Gold bead head bomber

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  1. Dave Boyle

    Dave Boyle Active Member

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    A gold head emerger? Nope of course not, a sinker, a bomber of an emerger so to speak. This is a pattern I learned from a CO angler while in BC of course. He swore by it, teal/mallard tail with a couple of CF strands. Fine brown chenille and a fine silver rib . Gold bead too first of course.

    Fish in a big midge hatch and see what happens.

    Dave
     

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    I like it! What size hook are you talking about?
     
  3. Dave Boyle

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    Hi TP,

    This is on a Dai-Riki sz 12 streamer hook 1x strong, bead a 7/64" dia. The guy who showed me this fly also showed a photo of a 17 lb fish he'd caught on it in CO. I was truly impressed...until he showed me the 24 lb CO state record rainbow he'd caught in a float tube with a sz 16 copper John....

    Dave
     
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    I like the old school look and simple materials. It reminds me of the Sheep Creek Special, which is still a popular fly for some productive reservoirs in MT and ID.
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    I really don’t know what it represents but the combination of a dark body with flank feathers seems to produce.
     
  5. Dave Boyle

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    A nice pattern TP, who knows what the trout really see. I tend to think it symbolises a messed up emerger or some crippled underwater or sunk beastie. An easy and substantial meal, what’s not to like? Good grub (pun intended), something we can all relate to

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    That's one cute pup...Dave