Archive for February 6th, 2010

06
Feb
10

Fly Tying: Polish Woven Nymph Techniques

This is a good tutorial of weaving a nymph body with two bobbins. Also, here is another technique. Takes a fair amount of study to master this and if you don’t use it often, you forget and have to review the moves.

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Woven Nymph and Wet Fly Wing

06
Feb
10

Life: Later We Understand

THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS

Sundays too my father got up early
And put his clothes on in the blueback cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.
When the rooms were warm, he’d call,
and slowly I would rise and dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,

Speaking indifferently to him,
who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love’s austere and lonely offices?

–Robert Hayden

Homeward Blog

06
Feb
10

Fly Tying: Allergic Reactions?

A short note to consider. If you find you seem to have odd conditions of late, there are rare times when some people are allergic to certain tying materials. I finally realized I was quite allergic to rabbit fur, which makes working with Hare’s Ear quite an itchy, throat seizing proposition. I still use some Hare’s Ear, but not as much as I use to. Furs, hairs, glues, feathers might be causing those itchy eyes, nose or throat. Certain synthetics maybe causing those dried out fingers and cuticles. Normally, not a biggy for most, but something to consider if you seem suddenly affected and can’t figure out the cause.

06
Feb
10

Dogs (Wind in Their Face, Nosy Lil’ Critters)

EUGENE’S BLOG VIA STUMBLEUPON DOGS & CARS

06
Feb
10

FlyTying: The Gimp (Wet Fly)

The Wet Fly is a classic pattern that is often fished in the traditional cast across and let it swing through the current toward your side of the river. This is used for species from grayling, trout to steelhead and salmon. However, the wet fly can be identically fished like a dry fly with the presentation maneuvered with mends and the rod tip. MidCurrent has a nice tutorial on fishing a wet beyond the swing. Remember Wets are perfectly suitable for lakes as well and are a staple for caddis, mayfly and chironomid/buzzer/midge/gnat patterns. By the video the wing on the Gimp appears to be canted toward the tier. I would have to think it is best positioned over the top of the shank. The body tied from yarn is similar to how many patterns were tied thirty + years ago. Wool and then synthetic yarns that were three strand were unraveled and a single strand was used to tie in and wrap the body. Still a perfectly suitable body.

The Gimp is an excellent and unusual trout fly that deserves a place in your kit. Tie this one!

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06
Feb
10

Fly Tying: Hex Nymph by John Palacios

Hex Nymph by John Palacios

LEROY FLYTYING & SUPPLY

This pattern shows the use of ostrich herl. I have promoted this material before and think it is a great material to suggest life. Here it is used for the tail and gills of the abdomen of a Hex nymph.

HEXAGENIA LIMBATA AT TROUTNUT.COM

06
Feb
10

Fly Tying: LaFontaine’s Buzzball

How to tie LaFontaine’s Buzzball with Mark Raisler. Brought to you by Headhunters Fly Shop.

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Saw this at FlyFishChick and for the beginning fly tier it might seem too simple to be effective. The longer you tie and fish busy waters the more you realize that perfect creations are often unnecessary. The artistic or exacting personal needs of tier’s is understandable for the tier who wants to produce perfect specimens that literally match the hatch. This may be necessary to catch the discriminating, sipping trout. However, look at this simple pattern, LaFontaine’s Buzzball, and think of the options of different colored feathers and sizes and give it a try. Looks like an oversized Griffith’s Gnat from the side but remember the hackle is trimmed top and bottom. Let some of those errant hackle fibers front and rear be.  Some tiers just cannot relax enough to tie and fish too simplistic of a pattern….they don’t like San Juan Worms, Stick Fly’s or Woolly Worms either.

La Fontaine's Buzzball (http://nwflytyer.files.wordpress.com)

NWFLYTYER & LAFONTAINE’S FLIES

‘Busy Water’…any water containing non-snobbish, uptight fish, which is most. Swirls, riffles, wind chop, rolling waves, busy. I made it up…ok?





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