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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By flytire
Re: glue up foam bodies

https://nsprod.blob.core.windows.net/material/184377/400.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-21-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 659
Posted By flytire
Re: Peak Vise Set Screws won't hold

https://www.bkreader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/welding-1.jpg


weld the damn thing and be done with it :)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-20-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 659
Posted By flytire
Re: Peak Vise Set Screws won't hold

heres what they look like on the peak website

http://www.peakfishing.com/sitebuilder/images/PRV-G2-600x600.jpg

could that be the problem?

can you remove the riser? and insert the stem as...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-14-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By flytire
Re: Tying technique assistance.

tie the hackle in like you would when tying a dry fly

make a few wraps with the hackle

then pull all the hackle fibers up and make a few wraps of thread around the base of the hackle


after...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-14-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By flytire
Re: Tying technique assistance.

tie the hackle in like you would when tying a dry fly

make a few wraps with the hackle

then pull all the hackle fibers up and make a few wraps of thread around the base of the hackle

or
...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-11-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By flytire
Re: How important is the "right" hook and thread

there is

Fly Tying Hook Kit / Clearwater Hook Assortments -- Orvis (http://www.orvis.com/p/clearwater-hook-assortments/4e41)

Lightning Strike Fly Hook Assortments...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-11-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By flytire
Re: How important is the "right" hook and thread

i think the old "standard" was this size thread for this size hook or type of fly. that was the general recommendation as the tyers had only a few sizes of thread to choose from. but with today's...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-07-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By flytire
Re: Sharpie or Prismacolor marker???

Any brand of permanent waterproof marking pens can be used to alter the color pattern of a fly. Prismacolor, Pantone, and Sharpie markers are widely available in a range of colors and can be put to...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-31-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By flytire
Re: quigley crown jewel

you asked about it in 2012 in the following thread

crown jewel green drake - The Fly Tying Bench - Fly Tying (http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=68531)

and again today

quigley...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-28-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By flytire
Re: after a few months away from the vise....

larry

thats where i should be: fishing. :D but we are in for a heat wave of 90+ degrees so ill leave the fishes alone for a few days

norm
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-28-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 280,997
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/Nymphs/slades%20secret_zpsgxcxldpm.jpg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-28-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By flytire
after a few months away from the vise....

....i picked up a bobbin holder spooled with 8/0 thread and it felt like tying with rope! :(

i normally use veevus 12/0 to tie just about everything

gotta put that 8/0 away and get back to 12/0
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-27-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By flytire
Re: Lead instead of bead?

some methods mentioned above seem to be a little bit of overkill (just my opinion)

i wind lead wire directly around a bare shank an then build a dam of thread in front and in back of the lead...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-27-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By flytire
Re: Lead instead of bead?

yes, weighting flies with lead wire is what we did before beads so it should still be good today

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using...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-24-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By flytire
Re: an endless journey

sometimes i'll research (i dont spend a lot of time at it)

but i'm lucky enough to have a 35+ year collection of tying materials that if i don't have the EXACT material called out in a specific...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-24-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By flytire
Re: Questions on UV lights and UV epoxy.

see the above

search the internet for cheaper but just as effective uv lights
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By flytire
Re: Crabby Patty?

i just use GOOGLE as my search engine. it finds web sites, images, videos etc

but use whatever works best
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-19-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By flytire
Re: Crabby Patty?

just a little GOOGLE tip i use and for everybody trying to find a fly patter or anything else

try adding "fly pattern" or "fly tying" after the words you're looking for and GOOGLE will weed out a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-17-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By flytire
Re: Hello all, a quick question regarding Renzetti..

my traveler measures .190 diameter

i would go with #10-24unc thread

but ONLY renzetti knows for sure
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-17-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By flytire
Re: Hello all, a quick question regarding Renzetti..

the best place to get that info would be renzetti

https://www.renzetti.com/index.php/about-us/contact-us/contactus
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-15-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By flytire
Re: Your experience with prismacolor markers?

i think that over time (and i dont know how long) with water and physical handling of the fly, the marker ink will eventually break down and fade away.

i mark my house number on my garbage can...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-14-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,454
Posted By flytire
Re: free material - chadwicks 477 substitute

nice version of the killer bug

lets see some more flies from the folks who took advantage of the free material
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By flytire
Re: Need recommendations for Boy Scout vices?

:doh:oh well good luck on your endeavor

stepped into something i shouldnt have :doh:
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-10-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By flytire
Re: Need recommendations for Boy Scout vices?

have YOU taken any effort to adjust the vise jaws so it will be easier for the boy scouts?

when adjusted properly even those boy scouts can do it

it doesnt take a lot of effort or pressure to...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-10-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By flytire
Re: Need recommendations for Boy Scout vices?

Just Simply Tools Practical Vise | J. Stockard Fly Fishing (http://www.jsflyfishing.com/js-tools-practical-vise)
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