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    Default Trout flies with blue wire?

    Hi all,
    I find myself having a few spools of fine/small blue wire. Does anyone know of a good pattern that I can use to use up some of this surplus wire?
    thanks

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    Nice score! A couple I tie are one, a Blue Copper John, and the other a Chironomid. The most productive one last year. White bead head, black thread body, and Blue wire rib...deadly!!!!!

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    Tie up some copper johns and brassies.

    Who knows, blue may be the best thing ever.

    I'm pretty sure I've seen blue nymphs tied by Kelkay or Planettrout around here.

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    Default Re: Trout flies with blue wire?

    Charlie Craven's book has a Deep Blue Poison Tung. Silver bead, gray thread, blue wire, with a gray ice dub, tied on a #16-24 hook.
    - Rick

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    Good suggestions all around Thank you!
    That should get me going and all patterns that I will use. I did find this one that I also want to try, Craven's Jujubaetis with Purple & Blue.

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    Default Re: Trout flies with blue wire?

    What they said!

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    I have adapted Charlie's patterns as well using wire, but his JuJu's are Superhair.

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    I have used blue wire to tie blue copper johns and they work well .
    SHANNON

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    Default Re: Trout flies with blue wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by stimulator2 View Post
    I have used blue wire to tie blue copper johns and they work well .
    Shannon: I've never tried blue CJ's but last year while I was in Cody, WY at Tim Wade's North Fork Anglers fly shop and they were telling me about a couple guys coming into the shop looking for blue CJ's, apparently they were using them and found to be the hot fly but had run out of them.
    Larry


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    That is what I am talking about. Blue can be a HOT over looked color. Blue and Purple are my go tos. There was an article in a magazine awhile back all about BLUE.
    I can across blues effect by accident many years ago in the Uinta's. I had a BLUE Klinkhammer....man they like that fly.
    Larry, try a black Chironomid with blue wire and a white bead head this year....Specially on those Idaho waters.

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