Monday, February 15, 2016

Tying the Ausable Bomber

Here's my first tying video.  I chose to tie one of my favorites, Fran Better's Ausable Bomber.  I've updated the link in the fly box to take you to this video for future reference.  Hope you enjoy the video!  Your feedback is always welcome.

24 comments:

  1. Love it Mark! Such a great fly to fish... Weird question for you. About every 3rd or 4th bomber I tie, I cut the hackle off the bottom of the fly - So the fly sits totally flush in the film. I'm not sure they work more or less well... but sometimes, when flow's are low, it feels like it fishes better. Have you ever tried that? If so, did you feel any differences in catch rate?

    I enjoyed your video!
    Will

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    1. Will - thanks! I've not tried cutting the hackle off on the bottom so don't know how well that works.

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  2. Great video and great fly! I hope you put up more tying videos in the future, Mark.

    Regards, Sam

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  3. Thanks Sam! It took a while to get set up and work out the video editing and uploading it to youtube. Hopefully got the bugs worked out and will do more. Would love to hear from folks on what flies they would like to see tied

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  4. Hi Mark - I'd love to see a black stimulator! I love the looks of your stimi's (in link to right)!

    Did you put a neutral "backdrop" between you and the fly and the cam on the opposite side, or did you put the cam between you and the cam?

    I'm always curious how folks do that and get the cam to focus...

    Will

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    1. Will - the camera was between me and the vise so you can see what I see when I am trying. I put a colored file folder behind the vise for the background.

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  5. Mark very nice video for your first one. I encourage you to do more. I am always amazed how fly fisherman want to share their knowledge and expierences . Thanks for video.

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    1. Brad - thanks, glad you enjoyed it

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  6. Nice job on the video Mark. I enjoyed watching it and I love the bomber.

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  7. Kudos on the video Mark!! Well done!

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  8. Enjoyed your video, Mark. Very nicely tied.

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    1. thanks Walt - thought the bomber would be a good fly to tie since there doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there on it.

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  9. Mark
    Fantastic pattern and great work at the bench---good filming--thanks for sharing

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  10. Thanks Bill! Hope it encourages people to tie a few and try them out!

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    1. River Dragon - thanks for checking it out

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  12. Very nicely done, Mark especially use of the rotary function. Would like to see Catskill dry flys (Art Flick styles).

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    1. John - thanks for stopping by and the comment. I will probably do a Royal Wulff soon which is about the only Catskill style fly I am fishing these days. Lately, a lot of the dries I have been using are haystack/comparaduns variations. I really like them because they are simple and don't require a lot of material or time to tie.

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  13. Mark, this is a great video. I'm glad you chose to tie the bomber because when I first looked for videos on how to tie it, there really isn't much out there. I like the tip of adding some cement to the calf tail. Mine tends to slip, so I will definitely do this. I would love to see a video on the royal wulff. Thanks so much!

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    1. RI brook trout - Glad you enjoyed the video. The royal wulff is definitely one that I want to do. I use the cement on all the calf tail winged flies I tie because calf tail can tend to pull out. I also use cement on comparadun/Haystack flies as well.

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