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Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,979
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Ever break your Fly Rod ?

I broke a Cortland travel rod in a boating accident last year. Since it was no longer under warranty, I decided to repair it myself. The break was in the tip section six or eight inches from the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-02-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,647
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Making Furled Leaders

Mike, I've been making furled leaders for some time and have simplified it to the point they're pretty easy to make. If you'll email me an address I'll be glad to send you some instructions we've...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-08-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,502
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Favorite searching pattern

While I'm no expert on trout, or any other fish for that matter, I tie a gold bead head P bugger, size 14 usually. This is a very simple fly, and will stand up to a lot of fish abuse. A gold bead,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Newbie Questing about leader

Matt, you might try a flurocarbon furled leader of about 6 feet with a 2 foot fluro tippet. This should enable you to get to the bottom in most of the water, that is, unless the river is more holes...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 03-07-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 51,153
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Cataloging your fly-tying names - by Randal Sumner

I can understand Kaufman copyrighting some of his patterns. However, I'm not sure copying them for your own use is breaking the law. Certainly if you were selling them, it would be a different...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-28-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Rotary or not?

Cliff has a very good memory. I did chip one of the jaws on my Dan vise. A complete set of jaws from Al Beatty was $20. I filed down the one that I'd chipped and trued up the jaws so it really...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-26-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Rotary or not?

Like Cliff, I use a Dan Vise, and find it quite adequate. I've not tied on any of the other rotaries, so I really can't compare. Our local fly shop manager (before they closed up) tied on a Regal...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-07-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: i would like to get started in fly tying

Here's a site for some really well done videos on fly tying. They're very professionally done, and cover several patterns. Try it out, I think you'll find it very...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-06-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: i would like to get started in fly tying

I've tied with the Dan Vise for some time and found it very satisfactory. I did have a problem with the jaws in that I had them adjusted too tight on a larger hook and when I locked the cam I...
Forum: Fly Swap 12-18-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Flies for Custom Call

Man, if there are any duck hunters around this is the real deal for them. I know a couple of guys who tie that just might be hunters also. I'll check around and see. Duck calls are akin to bamboo...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-27-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: glue for pom-poms

I've seen those pom poms at the craft stores and they look like they'll make a lot better egg pattern than I've been able to tie with the egg yarn. When I tied them with yarn, we just tied them with...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-30-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Photographing the fly

You might want to check this url for some tips on setting up for good photos of flies. I've followed their suggestions and have been getting some pretty good shots. Gartooth is a very accomplished...
Forum: Share Patterns 08-24-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: fly patterns

Randy, glad to have you aboard. Man, those are some beautiful flies. I believe you're sandbagging us on how long you been tying flies. I'm like Cliff, been at it awhile, but mine don't look that...
Forum: Other Gear 08-17-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,504
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Furled Leaders

Being somewhat on the lazy side, I put the wraps on the one side, go around the end peg, and reverse the wrapping sequence up the other side back to the end hook. Use an end hook for each leg. Then...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-10-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Wings

I really have no experience in tying spinners. I have seen, as you mentioned, using the zylon type material. I've also seen some flies that had a synthetic film type material (looks like from a...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-09-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Broken rode =(

Thanks for the kind words. As I said, I'm rather tight when it comes to dumping a piece of equipment and I'm an engineer by education and a tinkerer by necessity.

I had repaired a fiberglass...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Broken rode =(

You can repair a graphite or fiberglass rod as I have fixed both. The most recent was a Cortland 4/5 four piece travel rod. I broke the tip section about six inches above the ferrule in a boating...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-07-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Turning Foam Popper Bodies

Cliff, I'm not sure the rigid foam that's in those panels would work as well as the flexible foam. While you need a rather dense foam to get a smooth shape, you also need a little felxibility so it...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-06-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Turning Foam Popper Bodies

Anybody into shaping foam (plugs from flip-flops,laminated sheets, etc) bodies for popping bugs? If so, do you coat your popper with epoxy or some other material to finish it off? I've found the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: wading staff brand

Well now I went the route similar to Cliff, but mine's a natural cedar sapling. About 1-1/2 or so thick at the butt end and about an inch at the top. Let it age out in the shop for several months,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-03-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: tying hardy flies.

Cliff, I've been using the super glue you can get at Home Depot, Walmart, Lowes, et al, that comes in the little tubes. I think they're about 2 tubes for a buck or so. When I bought Zap-a-Gap, at...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-02-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: tying hardy flies.

I've used both Sally Hanson and super-glue on the heads of flies and found both work well. Some flies have a tail, either of feather barbs or something similar. Most commercial tyers don't put any...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-27-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,507
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: Redfish and Speckled Trout....

I think Steve has the right weight for reds and specs. I have a nine weight that I use, but I've since started using a 5/6 weight on the lighted piers on the Texas coast. Most of the fish taken...
Forum: Share Patterns 06-26-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: The Wet Mouse - by Jack Gartside

Terry, thanks. I wonder how close this type fly would resemble a sculpin (sp) that is so good on browns at night. I'd guess most sculpin flies are tied with weight to get them to the bottom, but...
Forum: Share Patterns 06-26-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By Gordon Bryson
Re: The Wet Mouse - by Jack Gartside

I'd like to hear from anyone who has tied and fished this pattern. It's the first time I've seen or heard of it. I think I have a pheasant skin that probably has these feathers (if I can identify...
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