Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
peeker seeker

bass flys

13 posts in this topic

I have not tied a fly in 3 years. The kids got out and I moved all my fly stuff in along with the reloading stuff in. Fur and fethers on the walls ,( ducks and geese and deer mounts). I started tieing . Man how I miss it. I do not need any more fly's ,but it relaxes me. Here are 2 of tonights flys . I love working with deer hair. 047.jpg048.jpg049.jpg050.jpg051.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job. I'm a tier myself and used to own a little fly shop in Alaska. I tied all of my own stuff for a while but finally decided to let others tie for me when business got too good. I hate working with deer hair. lol I use elk for most of the patterns that call for deer hair. Much easier to work with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did some tying 40 years ago, but wasn't good enough at it to keep it up. Peeker, you need to work on taking pictues. :two-cents:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back when I was tying flies, I learned a trick to make deer hair a little less annoying to trim. Keep a dryer "Bounce" sheet on your bench. Rub your fingers and the hair with it to kill the static charge. The deer hair won't cling to everything.Might also be good for keeping red filaments off your camera lens too. Worth a try anyway.Nice little bug. I want to see pix of what you catch with it.Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was getting too close . That red lines is a picture my grand daughter made for me in the back ground. Catching fish on your own fly. Is like taking a critter on a reload of yours, its always bigger . ;);):lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That red lines is a picture my grand daughter made for me in the back ground.
Oops! How did I not notice the little flower she drew in the midst of all her extra lines! ;) Her masterpiece deserves a spot on the world's Greatest Art Gallery... the refrigerator door!Ken(also a proud Grandpa)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah....when I taught classes I taught the Bounce sheet thing. Having rough, calloused hands is a bugger, too. I only tie flies I can't get from either the Fly Shop or Kauffman's. The callibaetis on the high lakes in above Bend, Or are darker than most places I've fished so I still tie my own flies for that fishery. Good damsel flies are hard to find, too. One of my favorites is the filoplume damsel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes ruff cracked fingers stink wen tieing. That filoplume damsel is a graet fly for pan fish . And bass, not just trout.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How in the world do you guys clean a fly? are the good eating? what is the limit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember some fly stories..... went something like this. You take a long stick and get dog poop on the end and then dab it on a blank piece of paper about 15 feet away. When the flies start coming to the poop... you shoot them with your air guns. You never seem to run out of small target this way. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:;) Any size dog will do. (pun intended)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was getting too close . That red lines is a picture my grand daughter made for me in the back ground. Catching fish on your own fly. Is like taking a critter on a reload of yours, its always bigger . :signs1180lq::lol::lol:
I used to do some tying when I was about 12 or 13 years old, I would walk down the Stanislaus river with some home made beetle flies made out of peacock feathers wrapped around a hook, or small grub flies made out of chenille, or even small ant flies.. Well I actually had them all. I would catch fish after fish drifting those flies in the current while wading the river. Man, those were good times. I mostly do spinning only now.. this is backwards from most fisherman haha. My fly rod has gone unused for years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0