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Grannyknot
01-25-2012, 09:45 AM
Here are some recent ties of mine. Been experimenting with wapsi thin skin lately.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/IMGP1300.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/IMGP1311.jpg

Darker colored nymphs
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/IMGP1305.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/IMGP1308.jpg

I almost always end up tying a Tellico nymph nearly every time I sit down to tie.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/IMGP1309.jpg

Random foam fly I use in the summer for brook trout.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/IMGP1307.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/IMGP1306.jpg

MadisonBoats
01-25-2012, 10:38 AM
I really like the first two! I have two-questions if you do not mind sharing the information(?)


How are you creating the abdomen gills?:smile:
Also; are you trying to differentiate the fly from a burrowing or a swimmer?

I am very interested in trying some of the abdomen gills for burrowing flies at certain times of the year. Great looking flies!

Corbo
01-25-2012, 11:04 AM
You are an artist!

Grannyknot
01-25-2012, 11:04 AM
How are you creating the abdomen gills?:smile:

Tying in 5-6 strands of floss up near the thorax, then pulling a strand back as I wrap the abdomen. Trim the excess off. Helps to build a wide/flat tapered body also.


Also; are you trying to differentiate the fly from a burrowing or a swimmer?


I'm lucky just to be able to simulate gills at all, distinguishing between burrowers and swimmers isn't really in my skillset. Also, most of these were done in stonefly colors....so they actually represent nothing more than experimentation with new materials.

If one of these nymphs came to rest next to a live nymph, a fish would laugh and probably poop on mine. :smile:

Grannyknot
01-25-2012, 11:08 AM
You are an artist!

Well thank you, but you should come to troutfest this year and see the real artists.

bhrt
01-25-2012, 02:16 PM
Good lookin flies Cody!

flyman
01-27-2012, 10:48 AM
Looking good Granny, I like the gills on the nymphs. You are progressing nicely. My only advice at this point would be for you to try and reduce the size of the heads a little. You may be able to do that by switching to smaller thread to finish the head.

Mundele
01-27-2012, 12:21 PM
What kind of foam is that?

Grannyknot
01-27-2012, 12:30 PM
What kind of foam is that?

Orange is Wapsi 2mm, Yellow is Wapsi 1.5mm....I think its wapsi. whatever they stock at lro.

Wilson10
01-27-2012, 05:25 PM
Nice looking flies Cody - Youre getting quite good!

No Hackle
01-28-2012, 11:21 AM
Those are some great looking flies. You should be tying at Troutfest. I have one question please. I was wondering where you got that square brown rubber legs I've been looking for the stuff everwhere.
Lynn

Grannyknot
01-30-2012, 09:24 AM
Those are some great looking flies. You should be tying at Troutfest. I have one question please. I was wondering where you got that square brown rubber legs I've been looking for the stuff everwhere.
Lynn

Thank you Lynn. Hope to see you tying at troutfest this year. These are the cheap "sili legs" that byron carries.

No Hackle
02-01-2012, 01:07 PM
See you then. I quess I was fooled by the pics. They thicker than sili-legs,but thanks for the reply. Still great looking flies,look durable too. As Jack would say those'll fetch.
Lynn