Originally Posted by Pocono
Nice patterns and very, very nice tying!
They're all well proportioned, clean, precise, and they look like they'll stand up to a few teeth.
They all look like winners to me!
We need to get you into some of our Fly Swaps. Any interest in that?
I LOVE fly swaps but right now I have to regain what I had to tying materials and such as I had to sell almost everything I owned in February due to me being in a car accident (hit a huge moose) and having to pay bills and keep a roof over the family's head while I healed up. I made a post in the buy and sell area on this site looking for materials and such so I can get back to what I love most, tying and fishing. It was tough to get rid of what I loved most as you can see I take pride in what I do and am going absolutely bonkers right now not tying.
Thanks for the great comments and likes everyone, when I get back to tying I will post up alot more for everyone!
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Originally Posted by silvertip8k
here are a few spey/steelhead baitfish ties ans two trout flies strictly using materials from harvests...Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, White Tail, Buffalo, Wild Turkey, Gadwall, Wood Duck, Pheasant, Squirrel ect...even a few creatures that met a sad ending by less than natural terms...like my truck...
after using a stomach pump and seing quite a bit I started to relize that so many of the patterens we take for gospel are more of an irritant or stimulator to trout and larger species....a provocation rather than imitating a food species...I still tie some stuff w/ flash and striking colors too...but am sort of on a "kick" using my harvested materials that are more demure in coloration...
here are a few...
I call this one "drop tine" because of the wood duck wing pin feather imitation a lower fin...Moose and Elk mane & some buffalo tail wire for the tail...Buffalo dubbing, Gadwall outer wing and Wild Turkey fan sprigs...
here is a wet fly that is real simple...buffalo wool dubbing...elk fur tail and gadwall wing...this fly is a great top fly in dropper rigs on the S Platte...you can fish it as a nymph or single as a small streamer...a hackle could be added and a fatter wing and be a good large caddis too...I have tied some w/ some lead wire & clipped wing w/ added legs for a good stone fly nymph...colors match real good what I find w/ the pump...
here is my favorite maylfy dry...a gray drake hair body and wing...mule deer for the gray body...elk, and gray squirrel for the hair wing...I dose this tie with some dry ginks real good and let it dry thoroughly...then fly powder too when I use it, to keep it floating with only a few contact points...
I am not the greatest tyer...but I enjoy myself and do catch some fish with these...I just love using stuff from my harvests , especially with my home made bamboo trout and spey rods...ted
Nice flys. I have tons of patterns that are not as vibrant and eye catching also, just no pictures at this point. I find it all depends on the day and species of fish. The Grayling here LOVE the bright colored nymphs and such but some days a simple tom thumb will do the trick. Weather, water clarity, temperature all play factors into what trigger the trout to strike. Once I get my other computer back Ill post pictures of my mayflys and such as they are made with all natural materials and such.
Same with Chironomids, some lakes a basic simple brown chironomid is the key to success yet some lakes I have throat pumped a fish and bright neon green or purple chironomids are what it takes. If that color is what the fish are after then that is what is on the end of my line. Same when I go for steelhead. Some days a basic lady caroline works, next day could be a popsicle made with every color of the rainbow. Funny what can trigger a fish somedays.
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And the last few I could find on this computer (all the rest is on my desktop in storage)