01-16-2010, 08:43 PM
Re: could some of you guys check over my shoppin list please
Originally Posted by luked
workin on gettin some of my tying stuf back after about a 5 year break.....i just got on cabelas website and went through some of the stuff that i could remember....can you all check this over for me and let me know if there is anything i am missing please....would be a great help for me
Originally Posted by luked
Grizzly,blue dun and brown dry fly necks
Grizz, Medium Dun and Brown are great choices. At some point down the road you might want to add a light ginger or cream, especially as it gets towards the late spring and early summer hatches starting in mid May.
yearling elk hair
Great choices for a lot of stuff
What will you be tying? If clousers, add beadchain or dumbell eyes, if bucktail streamers, maybe some gold, silver or pearl body braid (easier to use than tinsel)
6/0 uni thread..black,brown.olive
may want a pale yellow too for later season (mid may) hatches
Good choices, maybe XS gold too?
hungarian partrige hackle
The packs of loose feathers are mostly large sizes-- with brittle stems. A partridge skin (about 25 bucks would be better if you're looking to tie stuff like softhackles, but a cheaper alternative, and dynamite for smaller flies is a full starling skin (about 6 bucks). If you're tying wets, dubbed or thread bodies are fine, but you might want to add some floss at some point later too.
Good choices, though I'd probably swap white for gray.
Get Turkey biot quill feathers instead-- the biots will be on one side of the feather stem and you'll have the quill on the other. The Turkey biots are longer and easier to work with than goose, and you'll have the quill section of the feather for wingpads (brown) and can cut slips for wings (white and brown for wets). They should be about the same price as goose biots (but you don't get the quill section with goose). I'd add black too for stoneflies-- biots for tails, quill section for the backs of the nymph. The longer turkey biots can also be wound easier on the hook shank for dry fly bodies, Soak them for 10 minutes first to make them pliable.
You might also want some white calf body hair for parachute posts and hairwing flies like Wulffs-- Most wulff recipes call for calf TAIL (also called "Kip Tail"). But calf BODY hair is straighter and easier to stack than calf TAIL.
super fine dubbing...12 compartment asst
nymph dubbing,..12 compartment asst
I'd get Non toxic wire instead (since lead is banned from many waters). Figure .025 or .030" diameter for large stuff like buggers, and .010 or .015" for weighting nymphs
that was the majority that i could remember....if any of you all can think of something else throw it out there please
Are you set on hooks? If not I'm sure folks could make some suggestions
Some other stuff to consider, but not critical-- depends on what you want to tie and what you already have:
beadheads sized for the hooks you plan to use
Moose body hair (for dry fly tails on stuff like Wulffs)
White Poly yarn? for tying poly wing spinners and parachute posts on smaller dry flies (easier to use than calf body hair on smaller flies)
Pearl Krystal Flash? for adding a little sparkle to streamer patterns- the pearl color goes well with whatever color fly
Snow Shoe Hare's Feet? Natural color a good wing materials for emergers, and for dry flies like the Usual.
Bugger hackle? - either a bugger pack (better range of sizes for trout sized buggers but expensive) or strung saddle hackle (cheaper but maybe will run a little large for hooks smaller than size 6)
Chenille if you're tying buggers?
Keep asking questions if you have them. Hope this helps.
Last edited by peregrines; 01-16-2010 at 09:02 PM.