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Old 10-24-2015, 07:25 PM
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Fly of the month? Should, could, any interest in a fly of the month? What am I talking about? Well, someone, who would that be? Maybe someone who can give advise if needed. Pick a fly for each month, people ty thier versions of it, to get them out of their comfort zone and then post a pic of the finished fly and if able a fish tricked with the fly.

I'm a beginner tyer but have an interest in doing some homework. Sometimes it is easier to have a requirement, so to speak be placed in front of you than deciding for yourself.

With that said anyone interested in it? It can start with a simple fly, even the San Jaun Worm, been tying those today or anything else..

I have an interest in the damsel fly... And may try one tomorrow..

I think it would be interesting to see how each person attacks it, the materials and technics...

Thoughts?
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:33 PM
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DISTRESSED DAMSEL NYMPH …


HOOK: TMC 2312, #10 – #14

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 or Veevus 16/0, Olive

TAIL: Marabou, Olive

ABDOMEN: Ostrich Herl, Olive

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer, Pearlescent

THORAX: Senyo’s Laser Dub, Olive

EYES: Spirit River Barbell Mono Eyes, Olive, x-sm

HEAD/WING: Translucent Razor Foam, Olive, 1mm

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Materials...

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Work on a intermediate sinking line over and around weedbeds with an emphasis on moving them towards shore...


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Is this it?! Is the damsel fly nymph and adult the November fly of the month? PlanetTrout says so and so do I! I'll work on mine tomorrow!

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Or should it just be the nymph?
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Default Re: Fly of the month?

I could see a series of SBS's on a one a month spacing as being something that could be rather helpful to a number of folks on this forum - a sort of beginners tying class that never goes away.

I'm not the guy to do the SBS. If enough folks on this forum bought into the idea, it could easily become a sticky. With the knowledge base here, it could get quite creative too. Something as simple as a hare's ear nymph can be tied with a variety of materials and with numerous variations.
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Not only would it build skills but materials inventory!

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Todd,
I am from the mid west and now live in the Deep South, what is a SBS?
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Default Re: Fly of the month?

I like this idea. I'm planning on trying to contribute to the "Fly of the Month" thread. I have a damselfly nymph pattern that I tied a while back as a carp pattern. I need to try to dig one out of my carp box and get a photo of it to post. I can't even remember the exact materials that I used to tie it without looking at one since it has been awhile. Hoping I still have one left. I may even have a photo of a carp that I fooled with it.
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Not only would it build skills but materials inventory!

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Todd,
I am from the mid west and now live in the Deep South, what is a SBS?
"Step by step" tying instructions. The kind of thing a beginner could follow.
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Default Re: Fly of the month?

Quite a few years ago there was a senior member and excellent tier by the name of Allen, aka Pocono. He did a "tie along" which was along this theme. He'd post a list of five or six flies and ask who wanted to tie along. Then he would post a wonderful SBS in segments, of one fly at a time, giving a week or so for everyone to post pics of their creation before moving onto the next fly. It was really great.

Sadly, Allen went missing from the forum. But if you searched for posts by Pocono you could find the threads.

At any rate, I like the idea. It is in the vain of a swap except without all that swapping...more a virtual swap with a lot of good advice and know-how gained from experienced fly tyers. One fly a month would be a good start.

I would love to host one, but probably not until the darkness of season really falls. Still too much late season clean up and chores to do, plus fishing is still an option and now hunting. Come Thanksgiving I would be willing to try to take one on. It would be good incentive to hone the photography skills as well. Let's see where this goes...
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i'd like to see ts47 do a step by step

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Heather Nymph

Mustad 9671 size 10-12 or equivalent
Brown thread
Scarlet red hackle fibers
Fine gold oval tinsel
Dubbed insect green rabbit fur or equivalent
Peacock herl
2 turns of soft grizzly hen hackle

This pattern is very useful during damsel fly hatches on lakes. It was originated by Fenton Roskelley of Spokane, Washington, in 1960.

Reference: Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson
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Default Re: Fly of the month?

onemississipp,

One heckuva of a great idea to resurrect, and one that I think will gain a lot of "traction" over the coming weeks. As dean mt pointed out, some of the guys are busy wrapping up their various seasons right now. Come the tag end of November, however, the daylight hours will be significantly shorter, woodstoves will be fired up, and the re-stocking of the tying benches nearly will be complete. Then, the "season of the tier/tyer" will be full-on...

Nicely done, onemississipp...

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