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Old 03-03-2012, 11:26 PM
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Well, typed up a whole reply and then must have closed it... Nice first crab! They're definitely fun to tie up. I learned a trick from the guys at S&S Flies that'll help: when trimming the body, pinch both sides together between your thumbs. Then follow your thumbs with the scissors to make a perfectly matched body. I'd say yours matches up pretty well though.
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Browsing some fly fishing sites covering the rivers I fished as a student in South Africa (longer ago than I care to think) - came across this great SBS by Tom Sutcliffe for the RAB, a brilliant small stream fly that probably has its roots in skater type flies.

http://www.tomsutcliffe.co.za/fly-ty...high-water-rab

So tried a few of these Red Ar$ed Ba$tards in the hope that spring creek wild rainbows in the California Sierras might never have seen such flies, with their excellent trigger points, especially in a breeze.

Grip #18 barbless
Red uni 8/0
Tail: CDL
Abdomen: peacock quill with thread
rear hackle: barred ginger
Cree hackle wings
Long legs: heron fibers
Front hackle: medium ginger

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:28 PM
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FINALLY finished the 5 dozen two bits. Epoxied them tonight. Now on to something else. Sorry about the cell phone pics.

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Jaybo41: Those two bits look killer, congrats!

Here is what I have been tying this morning: Last year I tied some mouse patterns using Nutria fur, but had problems keeping them afloat, so I used Jack Gartsides gurgler pattern to modify my mouse with a big strip of foam, hopefully that will do the trick and these guys will move lots of water when stripped.

Hook: Daiichi #2720 size 3/0
Thread: GSP 200
Back: Brown 1/4" thick foam approx 1/2" wide
Tail: Shammy strip colored with a black marker pen
Body: Nutria fur
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Nice mice Larry....why don't you cut the foam to have an oval shaped headyou could add eyes and a little mustache
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OLIVE TUNG ASSASSIN, TMC 2302 or Daiichi 1760 - #14 - #18...Tom Loe/Variant ( of a Cal Bird Variant)


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OLIVE TUNG ASSASSIN, TMC 2302 or Daiichi 1760 - #14 - #18...Tom Loe/Variant ( of a Cal Bird Variant)


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PT:P Another awesome fly, congrats! That looks absolutely killer!
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:14 PM
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Thanks Larry! Lots of work and time spent on those guys, feels good to tie something else for a change.

That's a great looking mouse pattern you've got going there! Adding the foam is brilliant and should really help you move the water. I hope they are irresistible to very large trout!

PT that is ANOTHER killer looking pattern. You've got great skill, thanks for sharing.
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Here's a few I've been working on recently:

Sulphur emerger (flymph)

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Para-wullf

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Prince nymph:

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Tellico nymph:

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Those are all super cool!
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