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Author Topic: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?  (Read 307294 times)

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3630 on: May 16, 2018, 12:06 PM »
Great idea rg..I never thought of that one..nice flies..the rate it's going around my area there won't be any water to fish in if the keep draining the lake and river ..river is about 4 foot low now...Seneca river

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3631 on: May 16, 2018, 12:47 PM »
Great idea rg..I never thought of that one..nice flies..the rate it's going around my area there won't be any water to fish in if the keep draining the lake and river ..river is about 4 foot low now...Seneca river
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3632 on: May 16, 2018, 02:42 PM »
Nice ones Pat.  I didn't miss the hail. 

Rg that spin mop looks like a crappie killer.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3633 on: May 16, 2018, 03:03 PM »
The Canal is about a foot low here too. We need some rains.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3634 on: May 17, 2018, 12:14 PM »
Like the spin fly!  Another idea and more materials to find...........
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3635 on: May 18, 2018, 02:08 AM »
Got woke up by the security lights on the garage. Nothing out there. Must have been a critter. Anyway, now I'm awake :-\

Tied up a few more Spin Mops yesterday and a couple Mop Flies to play with.

Not pretty, but the spinners spin really well so they're ok. Didn't want to add any collar that might interfere with the spinner.

Added some Sili Legs to a fly just for fun.


Think I'll keep playing with that one.

Good news is, the Canal is full up now. Put new propeller seals in the outboard yesterday afternoon and I'll be filling up the boat today to be out there early tomorrow morning. I'll have to take the 6 wt in the back yard today to shake some rust off I guess. Might even splash the boat this afternoon for a maiden voyage.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3636 on: May 18, 2018, 02:14 AM »
By the way....the spinners come from Barlow's Tackle. Straight eye streamer or N-Curve hooks (I really like N-Curve hooks) , 2x or 4x long and brass beads ( the smallest you can squeeze onto the hook) seem to work the best. I usually tie them in #8 and #10. The spinners are a size #0 dumbbell. I've not tied larger, but I could see some really big flies for pike and bass, with larger blades, being just plain deadly. They're slow and flashy in the water.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3637 on: May 18, 2018, 06:37 AM »
Got woke up by the security lights on the garage. Nothing out there. Must have been a critter. Anyway, now I'm awake :-\

Tied up a few more Spin Mops yesterday and a couple Mop Flies to play with.

Not pretty, but the spinners spin really well so they're ok. Didn't want to add any collar that might interfere with the spinner.

Added some Sili Legs to a fly just for fun.


Think I'll keep playing with that one.



Good news is, the Canal is full up now. Put new propeller seals in the outboard yesterday afternoon and I'll be filling up the boat today to be out there early tomorrow morning. I'll have to take the 6 wt in the back yard today to shake some rust off I guess. Might even splash the boat this afternoon for a maiden voyage.

Rg
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3638 on: May 18, 2018, 05:13 PM »
In my experience, they work very well with a very slow presentation. Mine don't twist the leader as I use my furled leaders and a short tippet. I'm hoping to test fly a few tomorrow. But heavy rain looks definite.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3639 on: May 18, 2018, 08:22 PM »
Last week my Amish neighbor gave me a turkey tail.  Today his Dad shot one and knowing I what I wanted it for, skinned the whole bird including the tail, and sent it to me.  I've got it cleaned and salted down.  Would borax be better or is salt ok to preserve it? 
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3640 on: May 18, 2018, 08:42 PM »
Last week my Amish neighbor gave me a turkey tail.  Today his Dad shot one and knowing I what I wanted it for, skinned the whole bird including the tail, and sent it to me.  I've got it cleaned and salted down.  Would borax be better or is salt ok to preserve it?
Borax, as it also kills the bugs.
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3641 on: May 19, 2018, 06:18 AM »
Borax, as it also kills the bugs.


I did my wife's Turkey Tail with borax, after 28 years it still looks great.
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3642 on: May 19, 2018, 09:56 AM »
Thanks!  Looks like a lifetime supply of turkey feathers at the moment. :rotflol:
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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3643 on: May 19, 2018, 04:58 PM »
Borax, as it also kills the bugs.


That's why it's good not to bring in house till mid winter cause bugs will for sure be dead then.. I did not know borax killed bugs I know there's a crystal type thing they sell for ants and other stuff that you mix with sugar and they digest this mix and die from it it even gets back to the nests and rids of all bugs.. I think it's called diatomaceous earth?? Mostly ants it is used for..

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3644 on: May 19, 2018, 10:14 PM »

That's why it's good not to bring in house till mid winter cause bugs will for sure be dead then.. I did not know borax killed bugs I know there's a crystal type thing they sell for ants and other stuff that you mix with sugar and they digest this mix and die from it it even gets back to the nests and rids of all bugs.. I think it's called diatomaceous earth?? Mostly ants it is used for..

Diatomaceous earth does kill bugs as it’s like microscopic pieces of glass to them and it causes them to “bleed out” or get dehydrated with all the little cuts. Boric acid in borax is the stuff you mix with sugar water to kill ants, it also desiccates/dehydrates bugs that are covered in it.
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