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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-10-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By schrob
Re: Gartside sparrow

Great pattern, Have used it in all different sizes.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By schrob
Re: burning tool

I've had three different ones, The medical which is sealed but like was said you can rig it to work. They burn real hot but didn't like the size, a little long, and the tip can't be replaced. Then...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-07-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,643
Posted By schrob
Re: Let's see your tying station

Bob are you still taking pictures of Lou's setup and pawning off as your own?:D
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-25-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By schrob
Re: Fly tying question.....

To get into tying your own flies to save money just isn't going to happen, I think most everybody who ties will agree on that. Taking a class will save you a boat load of time and frustration in...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-15-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By schrob
Re: Suggestions on how to teach (lots of) kids to tie?

I would split them up into three groups and have an instructor for each group. Perhaps tie the pattern first letting all 15 watch and then let them go off into each group. You will need a vice and...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-10-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By schrob
Re: Magnifying Lamp or Headband Magnifier?

I use both and will say the lamp mag is more comfortable to use. You can sit upright in your chair and adjust the lamp mag to be in focus with your comfortable tying position. With the Headband YOU...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By schrob
Re: Locator?

Have two -three hundred dollars in cash in your pocket. That will give them more of an incentive to find you.:rolleyes:

A Whistle should be standard equipment for everybody, even if you carry a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By schrob
Re: Dry Fly Hackles

Whiting is probably the best dry fly hackle your going to get, but they will cost you. Charlie Collins has a great grizzly neck I would say the quality is as good as Whiting only the feather count is...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-22-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By schrob
Re: well, i dipped my toe in the dry fly water tonight....

Not bad Eunan. For just getting into drys thats got to be one of the toughest to start out with. Couple things that may help you. I usually would make the wing one or two barbs wider then the gap of...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-19-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By schrob
Re: International Fly Tying Symposium Nov 17-18 2012

When you do the Somerset show be careful what you leave out on the table, things tend to walk, including vises. Have the guy tying next to you keep an eye on things if you take a break. When I did...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-04-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By schrob
Re: Shoot from the hip pictures

Thats what I would say, picture is fine. I think a lot of people are going overboard on this photo thing. Your point and shoot camera with a macro setting is pretty much all you need. Problem is...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-05-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,552
Posted By schrob
Re: going tiny

Next time your chewing a peice of gum-- think about that problem.:D
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-05-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,552
Posted By schrob
Re: going tiny

The hardest thing with tying small is finding material that will be in proportion with the size fly your tying. Size 20 you can pretty much use all the same materials as in larger patterns, smaller...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-16-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,899
Posted By schrob
Re: how to bend hooks for spoons

Sandfly has the right idea, been reshaping them Standard Mustad hooks for years with out any problems.
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By schrob
Re: Reel seat color

If the rod is for you then go with what you like. You'll get a lot of different opinions asking everybody in general when the only opinion that really matters is the one who's going to be using it....
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,200
Posted By schrob
Re: Elkhorn Fly Rods - New Corporate Member

Wanted to build a rod for my daughter and they were the only one with with the color blank that I knew she would like. Got the matching reel and at the time was not concerned about how good it was...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-17-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By schrob
Re: Mayflies are tied WRONG!!!!!!!

Steelhead don't take this all the wrong way. If you want to tie something more realistic go for it every now and then I'll do it also. The tyer from England- Paul Willock, gets up to $2000 for some...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-14-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By schrob
Re: Dubbing Problems

Try using a smaller amount of dubbing and only roll it through your fingers in one direction, don't go back and forth with it.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-14-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By schrob
Re: Mayflies are tied WRONG!!!!!!!

I know fish go to schools but I still don't think they can count.:icon_roll If the pattern has the correct amount of legs, gills, and tails but has no life to it I don't think it will fish well. I'd...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-27-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By schrob
Re: Dry Fly Wings of duck quill

If you can get the first issue of Hatches magazine, there's a whole article on tying quill wings. The one thing that I personally would not due is to put any glue on any part of the quill slips until...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-23-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By schrob
Re: Flustering Featherwings

Steelhead your more then likly tying the featherwing down on the bare stem. This can cause them to seperate spin, do all sorts of nasty things. When tying them down just grab 2-3 barbs on the stem...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-23-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,358
Posted By schrob
Re: What do you do?

Teach a kid! Teaching a kid and watching them progress is the next best step. Your most likly bored because the challenge isn't there anymore. Watching the concentration and exicitement on a young in...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-23-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By schrob
Re: Which One....

I like to tie feather wings but would rather fish the hairwing.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-02-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By schrob
Re: How young to start

Yep my daughter was able to sit and tie at the age of five. I let her go wild with a lot of different colored buck tails and some tinsel. She was able to tie up some pretty good streamers. She's 21...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-02-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By schrob
Re: Shopping for a first vice

If your interested I have a new Renzetti Traveler with the side knob adjustment. Was only used for a photo shoot. $125 plus shipping and it could be yours.
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