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Old 05-28-2010, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: Hello from WV!

Mark gave you a great start on fly selection; let me add to the list, Ants in various sizes and beetle patterns. If you're thinking of getting in to tying; both these are fairly simple patterns with foam.

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Welcome from an Oklahoma Mountaineer. Have you checked out WVangler.com? Lot of info there too. They are tight lipped about some of their fishing holes which I can't blame them. They don't want some of "their" info to be public knowledge. Lot of irresponsible people will ruin a good thing.
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Again, Wow! I cant beleive the info and support Im receiving. Its like having family all over the world. I cant believe I waited so long to join. Thanks again! I plan on trying all of your advice.

Dan,
I have never fished with any type of foam imitation. I have to ask, do they handle like a large heavy nymph like a BH Woolybugger or are they pretty light like a dry or small nymph?
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Seth, as far as foam goes, you can make simple ant, beetle or hopper patterns that will float like corks all day long. In trout sizes they're great for panfish too and larger ones like hopper size are great for big/smallmouth bass.

You can buy foam patterns in shops, but as Dan said most are pretty easy to tie, especially stuff like ants and beetles. Along with hoppers they're great patterns to throw under shady areas in streams midsummer.

You can pick up packs of 2mm foam at Micheals, Hobby Lobby, Walmart etc- usually 20-30 8 1/2 by 11" sheets of several colors for 5-6 bucks (as opposed to a much smaller single 4x4" piece from a fly shop for 2.00 or for 6 or so preformed foam bodies). Using a straight edge ruler and a razor blade you can cut strips of foam to make the bodies of flies. (Lots of step by steps on the web if you decide to jump into fly tying.)
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