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Forum: Fly Tying Articles Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By flytire
Re: newbie with questions regarding flie tying.

I think others have said it but patterns wouldn't be the first thing on my list to start fly tying

gotta get the proper tools first to do the job
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-27-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By flytire
Re: Uv glue and light.

just buy silvercreeks brand and be done with any guessing which light to buy.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-22-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By flytire
Re: Organizing materials

i use sterilite plastic shoe boxes with the following

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Tying/materialstorage.jpg

hair

threads

tails
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By flytire
Good Tools - Bobbin Holders

Here is a very good article regarding one of the simplest tying tool we use - the bobbin holder

Bobbin holders - Most people use a bobbin holder when they tie flies. In spite of being a simple...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-19-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By flytire
Re: Crinkly Hair

looks like calftail to me. synthetics do not taper to a point

http://www.flyfishusa.com/fly-tying/calf-tails.jpg

http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/uploads/DSC06597.JPG
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By flytire
Re: Montana fly soft eggs

I use different sizes of craft pom poms stabbed onto a size 10-12-14 curved scud hook
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By flytire
Re: Montana fly soft eggs

I've always seen and tied eggs on curved scud hook but as you are tying them you can used curved or straight hooks

Tyers preference
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By flytire
Re: Best way to tie a woolly bugger?

Either way works

Tyers preference
I tie the shackle tip at the bend and Palmer forward. I don't use any wire rib but like to bury the hackle stem in the valleys of the chenille

Schlappen
...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 194,122
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/Stoneflies/GirdleBug_zpsa44cbd5c.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 194,122
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/dry%20flies/Bivisible1_zpsdd2262aa.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-12-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By flytire
Re: Montana Fly Company Hooks (Anyone use them)

i have seen them but have not used them

they shouldn't be any different than the rest of the boutique hooks out there

you should also give allen fly fishing hooks a look at. very good hooks at...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By flytire
Re: Where do buy your materials.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/general-fly-tying-discussions/355627-online-tying-matrials.html
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-06-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 194,122
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/caddis%20flies/PoodleSniffer_zpsb3a24c78.jpg

Poodle Sniffer (Black Caddis Pupa)

Hook: Curved
Thread: Black
Tail: Black pheasant...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 194,122
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/Fore%20-%20Aft%20Flies/ApacheLady_zps20834153.jpg

Apache Lady

Hook: Nymph hook
Thread: Your choice
Tail: Golden Pheasant tippet...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-05-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By flytire
Re: Everyone says good tools

hackle pliers, English style. add a piece of wire insulation or heat shrink tubing for a little better grip

http://www.wwdoak.com/FlyTying/TyingTools/SunHackEng.jpg

unsure of what size to get...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By flytire
Re: Question on Painting Poppers

I use these eye painting tools from Wasatch

http://www.flyfishusa.com/fly-tying/wasatch-4443.jpg

check this out

http://www.warmfly.com/smf/index.php?topic=647.0
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-04-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By flytire
Re: Using barbless hooks as the lead fly

Tie a loop of mono at the bend and attach the dropper off of that

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kZd3lSSsNK0/TnejXVr_RNI/AAAAAAAAAio/7kJfYAyXMWk/s1600/mono+dropper+loop+1.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By flytire
Re: Everyone says good tools

good tools

scissors = dr slick (for the small stuff) fiskars (for the big stuff)

whip finisher = your fingers. learn to whip finish by hand.

bobbin holder = anything with a ceramic tube
...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-04-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By flytire
Re: what are the typical flies a new tyer should have?

do a GOOGLE search for hatch charts of the local ponds, lakes, rivers and streams in your area and tie the recommended fly patterns. use GOOGLE to get the recipes and photos of the flies

a good...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By flytire
Re: Twisted Firestarter

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess it didn't take you 20 minutes to tie that :)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-31-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By flytire
Re: Which Hair Floats Better??

certainly not squirrel tail which does not compress under thread pressure. its a solid hair

go with caribou, elk or deer. their hair is chambered with air pockets (not hollow) that should give you...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 194,122
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/midges/WingedBrassie_zpse07b186d.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 194,122
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/caddis%20flies/TwistedSynthendipity400_zpsa2db4730.jpg
Twisted Synthendipity

Hook: Your favorite brand and style
Thread: Black or...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-28-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By flytire
Re: Mustad C70SD.

I no longer tie saltwater flies but I doubt the finish will prevent hooking fish
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-27-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
Posted By flytire
Re: Adams, PARACHUTE Adams and PARACHUTE BWO

$13 a card! :eek: :surprise: it better have magical properties!

its staying on the peg

good old acrylic yarn at $3 a skien will last longer than i'm going to be alive
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