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  • About flytire
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    I am currently 62 years old who enjoys fly fishing/tying as a hobby not as a religion. Born and raised in a small textile mill village in Southeastern Connecticut.

    I started fly fishing and tying back in 1980 while working in Colorado for a major defense contractor. I lived there until I got layed off in 1991 and moved back to Connecticut to work for another major defense contractor.

    Married and divorced once with no kids to spend ungodly amounts of money on!
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    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

    Norm

    http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/

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Posted 11-14-2016 at 07:12 AM by flytire Comments 0
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in the process of a mini production run for some weighted minnows for a fly swap, i wanted to have all of the lead wire underbody lengths to be the same.

so i just wrap the wire directly from the spool onto the hook shank and trim the wire to the length i desired.

after trimming i just unwrapped the lead wire from the hook shank, straightened out the wire and made 2 marks on my tying table. then i cut all the wires to the same length.

...

Posted 09-26-2016 at 06:19 AM by flytire Comments 0
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a loop of thread alone around a bundle of hair is not enough to keep the hair from rolling to the far side of the hook. the hair must be held firmly while subsequent wraps of thread are used to hold the hair in place. without holding the hair, thread torque will roll it all over the place



using thread torque to your advantage


Posted 06-27-2016 at 07:24 PM by flytire Comments 0
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Years ago in the New England area, there was the World Fly Fishing Expo that was held at the Shriner's Auditorium Wilmington, Massachusetts. It was a show similar to the Fly Fishing Show but a little smaller but just as good if not better (I think it was better than the national show). It promoted all of the latest and greatest the fly fishing industry had to offer. It also showcased some of the best New England area fly tyers. This is where I stumbled upon a tyer named Charlie Mann. I watched him...

Posted 06-27-2016 at 07:47 AM by flytire Comments 0
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More Additional Patterns



Green Hornet

Hook: 94720, size 2 to 6
Thread: White thread at the bend, Black at the head
Tail: Kelly Green marabou
Body: Shaped Stim-U-Dent, covered with a Green mylar braid, then covered with Pearl medium mylar piping
Topping: Peacock Krystal Flash topped with Black Krystal...

Posted 06-27-2016 at 07:45 AM by flytire Comments 0
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Additional Recipes



Mann's Smelt Green Tail

Hook: 94720, size 2 to 6
Thread: White thread at the bend, Black at the head
Tail: Kelly Green marabou
Body: Shaped Stim-U-Dent, covered with a silver mylar braid, then covered with Pearl medium mylar piping
Topping: Pearl Krystal Flash topped with...

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  1. eastfly66
    eastfly66 liked post by flytire On thread : The core essential capes/necks ?
    http://www.featheremporium.com/images/gift%20shop/starter-dfrc2.jpg
    Liked On: Today, 05:25 AM
    Posted On: Yesterday, 09:20 PM
  2. itchmesir
    itchmesir liked post by flytire On thread : The core essential capes/necks ?
    http://www.featheremporium.com/images/gift%20shop/starter-dfrc2.jpg
    Liked On: Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    Posted On: Yesterday, 09:20 PM
  3. jpbfly
    jpbfly liked post by flytire On thread : What have you been tying today?
  4. scottyb
    scottyb liked post by flytire On thread : What pattern is refered to as the "Okra?"
    yes i too would get in touch with those local guides you mention
    Liked On: Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    Posted On: 03-25-2017, 06:44 PM
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  12. eastfly66
    eastfly66 liked post by flytire On thread : Thread equivalent chart ?
    those sizes seem ok to me
    Liked On: 03-24-2017, 03:36 AM
    Posted On: 03-23-2017, 07:52 PM
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    mk117 liked post by flytire On thread : Let's see your tying station
    found this one online http://i63.tinypic.com/dfukhh.jpg
    Liked On: 03-23-2017, 12:18 PM
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