Thin Mint Wolly Bugger

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  1. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Brown olive and black
     
  2. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    EXcept spelllng in this case is woolly as in woollybugger, woolly worm, or woolly mammoth. My favorite publisher says this in all his books.
     
  3. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Damp sponge does the same thing Bob. Just saying.
     
  4. Ed Call

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    Bowl or cup of water does too. Don't use your scotch though! It would be a waste of alchol and you could be considered a fly scenter.
     
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    Well the good thing about scotch is that if the fishing is too bad you could start licking your flies. The tough part is keeping your friends away from them
     
  6. vmthtr in green bay

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    Oh no! The spell check Nazi! :)

    I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Maybe a photo of the pattern would help.

    Nevermind, one was just posted.
     
  8. Dave Alberts

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    Bob, do you really think you would feel it if it stuck you...?? You are one tenacious old dude!!
     
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    That last one is a pretty fat "thin" mint. I guess you can call patterns whatever you want, but it doesn't communicate the essence of the pattern. I'd call that a conehead woollybugger ( which is an excellent fly). IMO, Thin mint tends to have more of a leechy damselfly type profile and less of a crayfish streamer profile. Proportions can make or break fly patterns. Yeah, I know tomatos, tomaatos....
     
  11. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    It's disconcerting reading Bob's post's here and thinking for a second that he's still with us. Had to check the dates to be sure...
     
  12. Jamie Wilson

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    I hear you boot
    I did a double take too
     
  13. Jamie Wilson

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    probably not
     
  14. Dave Alberts

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    One never knows Jamie... Bob was truly a character's character. The PHW 2-Fly wasn't quite the same without him last year!