Basin lakes report

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by troutpocket, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. troutpocket

    troutpocket Active Member

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    Hook: Tiemco 2302 or Daiichi 1560 #10-12
    Bead: black, 1/8 or 7/64th
    Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
    Body: Fine & Dry dubbing, color: hare's ear
    shell back: pheasant tail fibers from the tail
    Rib: fine red wire
    Thorax: Brown squirrel dubbing spun in dubbing loop and pulled back like a soft hackle.
     
  2. Jeff Dodd

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    Thanks Troutpocket for the explanation of the thorax
     
  3. Nick Clayton

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    That's a fine looking bug. Ill be giving that one a go real soon
     
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    Cool fly and thanks for the report! Nick, let's make a trip out that way!
     
  5. Nick Clayton

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    Definitely Matt! I am always down for lake adventures! Let's put my pram to work soon.
     
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    Gorgeous fly!
     
  7. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I agree on the stronger tippets. I also lose less flies on a poor backcast that cracks like a whip sending your streamer to the depths. However sometimes find myself worrying about snagging up. On a 2X tippet you may be putting your fly line in jeopardy. Unless its summer time and then you are going in after it. On a recent trip to Nevada I had to go in after a snag about 5 ft under water in a freezing river thats a little sketchy. I guess it just depends on the situation.
     
  8. troutpocket

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    My experience with switching to 2x is that I bend out hooks. Also my hookup-to-landing ratio for sticks has increased dramatically ;)
     
  9. Gary Knowels

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    Do you dub the body first then tie the tail in and lay over the dubbing? or do you tie the tail fibers in, lift out of the way and dub then lay them back down and tie them off in the front before wrapping with wire?
     
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    The latter. Tail first, pull back the remaining fibers, dub body, pull the shell back forward, rib with wire, dub thorax, tie off and done.
     
  11. Gary Knowels

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    Thanks! I'll see if I can get anywhere close with my rookie tying ability.

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