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Ard
07-18-2010, 12:24 PM
I used to live in The upper Mid Atlantic area and fished for trout year round. When fishing I often would stick to a fly that was producing until there was little left on the hook except the wings and head. Some flies made it for several days and others were torn to shreds in a single evening.

Whether you fish dries, nymphs or streamers, if you have had a good days or a good weeks fishing while using the same pattern post it up. If you have a picture of the actual fly, great, if not a quick pic of a copy is good too. Show us the one that 'Got er done'.

mudbug
07-18-2010, 06:10 PM
I made it out to one creek this week and managed just a couple dink browns and a desert sucker.

Size 18 Bead head Natural Hare's Ear Nymph.

http://www.theflyfactory.co.uk/xcart/images/P/gbh-grhe-natural.jpg

It was on a dropper under a Dave's Hopper, but I had no strikes on the hopper.

Jimmie
07-18-2010, 06:35 PM
Don't have one for this week, but two weeks ago I fished the upper Deshutes, and Matolius Rivers. The fly that I couldn't take off that week was a red "Copper John". Lost some in the rocks but got home and tied a bunch more plus ordered some different colored wire.
This week I've tied a bunch of "batman's", and "sparkle prince nymph's" that I'll try next time on the water.

MoscaPescador
07-19-2010, 12:37 AM
This week, I fished a small creek with a various dry flies.

But the previous three weeks, I was fishing stillwater. Here's the fly that that ruled those weeks. I call it a Hen and Gray. I use it as an emerging Callibaetis mayfly.

Hen and Gray|http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs181.snc4/37367_142356692444823_100000114794995_442881_62996 88_n.jpg
Hook|Partridge Klinkhammer sz 20
Thread|Gray Uni-Thread 6/0 or 8/0
Abdomen|Clear Micro Stretch Tube
Thorax|Pearl Ice Dub
Hackle|Gray hen hackle


MP

Ard
07-19-2010, 12:45 AM
I would fish with that, nice, very nice!

Tracker12
07-19-2010, 07:26 AM
MP
How do you fish that fly?

HuronRiverDan
07-19-2010, 07:44 AM
MP, I like the looks of that fly....My fly of the week was the Butch Caddis, the little native Brookies I fished to absolutely loved it.

Dan

MoscaPescador
07-19-2010, 04:04 PM
MP
How do you fish that fly?

I fish that fly as an emerging Callibaetis mayfly. I cast it out and let it sink to the desired depth. I use an full intermediate sink line with a 12 foot leader tapered to 6x. Once the fly is at the depth, I slowly strip it in with an occassional pause.

MP

Tracker12
07-19-2010, 07:12 PM
MP thanks for the technique. By the way when you say still water are you talking about lake water or large river water.

MoscaPescador
07-20-2010, 01:03 AM
Hi Tracker,
Stillwater is lake fishing. It's a great alternative to the rivers that I fish.

MP

flores81
07-20-2010, 02:04 AM
Hi Tracker,
Stillwater is lake fishing. It's a great alternative to the rivers that I fish.

MP

are u sure for that?

Jimmie
07-20-2010, 12:10 PM
Ard, IMO this is a great thread idea. I hope enough guys jump in to keep this thread bumped for a long time. It's fun to see what others are using.
I've already had fun tying some "butch caddis", and getting materials together to tie MP's, "hen and gray".

MoscaPescador
07-23-2010, 11:17 PM
...and getting materials together to tie MP's, "hen and gray".

Hey Jimmy. Don't get too caught up on the hook choice. I use that Klinkhammer hook because it has a nice curve to it.

One thing to know about the Klinkhammer hook. Compared to other styles, its size is actually a bit larger than it actually is. A #20 Klinkhammer hook is the equivalent to a #16 or #18 Tiemco hook. If you want to tie the pattern on something else, try a #16 TMC 2302.

Since it has been two weeks since I fished that soft hackle, here is my new fly of the week. It is called Wier's Whopper. It was developed by fly fishing adrenaline junkie, Mikey Wier, and is distributed by Idylwilde Flies.

https://shopflyfishingspecialties.com/images/P/wiers_whopper_reduced.jpg

Last Wednesday, it caught me some fish like this one.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs176.snc4/38130_145810025432823_100000114794995_465845_68287 56_n.jpg

MP

Jimmie
07-24-2010, 12:17 AM
Hey Jimmy. Don't get too caught up on the hook choice. I use that Klinkhammer hook because it has a nice curve to it.

One thing to know about the Klinkhammer hook. Compared to other styles, its size is actually a bit larger than it actually is. A #20 Klinkhammer hook is the equivalent to a #16 or #18 Tiemco hook. If you want to tie the pattern on something else, try a #16 TMC 2302.

MP

Thanks MP. Maybe try some 200R's? I'd like to get some klinkhammer hooks anyway. IMO that klinkhammer is an awesome fly.
That Wier's foam fly that your tying is awesome too. Neat fly.
This week I've been tying Ricard's callibaetis:
Dennis Rickard's Callibaetis Nymph (http://www.gbflycasters.org/fly%20tying/patterns/Rickards%20Stillwater%20Callibaetis%20Nymph/Rickards%20Stillwater%20Callibaetis%20Nymph.htm)

That along with some mono eye Damsel nymphs. I'm tying up some still water flies for my trip to the lakes around Mammoth in a month so I haven't fished them yet.

Jimmie
07-30-2010, 12:30 PM
The fly that saved the day for me yesterday was the "Renegade". That's twice now that fly has been the hot one. I'm going to tying a bunch more this week.

YouTube - how to tie a renegade fly

MoscaPescador
07-30-2010, 12:47 PM
That's a good fly Jimmie. The Renegade has save me from a few skunk sessions, too.

MP

jpbfly
07-30-2010, 12:54 PM
Hey Jimmy. Don't get too caught up on the hook choice. I use that Klinkhammer hook because it has a nice curve to it.

One thing to know about the Klinkhammer hook. Compared to other styles, its size is actually a bit larger than it actually is. A #20 Klinkhammer hook is the equivalent to a #16 or #18 Tiemco hook. If you want to tie the pattern on something else, try a #16 TMC 2302.

Since it has been two weeks since I fished that soft hackle, here is my new fly of the week. It is called Wier's Whopper. It was developed by fly fishing adrenaline junkie, Mikey Wier, and is distributed by Idylwilde Flies.

https://shopflyfishingspecialties.com/images/P/wiers_whopper_reduced.jpg

Last Wednesday, it caught me some fish like this one.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs176.snc4/38130_145810025432823_100000114794995_465845_68287 56_n.jpg

MP

Nice hopper Dennis;)beautiful muscle bow:clap:

MoscaPescador
08-02-2010, 01:14 AM
Hi JP,
Thanks for the kudos on the fly and the fish.

It is a new weeks, so here is my entry. It is called Hogan's Hangin' Stimi. This pattern was designed by Idylwilde contract tier and Northern California local, Hogan Brown. I used a yellow size 10.

https://shopflyfishingspecialties.com/images/P/hanginstimi_pr.jpg

I fished the Lower Yuba during the last few hours of daylight. One thing of the river is that the trout are picky. I threw a bunch of different hoppers with a bunch of refusals. I was drifting a Taylor's Fat Albert when a Golden Stonefly buzzed my fly. Within a few seconds a trout ate the stonefly. I quickly changed to a Hogan's Hangin' Stimi. Within three casts that trout was on the fly. Within a few minutes, I landed a 17" Rainbow Trout. The rest of the evening was spent watching refusals and long distance releases.

MP

HuronRiverDan
08-02-2010, 09:38 AM
MP,
Very nice looking fly, do you have a recipe for it?
Dan

MoscaPescador
08-02-2010, 09:44 AM
MP,
Very nice looking fly, do you have a recipe for it?
Dan

Hi Dan,
I do not have a recipe for it, but I can probably figure it out. I'll get back to you on it. The fly seems pretty easy to tie.

MP

HuronRiverDan
08-02-2010, 10:09 AM
MP, It does look easy, I think I could come up with a close match; but if you had the recipe it would have been easier...:D Thanks...
Dan

MoscaPescador
08-02-2010, 12:09 PM
Here you go, Dan.

Hogan's Hangin' Stimi|https://shopflyfishingspecialties.com/images/P/hanginstimi_pr.jpg
Hook|TMC 200R #10
Thread|6/0 Uni, black
Tail|Elk or deer hair, bleached
Wire|XS Ultra Wire, red
Abdomen|Superfine, yellow
Underwing|UV Tan Krystal Flash
Wing|2mm Thin Fly Foam, orange
Legs|Black Super Floss
Hackle|Natural grizzly dry fly hackle


You can size the fly up or down or substitute colors for different stoneflies. Just proportion it right.

MP

Jimmie
08-02-2010, 12:30 PM
Thanks MP.
I'm going to give one a try too. Good looking Stimmy. I just happen to have the materials ready to go.

HuronRiverDan
08-03-2010, 07:16 AM
MP,
Thanks for the pic and recipe; I'll be tying some up for my local Smallies, and for our PM Browns.
Dan

MoscaPescador
08-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Here is an olive color of the pattern. I use it as a Skwala Stonefly.

http://www.idylwilde.com/images/blue_bkgnd/fullsize/GAP2893.jpg

MP

mudbug
08-03-2010, 02:46 PM
During a quick trip last night to a local river a chartreuse bullethead caught me this little guy.

http://www.goobage.com/pics/temp/horseshoe2.jpg

and his slightly larger brother.

http://www.goobage.com/pics/temp/horseshoe1.jpg


Basically it this

http://www.derekspace.net/Photos/hopperB.jpg

Except much more green and I fish it like a popper with quick strips.

Ard
04-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Ard, IMO this is a great thread idea. I hope enough guys jump in to keep this thread bumped for a long time. It's fun to see what others are using.
I've already had fun tying some "butch caddis", and getting materials together to tie MP's, "hen and gray".

Jimmie,

You guys down there are all out fishing up a storm so I am bumping this thread to see what people are using. Did you tie that Hen & Gray?

Jimmie
04-24-2011, 09:50 PM
Jimmie,

You guys down there are all out fishing up a storm so I am bumping this thread to see what people are using. Did you tie that Hen & Gray?

Yeah, we had a little window Ard. Now all of the flows are high even tailwaters. So far it's been streamers. My best day was with a Slumpbuster (gold varient bunny).
We had some awesome days last summer on foam hoppers so I've been tying a bunch to stock-up. Plus, they'll see action in WY in Aug. I've tied "Pink Pookies", and "Club Sandwich Hoppers".
I did tie MP's "Hen and Gray", anyway a varient. I didn't have solid gray soft hackle so I used Partridge. I also tied his "Hogan's Hangin Stimi" which looks awesome in person.

wt bash
04-24-2011, 10:12 PM
Last time out for steelies the soup du jour was a gold bodied black feather wing and last day out trouting I was throwing a soft hackle black stonefly but that was February. When the waters drop (if the ever) my trout leader will most likely have a Henndricks on the business end.

milt spawn
04-24-2011, 10:27 PM
This past thursday i stripped an olive seal bugger (tied by recovering flyfisher kglissmeyer1) and caught 3 rainbows, two largemouth, and one small crappie. Same fly, same knot, same lake. Love streamers. milt.

Pocono
04-25-2011, 05:35 AM
This week, I fished a small creek with a various dry flies.

But the previous three weeks, I was fishing stillwater. Here's the fly that that ruled those weeks. I call it a Hen and Gray. I use it as an emerging Callibaetis mayfly.

Hen and Gray|http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs181.snc4/37367_142356692444823_100000114794995_442881_62996 88_n.jpg
Hook|Partridge Klinkhammer sz 20
Thread|Gray Uni-Thread 6/0 or 8/0
Abdomen|Clear Micro Stretch Tube
Thorax|Pearl Ice Dub
Hackle|Gray hen hackle


MP

Not sure how I missed this thread.....(?) Nice fly Dennis!

I like soft hackles in either stillwaters or swiftwaters.

Pocono

stimulator2
04-25-2011, 03:13 PM
Fly of the weekend here was a Light Cahill the twist is it had an Insect Green Egg Sac and my son and i fished Rainbow Warriors about 18" under it and took fish on both but more on the fly..

madjoni
04-25-2011, 04:14 PM
This week?Hmmmm:rolleyes:Well,that is this one:)

Ryacophila SBS - Fly Fishing Forums (http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56591-ryacophila-sbs.html)

Pocono
04-25-2011, 06:51 PM
This week?Hmmmm:rolleyes:Well,that is this one:)

Ryacophila SBS - Fly Fishing Forums (http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56591-ryacophila-sbs.html)

MJ,

I agree with "Loopy" on the other forum; superb. So lifelike.

Pocono

chuck s
04-26-2011, 12:21 AM
A year or so back I was fishing a few ponds that regularly had great Callabaetis hatches. Trouble is that when the flies hatched they had a definite lack of speckling and a ghostly blueish tinge that really came out with the spinners. :icon_ques A few days later at Walmart I spied a magic marker set of three almost pastel colors, one of which was that identical misty blue. :shades: I bought them, went back and bought a half dozen White Millers and another half dozen Cream Cahills in size 12 and headed home to doctor the flies. :cool: The Miller with it's more slender body was the one and the fish loved it up at those ponds. Used the Blue to give it an allover tinge then added sparce speckling with a black fine tip. Next trip to town I stopped by our local fly store and bought a half dozen size 14 of a Ginger Quill that had been tied with very light wings and tail. Again the bluish treatment and a few specks and the pattern was improved even more.:thmbup: By the end of the season the size had decreased to a size 16 but that pastel blue color with sparce specs made this a go to fly every trip to the ponds. I've since tied a bunch of what were essentially ginger quills but made with a fine soaked hackle stem stripped of its very light cream hackle and then tied with white wings and tail and lastly, of course, did my coloring job in all three sizes for early mid and late season at the ponds.:fishing:

Ard
04-26-2011, 02:14 AM
Now that's thinking Chuck, this was what I was hoping to see people post about. It never ceases to amaze me the lengths we will go to in order to fool a fish. You sound like a resourceful guy,

Ard

MoscaPescador
04-26-2011, 11:13 AM
Oh carp! I need to tie a bunch of those soft hackles.

ant
04-26-2011, 08:36 PM
This week?Hmmmm:rolleyes:Well,that is this one:)

Ryacophila SBS - Fly Fishing Forums (http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56591-ryacophila-sbs.html)

I'll take 2 dozen, thanks! ;)

madjoni
04-27-2011, 01:56 AM
I'll take 2 dozen, thanks! ;)

No problemo :)

---------- Post added at 11:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:40 PM ----------

And here is one dry caddis that is good here in this time of year...Grannom caddis

size-12
but-icedub green
abdomen-hares mask
subwing-cdc
wing-duck feather(slovenian method)
thorax-hares ear


http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6420/zelenasjpgpatkazu7.jpg

Later in year same fly is good on biger hook when hydropsiha caddis is hatching;)
There are more imitation of same fly here lads,if you like to watch :)

grannom caddis - Fly Fishing Forums (http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56635-grannom-caddis.html?highlight=granom)

Ard
06-07-2011, 06:20 PM
Great looking tie!

Hey people, if you have been having success on a pattern why not share it if you have a picture.

Ard

Pocono
06-07-2011, 06:35 PM
No problemo :)

---------- Post added at 11:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:40 PM ----------

And here is one dry caddis that is good here in this time of year...Grannom caddis

size-12
but-icedub green
abdomen-hares mask
subwing-cdc
wing-duck feather(slovenian method)
thorax-hares ear


http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6420/zelenasjpgpatkazu7.jpg

Later in year same fly is good on biger hook when hydropsiha caddis is hatching;)
There are more imitation of same fly here lads,if you like to watch :)

grannom caddis - Fly Fishing Forums (http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56635-grannom-caddis.html?highlight=granom)

Great looking Fly, MJ!

What is the "Slovenian method" for tying in the duck feather wing? Looks like it's folded in half, tented and tied in. And details?

Pocono

madjoni
06-08-2011, 01:50 AM
Great looking Fly, MJ!

What is the "Slovenian method" for tying in the duck feather wing? Looks like it's folded in half, tented and tied in. And details?

Pocono
Thank mate

That is kind of fly that was first made by slovenian angler Dr.Bozidar Voljc in begging of 80'.It is well known patern in Europe...You may use any kind of body feather from any bird.Trick is to glue feathers with the synthetic glue to the nylons,nylons that our ladies wear:)

Ard
06-22-2011, 09:00 PM
Nice tie,

Reminds me of a Henryville the only caddis I tied and fished with regularity.

madjoni
06-23-2011, 02:02 AM
Thanks Ardy
Every caddis pattern look like from yard distance :smile: but Henryville caddis is more like palmer with separated wings....

MoscaPescador
06-23-2011, 03:27 AM
I have been on a Striped Bass kick for the past month. Every fish that I have hooked up with has been down deep. The hot fly for me has been the Clouser Deep Diving Minnow. I fish it from size 3/0 to 2. Here are some that I tied over the past few nights (1/0 and 2).

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/members/moscapescador-albums-flies-picture1862-clousers001-edited.jpg

As you can tell, I like the white and chartreuse color pattern. White with gray and white with brown have worked also.

Dennis

Ard
07-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Dennis,

That's a bunch of tying there, nice work.

Another week and I fished the same fly (Assassin) caught some nice trout and hooked into another Chinook but failed at setting the point in firm. We are about to leave for fishing for the week (I hope) and I'll maybe try something different.

Ard
07-27-2011, 03:38 AM
It's about time to ask....................... [poke]

What have you been catching and on what fly?

:icon_wink

gatortransplant
08-01-2011, 10:58 AM
I'm with you Ard, I won't be able to fish for another 15 days, until then I'm living vicariously through the forum and blogs, so let's see some flies of the week :p ! I did just watch Kelly Galoup's video on tying the zoo cougar however, and I want to try it out...

Ard
04-30-2012, 10:54 PM
It's time to see what everyone is catching their fish on again. This was kinda fun last year so..........................

dryhollow
05-01-2012, 01:03 AM
The Metolius is about as beautiful a river as I've ever seen. Going back there is right up there on my bucket list. Lucky You (and the Deschutes is awesome too)

---------- Post added at 12:03 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:02 AM ----------

That is just plain very sweet ... wow nice

Noiso
05-01-2012, 08:58 AM
Sat. Apr. 28, '12 Lower Sac Float Trip.
I tried a #8 big ugly rubberlegs first part of our float but no action, Also tried a home assembled #12 7mm pompon yellow sucker egg pattern to no avail. They were hitting the small stuff - I caught an 18" football on a #20 Micro Mayfly (below left) - they also liked the #18 beadhead prince nymphs (below right).

http://www.riverbum.com/images/products/big/Micro-Mayfly-Nymph-Olive-side.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31gAoNyBuKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg