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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:43 pm 
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Them look way better than my first ones!

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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:33 am 
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Christensen wrote:
Be sure to attend the next S. Charlotte Lyin' & Tyin' - maybe sometime after the first of the year when the weather is too crappy to actually go fishing.

Overbrook said he would come to the next one -- but I can't get him to call me back about fishing tomorrow so don't hold your breath.


Dammit.....I told you I would forget to take my cellphone out of the truck with me....its a given! :oops: Seriously...sorry I did'nt get to call ya back....ya missed a good day on the pond (with spinning stuff though).

Geezer....as JT said....its great to see ya tying....I think its really the second half of the sport and anybody that buys thier flies is missing out! Them bugs are probably better than most of us tied when we started....and at some time will catch a fish....but you might want to save a few for posterity .....its fun to look back and see your progress. We seriously need to get another get-together at Aaron's arranged....I hated missing the 1st one. One thing I'll suggest that I see on virtually every new tyers flies...and you won't believe what a difference it makes....is get rid of that ugly black thread and match the thread color to the color of your fly the best you can...and keep the head knot down to about 4-5 wraps max.! Not trying to knock your flies ...but a big black head knot can crap up an otherwise nice looking fly in a hurry. Looking forward to following your progress! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:22 am 
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Thank God I helped you with those seven. :mrgreen:[/quote]

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Too funny !! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:50 pm 
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Streamer wrote:
Stay on the mend and keep up the tying practice. Lots of tying practice.
Yer Pal,
Streamer

Oh, that hurts, buddy...really hurts....
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Robert,
Lets cut thru the shit.
JT

That works for me, you gay blade. One Q, though, JT, Is a "presentation" fly tyer one who is more interested in how he presents the fly to the fish rather than how well the fly is tied? And feel free to send me those 93 flies that didn't work for you.
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get rid of that ugly black thread

Thread comes in colors? Damn!


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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:24 pm 
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The two on the left are "Pearl Kyrstal Glitter Getters".
Just add a marabou tail, try a variety of colors and you will see how they get the name. I like purple with a black tail for big bluegills. Congrats on your successes at the vise.


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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:04 pm 
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windknotter wrote:
The two on the left are "Pearl Kyrstal Glitter Getters".
Just add a marabou tail, try a variety of colors and you will see how they get the name. I like purple with a black tail for big bluegills.

Do you tie it unweighted? And thanks for the information.


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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:47 pm 
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I tie them with bead chain eyes. Some folks call them bullys.
I came up with the fly style below and had been tying the pattern for a number of years before ever hearing of a bully. :D I know, I know, that's a well used line but it's true.

My best bream catcher is what I call the "Purple Glitter getter", Pop calls them "bream killers" and swears by them. Says he's caught fish on them from here to Canada.

Hook-#10 standard dry or nymph
Thread-6/0 black
Eyes-gold bead chain eyes
Tail-black marabou with 2 strands of blue krystal flash doubled
Body-purple krystal chenille
Hackle collar (just behind eyes)-webby black hackle, have also used rubber legs but hackle is quicker and easier.

When you wrap the chenille make a set of "X" turns around the eyes then tie in the hackle. Whip finish through the hackle at tie off point. Won't crowd the hook eye that way. Fish them slow and deep or strip it quick.

I'll post up a pic later and pardon the thread hijack.


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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:20 am 
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Knot,
Lemme give you a suggestion on your bully's.

Go to a 3X long hook instead of standard lengths. The reason is that you won't gut hook as many small bream and it is easier to get the hook out.

The hook I use is a size # 10 Daiichi number 1720.. Mustad's number is 79580.

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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
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I think those are a fine start! My first flies didn't look anything close to that.

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 Post subject: Re: Future classics of the fly-tyer's art!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:47 am 
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Thanks JT.


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