What's in your vise?

ScottP

Active Member
JD’s Mayfly Emerger II (PT variation)

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Playing with proportions; a little heavier on the wing here.

hook - WFC Model 28 #12
thread - Uni 8/0 camel
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - x-small wire copper
abdomen - pheasant tail
thorax - Ice Dub orange
wingpad - 1mm foam brown
legs - pronghorn dyed brown (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Cocoa Brown/1 cup water)
wing - Congo Hair Shiner Tan

Regards,
Scott
 

longputt

Active Member
I don’t seem to have any problems cutting the hair off when I tie it in; I’ve been tying with pronghorn for a while so maybe I’m used to it? Also, the stuff I’m using came from a friend and it’s in very good shape; the pronghorn I’ve bought in shops is usually pretty rough - ragged tips and dry, more prone to cutting.



I dye all my own hair; forgot to put the formula in for this fly (fixed that).

Regards,
Scott
I'm using hair from the antelope we've shot and I've searched all over the bodies to find the easiest hair to work with. But we always try to shoot old bucks so maybe that plays a role?

I am going to try dying to see that makes a difference.

Thanks for the feedback.
 

ScottP

Active Member
I'm using hair from the antelope we've shot and I've searched all over the bodies to find the easiest hair to work with. But we always try to shoot old bucks so maybe that plays a role?

I am going to try dying to see that makes a difference.

Thanks for the feedback.

You bet! Btw, the hair dyes very well; the white stuff is great if you’re looking for bright colors and the tan for more muted ones.

Regards,
Scott
 

ballocks

I've got blisters on me fingers.
WFF Supporter
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The re-stocking continues... On to some soft hackles, though it's time for a better grade partridge skin as these are leggier than I like.

Partridge and orange
Hook TMC 2487 #12, 14
Thread 6/0 burnt orange
body Pearsall's silk, orange
rib small gold wire
thorax peacock herl
hackle Hungarian partridge

Partridge and green, two versions
Hook TMC 2487 #12, 14
Thread 6/0 olive
body Pearsall's silk, green
rib small green wire
thorax peacock herl (v1) chartreuse ice dub (v2)
hackle Hungarian partridge
 
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Jack Devlin

Active Member
JD’s Mayfly Emerger (variation)

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An interesting pattern that looked more involved than it turned out to be; check out his SBS and see if you agree. Again, changed up a few of the materials based on what was within my grasp.

hook - WFC Model 28 #12
thread - Uni 8/0 tan
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - Krystal Flash rootbeer
abdomen - turkey biot tan
thorax - Ice Dub tan
shellback - 1mm foam tan
legs - pronghorn dyed brown (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Dark Brown/1 cup water)
wingpad - Congo Hair Shiner Tan

Regards,
Scott
That's quite a coiffure. :)
 

Norm Frechette

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Inconnue

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval gold tinsel
Tag- Yellow floss
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Green chenille
Throat - Blue hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed green squirrel tail
Topping (Optional) - Golden pheasant crest

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Hirtle Special

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Butt - Red uni stretch
Body - Flat silver tinsel, central band of red thread
Throat - Yellow hackle fibers
Wing - Deer hair
Cheeks (Optional) - Jungle Cock
 
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kmudgn

Active Member
WARDENS WORRY (Classic New England Streamer)

HOOK-Straight streamer (your choice)
RIB-Mylar Tinsel # 12/14 (Gold out)
TAIL-Red Duck Flank or Red Hackle
BODY-Yellow/Tan Wool Yarn or Wool Hackle (wool hackle hard to wrap tight)
HACKLE-Yellow (I use strung Chinese, but any will do)
WING-Bucktail
 

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Clarkman

Huge Fly Guy
WFF Supporter
uh oh....what's in my vise?

dirty dirty things are in my vise...
matching the 'hatch' plus a couple of super rudimentary snail "tool" flies (untested as of yet--I like my 'tool' flies to actually catch fish). The easy stone nymph also accounts for a ton of trout from now until May (actually, year round....).

There's really no elegant way to tie an egg pattern, so I opt for the easiest (that actually describes the majority of my trout flies...figure out the quickest and easiest way to tie something and still have it work really well. Anything else gets purchased).

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