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Author Topic: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?  (Read 378496 times)

Bartman44

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3750 on: Apr 04, 2020, 08:34 AM »
I like those frenchies!

Thanks.  It's good to see that some of us are passing the time with constructive fly tying.  Hoping to get to use them soon in some isolated fishing hole.

RG, playing with foam is fun. I've tied a bunch of hoppers but admittedly only use them when I'm out west.  I need to break them out for bass and pan fish locally this year. 

Here's one.





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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3751 on: Apr 04, 2020, 08:40 AM »
I have six squirrel tails. If you want 3 or 6 PM me. I have 2 padded envelopes.

rgfixit

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3752 on: Apr 04, 2020, 03:36 PM »
I get my squirrel tails on my morning walk. Road kill works just as well as store bought.

Nice ties Bart! I've been playing with a parachute hopper pattern. I'll post some pics. Sure nice to have a hobby these days.

Stay healthy !

Rg
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oatkasut

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3753 on: Apr 04, 2020, 05:00 PM »
I tried a hopper pattern  a few years ago for wild trout and got great results. I was shocked. Since then I have had luck with a bumblebee and of course ants are always a late summer offering.Nice ties.

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3754 on: Apr 04, 2020, 09:40 PM »
RG and others some nice looking stuff. I been doing a ton a steelie patterns this spring. Mostly Crystal Meth and yarn variations. Looking to get some poppers going for later in the year. Did a bunch of foam ones from cabelas and boy did they get beat up pretty good last year.
Did wrap a 6wt. Batson 9' fly rod, turned out pretty good, just waiting on a reel seat to be made. Trying to keep busy, but its difficult at times.
Keep the work coming in, looks fantastic.
Internet heros give it a rest!

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3755 on: Apr 04, 2020, 09:41 PM »
Oh BTW slightly jealous looking at your work area, I use the kitchen table and what a PITA.
Internet heros give it a rest!

rgfixit

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3756 on: Today at 06:37 AM »
Here's a couple hopper patterns I've been playing with.
 I mixed up some fine deer hair, hares ear and a grey yarn dubbing to make the body. It floats pretty well.



This one has a foam body.



 I made the wing cases from pheasant feathers coated with acrylic sanding sealer.
Legs are knotted turkey tail .
Just experimenting!

Rg
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Bartman44

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3757 on: Today at 08:17 AM »
They look great, I like the life-like legs, they almost look like  tarantula legs.

Here's a simple parachute hopper


rgfixit

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Re: Hey Fly Tiers...What's In The Vise?
« Reply #3758 on: Today at 12:16 PM »
Nice...turkey for the wing? What did you coat it with?

I'm still pondering this particular fly.

Rg

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