Nice flies guys! I'm really liking this thread. OK I got a bunch of fun new stuff to tie flies with and since I did not get to fish as much this Fall I didn't need to replace many flies. Now I am just tying for fun. I kind of use fly tying like some people use Valium. The difference is this is more addicting than Valium.
When I get to tie for the fun of it I don't do a lot of the same fly over and over. I tie things like a Bomber, followed by a Pike fly, an intruder.... well like the photo. By the way, the clouser on the rght is just buck tail and glow in the dark flashabou. It is a full 5 in. long and articulated. Wahoo! The fly next to it is the fish skull version of a clouser. I think I really like these things. The far left fly is an intruder and hits about 6". I didn't put the normal grizzley wings and went more along the lines of the 'Marty' winter intruder. I tied it on a turned eye blue articulated shank and the hook is a removable thing on 50lb power pro. The orange and yellow fly is a Reynold's Pike fly the way I tie them with a Daiichi 5/0 2720 as opposed to the now discontinued Mustad 1/0 37187. Despite the 1/0 to 5/0 thing they are exactly the same size. Nice industry standards huh?
The Blue Bomber is tied on a Partridge CS42 #6 Bomber hook. I treated it and the little Dahlberg I tied with Scotch Gaurd. It's something I started doing a long time ago. They float much longer and better than an untreated fly. The Green and yellow popper is a tube fly. I'm starting to like the tube fly idea better for poppers than on a hook. The tend to pop better, plus they don't get off in the weeds as easy on these. I just put an Alec Jackson 1.5 spey iron in the vice. I think I may do something more traditional on that one. Still thinking about it.
---------- Post added at 04:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:19 AM ----------
Originally Posted by tbblom
We have kokanee salmon in Colorado, and .....
I told this story once before on here, but...
When I lived in Colorado, up in Dillon, I had a friend who worked for the Molybdenum mines up there. He was a French Canadian. I had been fishing and got several Kokanee. I told him he should come and Salmon fish with me. He looks at me and says, "You have Salmon here? How big do they get?" I say Yes and hold my hands up about the size of a good Kokanee and say "they get about this big." He tells me, "Yah, we have Salmon up in Canada to. About the same size. How do you measure yours?" So walking right into it I say, "From the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail." He said "Ohhhhh, we measure ours between the eyes."
That would make for a pretty big fish eh?