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The next hook have temper...
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  The next hook have tempered and stabilized
Posted by: switch! - Yesterday, 02:57 PM - Forum: Hooks - No Replies

The next hook have tempered and stabilized for my future fly Wink))



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Star What a Fish !!!!!
Posted by: CSFT II - 07-06-2020, 06:51 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

I know this is not a fly but I am posting this here for maximum exposure.

Since the days I was fishing the Gaspe, Quebec area my regular guide and friend Jason and I have kept in touch...we always referred to each other as a "Brother From Another Mother". He sent me this photo the other day of a fish he caught while on The Grand Cascapedia River. I will add the fish was released unharmed after the photo was taken. It was 44" long by 24" around the girth..making it nicely over 30 pounds (??? kilograms)

Nothing else to say...the picture says it all.



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  Little by Little
Posted by: switch! - 07-05-2020, 02:39 PM - Forum: Hooks - Replies (2)

Hook size №2 have made Smile



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  6/0 Freestyle
Posted by: 2ndmillion - 07-01-2020, 05:31 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (7)

Haven’t tied a classic style in a little while. Felt good to wrap something up. Underwing could have been a tad shorter and couldn’t get the sides to flow correctly. Overall liking the results even with the warts.

Regards,

Marty

   

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  Tying Wax
Posted by: djs4263 - 06-30-2020, 06:38 AM - Forum: Coffee and Fritters - Replies (18)

Hi All:

I was wondering what everyone is using for tying wax. I use very little, just for dubbing, and only have goopy Wonder Wax. Am I missing out out something important here that will help me build a better fly? In addition to what you use, where on the fly do you find it most useful? Do you use different waxes for different things and who supplies it? Thank's for the help!!

Best,
Dave

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  Dusty Miller
Posted by: djs4263 - 06-30-2020, 06:27 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (7)

   
Hi All:

I am considering taking a razor to this one. Tried a shorter wing profile, and I am not sure I like it. Also, just found a plate on line from Francis Francis that appears to show flat silver tinsel over the orange floss only? (Although it's a little hard to tell for sure that's what it looks like to me) Any thoughts?

Best,
Dave

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  Forum Help
Posted by: admin - 06-29-2020, 04:06 PM - Forum: Forum Feedback - No Replies

Hello everyone,

After watching what happened to the the CFTF (Classic Fly Tying Forum), I'm even more determined than ever to make sure this site succeeds.

We made this site knowing the previous one wasn't being updated and maintained and I won't let that happen here.

With that said, my time this past year is very limited due to work and while I still personally review each person who joins so we don't get spammers again, however sometimes I don't get to them for a day or two.

If there are any members of this community that have knowledge of MyBB, WordPress, and maintaining sites, I would like to chat with you about helping me run the site.

This not a profit generating site and is paid for the John and Ronn, so the only benefit I can provide is knowing you are helping building the best fly tying forum online.

Please contact me if you have interested in helping me.  I want to be clear that I'm not handing the keys over and moving on, I'm looking for someone to help me maintain the site.

Thank you,

Jon

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  Una
Posted by: djs4263 - 06-26-2020, 01:41 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (7)

   
Hi All:

Matt posted one of these a while back and put it on my radar. Definitely a challenging pattern. I had everything but the herl on and decided to revise my first attempt. Stripped it back to the throat. Narrowed the wing and put the teal and guinea on with the underwing instead of after main wing. Prefer it now. Wouldn't mind revisiting this one on a slightly larger hook. Think it would show off the body a little better.

Best,
Dave

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Question Vise Jaw Issues
Posted by: CSFT II - 06-25-2020, 06:47 AM - Forum: Coffee and Fritters - Replies (5)

I read an interesting comment the other day about some folks having issues with their vise's jaws either chipping or even breaking...and I'm talking about the top of the line creme de la creme vises!! Something to do with the hardening process for the jaws.

The comment from one of the conversation's participants suggested the problem could be one of several things........

Putting too much pressure on the hook in the vise, the obvious possibility
Not positioning the hook in the vise correctly...okay fine
This is what got my attention - Leaving a hook in the vise for an extended period, even overnight. I'll work on a fly for a week or more and have never had any of these kinds of issues.

Not in the case of a defective product...But has anyone out there been through any of this?

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  "Salmon Fly Hooks" by Paul Rossman for sale
Posted by: Charlie Vestal - 06-23-2020, 01:59 PM - Forum: For Sale - Replies (1)

I am selling my personal copy of a limited edition, #15 of 200, of "Salmon Fly Hooks  - Antique Hooks and Contemporary Hook Makers" by Paul Rossman, © 2014.  This book has two hooks tipped in -- a Ron Reinhold Noble DS 3/0 Dee and a Allcock 184M 4/0.  The book is signed by Paul and has an inscription to me on the title page.  Used but in great shape.

Price for U.S. delivery $240 (priority mail with insurance).

Please contact me via PM on this web site if interested.

Charlie Vestal

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