Much like TB above, getting ready for the thaw. Tied up some size 20 HiVis Para BWO. Also been tying size 20 Mole Fly pattern and size 20 hi vis para bwo on emerger hook (cross between mole fly and parachute bwo, bottom pic)
Hey Gary, I see you posted your message with Tapatalk from your phone. Uploading pictures on tapatalk is as simple as taking the picture with your phone, and then uploading it with Tapatalk when ready to post it. That is how I post most of my pictures on this site.
Thanks for the tip. I've not done that before. I'm still learning all of the wonders of Tapatalk (as well as using the Forum site itself -- wondering if they're tied at all -- i.e., if "Mark Forum Read" translates to Tapatalk's status). I also have to figure out how to take a macro photo with my phone.
Too much learning for this old man!
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Originally Posted by mcnerney
Gary: Very smart move on your part by learning a pattern by tying it in the larger sizes and slowly work down to small sizes, the repetition really helps with getting a single pattern perfected.
What I'm "learning" is that certain materials seem to tie better the smaller the fly. On the other hand, my fingers don't work as nimbly on the smaller flies. Such is life.
No pics, but ive spent the last month cranking out steely flies. Goin to the salmon river next week and wanted to be prepared. I tied somewhere around 450 flies. Sucker spawn, buggers, fleas, eggs of every kind and color, leeches, stones, pt nymph, egg sucking everything, lol. Ive been busy.
I still need to get ready for the thaw here though. I'll probably start with the small general stuff and work my way up.