Just finished buying my wife's birthday present. About 120 bucks worth of some really fancy alpaca yarn (some of which may find its way into my fly tying stuff). In return...I put in an online order for my birthday...a nice juicy collection of pike fly materials....yup, I,m already drooling. Cant wait to get using some of the stuff. I Also made my wife a pair of size 14 mosquito earnings....she loves them....now I have orders for more....Guess I'll be busy at the table for a while:wink:
Where did you put your order in?
Went online at wholesale sports, the pricing was not too bad. They just did not carry any fish masks or plastic cones for the big pike flies tho....still need to find some.
Have you ever visited Colin at the Northern Fly Fisherman in Martensville?
He has great stuff for tying! I like to support local shops as well.
Hope I don't break any rules with this?
I spread out my purchases all over, local, not so local....sometimes you need to go "out of the local zone" to get certain items that are not available locally.
I will check out Collins store....He has some zap-a-gap that I will be needing....along with the fish skulls. looks like the next trip to s'toon will have a slight detour...lol
He will have more in his garage than you will ever imagine! Contact him first as he has a day job. He only has stuff that you really want and need specific to tying and fly fishing in Saskatchewan.
I should state that I am not affiliated with this shop in any manner. I have just been a customer since 2004 when Paul ran it out of his basement.
This is a real fly shop that I enjoy hanging out in.
Well after the morning work orders were completed (walk the dog and do a few dishes) I sat down with my production manager and the R&D department lead. We needed to develop a new prototype. Upon review of my fly boxes it appears that the housekeeping department neglected to segregate one of my clouser minnows and it ended up in the wooly bugger bin.The resulting spawn (top one in the picture) ended up looking like Beaker (please reference muppets). We are not sure if this hybrid will reproduce or not (further R&D will be required). The R&D department has labelled it the "clouser bugger". The two (second and third from the bottom) look promising though. The bottom one was just some left overs that I had from the R&D session.
It is time for you to get back to work! Now you are messing with science and put the R&D down.
Get those bugs down to the river and chuck them at those brown trout, they would be awesome!
I have started tying the longer pattern streamers using black bear hair (the chunk I have has stiffer guard hairs up to three inches long). I find that this will not add buoyancy to the pattern, and it does not splay as much as buck tail when you cinch it down hard. The bottom fly in the above picture was tied completely with the "discard" fluff and fuzz from the streamers. If any of you have the opportunity to try tying with bear, give it a shot!
This a great thread! All you need now is some pics of fish to go with the arsenal.
I will be trying to add some fish pics if they cooperate next week...lol
not on the fly rod....but still a whole lotta fun! SSR at the wier today
Hammered em! Keep the R&D coming. Tonight I will be preparing some R&D myself. Rum and Diet Coke
have a few new developments in the R&D department. Just have to test swim them in the fish pond....gold fish loaded for the pre season testing of the dry flies.
thats awesome!!!lol... gives me an idea for the huge drainage ditch in my backyard!
That is amazing. I have already let me cousin know that I will be turning his backyard pool into a trout pond.
A winters worth of tying...
I am embarrassed to say I pissed another winter away playing with shiny things in my shop and didn't really tie much!
Good news is Blackstrap is starting to open up and May is coming in fast!