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Old 09-02-2009, 09:58 PM
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I got a shipment of #20 mustad in today. to this point smallest I had was #18's. What I'm wondering is if anyone can share pictures of their #20 or smaller flies. I'm looking for inspiration and input on best ways and materials. At this point I'm limited to Grizzly and Dun in these hackle sizes. Anyone care to share?

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:12 PM
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Dang Joni, those are some REAL tiny emergers. thanks for that picture

what is used on those for the wing?

for flies in small sizes, how exact do I need to shoot for in dimensions, details and seperation of fly parts...tail, body, thorax etc?

last time I was fishing I turned over a rock with some #20 sized or even smaller black nymph looking creatures. they had visible legs and antenna
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:29 PM
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For wings I use Parapost or Snow shoe bunny feet. I think these are the bunny.
Your flies look awesome. I think you got it down perfect!
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:45 PM
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its a true pleasure hearing that complement from you Joni. Thanks.

I believe I've got some bunny feet in the drawer and will try tying a few of those emergers...10 sizes larger though pointing me at fur instead of feather was a nice tip.

is that black floss/thread or is there dubbing in there?...looks dubbed and hackled.
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Thread with SUPER fine wire. Make sure to get the really webby stuff between the toes. It floats the best.
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I have a #26 Royal Coachman if I can find it.....it may be where I left it, but I can't see it. I will try and post a picture tomorrow.....I wonder how I will know if I lost it or if it just slid under some lint?
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I'll have to dig bunny toes tomorrow but I'll post a pic.

One other question about these small hooks. the ones I got in today, the barb and point is offset from the shank...not parallel. Is it better to leave it or straighten. I can see logic in adding to the gap between the eye and hook point but...whats the word on this?

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Old 09-02-2009, 11:09 PM
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I have no idea on the hooks. Never seen that.
KERRY, love to see the Coachman. I did one in #30, with some cool glitter thread instead of peacock and I actually found some hackle pretty darn close.
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Default Re: going tiny

oh yea...a tiny coachman would be great to see! hope you find it Kerry!! I've actually got some of that "glitter" thread as well. I was sitting here contemplating tying the wings though. Coachman quill wings are not my stong point on 16's. I've used hackle tips on 18's...maybe a cream hackle tip? (don't have white). I'll at least have to try a wolff tomorrow. At this point I'm simply going for search patterns. Going camping/fishing this weekend in the mountains for a couple days with a friend and our sons. There is a wild brown section that I hear takes 18 - 22's, pale duns, BWO's, prince's and pheasant's so have those to tie tomorrow as well....or at least give it my best shot.
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