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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Today, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By flytire
Re: Twisted Firestarter

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess it didn't take you 20 minutes to tie that :)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By flytire
Re: Which Hair Floats Better??

certainly not squirrel tail which does not compress under thread pressure. its a solid hair

go with caribou, elk or deer. their hair is chambered with air pockets (not hollow) that should give you...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/midges/WingedBrassie_zpse07b186d.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/caddis%20flies/TwistedSynthendipity400_zpsa2db4730.jpg
Twisted Synthendipity

Hook: Your favorite brand and style
Thread: Black or...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-28-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By flytire
Re: Mustad C70SD.

I no longer tie saltwater flies but I doubt the finish will prevent hooking fish
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-27-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 411
Posted By flytire
Re: Adams, PARACHUTE Adams and PARACHUTE BWO

$13 a card! :eek: :surprise: it better have magical properties!

its staying on the peg

good old acrylic yarn at $3 a skien will last longer than i'm going to be alive
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-27-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By flytire
Re: Stripping Quills

add thread to the hook
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/fly%20tying%20tutorials/StrippedPeacockHerlStep1_zpse17c24b2.jpg

tie on peacock herl wit 1 wrap of thread...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-26-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

good looking frenchie fly patterns!
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By flytire
Re: Tying with the Divine Proportion in Mind

ive never had any of the thousands of fish Ive caught post a comment regarding my well tied but slightly mis-proportioned fly

they are the ones it matters to the most :)

tyers preference always...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-19-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By flytire
Re: Okay, I Gotta Ask...

I've never used it but I've seen reports of other people trying with poor results.

do a Google search for it

or buy some, give it a try and post your results

nothing wrong with a little...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By flytire
Re: Alternative Materials

alternative

McLean's Quill Body | mudhole.com (http://www.mudhole.com/Fly-Tying/Bug-Bodies-Foam/McLeans-Quill-Body)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By flytire
Re: Alternative Materials

see comments above

http://www.theessentialfly.com/user/products/V-str-qu.jpg

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSsA5GGB9aHexqAirvitZX3U6YgIzH4Ke-IKRbPpwDYT3w8K-sZJg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By flytire
Re: Tying with the Divine Proportion in Mind

I just tie flies without all of the math :)

The hook is all the measuring needed

+ fish don't care either :)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/dry%20flies/OctoberCaddis_zps71cbaa7d.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/chironomids/step1_zps8bd75cc8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/chironomids/step2_zps9948917e.jpg

then...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-15-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/chironomids/nestegg_zps462bc38c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/chironomids/nestegg2_zps447596eb.jpg
...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-11-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/soft%20hackles/LaVisagreen_zps18eae9e3.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-10-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/soft%20hackles/LaVisa_zpsbcd395b1.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-07-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By flytire
Re: Hungarian partridge skins ?

Small feathers = easier to break and harder to wrap because if the fragile stems

Keep the extra $5 bucks in your pocket for other materials or feathers
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/chironomids/BowtieBuzzerFrankSawyer_zps4e7ba390.jpg

2 part system

the breathers are tied on the tippet making the "bowtie"

the fly...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-05-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By flytire
Re: Hanak Competition Hooks

FIPS-Mouche Rules - Fly Fishing Team USA (http://www.flyfishingteamusa.com/fips-mouche-rules.html)

read article 28

the words "competition hook" must have been created by someone who had nothing...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-04-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By flytire
Re: Hungarian partridge skins ?

Most of the skin is going to be useful

Buy the highest quality skin you can regardless of the price

oh and don't buy those sh!tty bags of feathers anymore
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-04-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 183,701
Posted By flytire
Re: What have you been tying today?

bocast

you answered your own question

repetition

my tip would be: if it doesnt look right undo it and start all over. dont finish a poorly tied fly and assume its aok.

practice practice...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By flytire
Re: You favorite wet fly ?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/flytire/Fly%20Photos/soft%20hackles/BrahmaGold-1.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-01-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By flytire
Re: Hanak Competition Hooks

I prefer the allen d101bl hook at $4.19/25 hooks vs $8.95/25 hooks :D

D101BL - Standard Dry Fly, Barbless - Allen Fly Fishing Store...
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