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  1. Thread: Blue Feathers

    by Alberto
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    Lotech, What shade of blue are you looking...

    Lotech,

    What shade of blue are you looking for? If it's a lighter blue. you could dye some white (or grizzly) hen feathers using sugar-free blueberry Kool-Aid and some white vinegar.

    Regards,
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  2. Thread: Tims Hopper

    by Alberto
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    Using foam for the underbody would give a high...

    Using foam for the underbody would give a high floating hopper pattern with a nice profile.

    Alberto
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    It's like a Wulff without the hackle. Throw a...

    It's like a Wulff without the hackle. Throw a little grizzly dyed olive on that fly and you would have a killer pocket water dry fly.

    Alberto
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    ScottP, What a beautiful tie. That one and the...

    ScottP,

    What a beautiful tie. That one and the Usual are two of my favorites for small brooks.

    Regards,

    Alberto
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    ScottP, Thanks for another great pattern! Is...

    ScottP,

    Thanks for another great pattern! Is this one of your inventions?


    Mike,

    This one would kill up in the Whites.

    Regards,
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    Fritz, There is a pattern similar to what you...

    Fritz,

    There is a pattern similar to what you describe on Fly Tyer magazine. Do you get Fly Tyer? It would be on an issue from the early 2000's. I can check for the exact issue once I'm at home.
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  7. Thread: Tomah Joe

    by Alberto
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    oldster, Here is a Tomah Joe lake fly I tied a...

    oldster,

    Here is a Tomah Joe lake fly I tied a few years ago:
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  8. Thread: Tomah Joe

    by Alberto
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    Beautiful tie of one of my favorite patterns! I...

    Beautiful tie of one of my favorite patterns! I love tying the lake fly version with a matched pair of full barred woodduck feathers as the wing.
  9. Deer hair diver, black, orange, and yellow

    Other than the collar around the tail, this deer hair bug is all stacked, no spinning. Stacking let's me put bigger stripes on the bug and I can also use the colors as a guide to when I trim the...
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    James, thanks for sharing this pattern. ...

    James, thanks for sharing this pattern.

    ScottP, Gunnar Brammer has some killer articulated and big streamer patterns. Lots of fun to tie on those big hooks.

    Alberto
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    Those are some HEALTHY looking fish, thanks for...

    Those are some HEALTHY looking fish, thanks for sharing these photos!

    Alberto
  12. Mike, The two jaws give you two "hold" points...

    Mike,

    The two jaws give you two "hold" points on a hook so you can use less pressure to hold it. Helps when using bigger jappaned hooks, by putting less pressure on the hook, there is less of a...
  13. First fly on the new Cotarelli vise - married wing Parmacheene Belle

    I purchased a new vise over the weekend, my first in-line rotary vise. Bought it with classic wet flies, feather wing streamers, and Atlantic Salmon flies in mind. Definetely brought back the urge to...
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    I love the color on that mallard wing, did you...

    I love the color on that mallard wing, did you dye it yourself?

    Alberto
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    Tuber, Looking at a video it looks like it is...

    Tuber,

    Looking at a video it looks like it is super long and flashy eyelash yarn. You could easily substitute this with a dubbing loop using Krystal flash or similar fibers, spin the loop, then...
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    Mini Dungeon articulated streamer

    Been on an articulated streamer kick - hoping to target some bigger smallmouths this season. This is a slight variation of the original Mini Dungeon by Kelly Galloup

    All of this:
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  17. Thread: Hedgehog Nymph

    by Alberto
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    ScottP, This pattern is a winner - going in...

    ScottP,

    This pattern is a winner - going in the nymph box. Thanks for posting.

    Regards,

    Alberto
  18. Thread: Fasan

    by Alberto
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    Scott, Did you use a dubbing loop for the Ice...

    Scott,

    Did you use a dubbing loop for the Ice Dub? I have some spey hooks that would be perfect for this fly.

    Regards,

    Alberto
  19. New material to me, finn racoon - fur marabou

    Below is a streamer, tied Hollow Fleye-style using finn raccon. I had never used this material before, I got a variety pack of colors at a state sale. Brand is Eumer - they label it as "fur marabou"....
  20. Head Banger sculpin variation using a single-hook

    I adapted the recipe of the Head Banger sculpin which is an articulated fly to a single hook variation that would still have good bulk and length to entice hungry fish. This is the pattern recipe:
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    ScottP, It is the angle of the flies on the...

    ScottP,

    It is the angle of the flies on the photo - they are both leaning to one side. When looked at on the level, there is less than 1/8" of deer hair under the hook shank, keeping the gape as...
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    A couple of deer hair poppers

    The faces were shaped and finished using the technique I posted a couple of weeks ago. These are tied on Mustad 3366's, size 2. The tails are very simple, just 2-3 pairs of rooster neck feathers. I ...
  23. John, It is not original, it's adapted from a...

    John,

    It is not original, it's adapted from a technique I saw in a John Likakis book on deer hair bass bugs. He uses fender washers to shape the heads. He actually bends the washers to get...
  24. One way to shape the face on a deer hair popper

    There are many techniques to shape the head of a deer hair popper so you can get a face that will cause enough commotion to attract the fish's attention. This is the technique I like to use. Once the...
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    I really like this fly! Another gorgeous SBS,...

    I really like this fly! Another gorgeous SBS, thank you Scott!
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