"October Charm"

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  1. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    Some of you may have seen this fly before. it is simply my version of the October Caddis fly pattern. I tie this on a light wire Steelhead dry fly hook.Usually a #6. The elk hair used here was gleaned from a trail that I often hike on the middle Hoh River in the later winter and spring, when the elk are rubbing their winter coats out. The body dubbing is "Arizona Dubbing, 'Skip's October Caddis' color." I use this fly in the fall on our Olympic Peninsula rivers and streams for summer-run Steelhead and Cutthroat trout. And I have used it on the saltwater beaches for Cutthroat too. I finally gave it a name: the "October Charm." I can grease this fly, and wake or skate it on the surface, or I may get it to sink a little and swing it, just beneath. Much of the fly's performance will have to do with how bulky or tight and small I tie the head end. With this mild weather we are having right now I am using it on our rivers and beaches again with success. http://olympicpeninsulaflyfishing.blogspot.com
     

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  2. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Something fishy looking about that fly, Bob.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Awesome looking pattern, Bob!
     
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    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Sue, what are you putting in a Quigley Gurgler? I could tie up some but don't seem to be able to find the pattern.
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    LOL, Alex. Well, there is the traditional spun deer hair pattern and then there is mine. I can show you both when I get home.
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Here's the Idylwilde version:

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    Here's mine:

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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I still like yours better..:)
     
  8. Russ Kendall

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    I love seeing traditional patterns tied with materials you gleaned on your own. Great looking fly, might tie some on size 12 hook and swing them on the Yak.
     
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