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Author Topic: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?  (Read 406139 times)

bigal409

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3795 on: May 19, 2020, 05:11 AM »
I used to use a lighter to heat up the jigs but not too crazy about an open flame in my work area. Switched to a heat gun. works great

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3796 on: May 19, 2020, 05:34 AM »
I use a heat gun and bake them in a Goodwill toaster oven. My setup,has 3 stations, an aquarium pump and valve. The canisters came from a supplier(can't remember who) and have permeable membranes on the bottoms. With the pump on I can adjust the amount of air in each canister and it fluffs up the powder. Gives the parts a nice even coat without any clumping.

I'll have to get it out and take some pics.

Definitely clean out the eyes before baking. The stuff gets hard as nails when it's baked.

I did so many jigs One winter that I haven't had to fire it up in a couple years.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3797 on: May 19, 2020, 06:55 AM »
You can DIY most all of it but his fluid bed cups will give a smoother finish with less drips in the toaster oven.  I have a few dedicated to the regular colors and one I use to clean out and change color for those I use only occasionally.   https://www.tjstackle.com/fluidbed2.htm
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3798 on: May 19, 2020, 09:09 AM »
That's where they came from....thanks for jogging an old memory.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3799 on: Jul 15, 2020, 08:05 PM »


Whipped these up tonight with some foam beetles. These little #18 ants are my favorite dropper this time of year.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3800 on: Jul 15, 2020, 08:10 PM »
Nice Matt. I’ve been playing with small foam patterns too. I’ll post some tomorrow when I get back from carp fishing.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3801 on: Jul 16, 2020, 01:09 PM »
Nice ants; there working well right now alond with a bumble bee and tricos, of course.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3802 on: Jul 16, 2020, 01:20 PM »
Been playing around with this pattern a little. #16’s



The gills like them anyway.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3803 on: Jul 16, 2020, 05:16 PM »
Nice. Cool wings, what is that material

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3804 on: Jul 16, 2020, 05:21 PM »
i like  ....nice ant's .... RG have you ever tried  the  round foam  and  cut it onto lengths you like ..... very  cool to work with .....

i got alot of gills  today  mixed on garden hackle and the fly rod ....caddis  flies and  nymphs in thier bellies  ....bead head pheasant tail workd well for me ... bigger fish went on a bite just before the rain....easy fun day in my canal today
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3805 on: Jul 16, 2020, 06:16 PM »
Can’t remember where I got that Matt. It’s a fine mesh wing material. I was playing with a set of wing burners I bought .....a long time ago. They actually liked the wing a bit better then no wing. I was surprised.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3806 on: Jul 16, 2020, 06:30 PM »
Nice ants; there working well right now alond with a bumble bee and tricos, of course.
Do you run the trico off of the bumble bee using the bumble bee as a sight aid?

edit : And should I be tying bumble bees for trout? Never tried them.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3807 on: Jul 16, 2020, 06:59 PM »
Bumble bee strike indicator......good idea.

Rg
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3808 on: Jul 16, 2020, 07:04 PM »
Bumble bee strike indicator......good idea.

Rg
More or less. I can't see tricos or griffiths

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3809 on: Jul 17, 2020, 03:13 AM »
I can’t see to tie them any more much tie one on stream side.

Rg
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