I"m hard of sight, too. I tie my spnners using hi-vis material for a post. THis is a rusty spinner, just change the body color to pale yellow and if you want add the egg sac in orange.
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I wouldn't worry so much about having the exact color of the naturals, instead I'd have a few different style patterns in different sizes and focus more on presentation - your cast, leader, tippet size and length, making sure your fly is floating as it should and getting a drag-free drift. At dusk s...
Do you or would you use a tippet ring when fishing a dry fly? Why or why not? I had a long discussion today with one of SGM's esteemed members today about them and he was adamant that they are not useful for fishing dry flies - I think his blood pressure went up a bit. :o I've heard some folks do us...
- Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 pm
- Forum: The Bar Stool
- Topic: Dette Flies Fall Event
- Replies: 12
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It was fun at the event, always good to hang out with Mr. Valla, hear his stories about maple syrup, wine making and his rod making adventures! Thanks to the Dette crew for hosting us and the event, great to see everyone before the season ends. CJ I second that, CJ! It was a fun day listening to Mi...
Matt, that’s a neat idea , how hard is it to feed the butt end thru the fly line though? Here's how I do it. 1. Cut end of butt section at an angle to create a point. 2. Insert needle into the end of fly line and out about1/2" up. Leave the needle in for 5-10 minutes. 3. Hold the line in your thumb...
Matt, that’s a neat idea , how hard is it to feed the butt end thru the fly line though? It's really knot that hard. You cut the butt section off at an agnle with a razor blade so you have a nice point and feed it throughthe line while holding the line at an angle at the exit hole. Sometimes you ha...
I feed a section of butt material through the end of the fly line and then nail knot. Works great and no issues going through the guides. Cut the butt material at and angle so it had a point. Stick a needle in the end of the line and push it out about 1/2" in and let it sit for a bit. Remove the nee...
- Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 am
- Forum: The Tying Table
- Topic: Catskill-style materials
- Replies: 4
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For starters, get yourself a copy of Mike Valla's book - Tying Catskill Dries. I would start with materials for just a few patterns and then take it from there.