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  1. Thanks Scott and Mike! My tying desk is next to...

    Thanks Scott and Mike! My tying desk is next to the utility room in my basement. Our old boiler had a malfunction, overheated and cracked. We got home in time to avoid major damage but the smoke and...
  2. Jim Warner featherwing and marabou-winged streamers

    After a short break due to a boiler malfunction, I was able to get back to my tying desk to continue tying some older patterns. Living in NH, I decided to tie a few of the streamer patterns created...
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    Here is mine, it is a re-purposed TV armoire. The...

    Here is mine, it is a re-purposed TV armoire. The cabinets on either side hold materials:

    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j32/peruman99/IMG_2391_zpsovh702rc.jpg?1427160158387&1427160159350...
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    Scott, Another great tie! Is there a reason...

    Scott,

    Another great tie! Is there a reason you went with the straight-eye hook over the down-eye hook?

    Regards,

    Alberto
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    Scott, Nice pattern! You only take a couple...

    Scott,

    Nice pattern! You only take a couple turns of hackle, right?

    Substituting the chenille body for a spun deer hair one would make for a nice variation, I'll have to put that on my ideas...
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    Scott, Nice trick! Did you find the touch-up...

    Scott,

    Nice trick! Did you find the touch-up pen gummed up the feather fibers at all?

    Alberto
  7. Thread: old fly id

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    Bill, From the hook size versus the reel I...

    Bill,

    From the hook size versus the reel I would guess that is a lake fly. I looked in a couple of my reference books, including "Forgotten Flies", and I could not find a fly to match the one in...
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    Martin, The flies and photos are gorgeous! How...

    Martin,

    The flies and photos are gorgeous! How do you achieve the lighting? It is very even across the fly.

    Regards,

    Alberto
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    I agree with Jay, you want different threads. My...

    I agree with Jay, you want different threads. My preferences are:

    Danville's Flymaster+ or Flat-waxed nylon for bass bugs and other spun deer hair flies
    Danville's 140-denier for streamers...
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    Martin, Those are great flies but I feel your...

    Martin,

    Those are great flies but I feel your pain with macro-photography. Every time I look at photos of my stuff all I can do is find the blemishes. The way I see it, it makes you a better tier....
  11. Yes, it's a technique similar to yours. Tied in...

    Yes, it's a technique similar to yours. Tied in by the tip, concave side of feather facing towards me, then I fold the hackle backwards and wrap the the eye. I think you tie your collars with the...
  12. Scott, Thanks, although most classic wets do...

    Scott,

    Thanks, although most classic wets do have throat hackles, the ones I tie for my fly boxes end up with hackle collars. I like the way they look over throat hackles. I also like the way the...
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    That is a well-tied fly. I like that the eye is...

    That is a well-tied fly. I like that the eye is not crowded, you left plenty of room for a nice thread head. Hackle and tail sizing is something that changes from tier to tier. I like to size mine...
  14. The Jenny Lind, as a lake fly and a wet fly

    I tied the lake fly as a request from a close friend, I liked the color combination so much I ended up tying 3 more as wet flies for my own fly box.

    Tag: oval silver tinsel
    Tail: blue goose...
  15. Success! Thanks Scott!

    Success! Thanks Scott!
  16. Thanks! I have tried the different [IMG] codes...

    Thanks!

    I have tried the different [IMG] codes specified in the FAQ for the BB and still can't get the images to show up over the links.

    I also searched in the archives with little luck, all...
  17. A few more featherwings: Black Ghost, Garrison, Bean Special, and the Gees-Beau

    All the snow we have gotten in New England has given me a chance to sit at my desk, here are a few of the ties:

    Black Ghost Herb Welch pattern
    Hook: Fulling Mill 3220, sz 4
    Tail: yellow hackle...
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    Scott, Another great tie. I had never heard of...

    Scott,

    Another great tie. I had never heard of cut-shank hooks so I looked it up. Wouldn't it be a similar setup to use a tube? What are the advantages of the cut-shank hook over the tube?
    ...
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    Melk - I updated the first post with the recipes....

    Melk - I updated the first post with the recipes. The wet fly in the photo was tied with medium flat tinsel, I did not like the proportions and have since switched it to small flat tinsel. This lets...
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    Scott, Did you use hen hackle tips for the...

    Scott,

    Did you use hen hackle tips for the tail? Skip Morris is one of my favorite tiers, I try to duplicate his clean lines and proportions on my flies. I need to add this one to my fly box....
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    Parmacheene Belle, 5 different styles

    This was my tying project over the holidays, I'm just getting to photographing them. These 5 patterns are all for the Parmacheene Belle. This has always been one of my favorite patterns, mostly...
  22. The Maid of the Mill - a mixed wing lake fly

    Santa put a pheasant skin in my stocking. This gave me a chance to try a new pattern over the holidays. This one is from the Mary Orvis chapter in Forgotten Flies:

    Maid of the Mill
    Tag: oval gold...
  23. Beautiful tie Scott! Very nice tinsel body. I...

    Beautiful tie Scott! Very nice tinsel body. I like how you tied the oval tinsel on the bottom of the hook. This gives you a nice and clean starting wrap for the rib.

    Alberto
  24. Two more lake flies: the Abbey and the F.G. Simpson

    These are from Mary Marbury Orvis. In the flies below I used blind-eye hooks, but then I tied 3 F.G. Simpsons on regular eyed hooks and will toss them at smallies this summer. I'm a sucker for red...
  25. Thread: Leech

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    That is a nice fly. Did you use a dubbing loop...

    That is a nice fly. Did you use a dubbing loop for the body?

    Alberto
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