first fly ever

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Kenneth Henderson, May 6, 2009.

  1. Kenneth Henderson

    Kenneth Henderson not afraid to fly

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    silverdale wa
    ok ill try that and post to see what the peps think of it.
     
  2. Kenneth Henderson

    Kenneth Henderson not afraid to fly

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    silverdale wa
    here i tried a few of the tips. tell me what you think.
     
  3. Arthur Vakulchik

    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    lynnwood, wa
    those are good! id probably shorten the tails up a bit, especially if your fishing lakes. all the stalkers seem to hit the flies with short strikes. this cause you to miss many. otherwise its really good. especially with the hackle.

    if your gonna fish streams and rivers id try and tie up some pheasant tail nymphs. they arnt very hard. all you need is pheasant tail, and if you dont have peacock herl, than you can substitue it with black dubbing or ice dubbing. but if your gonna fish lakes, tie up some black cronomids. all you need for that is a beedhead, scud hook, black tying thread(which would be used to make the body), and tinsel or copper wire to secure the thread and for design.

    but if your gonna fish lakes, i prefer weighted streamers over any other fly. usually beadhead wooly buggers
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    19,549
    Likes Received:
    4,547
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    I think the length on the black and purple is right about how I try to tie mine. The brown may be a bit long, but there is no reason to think that those flies won't get your line streched. Are you going to sit at the tying vise and your computer for all your time off or are you going to fish?
     
  5. Kenneth Henderson

    Kenneth Henderson not afraid to fly

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    silverdale wa
    gone fishing i think its a nice day out. try to go here on base and try my new flies. ill take pics and post with the flies and the set up i got. ty ed. well off to fish i go...
     
  6. Kenneth Henderson

    Kenneth Henderson not afraid to fly

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    silverdale wa
    ok im back and i had a little fun. the wooley with the long tail got a lot of hits but no fish. the wooley worm tore it up.someone else post something nice.
     
  7. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,124
    Likes Received:
    388
    Location:
    Seattle,WA
    that one is great
    I finally mastered the whip finish
    what you think?
     
  8. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,987
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    WA
    K.H - come up on one of the nights we have a Kitsap get together and we can tie some flies. I was always best able to learn by watching others.
    good start!
    -David
     
  9. Kenneth Henderson

    Kenneth Henderson not afraid to fly

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    silverdale wa
    well is there a board that is posted on these get togethers? i would love to come and tie some up. theres always new things that could help me out along the way to tie newer and better flies.
     
  10. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,987
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    WA
    its been about a month since the last one. i usually post them on the main page. Wer have mumbles little deal tomorrow night to exchange flies but i usually have them in thursday nights in Poulsbo at Voodiez on front street. Maybe in 2 weeks or so i will have another. just watch the main board and you'll likely see it.
     
  11. feckineejit

    feckineejit New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Derry
    Hello everyone, been at the vice today and thought i'd tie a parachute, i have only started tying again in the past 3 weeks or so, i did however tie flies about 4 or 5 years ago but gave up, any way here it is.