Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Fly from trash materials

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    LillestrÝm, Norway
    Posts
    496

    Default Fly from trash materials

    Sea trout fly with back from the magnetic inner-disk from a old 3,5" floppy disk.
    Last edited by tob1; 08-07-2009 at 05:01 AM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Fly from trash materials

    Very nice looking fly actually. Looks like it could shine a bit and that would attract a few preditor fish. I myself have looked for "other" things I could use on flies. Mostly stuffs that are found in craft stores and not really found in a fly shop. Fibers from old torn rags, colored wing feathers, and a few beads for eyes. I know I've looked at things and have asked can it be used. Mostly though I end up using the unused stuffs from other flies. Some look like garble and would prob not work too well for trout but hey some fish out there would hit it. I'll have to look into the disk idea since I've been looking for somthing that has a lot of shine, almost mirror like, but would hold up when tied. Good idea.
    <*))))>< Fish with teeth ... If I ty it a fish will hit it

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    LillestrÝm, Norway
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Fly from trash materials

    Mayflies with twisted body: cellfoam from the package around the PCmonitor and antron yarn.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    LillestrÝm, Norway
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Fly from trash materials

    StoneFly with wings from packaging ribbon.



  5. Default Re: Fly from trash materials

    I don't have any pictures, but I've used the "grass" that fills up Easter baskets to make flashback nymphs (looks best on pheasant tails, I think).

  6. Default Re: Fly from trash materials

    My wife hates it when I start looking around for trash to tie with. I have a pretty good collection of materials that i have found at the thift store (antron from old lamps, etc.) I collect the hair from the dog brush. We have a grey mini schuezer(spelling?) and a tan pug. The pug hair works great for elk hair caddis. I've saved ear plugs from the shop floor where I work. I've cut the clear plastic bags that material comes in for back flash for scuds. I've found that you can use almost anything.

    John

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    LillestrÝm, Norway
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Fly from trash materials

    Some left over antron yarn furled with 3 strands flash.
    Hook: Knapek #16

    Trygve

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    LillestrÝm, Norway
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Fly from trash materials

    One more fly with wings from the packaging ribbon,
    Housefly


    Body - sparkle yarn twisted with peacock herl.
    Trygve

  9. Default Re: Fly from trash materials

    I collect feathers from my pet Lovebirds; yellow foam trays used fresh meats from supermarkets (there are high bouyancy); chain links from old lamps; Crosstitch yarns threads; down feathers that slipping out from winter jackets.. lol; caulk backing foam strip;


Similar Threads

  1. BWO emergers not working during the hatch
    By rustydeej in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-06-2008, 11:29 AM
  2. How do I tye Joe Mouse
    By Frank Whiton in forum Share Patterns
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-31-2008, 03:49 PM
  3. New NAFFF member
    By MagicMaurice in forum Coldwater Fly Fishing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-27-2007, 02:08 PM
  4. Insect tips for newbie?
    By Cool Hand Hodge in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-01-2006, 08:49 PM
  5. Yellowstone changes fishing regulations
    By JBinUTAH in forum Rocky Mountain Range
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-27-2006, 03:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •