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    @ted, are you making your own popper heads or painting purchased ones?
    I am interested in both options. I know cork is an option, just wondering about other materials that have been used.

    Continuing on my saltwater tying spree (never mind the fact it will only be my second salt/fly trip ever...)
    It might seem silly to try to invent a fly for an area that I have no experience with. But, fly tying is all about creative expression and wanting to test our trade even in new arenas. Thus, I set out to create a lightweight impressionistic shrimp/crab attractor pattern with a weedguard and rattles.
    #2 stainless umpqua hook, grizzly marabou, mono eyes, silicone legs, flash and some dubbing.
    40lb. mono (cheap stuff) for a weed guard and a bead and a cone head loosely tied for a rattle.

    Instagram page @tblom77

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    I'm just using the Waspi foam heads. I have attempted to shape some foam heads using a dremel as a lathe, but I always seem to screw them up. I also have a bunch of pre-shaped cork heads laying around. I don't tend to use them that often though.

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    so im pretty new to making flies. this is my second year for tying trout and steelhead flies and first ever for tying bass flies. here are some streamers from the last 2 days. im enjoying it much... any hints?





    "When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."

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    This was my second try at this streamer, the first one blew up and I'm gonna do one or 2 more to see if I can get it down. I imagine it will catch a fish in the spring. The beauty of our fish is that they're curious and bright colors interest them.

    I've never tied this before but saw an example and thought it was very different. It's called Lord Ibis, originated by Preston Jennings. I did this on a Bartleet #6 and all was well until the back side wing sheath slipped up and wanted to stay. The more you might want to mess with that, the worse it'll get...............

    But hey, I'm tying a little,

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    These are from over the last week. A variety of wets, muddler and other attractor patterns. Most could be fished dry I suppose if they were treated. The wild brookies I fish generally don't seem to mind or be too picky.









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    Wow, I am really impressed about all your great flies - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
    Best regards from Germany,

    THORSTEN

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    Blue Lee variant after EJ Malone
    Lots of work still to do
    Hackle doesn't reach close enough to the head
    GP tippet subwing too bulky
    Always difficult working with bronze mallard
    Salmon iron from Laurie


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    Quote Originally Posted by il_wi_fishing View Post
    so im pretty new to making flies. this is my second year for tying trout and steelhead flies and first ever for tying bass flies. here are some streamers from the last 2 days. im enjoying it much... any hints?





    Those look very fishable! The only suggestion I would make is maybe swinging the dumbbell eyes to the other side of the hook on the first two patterns if you want to limit snags, but otherwise the patterns look good! If you're not worried about snags, they'll catch fish as they are.


    Ard, that Lord Ibis is really neat!
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Thanks AJ, I like your streamers, they would work well here in salt or fresh water.

    That Jennings streamer.......... If at first you don't succeed, try a different hook

    I used a Tiemco streamer hook and did another, I believe I'll need to dye some new goose before I'll get good slips but that's another day.


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