So what are you tying now?

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I’m following along here as time permits..... I’ll get down to business soon enough!!
Nice work everyone!

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bearbutt wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:42 pm

CJ--do you fish your salmon flies? That 10/0 hook is impressive--I can;t imagine what kind of rod/line set-up it would take to cast one.

bb
Someday bb! A friend and I actually planned a trip to Canada this year, but you know how that ended up.

And yes, that 10/0 is a seriously heavy piece. I too can’t imagine what you would cast that with. I would love to know if anyone actually ever tyed a fly on one!
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Some lovely tying here

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Hello, I do not start tying until Feb. First I get rid of the flies I don’t want by stripping them to save the hooks. Then I start tying what ever comes to mine. One day it could be caddis,the next maybe only nymphs, and so forth. If I am fishing and catching fish I may give another person some flies if that person is having trouble with catching some thing. I enjoy tying in Feb. as I have a bird feeder attached to my window where I tie and I can watch them and only be about two or three feet away. Birds are so much fun to watch. Hey, everybody have a Merry Xmas and a very Happy New Year. Let’s hope this vaccine works so we can all get out to fish this Spring. Bill the mailman. PS, I am probably like all fly tiers and have more flies then I need that is why I give so many flies away to other flyfisher people. Bill

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Vance wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:23 am
... First I get rid of the flies I don’t want by stripping them to save the hooks. ... PS, I am probably like all fly tiers and have more flies then I need ...
Bill, I used to strip old flies also, but often nicked the hook finish, which would lend itself to rusting... plus it was a long tedious, fun-less process IMO, plus I questioned how sharp and functional the hook was after prior use, so I long since stopped doing that task... BUT, I still STEAM a few flies that I think are worth saving/reusing... :D and your last statement is so true, and such a PIA when one falls in, like I do, and needs to remove all flies from their boxes to dry properly so they don't rust... :oops: :x :roll: :cry:

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I tend to tie flies as the ideas/thoughts dictate as I also have too many. Passed 173 dozen for the year on Sunday. Working on new variations, some flies for friends that I hope will be able to come up and join me in the spring, etc.
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I fish all winter as there are too many months of it and I had too many years in the limestone country not to go out anyway. Playing with some flies that move a lot and have a bit of attraction when swung or drifted very slowly like the one I call the Hen & Hare's Ear. A friend gave me a beautiful hen pheasant skin and there are a lot of possibilities with those feathers!
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I guess my “second season” officially started this morning when I knocked out a half-dozen Red Butt Conehead Woolly Buggers on #8 Mustad 9672 hooks. I know that hackle might appear to be wound the wrong way, but I tie “fishing flies” trying to knock out as many, as quickly as possible, eliminating as many steps as possible.

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I spent parts of the last two days inventorying my tying supplies, now I need to inventory my flies--- starting with streamers/bucktails--- so I know what I need to tie.

I just had the itch to tie today, and it needed to scratch it. Plus if there’s one fly pattern I need in my boxes from mid-November through mid-March, it’s a Red Butt Conehead Woolly Bugger.

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Dick Talleurs pattern the Heron Fly.
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About every other year I get in the mood to tie and fish variants. This is the year again. The biggest issue is finding enough large, stiff hackle for my larger variants.

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Anyone else tying and fishing variants or large spider patterns anymore?

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Lots of great tying here, guys--keep it up! John, I fish big spiders and skaters too--though not often enough. For hackle, I use spades for the skaters, and Krosch saddles for the spiders--.

Bill, maybe start tying earlier this year? Nobody's going anywhere the next couple of months anyhow. Dana?--C'mon, time put aside your vice, and get to working at the vise, ya know? LOL!

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