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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-20-2003, 10:24 AM
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Hexagenia?

I came across a large mayfly that was light tan or creme on the bottom and dark brown on the top of the abdomen. The fly measured just over an inch long from the tip of the head to the tip of the...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-19-2003, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By uptrout
Explain Deer Ext. Bodies?

Big Dave,

Thanks for the advice. Could you explain in more detail how you tie extended bodies with deer hair? How exactly do you get the deer hair off of the needle after you have tied it on? Do...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-18-2003, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By uptrout
Closed Cell Foam & Vernille?

I was thinking of tying extended bodies and heard that they could be made with closed cell foam strips or vernille. I would like to buy some closed cell foam sheets at my local craft store, but am...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-18-2003, 12:09 AM
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Views: 463
Posted By uptrout
FDly Identification?

Along with the Isonychia/Brown Drake spinners I observed recently, I noticed a much smaller spinner on the water, probably a size 14 or even a 16, that was present in much fewer overall numbers. The...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-17-2003, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By uptrout
Isonychia?

Thanks for the help, flytyer.

I went back tonight and the spinner fall was nearly as spectacular as the previous night. I collected some of the spinners for observation and they indeed have a rust...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-16-2003, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By uptrout
Brown Drake?

I was out fishing last night here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I saw a large number of big reddish-brown mayflies. I would guess a realistic imitation of these mayflies would be a size 10 or...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-11-2003, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,134
Posted By uptrout
Sulfur Imitations?

I hear a lot of talk about sulfur mayflies. What dry fly patterns imitate the "sulfur mayflies"? What about the Light Cahill? Do sulfur mayflies vary greatly in their color (ie., yellow, brown, tan,...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-09-2003, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By uptrout
Best Spinner Wings?

What is the best, most life-like imitation for spinner wings? I have tried hackle tips and polypro yarn, but have also seen some clear irridescent materials such as Rainy's Pearlescent Wing Ribbon...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-09-2003, 12:40 AM
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Views: 565
Posted By uptrout
Wing Burners?

Has anyone had experience with wing burners? I have always wanted to make a more realistic wing and was thinking of buying a set of wing burners. How well do they work and what winging materials are...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-03-2003, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By uptrout
Improper floating of fly?

I have on several occasions had problems with my dry fly floating on its head or side, rather than floating upright on the tail and hackle. What could be causing this and how can it be corrected? Is...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-22-2003, 12:03 AM
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Posted By uptrout
Best Dry Fly Box?

What do you guys recommend for storing and carrying dry flies? Which type of fly box stores dry flies without damaging their hackle or tail fibers? Does a simple bin type or compartmental box suffice...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-21-2003, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By uptrout
Whiting 100's?

Does Whiting size their hackle smaller than most others in the industry? I purchased a pack of size 12 brown Whiting 100's. However, when I size them against my hackle gauge they look more like size...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-21-2003, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By uptrout
Head Cement?

Which is a better head cement for tying dry flies, Water-Based or Solvent -Based? What are the advantages of each and does one hold better than the other? Which lasts longer and which is more durable?
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-20-2003, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By uptrout
Quill Wing Caddis?

What is the best way to tie a durable quill wing caddis? I do fish some caddis hatches on smooth, flat water and the trout are often reluctant to take the traditional elk hair caddis. I am looking to...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-20-2003, 12:13 AM
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Views: 712
Posted By uptrout
Microfibbets / Synthetic Tails?

I purchased some microfibbets for use as tails when tying mayfly imitations. The fibers I've purchased are 3-4 times longer than the mayfly tails I intend to tie. Therefore can I cut the fibers into...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-29-2003, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By uptrout
Nymph Dropper?

Can someone tell me how to properly fish a dry fly with a nymph dropper? I would like to fish both a dry fly and a nymph at the same time. Do I simply tie a nymph to the bend of the hook on the dry...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-29-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By uptrout
Leader Sizes?

I've read that leaders must be sized based on the size of fly you are casting. For example, smaller sized flies like size #18 and size #20 perform better with a finer leader such as a 6X, whereas...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-23-2003, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By uptrout
Quill Wing flies?

I want to tie a quill wing caddis, but my fly tying book suggests appling artist's fixative to the quill wings in order to improve their durability. What exactly is artist's fixative and where can it...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-10-2003, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By uptrout
Thanks Again!

Thanks again, flytyer. You don't know what a great help it is for an enthusiastic beginner like myself to get advice form experienced fly tyers like you.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-09-2003, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By uptrout
Soft Hackle & Synthetic Tails?

I've seen several tyers use hen hackle tips for dry fly wings. Many think they provide a more realistic looking wing as opposed to hair, duck quill, and rooster hackle tips. Anybody have an opinion...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-09-2003, 10:31 PM
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Views: 19,244
Posted By uptrout
Best Dry Fly Floatant?

Looking for opinions on the best dry fly floatant available. I've used some in the past that seemed to leave an oil slick on the water's surface. Also the ease of application of the dry fly silcone...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-08-2003, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,717
Posted By uptrout
Vise Problems, Again!

I just got my new Thompson Pro Vise to replace the Cabela's vise that broke after only a few days of use. Now I am having problems with the Thompson. It certainly seems to be better made, but I can't...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-06-2003, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By uptrout
Tying down hackle?

Thanks to everyone who has answered my questions so far. You guys are a real help to a beginner like myself.I'm having another problem that hopefully someone can help me with.

I tie two pieces of...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-05-2003, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By uptrout
Hackle Guards?

I'm looking to buy a hackle gard or set of hackle guards to hold hackle, wings. etc. out of the way as I finish the head of the fly. Are there any hackle guards out there that slide on to the hook...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-04-2003, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By uptrout
Buying Hackle?

I am interested in tying mostly size 12-16 dry flies and would like to buy hackle in colors such as grizzly, brown, and blue dun. What type of hackle would best serve my purpose? What about quality...
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