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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Want to try tieing 'Presentation Size' flies.

Know most of these (appear anyway) to be tied on a size 1/0 (smallest) to upwards of a 5/0 type hook. As I'm starting from 'Ground Zero' is there a 'preferred' size hook for starters? Idea is to do these up/mount in "Shadow Boxes" of some sort for Christmas Pressies.

Few other questions would be:

1) I'd like to give a try using 'blind eye' hooks so where's a good place for a supply of these and the material to make the eyes?

2) Other than start simple, are there places (scale, etc.,) where the newbie gets caught up in errors?

3) Are there any good web links with 'how to' instructions for tyeing flies this size?

4) God! So many more questions could/should come to mind!

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 08:21 PM
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http://www.classicflytying.com/index.php?act=idx

Is a great site to join those guys will help you and a great place to ask questions and some great step by steps in the pined part

for blind eyed hooks gut and other materals for these flys is the following link

http://www.feathersmc.com/


Have funn o and 3/0 is a good size
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I have same two site suggestions that Rocky provided - Classic Fly Tying for a forum with lots of great tyers and info, and John McLain for materials. Also add to it Ronn Lucas for handmade hooks.
http://www.ronnlucassr.com/

One important thing to know getting started is that good qulatiy winging materials for 5/0 and larger flies is hard to come by and a fair bit more expensive - usually anyway. Therefore, you are best to start learning/practicing on 2/0 or 3/0.

Enjoy the ride...........

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I'm always happy to see tiers take on flies of this type. Any serious amount of time you spend with them will normally result in the tier fishing flies that others feel should be framed. The knowledge and skills you gain will be significant. I spent three years focusing on them before reverting back to flies usually meant to get wet

I suggest that you give John and Ronn a call (not an e-mail) and tell them what you have in mind. You'll find them to be as informative, friendly, and willing as Bob Meiser. You can trust them both. When you mentioned gut on blind eyed hooks, I assume that you meant giving flies whose birthplace was the British Isles and Scandinavia a shot. These would include not only the very fancy full feathers and married wing classics along with Dees and Speys that were tied for their river namesakes. If that is the case 2010 XMAS pressies may be a bit ambitious. There's always birthdays though. Good luck

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Bringing this back to the top, even if it's a bit of a repeat.

These 'huge things' are just too cool to play with (No, not a chance I'm in anything but the bottom rung) but they are amazing to tie, and in many cases far easier than I would have though.

The 'scale' you have to work with on a 2-3/0 hook really opens up 'possibilities.' Usually working with a size 6-12 hook where the word 'bulk' IS a 'four letter word.' With these larger hooks you can let your imagination run wild.

Too much fun! Now all I have to do is figure out what weight 2-hander it will take to chuck one of these things.

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Let's see a few Fred! Hey, want to go double or nothin on the Ducks vs. Cam Newton?
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Wink The 'Ducks' I know .. the other team?

Will have to Google them and find out who the heck they are. But a 'National Championship?' I'm kind of lost there given the Rose Bowl, the Grand-Daddie of them all?, doesn't even have a Pac-10 team in the competition. (What the Fxck???) Can't think of a single reason I'd like to watch.

With extreme embarrassment I have to say, I lost a bet last year with an Ohio fan and I screwed up (BIG TIME) and lost his info where to send the 'loosing fly' (Uni-colours). Worse yet, he sent it to me again ... and cleaning out old PM's ... never mind. Frack!!

That said, we'll pound your collective Butt's into the ground. Duck's will re-define the term: "Eat Dirt Sucker, Eat Dirt."

Soooo, given I've been 'wrong' once, let's just shoot each other some 'Boy-Toys?' PM me your address... second thought: [email protected].

Ya, ya, my log in name (everywhere/e-mail too) is the same. Too old to have a long list of 'who/where.' A "Dotage" thing?

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Bringing this back up to the top as I have a question.

First 'Sorry about those Ducks.' Not a good show ....

The question, that just occurred to me, is there a specific knot(s) that one should use to connect a 'blind eye tie' to the leader? Ask as I don't recall ever seeing a comment on this bit.

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Fred, I recall there being a discussion on this, and I want to say Salmon Chaser started it, but may be wrong.

I think many of the same knots are used, with there not being much of a pref. or rational for one over another.

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Mike raddencich's video "tying the classic salmon fly" was the most informative thing I've found. It helped me tremendously. The only place I could find it was on his website. His books were good too but actually seeing someone do a complex fly from start to finish completely took me from crap to flies I'm actually proud of.
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Fred, I recall there being a discussion on this, and I want to say Salmon Chaser started it, but may be wrong.

I think many of the same knots are used, with there not being much of a pref. or rational for one over another.
Can you find the 'link????'

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Edit: Good call Jaxsen. Good Call.
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Thumbs up Great find Mr. A.

A 'Dah Fred' moment here, using the search function hadn't occurred to me .....

Sheesh.


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