Summer on the Yak

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  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    So who's getting ready for the Yak? Got rid of the dreariness by taking some vitamin D and spending some time tying ants and hoppers while dreaming of sunshine...

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    What are you tying up for summer on the Yak?
     
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    those are nice

    I have been tying up Skwalas and March Browns
     
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    nice ties, never thought to put an extra set of legs on my hopper juans. i got a whole box full of big dries, chubbies, juans, fat alberts, skwalas, extended body bullet heads, etc. as well as the basics, pmd's, bwo's, march browns, mahogany dunns, ants, beatles, caddis, etc. though most my time will be spent on different rivers close by.
     
  4. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Purple hoppers....
     
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    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the tip...I'll pass the info along. Suppose I better order up some purple foam and legs now...no doubt he'll want some of those tied up as well.
     
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    why purple?
     
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    because trout and purple go together like pea's n carrots.
     
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    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    purple it is then

    I have found that orange and orange seems to be a winning combo on the Yak

    I also like to add a little orange so you can see it

    looks like a trip to the craft store for some purple foam is in the near future
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    What's that song?..... "One eye, One Arm, Flying Purple People Eater" ..???

    Oh whoops! Got that wrong. It was a "One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater".
     
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  11. Pat Lat

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    Purple? Orange? Green? I cant decide IMG_5151.JPG
     
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    you've really outdone youself now pat, that is an amazing hopper!!
     
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    name it the kitchen sink hopper
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I was thinking the technicolor dream hopper, but I dont know if that will stick
     
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    E, how about some uv purple dubbing on the body, tan body and legs. I've fed a few similar ones to the trout!


    And yes, I'm ready for the Yakima. Lets not wait until summer though. Skwalla shakes and lightning but time!
     
  16. Pat Lat

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    I like my terrestrials with a dropper so heres a couple simple ones, purple beetles and UV spiders IMG_5154.JPG IMG_5159.JPG
     
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    whats the back on the beetles
     
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    hanked lite brite over foam coated with liquid fusion
     
  19. Hans Weilenmann

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    Interesting spiders, Pat. Has some promise :cool:

    Cheers,
    Hans W
     
  20. They look nice.

    Remember hopper dropper hopper hopper dropper is the next level guide ish
     

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