The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Flies

Flies Questions about flies. What flies work and don't work. Complete fly talk...

Like Tree9Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 01:13 AM
runningfish's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Alberta and California
Posts: 899
runningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of light
Default My first fly

Finally, I got the tools and materials from BPS today.

Here you go guys, my first ever fly, Gartside Gurgler (close enough).

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
BEWARE...Once you switched, you can't switch back. :
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 03:15 AM
tbum2020's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 142
tbum2020 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: My first fly

I like it! Ambitious first fly too! just wondering as I couldn't tell, what kinda vice is that?
runningfish likes this.
__________________
~ Put backing on your line... Even if you never use it, it helps you dream.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 05:48 AM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 12,450
Blog Entries: 25
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My first fly

Congrats, that will definitely catch fish!
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 08:21 AM
nick k's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brookline, MA
Posts: 1,167
nick k is just really nicenick k is just really nicenick k is just really nicenick k is just really nice
Default Re: My first fly

Looks like a fish catcher to me. Fun isn't it? Now lock up your wallet and throw away the key, the addition should be setting in soon.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 08:25 AM
brookfieldangler's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 988
brookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: My first fly

Pretty impressive first fly!

Rep points headed your way!
runningfish likes this.
__________________
Less likey, more green dots
BrookFieldAngler.com

Last edited by brookfieldangler; 07-15-2013 at 11:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 09:30 AM
runningfish's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Alberta and California
Posts: 899
runningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: My first fly

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbum2020 View Post
I like it! Ambitious first fly too! just wondering as I couldn't tell, what kinda vice is that?
Yeah I know , too ambitious first fly. The vise is the Griffin Spider rotary and very easy to use for even a clueless person like me.

---------- Post added at 09:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:26 AM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by nick k View Post
Looks like a fish catcher to me. Fun isn't it? Now lock up your wallet and throw away the key, the addition should be setting in soon.
Yep, it was fun but now I already thought about getting different colors and different types of material. Mrs. Wife is going to be


I am open for some constructive inputs to make it better.
Ihad a bit of difficulties in keeping the thread tension and the BPS White Water $7.99 bobbin didn't help either. The Ceramic head on both ends fell off when I inserted the bobbin threader. Now, I have to go back and have it replaced with something better. Any recommendation for a good economical bobbin?
__________________
BEWARE...Once you switched, you can't switch back. :
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 09:55 AM
brookfieldangler's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 988
brookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: My first fly

Quote:
Originally Posted by runningfish View Post

Yep, it was fun but now I already thought about getting different colors and different types of material. Mrs. Wife is going to be

Part of being a great fly-tyer is learning how to hide material expenditures from your significant other. I'm planning on writing a book on that subject.
wasagawader and jloncar like this.
__________________
Less likey, more green dots
BrookFieldAngler.com
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 11:00 AM
runningfish's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Alberta and California
Posts: 899
runningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of lightrunningfish is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: My first fly

Quote:
Originally Posted by brookfieldangler View Post
Part of being a great fly-tyer is learning how to hide material expenditures from your significant other. I'm planning on writing a book on that subject.
I am planning to take a Jedi course for that major.
__________________
BEWARE...Once you switched, you can't switch back. :
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 11:36 AM
jpbfly's Avatar
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Languedoc/near montpellier
Posts: 4,983
Blog Entries: 5
jpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My first fly

Good job on your first fly!don't forget to pinch the barb
__________________
JPClick the image to open in full size.http://guidepechemouche.fr/
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2013, 03:00 PM
s fontinalis's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 1,662
s fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant future
Send a message via Skype™ to s fontinalis
Default Re: My first fly

looks good. Is that an old hook? It looks rusty/old?
__________________
Eunan



Addicted To Vise
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.