The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > General Fly Tying Discussions

General Fly Tying Discussions Talk about anything somewhat related to fly tying...

Like Tree12242Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #511 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2012, 10:32 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Buffalo/SRQ FL/Götebörg, Sweden
Posts: 2,439
Blog Entries: 4
gatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud of
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

Yeah he did use ice dub as well. I need to expand both palettes into the blues and pinks and purples for both saltwater and steelhead flies.

Had a go at a hollow-body fly, though unfortunately I did not have the right colors of deer hair for what I was aiming at. However, I think this will be a good panfish imitation.
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
- A.J.

Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...
Reply With Quote
  #512 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2012, 01:32 PM
riverbilly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 129
riverbilly is just really niceriverbilly is just really niceriverbilly is just really niceriverbilly is just really niceriverbilly is just really nice
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

The bass have been keying in on craws so I tied this one up for the weekend.

Click the image to open in full size.

I saw a fly on this thread they called "Cat Killer". I searched back for the person that tied it, but you can get lost in this thread for a month.
I tied something similar with materials I had on hand.
Photographed in mid combat -
Click the image to open in full size.

Caught 3 catfish over 20" on it last week.
Thanks for the idea.
Reply With Quote
  #513 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2012, 03:37 PM
planettrout's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,059
planettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud of
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

Click the image to open in full size.

GREEN/OLIVE/CHARTREUSE...BUFFALO JUMP...TMC 100 SP BL...#12-#18

...because...

Click the image to open in full size.

The RUST/ORANGE/FL ORANGE version works...real good...


PT/TB
madjoni and dhayden like this.
__________________
Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

http://planettrout.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #514 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2012, 03:43 PM
s fontinalis's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 1,734
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: What have you been tying today?

Thunder size 10 and 12 (among some other wet flies) for a customer
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Eunan



Addicted To Vise
Reply With Quote
  #515 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2012, 05:16 PM
madjoni's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Montenegro
Posts: 1,084
madjoni has much to be proud ofmadjoni has much to be proud ofmadjoni has much to be proud ofmadjoni has much to be proud ofmadjoni has much to be proud ofmadjoni has much to be proud ofmadjoni has much to be proud ofmadjoni has much to be proud ofmadjoni has much to be proud of
Send a message via Skype™ to madjoni
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

Great tyings guys
Reply With Quote
  #516 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2012, 10:57 AM
theboz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pocono Lake , Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,167
theboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

Double what madjoni said!
Reply With Quote
  #517 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,309
silver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

I've tied the 6 boxes of flies so far this year. The lower 2 fly boxes right side are to be donated to TU for fundraising.

Click the image to open in full size.

My latest fly is the Drone Stone:


Click the image to open in full size.



Click the image to open in full size.



Click the image to open in full size.
jpbfly and gatortransplant like this.
__________________
Regards,

Silver



"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy
Reply With Quote
  #518 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2012, 01:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Buffalo/SRQ FL/Götebörg, Sweden
Posts: 2,439
Blog Entries: 4
gatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud ofgatortransplant has much to be proud of
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

Is there a good SBS of that pattern floating around out there, Silver? I would really like to tie some of those!
__________________
- A.J.

Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...
Reply With Quote
  #519 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2012, 03:02 PM
planettrout's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,059
planettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud of
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

Click the image to open in full size.

KR's SPECIAL "PURPLE"...(Buffalo Jump/Variant)...TMC 100 SP BL or Daiichi 1560 - #12 -#18...

PT/TB
dhayden likes this.
__________________
Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

http://planettrout.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #520 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,309
silver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What have you been tying today?

The pattern is in the Autumn 2010 Fly Tyer magazine. However, unless you know how to weave, I suggest you first learn to weave simpler flies like a caddis larva in the two rows right side of the box below.

Click the image to open in full size.

Take a look at this video and practice using embroidery floss. It is cheap and comes in all the colors you would ever want.


Charlie's FlyBox - Colorado's Best FlyShop and online Fly Tying Tutorials

Weaving Flies - August 2009 TPO Tip of the Month - YouTube

Then try the patterns below.

The TPO "Dronestone"


Drone Stone - NGTO Message Board

Black Drone Stone - NGTO Message Board



Tying instructions as modified a bit by me from Aaron Jasper's original Drone Stone:

1. Put bead on hook and clamp hook in vise.

2. Move bead to back of hook. Lay a thread base using Uni Stretch Thread (this is a stretchable tying thread needed to cover the lead wire) and move thread to the front and tie rubber antennae on behind the eye. Whip finish tread or tie two half hitches and cut off thread. Slide bead over the antennae butts.

3. Remount thread and tie in rear rubber tails. Then tie copper ribbing wire to the far side of the rubber tails. Keep thread to the rear.

4. Crimp lead wire to flatten and thin it and begin winding lead wire from rear to the front. Crimped lead forms a rear taper to the lead underbody. Depending on diameter of lead wire and hook size, a second row of lead may be needed to build up body. Make sure the lead under body maintains the tapered shape. Cover lead wire with Uni Stretch to form a smooth underbody. You may choose to do this step with dental floss or other floss if you don't have Uni Stretch tying thread.

5. Tie in the two colors of embroidery floss, on on each side of the body. Form a smooth underbody of Uni Stretch, tie off and cut off the thread. Weave the body 2/3 of the way to the hook eye, remount tying thread, wrap the ends of the embroidery floss, and cut off the floss.

6. Wind copper wire around the woven body, cut off and wrap end with tying thread.

7. Woven abdomen will be about 1/2 of the body. Tie in the wing pad material facing the rear of the fly (I used brown Swiss straw) and tie it down up to the 1/2 point.

8. Tie in the rear rubber legs on each side and tie them down rear to front along the sides up to the back of the bead.

9. Return thread to the back of the thorax and dub and wind forward about half of the thorax. Fold swiss straw forward over the dubbed section and tie down and go forward another few wraps. Fold swiss backwards over itself and tie down. Swiss Straw is now towards the rear of the hook again.

10. Dub and wind over the tied down section of swiss straw, and then dub forward to the back of the bead. Fold swiss straw forward to form the forward wing case. Tie down swiss straw with 2 thread wraps, cut off swiss straw and finish the tie off with a 5 turn whip finish.

Instead of swiss straw, other wing case material such as turkey tail, or cut thin skin can be used. For me the swiss straw is faster. If you use other materials to form individual wing pads, the tying instructions change to accommodate the different construction method of tying down the pads over the dubbed thorax instead of folding the material to form pads with swiss straw.
kelkay and madjoni like this.
__________________
Regards,

Silver



"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

Last edited by silver creek; 03-27-2012 at 06:52 PM.
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tried something new today Sasha Coldwater Fly Fishing 22 04-15-2010 10:14 PM
today troutdoorsman Western U.S. 17 02-22-2010 08:26 PM
what did you tie today luked General Fly Tying Discussions 31 02-22-2010 06:30 PM
Had a little fun today dmwphoto Mid-Atlantic Area 4 01-24-2010 06:26 AM
More Minnesotans are fishing today than in 2000. More Minnesotans are fishing today t Fish Bones The Daily Papers 1 04-22-2009 02:40 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.


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.