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Posted By: SteveBob

More flies - 08/01/21 08:57 PM

I can't help myself..... My mother taught me that the Devil finds work for idol hands.... Well my hands keep busy..... The hands are not very skilled, but Beelzebub will have to go elsewhere for cheap labor. LOL!!!

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Bluegill
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Red head deer fly
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Jelly bean bug
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Red White & Blue streamer
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I'm not sure but it was fun to make
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Orange jig
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Green bug
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Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 08/02/21 06:31 AM

Creature for the Dark Lagoons.

Or the late evening - early morning fish snack. Due to its ability to capture and return a first or last light of day but brighter still, type of glow.

No I don't really talk like that...... Honestly I don't think I do.... Hmmmmm! AAACKKK!!!!

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But the fly should do as intended in overcast or low light conditions. LOL!!!
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Re: More flies - 08/05/21 04:33 AM

Floating bugs

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Re: More flies - 08/05/21 08:51 AM

THE TOXIC GRASSHOPPER

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Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: More flies - 08/05/21 06:28 PM

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Re: More flies - 08/06/21 10:44 PM

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Re: More flies - 08/07/21 10:01 AM

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The ones above were tied with the Postfly kit I received this month.

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The one on your left reminds me of a beta fish I once had. I always wondered if he would have been good bait. Now maybe I’ll know….. LOL!!!!

The one on your right is a copper cone head nymph tied with goose biot feathers just like our yankee brothers up north of Dallas use for trout and such. But I built it Texas size. I used a Sz 8 hook rather than the 14 or 16 that the original recipe called for. I’m guessing they would both be good for small mouth and maybe striper..
Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 08/09/21 07:14 AM

A baker's dozen of simple baitfish simulations and no two share the same color combination and or pattern. On your left is my Spring and Summer collection and to the right are the ensembles for Fall and Winter. LOL!!!

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Then you can see a close replication as a fly of a big bug I saw in a pond near my home. I think it turned out to be my best attempt so far of tying a realistic bug.

Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 08/10/21 07:24 AM

I got bored and started tying goose biots on a hook one by one this is what I ended up with. Both flies have been deep sink swim tested and have my "I'd bite it if I had fins" test LOL!!!

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They swim pretty flat with no noticeable spin.
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Re: More flies - 08/11/21 07:39 AM

Baitfish.
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Re: More flies - 08/11/21 12:22 PM

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Re: More flies - 08/14/21 05:22 AM

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Re: More flies - 08/16/21 04:35 AM

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Re: More flies - 08/17/21 06:25 AM

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Re: More flies - 08/18/21 10:21 AM

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Re: More flies - 08/20/21 06:23 PM

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Re: More flies - 08/30/21 04:45 AM

The Moth

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Posted By: pop r

Re: More flies - 08/30/21 08:06 PM

Awesome job! cheers
Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 09/03/21 09:09 AM

popr Thank you kind Sir.

I just tied a midge but I made it TEXAS size. With there not being any near by trout waters. I traded out the size 14 Aberdeen hook. Then I traded up to a Gama katsu size 8 black octopus hook. I have been having some vision issues lately and cant see the doctor until next month. That was the real reason for going with a larger hook. LOL!!!

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Posted By: JIM SR.

Re: More flies - 09/04/21 10:51 PM

I like your ambition, imagination, and uniqueness. Now you need to post the results... clap
Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 09/06/21 06:10 AM

Jim SR I am who and what I am. I was raised the son of an once German now 100% Texan jokester 1960s hippy and her artistic Viet Nam American Soldier. No more or no less. I picked up my mother's weird sense of humor and some of my father's artistic talents.... So they say.... Strange combo I know but with my life experiences and upbringing, it serves me well..... LOL!!!

I will be spending more time outdoors when this heat wave subsides. My meds won't allow me much time in sunlight or heat like this anymore.

And now with no further adieu.. My version of a neutral buoyance lizard-frog-hopper-popper-wasp/bee-minnow-shad, and or bluegill plastic head jig like snake bug thang.

Its actually a size 12 Aberdeen hook with goose biots a plastic head, 3D green eyes, and olive green daubing. The daubing is the material behind the eyes that fills up the head cavity and protects/supports the glass tube rattles placed inside the head earlier. Followed by generous use of thick UV Casting Resen for shaping the head and sinking the eyes in crystal clear pools for a more realistic custom 3D optic effect.....

Also.....This fly is built like a tank. It'll out last me I bet-cha LOL!!!!. I'll definitely be tying more of these soon.

Be well all.

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Re: More flies - 09/07/21 09:36 PM

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Re: More flies - 09/09/21 07:51 AM

More biot fun with no specific patterns. I'm just playing with some new goose feathers of a type I have not used before I like them a lot.

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Re: More flies - 09/13/21 08:59 AM

Wasp

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Weedless bug

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Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 09/15/21 06:44 AM

Wanna see something funny? Look at this picture from any angle. No matter what... Its looking straight-at-you!?!?!?!!!!! It's eyes follow you. Its even more pronounced in person.

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But I digress as, after all this "is" about flies... Sooooo I think it could provoke a bluegill into a bite or two. What cha think? LOL!!!!!
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Re: More flies - 09/17/21 03:15 AM

Not sure

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Re: More flies - 09/18/21 09:29 AM

Bee ready to sting

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Re: More flies - 09/20/21 01:35 AM

Hoo Fly Herring & Shad

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Re: More flies - 09/20/21 07:07 AM

Click Beetle

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Re: More flies - 09/20/21 07:25 AM

Originally Posted by JIM SR.
I like your ambition, imagination, and uniqueness. Now you need to post the results... clap


Actually Jim SR. Although I am not going out for a while yet, I have a friend that's heading down between Galveston and Corpus Christi to do some wreck fishing. If they see a line of Sargasso they lure fish the edges for Mahi Mahi. They are taking a few of my flies tied with sz 2 stainless circle hooks and hackle streamers with them to tie on as a trailer behind their lures. As soon as I hear something or receive pictures, I'll post em here. That's the best I can offer right now. Also thank you for your kind words.
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Re: More flies - 09/21/21 08:35 AM

Shiner Minnow

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Re: More flies - 09/23/21 11:00 AM

Baby Bass

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Re: More flies - 09/25/21 09:02 AM

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Re: More flies - 09/28/21 07:00 AM

last one for a while......be well all.....




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Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: More flies - 09/29/21 07:03 PM

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Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 10/04/21 07:39 PM

Thanks banker,

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Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 10/07/21 10:40 AM

You can call it a grasshopper made to look like an ear of corn. OR!!! You could call it a squid on the hunt with eight of it's ten arms out in front - ready to grab..... and the other two are reserved for self defense.

Mox Nix to me.....

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Ok I could not stay away.....My surgery has been put on hold once again. Darn COVID!!! So at this point, I don't have anything to stop me from tying. Tying to me is therapy, allowing me to regain some of the dexterity in my hands through exercise. For the most part it can be pleasant, but it can also be panful in my hands and arms and difficult due to my bad eyesight at times.

What gets me through it all? I have always been a goal setter. The Marine Corps instilled that way of thinking even further in me. I was a Navy Hospital Corpsman but to my Marines, "I was simply "Doc". Now the goal could be fairly easy or it could become extremely difficult and or may take an extended or Inordinate amount of time. When a goal is complete, I celebrate the accomplishment by coming up with a new goal to replace the one that is now done. In this case it is a goal of mine to tie an average of one fly each day for a year and I'm well on my way. I have been told I have a wild imagination that only comes out to feed when I attempt to initially do something artistic. Such as by hand wood carving, playing music with the instruments that I also build, rebuild, or craft. I'm also much more grounded than my typing may exude at times. I just get silly after a few Lone Stars on a clear night while sitting in a comfortable chair within my gazebo out back with a guitar near by........ and my dog at my feet. WAIT!!!!!! That would have been a Norman Rockwell moment if Norman Rockwell would have been a Texan....... LOL!!!!!
Posted By: IslandJim

Re: More flies - 10/08/21 03:19 AM

SteveBob: You're an inspiration to those of us that don't have the talent to tie flies like you do. I've made a few crude crab and spoon flies, but haven't caught any fish on them, as I'm just (re)learning to flyfish, after a 60-year hiatus. Also, I'm trying to learn to flyfish from my kayak, AND my flats skiff. Ah, yes, adult education is painful! Fortunately, I'm retired(ed), and have lots of free time to flail the bay waters. Maybe someday, I'll catch a fish. Maybe someday I'll buy the winning lottery ticket.

Looking at your flies, I wonder if any of them would glow in the canal dock lights? Some of them look like they would be lethal weapons there. My in-laws have a canal house rented for Thanksgiving, and I'm going to try to invite some trout and/or reds home for a hot bath and dinner!

IslandJim in Rockport
Posted By: SteveBob

Re: More flies - 10/08/21 11:02 AM

IslandJim,

I appreciate your kind words.

I'm sure some of the flies I have tied would flash like lightning under dock lights. If you would like me to make you something that's both salt water capable and flashy, just leave me a private message and we can discuss details. I would welcome the project and the flies would be free to you.



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Re: More flies - 10/09/21 08:43 AM

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Re: More flies - 10/10/21 05:39 AM

A couple of copper cone domes. Blue hellgrammite and yellow parakeet.


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Re: More flies - 10/11/21 11:20 PM

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Re: More flies - 10/12/21 08:20 AM

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