GETTING READY

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by flytier07, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. flytier07 Member

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    Altrincham, Cheshire,England
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    Tying flies in preparation for my upcoming trip. WHAT DO YOU THINK? 944603_564672956922939_724184022_n.jpg
  2. johnk Active Member

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    Looks like it would float all day long!
  3. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Arlington WA
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    where you headed?
  4. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Some 3 pound trout could say, " Hey, I think that is dinner!" Looks like it'd replicate a pale mayfly to me.
  5. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Grand Coulee, WA
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    For where you're going at that time of year, don't forget to tie alot of chironomids... ooops, I mean "buzzers".
  6. GAT Active Member

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    It would help if we knew what the devil you planned on fishing for ....
    if you're going after tuna or sailfish, I'm not so sure that fly is suitable for the target species :D

    If you're trying to fool trout, looks fine to me. ...except, why the yellow hackle feathers at the butt? Maybe you know something we don't and should!
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  7. flytier07 Member

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    It,s called a "Maggot Muddler" for obvious reasons, the foam body floats it all day and trout love it when it,s hot and bass go crazy for it!"
  8. flytier07 Member

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    Altrincham, Cheshire,England
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    Grand Coulee and Banks Lake area
  9. flytier07 Member

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    The pattern is included in Malcolm Greenhalghs Encyclopedia of Fishing Flies as far as I recall. He says he,s used it for steelhead as well as trout and other predators. I had a five pound common carp on one nad a large pike broke me off so they see food.
  10. flytier07 Member

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    Got loads and am tying up more-bug bond does a great job sealing them and no more messy epoxy for me. A 30 second zap from the uv torch and "voila" it,s sealed!
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  11. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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  12. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Thanks for asking Gene, I was waiting for someone else to ask this so I didn't have to. :)


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  13. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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  14. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I've never seen a Hex here. Way, way upstream, yes. But I'm talking one hundred river miles. That pattern would actually probably work really well during the hatch.
    The main bugs in my immediate vicinity are chiro's, big ones late spring. Calibaetis is probably the second most important bug, but mostly for area lakes. Don't see them much on the river. Damsel flies, nymphs and dries, are third on the list. I can't think of any other real significant hatches that effect my area. Some other sporadic mayfly hatches, but they're mostly unpredictable.
    Don't forget leeches, buggers, and baitfish patterns. Most of the big boys like meat! But I can't stress enough to have plenty of "bombers" in your arsenal.