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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-19-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Judging for book contest "trout"

cast my vote....great looking flies everyone....get to tying more classics now!
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-19-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By s fontinalis
March Brown English Male

Since the judging has started for the book contest, this is the fly (bottom on in the picture) I decided not to enter to the contest. Took a lot of thought and consideration not to send the fly. It...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-04-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,504
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Ray Bergman's book "trout" giveaway

Folks, I'm out. Good luck to all those who entered
Forum: Fly Rods 02-03-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Eagle claw featherlight fly rods

Cameron at the FIberglass Mainfesto sells the Featherlight...get in contact with him, he might have what you need.

Eunan
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Workweek Cabin Fever (fly box art)

Couple years ago I did a step by step of transforming those in same boxed in to fly boxes...no idea now where its located on this board but its there somewhere (I think).

getting the foam cutouts...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Somerset NJ Show...All I hoped for & More!!!

Great report.
I tied beside Mike Romanowski at the Fly Tying Symposium at Somerset in November, and at the Art of the Angler Show in CT, two weeks before. Hes a great guy, knows his stuff too..
Forum: Flies 01-23-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Need Help on these Flies

top one looks like a stone fly, bottom one a cdc dryfly
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-22-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,504
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Ray Bergman's book "trout" giveaway

my fly is done, just need to mail it
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-21-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,504
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Ray Bergman's book "trout" giveaway

If yoy hold the wing in a death grip until it is securely tied down, the only part that should move are the butts. Do not under any circumstances release the wing after the first two wraps
Forum: Fly Swap 01-21-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,804
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Steelhead Fly Swap 2015

Here is my offering....still not all finished, but will be done in plenty of time for the deadline. I need to order more hooks, as the packet only has 10 in it.

Pattern as follows

Hook: Alec...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-21-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Wapsi Chenille Durability?

I generally avoid wapsi products like the plague, and industry folks i've spoken with agree that the quality has gone down hill in recent years.

Also, the comment about ultra chenille is...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-20-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,504
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Ray Bergman's book "trout" giveaway

Addicted to Vise: Tutorial: Tying on a married wing (http://www.addictedtovise.com/2013/10/first-this-is-by-no-means-definitive.html)
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-19-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By s fontinalis
Fly Fishing Santa Fe, NM

I'm heading to SF with my wife and daugher for a few days on a business/pleasre trip, and i'm hoping to be able to get in some fishing while i'm there. Trip is 22-26FEB

It will be a DIY trip: me,...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 01-13-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By s fontinalis
Rosy Dawn 4/0

This is the second time I've tied this pattern, but I like the last one (couple years ago much Better.

Not a complicated fly, with all materials available from your local fly shop, perhaps with...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-13-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Dyeing with acid dyes

I would say the closest, but not close enough to the original, would be Silver Grey #638.

I think you'd have to play around with mixtures, and likely for quite a while, in order to achieve the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-12-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Dyeing with acid dyes

In a fly shop you'll never see it, you got to get good natural light, bright day, but not to bought. This was taken inside, under a shaded window
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-12-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Dyeing with acid dyes

'the blue' isn't dyed, that's the natural color of the rump
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 01-12-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By s fontinalis
White Kabuto Blank 7643 sold pending funds

As the title, this is an unbuilt blank 7'6 4wt 3 piece. Mint condition.

Ready for immediate shipment.

Payment by CHECK ONLY. NO PAYPAL

SOLD PENDING FUNDS
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Tying vises

Cottarelli is very hard to beat for holding BIG hooks.....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-12-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Dyeing with acid dyes

It aint no use if it aint chartreuse....Natural (left) and dyed Ringneck rump. Jacquard acid dye Chartreuse #628. Also, no filters used here, these are the colors as you see them in natural light.
...
Forum: Fly Swap 01-09-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,804
Posted By s fontinalis
re: Steelhead Fly Swap 2015

Green Butt Skunks for me....
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Upgrading rods

Sunday evenings are prime time for auctions to end on ebay
I always list my fly auctions to end between 7-10pm eastern time.

The ebay auction clock is in Pacific time.

You can set up your...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 01-07-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By s fontinalis
FS: 10'6 8WT Daiwa Exceler + Reel + Lines + T14 tips

This is (was) my rod for salmon and steelhead in the great lakes region.

Truth be told, I've only fished with it 5 times in 4 years, and about 30 times total. The set up hasnt been used in the...
Forum: Fly Swap 01-07-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,804
Posted By s fontinalis
re: Steelhead Fly Swap 2015

Been dying for a long time to tie some Green Butts...count me in!
Forum: Fly Rods 01-07-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 785
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

check out The Fiberglass Manifesto, and shoot a message to Cameron, he'll be able to give you some great pointers.
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