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    How many of you guys tie your own flies? What sort of patterns do you tie?

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    I tie flies and get a great deal of pleasure from making a "lure" that I then use to catch fish. There are an almost unlimited number of fly patterns for saltwater . Most work . BUT --- the Clouser Minnow one pattern that easy to tie and will perform as well or better than any pattern conceived to date ! Lean to tie it and you are set for 99+% of your saltwater needs. I have used it successfully
    from Bonefish to Stripers and Blues.

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    I love doing it but haven't had much time here lately. I like to tie and fish double bunnies, I've got some of my biggest bass on the fly with them.
    Sic semper evello mortem tyrannis

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    I haven't bought a fly in a ****'s age. I was blessed to teach a 6-night beginners tying class for Great Outdoor Provision Company in Charlotte back in September, and we had another set of Saturday classes in the works before the pandemic hit. I'll tie just about anything, from trout, bass, musky, pike, to saltwater flies.
    You'll never save money tying your own flies (unless all you do is musky fish!), but the freedom of matching your local forage can't be beat...🙂
    Lifelong fishing nut. Wish I was fishin, instead of wishing!

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    Most of the flies I tie are geared towards Bass and Bream, so I tie a lot of poppers, terrestrials, wooly buggers, sinking spiders and lots of Clousers. I do tie trout flies and a few salty flies from time to time as well.

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    Oh yes. I love to tie flies but don't do it as often as I would like. I guess I tie most of mine in the winter months. I tie a few for fresh water- Bream Killers, a few poppers, and such. Most are saltwater flies. In addition to Clousers, I like tie what I call a Toad. Red fish love them, especially in black and purple. It looks sort of like a Zonker with a rabbit Zonker tail, a collarof cross cut Zonker, 4 strands of rug yarn tied like Merkin crab, and barbell eyes. Purple/black/purple. It drives the reds crazy in the high marsh. Add a weed guard since you're casting in marsh and put a loop of mono from the hook bend out and around That keeps the tail Zonker from being able to wrap around the hook. It works like a charm. I'm not real sure what the Reds think it is. But it does grab their attention.
    And you are right. You're not going to save any money. But it is special to catch a fish ona fly you tied with a rod you built. Whitefish 115

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    I tie wads of flies for bream, bass and saltwater.



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    Nice, Scott Hobbs! Where did you get 2-colored layered foam for the Stealth Bombers! Love seeing some Bendbacks, too. All of these flies look really nice!
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    A few from the past few months. Musky to trout, fresh and salt. Started selling flies on a limited basis this past year, custom lake-specific flies mostly, and a lot of stone flies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sekod View Post
    Nice, Scott Hobbs! Where did you get 2-colored layered foam for the Stealth Bombers! Love seeing some Bendbacks, too. All of these flies look really nice!
    Two different colors stuck together. You can find some that has a think sticky film on the back, pull it off and lay a regular sheet of foam on it..tada....double trouble colors.


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