Another winner of a pattern!
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Another winner of a pattern!
Those are some nice zonker strips. Will make a nice two-toned Slumpbuster.
In trip to South Carolina I have seen the black squirrels with a white face, has anyone seen zonker strips made from this...
I like it - heavily weighted plus a quick tie are a great combination. This one is getting added to my fly box.
Thank you Scott and Hans but I still have much to learn.
Hans - nice tip on the name tag. With the big placard on the table, the name tag is not needed.
I just wanted to send a note to thank everyone for your tips and kinds words. Show went great, below is a photo of me with my tying mentor, Peggy Brenner.
From top to bottom:
Jenny Lind wet
I wanted to thank everyone for the advice and kind words. Chewydog, I had forgotten about the shirt color. I wont be on the "big screen" but I will be wearing a neutral colored shirt.
I have 3-4...
Martin and Rick --> Thanks for the tips, I'm looking forward to the show.
Mike --> Arts of Angling Show in Danbury, CT. I'm going to be there Sunday, November 1st.
I will be tying at a show for the first time in about two weeks. Needless to say, I am a bit nervous but fortunately I'm going to be sharing a table with an experienced tier who is my mentor and...
That is a killer pattern! Gives me an idea to take a Sparrow and add a muddle head to it. The smallmouth bass in my area kill the Sparrow. I'll have to add a few of these. Gives me a...
If we are talking trout, these are my 5:
Klinkhammer (tan body with grizzly hackle)
Hare and herl bugger with bead chain eyes
Olive Conehead Combo
Olive Deep Sparkle Pupa
I'll get the quills in the mail before the end of the week. Here are a couple flies I tied with them. I have not fished them, they were just for fun.
In both cases, the...
Send me a PM, I have some I can send your way if you want.
I like the looks of the variegated hackle better. In my flies, where I can, I prefer to use dyed grizzly or a variant over a solid color. In my eyes, nature is not uniform and the...
A well deserved honor indeed and a beautiful set of flies. On the Wulff, I like how you reinforced the body with the gold wire. I have started doing the same on bigger sizes of that...
The Woodduck Orange is one of my favorite flies.
One more thing to get the right sweep on the feathers is to make sure you tie the feather in with the curve facing away from you, not...
You can always cut wider strips off the wings you have available and fold them in half to make Muddler wings.
Here is the wet version. Please excuse the photo quality, macro setup was unavailable so I used my phone:
Beautiful fly, Scott
A bit of a follow-up from Martin's comment on the partridge front hackle. I use another french wet fly pattern, the Assassine, that is close to the D22 above. It omits the...
Maybe a synthetic material like EP fibers or KF in a dubbing loop?
I presented this question to two friends who tie streamers commercially, they both like the light dun saddles from the Whiting American Hackle series.
Out of curiosity, have you tied it with softer hen hackle? And did you see a difference in the performance of the fly?
From the Hatch Guide for New England Streams by Thomas Ames Jr:
"The pupae of Brachycentrus Americanus have pale green bodies with brown heads and wings. Those of B. Lateralis are olive bodied,...
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...
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...