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Hoyt X tec
December 17th, 2006, 08:25 PM
I've been tying flies for about a year and was wondering what flies you tie, and what species there for.

nybohunter
December 18th, 2006, 10:10 AM
I tied a lot before I started shooting a bow. I havenít tied a fly in two plus years.

I really liked tying deer hair bugs, they were my favorite. I grew up in a trout fishing family in NY. The first flies were Caddis.

Then I discovered smallmouth bass, then it was all big hair bugs. I have tied tons of Clouser Minnows.

doctariAFC
December 18th, 2006, 11:38 AM
I tie mainly dry flies, nymphs, streamers and steelhead flies.

Dry flies I tie include:
Light Cahill
Mosquito
Midge flies
Trico Spinners
Ginger Quills
Royal Coachman
Blue-winged Olives
Pale Evening Duns
Parachute Cahill Stillborns
Elk hair caddis
Griffith's Gnats
Lunn's Particulars
Crane Flies
Adams Flies
a few more....

Nymphs
Gold-ribbed Hare's ears
Pheasant Tail Nymphs
Stonefly Creepers
Michigan Wigglers

Streamers
Muddler Minnows
Zonker Streamers
Wooly Buggers
Egg Sucking Leech

Steelhead Flies
Glo-Bugs
Twin-Egg Sperm Flies


I'll be tying up fresh batches of flies after Christmas (well, after the New Year's annual duck hunt)

Flyfisher1028
December 18th, 2006, 11:58 AM
YA tieing flies kicks ass. I actually took a class in college on tieing flies. How awesome was that the only home work we had was to go fishing. Well twist my arm. :wink2: :wink2: And no it wasn't at a community college this was actual Oregon State University.
So ya I'll tie almost anything. I mostly ties stimulators and prince nymphs cause I fish them alot and go through a lot of them.
I also love tieing bass bugs. Big saltwater flies are cool to. You should try building a rod thats fun as well

stixshooter
December 18th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Tie a few now and then...crack a barley pop and fire up the ol'vise. Tie a few patterns but mostly Wooly Boogers, not real critical of hackle size or anything.
I had a friend that's a pro this tell me my tails were too big and I needed a hackle gauge... Heh, my ugly ol' things seem to always outfish his... hee heee. :teeth:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/tixshooter/PICT0012.jpg

Hoyt X tec
December 18th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Nice fis Sixshooter And Fly fisher. Nothing beats catching a fish on a fly you tied yourself. I like tying streamers, dry flies and nymphs. My favorite patterns are the:
Adams
Zonker
Wooly bugger
Gold ribbed hairs ear
And anything else their is to tie!

doctariAFC
December 19th, 2006, 09:31 AM
Caught this steelhead on a twin egg sperm fly I tied... Got her last year, winter (January)

MuskyTrap
December 19th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Cant say I tie any flies, however I do tie all of the musky baits for a local tackle company. Heres a few pics of fish that decided they looked like dinner!
pic 1: 48.5"
pic 2: 43.5"
pic 3: 49"
pic 4: 48.5"
pic 5: 50"
pic 6: 50.75"
pic 7: 47"

http://photos-883.ak.facebook.com/ip006/v41/234/12/136901748/n136901748_30243883_1573.jpg
http://photos-155.ak.facebook.com/ip006/v39/234/12/136901748/n136901748_30237155_9394.jpg
http://photos-896.ak.facebook.com/ip005/v17/234/12/136901748/n136901748_30257896_4251.jpg
http://photos-112.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v50/234/12/136901748/n136901748_30303112_6819.jpg
http://photos-978.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v50/197/107/136901688/n136901688_30298978_3160.jpg
http://photos-047.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v50/197/107/136901688/n136901688_30318047_6595.jpg
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Matt / PA
December 19th, 2006, 02:24 PM
http://www.flytyingworld.com/PagesM/mm-mattmickey.htm

This page is geez........about 6yrs outdated. LOL but has a tiny sampling of my flies on it. I meant to put several dozen on there but just never got around to it.

Going from a full time Fly-fishing guide to a "Real" job cuts into that sort of thing ya know.:wink:

I still fish when I can but nothing compared to the 200+ days a year on the water. We have some great fly fishing here in PA albeit a bit crowded during peak hatches.......I've really taken to fly fishing for Smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna River. LOTS of room to yourself there and you can fish guilt free through the heat of summer where I stop stressing wild trout.

mtboho
December 20th, 2006, 01:32 AM
I seem to only draw flies:pukey:

Big Red
December 21st, 2006, 10:42 AM
I bought a 5 weight rod and ree a couple of years ago. Mainly pond fish for bluegill and small bass. I would like to get into stream fishing for trout and smallmouth. Anyone know where I can learn about the flies mentioned in all the posts? All I know about is the popper type flies.

chicobrownbear
December 21st, 2006, 03:21 PM
I tie. Used to stack them up over the winter but now I just tie on an as needed basis. Pond and lake fish mostly for bass/bluegills.

Hey BigRed,

Most of those patterns guys have listed are based on a few generic patterns. Usually only the materials change. Once you learn the basic patterns of dryfly, nymph, minnow imitations, etc., its only a matter of looking at what materials are used on the different parts. There are exceptions to this of course, but thats where I started.

Here's a good link...

http://www.virtualflybox.com/

PeakandPrairie
January 4th, 2007, 06:49 AM
I tie aswell.... I tie walleye/pike/perch/trout jigs
And streamers, chronomids, leeches, minnows.. etc

Matatazela
January 4th, 2007, 07:53 AM
I bought a 5 weight rod and ree a couple of years ago. Mainly pond fish for bluegill and small bass. I would like to get into stream fishing for trout and smallmouth. Anyone know where I can learn about the flies mentioned in all the posts? All I know about is the popper type flies. Here (http://www.flyanglersonline.com/). A fantastic resource for flytying, right up to crocheted flies!

Hoyt X tec
January 12th, 2007, 07:33 PM
A good website is www.charlie'sflybox.com

jamaro
January 12th, 2007, 10:00 PM
I have tied flies for about 14 years... I tied professionally for a few years but I finally realized that 14 year old girls in china can tie ALOT faster than I can... I also helped write a book called Flies of Northern New Mexico...

I tie for everything from Trout to Bass to Pike to novelty stuff...

When I tied professionally I would dream of tying size 18 red humpy's in me sleep...


J-

Hoyt X tec
January 12th, 2007, 10:37 PM
Thats terrible with your job. I hate American jobs being shipped overseas.

I am running low on bass flies and I am wondering what some good patterns are.

Troutman
January 13th, 2007, 01:35 AM
I've been tying flies for about 9 years or so now. Flyfishing is my #1 passion (outside my family). I tie mainly trout flies but also tie for steelhead and salmon
This is my first fly caught salmon, takin on the wilson river on the Oregon coast
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/Troutman/100_3057.jpg?t=1168665948


A few Hi-vis parachute adams for the next trip
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/Troutman/100_0114.jpg?t=1168666429

jamaro
January 13th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Thats terrible with your job. I hate American jobs being shipped overseas.

I am running low on bass flies and I am wondering what some good patterns are.

I was also teaching at the time so it was just pocket money... No big deal..

I am a true believer that Wooley Buggers and Bunny Leaches are the way to go for Bass... They are easy and quick to tie... Just make sure you have a ton of colors.. You might also think about making some balsa wood poppers... they are pretty easy to tie and alot of fun

J-

Stash
January 13th, 2007, 03:23 PM
I used to tie flies many, many years ago, back in high school, before I discovered archery. These are all I have left from it must be 35 years ago:

Hoyt X tec
January 14th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Nice fish troutman thanks for the bass fly patterns. I tied some chartreuse zonkers for steellhead and bass,and for some reason I had a rush of tying flash back pheasent tail nyphs today in sizes 16-18.:thumbs_up

Troutman
January 15th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Ah yes the pheasent tail, my favorite nymph. My favorite dry is between the adams and parachute pattern (like the ones above). Although I enjoy catching salmon I'd much rather catch steelhead but even more to me there's nothing more fun then trout on a dry flies.

Jim

Hoyt X tec
January 15th, 2007, 05:04 PM
I wish I could trout fish more because in Illinois there are no trout streams and I don't live near the Great Lakes to salmon the only things i can fish for locally bass, bluegil, crappie and sometimes I'll catch an occasional carp or catfish