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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Dlibbon » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:40 pm

Some really inspiring pics on the thread these days. Like’n it.

Snapped this at a local fishing expo this weekend. Image


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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:21 pm

Somehow I missed your post with the examples, Steve. Thanks! Those look amazing.

One last fly for the evening, scaled way down to 12 dry fly hook:

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A little messy, but I like the concept. The hackle is from that pheasant skin. I’m enjoying trying to find uses for as much as I can from it.


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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:26 am

Dlibbon wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Some really inspiring pics on the thread these days. Like’n it.

Snapped this at a local fishing expo this weekend. Image
I'm not sure of your parental status. Any of those kiddos yours?
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Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:02 am

Dlibbon wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Some really inspiring pics on the thread these days. Like’n it.

Snapped this at a local fishing expo this weekend. Image


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This is as good as seeing a kid fishing... :D
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:36 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:02 am
Dlibbon wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Some really inspiring pics on the thread these days. Like’n it.

Snapped this at a local fishing expo this weekend. Image


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This is as good as seeing a kid fishing... :D
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Post by durangopipe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:38 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Somehow I missed your post with the examples, Steve. Thanks! Those look amazing.

One last fly for the evening, scaled way down to 12 dry fly hook:

Image

A little messy, but I like the concept. The hackle is from that pheasant skin. I’m enjoying trying to find uses for as much as I can from it.


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This is a spectacular fly.
Name it!
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

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Dlibbon wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Some really inspiring pics on the thread these days. Like’n it.

Snapped this at a local fishing expo this weekend. Image
I'm not sure of your parental status. Any of those kiddos yours?
Not yet. Got two kiddos. Both ladies 9 and 5 yr olds. Trying not to push too hard just yet. They ll be at the vice before to long!


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Post by FredS » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:20 am

^Was this in Myrtle Beach? My old boss and mentor went to an outdoor show up there the other day and complained that there were no bass boats.
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Post by Dlibbon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:33 pm

FredS wrote:^Was this in Myrtle Beach? My old boss and mentor went to an outdoor show up there the other day and complained that there were no bass boats.
No it was in Charleston. Over all I wasn’t really impressed. I’m learning that the fishing community around here is really an insiders club.


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Post by JimVH » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 pm

Any of y'all take Fly Tyer magazine? Good, bad, indifferent?

I just got a subscription offer from them.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:18 am

JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Any of y'all take Fly Tyer magazine? Good, bad, indifferent?

I just got a subscription offer from them.
It’s a good magazine.

Only problem is, you’ll see (and want to tie) several new patterns every time you get an issue, and pretty soon you’ll have 500 different patterns in 10 different sizes each in 30 different colors in 25 big fly boxes and you’ll be so stressed out when you try to figure out what boxes to take fishing you’ll need a bourbon and 2 Valium just to calm down enough to get your gear together.

Then, on the river, you’ll open the same box every time and choose one of the same two or three favorite flies you’ve been fishing for the past 40 years.

Remember the PAD thing? The TAD thing?
It’s like that.

With feathers.
Lots of feathers.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Sir Moose » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:16 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:18 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Any of y'all take Fly Tyer magazine? Good, bad, indifferent?

I just got a subscription offer from them.
It’s a good magazine.

Only problem is, you’ll see (and want to tie) several new patterns every time you get an issue, and pretty soon you’ll have 500 different patterns in 10 different sizes each in 30 different colors in 25 big fly boxes and you’ll be so stressed out when you try to figure out what boxes to take fishing you’ll need a bourbon and 2 Valium just to calm down enough to get your gear together.

Then, on the river, you’ll open the same box every time and choose one of the same two or three favorite flies you’ve been fishing for the past 40 years.

Remember the PAD thing? The TAD thing?
It’s like that.

With feathers.
Lots of feathers.
So, what you're saying is it's FADulous, darling!
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:08 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:16 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:18 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Any of y'all take Fly Tyer magazine? Good, bad, indifferent?

I just got a subscription offer from them.
It’s a good magazine.

Only problem is, you’ll see (and want to tie) several new patterns every time you get an issue, and pretty soon you’ll have 500 different patterns in 10 different sizes each in 30 different colors in 25 big fly boxes and you’ll be so stressed out when you try to figure out what boxes to take fishing you’ll need a bourbon and 2 Valium just to calm down enough to get your gear together.

Then, on the river, you’ll open the same box every time and choose one of the same two or three favorite flies you’ve been fishing for the past 40 years.

Remember the PAD thing? The TAD thing?
It’s like that.

With feathers.
Lots of feathers.
So, what you're saying is it's FADulous, darling!
:rotfl:
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by JimVH » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:20 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:18 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Any of y'all take Fly Tyer magazine? Good, bad, indifferent?

I just got a subscription offer from them.
It’s a good magazine.

Only problem is, you’ll see (and want to tie) several new patterns every time you get an issue, and pretty soon you’ll have 500 different patterns in 10 different sizes each in 30 different colors in 25 big fly boxes and you’ll be so stressed out when you try to figure out what boxes to take fishing you’ll need a bourbon and 2 Valium just to calm down enough to get your gear together.

Then, on the river, you’ll open the same box every time and choose one of the same two or three favorite flies you’ve been fishing for the past 40 years.

Remember the PAD thing? The TAD thing?
It’s like that.

With feathers.
Lots of feathers.
It's like you know me.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:20 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:08 am
Sir Moose wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:16 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:18 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Any of y'all take Fly Tyer magazine? Good, bad, indifferent?

I just got a subscription offer from them.
It’s a good magazine.

Only problem is, you’ll see (and want to tie) several new patterns every time you get an issue, and pretty soon you’ll have 500 different patterns in 10 different sizes each in 30 different colors in 25 big fly boxes and you’ll be so stressed out when you try to figure out what boxes to take fishing you’ll need a bourbon and 2 Valium just to calm down enough to get your gear together.

Then, on the river, you’ll open the same box every time and choose one of the same two or three favorite flies you’ve been fishing for the past 40 years.

Remember the PAD thing? The TAD thing?
It’s like that.

With feathers.
Lots of feathers.
So, what you're saying is it's FADulous, darling!
:rotfl:
I subscribed for a year or two, and it's a fine magazine. BUT, the internet does the same thing as the magazine only a thousand times more. If you want to learn to tie a new bug or learn a new technique, there are thousands of videos online that you can access immediately. OTOH, if you're an old guy who'd rather read a magazine than a Kindle in the 'library', then this one is as good as any.
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Post by JimVH » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:22 am

Yeah, I'm a library sort of guy.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:40 am

JimVH wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:20 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:18 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Any of y'all take Fly Tyer magazine? Good, bad, indifferent?

I just got a subscription offer from them.
It’s a good magazine.

Only problem is, you’ll see (and want to tie) several new patterns every time you get an issue, and pretty soon you’ll have 500 different patterns in 10 different sizes each in 30 different colors in 25 big fly boxes and you’ll be so stressed out when you try to figure out what boxes to take fishing you’ll need a bourbon and 2 Valium just to calm down enough to get your gear together.

Then, on the river, you’ll open the same box every time and choose one of the same two or three favorite flies you’ve been fishing for the past 40 years.

Remember the PAD thing? The TAD thing?
It’s like that.

With feathers.
Lots of feathers.
It's like you know me.
Yeah.
Takes one to know one.

Birds of a feather, so to speak.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:55 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:40 am
JimVH wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:20 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:18 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Any of y'all take Fly Tyer magazine? Good, bad, indifferent?

I just got a subscription offer from them.
It’s a good magazine.

Only problem is, you’ll see (and want to tie) several new patterns every time you get an issue, and pretty soon you’ll have 500 different patterns in 10 different sizes each in 30 different colors in 25 big fly boxes and you’ll be so stressed out when you try to figure out what boxes to take fishing you’ll need a bourbon and 2 Valium just to calm down enough to get your gear together.

Then, on the river, you’ll open the same box every time and choose one of the same two or three favorite flies you’ve been fishing for the past 40 years.

Remember the PAD thing? The TAD thing?
It’s like that.

With feathers.
Lots of feathers.
It's like you know me.
Yeah.
Takes one to know one.

Birds of a feather, so to speak.
I see what you did there.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:34 pm

I just stumbled across this and fell into joy, and sadness.
It’s not exactly fly tying or fishing. It’s frozen trout habitat - snow on the peaks in winter.
But I wanted to post it here.

My home mountains - the San Juans.
Backcountry skiing.
Most of these chutes and slide paths are places I skied many dozens of times, years ago.

A wave of nostalgia has consumed me.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=shZ2ZUDrgRQ

About half of these shots were in the Lime Creek watershed above Molas Pass off Highway 550.
In the summer, if some of you come out, I hope to fish with you beneath them and show you this country.

Bloodhound - do you recognize the terrain directly below The Grand Turk above Molas Pass, or Mount Snowden seen from there in the southeast?

Other runs are in the cirque above Gladstone where Silverton Mountain ski area is now. Before the lift went in, we climbed to ski there.

The shot with the highway below is from a chute we named “Sam” in the 80s that rises up to a ~13,000’ summit above the big curve at Chattanooga, midway between Red Mountain Pass and Silverton. I imagine you know that hairpin well.

A nice, 27 year-old kid was killed in a slide there last week.
He used to attend the school where I teach.
His parents are mountain people who live in the tiny town of Ophir.

Pray for him, his family and friends. :prayin:
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:55 am

It's beautiful, that place you call home.
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