Scrapbook One Hundred Twenty Seven Point One…

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JANUARY 2015

 

Here's a fly that I tied which could be posted on Forrest's Scrapbook127. This is an extended body dry fly.  This type of fly is rather difficult to tie, because you need to criss-cross wrap the thread out to the end of the body and back in mid-air off the hook, and let the delicate tails extend beyond the body.   But it allows you to use a smaller, lighter hook which usually stays above the water, and you achieve a very realistic mayfly pattern.  There are no Jungle Cock eyes, but there is ginger hackle, fine grey deer hair body and tail, and foam wings cut to shape and colored... The downsides of this tie are that it's very time consuming to tie and vulnerable to damage.  If you catch a trout, it may be history.  But then you caught a trout.   Halogetter


This is an extended body dry fly. This type of fly is rather difficult to tie, because you need to criss-cross wrap the thread out to the end of the body and back in mid-air off the hook, and let the delicate tails extend beyond the body.
But it allows you to use a smaller, lighter hook which usually stays above the water, and you achieve a very realistic mayfly pattern. There are no Jungle Cock eyes, but there is ginger hackle, fine grey deer hair body and tail, and foam wings cut to shape and colored…
The downsides of this tie are that it’s very time consuming to tie and vulnerable to damage. If you catch a trout, it may be history. But then you caught a trout.
Halogetter

This is my first Fly to ever make. I learned a couple things while making it. 1) I could use a third hand. 2) It's alot harder than it looks. Don't bother asking me what kind it is because " I don't know "  and  I'm sure it doesn't fit into any class... Anyway , this is my Fly to enter into Forrest's  " Fly Challenge "  Focused

This is my first Fly to ever make. I learned a couple things while making it. 1) I could use a third hand. 2) It’s alot harder than it looks. Don’t bother asking me what kind it is because ” I don’t know ” and I’m sure it doesn’t fit into any class… Anyway , this is my Fly to enter into Forrest’s ” Fly Challenge “
Focused

I hand tied this one using my needle nose pliers .  It's not pretty but I suppose it would do the job. Made from deer hair and coyote fur  &  thym. Doesn't have a name. !!!! Woody Bogg

I hand tied this one using my needle nose pliers . It’s not pretty but I suppose it would do the job. Made from deer hair and coyote fur & thym. Doesn’t have a name. !!!!
Woody Bogg

I call her "Beauty", and as you can see this is one good looking fly!  I used a plastic rubber mold casted body for durability under fishing duress.  I chose the near extinct sand flowing hair of the Barbie Cocke  (doesn't matter how I say it... it sounds wrong).  Topping the golden hair is a duo of proven Bass lure colors in the "cotton candy" hair bow and frill skirt.  The skirt scantily camouflages her size 2 Octopus barbed hook, ideal for luring 8 trout in at a time.  Finishing off the visible touches is a ruby red lipstick to match her passionate eyes.   Every fly I make has to be stored for 48 hours beside my good luck charm "Cardiac Carl", in order to imbue the tiny weapon with his magical properties.  Iron Will

I call her “Beauty”, and as you can see this is one good looking fly! I used a plastic rubber mold casted body for durability under fishing duress. I chose the near extinct sand flowing hair of the Barbie Cocke (doesn’t matter how I say it… it sounds wrong). Topping the golden hair is a duo of proven Bass lure colors in the “cotton candy” hair bow and frill skirt. The skirt scantily camouflages her size 2 Octopus barbed hook, ideal for luring 8 trout in at a time. Finishing off the visible touches is a ruby red lipstick to match her passionate eyes. Every fly I make has to be stored for 48 hours beside my good luck charm “Cardiac Carl”, in order to imbue the tiny weapon with his magical properties.
Iron Will

Hello everyone ,  I have already sent a pic of my first fly ever to tie and after looking at other flies online I determined that my first fly looked like an over sized Mosquito that was crossbred to a dragon fly  :-)  . So I decided to tie some more and update everyone on my progress.  I sure have a long way to go  before I can say I'm qualified enough to give advice on this subject. These are my " second , third , fourth and fifth " flies to ever tie in my life.....and I  feel like I'm improving .  Now I just need to get a fly rod and test the ones that I have . I don't know if trout will eat these or run for cover. anyways it will be fun trying them out. Thanks Forrest for the " Fly Challenge ". I have had a blast .  " LET'S GO FISHING "                                                                                                    Sincerely, Focused

Hello everyone ,
I have already sent a pic of my first fly ever to tie and after looking at other flies online I determined that my first fly looked like an over sized Mosquito that was crossbred to a dragon fly 🙂 . So I decided to tie some more and update everyone on my progress. I sure have a long way to go before I can say I’m qualified enough to give advice on this subject. These are my ” second , third , fourth and fifth ” flies to ever tie in my life…..and I feel like I’m improving . Now I just need to get a fly rod and test the ones that I have . I don’t know if trout will eat these or run for cover. anyways it will be fun trying them out.
Thanks Forrest for the ” Fly Challenge “. I have had a blast .
” LET’S GO FISHING ” Sincerely, Focused

This is the Redneck River Reverberator. Nice M-80, disguised with turkey feathers. Fly rod is optional. Guaranteed to bring up the big ones. Even those finicky fish. Forrest, can I come fish in your pond? Pirateofgold

This is the Redneck River Reverberator. Nice M-80, disguised with turkey feathers. Fly rod is optional. Guaranteed to bring up the big ones. Even those finicky fish. Forrest, can I come fish in your pond?
Pirateofgold

There are more things wrong with it than right but I don't think that matters.                 Pacman

There are more things wrong with it than right but I don’t think that matters.
Pacman

 

73 thoughts on “Scrapbook One Hundred Twenty Seven Point One…

      • Forrest,

        Yes indeed, but many years ago and still in my vest. Scout’s honor!

        That’s a very small hook, a very small fly. The fly was posed on a piece of paper with your poem on it for a little scale.

        Halogetter

      • I have sent a pic of my first fly ever to Dal, I hope it gets to where it needs to go.. I had fun , but much harder than it looks……:-)

  1. Nicely done Halo! Finesse on display. Your presentation is and must be quite admiral as well. Unlike my most successful “fly”, and I use the term loosely, was hair from the tail of my wolf\malmute, some red fabric and foil from my truck floor tied with a little thread from my carharts on a #6 snelled eagle claw. But those bigmouth spring time browns up near Walden didn’t seem to care, they just engulfed our offerings like they hadn’t had a bite all winter. I think the murky water had something to do with it as well.

  2. Thanks, all, for the kind comments. I tied that fly a long time ago, for fishing at the Beaverkill and in Maine for landlocked salmon. It’s my last one.

    Thanks, Dal, for the text. I assume you needed to check copyright first!

    I just read Clinger’s Hill Trout piece, and I will say that Zebco figures big in my early years with the garden fly (worms). We had Zebco 202’s and 404’s, and you could completely take them apart and put them back together in short order. Real workhorses. One day we found a Pflueger fly reel in the mud, and we figured we better look into that.

    Halogetter

  3. Beautiful, and being a girl I am tempted to think maybe flys could be crocheted out of silk by looking at that one? Hmmm, ladies what do you think? Using a little tiny hook…
    On second thought, it might tick the men off if they work.lol

  4. Focused, I like your fly it’s cute! You did a really good job…:) Are there really different classes of flies? I hope we don’t have to fall into on of them??? They know the fish don’t care what class it is right????

    • Thanks Spallies, Honestly I know nothing about making flys…. But the way I see it , as long as the trout will eat it thats all that counts…. still better than corn and a red worm….
      Looks like my fly better not be used on a windy day….. he may fly off with your fly rod… 🙂

  5. Focus, nice work, I like it. Yours looks more like the ones I had tied as a boy. Never tested them out but I thought they sure looked pretty. I had bright reds, oranges, greens, yellows and blues. I never had a hook vice though, never thought there was such a thing. Maybe that’s why I tired of it after a couple of dozen or so.

    • Thanks Sam Sam , glad you like it. 🙂 I found a old fly tying kit at the local flee market ( Noll 1973 ) , so I bought it and built my first fly.

  6. A very noble effort, Focused. Doing something the first time is always special, and you rose to the challenge. Save that one.

    Forrest,

    You said “If anyone can make a better looking fly than this one…”

    Better looking, is the key phrase. I know my fly is well-tied and really looks like a mayfly, and the trout think so too. But to a wild human, not the hatchery-raised variety, I think your streamer is gorgeous. It must be special to you, set in that frame, whether tied by your fingers, or your Dad’s, or both.

    “Who would you rather have tying your flies- a man who just graduated from fly-tying school or a man who’s been tying flies for years?” 😉

    Cheers,
    Halogetter

    • Thanks Halo, I have to say that my fly doesn’t even come close to yours. After making my fly I looked at yours again and realized how difficult it would be to make one like that. Hats off to ya Halo, but hey I never tied a fly in my life and if it wasn’t for
      forrest challenging us to tie one then I may have never done it…… Thanks Forrest…….. Halo , your fly is amazing , good job..

      ps. I’m not in it for the quarter…….I’m in it for the ” Thrill of the Chase ” good luck to ya Halo

  7. I viewed a post on fb earlier from, The Orvis company, with pics of them catching trout on the madison river this week.They said this is one of their favorite times of the year to hit the upper madison,before the section between earthquake lake and McAtee Bridge closes for the spring on march first.Seems odd it would close in spring? The trout are hitting on well presented rubber legs, or emerging-midge imitations.The pics were nice.The efffort looked worth the cold.And thats todays fishing report on the upper madison, folks.

    • Thanks VGBOSS for the fly tying link. It sure was a help….you can tell by my new fly pic… alot better than the first one 🙂

    • Nice Focused. You can tell my fly isn’t at well done as yours. Mine was more of a humorous attempt to make everyone smile than to win anything. 😐

          • sure….. she might like my first one…. 🙂 they look like they would be a good match……

        • These flies posted above are the first 5 flies that I have ever tied…… They are not perfect but for a beginner they are something because they were tied with my own two hands…….. I had fun..

  8. Thanks 23kachinas , yes they are my first five ever, when I got finished with the first one I knew I had to do something …….. I tried two styles…. and focused more on the other four. Persistence pays off….. they can only get better from here on… I’m ready to try them out…. enjoy your “Chase” and good luck to ya……

  9. Making the flies was a nice break from all the thinking about the chase……. I guess now I need to get back to work on it…. my brain is rested…….All jokes aside….my last spot didn’t turn out …. spring is around the corner so I need to figure out another area to search….. I have a few ideas…… Wyoming and the very edge of Montana seem promising to me……I guess I will jump in with both feet and check it out….. good luck to all

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