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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Dlibbon » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:34 pm

So I've never fished egg patterns. Any tips? A local guy I came across swears by them in the spring. I assume like a nymph? Are they weighted normally?


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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:16 pm

I don't fish many dries, but I do enjoy tying them. A few experiments this week:

Some generic caddis types made with pheasant feathers:
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And I saw some "streaking caddis" on instagram and tried to replicate them tonight:
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I'm still not good at trimming deer or elk hair. These are elk hair with hares ear dubbing.


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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:27 am

Dlibbon wrote:
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So I've never fished egg patterns. Any tips? A local guy I came across swears by them in the spring. I assume like a nymph? Are they weighted normally?
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Fish them with the same delicate presentation and technique you would use with powerbait or corn.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Dlibbon » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:07 am

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Dlibbon wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:34 pm
So I've never fished egg patterns. Any tips? A local guy I came across swears by them in the spring. I assume like a nymph? Are they weighted normally?
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Fish them with the same delicate presentation and technique you would use with powerbait or corn.
Yes!


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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 am

Dlibbon wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:07 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Dlibbon wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:34 pm
So I've never fished egg patterns. Any tips? A local guy I came across swears by them in the spring. I assume like a nymph? Are they weighted normally?
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Fish them with the same delicate presentation and technique you would use with powerbait or corn.
Yes!


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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:59 pm

Had the pleasure of teaching some fly tying to some local youths this afternoon (my daughter and a boy from our swim team).

Spent most of our time walking him through the various materials, vocabulary, and experiences he's had so far. We then all tied a clouser minnow each and spent a lot of time in the techniques required. I really enjoyed it, hope he did too.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:05 am

^ You can probably guess how much I like this. ^

Winter's coming. Maybe you guys can make this a regular event every other week or so.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:36 am

FredS wrote:
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^ You can probably guess how much I like this. ^
:thumbsup:
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by JudgeRusty » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:33 am

Skunked. Found a few heavily pressured, tight-lipped fish and a lot of fishermen who should have received better parenting.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:59 am

Supplies are in CO. I'm in MO. I has a sad.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 am

FredS wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:59 am
Supplies are in CO. I'm in MO. I has a sad.

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Look on the bright side, Fred.
When you unpack, you'll be surrounded by trout water!
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:50 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 am
FredS wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:59 am
Supplies are in CO. I'm in MO. I has a sad.

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Look on the bright side, Fred.
When you unpack, you'll be surrounded by trout water!
You got it to fit in 3 boxes...did you downsize
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:58 pm

My 13 year old nephew from Casper was thrilled to see these boxes when he helped unload the truck out there. Seems he's tried his hand at it and wasn't happy with the results. He decided he needs to spend some of his summer vacation time at my place to improve his skills. I'm down with that.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:11 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:58 pm
My 13 year old nephew from Casper was thrilled to see these boxes when he helped unload the truck out there. Seems he's tried his hand at it and wasn't happy with the results. He decided he needs to spend some of his summer vacation time at my place to improve his skills. I'm down with that.
Looks like you've got a fishing buddy!
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:03 pm

There is this guy that I know, and he really really likes to see kids fishing... :wavey:
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:59 pm

My first ever attempt at Wally Wings. Fun stuff.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:59 pm
My first ever attempt at Wally Wings. Fun stuff.

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A difficult tie, nicely done Gabriel.
Give us a report on how they fish.

In the past, I had a great deal of difficulty getting similar wings to behave in the air. There was a tendency for the fly to spin and twist the leader pretty badly.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:52 am

Nice work Gabriel.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:26 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:37 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:59 pm
My first ever attempt at Wally Wings. Fun stuff.

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A difficult tie, nicely done Gabriel.
Give us a report on how they fish.

In the past, I had a great deal of difficulty getting similar wings to behave in the air. There was a tendency for the fly to spin and twist the leader pretty badly.
I was wondering about that. Even my hoppers are frequently more trouble than they're worth as far as that goes. To be perfectly honest, I have no great need for complicated dry flies. I do, however, greatly enjoying tying them and learning the techniques.

My most productive pattern is an ugly combination of sparkly black chenille wrapped around the shank with long, straggly, black hackle wrapped around it. Easy and productive, but not nearly as fun to tie as the above diminutive mayfly.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:26 am

FredS wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:52 am
Nice work Gabriel.
Thanks!
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