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Old 02-21-2008, 01:18 PM
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Joni,
Your double bug looks interesting, I like it.
Have you ever had any issues with the swimming nymph hooks straightening out? I had it happen a couple times many years ago and havn't used them since, just curious if maybe they are using a little heavier wire now.

My fish must like me...I have only had one fish straighten a hook and it was a small dry.
These seem heavy, I would imagine if they are still making them they wouls have had to improve. Either that or they just wait for schmuks like me ;-)

As far as the Irish Spring goes, I can't tell you how many Kamloops that baby caught at the Lodge or a Little Lake in Idaho.
Use to be deadly at Mantua till those little guys took over and pushed all the Rainbow and Kams to some other place.
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Mantua is where all this madness started for me, it still grows toads.

That little lake in Idaho, does it start with the letter D?
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I haven't seen the toads for the past couple of years at "M". And you got the Idaho Lake.
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******* was smokin hot this last fall.
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Gotta meet up and compare notes. Will have my ID license next week. Have to save up for that bugger!
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Geez!!! those things are like $80.00 now aren't they?

That's ok, I know I'll get my moneys worth out of it. lol

Do you float the S/F much?
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Fished it, but never floated it. Something I definitely want to do. Just never had a driver to pick us up. I sooo badly need to find a friend that loves the outdoors, can take great action pictures, hates fishing, and loves to drive....!

Now remember this is coming from a woman, but being able to make breakfast and lunch possibly dinner and I would have it made!
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Good luck with all that! lol
We should all meet up sometime, I told Dorian I would float him this Summer,
Would make shutteling much easier too.

So you haven't fished the Canyon section?
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Frank- you mean a tungsten bead?

A Ti bead would make the toughest midge ever, but wouldn't add a whole lot of weight.
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Yea, thanks.

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Doc, that first one I call the "IRISH SPRING" I use the red tag, and then the body is Kelly Green Flashabou with copper rib and copper bead. But I do the Peacock with a wing case and gills.

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Here is a double off a Partridge Swim Hook

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Hah! I thought I was pretty original with my X-Mas Chronie. I guess Phil is right, there are no patterns that are originals any more, just patterns that have your own touches to them.
That double is fairly interesting, how effective is it and what are your catch rates compared to a single or a two chironomid dropper set-up?

I notice you tie your gills behind the bead head. Is that preference? And have you tried tying the gills first then slipping the bead over with the gills sticking out the front of the fly?

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