The Fly Tying Thread

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 pm

Bloodhound, interestingly enough, my wife suggested just keeping them in the freezer and pulling them out when I needed them. I really am blessed to have her, she hasn't complained about the rabbit pelts in the freezer that I keep meaning to get to "someday" either.

Durangopipe, you really just put borax on the joint area? I I can certainly try that, just seems like the there is still flesh on the wing bones that would eventually rot. Maybe the borax keeps the "bugs" away that facilitate the rot? I'll give it a shot, though it is cold and damp here. Actually, I'll probably do everything and see if I get anywhere.

I did consider plucking them, but would rather not if I don't have to.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:57 pm

Working various techniques, rather than patterns today. Made with feathers harvested myself (pheasant, turkey, hen).

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:21 am

^I can see that looking like a crawdad (that's right, crawdad) once it's in the water and all those wiggly bits start moving around.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:52 am

FredS wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:21 am
^I can see that looking like a crawdad (that's right, crawdad) once it's in the water and all those wiggly bits start moving around.
I call them crawdads, too.
Sometimes a wiggly fly you tied up as an experiment will take trout better than a lot of other flies, and you don’t know why.

What the hell is a wooly bugger imitating?

Nothing?
A hundred things? (Depending on the depth you fish it at and how you retrieve it.)

Nobody knows for sure, but you’d be hard pressed to find a fly that catches more fish.

Fish that fly with a slow retrieve (hand twist) or short strips, long strips and swinging -and tell us it catches fish like crazy, Gabe.

If it does.
And it just might!
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