would these work?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Zach Sanders, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Zach Sanders member

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    tried tying some chironomids...not sure if a fish would bite one or not...i know they are kind of messy ties.. oh well.
    If they would work will stockers eat one?
    thanks for any help.
  2. Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    Those should work, give em a try. See what works and what doesn't. Go from there and keep on tying!
  3. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I'd think so. I agree with my friend Matt Smith, give them a try and let us know. Keep trying them and keep tying them.
  4. colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    by know the freshly stocked fish have either started eating natural food or died a long time ago, if the lake is fished heavily that can make the world of differnce
  5. Sourdoughs -Marc Chapman, icthyoantagonist

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    Not sure about the pink ones, but the others: yes.
  6. Zach Sanders member

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    they are actually a lighter red color..my camera just sucks..
  7. Les Johnson Les Johnson

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    There are a lot of chironomid dressings to use as patterns. The basic black TDC is one of the elder statesmen of chironomids dating back to the 1960s[+-]. It is dated but still works. Yours will likely work but there are a lot of different colors and sizes. Do some research and keep on tying and trying.
    Les
  8. Loopy Member

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    Yep they would work.

    Although there is currently a move to very slim chironomid patterns in the UK.

    You maybe interested in seeing these tied buy a guy in lived in Lancashire:-

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    and they catch!
  9. riseform Active Member

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    Artistic! I'd buy this one as a sculpture.
  10. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    My favorites have always been floss body, small thorax and a minimal tuft of white fuzz. They are quite thin. They catch fish.

    TC
  11. Loopy Member

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    I have a spare one.

    If you like I could put one in the mail for you.

    Can you PM me your name and full address.
  12. riseform Active Member

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    Thanks for the generous offer, Loopy. I'll save you the trouble and be satisfied using it as my computer's desktop background.
  13. Loopy Member

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    As you wish. No trouble at all.

    :beer1:
  14. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Heh :) I was going to comment that those flies looked a lot like some of the stillwater patterns from a UK fly tying book I have..... Then again, you are from the UK. I *really* like the use of things like lacquer and floss to get that sheen + durability. These are definately a cut above the buzzer patterns in the book though!
  15. Loopy Member

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    These are attributed to a guy known as "Scratch" who sells them, as well, for a bit of pin money.

    Another UK tyer has just replicated Scratch's work but all in good fun.

    :)
  16. greenriver Member

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    Loopy- what was used to coat the flies and make the amber "heads"?
  17. Loopy Member

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    I guess that the varnish is something like Sally Hansens which has been touched by an ink dye. But the skill probably lies in learning the varnish drying times in order to adhere to the hook at the right moment.

    If you want some I can put you in touch with the guy - the postage costs would be more than finished buzzers I guess. I confirm that I have no commercial interest.