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Old 09-28-2013, 11:54 AM
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Lord, does it come with its own space ship? That thing is frightening. Very pretty, but man, I've never seen something so iridescent. Do you have a recipe?
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I can see that working on exotics down here, Oscars and chilicids. They like shiny. Maybe tied on something in the 8-10 range. Thanks.
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I'm tying basic flies today, to fill up some starter boxes for friends of mine who just took the plunge into fly fishing. I want them to have some basic nymphs, streamers, dries and wets, as much to teach them the names of flies as to give them a start for trout, bluegill, steelhead and small mouth bass. Rather than tie my own favorites, they should be patterns they would see in a fly shop in Pennsylvania, or by the great lakes tribs, or out west.

What would you tie for a couple of newcomers just learning how to cast, how to tie knots, and how to fish nymphs, streamers and dries?

I'm starting with brassies (chartreuse, red, black, copper), rs2's, wooly buggers, leeches, parachute Adams, tellico nymphs, red rock worms, eggs, and some soft hackles.

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Maybe some bead head prince nymphs and/or pheasant tails, yellow humpies or elk hair caddis and some clousers for the smallies (doubly true if you have white bass or shad).
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Those are GREAT examples of exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much. I'll include those, except for the humpies, as my humpies don't really resemble a properly tied humpy yet.... I'm still learning :-).

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Glad to help. My strong advice, if there are white bass in the picture (I don't know if they stock them in Pa.) is to tie those clousers sparsely and put a little bit of flash (just a few strands) in the over wing. I've caught smallies when I lived in Indiana, but mostly by accident when I was after white bass or walleyes or bluegills and crappie. That's one fish I never did figure out. Too bad, as they were a lot of fun on a four or six weight.
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Aloha! That's mighty darn tropical looking, mighty pretty too. Nice fly.
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