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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-13-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,027
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Dyeing with acid dyes

Yeah - they're probably well dyed, just not washed adequately!

Hareline are one of the more reputable dealers in terms of quality of materials.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-12-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,027
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Dyeing with acid dyes

it might work. I'm no expert, but the acid is needed for the dye to enter the feather fibers, could be that just washing the feathers will wash off the stuff thats on the surface, what you see as...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,027
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Dyeing with acid dyes

Barring remains - i've dyed woodduck, grizzly hackles, and other material with bars, all the time it remained. If you use lighter dyes, it shows better. if you dye black you just dont see the bars as...
Forum: Flies 10-06-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Flies for Bluegill

I've also used the Bristleback nymph from this page, to great effect for both panfish and trout
On The Water - Warmwater Fly Tyer - by Ward Bean (http://www.warmwaterflytyer.com/pond.asp?page=5)
Forum: Flies 10-06-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Flies for Bluegill

in my experience, panfish love soft hackles, small nymphs and foam hopper/beatles....conditions will dictate the surface or subsurface action

frequently a nymph/softhackle under a foam floater...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-03-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Whiting brahma hen cape and its uses

Those look about right for Brahma...
if you wet the flies and see the profile created, you'll see its perfect for nymph legs
I typically tie the feathers in by the tip, like other soft hackles. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-03-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Redington Rods

The CT is a gem, and i think most users of that rod will agree, its a steal at the price its offered. I've two, 3 wt and 5 wt.
THe CPS was also a gem, but replaced by the cpx, unfortunately.
...
Forum: Thomas Turner Fly Fishing Antiques 09-26-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Thomas Turner Fly Fishing Antiques website

Nice Hardy rods - i have "Towery" from 1940's that you might be interested in.


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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-25-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Regal vise talk

the midge head is a bit bulky still for the size 20's - glad you went with the stainless steel
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-25-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Barracuda vise, worth it?

IF you didnt have a vise that you like, the deal was good.

I've lusted after rods and ended up buying them for species X, and never fished, either before or after the purchase, for species X. OR i...
Forum: Flies 09-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Classic Flies

I have both the Compendium and the Fly Dressers guide - quality publications.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 09-20-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Orvis Limestone 8'6 For sale or trade

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Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,356
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: If you were selling flies ?

LMGTFY (http://bfy.tw/DzTe)

I see 10" articulated flies for $25
MRO has 4 section deceivers for $8

One simple solution is to up your guide fees to include the price of the flies you tie, then...
Forum: Travel Tips Section 09-16-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Turks & Caicos Help

Did those islands just get ravaged by Hurricane Irma??

Vacations there arent cheap, prices probably reflect what the market is willing to pay.
Whats covered in the guide fee? What are the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-01-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Lady Amherst center or pair ?

even for salmon flies you dont need matched pairs. You just need fibers from a left and a right.

Center tails might have an equal length left and right side, but with flanking pairs you will...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 08-31-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By s fontinalis
Orvis Limestone 8'6 For sale or trade

This is an early Orvis rod, the butt cap is stamped as follows

8 1/2 LIMESTONE2 5/8 oz (6) 0778

Comes with original orvis tube and (not original) sock.

Rod is in great shape, grip is barely...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-31-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: $100 Flies?

original Radencich patterns - the few i saw on ebay were victorian era patterns.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-31-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: $100 Flies?

Back to warmwater- Pat Cohen (Superfly) ties some pretty neat deer hair flies - his presentation grade selling for $85.

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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-31-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: $100 Flies?

Salmon flies are indeed in the $100 range from a reputable tyer - what makes the reputation - the quality of the fly presented for sale is at least equivalent to pictures in the books i.e. neat, well...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 08-24-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Tips for small stream bluegill

anthing foam or leggy, cast under a tree or overhang, be ready to strike within 3 seconds of it hitting the water.

two fly rig - foam floater, pheasant tail or other nymph under.

Either way,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-24-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Bought furry foam. Now what?

stick it to the back of closed cell foam and make hoppers and other kinds of floaty bugs
Forum: Fly Rods 06-05-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Bluegill rod

i use a TFO Finesse 1 wt or a Blue Halo 3wt
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 05-23-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By s fontinalis
Lee Blue

Been on a bit of a mixed wing kick lately

For your entertainment is the Lee Blue on a Mustad size 1 (slightly long shank) Hamešons Irlandais
...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 05-18-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By s fontinalis
Re: Wtb Pearsall's silk and soft hackle materials

54 dean street for silk. Much better than pearsalls.

54 Dean Street S.n.c. (http://www.54deanstreet.com/en/)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-12-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By s fontinalis
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