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Old 08-25-2008, 05:21 PM
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I am just getting started as a fly tier. I started about a year ago, learning the basics from LRO board member, Drag_Line. My father recently picked up the sport of fly fishing and I thought for Christmas this year I would buy him a nice fly box and fill it with flies I tied. I wanted to put a post together of the flies going in his box. Instead of just posting pictures of the flies, I thought it might be a good idea to make tutorials for each fly and before Christmas I will post a picture of the completed fly box. I am always open to critiques so please, if you see something totally off, reply to the post and let me know. I don't want to give my dad any "bad flies".

We'll start with an easy and fun bug to tie.

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Old 08-25-2008, 07:37 PM
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Looks good. I did the same thing for my dad last year for Christmas. Just seemed to have more thought behind it than a gift card .

By the way, how did you make that cool looking step sequence thing? Photobucket has really added some cool features lately, but I have yet to fully experiment with them.

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Old 08-25-2008, 08:34 PM
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That is a great Idea!!!! My dad would love something like that as well.
Way to be creative.
The tutorial looks great, keep them coming.
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The image above was built in Photoshop CS3, not Photobucket .
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Just curious. Who is the tutorial for? Is this part of the present?
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:04 PM
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No, it is for everyone on LRO. I have been playing with Photoshop and thought this would be a neat idea? If you think its stupid I can take it down? My dad doesn't do much on the internet so I don't have to worry about him seeing this.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:26 PM
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Actually, I think it's a pretty cool idea. I just wasn't sure who it was for. I'm anxious to see future installlments!!
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Good. I was hoping I wasn't going to get boo'ed off stage already. My first fly wasn't too bad was it?
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I think it looks great. I also think this is a great way for us to share ideas that we have come up with to help each other out.

For example you could tie in the peacock hearl when you are wrapping your thread towards the bend of the hook then go ahead and wrap the herl towards the eye in the opposite direction that you are wrapping your thread leaving your thread still at the back of the hook. Then wrap your thread over the herl towards the eye of the hook. It is the same effect as the copper wire but with less weight. This will make your flies last for more fish.

I hope that wasn't as clear as mud
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:47 PM
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That fly looks great! What a great gift idea for the Dad. This is a geat way to see step by step of some flies i'd like to tye. I'm thinkin on getting into tying this winter when things slow down. Getting fly tying kit for Christmas perhaps. Really lookin foward to more Tutorials . Thanks!

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