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Not tying now

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:07 pm
by TheIndian
Hey,
I don't tie flies and was wondering what brands you guys like the best. I bought a pair of Bloody Maris from LL Bean recently and the hackle disintegrated on one after about a half hour of casting. Yes, it was a rocky, swift moving creek and it may have taken a beating but just wanted to get some feedback. How about Umpqua? Others? Still new to fly fishing. Thanks a lot!
Chris

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:57 am
by Theroe
Chris
I don’t know where you live, or what and when you’re fishing for, BUT: Try the Dette shop, sponsor of this site. Joe uses all good tyers, hence his flies are all first rate.

Just my two cents
Dana

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:36 am
by ted patlen
Chris, Flies bought from the Dette Shop are a far better entity than the flies of Orvis, LLbean, Bass Pro, etc....

a local fly shop is the place to shop for well tied flies...

where are you located

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:46 pm
by TheIndian
Thanks Dana and Ted...I'm on it! The Dette Shop it is.
Hoping to find a Brook Trout with all those deep, dark, rich colors anywhere between the Catskills and the Adirondacks. :lol:

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:10 pm
by TheIndian
And it's in Livingston manner...that's great! I'm there quite often as a volunteer in the Catskills...Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower.
Do you guys know if the shop is actually open to the public yet?...website says curbside pickup only.
Good to know..thx again.

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:19 pm
by catskilljohn
I was there last weekend, and while I did go in the shop, we played it safe with masks and stayed apart (I usually hug those guys!) I also didn’t “touch” anything, rather they chose my items and bagged them for me.
They do a huge mail order business, you may just want to call and have them send them out. CJ

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:34 am
by TheIndian
Thx CatskillJohn. Oh I did haha. Ordered a bunch of stuff from their website. Can’t wait. Thx.
Chris

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:16 am
by Laminarman
I was in another fly shop Thursday and I overheard the owner tell a guide "I don't know what he does, but Joe just sells the hell out of flies.." Reputation and quality will sell. I prefer his flies over other shops flies for the most part, plus the service is very good.

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:23 am
by Theroe
AND, they carry many patterns developed in the shop, for the local waters and hatches. Two of my favorites are the Dette Iso nymph, and Conover.

If you tie on their isonichia nymph and dont catch fish, the problem will be on the opposite end of the line........ :D :D :D

Re: Not tying now

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:24 am
by TheIndian
Isonichia? Haha ok will have to try.
Here's what I got...including the Dr. Slick case. Nice stuff. One copper John was the wrong size I believe but that's fine...a lot to learn yet on the upstream side of the rod LOL. While fishing I lost one Dark Edson Tiger and a Copper John...no surprise there LOL.
Thanks again for the advice everyone 8-)