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Post 22 Apr 2014, 16:21 • #51 
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Jalthoff, those flatwings are very nice indeed! It sure feels nice that in a couple of weeks stripers will be here ... this has been a tough winter. Hope to see you on the water sometime.


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Post 22 Apr 2014, 17:58 • #52 
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Thanks, Vlad - coming from you that means a lot!

Yea - I need some stripers bad, this felt like the longest Boston winter of my life!


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Post 16 Jul 2014, 15:58 • #53 
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I wanted to see what you guys thought about this little woolly bugger variant I've been working on. It has a pheasant tail body and hackle. It's nothing special, but I thought it might work.
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Post 16 Jul 2014, 16:02 • #54 
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Thats a great tie! I've had good luck with a similar looking pattern in olive.


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Post 10 Oct 2014, 13:13 • #55 
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My wife and I live on basically two patterns. The Parachute Adams in various sizes and colors and the Black Ant. These for the surface. For nymphing I live on the Prince Nymph. My wife refuses to fish anything but a dry. She's such a purist. :)


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Post 11 Oct 2014, 09:01 • #56 
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With late Summer/Fall Steelhead in NORCAL and S Oregon fishing in mind, I tied some hair wing flies. Smaller sizes, 6 and 8 great for swinging on floating lines or an intermediate, with or without tips.
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Respectfully rvreclus


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Post 19 Oct 2014, 20:48 • #57 
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Small nymphs. These are all on a size 18 hook, from Allen, style 2457.
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Brassie.

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Brassie.

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Brassie.

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Mercury midge?

Peacock dubbing. Glass beads are about 2 mm, from a fabric store. They come in one quantity: lifetime supply. :D

I recently read a Gierach piece where he said about fly tying, you know what you're doing after the first hundred dozen. With that in mind, I'm working on my first hundred dozen.

Most recently fished on the Cache le Poudre River.


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Post 22 Oct 2014, 16:01 • #58 
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I just tied up an oversized version of the pheasant tail soft hackle that I might try using for steelhead.

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Post 24 Oct 2014, 10:19 • #59 
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I've been doing some nymphs for winter fishing. The little landlocked salmon seemed to really like the rainbow warriors on my last outing. I call the red glass bead-headed ones "winter warriors". I think sometimes in really cold water a very colorful and flashy nymph works well.

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Post 24 Oct 2014, 19:36 • #60 
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Burkholder,

I am really digging those! Heck, I'd eat one. :)

David


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Post 24 Oct 2014, 20:03 • #61 
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Thanks David, I hope you stick a steelie with your soft hackle!


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Post 27 Oct 2014, 17:29 • #62 
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Burkholder,
Thank you and so do I! I just tied up a reverse spider and used glass beads for part of the the body. I've had luck using traditional reverse spiders for searun cutthroats so I figured maybe this one will work for steelhead. They're just big trout, right??? ;)

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Post 27 Oct 2014, 20:59 • #63 
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I've caught plenty of trout on salmon flies as well. It's fun fishing "outside the box". Best of luck to you!


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Post 13 Mar 2015, 01:00 • #64 
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whipped up this gutless frog this morning, Rainy's float foam, rubber legs and a #4 worm hook, should catch some Aussie bass.
Getting late in the season so need to throw something a bit different they haven't seen yet.

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Post 13 Apr 2015, 01:07 • #65 
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Weather getting more fall like here and rainbows and browns will be on the move. Just had a good rain to raise the water. Tied up some San Juan worms, gold bead muskrat nymphs and some brown and black hackles. Small globugs will soon be attractive to the fish also. Fish mainly the tribs of the Tukituki, Ngaruroro and the Tutaekuri this time of year.


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Post 13 Apr 2015, 02:21 • #66 
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BlackHackle, good luck to you. Would love to see photos of NZ fish. Have a friend in New Zealand who only fishes the salt. He says the freshwater regulations and rules are terrible confusing and the the locals can be a problem here and there.


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Post 27 Oct 2016, 10:16 • #67 
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Jalthoff, Sea Run Brookies. Never had the opportunity. Maybe someday. We can dream can't we ;-)


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Post 27 Oct 2016, 11:21 • #68 
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Nice work guys. I like the bead head brassie. Brian, those warriors look awesome

rvreclus, love your traditional looking steelhead patterns. Been tying BWO dries, Flick style, for a couple buddies. I will try to post pics tonite.


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Post 27 Oct 2016, 15:28 • #69 
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how did I just now see this thread? If I would of seen it a while back, I probably wouldn't have started the one below...oh well. I do like seeing everything people are currently working on in one ongoing thread as opposed to an individual thread for each pattern, but that's just my own personal preference.

I've just been throwing together some clousers & a combination of Boss and Commets (Bossmets?) for salty and estuary salmon.

regardless, interesting gutless frog above...

Cheers


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Post 13 Dec 2016, 17:33 • #70 
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Fishing the limestoners and spring creeks of Pennsylvania we change flys with the seasons. In the spring the usual patterns apply i.e. Buggers,bead heads,San Jaun worms,streamers, hairs ears, etc. Slate drakes,Sulphurs,Palemorning duns,Caddis etc fill our fly boxes when the weather warms up.
In late summer we add hopper droppers,and terestrials, and the go to fly the Green Weenie
In winter its midges and scuds.
Wash,rinse, dry and repeat.


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Post 18 Dec 2016, 11:55 • #71 
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Image turning over a new leaf and taking pics of what worked for me this past season.these are fly jigs sz 14 and 12,some are brass bead and some tungsten.they accounted for all kinds of sunfish crappies warmouth green longear rockbass bluegill redear and all their hybrid and crossbred cousins.also got a few stocked trout on these.the hooks are barbless 60 degree jig fly hooks


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Post 18 Dec 2016, 12:09 • #72 
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Image this is what is left of my surface bugs.completely out of foam spiders.i have switched to barbless hooks from here on out for poppers and spiders as it is so much easier on me and the fish.the last of my spiders were used up on stocked trout,which baffled me.caught and released 9 in 12 casts.all were 14-16 inch range.


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Post 13 Oct 2017, 19:53 • #73 
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I fish the Missisquoi River drainage in Northern Vermont primarily. This year I've been lucky to only tie and fish 3 patterns.....A lot of each, but just 3. Adams size 14, Soft Hackle Devastator size 14, and the Fury Minnow in olive size 12 and 14. Of those the Devastator gets used the most.
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Post 17 Nov 2017, 18:56 • #74 
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What' the pattern for that Devistator. It looks great.


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Post 17 Nov 2017, 21:00 • #75 
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carlz wrote:
What' the pattern for that Devistator. It looks great.


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Hook...size 18 - 12 1x long nymph
Thread...black
Under body....10 winds of lead or tungsten wire
Tail and wing case....single piece of bronze mallard flank
Body....tan uni yarn
Rib.....copper wire
Hackle......mottled brown hen hackle

I fish this one as a streamer, casted down stream and bounced along the bottom with short fast strips. Works just as well in lakes the same way. The idea is to imitate a juvenile sculpin or darter.


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