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Forum: General Fly Tying 06-30-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By Slider
Yep, not something you necessarily get into to...

Yep, not something you necessarily get into to save money.

That being said I can tie flies that work very well for me by using a pair of vise grips and a clamp, plus materials. I've turned into...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-31-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By Slider
Chum Baby Cutthroat Fly

Found this web searching for smallie flies. It is a fly tied for cutthroat created by a guide named Bob Triggs.

Looks like it might be good for trout in the smokies, somewhat of a BH squirrel...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-27-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Slider
Nice, very realistic looking hoppers.

Nice, very realistic looking hoppers.
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-26-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Slider
Good excuse to get me some popsicles... ...

Good excuse to get me some popsicles...

Here's a few more foam hopper/bugs I tied this weekend. More of a warm water fly/discussion, but the boards are kinda slow so I didn't think anyone would...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-23-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By Slider
Nice pics and report, spring is here (officially...

Nice pics and report, spring is here (officially and in reality). Practicing casting sure beats working too.
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Slider
By the way, here's a simple hopper that may be...

By the way, here's a simple hopper that may be even easier to tie. Not sure if I posted before but I couldn't find it.
...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Slider
I forgot I had tied something similar last year...

I forgot I had tied something similar last year when I was working on my foam EHC. Main difference is I also wrapped the hook in foam. I was looking for a pic of a foam hopper I had saved and found...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By Slider
Maybe not better but different. I was messing...

Maybe not better but different. I was messing around with the simple foam caddis I posted the other day and was heating the tail end to taper it down towards a point.

It looked anbetter than...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Slider
That is one pretty tie. I'm sure bass around...

That is one pretty tie. I'm sure bass around here would tear it up. I've never tied a good crayfish, but I've had decent luck with brown/orange/olive wollies that probably were taken for crayfish.
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Slider
BTW, I'm saying 3mm because I will be tying it on...

BTW, I'm saying 3mm because I will be tying it on a size 6 hook for smallies, for something for trout I would do on a 12 or 14 hook and 2mm may match the hook size better.
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Slider
Only fish for trout when I am lucky enough to get...

Only fish for trout when I am lucky enough to get up there.

We have some of the best smallie fishing in the country right here and I love it, but trout and the mountains are special. I pretty much...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-15-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Slider
I don't know. Maybe I'll dig around tonight and...

I don't know. Maybe I'll dig around tonight and see if I can find original post.

I am going to tie some in 3mm foam.

Figured I'd tie some in yellow, lime green and black and be covered for...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-14-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Slider
Simple foam caddis

Can't remember the site to give credit to whoever tied this but I clipped this pic couple of months ago.

Basically like a simpler, no collar, Neversink type caddis, looks killer to me, going to...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-27-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Slider
I've used my daughter's hair for a tellico...

I've used my daughter's hair for a tellico (kinda) nymph. You can see it a few posts down in this section down towards botton of the first page "fun with dubbing" topic.

How cool is that, freak my...
Forum: General Fly Tying 12-21-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By Slider
My others vary, sometimes a woolly bugger or a...

My others vary, sometimes a woolly bugger or a thunder creek streamer (very cool fly for many species). I always want to experiment but they just nail the popper. I know this is predominantly a...
Forum: General Fly Tying 12-20-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By Slider
Yep, a hopper or popper for bass 90% of the time.

Yep, a hopper or popper for bass 90% of the time.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-19-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By Slider
Still not sure but almost thinking about just...

Still not sure but almost thinking about just trying this for top:

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac51/skjld/FishingStuff/image_zps7fb06fca.jpg

And something like this for subsurface:
...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-23-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Slider
I tie a few nymphs that look kinda like the red...

I tie a few nymphs that look kinda like the red fox squirrel nymph, using squirrel hair for tail, wool yarn body, hairtron dubbed thorax, and a thin squirrel tail hackle.

I don't use a beadhead...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-22-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Slider
Squirrel is becoming one of my favorite tying...

Squirrel is becoming one of my favorite tying materials. I use Haretron dubbing alot, but use squirrel tails for many fly tails and have been using it for hackle (pretty pleased with results). Any of...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-20-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By Slider
How'd that do? Looks like it would be good for...

How'd that do? Looks like it would be good for bass.
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-20-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Slider
No hackle, just wrapped hook with some wool yarn...

No hackle, just wrapped hook with some wool yarn and then a mix of brown and orange squirrel hair dubbing. Tied the elk hair at the bend with the tips going out for a tail, then brought that forward,...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-17-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By Slider
Fun with dubbing

The woodchuck post got me to thinking a little. I started dubbing about 6 months ago and think it makes great looking flies and for most of the simple flies I tie with dubbing, I can make it buggy...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By Slider
Thanks guys, that is what I was hoping to hear:...

Thanks guys, that is what I was hoping to hear: 3-4 dries and a couple nymphs (and a san juan worm however you classify that).

I'll keep checking the board for what seems to be catching fish, but...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-16-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By Slider
Awesome. My flies aren't particularly pretty but...

Awesome. My flies aren't particularly pretty but there's something really cool about catching fish with your own flies.

If you're taking suggestions on some easy flies to start with, it doesn't...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-16-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By Slider
My wife already thinks I'm crazy for tying more...

My wife already thinks I'm crazy for tying more flies and more days than I can fish - wait, that is not quite right....

Agree on the yellow, same thing around here for smallies.

I was just...
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