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    Default Re: What's this fly that I'm slaying rainbows with?

    A little fly anatomy:

    nymph anatomy.jpg

    I always swing at the end of a drift...whether I'm high sticking, using an indy rig, wet flies, or streamers.....swing them to the bank. Might as well get your moneys worth out of that cast.


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    Default Re: What's this fly that I'm slaying rainbows with?

    Quote Originally Posted by flytie09 View Post
    A little fly anatomy:

    nymph anatomy.jpg

    I always swing at the end of a drift...whether I'm high sticking, using an indy rig, wet flies, or streamers.....swing them to the bank. Might as well get your moneys worth out of that cast.
    Awesome thank you.....so yes the wing case is coming apart on my fly then..to answer unknownflyman

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    Default Re: What's this fly that I'm slaying rainbows with?

    [QUOTE=cooutlaw;1422988]Look familiar?

    [url=https://www.bigyflyco.com/wd40-2-detail.htm]WD-40-Discount

    Yeah thats the closest ive seen to mine, the hook is a little different and the body is wrapped down a little further than mine, but thats essentially it, thank you...cheap too! Ill be ordering about 50 of those suckers

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    Default Re: What's this fly that I'm slaying rainbows with?

    [QUOTE=MTNRGR;1422992]
    Quote Originally Posted by cooutlaw View Post
    Look familiar?

    [url=https://www.bigyflyco.com/wd40-2-detail.htm]WD-40-Discount

    Yeah thats the closest ive seen to mine, the hook is a little different and the body is wrapped down a little further than mine, but thats essentially it, thank you...cheap too! Ill be ordering about 50 of those suckers
    You may also want to get ahold of Hairwing530 here on the forum....he is a great guy and prolific tier...I'm sure he'd be willing to tie you up a batch of them matched to your photo. All of his work goes to benefit "his kids" which are children who use fly tieing in hospital situations to escape a bit and pass time from the illnesses they are fighting. Great Guy and a Great cause too.

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    Default Re: What's this fly that I'm slaying rainbows with?

    These guys are also good - local Colorado Wildlife Biologist owned fly supplier.....a bit higher priced but quality stuff......look for the Black color here:

    WD-40 - Ascent Fly Fishing

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    Default Re: What's this fly that I'm slaying rainbows with?

    I'll throw another "possible" into the mix on the nymph's identity-- a split-case PMD bead-head nymph. A few years back, one of my "fishing cronies" brought back a bunch after a trek out East, as he had the same kind of luck with the pattern as MTNRGR. Since then, the "cronies" have had me tying some up every year for addition as "staples" in all of their nymph boxes.

    As for favorite sizes? The range from the "cronies" runs the gambit from #14 to #22.

    Food for thought from yours truly. Have a good one, everybody...

    Jerry, aka hairwing530
    Last edited by hairwing530; 09-15-2019 at 12:53 PM.

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    Default Re: What's this fly that I'm slaying rainbows with?

    Quote Originally Posted by hairwing530 View Post
    I'll throw another "possible" into the mix on the nymph's identity-- a split-case PMD bead-head nymph. A few years back, one of my "fishing cronies" brought a bunch after a trek out East, as he had the same kind of luck with the pattern as MTNRGR. Since then, the "cronies" have had me tying some up every year for addition as "staples" in all of their nymph boxes.

    As for favorite sizes? The range from the "cronies" runs the gambit from #14 to #22.

    Food for thought from yours truly. Have a good one, everybody...

    Jerry, aka hairwing530
    Good call Jerry.....hard to tell from the OP's pictures but there could be a few strings of wing fragments remaining on his fly....not as big of usage fly for us out West as a WD40 would be, but a well worn split-case bead head in black might be exactly what he has...just a touch shorter body and that might make the hook choice make sense too:

    Beadhead Split Case Emerger-Discount Flies-BigYFlyCo.com

    Once again, OP if you want your photo fly matched - Jerry is likely the best guy I know for the job and your best shot at getting a solid match. I would bet you could even mail him your old fly and insure the match even further.

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    Default Re: What's this fly that I'm slaying rainbows with?

    [QUOTE=cooutlaw;1423001]
    Quote Originally Posted by MTNRGR View Post

    You may also want to get ahold of Hairwing530 here on the forum....he is a great guy and prolific tier...I'm sure he'd be willing to tie you up a batch of them matched to your photo. All of his work goes to benefit "his kids" which are children who use fly tieing in hospital situations to escape a bit and pass time from the illnesses they are fighting. Great Guy and a Great cause too.
    98% of my flies came from Jerry, not these 2 though...lol

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