early season trout flies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Dan Soltau, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Heres a dozen or so of the real troopers of cold weather. The flies of early sping.

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  2. Nice looking bugs. How long have u been tying?

  3. Yep. Nice bugs. I like that little double beaded nymph. I never thought of a hopper as a spring pattern though? Spring creeks, maybe...
  4. Btw, are u left handed. I am aswell btw if u are.

  5. Yeah I noticed that. I am a lefty, but I tie "normal." Actually never thought about it before.
  6. Also a lefty, but the jaws of my voice point to the right.
  7. These are nice flies and fun to look at. But I personally only fish one fly in early spring and that is a chironomid. Generally black and white. I try to not to overdress the fly, but rather I try to keep them very thin and even in large sizes like a number ten, I dress sparingly. I prefer size 16 but it is often 18 that gets the best action. :thumb:

    Bob, the Good luck with those bugs; I'd like to try them maybe. :cool:
  8. Andy, I have been tying for about 5 years. Yes i am left handed.

    That "hopper" is a skwala stoneflie which should in action in about a month and a half.
  9. Dan, i tie left handed too, i couldn't imagine tying righty... Anyways, i need to get in on the skqualla action this year. That double bead nymph would work on steelie around here. I have been tying for 7 years btw, started with moms sewing thread and feathers from a friends chicken.

  10. Dan,

    How have you done on that grey streamer?
  11. That is one of my main streamer patterns. I fhish it in montana on a full sinking type 6 and it is unbeleivable. It takes a while to tie though is the only thing.
  12. Nice work those are some nice looking flies.
  13. Yeah that looks like a tougher tie, spinning hair sucks.
  14. Speaking of early season flies. There is a swap for lake opener flies. Still some room.

    Info in the fly swap forum.

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