Ftyer

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  1. Not sure if this exactly solves your problem, but I’ve had good success dying feathers and deertail with Kool-Aid. Pretty cheap for a pack and you could probably hack a white saddle into quarters and get four colors out of it. Just a thought.
  2. I should be in the southern Maine area around the beginning to middle of June, I won’t charge you or anything but will gladly pass on what I’ve learned if ya like, just let me know.
  3. I can’t say I have experience with this, but I’m sure some type of tear shaped wing burner and some Guinea feathers might serve you.
  4. I know it sounds crazy and unorthodox, but I don’t baby my Beasts and often just chuck ‘em into a pocket on my pack. While it surely roughs them up a bit, the saltwater straightens things out perfectly and the fleye looks just as good as it did after being tied.
  5. I’ll split the dice on this one, personally, I like that this sort of idea could be coming to fruition but totally understand how it could be very limiting. As a fly tier for years, I’ve always chosen to implement as much biodegradable materials as possible just because I don’t like to abuse the resources I rely on (I also use overly heavy tippet and strong knots so as to eliminate any unnecessary litter, and when I do have the occasional error, I’m sure to remove trash from the water to offset my poor behavior), but that’s not always feasible. I think that a proposal like this will need to include a large marketing idea behind several large fishing companies in order to make it effective and teach people that natural materials can be just as good as petroleum products, but I do see value in all of this, however, most fishing mono and Fluro takes about 300-500 years to biodegrade, so it’s a little wonky to me that everything doesn’t add up. I’m on the fence, but would like to see more anglers understanding the effects that our hobby does have on the water and make our personal decisions accordingly.
  6. Here’s my response from another thread on the subject (it’s near the bottom of this page if you’re curious). I’m a huge fan of my Peak and have been since the day I got it. I’ve tied everything from size 32 midges to 8/0 saltwater flies without any issues at all. The one thing that I really like about them is that they sell replacement parts for their vises individually, so if you break some minor part, you can usually just buy that for a small fee instead of having to replace the entire system.
  7. I’m a huge fan of Bob’s Banger. It allows for much more versatility than any other popper because it’s a systematic approach where heads are very easily interchanged to adjust to size/bait profile. Not only that, but it’s a very simple fly to tie.
  8. This is all pretty awesome...I’m just gonna throw out there that I would very happily tie a few flies maybe four times a year to get some cash in the right hands of non profits if this were ever to be recreated.
  9. If you’re generally looking to match maggots for dumb stockies, just use a strip of a latex glove and either a black bead or a bit of dubbing.
  10. Popovics’s Pop Fleyes and Fleye Design...my fly box would be pitiful without them. As as far as trout go, anything by George Harvey and Joe Humphreys’s Trout Tactics. I thank all three of those men for these contributions.
  11. Thank you. I like that bend a lot, might have to check that hook out.
  12. I’m pretty sure it’s just Peak’s Rotary Vise.
  13. I’m a huge fan of my Peak and have been since the day I got it. I’ve tied everything from size 32 midges to 8/0 saltwater flies without any issues at all. The one thing that I really like about them is that they sell replacement parts for their vises individually, so if you break some minor part, you can usually just buy that for a small fee instead of having to replace the entire system.
  14. That sounds like a very ideal tide situation to me. Thank you so much, and I’ll be downloading that app as welll. You’ve been tremendously helpful and I genuinely appreciate it. Let me know if I can return the favor for sure.
  15. Thank you for being so helpful, and yep, I’ve got a lightweight fleece and waterproof jacket in my mix. Lookin’ forward to being in the water even if I don’t see a darn fish.