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silvertip8k 03-06-2013 12:28 PM

a few surface water pics of Clear Creek Slayer...
 
here are a few pics of the actual tied flies on the waters surface...its too cold to try and geta trouts actual view...but this gives an idea of the avtual pattern and it realism or lack thereof...

the convex dimples really are what I like...especially from the antennae...

also how the hackle really keeps the bug up off the water...similar like a dead or crippled caddis would look moving downstream...as adults these bugs dont swim, just like stone flys...only flounder. or just float until really disrupted...

for what its worth...pics like this give me confidence...which I think is a real asset when fishing slick fish...

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps84334ba9.jpg

this is a pic of the tie w/ a foam body under the body...and no Elk or Deer veil...

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...psa874c15e.jpg

this is the bug with the Deer or Elk veil...better for a bit more moving or turbulent waters...where maybe the drift starts out in a riffle then ends up in a pocket or slick spot...

here are the tied bugs again...

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...psacbb5cb2.jpg

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps7a23e4cc.jpg

silvertip8k 03-07-2013 12:03 PM

a few more (sunny day) surface water pics of Clear Creek Slayer...
 
I have been doing a lot of study on what differnt caddis fly imitations look like to the desired quarry...seems like the hair wing types are a better choice for the sunnier days..and the more solid styles for the cloudier or in the sadows...

when the originators of the "Goddard and Hornberg" patterns, first tied them up I think they were on to something... both these patterns have a shadow, and contact point signature...something I have tried to copy wth some of my new caddis ties I have been making...

here are two more pics of some sunny day caddis...the lower pic shows the shadow well...you can see the feather body is what is projecting the dominant sadow , visble beow..and not the hair wing contact points...

just an observation...but I am going to see how this imprves my catches on differnt sun type days...and bugs with both contact point and shadow taken into consideration...so in the case of the shadow we see here...it is also a picture of the sihlouette the fish sees from below...kind of like an enlarger in a dark room...projecting the image...

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps4e82cb17.jpg

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps1de0c6d1.jpg

wt bash 03-07-2013 12:41 PM

Re: a few more (sunny day) surface water pics of Clear Creek Slayer...
 
Pretty cool man I never really gave much thought to the shadow, I'm always thinking about silhouette but I reckon the shadow plays just as big a role in calling a fish up off the bottom.


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