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    Default 2016 Fly Fishing and Fly Tying

    Do any of you guys fly fish and/or tie?

    I'm fairly obsessive about fishing, but with a 19 month old in the house I do a LOT of tying, and besides hosted trips and teaching schools for work, my fishing is primarily warm water stuff in close proximity to Memphis....especially high pressure public ponds. (Thank God for Montana work trips and lodges in Kentucky..haha)

    Nothing like sticking fish somebody else couldn't convince to eat! Far and away my favorite fish to chase this year has been koi, but I absolutely love tying bass flies. And I just finished my first rod! Here's some of the stuff I've been working on.. If the bird flies seem weird, be rest assured.. The bass around here are big enough that they eat baby woodpeckers and duckling pretty regularly! How's y'all's 2016 season going so far?
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    I enjoy tying and fishing, but haven't had the chance in a very long time. Nice Flys BTW!

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    Sweet rod!

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    Those look awsome. Unfortunately I don't get to bass fish much due to accessable areas suitable for bass but I do love going for trout. I started tying a few years back mainly to cut down on expense...see straight razor shaving lol. Recently though I've only been tying about 5 or 6 patterns. That's my favorite hobby of all though.

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    Very cool. Tc
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    great looking flies. Some of them look better to catch fishermen rather than fish.....

    I have a friend that ties and many of them are ugly but boy do they catch fish!

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    Good stuff Dylan, Koi or carp? Those are really good looking flies, I tie and fish too, going after King Salmon in a few days, Glow balls with a ten ft sink tip, 9weight, Hammer them time.

    Hey, these Koi, why do you fish them? to remove from pond? just curious. Also my Grandpap taught me to tie and build rods, I have his hand made rod and thread holder, easy to make, dang I need to get pics up. Probably built 40-50 rods, most for my Alaskan friends.

    I was using lamiglass blanks but the rep was so good that I couldn't buy the blank, guides, real seat and handle for what I could buy the factory rod for so I stopped tying them.

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    Definitely koi AND carp. The brown one I posted before that looked like a common carp was actually a dragon koi with ribbon fins. Here's a more standard koi with normal fins. (And my biggest common carp to date - on a fiberglass 4wt) I'm just chasing koi because they fight hard.
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    Default Here it is!

    I forgot! Saturday morning, I took my first carp on my first rod build, as well as on a fly I tied. I reckon that's as good as it gets until I start manufacturing line, reels, leader, tippet, hooks, and thread...haha
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    I started fishing Tenkara about two months ago. Just in local ponds for bluegill and bass and the odd catfish here and there. Tying a few flys for these. Some Kebaris, Utah Killer bugs and soon Killer Buggers. Tenkara is fly fishing with a fixed length of line and no reel. Interesting concept. I have not fished for trout as that is kind of limited here where I now live in Texas. I should have done this when I lived in Northern Kalifornia.

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