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  1. Hi, I just had a brilliant weekend tying flies at Villmarksliv in Hamar. I was invited to be at the stand of the Hedmarks Flyfishing club. Very, very nice people. I felt quite humbled tying next to such skilled people like Terje and having Vidar Steimler right behind me making bamboo rods. Mine is on the way and I cant wait to have a real Steimler rod. Might take a while though. These things don´t fall from the plastic tree. The big thing in the waters around Oslo is "ants". I have been thinking about this for the last few month since I heard so much about it. However, the existing patterns did not exactly fit my taste. I remembered what my pal Eric from Reno kept mentioning about Ralph Cutters perfect ant. A brilliant design in his own right, but me and the clubs Kasserer wanted legs over hackle. We agreed that instinct driven creatures do react on such features / triggers. So here you go — the Kasserermaur (maur = ant) was born. It was a bit hard to find black deer hair, but we were lucky and found some at a stand around the corner http://www.foxtail.no/ had some. Hook: Mustad R30 Thread: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 upper body: deer hair underbody: ice dub legs: deer hair Notes: fly sinks very slowly when untreated and stays in the film when treated. Looks a million bucks to me ... and is rather simple to tie. Cheers, Thomas
  2. another one with CDC Hook: Mustad C49S size 16 on the pic Thread: Benecchi 12/0 Tail: Water Buffalo Body: Closed Cell Foam Wing: CDC Thorax : olive dubbing
  3. damn ... I was shooting for "Øyenstikker"
  4. Hook: Mustad C49S * Thread: Benecchi 12/0 * Tail: Water Buffalo * Body: Closed Cell Foam * Wing: snowshoe hares feet * Notes: Fly seen tied by Davie McPhail
  5. see .... it does not need many twists
  6. always unwind / unspinn ...... you can break a wire by just twisting it Breaking a wider thread like the - in my mind way overrated - "power silk" by "overwinding" it, is actually as easy as breaking a thinnner thread.
  7. more on the scruffy side of things ... Hook: Mustad R72 Thread: UNI 6/0 Tail: Hares Mask guard hair Abdomen: Hares Mask underfur ribbed with thread Hackle: Hares Mask guard hair Notes: floats well and works as dry & wet, imitates emerger, spinner and dun depending on fishing technique and prepping
  8. Hi, I think the story starts in the air. Mr. Edwards way of thinking on this design is simply brilliant. The parachute and the wing work like the tail part of an airplane. Think about this - how long did a fly drift before the fish takes it? - I think in a good percentage it is very shortly after the fly landed. This means the prey is observed when falling to the water. The CDC and the Woodduck make this fly lighter and the CDC ads wind resistance. (Guess due to the turbulances caused) - so this fly comes down like a snowflake, or even better - as the real mayfly. It lands sitting right up, the CDC does a good "leg job" and the foam body gives the precise silhuette. tight lines, Thomas
  9. Hej, Fly originated by Oliver Edwards (Mohican Mayfly) - I have modified the materials a little. I opted for woodduck and CDC instead of Deer Hair and Hackle. This way I can tie smaller flies meeting the sizes common in the stillwaters here around my new hometown. I also like the aerodynamic concept of the fly and think that CDC supports Mr. Edwards idea very much. http://gallery.me.com/thomas.zuellich/1002...=12669333620002 Hook: Mustad R50 * Thread: Benecchi 12/0 * Tail: Water Buffalo * Body: Closed Cell Foam * Wingpost: Woodduck * Hackle: CDC in split thread dubbing loop *
  10. Hi, since last year I am using Mustad hooks for my flies. I found the hooks very sturdy and sharp. They also have very precise proportions and last but not least a very nice finish. I have retied pretty much all my repertoire on Mustad Signature Hooks and also took a new series of pictures. Please check out this album details — http://gallery.me.com/thomas.zuellich#100268 When you enlarge the picture you find an info button. This flips the picture and you can read a short recipe. Enjoy. Please don´t hesitate to contact me with questions. Should you want to obtain some of the flies check out the little shoplist here - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/shop.html tight lines, Thomas
  11. Inspired by the video of Vespertina hatch I thought this is what I need in June. Hook - Mustad C53S #14, Tail is Pheasant Tail fibres as well as the upper body, Underbody is dubbed with flyrite #19, hackle is Metz, Peacock herl for the thorax and Antron for the wing. Basically a Klinkhåmer the other way around - a knilK ;-)
  12. Hi, The quicktime´s aren´t exactly videos. They are quicktime presentations, so just click on them and they step forward a page with each click. If this wasn´t the problem, than maybe you try using safari instead. Firefox has so many filters by now that it is sometimes difficult to get around. I just tried myself and my firefox asked me weather I want to allow this and that. Feels like Microsoft Vista almost .... ;-) tight lines, Thomas
  13. Thanks again. In anglais again, I hope you don´t mind. I made a little mistake in the order of the tutorials. It can be understood as a system. I understand fly tying as a simple construction, similar to other handycrafts. There are several techniques or modules. I am working on a longer explanation of this methodical approach. techniques 1. thread base (common module for all fly tying) 2. forming (body or thorax) 2.1. using dubbing 2.2. using dubbing eye to bend and ribbing with thread coming forward 2.3. using peacock herl spun around the thread 2.4. using plastic sheets (nymph skin or flexibody) 2.5. using spun material clipped in to shape 2.6. using foam on the hook 2.7. using foam for extended bodies 3. hackling (independend on „where“) 3.1. simple (with just the hackle feather) 3.2. hackle interwebbed with thread 3.3. fur strip 3.4. splitting thread and insert a hackle material (hares hair, CDC fibres) 4. wingcase & back 4.1. „fibre“ (hare hair, peacock herl, pheasant tail fibres etc.) 4.2. „plastic“ (nymph skin, flexibody, plastic bag, foam) 5. wing 5.1. flat (deer hair, prepared or unprepared feathers, etc.) 5.2. upright as a post „soft“ (antron, CDC, hares hair, deerhair, etc.) 5.3. post upright „stiff“ (foam) 6. legs 6.1. soft (rubber) 6.2. semi realistic (Veli Autti method) 7. Whip finishing 7.1. on the hook 7.2. on the parachute wingpost A. t.z.´s sturdy red tag - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/redtag.html 1. / 2.3. / 3.2. / 7.1. B. t.z.´s quick gnat - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/gnat.html 1. / 2.3. mixed with 3.2. / 7.1. C. t.z.´s hares hair dry - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/hhd.html 1. / 2.2. / 3.4. / 7.1. D. klinkhamar special - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/klink.html 1. / 4.1. / 2.2. / 2.3. / 3.2. / 7.2. E. t.z.´s foam hare klink - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/fhk.html 1. / 4.2. / 2.2. / 2.1. / 3.4. / 7.2. Maybe a bit complex to explain, but just start with fly A. and work you way up in the modules. The results can be actually very simple flies from just one material - like my HHD (hares hair dry) but the thought process is visible in a way. Just look at the shadow image of your flies from rather far distance and see weather it looks like an insect or not. Don´t be too specific. Example - We all can identify a plastic fruit from a real one from even a far distance. The common fruit in furniture shop imitation can be as good as it gets, this just decreases the distance, but it will never be "real". It is missing too many variables. It maybe looks very much like the real thing, but we won`t grab it and bite into it. Imagine this when tying flies. Look at them from a distance. Observe the behaviour in all aspects. How does it "fly" (aerodynamics), float or sink. How do the fibres behave. Do they grab air? etc. etc. - endless - so give your feeling a go. A modular approach helps to change little aspects to make better flies. It is not so much about all these different patterns - it is more about the details. I personally think every fly is already different. --- add the presentation and you have quite a spectrum with just 6 flies in your box. Thanks for making me think tight lines, Thomas
  14. Hi, I have resorted and updated my page a bit. Here are a few step by steps: t.z.´s sturdy red tag - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/redtag.html t.z.´s quick gnat - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/gnat.html t.z.´s hares hair dry - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/hhd.html t.z.´s foam hare klink - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/fhk.html klinkhamar special - http://www.teazy.net/handmadeflies/klink.html These are quicktimes which forward one page per click, similar to a powerpoint. However, there is also a button at each page to connect to a picture album with even larger images. Hope you like´m. tight lines, Thomas
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