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    Default Get inspired

    Hey everyone season is jest around the corner... so what have you been tying this winter?
    I jest getting back into it and already tied a few dozen.
    I like the smaller stuff for trout 10 - 20 so how about giving me some ideas so I can get inspired to try to make.
    I will post pics of the ones that I make so you can get a laugh or two

    Anyhow this what I have been tying so far-----Attachment 14395 this is my winged bi-visible--


    Brown hackel peacock Attachment 14396-- also made some glo- eggs and finised a dozen of first fly specials
    Come on and get me motivated

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    Have you had much luck with the bi-visible? I found the pattern in one of my books yesterday, and tied up a few. I tied them in both black and white, and brown and white, in size 12-16. I am anxious to give them a try this summer. They were pretty quick to tie, and didn't even have to mess with that dang hair stacker.

    Jake

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    It is a good high floater-- great to watch them get eaten / white helps to see it better you might want too tie olive and gray ones to they work well also.
    I tie with wings and without--I like the profile of the winged ones better.
    I hope this gives you a few more for the old fly box E-K-C

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    Default Great flies EKC...

    Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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    I just started tying, so have found sticking with the simpler patterns helps.









    I've also tied a mound of egg patterns in both chenille and glow bugs.

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    I've tied up a few different patterns, but I cant find all the pics.

    heres a basic flesh pattern that works VERY well. I went through my entire box, along with all my buddys, and all the store-bought flys were not catching. I tried one of these that i tied up the night before and it caught big 'bow after big 'bow.





    Since i had a limited supply of those flesh flies, i tied a few more and tried an ESL. I ended up tying about 70 of the flesh flys in various colors.(stocking up for this fall)




    And here is my first attempt at a wolly bugger. I didnt have all the correct materials, but it sure looks cool. I'll have to get the right stuff and tie some more.


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    Default thats a good attempt at a wooly bugger...

    heres a tip when tying, tie on your marabou tail, then tie in your hackle right on top of the thread for the tail, then cut your chenille and strip the end to tie it on top of the hackle, bring your thread to the eye and leave it there. take your chenille and wrap it forward to the eye. take your thread and secure the chenille and leave it hanging there. grab the hackle and wind it forward to the eye and wrap and secure it. trim off the excess make a neat lil head and cement. presto! perfect bugger....

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    Paul,
    I like the shrimp looking pattern, what would you use that for? It is very interesting.

    Jake
    All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish.

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    Default Shrimp

    PAUL --I like your fly
    I made this one 25 years ago- didn't use for anything- so if you catch fish on it let us know.
    The pics aren't great but it has color inside the mylar and lost its fan tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakec5253 View Post
    Paul,
    I like the shrimp looking pattern, what would you use that for? It is very interesting.

    Jake
    My friend who showed me the pattern said the sculpins are great for rainbows, dollies et al. He said he tied 150 last winter and didn't a single one left at the end of last summer.

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    Default E-K-C inspired me

    Had a little spare time at work last night and tied up a few:
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    A little pink for the silvers and an olive scud for the trout.

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    My picture quality isn't great, neither are my tying abilities

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    Occasionally I catch fish on these guys

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    Default Great job!

    scott rn...
    You made my day--Im glad to see other tiers getting the bug..
    Im going to have to make a few to keep up with you-- I have been working on a secret project for this site...
    Anyhow keep it up and I will try to catch up... E-K-C......ERIC

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    My lips are sealed Eric! Except they could be pried open for a Moose's Tooth Raspberry Wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by E-K-C View Post
    I have been working on a secret project for this site...
    ERIC

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    EKC try using smaller hackle, get yourself a griffin or whiting hackle gauge, especially for those try flies, it will help you size hackle to the hook correctly
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Thumbs up Impressed

    Those are some nice flies, everyone! Keep it up. I wouldn't hesitate to put any of those on the end of my line. You can go a long ways on variations of wooly buggers and scuds.

    70 flesh flies! That's my kind of preparation.

    I've been working on king patterns for the most part, plus tying up a bunch of buggers and nymphs for my brother back in WY. I'm still pretty well stocked myself in that department. I'm at work right now, so will try to remember to post some pictures when I get home.

    Eric - I'm excited to see what "secret project" you're working on.
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    Default Excited to see????

    " Secret project"
    I have beeen working on for the last couple days-----and I might post on sunday if you really want it. E-K-C
    ERIC

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-K-C View Post
    Secret project
    I have beeen working on for the last couple days-----and I might post on sunday if you really want it. E-K-C
    ERIC
    I'll be checking the forum when I roll back into town on Sunday (heading up to the valley to chase pike with the lady this weekend).

    In the meantime, I got inspired enough to grab my camera and take a few pics of what's been occupying my time at the bench. I felt like crud the past week, so have had lots of down time.

    First up... dreaming of kings. Some turkey soft hackles, purple peril, spade, boss, gbs in the first pic. Some articulated bunnybou flies and some hareball variety.
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    And dreaming of hogzilla rainbow... nutcrackers on the left. some sculpin flies I've been fooling around with on the right - top to bottom: mudpuppy, fat-head dolly llama, six pack sculpin
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    Default Pike flys

    Here are a few that I tied Wyo2AK -----Oh by the way I want to see fish pics of your outing E-K-C

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