The best little dry fly that i have ever fished

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  1. Richard Olmstead

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    The second fly in the original post, which has the elk/deer hair wing behind the front hackle, looks a lot like the older versions of the "JH Special" that can be seen in the thread under that name. Good example of the evolution of a pattern.

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    Also called a double ugly on the Green River in UT.
     
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    i like it. after i saw the pic i tied a dozen of them lol
     
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    Renegade is my go-to Cuttie pattern, but for an "all-arounder," it would have to be an unimposing "Gray" that I started tying for Browns on a local creek when I was a kid. Grizzly tail, gray body, Grizzly-tip wings & Grizzly hackle. Served me well in many other places, also . . . kind of a "one-size-fits-all" thing.
     
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    there is a lot f those one size fits all when it comes to tieing flies that catch fish. even for y streamers the main base of them is wooly buggers in a few different styles and a nother pattern a friend gave me to rights to for commercial tying the Bob Wood Hairy Carry its a minnow pattern and on my facebook page with a vid on you tube for how to tie it. its te best little minnow pattern for fishign the rivers around here in the summer. all the little salmon fry with rainbows and SRC sitting in the rivers macking out. A friend, my dad and i went out to the hood canal rivers and in one day had 9 fish over 15in all on the hair carry. out of the rivers.
     
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    I have a friend who fishes exclusively with a Double Renegade for trout. He fishes them wet and dry and he catches a lot of fish.
     
  7. Richard Olmstead

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    It strikes me as boring to fish one fly, even if it is effective much of the time.
     
  8. Beachmen

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    it is but i normally have 2 rods with me when i fish rivers and lakes. one for nymphing and dries and one for streamers.
    salt water it's normally one rod with an extra spool. one float one sink
     
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    What shall we call this one?:)
     

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    the ass muncher. lol
    its looks like you took the one and shuved it into a normal renegade lmao.
     
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    Oh...I fish other flies....there are occasions where the Renegade (or one of its variants is slow or totally ineffective) but mostly I fish other flies to see if I might find it will attract larger fish or even different species.

    I've always been a strong proponent that continuously changing flies basically reduces the time your fly is available for strikes....the most important thing is placement...depth, location to cover, current. Cast all the crap you want to where the fish aren't, isn't productive. Sorta like casting and recasting to the same spot, hoping to achieve the perfect cast, may be an exercise in aesthetics...but it doesn't catch fish as well one screwy and poorly executed cast sitting placidly in the right place.
     

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