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Old 08-16-2013, 09:08 AM
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Hey there

I have been using this pattern variation of the Green Machine off and on; stripping it and drifting it. Seems to work pretty good. Mossy green and brown deer hair body, grizzly hackle, mallard flank tail with flash and chartreuse hot spot.
Anyone ever use different color deer hair? Blending two like here, or different color hackles or flash and bright spots for tails?

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Old 08-16-2013, 09:18 AM
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Very nice. I still need to tie a few bomber patterns. As much fun as I have tying with deer hair, I have never actually tied a bomber.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:28 AM
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Very nice. I still need to tie a few bomber patterns. As much fun as I have tying with deer hair, I have never actually tied a bomber.
This is the first year I've actually steadily tied and fished the bomber machine style fly. They are pretty productive as a "test the waters" pattern or general attractor pattern. I plan on exploring more natural configurations in the future.
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Default Re: Green Machine Variation: Ever try this configuration?

That's always been the appeal of those flies to me which is why I find it so odd that I have never actually tied any. I almost always start fishing any new waters in search of aggressive fish, first. This just seems like that perfect fly that.
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That's always been the appeal of those flies to me which is why I find it so odd that I have never actually tied any. I almost always start fishing any new waters in search of aggressive fish, first. This just seems like that perfect fly that.
Unless you are going after giant trout I would suggest trying a smaller hook version like a size 12, 14 or even a 16 if you can handle that small. They really look nice on a smaller hook like a bee or horsefly or a pinfish. Once they get bigger they look less appealing to the average brook sized trout or so it seems.
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very interesting pattern, lots going on, gnat like, bee like, small hopper or beetle
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Default Re: Green Machine Variation: Ever try this configuration?

I've got all kinds of different colour buck bugs/green machines. The bumble bee version is popular in NFLD for Atlantics. I really like my blue smurfs and black beauties. I tied up a nice yellow buck bug for my friend that works nicely. Try tying in some pieces of flash with the deer hair.
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