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Old 02-24-2010, 12:11 AM
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Still trying to get to know the materials to tie flies... here are a couple experiments that maybe you can tell me might be fish-able (trout streams/rivers in Sierras)...

Wooly Bugger - sz 10, body: wrapped in peacock herl, wing/legs: peacock herl, collar: olive dubbing, bead head

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EZ Nymph - size 12, body: pheasant tail, wing/legs: pheasant tail, collar: tan dubbing, bead head

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Hope these are showing some improvement of technique... been tying a few flies every night for practice.

- Justin
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They are geting better that EZnymph looks prity good and fishable
Have too admit I dont realy use buggers just never got round to trying them

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have you done a standard bugger with maribou, chenille, and saddle hackle.
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Good flies man, The top one is diffrenet but it ought to catch a fish. The second one is pretty good, the bead looks a little big for the hook and I would trim the gill feathers back some, but all in all a good job.
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Sandfly, Yea... I made a couple with the chenille... I was just playing with the herl... I don't know enough about how materials act when being tied, wrapped, bent ect so I wanted to see how it would work... by fluffing and wrapping 10 (ish) strands of herl, it acts a lot like chenille except maybe a little stiffer.

Arfishinbear, the bead is a 1/8 IIRC... the pkg said sz 10-12 hooks. Should the beads sit tight on the shank before tying in materials? This was pretty loose until I butted the herl up to it and tied it in.

Thanks guys... I just hope there is improvement between flies, that is my one goal for now. Practice, practice, practice... now if I could just get to bed before midnight

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I think they look fine, Justin. I can tell you that bugger will catch something- Just like a 'regular' bugger, I'd think that could be fished with a streamer retrieve or a slow leach retrieve on the bottom.

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I think they look fine, Justin. I can tell you that bugger will catch something- Just like a 'regular' bugger, I'd think that could be fished with a streamer retrieve or a slow leach retrieve on the bottom.

-- You better put a patent on that one. (I see myself stealing your idea sometime today.)
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with

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Good flies man, The top one is diffrenet but it ought to catch a fish. The second one is pretty good, the bead looks a little big for the hook and I would trim the gill feathers back some, but all in all a good job.
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Sorry man, the pic just looked like the bead was a little big, its hard to see things in a pic sometimes, great job
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Sorry man, the pic just looked like the bead was a little big, its hard to see things in a pic sometimes, great job
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No offense taken... I thought the same thing after looking at it again. One thing I'm learning when tying is that it is all about proportions, I might kick down a size and try it again to see how it looks. I welcome all comments... especially the ones that will make me better.

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