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    Default a little bug for small streams

    Oh how the trouts do love this bug (size 10):
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    Would love to know the recipe if you don't mind. Thanks.

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    Default Re: a little bug for small streams

    sure! all olive: bucktail tail, a floating dubbing, mottled turkey wing, fine elk or deer hair spun head.
    Step by step on my blog.
    Gary

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    Default Re: a little bug for small streams

    Interesting pattern Gary,thanks for sharing

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    Looks like a bug to me Gary...I'm sure trout everywhere would eat it! You stated "floating dubbing"; between that and the deer hair, does this at all float or is this strictly a wet drifter? Have you fished any with BH? I'll have to give it a go-round in a brookie stream when I get the desk in tying shape again this week. I has been disaster since I got back from Ausable two weeks ago; last minute frantic tying before I left.

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    Default Re: a little bug for small streams

    Jason, it's an incredibly floating fly. It dances on the water, even in fast, narrow troughs and plunge pools like you see on small streams. Never put a BH on it, for me its strictly a fun fully floating fly. Last time I fished it (sadly, last summer as I'm out of commission this summer) on a lovely little stream outside of Cambridge, NY, I took brookies, browns and rainbows. They loved it. I've been tying this one for years; I guess it has its roots in the Letort Cricket.

    Thanks for the nice comments, guys.
    Gary

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    I wasn't quite sure without a hackle and that big hook, but deer hair is awfully bouyant I suppose. I see the resemblance to the Letort. I shall tie some and pass them around as "Gary's Crippled Cricket" unless you care to fess to someone else inventing this. Just what you needed; more fame.

    Out of commission this summer?? Sad to hear that, and I hope you can get back to the water soon.

    Regards,
    Jason

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    Jason, that little fly really just bounces back to you when fished dead drift. I think I might have originally tied it with some hackle or other, but my true laziness showed up again and I got lucky.

    Call it what you will; most importantly, fish it!

    (I had a little hip thing done that put me on crutches June, July and September). Shoulda just had the booger replaced!

    Best,
    Gary

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    Default Re: a little bug for small streams

    Gary, great looking little hopper...Quick and Dirty... Hmmmm Gary's Q&D Hopper?...Very nice, and I wish you a speedy recovery...

    Dan

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    Dan - that name fits the fly and my personality perfectly, LOL! thanks for the good wishes.
    Gary

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