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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-25-2016, 12:46 PM
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Posted By bmbailes
Re: Brown Trout Pics

yep! I live just 40 min. south of it
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-25-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 90,675
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Brown Trout Pics

TN tailwater Browns from this Saturday.....first light streamer eaters on a new design. Used my small water streamer stick...Custom Fiberglass Scott 6'6" 5wt with Rio Streamertip line.
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-28-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

baby craws, featuring flymen craw tails!

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/babycraw_zpsqicg6hno.jpg (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/bailebr3/media/babycraw_zpsqicg6hno.jpg.html)
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 06-14-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By bmbailes
FS....Completely new vise and accessories

heres a steal of a deal! a new peak( LIRS head) vise, accessory caddy/shaft, and a custom heavy duty granite base ( from thegranitefly.com).

this vise head is interchangeable with the other peak...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-02-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Revisting the "Brookie" of the Bass world

antiqueblonde- these aren't rockbass/redeyes but I totally different species of bass, only found in higher gradient small streams. ive caught a ton of rock bass on the Clinch though.

Flyfisher for...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By bmbailes
Revisting the "Brookie" of the Bass world

Well after an extended weekend I'm finally back at work reliving some of the fun I had over the past 4 days! Camping with the family, boating, bbq but I kicked off the weekend by visiting a very...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-20-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Observe,Design,and Success!!

heres the tutorial

The Fiberglass Manifesto: PANTHER BRANCH BUGS - The Minnie Mouse (http://thefiberglassmanifesto.blogspot.com/2016/05/panther-branch-bugs-minnie-mouse.html)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-18-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Observe,Design,and Success!!

thanks guys!

bigjim- I do tie lots of BIG (4/0) rats for guys but most of my personal fishing involves these small warmwater streams I grew up on.....I go thru spells where I like throwing big...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-17-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Observe,Design,and Success!!

Tex- I use a piece of 25# mono as a foul guard. Poke a hole in the leather, thread the mono, and melt the end to prevent it pulling back thru.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-17-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By bmbailes
Observe,Design,and Success!!

so a few weeks ago I was walking along a small creek by my house, just checking out recent changes. the cattle was removed a few months ago and the farmer decided to plant crops. luckily I came the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-06-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

Vulpes- I use veevus 200 thread and I get the hair from hareline.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-02-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

the usual here......http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/dhpop_zpsvp1apzs2.jpg (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/bailebr3/media/dhpop_zpsvp1apzs2.jpg.html)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-02-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 120,042
Posted By bmbailes
Re: warmwater pics

topwater action here lately...whether it be 2/0 deerhair bugs and LM or slow drifted hoppers to small stream smallmouth!

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/dhpop2_zpsyyy46or3.jpg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-12-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Strong thread for deer hair head patterns

Veevus 200D for all my stacking! and it will cut straight thru hair if you crank to hard!
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/plug_zpszabjiliw.jpg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-11-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

I was back to stacking deer hair this weekend...an order of articulated sexy shad for a local guy chasing bass and stripers

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/plug_zpszabjiliw.jpg...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 03-30-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By bmbailes
FS Big bug vise! PRICE DROP! STEAL!!

for sale....
New Peak LIRS vise....with upgraded brass locking screw and material clip
"thegranitefly.com" 9.5# custom Granite vise base with 2 risers.......one for the the vise and another for an...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-18-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,778
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Biggest fish caught with a 5wt

for me, had to be this buffalo on a size 8 foxy clouser!
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/002_zpseddee9f1.jpg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-16-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

I've been bouncing back and forth between blending hair and tying micro streamers( my addiction)....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-16-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 120,042
Posted By bmbailes
Re: warmwater pics

I've been unable to put down my new rod from chris Barclay. its one of his 64p tapers ( 6'4" 4wt four piece) and its an absolute joy! Ive been throwing some mini versions of my crafty creek minnow...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 03-16-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By bmbailes
FS- New Peak base and accessories

SOLD!!


http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/20160315_163730_zpsy5w31lyx.jpg (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/bailebr3/media/20160315_163730_zpsy5w31lyx.jpg.html)
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-29-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Tyers block

I have had tyers block on several occasions...I do 2 things to cure it, 1. I leave the vise for a day or two and 2. I come back and look at old classic patterns and try to find new materials to...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-18-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

thank you sir! like I tell everyone...I stink at tying small stuff so I might as well work on getting good with the big stuff:)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-18-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

as usual, ive been covered in deerhair:) cranking out a few display flies and a few fishable birds...along with rats, frogs and poppers
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-14-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

slob4u- its a display fly....not intended to be fished
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-11-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,448
Posted By bmbailes
Re: What have you been tying today?

Deerhair display flies for me lately
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/deerhair%20bug_zpswm52krto.jpg...
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