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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-29-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By s fontinalis
Twisted Firestarter

This one is tied on a 4.5 inch hook, 8/0 XXL

Completely from my imagination.

Eunan
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Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: 1 weight

Where did you order the blank from?? Any special deals out there??
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: 1 weight

I'm about to build the 6', simply because I have a 7'6 3wt
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-21-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Streamer hooks

Gmakatsu B10S is similar hook i know a LOT of big streamer guys use.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Streamer hooks

Shape looks like a modified limerick bend, as for trout fishing, go for it.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Opinions on 3wt rods

I love my 3 wt CT, its a cannon, but can do the soft stuff just as well.
Thats said, i'm embarking on a 1wt build, Orvis Superfine Touch. There is a stream near me that is just begging for that...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By s fontinalis
Eastern Sunset

This one started life as a variant of a fly tied by another classic fly tyer, ended up morphing to this.

Hope you like it.

Pattern as follows
Hook: Phillips Jones
Tag: Flat gold, oval gold...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By s fontinalis
King of the Fairies

Cleaing up some flies that have been sitting on my bench unfinished for some time.
This one started out with a different idea for the wing, but didnt come to fruition.

Pattern as follows
Hook:...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-13-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Jungle Don

Its a long time since i've bought anything as i'm pretty well stocked up. But for goose, Feathersmc.com or AOfeathers.com are good.
Sometimes FeathersMC has bustard.

everything else from either...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

Got get yourself a 9'5wt Redington CT, either the new one, or the old one, but not the TEMPT.

Best rod for the money, hands down. Pair it with an Orvis access III reel and you're set for less than...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-11-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Jungle Don

I started tying salmon flies Dec 12 2011.
This was the first fly i tied - its posted on this forum somewhere too......
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-09-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By s fontinalis
Jungle Don

Here's one you dont see everyday.

Size about 6/0

5 toppings for the wing.

Hope you fellas like it.
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Forum: The Lodge Den 08-06-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,388
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Favorite Movie

Malèna....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-04-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 183,863
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: What have you been tying today?

Claret Dabblers for the box. Size 10
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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-30-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Barbless/Dry/Long Shank-anybody make this hook?

Maybe kamasan, but you'd have to buy them from England probably
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 576
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Just finished my 0wt build

Looks great. I just ordered up a reel seat and grip for a 1 wt. build.

What reel are you planning using with it?
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Feelin' Blue

Senyo's wiggle stones flies in blue (size 8 and 14 - bottom left and right respectively)
have been the most productive of this pattern for me.

Simple tie too....check the steelhead alley blog...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By s fontinalis
Chicago

This is a marbury bass fly tied in hand
Wing is Flamingo

More pictures on my blog.

Eunan
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-23-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: what am I doing wrong?

Snapping 140 Denier means you're definitely using too much pressure.

If you're tying on smaller hooks too, then that thread is much to thick.

Try to use Danville fly master 6/0 (stretchy) and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Duck, Duck, Goose

I dont know if you can hunt Canada goose, if you can hunt them, then they're legal. If hunting them is prohibited, then owning or using the feathers is illegal.

I'm not a hunter, so cant really...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Duck, Duck, Goose

Heron is definitely illegal in USA, Canadian goose might also be protected by migratory birds act.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Best reel for a classic trout Rod?

I have an Orivs Access III on mine. (8'6 5wt)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Well here's my first fly

Looks for feathers that are broken or incomplete. Most dubbings i buy are from Hareline, they're generally always good quality.
Twisted feathers are not bad, they can be repaired with steam, broken...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Well here's my first fly

Before you go buying up all the stock in the shop here's a few things to consider.

Not all material is created equally. Inspect every package on the shelf of the particular items you want to...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-18-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Well here's my first fly

Welcome! Ask questions, watch videos, read articles, but most of all Practice!

Before long you'll be tying these....
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