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Old 12-31-2010, 02:18 PM
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I've been out the past few days but it has just been to windy to fly fish, but when i've been able to I've thrown everything but the kitchen sink... nothing is working for me.
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It took 3 changes of flies, but I finally found got a fish to take one yesterday after about an hour of fishing.

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Nice work! I tried last weekend way east of town and got nothing.
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I caught this one east of town, out past lockwood

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I haven't quite figured out how to post pictures in a thread and get the size just right like the picture of your fly. Can anyone give me a quick crash course?
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I tried my hand at a few woven body nymphs last night. Just messing around to see if I could do it.
What do you think?
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Here are some articulated streamers called Circus Peanuts that I have been working on over the Christmas holidays.
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Here are some more on the assembly line:
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Nice Larry, I bet those would be killer in Pyramid Lake. When I fish the fast water I use bigger flies, but when I fish the slow seams the PTNs, crispy critters, etc come out of the box and I just drift them along the seam nice and slow.

I am assuming you are stripping those peanuts?

flytyer56, those look fishable. Maybe tie em up with some olive and red instead of the yellow as a change of pace.

In the winter I usually pick a size 3/8 inch nymph to start, then fish through a few patterns of different colors (sparkly gold, green, brown, black) to see if anything gets a hit. Failing that, i change sizes and go through the pattern again. With buggers, cinnamon and green seem to work well on the river, but I think you gotta get winter flies near the bottom to be effective unless you see risers.

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Thanks for the suggestion webrx. I like the looks of them and will try some different color combos.
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yellow and red seem to work good for me, especially in the lakes.

Browns, olives, golds and blacks tend to work better for me on freestones.

Copper Johns seem to work in both - but maybe that is a confidence thing, I have always down well with standard old copper johns.

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