Foam flys

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  1. Bluegill kid

    Bluegill kid I may be young but I can catch fish

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    What are some good all around foam flies or foam trout flies. I have a lotof different color foam and some #12 long shank hooks that I want to experiment with...
    pictures welcome
    thanks
     
  2. Kevin Rudzinski

    Kevin Rudzinski Member

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    the chernobyl ant is a proven pattern and is easy to tie.
     
  3. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    My foam collection keeps growing too. I need to find a 2mm sheet of olive at a craft shop.

    I tied a foam October caddis for the 2006 Summer Steelhead Swap. You can find it at www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=13499&cat=18238.

    Also, I often substitute foam instead of dubbing in tying the abdomen of grasshopper and stonefly patterns.

    Steve
     
  4. Michael Brady

    Michael Brady New Member

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    Foam Hoppers and stones (including egg laying variety). Foam humpies. Foam Caddis. Foam ants and beetles and bees. Foam everything.

    Great versatile stuff.
     
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    I like the foam hoppers and salmon flies, I have been searching for a good foam stimulator or ehc, but as they are easy ties, it depends on the current of the water I'm fishing as to using / tying them.
    You may find the toughest part about many foam paterns is hiding undesirable wraps when building the fly, and anchoring the hook in the "down" position, I have made improvements in hiding unwanted wraps, but havent found great ways of combating the shank rotation. Some say glue, but you may interupt your vice time unless you take a fly to this stage and glue it to be set aside for later completion.

    My two cents

    Earl Smith
     
  6. Warren Perry

    Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    I like to tie my stimulators with a foam body. I cut a thin strip of foam and "dub" it around the hook shank to form the body. They float well.

    Warren
     
  7. always on top

    always on top Banned or Parked

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    Way to go...stimulate the top...TOPWATER!!!!!!
     

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