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Old 07-13-2012, 12:58 PM
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what is one fly pattern that you can tie the best or almost perfectly most of the time. for me its either an ep minnow or a clouser but clousers dont count because of how easy they are. its like being good at tieing a bucktail bendback.
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I had a fellow fly tier chew me out a couple months back as I was just starting for not knowing how to tie a Pheasant Tail Nymph. Since that day I have tied probably close to 500 PTNs and I'm willing to say I can tie them perfectly!

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:57 PM
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The fly that I developed specifically for deep nymphing the Cedar River in WA: Cedar CDC Stone

It's my usual first-choice point fly on any big water I fish: Yakima R, Bighole R, Methow R, Rock Creek MT, etc.

Cedar CDC Stone
Tiemco 3761BL #10
Tail: Pheasant Tail (reddish fibers only)
Rib: Medium (Amber) Copper Wire wound fairly tight, just enough space to barely expose underbody
-- tie in the tab-end of wire on the side of the hook up to the thorax to get the foundation for some threadwraps to form a widened, fairly uniform stonefly body
Body: Pheasant Tail (reddish fibers only)
Wingcase: Wide Black Holographic Tinsel
Thorax: Peacock Ice Dub
Legs: Dark(est) Gray CDC Puffs
Head: (Amber) Copper Bead

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That's a nice fly Jim
A good combination of weight, action, and sparkle. Good "triggers' !
I'm going to remember that one
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Jim: Great looking pattern, I'm going to have to give that a try. I bet it would be a great pattern on the local rivers.
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Thanks guys. I don't tend to fish it in shallower / lower-flow streams. It's a bit of a rock. This is the fly that gets down fast to drop into the hole quick.

'preciate the kudos. Hope it hooks up for ya.
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what is one fly pattern that you can tie the best or almost perfectly most of the time.
San Juan Worm.
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My favorite is the Tracy Petersen Bat Wing Emerger...with the correct color hen neck one can just about match any May fly...and this pattern is a killer...

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Bat Wing Epeorus albertae...#16...


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Bat Wing Epeorus albertae...#16...
That's a super-nice looking nymph. I'm going to have to tie some of those.
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I don't think I can tie any fly perfectly, but I'm pretty good at tying san juan worms

Didn't realize MP beat me to this answer, guess I really should learn to read... But as far as perfection, I'm not even that good with sucker spawn!
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