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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Improved Sparkle Dun

I tried this a long time before. Thought I was the only one doing this. Then, I found a youtube video by Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies and find that he is doing it. They named it the "Improved Sparkle Dun". I like it because it sort of highlights the wing and adds sheen to it.

This one is supposed to be a baetis. My thread color was too light. This one is a size 16.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Scott S4 9'. 5 Wt fly rod for sale -$475

Fished twice. Plastic wrap still on cork handle. Need $475 plus about $0 for shipping. Have warranty card.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Squirrel Hair Caddis


I really like the "buggy" qualities of the Red Fox Squirrel hair. So, I tied a caddis using the guard hair of the back of a squirrel body.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trying to use subtle differences in dubbing color in an attempt to get a little hint of segmentation on this Pale Evening Dun Sparkle Dun.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jason Borger's Watercolors


I am making shadow boxes of some of my flies. Jason Borger did 2 watercolors of my "Byron's Soft Hackle" which I am including in the shadow boxes.
I think he did a beautiful job!!
He is a true artist!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hybrid Nymph


I am torn between two of my favorite nymphs: The Red Fox Squirrel and the Pheasant Tail. The Prince Nymph is right up there as well.

Anyway, today, I thought I would tie a couple hybrids between the squirrel and the pheasant tail nymph. This is what I have come up with so far.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Flytyers Dungeon Dubbing

i ordered a few different dubbings from "The Mad Scientist" at Fly Tyers Dungeon. This particular dubbing is a little different in that it is a little fuzzy. They also sell a dubbing called "Skeeter Fuzz" which is really fine and is NOT fuzzy.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Combo Thread for Tying Midge Patterns

Midges reach a late stage in which they seem to be saturated with hemoglobin and their bodies become red/black or sort of maroon in color. I thought about using two colors of thread: red and black. However, it was not easy to do using two bobbins.

Then, I saw that there is a product called "Combo Thread" which has two colors of very fine thread on the same spool. It is really convenient and I think it looks good.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dave Whitlock's Red Fox Squirrel Nymph


Thought I would post this famous fly as tied by Dave Whitlock himself:

We all have our own styles and methods which lead to different versions of the same fly. I don't have exact materials that Dave Whitlock uses. These are my interpretation:

Friday, April 29, 2011

Dubbing from The Dungeon


Yesterday, I received my order of dubbing from "The Dungeon". I have heard a lot about these guys on the forums. Their email response comes from "The Mad Scientist". I was told their dubbing blends are the best.

So, this morning, I broke into a batch of it and tied a Blue Winged Olive.