Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 74

Thread: Whatcha tying?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    The bottom of LCC
    Posts
    4,599

    Whatcha tying?

    I didn't realize that tying could be just as addictive (and more expensive) than the fishing itself. The GF got me a vise and starter kit for xmas and I've been spending a lot of time on it since then. Pretty damn frustrating at first but it's starting to get to the point where it's relaxing zone out time. I'm sure some of you guys on here must be starting to stock up for the season.

    I'll start out with one from tonight. Rabbit strip tail and tri color maribou head. It still needs eyes, I'm waiting on batteries for my UV light so for now this is how it sits. One of our local guides is a pretty big fan of this color combo, especially on bright days so I figured I'd tie some stuff up and give it a shot.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    S. Alberta
    Posts
    88
    Awesome job! I was taking pics of what I've been tying and was going to start this thread...I haven't really been excited about skiing this year and have found myself tying a lot.

    ...pics to come
    Last edited by AKami; 02-08-2014 at 09:36 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    S. Alberta
    Posts
    88
    Candy cane foam splayed wing thingsClick image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTGR Forums1391837616.394340.jpg 
Views:	255 
Size:	297.3 KB 
ID:	150255

    Vladi condom worms
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTGR Forums1391837703.731954.jpg 
Views:	252 
Size:	277.1 KB 
ID:	150256

    Punk rock sculpins Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTGR Forums1391837744.185479.jpg 
Views:	252 
Size:	288.0 KB 
ID:	150257

    Black adult stone fly
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTGR Forums1391837792.172344.jpg 
Views:	249 
Size:	185.1 KB 
ID:	150258

    Yellow stone Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTGR Forums1391837851.513820.jpg 
Views:	235 
Size:	185.2 KB 
ID:	150259

    Bunch of foam flies Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTGR Forums1391837887.102240.jpg 
Views:	257 
Size:	296.8 KB 
ID:	150260
    Last edited by AKami; 02-08-2014 at 09:37 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Tetons
    Posts
    5,390
    You guys are tying some nice stuff!! I lent my vise to the kid next door for a month or I'd be spinning flies too.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Golden
    Posts
    3,426
    I like all the foam...and the condom worms...might need to tie some of those up myself!
    "We had nice 3 days in your autonomous mountain realm last weekend." - Tom from Austria (the Rax ski guy)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fuck me
    Posts
    732
    started tying for this year's white bass run last week


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    the heart of Pennsyltucky
    Posts
    3,372
    Some ugly musky/pike flies.






  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    845
    Just wait till you catch one with a fly you tied. It's a damn good feeling!

    I've been tying lots of small (#18-22) midges this winter. Copper johns, rainbow warriors, etc. Biggest stuff I've been trying is some #10 rubber leg stones. Working on my caddis but I can never seem to get the wings quite right. Once I get my camera back I'll get some pics up.

    Been digging this site for learning new stuff to tie: http://www.thecatchandthehatch.com/

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    The bottom of LCC
    Posts
    4,599
    you had any luck with an emerger or adult midge patern? I couldn't get any interest the other day during a hatch on anything in my box.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    845
    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    you had any luck with an emerger or adult midge patern? I couldn't get any interest the other day during a hatch on anything in my box.
    I haven't been out this winter since the skiing has been good, but I've got some patterns that I use a ton and seem to do well during the summer/fall.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    be here now
    Posts
    4,755
    Posse buggers and regular / psycho prince nymphs for summer by my house

    Darn full on winter steelhead pattern
    Let me lock in the system at Warp 2
    Push it on into systematic overdrive
    You know what to do

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    In the shadow of the wasatch
    Posts
    1,068
    Not tying anything yet but this bundle of joy arrived in the mail the other day.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	12475263084_421d5dfd49_b.jpg 
Views:	223 
Size:	326.8 KB 
ID:	150504

    I've got the ingredients to tie my favorite pattern The Higa's SOS. Gonna give it a shot this weekend

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    The bottom of LCC
    Posts
    4,599
    Hadn't seen that one before, thanks TheFugitive. Here's my sloppy attempt:



    didn't have black crystal flash so I sub'd some angel hair. been tying a bunch of other tiny shit, midges in 20's and 22's. I probably need to go smaller than that but I'm not sure I have the patience for it.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    845
    Rubber Leg stone


    Copper John


    Nymph Box

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    In the shadow of the wasatch
    Posts
    1,068
    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    Hadn't seen that one before, thanks TheFugitive. Here's my sloppy attempt:



    didn't have black crystal flash so I sub'd some angel hair. been tying a bunch of other tiny shit, midges in 20's and 22's. I probably need to go smaller than that but I'm not sure I have the patience for it.
    Thats pretty close, can't say mine came out that good. There are a bunch of youtube videos on that pattern. I like the one from Curtis Fry Thinking about taking a fly tieing course up at Western Rivers sometime if I can't get there through youtube videos.

    Funny story, last week I was at the rally for stream access at the utard capital. I'm standing there with my dog talking to some people when a group walks up and starts introducing themselves. One guy says "Hi, I'm Spencer Higa" . I'm not much for being star struck but I kinda geeked out and was telling him how good his pattern is. Super nice guy. Gave me some info on some Uinta S slope water. If I had teh $$ I would do a trip with him out at Falcons Ledge

    If your at the mouth of the canyon we live close, should get out for some fishing or turns sometime....

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    The bottom of LCC
    Posts
    4,599
    I just took the WR streamer class with Matt. Highly recommend it. FishTech also offers beginners and intermediate tiers classes and they are pretty cheap. Falcons Lodge is definitely on my to-do list someday.

    Didn't take any pics because the first attempt wasn't that pretty and I didn't have all the ingredients but here's another attractor pattern that I came across, also originating in UT I think:

    http://tackyflyfishing.com/2014/01/2...amin-pheasant/

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    S. Alberta
    Posts
    88
    I've been trying to fill up the nymph box this week.
    Chartreuse/Red Copper John Sz. 12

    Tungsten BH Pheasant tail Nymph Sz. 12

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Eagle River Alaska
    Posts
    10,784
    Just some things to swing















    Its not that I suck at spelling, its that I just don't care

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    718
    Replenishing the streamer box from last fall.




  20. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    A LSD Steakhouse somewhere in the Wasatch
    Posts
    9,656
    hopin them cicaders return in force this year
    bout all my fat mangled fingers can tie


    been to falcons ledge a couple times sweet digs but far as the onsite fishin
    lc ranch blows it away

    got spots on our april 25-26 outin if you or fugees wanna go
    the think it's 8th now annual wastch flytyin expos
    http://www.wasatchexpo.com/
    comin up the 28-29th
    be voling one or both days
    see yas there
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
    ski on in eternal peace

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    The bottom of LCC
    Posts
    4,599
    i don't have squat for bigger hopper and foam pattern stuff, kind of missed that part of the season last year and haven't had a need yet for anything like that. anyone have some good general patters that they like for western rivers?

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Evergreen
    Posts
    291
    I've got this one I mashed a few recipes together and came up with...

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Evergreen
    Posts
    291
    I also have really good luck with this beetle pattern when they key on smaller terrestrials.

    You can do the legs with whatever, but I'll use rubber legs and z-Lon.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    In the shadow of the wasatch
    Posts
    1,068
    Quote Originally Posted by ACheateaux View Post
    I've got this one I mashed a few recipes together and came up with...
    Sweet looken hopper I like the feather wing. D hopper season is do not miss in utarrr. Lesser known waters s and east of here really produce.

    Sent from my MB886 using TGR Forums

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Evergreen
    Posts
    291
    I lay the neck feathers onto packing tape and trim prior to tying in. That seems to up the durability for repeated use. It doesn't do much for me parking them in trees though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •