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    The Fly Tying Thread

    Welp, the weather is going to suck this weekend; so I am going to guess that there won't be too many of us on the water... But I am going to guess a few of us will be at the fly tying bench... let's start a thread!

    I am currently working on perfecting a hopper pattern for this summer. I have tried a few, and have never been happy with how they turn out. Maybe I am too picky... but I finally found a pattern online that looked neat when it came off my vise: http://hopperjuan.blogspot.com/2009/...ing-steps.html

    Here's how it came off my vise:
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    I was somewhat happy with it, but I went back and tried to find a neat way to add legs and eyes. So after fiddling with the next fly a bit, I got this:
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    I like it so far... we'll see how it fishes.

    Let's see everyone else's flies!

    #2
    Send me the learning curves, I'll fish em.
    Peace and Love

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      #3
      Nice. I don’t work with foam very much. I like the eyes and the segmented body. Buck tail adds a nice touch.
      Mike - LaVista, NE

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        #4
        Something about a McGinty that bluegills can’t resist.
        Mike - LaVista, NE

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          #5
          Favorite Crappie Fly
          Mike - LaVista, NE

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          • ericein
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            Love the Black Nose Dace! Great crappie fly!

          #6
          ericein, that beautiful hopper makes me think I should try more foam. But I feel the need to stock up on necessities. A couple more after dinner.
          Mike - LaVista, NE

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          • ericein
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            Foam is tough... I feel like it is tough to get a pattern that likes nice...

          #7
          Here are a couple more foam flies I like... an El Camino Stone Fly, and a homemade frog popper...
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          #8
          This is an old fly called The Gimp. It was supposedly developed by Lacey E. Gee. I just Bought an Amherst pheasant cape and tore it apart to harvest all the Gimp feathers. Great for trout, but I’m not sure if I’ve caught more Crappie on these or the Dace.
          Mike - LaVista, NE

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            #9
            This is what has been sitting in my vise since my spring Sandhills pike trip came into the 10-day forecast.

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            • Flicted
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              Nice!

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            Peace and Love

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              #11
              There's a fisheye view if it helps anyone.
              Peace and Love

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              • Flicted
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                Great way to look at things when you get in design mode.

              #12
              Wiper, walleye and pike candy
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                #13
                I've been tying all kinds of stuff this winter but no photos of any of them. My favorite hopper style flies are chernobyl ant variations. Specifically the Elden's Chernobyl and the chubby chernobyl. If you tie them in a size 6 and hang a bugger, leach or beadhead under it you can catch both bass and panfish on the rig. If you are specifically targeting bass go with a size 2 or 4 fly.

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                  #14
                  Just picked up a different vise. It's upper-lower end. Haven't used it yet, but hope to soon. Plan to start with some Mop Flies. BTW, if anyone needs any micro chenille mop "fingers", let me know. I have plenty.

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                    #15
                    More fun with foam...
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                    • Flicted
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                      Nice
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