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FLY TYING & JIG TYING

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eyes for flies 25 Replies

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Fly tying of the stingers 5 Replies

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Comment by John Sheehan on May 31, 2019 at 9:11am

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Comment by John Sheehan on May 28, 2019 at 3:12pm

I don't tie very fastidiously but these ties have worked well through the years . Especially White Buck tail with red Thread for Crappie and Squirrel tail for Multi species. Bucktail perch PatternHT Foxhair /Turkey Feather /Twistertail jigGetting ready for Panfish Ice OutBlueJay Feather Jigs 64th oz.

24th oz.Jigs

Comment by jim cosgrove on June 25, 2018 at 6:38pm

love to see some pics allan,I have lots of colors of sharpies and Bic makes some nice perma markers.i never seem to catch anything on olive patterns.black and brown seem to be the best

Comment by dick tabbert on June 25, 2018 at 8:41am

Allen you may have to do some dying to get Olive.

Comment by Allen Morgan on June 25, 2018 at 7:18am

I've been meaning to tie up some Mop Dragons.  Dragonfly nymphs using the micro-fiber "tails" from cleaning mitts that are all the rage amongst warm-water fly fishers, but are looked upon as coming from "the Dark Side" by a lot of Trout fly fishers.

I just recently found some big skeins (?) of micro-fiber yarn at Jo-Ann's, they have one that is a mix of cream, tan, brown, and maybe black, for about $10.  Lifetime supply right there.  Now, if I can just find some in Olive.....

Comment by dick tabbert on June 24, 2018 at 1:59pm

Nymphs is my favorite of the sinking fly. Started 3 years ago when I was raking some weeds out and every rack full would be full of dragonfly nymphs. I made my 1st nymph from there. Got the nymph then a picture then proceed to the tying table. Made up about a dozen. Finally I got to tie one on my 2wt and 1st cast bam a hit which about took my 2 wt out of my hand. After about 25 or 30 minute in came about a 34 inch Hybrid Striper. I was sold. From there Tooty wanted a few to try and he had good luck. He said to made larger one's which I did. I found they come in all sizes. Here are the dragon fly nymphs that I made and tried. http://bigbluegill.ning.com/photo/slide18?context=user.          http://bigbluegill.ning.com/photo/box-of-large-dragonfly-nymphs?con....

Comment by Allen Morgan on September 20, 2016 at 5:42pm

For the small, buggy patterns I normally tie for Bluegills, UV Resins usually only get used to make a wingcase on nymphs, especially if I'm doing a "flashback" style, with a bit of Flashabou tied over the thorax, then the UV material applied in a drop over the Flashabou.  It acts as a lens and scatters the light reflected from the Flashabou in all directions.  I suppose it looks like a gas bubble trapped in the wingcase of an emerging insect.

UV resins really shine in bigger patterns, like Puglisi minnows and wool-head sculpins.  You can soak the liquid resin into the fibers, flatten them in a direction you want them to go, then hit it with the torch to set the resin.

Comment by Bob Davis on September 20, 2016 at 6:44am

Follow up most final applications with CS Seat Coat UV Blast.  No light required.  Glues can be used for fast set-ups but most leave a residue.  Google UV lights to find one that meets your needs. 

Comment by dick tabbert on September 19, 2016 at 4:50pm

Rob I use the UV glues but like Jim said they are pricey shop around. I really don't use it a lot just when I want an outside shell on a fly works great for that..

Comment by jim cosgrove on September 19, 2016 at 4:46pm

yes and they work well.shop around there are great deals if you do.some brands can be pricy.

 

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