I caught fish on my flies!!! YoooHooo!

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by bitterroot, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Spent 3 days fishing on a small creek in central Oregon last week and caught fish on many of the flies that I tied.
    Sunray Diawl Bach (Hans pattern)
    Dyret (Hans pattern)
    Grilled Ribeye (my creation)
    Various soft hackles
    The star of the show, however, was a Henry's Fork Caddis (tied commercially) that I fished during a prolific hatch. I will be tying these in the future!

    Sure was fun to catch fish on my own ties!
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  2. GAT Active Member

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    You're doomed. This how it all starts. Next thing you know, you'll be paying a ton of money for a tying vise.
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  3. Dave Evans Active Member

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    Yup, and in the not to distant future you will try avoiding any flies bought in a shop; only using flies that you have tied yourself.
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  4. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Grilled Ribeye..... sounds like a meat and potatoes kind of fly. You should take pics and post them as I think lots would like to see them.

    Congrats.

    Was there any Chukar used in those patterns?

    Bill
  5. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Not in any of these patterns, Bill, but I'm working on a few. All the tying stuff is stored for the moment while we pack boxes and get prepped to move out of our house.
  6. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    My only decent camera was recently stolen in a burglary so I can't get any good photos, but...
    the grilled ribeye is:
    Hackle...furnace hen cape
    Rib...brown holographic tinsel
    Body...3 pheasant tail fibers
    I've been tying it on an Alec Jackson chironomid hook.
  7. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    I dig the name Grilled Ribeye. To clarify, no tail on the fly?
  8. Builder Member

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    ....and building rods to save money.
  9. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Correct, Chad. No tail.
  10. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    bitteroot,
    I'm betting you will have the same YoooHooh feeling twenty years from now.
    Jack
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  11. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Nothing quite like that first fish on a fly you've tied. Keep it up!
    D
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  12. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I( used to tie flies. Some were good and some were bad. I've been thinking of doing it again but like I said I've been thinking about it. It's hard to pull the trigger on this subject. But only doing woven flies. These are simple to tie but It's been so long since I tied any, I probably forgot how to do them.
  13. Krusty Active Member

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    The fish got hooked, and so did you! Enjoy the journey!

    Time to also start honing your skills at piscatorial prevarication.
  14. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I met the owner of a fly shop on a hike, and since I'm a teen who is a pretty good fly tier and is setting up fly tying classes for free, he sent me something like almost $1000.00 worth of tying materials. I was stunned. I couldn't thank the guy enough. I started tying OK pheasant tails about 2 years ago, and now, I'm going to be selling to a shop in my home town, it just takes practice and time at the bench to get better at tying. Here's some of my own patterns I have invented, using steps I had thought of. image.jpg
    Swart's Supernatural Stones(female egg-layer pteronarcys)

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    Swart's Supernatural Stones( female egg-layer golden stone)

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    Swart's oKtober Kaddis'( Larvae)

    Swart's oKtober Kaddis'( Pupa)
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    Swart's Rejuvenating Roe
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    And a bunch of stones( not the rolling kind) image.jpg the stones float like corks
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  15. Kaiserman content

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    That's awesome bitterroot! And just as Jack said, it won't fade much years from now.

    Hey T.E., those won't catch anything. :p

    Nice!