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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 04 Mar 2022, 01:10 • #1226 
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That Starling is delicate stuff, nice tie on a sz 24...


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 13 Mar 2022, 13:57 • #1227 
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I've been getting my small stream dry fly box in order. A lot of EP trigger point and snowshoe rabbit! And of course the caddis.




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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 14 Mar 2022, 22:19 • #1228 
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This is what I have been fooling around with...



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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 19 Mar 2022, 19:40 • #1229 
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a couple of smaller glide bait flies for tiger muskies

the light...


the darkside...


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 21 Mar 2022, 08:59 • #1230 
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Size 18 miracle midges with black nickel bead head.

(1) black thread wrap after tying 32-33 gauge copper
(2) white thread wrap over black thread wrap
(3) copper ribbing
(4) whip finish with the white thread
(5) touch of super glue on the whip finish

A killer fly in the driftless streams


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 23 Mar 2022, 17:45 • #1231 
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I enjoy how relaxing fly tying can be. Nice work everyone.

I had some old lead jig heads in 1/64 oz with #10-ish hooks lying around, and powder-painted a few with pumpkin / red flake and a few others in a dark olive.

Wasn't exactly sure what I'd use them for, but decided to tie a few rubber-legged dragons on them. Normally one uses bead-chain eyes, but I've also used small brass eyes, and figured the jig heads might work well in deeper areas.

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The sili legs are also pumpkin, but with green flake. We'll see how this works on the warmwater fish :)


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 24 Mar 2022, 08:21 • #1232 
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Brian, tell us more about the QTpie. Interesting looking fly.


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 24 Mar 2022, 15:46 • #1233 
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With some inspiration from chaoticscott (Scott Hanson) tied up some buggerish beadheads.


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 24 Mar 2022, 21:07 • #1234 
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I like those little buggerish creations. chickabou? on the 4 to the right?

Here's what just came off my vise (by 'just', I mean a couple of days ago).

This has a little bit of just about everything...Fly Tyers Dungeon (FTD) big fly fiber, FTD flash (black), Primotail (AA for the Chartreuse under-tail, A for the body--after dark), rattle, foam, weight on the hook bend for a keel, FTD dubbed head, FTD dragon eyes....all squeezed onto an Ahrex 4/0 TP610. I may trim up the tail a touch to make it less blocky, but I'm going to wait until after I swim it.

dry


innards



wet



I'm always amazed how much goes into this relatively simple pattern to get it to swim exactly how I want it to (of course extra manipulation imparted by the angler certainly doesn't hurt either).


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 26 Mar 2022, 16:11 • #1235 
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I am tying up some size 12 mini-buggers for panfish and trout - I’ll post some photos soon-ish.

It is soon-ish...................


Hook is Orvis Tactical Barbless Heavyweight size 12, 3x heavy sproat


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 28 Mar 2022, 12:46 • #1236 
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This little black stonefly has worked well for me. I tried a few patterns, euro style jigs, different tail/antenna materials, etc. This was by far the most productive. Its a size 20 tmc200r, black crystal flash for the tail and antennas tied in first, midges sized vinyl rib for the body, black peacock ice dub for the thorax and a single abdominal segment made from black pheasant tail.

I fished it off the back of various bead head nymphs as a dropper, it caught basically all of the fish. Im hoping it will remain productive throughout the spring, or even the year. As an ultralight dropper nymph it could catch a ride behind even a small dry fly. I see tiny little black stones that are even smaller than this in real life all the time in winter and early spring down here.


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 28 Mar 2022, 14:55 • #1237 
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Great looking little black stonefly BrookieBoy!


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 02 Apr 2022, 15:54 • #1238 
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Thanks JHuskey! Ive got a yellow sally version in 16 in my fly box, cant wait to try it.

Here is what came off the vise today! Im trying to think in terms of what kind of streamers would fish well on a lighter slower rod, floating line, 4 ft max deapth pools, what sizes make sense on an 8ft wide stream, etc. I tried to slim down the sculpins a bit. They are on size 4 mustad 34007 hooks.


Feedback is welcome, I dont have a lot of experience with streamers.


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 03 Apr 2022, 03:27 • #1239 
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Right off the vise ready to go fishing.


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 03 Apr 2022, 11:03 • #1240 
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downsized for bass...




backlit to give you an idea of just how sparse these should be...


These girls seemed to like it....



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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 03 Apr 2022, 11:21 • #1241 
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Thanks to all for showing off your work... and results!


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 04 Apr 2022, 14:57 • #1242 
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I’m not quick at putting these together, but I like the results:
#14 Gray Fox


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 04 Apr 2022, 16:08 • #1243 
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Big Heavy,

Your fly looks as though it would float forever; very nicely done!

Tight lines- Ken


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 04 Apr 2022, 19:54 • #1244 
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BigHeavy - good grief thats pretty. And I bet the trout think so too.


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 05 Apr 2022, 16:50 • #1245 
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Thanks fellas, the brookies up here do tend to snatch ‘em up ; )


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 06 Apr 2022, 07:31 • #1246 
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Parachute adams, gold ribbed hare's ear, and miracle midge:
Nothing particular but they work like a magic in the driftless region in Spring!
Dry dropper is the ticket.


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 24 Apr 2022, 16:52 • #1247 
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Orange Fish Hawk


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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 30 Apr 2022, 18:43 • #1248 
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Did a virtual tying night with some buddies last week. Shockingly, I tied up a couple of tiger musky flies (only change is are the innards---I've been playing around more with balance of keel weight in front of a piece of foam to get it to behave more like a glide bait).

Then there are just a couple of albacore flies thrown in for good measure.



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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 30 Apr 2022, 21:53 • #1249 
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A few months ago I saw in a magazine ad, a beautiful streamer called “Milledgewock Brook”. I immediately fell in love with it, so I started acquiring the materials. I was lacking the wing material, which is Burnt Orange saddle hackles. I finally ended up dying my own, the first time I’ve done that. I tied up a couple of examples tonight. Not too happy with my work, but I think this is going to be a great streamer for my area.



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Re: What's in your vise?
Post 01 May 2022, 07:02 • #1250 
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I like that gaddis!


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