the fish with your own creations.

RG
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Post by: one last cast on Jul 08, 2012, 10:04 PM
Great stuff there, Nothing like fooling the fish with your own creations.

RG
this is the thought that goes through my head everytime ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Jul 08, 2012, 10:19 PM
stepped up my fly bench and got a new light, what a differance! no straining eyes, and i also felt more relaxed ;D made me a happy tyer!
more of my dragon fly's, I changed the way i was tying the foam into the fly. the fish didn't seem to mind! ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi93.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl71%2Frorobxb%2F074.jpg&hash=fe09d923c061eb8b1effb70f4738d557)
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11+ inch rock bass
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smallies also enjoyed it.
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Sage on Jul 09, 2012, 08:13 AM
Sweet ties......going to have to try those... They look real buggy.... Nice!!!!
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Post by: KingPerch on Jul 18, 2012, 04:49 PM
Orange Crush!! ;D KP has been at the bench...again!!http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0038.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0038.jpg&hash=22abf5ea1e0eb62d6a6b45d0d7fa79c3) (http://[IMG)--KP 8)
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Post by: KingPerch on Jul 18, 2012, 04:51 PM
Simply called....It's - a - BUG!! ;Dhttp://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/KingPerch/IMAG0035.jpg[/img]](https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FIMAG0035.jpg&hash=b1c1b3a8f525bfec35136a4a867abf39) (http://[IMG)--KP 8)

Sorry for the fuzzy pics guys! ;)
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Post by: one last cast on Jul 18, 2012, 05:49 PM
Looking good kp  ;D ;D
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Post by: KingPerch on Jul 18, 2012, 06:35 PM
Thank you! ;)
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 19, 2012, 05:29 PM
Good to see you're taking some time to relax.

Love the "bug"

RG
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Post by: KingPerch on Jul 24, 2012, 06:34 PM
Where, on earth, is TRAPPER???--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 31, 2012, 01:23 AM
There's gotta be someone else tying besides me :-\

Lead eyed muddlers and black nose dace. The carp have been loving the lead eyes and the bass have been eating the dace. ;D

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 05, 2012, 01:23 PM
Nope...your not the only one tying Bob!! I have been at the bench, just not taking pictures!!! ;D--KP 8)

Nice flies by the way!!! ;)
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 06, 2012, 03:33 PM
Thanks bud.

Funny how some small variations make a difference.

RG
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 06, 2012, 05:50 PM
Thanks bud.

Funny how some small variations make a difference.

RG
;)
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Post by: hunterdeneugene on Aug 08, 2012, 09:20 PM
double egg with sperm...

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Aug 09, 2012, 09:41 PM
Painted some jigs and tied some bucktails. These might work...  ::) ::) ;D ;D
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Brown green numbers are the ol Oneida "barumba" head. The rest are "asprins" and the plain are "erie" style - I like those with gulp and trigger X minnows...
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 10, 2012, 01:55 AM
Lookin' good Jay. I'm surprised you found the time with the new crumb snatchers and all ;D

RG
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Post by: wiredstone on Aug 10, 2012, 05:23 AM
I like the flashaboo on the sides. They looks like they will work good.
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Post by: Dark Cloud on Aug 10, 2012, 06:13 AM
Sometimes they sleep and I needed some jigs as I'll actually have some upcomming time on the water.  :w00t: :w00t:

Usually I put 6-8 strands of crystal flash spread around the jig, this time I put one strip of med flat tinsel...  ::) ::)
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Post by: OTIS on Aug 10, 2012, 06:46 AM
Great looking jigs Jay!  Old Timer dropped off a barumba mold, and I made a few up.  I'll have to get on them and spin some into jigs.

Let me know once the little ones get their sea legs, the pontoon is great for kids.  It's like a playpen you can fish from!
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Post by: Dark Cloud on Aug 10, 2012, 07:10 AM
Great looking jigs Jay!  Old Timer dropped off a barumba mold, and I made a few up.  I'll have to get on them and spin some into jigs.

Let me know once the little ones get their sea legs, the pontoon is great for kids.  It's like a playpen you can fish from!


I will take you up on that toon offer when the time comes.  8)
The son of the original barumba maker lives down by me. Great guy who still ties and sells up on the lake and around. Was over there last week picking up heads. His dad could tie and paint like a machine.
That head comes through the water as good or better than any. I still say the weights are off though. What is called 1/2oz is more like a light 3/8 on the original single pour molds. Im going to have to go over my buddys who has an arrow scale and see whats up..
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 10, 2012, 02:59 PM
Send me a few...I'll weigh them for you ;D

RG
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Post by: Doorbreaker on Aug 10, 2012, 08:16 PM
I will take you up on that toon offer when the time comes.  8)
The son of the original barumba maker lives down by me. Great guy who still ties and sells up on the lake and around. Was over there last week picking up heads. His dad could tie and paint like a machine.
That head comes through the water as good or better than any. I still say the weights are off though. What is called 1/2oz is more like a light 3/8 on the original single pour molds. Im going to have to go over my buddys who has an arrow scale and see whats up..

Could it be that the new ones are tin instead of lead? I have been scrounging more lead from tire places and even picked up some recovered shot from a local club.
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Post by: Dark Cloud on Aug 10, 2012, 08:56 PM
Send me a few...I'll weigh them for you ;D

RG

Im not an enabler...  ::)

Could it be that the new ones are tin instead of lead? I have been scrounging more lead from tire places and even picked up some recovered shot from a local club.

Nah, it is thier size that aint right. They would have to be tungsten to weigh a true 1/2oz...  8)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 30, 2012, 05:58 PM
late  summer  hoppers  crickets  and bee's  oh my  ...hopper  crickets and bees  oh my   ;D
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Aug 30, 2012, 08:31 PM
TRAPPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice to have you back on here.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 31, 2012, 02:54 PM
ggod  to  be  back  and  just in time  for  the  late summer  smack  down ....b  fish onnnnnnnn
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Aug 31, 2012, 09:07 PM
Great looking jigs Jay!  Old Timer dropped off a barumba mold, and I made a few up.  I'll have to get on them and spin some into jigs.

Let me know once the little ones get their sea legs, the pontoon is great for kids.  It's like a playpen you can fish from!


Barumba mold??! Could someone post a picture of this mold or it's final product? I have never heard of this and it has sparked my interest.
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Post by: Dark Cloud on Aug 31, 2012, 09:32 PM
Barumba mold??! Could someone post a picture of this mold or it's final product? I have never heard of this and it has sparked my interest.


A guy on Oneida lake many many moons ago had a machinist friend make some jig molds. Some stuck as great designs. One called the barumba was particularly popular starting I believe in the early 80's we started fishing them in the late 80's.
It is basically a wedge head design. Kinda like the modern "walleye" head but more tapered. It comes through the water great and has nice area for eyes.
The original gentelman, John Wirth has since passed on. His son lives down by us but still ties and supplies shops on the lake and around...
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Post by: H.T. on Aug 31, 2012, 10:19 PM
he was known as "Jigger John". he also had the patend of the foot ball head jig ;) back in the day and even now that was the go to jig heads for Eyes. i had the pleasure of talking with the man many times over the years. ;D
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Post by: Dark Cloud on Aug 31, 2012, 10:33 PM
I did also HT, he had quite the set-up for pumping out jigs. Hard dealing with all the smoke in there though.  :sick:
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Aug 31, 2012, 11:59 PM
Thanks DC, can you still get these molds anywhere??
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Post by: Dark Cloud on Sep 01, 2012, 06:36 AM
Thanks DC, can you still get these molds anywhere??

They were never made for sale... I know one guy on Oneida has a set and Johns son has one or two. Dont know if any others are out there... doubt it.
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Sep 01, 2012, 05:03 PM
Gotcha, thanks for the info DC.
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 01, 2012, 05:30 PM
Anyone tying flies ???

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Sep 01, 2012, 07:39 PM
Nope... how about you?
Not much time for anything but work and these frogs...
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Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 01, 2012, 08:37 PM



    Kid's are lookin good Jay !!!!! :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 02, 2012, 01:25 AM
Time well spent Jay. They're beautiful.

I've been adding to the clousers. I need to tie up some big ones for the smallies and drum in the lake. Gonna need to get deep.

RG
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 02, 2012, 03:44 AM
i think  thats a  pretty  good  limit  ...congrats mom& dad  !!!! 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 02, 2012, 03:52 AM
Anyone tying flies ???

RG

i am!  i  did  up some  glo bugs  for  a  friend  and  did a  few  foam  bee  patterens  for  the gills at the marina ...  i hope  to  kidnap  the little lady  and  get her down there today .....  however i admit we  been getting  most  our  fish  at  sweet insperations  in fulton on a "green jackson" fries with cheese  has  become a  steady  with the  mrs. ...... 
 when i  was  mowing  the  yard  yesterday i  seen so many  crickets!  if you  fly  fish  this  is  a  omen  if you  don't toss  these dark  creatures  in a  bottle  and  try them out  .... big  gills  love  them.
  have  fun  boys and  get out there  .....  feather and  foam  forever  ..........



                                                                                                                                                              life  is  good
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Sep 02, 2012, 06:46 PM
Thanks guys!
They are doing great! They have taken the meaning of tired to a whole new level...
Here is Tank and Matthew talking about walleyes while we were on vacation...
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Post by: wiredstone on Sep 03, 2012, 05:24 PM
 :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 04, 2012, 04:11 PM
good stuff Jay!!! Healthy looking "Lil Frogs!! ;D--KP 8)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 04, 2012, 07:47 PM
hey  kp  whats  up  bro
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 06, 2012, 05:50 PM
Hey Trap!! I think a run to the river for mudsharks is in order!!! You think mudsharks would "HIT" a foam bumblebee???? :whistling: ::) LOL!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Sep 06, 2012, 09:34 PM
Hey Trap!! I think a run to the river for mudsharks is in order!!! You think mudsharks would "HIT" a foam bumblebee???? :whistling: ::) LOL!!--KP 8)
foam bumble bees are too boyant they're harder to keep on the sweet spot.  Besides salmon are hungry for protection from the sun right now, I'd suggest a pattern that duplicates a straw hat, or just a peice of straw if you're in a pinch. ;)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 07, 2012, 05:35 AM
oh  those  darn  river salmon  are  on that  fall feeding  frenzy  they'll hit anything  that you can  drift in thier mouths ! ;D
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 07, 2012, 06:50 PM
oh  those  darn  river salmon  are  on that  fall feeding  frenzy  they'll hit anything  that you can  drift in thier mouths ! ;D
:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Sep 07, 2012, 06:52 PM
just tied up 6 dozen estaz flies for those pesky salmon that will eat anything. Now I just need to get up there and use them.
kc
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 08, 2012, 05:23 AM
They like these.
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 08, 2012, 06:09 AM
They like these.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj204%2Fwiredstone%2FP8170244.jpg&hash=ee7e232bf0b069015b52f6935265e59a)
;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: NYtrout27 on Sep 08, 2012, 12:04 PM
Been tying up some clouser minnows for the fall smallies and lake trout.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg227%2Fmartinkj27%2FFlies%2FIMG_1232.jpg&hash=1f14fe5bb7bc77089fcb4584b9b8b289)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 08, 2012, 09:03 PM
sweet  flie!  i'd  like to  copy  those  for  my  walleye  trys  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 09, 2012, 05:29 AM
Been tying some of those myself ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F9-9-2012%2FDSC00700.jpg&hash=1abc5de09615155a6d05b0ee365a55ad)

And still playing with the lead eye muddler. It's getting there.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 11, 2012, 04:58 PM
A few experiments. Lead eyed Muddlers coated with UV clear coat.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F9-11-2012%2FDSC00703.jpg&hash=fda58d672a6294b29d978cb5bd68ea1e)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 11, 2012, 07:06 PM
rg  very  nice  ,do  some  olive  green  they will look like  polly wogs  or  gobies
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 12, 2012, 04:20 AM
Just for you Trapper ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F9-12-2012%2FDSC00704-1.jpg&hash=d3a3d1b14a442101e7715542d07bd453)
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(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F9-12-2012%2FDSC00706.jpg&hash=686ece7aa93d903870d34423df005232)

Have you tried the Loon UV coatings yet? The stuff is so much easier than screwing around with epoxy. The only thing I've found is that the battery powered UV lights don't give a solid cure on thicker coatings. I put them on the windowsill in the sun for a little bit to really harden them up.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fisher7450 on Sep 12, 2012, 05:43 AM
I like those think I might try that myself...if i can remember how
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 12, 2012, 07:07 AM
nice  rg!  i  like  it! small mouth  killer  i  can tell
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 12, 2012, 03:53 PM
I'm getting a very tiny bit better at spinning deer hair. Still have a long way to go. But, stupid bass don't care about perfection. They'll eat anything that doesn't bite back and some things that do.

Anyway, I'll keep experimenting. That's what tying is all about.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 12, 2012, 05:30 PM
looked  good  to  me   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 12, 2012, 06:01 PM
A few experiments. Lead eyed Muddlers coated with UV clear coat.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F9-11-2012%2FDSC00703.jpg&hash=fda58d672a6294b29d978cb5bd68ea1e)

RG
Very nice my friend..... ;) Can't wait for the work season to wind down...I miss the bench!!...and, Fishing!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Sep 12, 2012, 08:34 PM
Just for you Trapper ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F9-12-2012%2FDSC00704-1.jpg&hash=d3a3d1b14a442101e7715542d07bd453)
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(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F9-12-2012%2FDSC00706.jpg&hash=686ece7aa93d903870d34423df005232)

Have you tried the Loon UV coatings yet? The stuff is so much easier than screwing around with epoxy. The only thing I've found is that the battery powered UV lights don't give a solid cure on thicker coatings. I put them on the windowsill in the sun for a little bit to really harden them up.

RG
RG google windshield chip repair tools.  The resins used are uv compounds similar to the uv adhesives used in dental repair.  In fact the drill bits used for winshield repair are diamond dental bits too, I used to get mine from a medical supply house.  Anyway 110v uv light bars about 2' long fairly reasonable, I have one that will seemingly give you a tan.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bcons on Sep 12, 2012, 08:42 PM
I owned a windshield repair biz for a few yrs.  Delta makes one 115v 15 or 20watt uv lamp thats decent for under 100 bucks.  You can go bigger but they get pricey.  With size mentioned only takes bout 20 mins maybe 30 for decent cure. Others make better quality, but much more cash.  Delta os decent for the price.
Oh yeah the "cure" with uv resins isn't finite you can partialy cure under light then continue latter with the real thing.  Most anyway.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 13, 2012, 12:31 AM
Thanks for the info. I didn't know UV resins were used for windshield repair.

There's a company called Wahoo International that sells UV coatings. Their main biz is clear coatings for surf boards, but they also package for the fly tying folks. They have some 110v LED lamps in the right nanometric range for this type of resin. I just haven't pulled the trigger as yet. I bought the Loon Outdoors UV flashlight and it works OK to set the resin. It was $25 or so. Way overpriced for a single 2 watt LED.

Later I bought a 40 LED UV flashlight off Ebay for $14 that works much better. Direct Sunlight still does the best job of completely hardening the Loon product I've been using. The beauty of this is that you can place a drop or coat an entire fly body. It remains workable and flows out nicely with no bubbled. It sets in a second or 2 when the proper light is applied. No mixing, mess or drying time with sagging epoxy.

I'm going to experiment with it on the  thread wraps of an old rod of mine. I'm curious to see how it holds up to flexing and such.

Fun stuff anyway.

KP, we'll have to shoot for some ice fishing I guess :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 13, 2012, 06:48 AM
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

see  we  really  are  better  off  then we  were  4  years  ago!!!!!! :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:




it's  a  joke  i lean  more  right   :laugh:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 13, 2012, 04:28 PM
Hey...don't be insulting my Chia Obama.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F9-13-2012%2FDSC00707.jpg&hash=30e425dc0ef24da64ed768f6228d71f1)

Actually, Mine looks more like a cross with Larry Fine
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nndb.com%2Fpeople%2F804%2F000092528%2Ffine-sm.jpg&hash=ea82a175a4efabad8ab8e96795db1796)

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 13, 2012, 07:08 PM
Thanks for the info. I didn't know UV resins were used for windshield repair.

There's a company called Wahoo International that sells UV coatings. Their main biz is clear coatings for surf boards, but they also package for the fly tying folks. They have some 110v LED lamps in the right nanometric range for this type of resin. I just haven't pulled the trigger as yet. I bought the Loon Outdoors UV flashlight and it works OK to set the resin. It was $25 or so. Way overpriced for a single 2 watt LED.

Later I bought a 40 LED UV flashlight off Ebay for $14 that works much better. Direct Sunlight still does the best job of completely hardening the Loon product I've been using. The beauty of this is that you can place a drop or coat an entire fly body. It remains workable and flows out nicely with no bubbled. It sets in a second or 2 when the proper light is applied. No mixing, mess or drying time with sagging epoxy.

I'm going to experiment with it on the  thread wraps of an old rod of mine. I'm curious to see how it holds up to flexing and such.

Fun stuff anyway.

KP, we'll have to shoot for some ice fishing I guess :-\

RG
It's how the dice roll from time to time!! I know those smallies are still there though!!! ;) We can ice fish there too!! ;D Love the chia Obama!!! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 14, 2012, 01:21 AM
My son found it at a garage sale. They gave it to him for nothing :-\.  I have a couple of energy management systems to install up North this fall. Maybe I'll be able to pass through on my travels. I still have an item in the vault to deliver.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 14, 2012, 11:26 AM
that  was  funny  lol
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 16, 2012, 05:44 AM
couple  flies  i been  playing  with  for  the  SS&T   fun



first  this  is a  bead head bunny  muddler  it's a  good  fly  when  fish in the  river are  agressive  and  a  nice  plus  bass like  it too!


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Fbunnymuddler.jpg&hash=fb462a5182910d87d2f459f6521ee0f4)



this  is  a  egg sucking  leach  body  is  crystal  braid  and maralboo wing

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been having  fun with the season  plenty of  big  fish (salmon)  and  the  panfish  are  on the  fed  ,get  out there  and  have  some  fun
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 16, 2012, 05:53 PM
My son found it at a garage sale. They gave it to him for nothing :-\.  I have a couple of energy management systems to install up North this fall. Maybe I'll be able to pass through on my travels. I still have an item in the vault to deliver.

RG
;)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 17, 2012, 07:06 AM
being  salmon  season  and  with a  few  steelies  already  showing  up  i  wanted  to  share  a  fly  i  have    rather  good  luck  with  ...sorry  my  camera  is  broke  and  i  had  to  use  my  phone  to  get  a  pin  ...the  fly is tied  on a  mustad  92158  hook  size  4  for  salmon  and  6  for steelies  ....  tag  is  hot  pink  yarn  wraped  around  hook  ,  tail is  rubber  legs  on  this  one i  used  pink  and  black   body  is  blue sparkle  braid    toped off  with  black ostrich  herl  .....i  used  black  thread  on  this  one  but  hot pink  looks  cool too !    have  fun  ...

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2FPhoto-0093.jpg&hash=3ab6f0766ae4030fd7bd10ba2eb33fbd)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 17, 2012, 11:14 AM
I think we'll take up a collection and buy you a camera for Christmas ;D

It's probably a very nice fly :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Sep 17, 2012, 11:25 AM
Are we sure it's the camera?  :laugh:

Trapp, do those pictures look a little fuzzy to you? :D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 17, 2012, 12:20 PM
hic  ...up   nooooooooo   :rotflol:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2012, 04:49 PM
hic  ...up   nooooooooo   :rotflol:
:w00t:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 18, 2012, 02:15 AM
Maybe you're just out of focus Trap :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 18, 2012, 06:12 AM
Maybe you're just out of focus Trap :-\

RG

I'M  GOING  TO  GET A  NEW  CAMERA  HOPEFULLY  IN A  FEW  DAYS  , MY  PHONE  TAKES  AWEFUL  PICTURES  OF  CLOSE  UPS  ......BUT  AT  LEAST WITH THE  PIC AND  THE  RECIPE YOU  GET A  GOOD IDEA  ....IT  REALLY  IS A  GOOD  FLY  I USE  IT  ALOT  DURING  SALMON  FISHING  IN HOPES  OF A EARLY  STEELIE  OR  BROWN  ....HAVE  HAD  COHOS  HONESTLY  GRAB IT TOO
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 18, 2012, 02:39 PM
I'm sure it works well....just bustin' your chops.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 18, 2012, 06:59 PM
if  you  didn't  i  would  think  your  mad  at  me  ;D

but  i  do  like  passing  patterns  on  for  the  other  guys   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 18, 2012, 07:02 PM
Ready for the Coho on Friday. ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj204%2Fwiredstone%2FP9180298_zps9856c243.jpg&hash=3ce75c2e6f4e7b8d64e26328ef64ea1d)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 18, 2012, 07:28 PM
very nice!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 19, 2012, 05:14 PM
Ready for the Coho on Friday. ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj204%2Fwiredstone%2FP9180298_zps9856c243.jpg&hash=3ce75c2e6f4e7b8d64e26328ef64ea1d)
Salmon really "HIT" those.....???? ;D Very nice Wiredstone!! I'm sure they'll work just fine!! ;)--KP
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 19, 2012, 07:43 PM
Plan on taking pics of every color in there mouths. Just to prove color don't mean sh!@#$#%^& ;D When it comes to Salmon.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Dark Cloud on Sep 19, 2012, 07:49 PM
Somewhere I have a picture of a bare hook(yarn must have fallen off  ::) ::)) that is deep on the back of a tongue of a salmonoid... These fish suck large amounts of water in...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 19, 2012, 08:49 PM
Somewhere I have a picture of a bare hook(yarn must have fallen off  ::) ::)) that is deep on the back of a tongue of a salmonoid... These fish suck large amounts of water in...

i have  found a  good  drift  helps  too   ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fisher7450 on Sep 20, 2012, 05:37 AM
here some of my salmon and trout candy

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1222.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd492%2Ffisher7450%2F103_0634_zpsfe2c7d51.jpg&hash=a2b2799784712b216cac30356d8d073a)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 20, 2012, 06:00 PM
here some of my salmon and trout candy

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1222.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd492%2Ffisher7450%2F103_0634_zpsfe2c7d51.jpg&hash=a2b2799784712b216cac30356d8d073a)
very nice...for trout!!! ;) Like DC said...bare hooks work well for salmon!!!...... with yarn, of course!!! ;D--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fisher7450 on Sep 21, 2012, 01:27 AM
Yeah trout will eat them but the salmon like to wear them like jewelery  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: camo_fish on Sep 21, 2012, 03:36 AM
Yeah trout will eat them but the salmon like to wear them like jewelery  ;D
awesome looking salmon blink and steelie candy.   8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishing mechanic on Sep 22, 2012, 03:06 AM
if  you  didn't  i  would  think  your  mad  at  me   ;D

but  i  do  like  passing  patterns  on  for  the  other  guys   ;D

I'm mad at the fact that Ol' FM hasn't seen Trap around in a coons age? Hope all is well Rick.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 22, 2012, 05:33 AM
I'm mad at the fact that Ol' FM hasn't seen Trap around in a coons age? Hope all is well Rick.

i gotta  be  honest  lance  i havn't  fished alot this  year ,but  i'm finally  getting  out and  about a  bit ,i  promise  to  make  a  trip  up  that  way this  week  buddy! i know a  garage  that  has  free  coffee ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 28, 2012, 01:30 AM
another  sleepless  night  so  i'm  sitting  here  wrapping  estaz and  chenille around hooks , basic  egg patterns and  chenilli  been doing the  trick  for  me toss  in  some  glo bugs  ..... i  am  starting  to  carry  a  box of  smaller  flies  now  as  more  browns  and steelies are starting to  show  up .
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 28, 2012, 03:28 PM
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 28, 2012, 03:46 PM
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:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 28, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 29, 2012, 07:20 AM
Here is what kings do to #4 hooks. ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj204%2Fwiredstone%2FP9200321.jpg&hash=207ca9468bb96b218ab6a6ec0298a0de)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 29, 2012, 08:00 AM
Here is what kings do to #4 hooks. ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj204%2Fwiredstone%2FP9200321.jpg&hash=207ca9468bb96b218ab6a6ec0298a0de)

:o :o
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 29, 2012, 08:34 AM
Here is what kings do to #4 hooks. ;D



thats  why  they  have  drags  on  reels !!!! and  don't  use  goat  roping  line   :rotflol: :rotflol: :w00t: :w00t:
(just  teasing)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 29, 2012, 03:50 PM
thats  why  they  have  drags  on  reels !!!! and  don't  use  goat  roping  line   :rotflol: :rotflol: :w00t: :w00t:
(just  teasing)
I was horsing them in with 15lb test.lol  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 29, 2012, 08:05 PM
i  been  making  my  oun  leaders   section of  40  ...30 ...20  then  a  15  lb  tippet   it  rolls out  nice and  sinks  with  min  weight  ......  i  like  making  them  pay  a  bit  too..... ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 30, 2012, 07:23 AM
I have one of those Maxima leader kits. ::) That is a good idea ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2012, 02:02 PM
anyone  ever  try  one  of  the  sink tip  kits?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 30, 2012, 03:35 PM
Trapper,

Furled fluorocarbon will give you better results, a good shock leader and will sink very well. You can tip with whatever you like. It's a big game setup for sure.

RG
 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2012, 03:45 PM
RG is  that  like  the  ones  you  made? 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 30, 2012, 04:28 PM
Yes sir!
You can get Quigley's on eBay.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2012, 07:39 PM
making  slinkys  tonight  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Oct 01, 2012, 08:51 PM
Hey Trap what do you use for cording when making slinkies?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2012, 08:56 PM
Hey Trap what do you use for cording when making slinkies?

parachute  cord  i  get  from the  salmon  shop in oswego  .... 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Oct 01, 2012, 09:34 PM
THANKS, I HAVE NEVER FOUND PARACHUTE CHORD THAT WAS BIG ENOUGH. I WILL CHECK IT OUT THE NEXT TIME I AM UP THAT WAY.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 02, 2012, 01:23 PM
i  get  the  chord  from larry  and  got  a 5  pound  box  of  number 4  buckshot  a  few  years ago  ...still  go plenty  ...last i  knew  (that  i know)  the  salmon  shop  was  the  only  place  i  could  get  the  buckshot  and  chord  in  bulk......
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Oct 10, 2012, 01:43 PM
Steelhead candy! Yarn and estaz. Tons of color combos you can pull off with these two materials. I've even thought about tying netting over a glow egg or sucker spawn.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishhooker on Oct 10, 2012, 01:44 PM
whoops wrong media code, here it is.

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Oct 15, 2012, 02:06 PM
a few egg sucking leechs I just finished, they are purple , not blue

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 15, 2012, 02:24 PM
KC   very   nice  man :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Robbieq16 on Oct 15, 2012, 02:48 PM
Is it good to have some flash in tail I just started tying my own and u guys can tell me if something looks wrong or any info on color combos would be cool
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Robbieq16 on Oct 15, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 15, 2012, 03:27 PM
So Far...looks Great!! Keep up the good work!!  OH...Flash doesn't hurt in a pattern like this one you posted!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 15, 2012, 03:33 PM
Nice work guys!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 15, 2012, 03:42 PM
a few egg sucking leechs I just finished, they are purple , not blue

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Sorry KC, didn't look back far enough to see your patterns Bud!!! Great job as well!!! ;)--KP 8)


Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 15, 2012, 04:29 PM
you  know  i  missed  the   steeliecandy  ...i'm  sorry   great  job  on  that  too!!!!    :thumbup_smilie:

rob   only   thing  i  see  wrong  with  that  fly  is  it  isn't   in  my  box !!!!   nice  job!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Oct 15, 2012, 08:09 PM
Looking good fellas! Rgfixit check your Pm's.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Nov 02, 2012, 08:34 PM
A new pattern I thought I would try out.  It's silver diamond braid down low, pink antron chenille eggs, and some antron fibers.  New to posting pics, so hope it shows up and not too big for you all.  Can't wait to try these and others out this weekend!
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Nov 02, 2012, 09:10 PM
Someone will fix the image code for you. I took a look at the fly, a little blurry but from what I saw should work.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: The Duke of Esox on Nov 02, 2012, 09:27 PM
Thanks kc, i only have a cell phone to take photos with my man!  Something different for me. 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Nov 06, 2012, 11:48 AM
Been trying to keep the flybox full of globugs.   Even doing some tying when covering the switchboard during the receptionists' lunch break. 

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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: perch-hound on Nov 06, 2012, 01:45 PM
 A guy who gets paid for tying fly's at work!!! Way to go!! I need a job like that!!  :clapping:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Nov 06, 2012, 02:49 PM
Been trying to keep the flybox full of globugs.   Even doing some tying when covering the switchboard during the receptionists' lunch break. 

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RED ,THATS THE WAY TO GO,that fly may work??????who knows?????
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: joshjj2010 on Nov 07, 2012, 10:47 AM
Ive been tying some of the estez flys  wolly buggers and egg sucking leaches. I had to make the journey to bps and get some cement and more materials
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Santo180 on Dec 05, 2012, 06:42 PM
Well I decided to learn to tie so I bought some tools and materials.  I've made about a dozen wooly buggers and working on some pheasant tail nymphs.  I have to say I have a new appreciation for flies, especially the small ones like size 22.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 06, 2012, 01:21 AM
Good for you! Welcome to the addiction ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bigredfishing on Dec 06, 2012, 11:57 AM
 I have to say I have a new appreciation for flies, especially the small ones like size 22.

It only gets better from here.  Fly tying is alot of fun, and SOOO rewarding!
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Dec 06, 2012, 08:00 PM
Anyone tying up some ice flies?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: MBrown4 on Dec 07, 2012, 04:55 AM
Anyone tying up some ice flies?

just tied some smelt flies ive been thinking about but ice flies start soon for me
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2012, 05:18 PM
Haven't tied much lately. Gotta make these
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Look like this

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Just received some parts for the bait casters. I like them for deep perch from the boat or on the ice.

OLC, I haven't forgotten some leaders for you. The system is up and running well now. Sorry it took so long, but I get pretty fussy sometimes. It's a curse.....and a blessing.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: H.T. on Dec 07, 2012, 05:20 PM
wow Bob. man you get into a lot of stuff ;D i dont have the patience for that. i would just go buy another new reel ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 08, 2012, 02:02 AM
It keeps me from twiddling my thumbs HT!

Can't buy these new any more HT. They're Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 521 XLT's. They stopped making them in the early 80's I think. I have 5 of them now. 2 I've had for more than 30 years. I just received a bunch of parts to rebuild them. Mostly shims and thrust washers just to tighten them up. Nothing ever really goes wrong with them and nothing on the market today compares to them.

I can pick one up on ebay for $25 and put $10 into them to make them like new. Problem is, when I get them they're dirty as can be so I strip them down and give them a deep clean. Kinda takes me back to my gunsmithing days ;D

Anyway, they're just a great little reel.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Dec 09, 2012, 11:30 AM


OLC, I haven't forgotten some leaders for you. The system is up and running well now. Sorry it took so long, but I get pretty fussy sometimes. It's a curse.....and a blessing.

RG
No problem Rgfixit. Seeing that the ice will be here soon maybe we could get together for a trip. I will have a lot of time off this winter ;D I hope everything is going well with you and your family.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 11, 2012, 04:33 AM
bob i'll  did  in my  old  reel  bag  and see whats  there
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 16, 2012, 05:52 PM
Wow RG, those broken down reels bring back memories. We closed the reel shop 12 years ago, but that is exactly how we used to do it. We used cafeteria trays and had racks to hold them while they were in process, either waiting for parts or consent to proceed from their owners. Those were a good reel.  Keep a few pinion gears, line guide pawls, and maybe an anti-reverse pawl or two on hand and you'll be good forever. Should Abu discontinue them, the drag washers can always be made from other models.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 17, 2012, 01:59 AM
Yeah, the cookie trays work great. 4 for $3 at Wally World ;D The shelf liner keeps stuff from sliding around on the tray. The little glass tea candle cups are perfect for holding groups of parts. I also use them for soaking, mixing epoxy etc. Tubes of 6 are $4 at CVS. Very handy on the bench.

People tend to buy junk reels. Throw-aways are made from parts made for the assembly order. There are no parts left at the end of the run. The better reels are made to last and parts are generally available for many years to come. There may only be a couple of parts for this reel that are obsolete even now, 30 years later.

That's a good reel!

I finished one yesterday. But for some cosmetic wear, it's smooth as silk.  2 to go.....1 is stripped and cleaned, the other is one I bought listed for parts only for $9. It 's waiting for a line guide assembly. I need to take some pics of that one before I clean it. Oye!

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lund sss on Dec 17, 2012, 06:35 PM
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getting ready to swing a few thru the river .... if it ever comes back inside it's banks
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 17, 2012, 08:28 PM
that  awesome
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 18, 2012, 05:31 PM
Very nice! Something I need to learn how to tie.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lund sss on Dec 18, 2012, 05:51 PM
Thanks Guys here's a few more that will go swimming soon
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Hope the cromers like them as much as I do
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lund sss on Dec 18, 2012, 05:54 PM
Can any of my fellow bench men ID the "wing" hair in the last fly ??? ...... lets here what you think
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lunch_Box on Dec 18, 2012, 07:19 PM
Possum?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lund sss on Dec 18, 2012, 07:37 PM
Nope alot bigger than that ....... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 18, 2012, 07:41 PM
mustach  hair  fromm a  old timer 
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lund sss on Dec 18, 2012, 07:48 PM
OK , it not something most of us have. As a matter a fact I only know one other person who does and he thinks I'm  a nut for putting it in flys. When sunlight hits it it glows in the base color it's attached to.... burgandy floss.

POLAR BEAR !!!!!      not easy to come by, but well worth it IMHO
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jan 04, 2013, 03:47 PM
RG or whomever...I'm looking to tie something new this winter for panfish.  Have any of you tied/used a "gurgle pop?"
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Centerpindrew on Jan 09, 2013, 12:38 PM
I decided that I might as well start using my lunch breaks at work as tying time!! 15 minutes to eat and 45 to tie...
So for today's break I decided it would be a Steelhead jig tie day..

Pic isn't the greatest but here it is....

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Tight lines..
Cp Drew
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Lunch_Box on Jan 09, 2013, 03:13 PM
Lookin good bro
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jan 13, 2013, 05:50 PM
What hook do you guys use for small (#10) cork/foam poppers?  I presume something fine wire as I tried a regular hook and it didn't float too well.  How about the Mustad 33903 kink shanked?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: bait-taker on Jan 16, 2013, 08:34 PM
Tied some dark green woolly buggers. Starting of easy after a 20 year tying hiatus. 8) Anyone have suggestions on some type of portable tying desk to organize things but still allow me to set it on my lap to watch SU basketball on tv from my easy chair? ???
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 19, 2013, 06:14 PM
What hook do you guys use for small (#10) cork/foam poppers?  I presume something fine wire as I tried a regular hook and it didn't float too well.  How about the Mustad 33903 kink shanked?
TMC 2312 or similar. 1x fine wire. I also get some N-Curve hooks off ebay that are fine wire and have a nice shape for foam bugs.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 19, 2013, 06:29 PM
Tied some dark green woolly buggers. Starting of easy after a 20 year tying hiatus. 8) Anyone have suggestions on some type of portable tying desk to organize things but still allow me to set it on my lap to watch SU basketball on tv from my easy chair? ???
I'd have to put a tv on my bench ...if I watched basketball.

I spent the day remodeling my "hobby room". Added a bunch of new shelving and converted a magnifying swing arm light to LED. My bench was getting too crowded. I'm getting ready to build a couple of rods. A 6' 6" 2wt and a 6' 6" ultra light spinning rod. I bought 2 IM6 blanks to make a set of small stream rods.

I'm going to try REC titanium guides on the fly rod with a Strubel seat and a flor grade reverse half wells grip. The spinner will have Fuji Concept Alconite guides and a Fuji BVG contour grip and seat.

I love building rods and tying flies in the winter and using them all summer. ;D

RG





Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jan 28, 2013, 08:07 PM
Look out Bluegills... The "Gurgle-Pop" in size #10:
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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 29, 2013, 05:37 PM
Nice bugs!

I'm deep into the 2 rods I''m working on. I popped for a new drying setup and a couple of other items that will make it easier.
Decided to do a diamond wrap on each as a signature. We'll see :-\

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2013, 01:38 PM
Added a power wrapper to my rod building stuff.
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And a new drying motor setup,
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Finally started putting finish on my set of stream rods. They're both 2wt, 6'-6" blanks. One a fly rod, the other a spinning rod.

Is spring here yet? ???

RG

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Boomer on Feb 18, 2013, 08:14 AM
I was at a locl shop today and found some rattles used on bass jigs or with worm fishing. I was wondering if anyone had ever tied these on something like a wolly-bugger?  I thought the rattle may imitate the sound of a crawdad crawling along.  If I do this should I glue and wrap the rattle on or just wrap it???
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Feb 18, 2013, 11:13 AM
RG....Nice!!  I built a 7' ultralite out of a 3 wt blank last year.  What a blast for crappie & gills with a jig/bobber.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2013, 05:46 PM
 I guess age has a grip on my grip these days. I cramp up pretty quickly when I'm hand wrapping, so, that was my excuse . My Bride believed me.  She's never argued with me about me pursuing my hobbies. Guess that's why we've lasted 43 years. Gotta love her.

I'm getting used to the power wrapper. It's certainly different. Having the rod in a stable, locked down state and applying the wrap is opposite from holding the rod and totally controlling the wrap.

Next up is a 9', 7wt Martin fly rod I bought at a garage sale for $3. I'm going to turn it into a crappie rod. I bought it for the reel. A good old Martin, which I gifted to a friend who was just starting out fly fishing. Got a next to new WF7F Cortland 444 besides.  A good buy all around.

I have about 2  months to get my rod building under control...then.....I gotta tie some bugs ;D ( My grandson calls them "bugs")

I find myself daydreaming about wading warm streams. I can see the hatches.......It's enslavement..the best addiction.... :)

Lot's of "I's" in this post...Self-centered?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2013, 05:50 PM
I was at a locl shop today and found some rattles used on bass jigs or with worm fishing. I was wondering if anyone had ever tied these on something like a wolly-bugger?  I thought the rattle may imitate the sound of a crawdad crawling along.  If I do this should I glue and wrap the rattle on or just wrap it???
Can you post a pic of the rattle in relation to a dime or something? Sounds like it's got possibilities.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 20, 2013, 08:42 AM
I use them in my tubes and worms for bass...  I get mine from BassPro..
  http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-XPS-Worm-or-Tube-Rattles/product/37706/   (http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-XPS-Worm-or-Tube-Rattles/product/37706/)
  http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-XPS-Tube-Rattle/product/20803/   (http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-XPS-Tube-Rattle/product/20803/)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Boomer on Feb 20, 2013, 01:25 PM
If you check the link in the previous post they look like the ones on the left.  They are about one-half inch long and have four little balls in them.  I bought some and when I get some time - hopefully soon - I will try and post a pick or two.  I just can't imagine that a smallie would not like a little clacking noise from a wolly-bugger.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 28, 2013, 05:11 PM
Gotcha! Great possibilities.

Well the rod set is finished. I'll post some pics when I get time to take them. Back on the bench now catching up on some carp flies. Gonna need to get small for the new 2wt. Better have that eye appointment next week. I'm gonna need a 3 power bump in my bifocals for #22 gnats ::).

Anyone else tying?

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 28, 2013, 05:17 PM
By the way...are those glass tubes? I can make them with glass tube and a propane torch. Just like neon ;D
I'm a "Light Bulb Guy"
 ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: michfish on Feb 28, 2013, 06:30 PM
here is what is in a michiganders vise lol's as of lately. first pic is of a minnow imitation and the next one is of some streamer / eggs i just tied for some one on here. just click on the thumb nail photo for a batter view


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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 28, 2013, 06:50 PM
Nice.
Thanks for contributing ;D

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: michfish on Feb 28, 2013, 07:51 PM
here are some boxes and past ties
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also do some steel head jiggs

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just some photo's of some of what in the boxes any ways best of luck guys/gals....
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2013, 06:14 AM
I bumped into this video looking for caterpillar patterns.

A must watch if you're thinking of starting to tie flies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rDoENatxK8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rDoENatxK8)

Too cute for words.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Mar 03, 2013, 07:58 AM
I wonder if she gives lessons. Very nice job. More kids should get involved.
kc
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2013, 10:01 AM
My pair of stream rods are all ready to go.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F3-3-2013%2FDSC00970_zps23ca4a77.jpg&hash=fafa564572a7eee082f25bbc37093eaf)

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I built them on 6'6", 2wt IM6 blanks. The flyrod has REC Recoil guides, Strubel Seat.
and a Flor grade half wells. I found a nice little Bauer Jr Mac to pair up with it.

The spinner has Fuji Alconite guides and grip and a Pfleuger President.

Can't wait to christen them.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Flukeman on Mar 03, 2013, 10:35 AM
Nice job RG, always enjoy your posts. Your ideas have provided me with some great projects.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 03, 2013, 02:42 PM
Wow RG...   That is sweet....  Seems the older I get the less patients I have to do things like that....  Headed of to Gander now before my sons soccer game to burn up a gift card on a median heavy 7 1/2ft bass rod for topwater...
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2013, 08:04 PM
Thanks guys. I really love fishing my own builds and flies. Very satisfying indeed.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: michfish on Mar 03, 2013, 08:44 PM
nice job on the rods rg i too have a rod built on the 6'6" batson rx6 blank. any ways this one is a mud hole custom builder blank.  i would not recomend any more they got rid of the life time warranty. any ways they are fast action and handle real light line and jigs. btw this little guy took a glo in the dark jig at the end of last season that why it dark in the photo.


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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: OTIS on Mar 04, 2013, 08:05 AM
I bumped into this video looking for caterpillar patterns.

A must watch if you're thinking of starting to tie flies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rDoENatxK8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rDoENatxK8)

Too cute for words.

RG

She's much better than I am, and a lot more patient too!  :D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 04, 2013, 03:37 PM
I've found a few videos of kids tying flies. They're all great to watch.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 04, 2013, 05:20 PM
Anyhoo...I have been tying. I'm working on some ideas for a caterpillars.

Catalpa
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Bob's Caterpillar
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The Thing
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Spring! When an old fly fisher's thoughts turn to warm waters and evening hatches.  ;D

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.”



RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: one last cast on Mar 06, 2013, 08:45 PM
on "bob's" and "the thing", I really like the leg formation rgfixit. Are you some how melting or burning them to acheive the browning at the tips?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2013, 01:48 AM
Yup. Ultra chenille...burn the tips. It's wise to use a forceps or something to hold the piece. It will catch fire pretty easily.

Fun stuff.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 09, 2013, 04:49 PM
RG....Love the micro-lite spinning rod.   A few questions - what type of guides did you use?  Did you use the New Guide Concept System? Also, is the handle pre-formed or did you make it?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 09, 2013, 05:34 PM
Thanks.  I had the 2wt out in the yard for a while today. It casts like a dream with a DT3F line. Man it felt great to fling a line.

The spinning rod has Fuji Alconite New Concept guides. The grip is a Fuji kit.  I've made grips...messy business that. I'll have the spinner with me tomorrow on a Gill hunt  ;D

For the first 2 rods off the new power wrapper, I'm happy!

I can steer you towards the blanks If you're so inclined.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 09, 2013, 08:15 PM
RG  i  have  a  pattern  of  my  own  to  tie  the  most  realistic  tent  cattapiller  you  ever  seen!  and   the  gills  and  bass  love  it  i'll post  a  few  pictures
                                                                                     life  is  good  again  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Mar 09, 2013, 08:43 PM
Nice patterns RG  :clapping:
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 10, 2013, 03:15 AM
Hey...someone tipped Trapper's rock over again. ;D Welcome back.

I'd love to see some pics Trap! Any one else tying?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Mar 10, 2013, 10:06 AM
Now that ice season is about over , I thought I would share this simple pattern I just started using.
Number 10 hook, gray thread and the smallest gray hackle I have. Just wrap the hackle on the hook, that's it.
 The perch love it with a spike on it. I fish it dropper style above a swedish pimple.
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same fly different color background.
kc
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 10, 2013, 02:03 PM
RG....Pacific Bay blank?  I see Cabelas has a PB 2 wt. 6'6" bland at a reasonable price.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 10, 2013, 04:42 PM
PM sent.

Guys, please resize your pictures to something around 480 x 600 before posting.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: kc on Mar 10, 2013, 05:38 PM
my bad.
 better?
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 10, 2013, 07:36 PM
with  open water  coming  i'm  basicly  checking  boxes  to  make  sure  i  have a  good  supply  of  the  reliables  ready
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 11, 2013, 04:05 PM
my bad.
 better?
Yup, Thanks!

Hey Ernye...re-size your pictures please  ;D

I came home to find my order from Jann's arrived :clapping:

A full selection of Ultra Chenille  and a fine looking Keogh Dunn cape. Lots of fine flies waitin' in that there cape.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 11, 2013, 06:03 PM
As I was looking in the freezer over the weekend...I noticed a bag in the back...(hidden from the wife months ago..cough...), I found some tying materials that were saved for RG, and forgot they were there! Well, they are on the way my friend! Good thing Julie (bride) never found them!! ;D   Trout season isn't too far away, Jr. and I had better get to the bench!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 12, 2013, 01:57 AM
KP, you know it'll come back to you as flies ;D

Another 20 years or so and she'll be immune to the little boxes that show up at the door on a frequent basis. For years I've been telling my Bride that I'm buying all my stuff while I'm still working so I won't have to spend money on it after I retire. She humors me :-\

I gave up trying to hide stuff . She's way more clever than me. Of all the luck I've had in life, finding her was the luckiest thing ever.

(She was reading over my shoulder :evil: )

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 12, 2013, 06:41 PM
KP, you know it'll come back to you as flies ;D

Another 20 years or so and she'll be immune to the little boxes that show up at the door on a frequent basis. For years I've been telling my Bride that I'm buying all my stuff while I'm still working so I won't have to spend money on it after I retire. She humors me :-\

I gave up trying to hide stuff . She's way more clever than me. Of all the luck I've had in life, finding her was the luckiest thing ever.

(She was reading over my shoulder :evil: )

RG
Kinda what I was hoping for!! ;D Looks as though someones trying to score points here..... :whistling: ;D I only hide the critters...just imagine what hell I would catch if she found 'Ol "Scrat" hanging in the freezer!! :cursing: Life is good!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: afwrestler1986 on Mar 14, 2013, 07:56 PM
lots of really nice flies here. I have dabbled with tying flies for a while now, nothing spectacular, woolly buggers and jigs and the like. And it wasn't until this week that I realized just how complicated this really can be. I really need to buy more materials. I did concoct my own grasshopper pattern with the few things I did have. needs a bit more refining, but that will come with practice I suppose. Here are some pictures of my hack jobs. Since I didn't have any black marabou handy, I used black rabbit strips instead on the woolly buggers.


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Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2013, 01:39 AM
Fun stuff there! I like your Grasshoppers.

After 30 or so years of fly tying I've learned one thing.....there's never enough stuff to tie with. My friend is sending me a muskrat pelt so what do instantly do???  Buy a raccoon pelt and a bag of coyote belly fur scraps so I can tie some Ausable Uglies. Of course I'll probably have enough for 8 or 10 thousand flies....but, that's the way it goes :-\

I took the liberty of resizing your pictures. Please keep them to no more than 800 x 600.

Thanks,
RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Chuckles on Mar 15, 2013, 02:49 AM
  Oh, not much of anything.  I haven't gotten it out for a good number of years.  Guess I'll have to get out the magnifying glass and  try some #8 Woolly Worms.
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2013, 04:23 PM
Been working on some BWO's.
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Biot Body
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Comparadun
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Antron Parachute
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CDC
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They're a test for the old eyes in #20.

RG
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 15, 2013, 10:12 PM
Those are some nice olives RG. I'll bet the #20's were a challenge. I don't think I've tied smaller than a #16 in 30 years. I was looking through the hook drawer a couple weeks ago and found a half a dozen or so #24's......I laughed...  ;D
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 16, 2013, 01:34 AM
The challenge is not so much seeing them as that my hands are rather large. My fingers get in the way :-\ I need some small stuff for the new 2 wt.

Rg
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Chuckles on Mar 16, 2013, 03:06 AM
The challenge is not so much seeing them as that my hands are rather large. My fingers get in the way :-\ I need some small stuff for the new 2 wt.

Rg

Rg   Those are some good looking flies.
Trapper...KP...KP Jr. ... &  FM... You guys do nice work also.

I stumbled on to this forum page yesterday.  WOW 93 pages of info to go back and absorb.
This foam  stuff caught my attention  so after a trip to WallyWorld then JoAnn Fab.  I think I'll
try to make some Black Ants  &  Beetles.

Thanks guys for the hints.

Later...Chuckles
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 16, 2013, 05:04 AM
the  art  of   fly  tying  is   not   the  fly  you  produce  but  rather   the  fish  that  your  fly  produces  ;D

olives  are  the  early  mainstay   RG  ^5
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Chuckles on Mar 16, 2013, 06:03 AM
the  art  of   fly  tying  is   not   the  fly  you  produce  but  rather   the  fish  that  your  fly  produces  ;D

olives  are  the  early  mainstay   RG  ^5

Trapper.... Thanks for the   Words of Wisdom   and I take it that's more from RG   "olives are....."

You see, after not tying for a number of years, the magnifying glass is a necessity. ( that's what happens
when you hit  65/70 years young)  I'm not a fly fisherman anymore those days are gone.  Spinning rod now and  trail'er'em behind a float.  Why, that's almost as bad as a  Cen'er Pin'er....hehehehe.

Grandson & I  fish for Bluegills, so I'll stick with the Woolly Buggers.  May try that pattern on a lead head jig hook.

Later...Pachuckles   akaChuckles

Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: Bartman44 on Mar 16, 2013, 07:35 AM
the  art  of   fly  tying  is   not   the  fly  you  produce  but  rather   the  fish  that  your  fly  produces  ;D

olives  are  the  early  mainstay   RG  ^5

Great quote!  Here's a few articulated monsters I've recently produced in the laboratory that I hope will produce some big browns soon. 


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv81%2FBartman44%2F9d69064f-b5f0-4940-bb40-fc9a7b377719_zps57d5d316.jpg&hash=1d7a6940f802b89d6b242cb38bf560c4)
Title: Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 16, 2013, 08:23 A