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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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. Thread: Leech

    by Alberto
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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
  9. Gig, Those words are so true. First set of...

    Gig,

    Those words are so true. First set of wings went on wonderfully. Second one I tried to tie was a disaster but I will keep trying different techniques until I find a consistent one.

    Alberto
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    Mike, This does not answer your question...

    Mike,

    This does not answer your question directly, but another way to make an epoxy drying wheel is with an old rotisserie motor and a foam disc from the craft store. It is a more cost effective...
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    Scott, I like the wire body. The Rio Grande...

    Scott,

    I like the wire body. The Rio Grande King you posted earlier this month is now a pattern in my fly box.

    Thanks,

    Alberto
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    A couple of featherwing streamers

    Shang's Favorite (Carrie Stevens)
    Tag: Flat silver tinsel
    Body: Red floss with flat silver tinsel rib
    Underbelly: White bucktail:
    Underwing: 4-5 strands of peacock herl
    Throat: White schlappen...
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    Scott, Another great tie! What is the hackle...

    Scott,

    Another great tie! What is the hackle color? I'm thinking dun but I also see some olive on it.

    Alberto
  14. The Tomah-Jo and the New Lake, a couple of bass lake flies

    I have been playing around with tying bass lake flies, these are from the book Forgotten Flies.

    The New Lake
    Tag: flat silver tinsel
    Tail: mallard and scarlet (I substituted with red goose...
  15. Success! Steaming the feathers softened the stem,...

    Success! Steaming the feathers softened the stem, making it easier to flatten. Using head cement between steps also helped keep everything in place. Thanks for the advice. I will post photos in a...
  16. Hap, Thanks for the tips, I will try them...

    Hap,

    Thanks for the tips, I will try them tonight. One question on using the bunch of woodduck fibers, do you tie them parallel with the hook shank? This is to give the feather stems a softer...
  17. Any advice on tying in woodduck wings on a Tomah Joe?

    I have been playing around with tying fancy bass flies from the book Forgotten Flies. The pattern I have been working on this week is the Tomah Joe and I'm having a really hard time getting the...
  18. Thread: Green Hen SBS

    by Alberto
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    Great pattern, I want to try one using the wire...

    Great pattern, I want to try one using the wire as the tying thread for the body and then switch to thread for the thorax and hackle.

    Alberto
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    Scott, Most Wulffs I have seen and also tied...

    Scott,

    Most Wulffs I have seen and also tied tend to have a bushy tail made of moose body hair or another material similar to that one. Do you find the tippet tails negatively affect the...
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    Ray, Neither the standard nor the spartan are...

    Ray,

    Neither the standard nor the spartan are true rotary.

    Alberto
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    I tie on a HMH Spartan and Fontinalis' review...

    I tie on a HMH Spartan and Fontinalis' review above is spot on. I have the C-clamp version and love it. I've had it for 14 years. For bigger hooks, size 6 and up, it is better to change to the Magnum...
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    Ray, I love to tie and fish Muddlers of all...

    Ray,

    I love to tie and fish Muddlers of all kinds. For the original Muddler wing I tried using goop and even epoxy, all it ended up doing is spinning the fly like a propeller in the water. Even...
  23. Whatfly, You hit the nail on the head with the...

    Whatfly,

    You hit the nail on the head with the Articulated Shanks, thanks.

    I was trying to have a short shanked hook on a spun deer hair body. I have tried the tube fly approach but find that...
  24. Waddington shanks - do they make a single wire version?

    Been thinking of tying a deer hair popper on a Waddington shank but so far all the shanks I have seen have a double wire. This is going to make it hard to spin a deer hair body. Is there a...
  25. Thread: SBS Index

    by Alberto
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    This would be a question to the Fly Tying page...

    This would be a question to the Fly Tying page moderator, is there a way to make this a fixed post at the top so this list is not lost as more forum posts appear?

    Alberto
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