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Old 03-04-2013, 05:21 AM
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Still experimenting with foam wings. Have a few bugs to work out with cutting and shaping wing backs.

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RED QUILL TRIGGER NYMPH - TMC 103 BL. #15 - #19...

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Materials for RED QUILL TRIGGER NYMPH...


Yeah, I have started taking a photo of the materials included for each pattern I tie...I'm getting OLD...


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Yeah, I have started taking a photo of the materials included for each pattern I tie...I'm getting OLD...
not sure that has anything to do about getting OLD but it is a SMART idea!

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PlanetTrout- that is perhaps my favorite pattern I have seen from you yet! Very cool.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:22 AM
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flies by oliver kite

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+ with all of the colors provided by ultra wire, the combination are endless (well almost)
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Still experimenting with foam wings. Have a few bugs to work out with cutting and shaping wing backs.

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If you heat an Exacto knife blade over a alcohol lamp or cigarette lighter it will slice right through craft foam. With a little practice you can get really fine tapers that way.
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If you heat an Exacto knife blade over a alcohol lamp or cigarette lighter it will slice right through craft foam. With a little practice you can get really fine tapers that way.
Good tip. I will give it a try.
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A few Hornbergs

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I am not sure the best spot to post this sort of stuff... it looks like folks do it here too...t

A few years ago on the fourth of July weekend I was up near Mt. Evans ( a fourteen'er in Colorado),fly fishing with a friend at about 10 or 11,000 feet… we lived at around 8,000 then…and the weather was a pretty nice Colorado summer day…when we finished hiking to the stream we were wanting to fish , the weather took a turn for the worse…spitting snow, and pretty cold…I was on the streamside near a beaver dam that formed a pond. I was trying to adjust my choice of pattern I was fishing, and thinking the grill at home looked pretty good when a huge Adult Caddis landed about 3 feet from me…I got a chance to study it for a while before it took off…I started fishing some dark caddis bugs in about a size 12, the biggest thing I had…and it was like a switch turned on…match the hatch…Qed…

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The pattern tied above is as close as I can come to try and imitate what I saw…its on a size 10-12 nymph hook for extra length, I used some gadwall back feathers for the sides/body, and some Mule deer fur for the hair wing…two moose mane quills for the antennae…and a short rooster hackle for some legs…the body is dubbed with some buffalo wool in dark brown…more visible from underneath. This bug has been a real “go to” in still water situations…or when the trout are really picky…its similar to some of the other sedges I tie up…but just for the darker variety…one friend thought I should name it the “Clear Creek Slayer”…

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Love the cut of your jib silvertip. Those sedge wings and caddis patterns look deadly. Really like your choice of colors and the mule deer touch.
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