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By kickingback
#2238515
I like thr red and black ones on the left! Very nice ties!


Thought I would tie a ribbon fish imitation to use on kings offshore. This should do well and was easy to make. Used 3M double sided tape with reflective side tape stuck to it. and the exposed areas left used finger nail transfer art. It comes right off on the sticky tape and makes it look like fins.
Added the treble hook rig and I am set. Will report on how well it does.
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By StrykerDM
#2239467
Cuervo Jones wrote:Some #14 parachute Adams and royal coachmen. In sweaty anticipation of chasing grayling in Alaska next month.
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Nice! I love tying some dry flies. Makes me feel classy.


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By karstopo
#2239484
I'm ready to tie again, especially seeing these great flies. All my tying stuff is packed up in boxes as we make our move across town. My folks gave me a great streamer with mallard flank feather sides, a chennile body and bead chain eyes. Unfortunately, I lost it on an underwater snag but not before catching a really nice bass.

The plan is to reverse engineer the pattern from memory since I couldn't find it anywhere online. I want to do some salt water versions, too.
By StrykerDM
#2239489
karstopo wrote:I'm ready to tie again, especially seeing these great flies. All my tying stuff is packed up in boxes as we make our move across town. My folks gave me a great streamer with mallard flank feather sides, a chennile body and bead chain eyes. Unfortunately, I lost it on an underwater snag but not before catching a really nice bass.

The plan is to reverse engineer the pattern from memory since I couldn't find it anywhere online. I want to do some salt water versions, too.


It wasn't articulated was it? There's a grumpy muppet streamer that uses mallard flank on the sides.


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By karstopo
#2239494
StrykerDM wrote:
karstopo wrote:I'm ready to tie again, especially seeing these great flies. All my tying stuff is packed up in boxes as we make our move across town. My folks gave me a great streamer with mallard flank feather sides, a chennile body and bead chain eyes. Unfortunately, I lost it on an underwater snag but not before catching a really nice bass.

The plan is to reverse engineer the pattern from memory since I couldn't find it anywhere online. I want to do some salt water versions, too.


It wasn't articulated was it? There's a grumpy muppet streamer that uses mallard flank on the sides.


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I looked up that grumpy muppet. No, that's a lot fuller and articulated. The fly I'm looking for has those mallard flank cheeks like the grumpy muppet, but hardly anything else.
By Kayak Kid
#2239501
Cuervo Jones wrote:Some #14 parachute Adams and royal coachmen. In sweaty anticipation of chasing grayling in Alaska next month.
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My two very favorite dry flies. When fishing the small streams around Big Sky Montana, I almost use an para Adams exclusively. Coachman have been my go-to in the small lakes in the Rockies. Unfortunately, my ties don't look nearly as good as yours. However, they do catch fish.......,now and then.
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By Cuervo Jones
#2240651
You're too kind, Kayak Kid. My flies are messy and unkempt. Like me. But from a distance they look ok. Here are some size 16 orange ashers I whipped up earlier today to tempt trout and grayling on my adventure to Alaska next week.
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By Cuervo Jones
#2245966
Back to the vise after lots of travel, work, hurricanes, and the usual stuff. Filling up a small tailwater box for a trip to Utah next week.
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By karstopo
#2245980
Looking good there, Cuervo. Are those mop flies I see?

Your flies always look good.

I'm about to start ordering flies from wherever. I just can't bring myself to figure out and then tie what's good for freshwater. I was tossing San Juan worms that I didn't tie in the flood waters today just to be outside and away from problems. I would love to escape from the gravity of Harvey as I'm sure about 99% of the rest of south east Texans would.
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By Cuervo Jones
#2245984
I hear you, Karst. My company's offices are shut until further notice, but my business trip was planned months ago. So I'm happy to be going to Utah for a couple of days, but uncertain about what the future brings for everything else. Strange days indeed.


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By Cuervo Jones
#2246640
Because nobody else does, I tied....SPUDDLERS! Size 4. Good for trout, bass, and wowing people who like "old school" patterns.
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By Cuervo Jones
#2248324
Been restocking the redfish armory and it's set to go for tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to spot some tails....giggity.
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By Kayak Kid
#2248380
Darn Cuervo, My flies just don't look like yours. My inartistic talent extends to my fly tying. Yet, I do manage to snag a fish now and then with mine.
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By Cuervo Jones
#2248529
Kayak Kid wrote:Darn Cuervo, My flies just don't look like yours. My inartistic talent extends to my fly tying. Yet, I do manage to snag a fish now and then with mine.

All that matters is the fishes' opinion. My flies look ok as long as you don't look too closely at them! They're "Picasso" flies...look good from a distance, make you sick to your stomach up close!


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By karstopo
#2248533
I always like how Cuervo's flies look, especially some of those fresh water patterns.

I used to have a great private detached tying room where I turned out mostly abominations, but occasionally some the fish liked. I haven't figured out where to tie in the new place that won't require additional medication for the wife being the neat nick she is. My stash of shrimp is dwindling so I need a solution fairly soon.
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