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by AlanKulcak
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

hello guys!!!! long time no post... after settleing in with my new job and doing alot of saltwater fishing this summer (pretty much every weekend) i have not had much time to post.. I will be tying lots of trout flies in the weeks to come in prep. for this years trout fishing. I'll try to post new t...
by AlanKulcak
Sun May 13, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

This weekend remined me the importance of trying to come up with new patterns. After fishing a few diffent flies I ruled out a few that had no chance but came accros one that was a deffinante keeper. After landing a 27" trout and 10 reds threw the course of the weekend on it, it has earned its place...
by AlanKulcak
Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

Happy Easter every one!!!!! :o A few months ago I posted a tip about using a piece of a straw to help keep fibers out of the way when tieing off. Today when I was tying up a few saltwater flies I found a new way to use it. I sliped the straw over the tail feathers so when I packed the head with scup...
by AlanKulcak
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

for my 100th reply!!! i thought i would try and do something new and show you guys a few small video clips that I made to try and help people learn how to whip finish. I made three videos... first one is tying off with your bare hands, and the other two use diffrent style whip finish tools. I hope t...
by AlanKulcak
Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

get into the habit of firmly flicking the hook with your thumb after you place it into the vice to insure yourself that the hook will not slip when your in the middle of a critical step.. A good vice should be able to hold the hook allowing you to bend it before it begins to slip. http://i145.photob...
by AlanKulcak
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

Whiting has been selling a medium sized package of thin saddle feathers that are a perfect buy for the more comon fly tyier not wanting to spend a hundred bucks on a quality cape. They offer a wide varitey of sized ranging from size 12 all the way down to a size 22. And being a saddle feather you ca...
by AlanKulcak
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

Heres a cool little gadget that works wonders on any thing from dressing up final touches on a fly, seiring the ends of mylar braided tubeing, triming the wings on your dry flies, all the way to cutting tuff braided lines with ease. The posibilities are almost endless... Every day I use it I find so...
by AlanKulcak
Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

when coloring a fly with a permanent marker always color the side that is away from you first, this way you can see the mark threw the fibers of the fly allowing you to perfectly align your marks when you color the side facing you.
by AlanKulcak
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

Sorry for not posting regularly the past few days... Iv been so bussy.. Tied up a few saltwater flies for the upcoming spring and got a request to show how to tie a vip popper on anouther forum, thought I would share it with you guys to. Heres the break down on Cptn. Scott Sparrow's vip popper. He u...
by AlanKulcak
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Tying web site!
Replies: 2
Views: 5772

here goes anouther good site. this is a good one for strike indicators..

http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/indicators/
by AlanKulcak
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Tying web site!
Replies: 2
Views: 5772

Tying web site!

Heres a great fly tying web site i got from a guy on the TKF forums, altho it is in french.. you dont need to understand him to appreciate the talent. There are several step by step detailed pictures and a few of them are in english. Along lots of videos. Its a very good site to check out.. http://w...
by AlanKulcak
Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

When you get threw tying for the day make sure that you take poper care in putting away your materials.. Make sure you neatly slide your neck or saddle hackles in there protective plastic and store them some where they will lay flat. If they lay bent overnight they will stay that way, ruining a very...
by AlanKulcak
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

when i was tying at the fly tying festival in houston a few weeks back, one of the guys there showed me a easy way to make efective eyes. He took a hair brush, the kind often used for womens hair with the long mono type bristles with small black ball tips, and simply plucked out a bristle cut it to ...
by AlanKulcak
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

Some times faded colors can be a good thing! Take these strands of flex-floss for instance. The two strands on the left used to be grey, but I left them out in the sun for a few days and noticed that they turned brown, so I continued to leave them out to get sun bleached. Now they are the perfect co...
by AlanKulcak
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Fly Tying Tip of the Day
Replies: 104
Views: 98675

When getting ready to tie a new flie, pull out everything you will need for that fly and lay them out on your table. Doing this will insure that you have everything your going to need and will also help you visulize what you are about to tie. Its not a good thing when your in the middle of a fly to ...