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Post 17 Nov 2017, 21:22 • #76 
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Is the Uni Yarn? is that floss or a poly yarn. It looks like PT from the picture.


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Post 19 Nov 2017, 11:03 • #77 
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I think Uni Yarn might be wool, or a synthetic equivalent. It's fairly small in diameter, comes on a spool and can be fed through a standard bobbin. I use it instead of dubbing, because its faster and cleaner to use. I buy it from J. Stockard. If you can't find it, then hare's ear dubbing works just fine, but wont last as long.

http://www.jsflyfishing.com/uni-uni-yarn Here's the link to their uni yarn page.


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Post 15 Dec 2017, 21:04 • #78 
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From http://www.uniproducts.com/eng/produits.asp#

"UNI-Yarn is a standard, 2-strand, twisted, acrylic fly tying yarn, spooled instead of carded for convenience and to reduce wastage."

I thought this was acrylic so looked it up. I have spooled wool and synthetic yarns from skeins onto sewing machine bobbins for fly making.


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Post 16 Dec 2017, 11:30 • #79 
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Trev wrote:
From http://www.uniproducts.com/eng/produits.asp#

"UNI-Yarn is a standard, 2-strand, twisted, acrylic fly tying yarn, spooled instead of carded for convenience and to reduce wastage."

I thought this was acrylic so looked it up. I have spooled wool and synthetic yarns from skeins onto sewing machine bobbins for fly making.

I always wondered what that stuff was made of, for as much of that stuff as I've used I never took the time to look it up. Great stuff though, saves me HOURS at the tying bench every year!


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Post 16 Dec 2017, 13:57 • #80 
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I like wool yarn, I can't tell that fish care though; dub,wool, synthetic, it seems the other factors matter more. Size, silhouette, hue/shade etc, If I were tying to sell, my flies would look different.
But spiders, palmers, generic nymphs and buggers just seem to cover my needs.


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Post 31 May 2018, 11:49 • #81 
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I came up with the Frug
https://youtu.be/QE6hMfCxkuoImage


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Post 04 Aug 2018, 12:38 • #82 
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Here fishing 3-4wt on the Guadalupe River, Texas, having a lot of success with an old New England Muddler pattern (BOS, Bruce's Old Standby) I discovered this neat pattern & have tied these up for years. It was a killer on panfish on Cape Cod Ponds, also when I was in Germany and fished for trout throughout Europe and panfish, small bass now in Texas …


http://dansflyshop.net/content/bruces-old-standby-bos


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Post 04 Aug 2018, 21:10 • #83 
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Gillbuster, that is one good looking fly. I am going to tie a dozen of those next time I sit at the vice. Thanks for showing it. It has all the colors I like in a muddler.


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Post 02 Sep 2018, 02:15 • #84 
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So I do quite a bit of night fishing around the small stream mouths that run into New Zealand's Lake Taupo. This involves wading quietly out into the Lake, often in the middle of the stream mouth and then casting out into the Lake. Usually, a floating line and a short leader is all that is required - and a big dark fly, usually with a splash of red. So the Black Rabbit pictured is often the go-to fly for this sort of fishing - and accounts for a lot of the quite large Browns that come in close to shore at night.

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Post 02 Sep 2018, 07:34 • #85 
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Good-looking fly; sounds like exciting fishing as well.


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Post 04 Sep 2018, 00:13 • #86 
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https://youtu.be/FXDM0LXEfFA
XL bass popper with articulation to be weedlessImage


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Post 16 Sep 2018, 22:35 • #87 
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This is a surf popperImageImageImageImageImage


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Post 17 Sep 2018, 10:26 • #88 
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Nice! I’ve never tried a ‘stinger’ hook on a creek streamer it I bet it would increase hook - up %s. I might try using some thin guitar string (wire) as a clip and then secure to the main hook’s shank with thread. Have you done a version like this ?


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Post 28 May 2019, 01:02 • #89 
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https://images.fiberglassflyrodders.com/u/1/pi/8J0DRnR3~101-0018.jpg

Here in the GSMNP where I do most of my fishing, there is a local nymph called the "George" named after a fly fisherman of years gone by named Eddie George. It is tied with a peacock hackle body wrapped w/ fine copper wire, (and I usually add a copper bead to the hook) any reasonable hair or hackle for the tail, turkey wing (or tail) segment for the back, a hare's mask dubbed thorax, some brown hackle, and a small piece of white antron yarn for the wing casing. These are some examples of my own version. The original has a lot going on and I like to modify flies to use fewer steps yet still look and function OK. So, I have eliminated the turkey wing and the brown hackle. I use extra dubbing and pick out some for the legs where the brown hackle was originally used. I substitute different materials for the white yarn wing case including, white calf tail, yellow duck quill, red duck quill, and others. Any fly or nymph with yellow in it works extremely well here. Will post some more of my nymphs in the near future.
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Post 01 Aug 2019, 19:31 • #90 
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For alpine lakes and small creeks, midges seem to be productive:

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I’ve tied up a few sculpin patterns for streamer fishing on larger waters too:

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This one’s mainly a joke:

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And this one’s my variant of the 20-Incher I call the Tubby Tabby. The recipe calls for tabby dubbing.

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Regrettably, the tubby tabby in question was not amused:

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Post 03 Aug 2019, 12:48 • #91 
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I love the royal mop fly.


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