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Old 06-07-2012, 11:36 AM
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Im having trouble with the hackle collar, though i believe its the ancient materials i have to work with. Goin to Cabelas on friday/saturday and hope to pick up some tying material.
Uh-oh... MAKE A LIST B4U GO, and set a budget limit for yourself. Ease into this...

Hooks, for the sizes and types (dry or wet) flies you intend to tie. 25 packs are good, 100 packs are MUCH cheaper per hook.

Hackle, if you can afford the Whiting 100 packs for dries, they're a great way to start. Whole capes are REALLY the way to go, but they're pretty expensive for someone starting out.
For wets, a pair of hen necks (grizzly and brown) might suffice for quite awhile. The Cabela's brand saddles aren't bad (and they're cheap), but you won't find many feathers for smaller sized flies in there.

A Pheasant tail, unless you know a hunter who might have one hanging around, you'd be AMAZED at how many flies you can tie with this.

Peacock herl, a full stalk/stem is the best way to buy it. If you consider a bulk pack, make sure it isn't brittle.

Dubbing, a box of assorted dubbing (like superfine for dries) would be better than individual packs if you aren't sure where you're heading yet. Something "buggier/shaggier" would be great for wets.

Thread, 6/0 or 8/0 Black or UTC 140... buy a few spools

BOBBIN, buy a ceramic insert bobbin! Based on some problems you mentioned, this will be a Godsend for you.

AVOID THE TEMPTATION TO BUY A GRAB BAG or LARGE ASSORTMENT BAG OF FUR!!! Most of it is lower quality and until you know specifically what you plan to tie, it'll just sit there.

Go to KMart or WalMart or Target and buy a couple of snap closure plastic boxes, shoe box size will be fine for now. MAKE SURE they seal tight. Fur and hair in one, everything else in the other.

Then go home and go to town!

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:24 PM
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Speckled Hen PMD Nymph - TMC 2488, #16 -#20...


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HOOK: TMC 2488, #16-#20
THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Black - to thorax
Tiemco 16/0 Lt. Cahill - from thorax forward
TAIL: Rusty Brown Pheasant Tail Fibers
ABDOMEN: Rusty Brown Pheasant Tail Fibers
RIB: Wapsi wire, Copper, x-sm
WING CASE: Mirage Opal Tinsel, Medium
THORAX: Fine & Dry Dubbing, PMD
LEGS: Speckled Hen Saddle, # 12., Yellow (Nature's Spirit)

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Planner trout: that's a nice looking fly. How about a recipe, I could use some of those right about now. I'm debating between battling the crowds on the mo or pike fishing this weekend and if I head to the Missouri I could use that nymph
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:19 PM
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A Bridge in Madison County, MT...

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MICRO MADISON PMD - Matthews/Variant, Daiichi 1560, #16 - #16, TMC 3761, #20...


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Sea trout pattern to be tested tomorrow
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"G", Split Wing Case PMD, Daiichi 1130 - #16 - #18...

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My first attempt at a tube fly. A sculpin pattern, intruder inspired. Hoping to put this to use on some smallies soon and get a few more done to chase some GL Steelies.

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Lately I have tying flies for the American Shad run here in Northern California for the local fly shop. It's the easiest $1 per fly that I could sell. The problem is that NorCal has had the best shad season in years. That meant that I had to tie more shad flies with little time to tie for myself.

Since I'm done with my production runs, I finally have been tying for myself. The hot fly right now on a private bass pond that I fish prior to the topwater bite is a Clouser Minnow in olive over orange. So I am restocking my box with several.

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Nice looking Clouser MP
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Jaybo, that sculpin looks meeeeean! Looks like a good lake-run brown slayer, but can't see why a steelhead or ten wouldnt smack it!
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