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Old 10-02-2011, 10:32 PM
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Default My latest adventures in tying.





The streamer I am most proud of thus far. I thought this one looked "professional."





This is a streamer I made up with left overs that were in my box after tying on a couple of occasions.




Another similar to the first. But different body and has green mallard for tail and throat.




The pair of streamers I tied with turkey wing as their outer wing.



These are my attempts at Zug Bugs. The more I look the less I like em. I think I butchered the wings and the larger Bead heads may emphasize that fact.


These would be buzzers I made up. I think they look great, but they are awaiting multiple coats of epoxy to be finished.



And these are some nymphs where I was experimenting with different techniques, like making a thread or floss base and then wrapping in in 8lbs test with some flash under it too. They look pretty cool, I think.







Thanks for checking them out fellas!
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:12 PM
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Bringing this back to the top hoping for some exposure and feed back.

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:24 PM
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I'd fish with any of those. Good going....you'll a master in due time!
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It is a plain fact, however, that downstream fishing with a non-imitative fly (lure, in the British sense) does not mix comfortably with upstream imitative fishing...I'll stay out of the argument about whether this technique is really fly fishing. In terms of interest, it is for me ahead of most downstream fishing and spinning. And I've already opined that spinning is better than staying at home with the television set.

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:37 PM
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Theron- it's not our approval you need...
It's the fish's approval...

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:12 PM
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Nice photos and lighting set up. I often have a challenge getting reasonable close ups. Special camera?

Ties look fishy. Let us know how they produce.
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Bob
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:40 PM
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Most times the flys you make that look the worst catch more fish. The ones that look perfect - not so much...
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:55 PM
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i was fortunate to have a "yoda" type old-timer mentoring me when i started tying...

his favorite saying was: "my flies catch fish, not fisherman...."

we all like to look at flies that are beautiful and a delight to behold, but it's the fish that decide if they're any good.

my advice, fish 'em hard, and see what works.... i know my "best" (ie, most productive) flies are almost embarrassing simple to tie and not very pretty, but they work....

keep at it, you have talent...

ed e

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:34 PM
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There is something better on the market than mono for that nymph. It's called D rib, and it's some kind of stretchy silicone, you can find it cabelas. it wraps better than mono because of the D shape and you can stretch it more towards the tail end to get tighter, narrower segments, while relaxing the tension to get bigger segments as you get closer to the thorax. here is an example, one of my favorite nymphs:




on the other hand, I really like the first fly, i would not hesitate to fish that myself.
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