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Tying anyone?
Sometimes, getting me to sit down and start tying is like pulling teeth,.....but when I do, I can't quit! Anyone else have this problem?

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Re: [flygoddess] Tying anyone? In reply to
wow... can I have all three of those logs.. I promise to return then when I am done.. Angelic

awesome work sis... from now on you are not allowed to get up from your tying seat.. unless you are going fishing... Smile

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Those are some nice flies!!

Where do you use the huge articulated streamers? Trout or Bass? Both?

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Absolutely both. Thanks.





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The problem I have is when I finally get myself to sit down and tie is to stick with it until done.Laugh I may want a dozen flies but I might end up with 6.Unimpressed Oh well, I take small breaks in between flies at times to catch my breath and keep going. I do alot of tying on the road when I am at work. (I should say laying over after workingWink).

Nice bugs! You do great work!!! Still trying to sit down and tie up a mouse.Cool

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Must admit that I haven't tied a fly for several months now. Too many things going on right now. But yes once I start again it becomes a habit that is hard to break. Nice work FGD, but don't let Mac talk you out of them. His tying room is probably covered with your flies. lol




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LOL>.. you cant blame me for trying... but what you say is partially true... FG has been very generous when I needed it and has sent me a lot of flies... the exact number I dont really know but I do know I could fill several fly boxes with them...

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Hey Flygoddess! You know I do have that same problem. Usually though I would tie just about everyday. Then I get into a rut with doing something else, and then I start tying, and can't quit. Lately I have been making some spinners, and then I have been working on some balsa flies. I made spinner flies, and a ton of other flies. I can't post a link yet, I just found that out, but my photos are on my Photobucket, and that link is on my About Me, or profile, I forget which now. Your ties are just beautiful as always. Your work is top notch in my book!
Kelly aka Kelkay

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Re: [Kelkay] Tying anyone? In reply to
Kellkay.. not sure who told you tat you cannot post a link.. if it is just the photobucket link and since you are at 15 posts you can post away.. but instead of a link Id suggest you try embedding your photos in your post..




here is the link from photobucket I used to post the picture...

http://i131.photobucket.com/...ng%20in%20TN/rp1.jpg (the direct link option)

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Re: [Kelkay] Tying anyone? In reply to
Welcome, nice to hear from another lady! I would love to see your pictures. I tried looking for them, but can't find them on your profile. Maybe I am looking in the wrong spot??Blush

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http://s373.photobucket.com/...o175/Kelkay59/flies/

http://s373.photobucket.com/...y59/Tackle%20Making/

Here ya go. Realize I just started tying spinners, so I could use gentle constructive criticism via pm. I have been fly tying and fishing now for two and a half years. I love creating things for my fishing habit.

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It was on the Introduction sticky. No links until I had 15 posts or something like that. I do not have commercial links anyway. I just have my Photobucket links. I don't think I can put them on my signature, I will have to see about that. They are on my About Me, or profile page though. Anyway, I am glad I signed up for this forum, it looks like a goody.
Kelly

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Re: [Kelkay] Tying anyone? In reply to
Awesome flies! Doesn't look to me like any criticism (gentle or otherwise) is needed! I like the spinners, I don't use many spinners anymore, but maybe I would if I could make them myself. Anyway thanks for posting your pics!
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Re: [iliketofish] Tying anyone? In reply to
Thank you very much. I do appreciate the kind words. I am thrilled you liked my obsession...lol.

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Wow! Those are awesome! Welcome aboard.





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Re: [Kelkay] Tying anyone? In reply to
Very nice you have been busy!! It is great to see some warm water flies too. I can see I will be coming to you for some bass and panfish ideas.

I think they are all great!

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Thanks for the kind words folks. I have been tying now for two and a half years, and I still have a whole lot to learn.

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I have to agree with everyone else... nice looking work... very nice... :-)

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Re: [iliketofish] Tying anyone? In reply to
Wonderful job. Great looking flies and spinners. Thank you for sharing. Fished them yet?Smile

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I have not had a chance to fish all the flies, since I have made so many. I have not fished the spinners at all. I have only been making them for a very short time. I plan to take them all to the lake here pretty soon. I am waiting for a little cool front to push in and give some relief. Then I know the perfect place to try them out. I am hoping the spinners spin alright, and that the fish are attracted to them. I have quite a collection of them now that I made up. I have a whole box of trout type spinners for stocked trout locally. (store bought) If I got to a place like Beaver's Bend I only take flies to fish with. I also have quite a few spinners for larger fish like bass that I bought in the past. Now I have my own little creations, and I hope they work at least as good, and possibly better than the store bought ones.
Anyway, I am very happy that people like my work. I enjoy doing it, and I wish I could spend more time doing them.
(This post was edited by Kelkay on Sep 13, 2010, 8:10 PM)

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Re: [Kelkay] Tying anyone? In reply to
when you do get out on the water and are able to use your "creations" you have to let us know how it went... with pictures of coure.. :-)

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Re: [macfly55] Tying anyone? In reply to
Alrighty, will do.

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Re: [flygoddess] Tying anyone? In reply to
Beautiful flies and patterns.

I just started a week ago in fly-tying. For now limited material for the Woolly Burger.

Going to join a swap and prepared some flexible tube variety.

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I have been toying the idea for tube flies.





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Re: [flygoddess] Tying anyone? In reply to
Coolwhats the idea??? :-)

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Of trying to make them. I am not sure what tubes and accessories to get...yetWink





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Re: [flygoddess] Tying anyone? In reply to
you have done tubes before correct..or am I mistaking one kind of fly for another??

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I have never tied tube flies. They are flies tied on a tube with a special jig for your vise. No hook, just a tube. You slide the tube on then tie what ever hook you want to the tippet. The fly will slide by hand, but not when stripping.
Does that make sense? One hook and a bunch different flies.





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Re: [flygoddess] Tying anyone? In reply to
Ahhhh then it was my misunderstanding... I thought tube flies were ones tied with a tube material with hooks.. and the material was shaped to the tyers need.. for example .. the minnow looking flies you sent me last summer I think... similar to this one...



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Nope, here is a book for TROUT tubes





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Re: [flygoddess] Tying anyone? In reply to
where is a book ?? :-)

I did look them up after I last posted.. very definately different... but curious question..

what are the advantages of using tube flies over more "standard" flies.. from what I can see and from what you said the fly is loose until you retrieve but doesnt the fish take both in its mouth... ?? ..

either way cant wait to see what you come up with sis... Smile

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Re: [macfly55] Tying anyone? In reply to
Sorry, don't know how I missed posting it:

http://www.amazon.com/...orical/dp/1571880364

It will be awhile before I make them...I want to learn all I can about them first.

Advantage.....being able to use one fly but change out hooks and smaller.
Picture a woolly bugger with one little hook at the end of the tail. No more nibbling but rather hook setting.





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are they generally fished with hooks smaller than what would normally be used for a fly that size?? if that is the case I can see how the hook would not neccessarily get stuck in the tube.... but would make changing the hook and keeping the same pattern easier.. :-)

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Re: [flygoddess] Tying anyone? In reply to
Those all look great. And I think the links to photo bucket are very welcome. Easy to navigate too. Nice collections - both of you! Shows some serious attention to detail.

Joni - I love your presentation too. Makes 'em look alive sitting along those logs. I've just started dabbling with some lure making - spinners, worm harness rigs. Goofing around with some extra paint to add some pizazz.

I'd be curious to know where you get your supplies - especially KelKay with all the spinner parts? I have a wicked catalog (somewhere) with fly/lure parts I didn't even know existed!
I have a box of fluffy bits from my dad, but none of the tools. Saw a collection on KSL, and another set of How-To books. I think I know what the Coyote is getting for Xmas.

I think I need to get a magnifying/lamp so I can see what the heck I'm doing though! Or it's time for new glasses - bifocals?!?!
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Blue Fox has nothing over on you.





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Maybe these web links will help:

http://www.eumertube.com/classroom.php

http://www.canadiantubeflies.com/...s/tube_confusion.pdf

http://tubeflytyer.com/...lies/Hook_Chart.html

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Re: [LeGrand] Tying anyone? In reply to
awesome links.. thank you..

it looks like with tubes tying the flies can easily become more of an assembly line than tradtional tying ... at least that is my take on it...

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ok...now you done did it...LOL... I looked at the links referenced and Im like wow... that looks so easy.. and versatile... which makes start thinking... ahhhhhh theres the next step... LOL...

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Go for it.

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Yea...AND PICTURES!!!!!!Wink





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oh I got a long way to go in fly tying before I do that... but it is tempting... very very tempting...LOL...

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Here is one of 12 I made for the Swap.

Swap Fly (OFS)
Favorite Stillwater Trout Patterns (Springtime)

Pattern: MGD’s O-G/WB Tube

Tube: HMH Semi-rigid shank (1.0” 2.5 cm) with flexible end joint (5/8” 1.5 cm)
Weight: .035” diameter lead wire
Tread: Olive Dun 6/0
Tail: Strung/Heron Grey Marabou
Flash: Black Holographic & Red Krystal Flash
Rib: Copper Wire
Body: Medium Dark Olive
Hackle: Orange Grizzly Saddle
Hook: Mustad 2XL #8 Straight Eye

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(This post was edited by LeGrand on Dec 19, 2010, 7:55 AM)

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Well, I'm still at it. Practice - Practice - Practice.

I've decided to try some #12 hooks for some Elk Hair Caddis Pattern.

Did not take me long to figure out that for details I needed a magnefying glass. Unsure Wonder how Fly-Tiers manage with # 20 to 36 ??? Do they wear for glasses bottom of Coke bottle lens? Frown

What a difference it makes, but you got to find the confortable distance of the lens with the tip of your vice.

Practice - Practice - Pratice

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My eyes are not young any more so in addition to wearing a pair of Ben Franklin reading glasses I wear a pair of Opti-Visors which combined provided me with all the optic power I need. BTW a good high intensity lamp is a must.






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Thanks for the suggestion. I went to Lee Valley Tools and tried a pair on. It wasn't good for me. No comfortable and did not like the quality and magnification of the lens.

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Cool picsSly

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Fishin' hi,lovely flies,on your buzzers instead of a heavy head try cdc in a loop when it lands on water a quick pull on line to submerge fly it will form a bubble just like a natural ready to hatch.
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