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Old 07-24-2011, 05:31 PM
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These have turned into fish catching items that I need to have at least a few with all the time so I made some new.

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When the blinged up Freight Train slows down I have been using this and picking up a few fish.

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Nice, Ard; what are you hackling with?
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I agree, cool hoppers!
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Gary,

I'm not sure how it's spelled but I bought some big strung Schlapplen (?) in white and dye them for different flies.
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With these patterns for salmon are they replicating a natural prey that instinctively induces a strike or is it as simple as the "color of the day" that tics them off?

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I have no idea exactly why they take a fly. I do believe that it is simply a reflex action learned while feeding during development to an adult. The colors certainly appear differently to the fish due to their sight and the refracted light in the underwater world. The flies are tied to my own fancy and I have proven that I can catch the fish on anything I tie. It is the presentation 90% of the time but the colors help for the fly to be noticed as it passes. The speed of the fly as it travels is also a factor, some species are more inclined to grab a slow moving object while others will chase a fly that is really zinging along.
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This little guy thought so today also. If you look in his mouth you can barely see one of the orange/yellow mini-hoppers in his mouth.

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I'm gonna be a busy camper the next few weeks. I somehow lost my Allen Co. C&F knock off three page fly box with about 600 flies in it. It had all my larger (#18 and up) flies in it. Scuds, stones, craneflies, wet flies, still water flies, Ptails, copper johns, prince nymphs and more. Arrrrrrghhhh.
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Oh, man, nothing worse than having all your eggs in one basket and losing the basket!! I feel your pain!
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Man Yat thats a big hit, your gunna be a fly tying sonofagun. I tied some big#12 Elk and Deer hair Caddis and some mosquitos over the weekend. It had been awhile since i have tied anything and i was rusty....If i had to tie 600 flys it would take me the rest of my life lol.
Sure are some nice ties here, Good job everyone!
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