Fly Tying Contest Winners – Finalist Voting Round Complete 1st place ON APRIL 14, 2020 CLUB YOUTH MEMBER BRADEN SHERWOOD WAS ANNOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF THE FLYMEN FISHING COMPANY MICRO SPINE FLY TYING CONTESThttps://flymenfishingcompany.com/blogs/blog/win-a-fly-tester-vote-micro-spine-fly-tying-contestBy @bradensherwood_: A Micro Feather Game Changer hybrid diver tied with one Micro-Spine Tail Shank, three 6 mm Micro-Spines, and four 8 mm … Continue reading TFF Youth Member BRADEN SHERWOOD Announced as WINNER of Fly Tying Contest
From Mark Machado "Tonight at 7pm I will be live on Facebook(R) for our first Thursday fly tying. Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association I will be tying a simple black drum fly. All are welcome to watch and or tie with me. Materials needed: 1. A size #2 hook ( I use a daiiachi 2546) … Continue reading Simple black drum fly, lmffaflyclub
To ease the pain of being leashed to our homes because of COVID-19, Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis is hosting a live fly tying session every M, W, F at 3PM Eastern, streamed live via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2905148839599015/ Didn't join yesterday for first session, which seemed to have technical difficulties. Hopefully works tomorrow (Wed).
Micheal S. gave me a larger version of this frog, and the bass completely destroyed it.
I tinkered with the pattern until I could get the tying down to less than 5 minutes, and here is the result:
Hook: Size 6 Mustad 3366A
Thread: 240 denier thread to match under-body
Over-body: 3mm closed cell foam cut to 1/2" wide
Legs: Flat rubber legs, 4 strand wide, and 1 strand
Under-body: Chenille, yarn, etc.
Eyes: 4mm dolls eyes
Glue: Craft glue or CA
Markers for finishing touches.
Distancing myself from the public in the hobby room, tying flies in anticipation of good weather coming.
I needed to replace the frogs that Mike S. gave me a few months ago.
Then again Scott F. convinced me to try tying some DB poppers.
The object of this series is to show some ideas, and cost savings, when making popper heads. None of the products mentioned are the absolute “best” to buy, or use, but mentioned to only give you some ideas.
The basic approach to this fly was originally published by Jay "Fishy" Fullum as the “single fold popper” in his book Fishy’s Flies, ISBN 0-8117-2616-9.
Kevin has made some modifications. Most notably is the thickness of the foam, 6mm instead of 4mm. Another noted modification is a slit in the foam for the dogleg of the hook to rest in.
The September 2015 Fly of the Month, the Deadhead Minnow, has been added to Fly Patterns page on this website. The Deadhead Minnow by Casey Smartt
Here is the run down for up coming year.
Feb 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16.
These are the beginner dates at Bethany Christian church at 7 pm. March 23 & 30 are make up dates.
After almost 10 years, I realize that I just don't make as many cork poppers as I once did. I plan to bring this to the January meeting. Contact me if you want part, or all, of these.
The Deadhead Minnow By Casey Smartt A few years ago, I began experimenting with techniques to create a large cigar-shaped baitfish pattern made from craft fur. The goal was to tie a round-bodied pattern that was neutrally buoyant… something like a fly-version of a Corky lure. I could clearly visualize this fly in my mind, … Continue reading The Deadhead Minnow, edited