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Beer Powered Flies
Published by beerpoweredflies
01-01-2017
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Thanks for the add.

I started a new hobby, filming myself tying flies. I'd really appreciate the views and subscriptions to my channel. Check it out. The name of the channel is...

Beer Powered Flies

Google it. Find me. Watch my videos. Share my videos. Drink beer. Be happy. Tight lines. #flyfishing

I'm still working on my URL for the channel but here the link to the latest video...

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By Bigfly on 01-01-2017, 08:11 PM
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This one could say moved.......to tying?
About twice a year we get a single poster who wants us to tune in......it goes both ways.
Beer has fueled about 50 years of my tying.......so my opinion, I think you need a good vice.....and focus..

Jim
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By honyuk96 on 01-01-2017, 08:35 PM
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15 seconds of flailing was enough for me.. don't quit your day job pal
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By mcnerney on 01-01-2017, 10:06 PM
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I moved your thread to the fly patterns sub-forum.
Here are some tips I'd like to offer to help your tying:
I agree, you need to learn to tie your thread onto a bare hook without flailing around, I almost lost interest right there and the out of focus issue didn't help. I'd also suggest you upgrade your vise to one where you can lock the hook in (with a single motion) without all the fiddling, it will save you a ton of time. Also look on YouTube for videos on dubbing techniques, you need to learn to dub with less material and slowly build up, you will find you get much better results. When working with marabou if you moisten your fingers and then stroke the marabou back, you will have a much easier experience tying the material to the hook.
I really like flying videos that show the entire fly recipe up front, instead of flashing each item on the screen, that way the viewer has a better understanding of all the materials/thread/hooks being used.
You might also find some music that isn't quite as obnoxious, I had to turn the audio off after several minutes of listening to what you had.
Keep at it and you will get better with time.
Stick around and become a regular member here, lots of expert fly tiers that can help you improve.
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By Ard Stetts on 01-02-2017, 01:02 AM
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Good example of why I don't do fly tying videos One thing I'd suggest is to go to Intruder wire for the trailer. I've had too many incidences where the power braid allowed the hook to get wrapped up front into the materials due to casting inertia. The result was some missed fish, fish that I traveled far and worked hard to raise.

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By stenacron on 01-02-2017, 01:15 AM
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That was pretty brutal to watch, and I am going to assume that this is the first fly that you have ever attempted to tie.

My only comment would be on the name... if this thing is meant to imitate a sunfish, then that would be Pumpkinseed (one word).

Also, I thought those little fish head things came with eyes... what's with the Sharpie?
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By dean_mt on 01-02-2017, 11:47 AM
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Keep practicing, man. And learn how to edit, 18 minutes for a fly tying video are about 12 too many. Watch the video yourself and notice what needs improvement and practice.
Last edited by dean_mt; 01-03-2017 at 08:02 PM..
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By Bigfly on 01-02-2017, 01:32 PM
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We actually want people to contribute flies/ideas.....
But when you just start out tying... on camera, you will get some flack.

You should get a lesson on a thread base. (At least)
You don't have to hold the thread, just overlap the thread when you start.
This is a beginner thing......so we knew what was coming before we saw it.
The head could be epoxied....pre-tie.
And I too think eyes are a natural.....they come with the heads right?
We don't start out as fish heros, we have to earn it......
Clean it up, and try again......we'll be here.

Jim
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By beerpoweredflies on 01-03-2017, 07:50 PM
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Thank you all for the tips. I had a good tying group until I moved. Now, its just me, so I've taken to Youtube.

I'm not a just one video kinda guy, just trying to get my name out there. I will take all the tips and tricks into consideration for the next fly.
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By Ard Stetts on 01-03-2017, 07:55 PM
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Please pardon my asking but........... What do you mean by "just trying to get my name out there"?

Just curious in AK.
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