The Fly Tying Thread

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:56 pm

So... a hen turkey and her brood of half grown off spring have taken up residence in our neighborhood for some unknown reason. The kids have been watching for feathers for me. :D

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:38 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:56 pm
So... a hen turkey and her brood of half grown off spring have taken up residence in our neighborhood for some unknown reason. The kids have been watching for feathers for me. :D

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Good feathers.
Great kids!
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:17 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Good feathers.
Great kids!
They really are, they're constantly bringing me things, feathers usually. Not always needed or useful, but I love each one.

Mrs Gabriel just posted this one on her instagram:

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:21 pm

Beautiful photo, Gabriel!
That desk was a truly wonderful find.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Dlibbon » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:45 pm

Gabriel wrote:
durangopipe wrote:
Good feathers.
Great kids!
They really are, they're constantly bringing me things, feathers usually. Not always needed or useful, but I love each one.

Mrs Gabriel just posted this one on her instagram:

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Sweet desk! I've been keeping my eye out for one just like it. Beautiful pic.


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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:43 am

A few I've been working on:

Soft hackle steamer. #8 hook, pheasant and hen feathers
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Schroeder's hoppers using dark materials, trying to create a decent cricket
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First attempts at Schroeder's hoppers
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DP's floreeda crab
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My own crayfish pattern with squirrel tail and rabbit strips (I've since tied better examples but don't have pics)
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:39 am

Gabriel

Those look good. Very nice ties. I really like the soft hackle streamer!

I am working on the Stripped Gear wet fly with the elk fuzz dubbing and a soft hackle from a blue grouse, but none are worthy yet of photos...I'll keep working :)
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:12 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:43 am
A few I've been working on:

Soft hackle steamer. #8 hook, pheasant and hen feathers
Image

Schroeder's hoppers using dark materials, trying to create a decent cricket
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First attempts at Schroeder's hoppers
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DP's floreeda crab
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My own crayfish pattern with squirrel tail and rabbit strips (I've since tied better examples but don't have pics)
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Spectacular, Gabriel!
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:07 pm

Hoppers are difficult. I buy 'em.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:48 pm

FredS wrote:
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Hoppers are difficult. I buy 'em.
No kidding. Tried to tie some dave's hoppers last night for over an hour. Ditched every attempt.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Another soft hackle streamer. That pheasant skin I saved last fall is finally paying off ;).

Tried using the bluish back feathers for the collar. I like it.

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The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:42 pm

Gabriel wrote:
FredS wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Hoppers are difficult. I buy 'em.
No kidding. Tried to tie some dave's hoppers last night for over an hour. Ditched every attempt.
Went back to Schroeder's Hopper for a bit. Still working...

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:52 am

Gabriel wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:42 pm
Gabriel wrote:
FredS wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Hoppers are difficult. I buy 'em.
No kidding. Tried to tie some dave's hoppers last night for over an hour. Ditched every attempt.
Went back to Schroeder's Hopper for a bit. Still working...

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Those are certainly hopperish enough to catch fish. Go try them this afternoon.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:51 pm

I did make it out yesterday. Did not try the hoppers though...

It's a gray still day here and my hands hurt too much to fish. Tying flies instead.

Tying crow feather nymphs just for fun. Anyone tried dark nymphs?

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:31 pm

Yes!
All the time . . .
Some Baetidae nymphs are nearly black, many stoneflies and all sorts of other critters.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Dlibbon » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:55 pm

Been quiet on the thread lately. Hopefully you all are out there knee deep in it.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:14 pm

Dlibbon wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:55 pm
Been quiet on the thread lately. Hopefully you all are out there knee deep in it.

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Good looking flys...but being in that close space with candy corns will likely make the fish sick just from the proximity contamination :)
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:16 pm

As it happens, canned corn is a favorite bait at some of the trout parks and ponds in MO. I hear it's also used for carp.
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I fired up the google machine because I was sure that some enterprising soul had probably tied a corn fly and in addition to the picture above, I found this one. Probably tied as a joke, but you never know.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:43 pm

:rotfl:
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:37 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:16 pm
As it happens, canned corn is a favorite bait at some of the trout parks and ponds in MO. I hear it's also used for carp.
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I fired up the google machine because I was sure that some enterprising soul had probably tied a corn fly.
One of my few successes have been yellow "egg patterns."
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