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Old 11-18-2011, 10:01 AM
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I tied 24 #17 snipe and purple softhackles for a customer recently. Never again! Especially considering the smallest I tie usually are #10 salmon flies.
Gary
One of the reasons I prefer saltwater fly fishing is that I never have to tie a fly smaller than a #4
The main hatch on the Farmington mid-winter is size 28 brown caddis. No thank-you
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:09 AM
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LOL, I can't even SEE a size 28 fly in my hand, never mind on the water, much less thread its eye with 8 or 9X tippet! The best thing that ever happened to me, fly fishing-wise (except from a financial point of view!) was discovering atlantic salmon fishing and 6lb. tippet at smallest!
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One of the reasons I prefer saltwater fly fishing is that I never have to tie a fly smaller than a #4
The main hatch on the Farmington mid-winter is size 28 brown caddis. No thank-you
+1 for me. If I had to tie on a 28 I would seriously consider dynamite fishing.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:31 AM
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I've never tied anything smaller than a 24 and that was a pain. But, if it's what catches fish then I'll learn to tie it. Really small flies are the ones I will buy though, that or a fly I want to learn to tie. Here are a couple of the 20's that I tied up last night

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Old 11-18-2011, 11:18 AM
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I hear you guys but around here when its time for small flies, the crowds are just as small!
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I tied 24 #17 snipe and purple softhackles for a customer recently. Never again! Especially considering the smallest I tie usually are #10 salmon flies.
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you'd nearly need an eye transplant after that switch!

I did some size 1 streamers last night for a customer, and then back to size 12 nymphs for anther customer....the difference in the tufts of dubbing required is tremendous.
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tying up some scud-czech nymph patterns. I fish them as scuds on the local lake, but I tie them with some weight like czech nymphs and rig them off a small dropper loop 18" to 2' above the trailing fly on 6 to 8 inches of tippet. usually I will trail an unweighted stillwater nymph (mallard and peacock) behind it. This has been pretty effective especially now when the bigger fish are trying to fatten up a little since the weather is turning.

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Old 11-20-2011, 10:46 PM
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Tied this one up today, a little different coloration
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THE RAT-FACED SPIDER Stonefly...Pettine/VARIANT (Skwala)...for the East Walker River, around the end of March...

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HOOK: TMC 2457, Mustad CO68, Daiichi 1120, #6-#10
THREAD: Uni 6/0 or Wapsi Ultra 140 Denier - Brown
TAILS: Natural Goose Biots
BODY: Hare's Ear Dubbing, #3, Bunny Mask -( From Crown)
RIB: Glitter D Rib, Medium, Amber
THORAX: Hare's Ear Dubbing, #1, Bunny Mask - (From Ear's)
WINGCASE: x2, Mottled Thin Skin
HACKLE: Speckled India Hen Back

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Nice flies guys
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