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Old 07-31-2012, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: What have you been tying today?

Off the top of my head, I'd give these a try:

Zebra Midge
Caddis Larva
Brassie
Wooly Bugger
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Thanks! Woolly buggers have never gotten me any success on this river but I will give the others a shot!
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: What have you been tying today?

Double Standard

I came across this pattern while combing the web. It combines two of the most productive patterns in the state of AZ and I am tying them up for my trip to CO and I have heard it is a skunk buster.

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Hook: #16 Stonefly Nymph Hook
Tail: Natural Pheasant Tail
Body: Natural Pheasant Tail
Ribbing: UTC Brassie Gold
Thorax: Hares Ear fur (Cut of mask)
Wingcase: Natural Pheasant Tail

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Another fly that I consider a GO-TO of mine, and I won't leave home without it.

Size 18 SOS
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:32 PM
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So here is the first attempt at a caddis larvae. I didnt have any plastic strip but I tried to best mimic the store bought ones that have been working for me.

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Sorry for the double post but I squeezed in another fly in the last couple minutes... Tried the zebra midge and then gave it some feather I already had on the table. I have been lucky with a similar fly so I will see how it works.
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I can see why people say this is addicting.

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Hmph. A third post. Another fly i was trying to replicate. Lost a fly I bought from basspro( two of them got mangled) and wanted to make something close to it. The brookies were smashing them last weekend.
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i cant for the life of me remember which fly it was though.
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Kirk, add a few Double Standards with no bead and with a more brown color scheme as well. I keep them in the fly box, with bead and no bead, in both black and brown. Its a killer pattern. And that SOS pattern looks great too, I might be adding a few of those to my box. I tie a similar pattern with UV Herringback flash instead of red and it usually entices a few fish.

Ritchierich, good progress! What size thread are you using on the third fly that looks rather like a prince nymph? Once you start getting more and more flies under your belt the heads will start getting cleaner and you'll start using less thread wraps, but if the thread you're using is too big, it will end up choking the head. And if you don't have plastic strip/thinskin type stuff, try using a clipping from the top section of a zip-loc bag! It works in a pinch.
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Will try the ziplock bag trick on some larvae tonigh haha. When you say choking the heads, are you referring to the obvious sloppiness of the threads?


Also should I be cementing or epoxying my flies?
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I should have said "crowding" instead of choking, when I started tying I did it alot. In all honesty, I still do it pretty often. As you tie more and more, you'll start getting a handle on proportions and throwing proper wraps where the head of the fly just behind the eye of the hook start looking cleaner and cleaner.

I epoxy some of my flies, but most my nymphs I don't; I'm not sure if I don't because I'm lazy or because I plan on losing them to snags and such. Streamers and dries on the other hand I do use epoxy or head cement on, depending on the application.
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Here are a few Sculpin helmets flies I have tied up to try for some Small mouth Bass.
Hook Is Allen #6 Curved
Small Sculpin Helmet
Rabbit strips I cut

Let Me know what you all think in regards to what i can improve on.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:23 AM
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Those sculpins are really cool looking. Really like the one with the orange rabbit fur on the sides! The only improvement would be a big SMB on the end of it!
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Attempted a new fly today.

#10 deer hair emergers

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