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Ok I may be a lil behind but I'm just getting into tying my own flys. Can you guys give me a few suggestions as for what seems to work well.
TIA, Trebble Hook
i made up a few and did well with them just copying colors from db's. these were done in polarbear which just cannot be found nowadays, but bucktail works too. with the bucktail they are easy ties.
the top too produse pretty well, bucktail with some white marribou. i would stick with these til you can move up to the more difficult ones, they are fairly easy to tie and do work
I always forget, is it the tandems or singles that you want to run in the Spring?
both work, the really long shank singles are really hard to find, mike martinek that ties the old style carrie steven flies had them special ordered, dont know if he still has them, they are the big hooks in the second picture
What are the hook size #4 or #6 (top pic) with the polar bear fur good looking stuff.
I give all you guys allot of credit for having the initiative to learn and tie your own flies, to catch a fish with your own creation must be very satisfying.
Myself I'm just not crafty enough to do it, wish I was. There are many fly tyers out there selling flies for short money that do an excellent job catching fish, must be a labor of love for these tyers, thank you..
Here is what I heard to be a "huge bonus" of using flies, comments appreciated. I have been told by those in the know that small Salmon do not go for flies as much as they do for shiny, flashy spoons, especially the newly stocked fish to the lakes which are most susceptible to hook wounds, much more so than mature Salmon.
Thanks I'm going to try them on both#4 x-long shank thanks for posting them.
Well I just started tying two weeks ago and it definitely is pretty cool sitting there wondering is this creation going to be "the one that gets the big one"? I honestly don’t know if I've made any named patterns or anything but I'm sure I will. Its been fun just using random material from the fly shop putting it together how you want and ending up actually looking like you envisioned it would. I attached a link for you to see a couple of the one's I've done so far. Hopefully you guys will be able to see the links or pics. Thanks for all the replys and pics they gave me alot of ideas of things to try.