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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Yep, nice and buggie. Very good Stag. Get a bobbin threader it takes about five seconds and you're done.

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Wait till you get your first fish on a fly you tied yourself!

Looks good to me, Andrew. Get out there and put it in front of the real critics (fish).

Dave

Posted on: 1/28 19:39
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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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I do and always will do what HA has suggested, for me it is easier and cooler than using a threader.


^This.

I guess I'm old skool.

Stagger, I'm sure that will catch fish.

The first fly my Dad taught me to tie was a muskrat nymph.

Posted on: 1/28 19:56


Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Have gift cards to Bass Pro and ordering some stuff ...

Difference in quality of hooks?

http://www.basspro.com/Fishing-Fly-Fi ... y-Tying-Hooks/_/N-1z0usvm

Any u gents recommend or all the same?

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Have gift cards to Bass Pro and ordering some stuff ...

Difference in quality of hooks?

http://www.basspro.com/Fishing-Fly-Fi ... y-Tying-Hooks/_/N-1z0usvm

Any u gents recommend or all the same?


Hooks and beads - go to Allen. A lot less expensive that what Bass Pro will charge. Use the cards there to buy other materials.

Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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I've never seen a noticeable difference in quality from hook manufacturers. I mainly use Tiemco or Diachi, because that's what my fly shop carries.

Posted on: 1/28 20:16
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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Always good to see a new enthusiastic tyer.
You can make a bobbin threader. Take 8 inches or so of your thickest leader material. Fold it in half and use a pair of pliers to crimp the bend and form a point. Tape the free ends together, or get fancy and tape them to a stick. If you use the heaviest mono that will fit in your bobbin tube, it has the added benefit of cleaning wax and other gunk from the tube every time you use it.
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^^Pro tip of the day^^

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Also ... How much lead wire and what sizes for the basic flies?

What color thread do i need?

muchas gracias

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Nice tie... that'll catch some fish.
Agree with HA on the hair stacker and whip finisher... also agree on the suck it through method (just make sure the end of the thread is a clean cut).

Here's a really good series on fly tying that shows many different patterns, but also does a great job of showing different techniques...
http://www.kwsu.org/Offers/FlyTying.aspx

Starting thread ... I would recommend size 6/0 in black, yellow, and olive. You can branch out from there into different sizes / colors as needed.


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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Also ... How much lead wire and what sizes for the basic flies?


The spool of lead we picked up was .015. Just get it over with and buy .010, .020, .025, .030, and .035.

Stick with real lead - the lead free stuff is harder to work with.

Usually, a recipe specifies what size lead wire to use, but if not, a good rule of thumb is to match the lead wire with the hook wire thickness. No need to get crazy with this - just eyeball it.

As far as thread goes - you'll develop a preference as to what brand you like. They all have their own characteristics. You can flatten some better than others by counter spinning the bobbin when you want that effect (neater, less bulky heads), or spin it into a "rope" to better bind some materials to the hook.

Everyone has their own preference on this. FWIW, I'm a Danville Flymaster (6/0) fan for most trout flies. For the tiny stuff, I prefer Gordon Griffith Sheer 14/0. Typically pre-waxed. Look for the 200 yd spools in whatever you buy (if available). Uni is notorius for selling both 50yd and 200 yd spools, and there's usually not a huge difference in price. Uni has the best colors, IMO, but I'm not a huge fan of their thread.

YMMV, and it should.

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Don't spend $$ on a threader. Take a piece of mono 8" long. Fold it in half and bite the bend so it's a point. Put the 2 tag ends against the side of a 1/4" dowel, near the end and use your tying thread to lash over the mono. do 3 or 4 half hitches and coat the lashing with head cement. Done.

Sorry to repeat. I just saw the same idea posted before my description. At least i wasn't the only cheap one in this bunch.

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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At least i wasn't the only cheap one in this bunch.

Hey, I resemble that

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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tiemco hooks are expensive. I have yet to try allen so cant say much about them but if you have a TCO near. I just pick up some of hooks that they sell and I really like them. my total cost was going to be like 43 bucks and the guy working asked if I wanted to save some money and told me to pick them out. price went down to 35 something.

threading suck but it gets easier. check out youtube for some tying videos.

Posted on: 1/29 23:13


Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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I suck the thread through but first I rub the end of the thread into a little ball and place the little ball at the end of the tube. It doesn't even have to be in the tube just at the end. suck and it goes right through, sometimes into the back of your throat. The ball greatly increases the effectiveness of the suck since less air is escaping around the thread. Try it and you will laugh at bobbin threaders.

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