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Old 01-05-2009, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: late april bighorn patterns

Humpy,
Charlie Craven has the soft hackle sow bug, skinny nelson and the Ray Charles recipes as well as tutorials on his website Charlie's FlyBox - Metro Denver, Colorado's Best Fly Fishing Retailer (flyshop) with online Fly Tying Tutorials

If you are not familiar with his website just click on the box at the right of the screen that say FLYBOX. This will take you to the main page for the fly patterns he has on his site. From this page you can either scroll down the patterns or click on the small box at the top of the page which has a pull down menu where you can find the patterns on the site. Once you have the pattern you want you need to click on the find pattern box to pull up the tutorial.

Montana Fly just has photos of the Big Ugly fly so I will give you the recipe below.

Thread: Black 70 denier UTC or 8/0 Uni Thread
Hook: any 2x or 3x Long nymph hook works well, I prefer a light wire hook versus a heavy wire hook because you will get more segmentation from the tubing you pull over the hook.

Body: Red or Blood Red Standard tubing that you get from Hareline. You can also use round Larvae lace but it is a bit larger in diameter and more opaque in color. Cut a small piece, about the length of hook shank and trim one end on an angle. Depending on the hook manufacturer you will either need to slide this small piece over the eye of the hook (Tiemco or diaichii hooks) or over the hook point (Mustad Hooks). If you slide it over the eye of the hook you can attach the thread at the rear of the hook prior to sliding the tubing onto the hook shank, if you have to slide it over the hook point you will have to attach the thread after you slide the tubing on.

Gills: Oyster White Poly Yarn.

Head: Black Midge Tubing from Hareline. Tied in fiqure eight around the poly yarn wings.

This fly is great in the afternoons when the fish really start to key in on the pupal stage of the midge hatches. If fish both dead drifted under and indicator or as a dropper off the back of dry.

Ah heck I decided to go into my photo bucket account and put the fly up here so you don't have to go to the Montana Fly website and look for it.

Big Ugly Profile
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Big Ugly Multiple flies.
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