early season trout flies

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  1. Dan Soltau

    Dan Soltau New Member

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

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  2. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Nice looking bugs. How long have u been tying?

    Peace,
    Andy
     
  3. Teeg Stouffer

    Teeg Stouffer Fish Recycler

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    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. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Btw, are u left handed. I am aswell btw if u are.

    Peace,
    Andy
     
  5. Monk

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    Yeah I noticed that. I am a lefty, but I tie "normal." Actually never thought about it before.
     
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    Teeg Stouffer Fish Recycler

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    Also a lefty, but the jaws of my voice point to the right.
     
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    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. Dan Soltau

    Dan Soltau New Member

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    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. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    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.

    Peace,
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  10. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Dan,

    How have you done on that grey streamer?
     
  11. Dan Soltau

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    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. Steelheader

    Steelheader Only 3 more years until I can think like a fish.

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    Nice work those are some nice looking flies.
     
  13. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Yeah that looks like a tougher tie, spinning hair sucks.
     
  14. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    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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