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    Nice idea!

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    Deer hair can be a real pain. This is my first hair head that has come out not looking like a total mess.
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    Looks good to me, using a razor blade to trim it? That made the biggest difference for shaping muddlers and the like.

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    Yup, that made a huge difference. Got some thin ones that flex and can be bent easily. Makes it so much easier to shape the head.

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    Some freight trains for a recent trip.

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    First batch of salt flies
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    finally upgraded to a real vise. rotary makes things quite a bit easier. been breaking it in the past couple days.

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    ripped off a pattern from a local guy and modified it a bit


    has a nice profile when wet and should be swimmy as f%$#


    never fished for pike before, probably gonna give it a try next week


    there was some talk a little while back about a swap. I'm into it if anyone else is.

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    nice stuff!

    makes me want to tie something up right now

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    how did this thread go dormant?!

    got a vice for xmas that I finally got around to using

    I kept it simple for the first fly



    as noted in the OP, materials ain't cheap. i think I've got most of the basic stuff and can tie a many patterns with what I've got... as long as they're red, white, or pink

    last week I found out a local creek not 10 minutes from the office has muskies in it. I'm going to need a bigger box




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    Use less hair.

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    Been messing around at the fly tying bench a bit lately. I'm headed to Africa in a couple weeks. It's not a fishing trip but I found out that the GT fishing is supposed to be really good in one of the spots we are staying on the coast. Might as well throw some feather missiles at 'em while I'm there.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Underoos View Post
    Use less hair.
    duly noted. I was having trouble getting the hair on the big fly to stand up and achieve the volume I was after, which equaled moar hair. any tips? I keep forgetting to tie the hair in backwards and pull it back, I think that would probably work best for minimal hair and maximum splay.



    here's a slight variation of a fly I've had great success with for pike and bluefish. it will be interesting to see if the wire has any affect on bites


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    there are a couple ways to add bulk without adding a ton of material. one thing you could do is prop up the bucktail with either a dubbing ball behind it or something like polar chenille. tying it in facing forward and then bending it back works really well too. less is almost always more.

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    Orange Coast variation on a 1.5 AJ

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    Poopfish snacks. Not real pretty but they work.

    It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. –Ernest Hemingway

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapes View Post
    Poopfish snacks. Not real pretty but they work.

    those on the right weedless?

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    doesn't look like it. that fox hair or marabou or whatever it is won't do much to keep weeds out.

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    I like this ones chances of getting bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post


    I like this ones chances of getting bit
    Damn that is sexy! Streamer season is coming quick - hell it never left this year.
    Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield: Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your concentration?

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    Whatcha tying?

    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    Streamer season is coming quick
    yes, yes it is…

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    such good action on this one, felt weird tying it out at our troot camp though


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFugitive View Post
    those on the right weedless?

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    No, not weedless. But they ride hook up, so I got that going for me, which is nice.

    The one on the left is trouser worm, found here: http://www.flycarpin.com/2011/03/mct...carp-worm.html

    I've started tying those in black as well, for murkier water.

    Right is my attempt at Zimmerman's Backstabber. I have issues with the hackle, and I'm just using what I have which is not what he calls for. But, hey, they work. http://www.flycarpin.com/2011/02/zim...-carp-fly.html
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    these are just too fun to tie


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