GETTING READY

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by flytier07, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. flytier07

    flytier07 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Altrincham, Cheshire,England
    Tying flies in preparation for my upcoming trip. WHAT DO YOU THINK? 944603_564672956922939_724184022_n.jpg
     
  2. johnk

    johnk Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    297
    Location:
    Tunkwa Lake, BC
    Looks like it would float all day long!
     
  3. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,927
    Likes Received:
    786
    Location:
    Arlington WA
    where you headed?
     
  4. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    524
    Location:
    Ashland, OR
    Some 3 pound trout could say, " Hey, I think that is dinner!" Looks like it'd replicate a pale mayfly to me.
     
  5. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,274
    Likes Received:
    4,822
    Location:
    Grand Coulee, WA
    For where you're going at that time of year, don't forget to tie alot of chironomids... ooops, I mean "buzzers".
     
  6. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,800
    Likes Received:
    7,239
    Location:
    Willamette Valley, OR
    It would help if we knew what the devil you planned on fishing for ....
    if you're going after tuna or sailfish, I'm not so sure that fly is suitable for the target species :D

    If you're trying to fool trout, looks fine to me. ...except, why the yellow hackle feathers at the butt? Maybe you know something we don't and should!
     
    Mike Ediger likes this.
  7. flytier07

    flytier07 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Altrincham, Cheshire,England
    It,s called a "Maggot Muddler" for obvious reasons, the foam body floats it all day and trout love it when it,s hot and bass go crazy for it!"
     
  8. flytier07

    flytier07 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Altrincham, Cheshire,England
    Grand Coulee and Banks Lake area
     
  9. flytier07

    flytier07 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Altrincham, Cheshire,England
    The pattern is included in Malcolm Greenhalghs Encyclopedia of Fishing Flies as far as I recall. He says he,s used it for steelhead as well as trout and other predators. I had a five pound common carp on one nad a large pike broke me off so they see food.
     
  10. flytier07

    flytier07 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Altrincham, Cheshire,England
    Got loads and am tying up more-bug bond does a great job sealing them and no more messy epoxy for me. A 30 second zap from the uv torch and "voila" it,s sealed!
     
    triploidjunkie likes this.
  11. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,734
    Likes Received:
    2,011
    Location:
    seattle-ish
  12. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,685
    Likes Received:
    321
    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    Thanks for asking Gene, I was waiting for someone else to ask this so I didn't have to. :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  13. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    524
    Location:
    Ashland, OR
  14. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,274
    Likes Received:
    4,822
    Location:
    Grand Coulee, WA
    I've never seen a Hex here. Way, way upstream, yes. But I'm talking one hundred river miles. That pattern would actually probably work really well during the hatch.
    The main bugs in my immediate vicinity are chiro's, big ones late spring. Calibaetis is probably the second most important bug, but mostly for area lakes. Don't see them much on the river. Damsel flies, nymphs and dries, are third on the list. I can't think of any other real significant hatches that effect my area. Some other sporadic mayfly hatches, but they're mostly unpredictable.
    Don't forget leeches, buggers, and baitfish patterns. Most of the big boys like meat! But I can't stress enough to have plenty of "bombers" in your arsenal.