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tob1 11-14-2008 01:12 PM

Tom Thumb
One Canadian Pattern. Step by step


fyshstykr 11-14-2008 08:14 PM

Re: Tom Thumb
Thank You!!
Now I finally know where this pattern came from. I have been using this fly with a Pinkish underbody as an emerger pattern for the P.M.D.'s on the South Fork of the Snake the last couple of years with good success.

Keep up the great work you Crazy Canucks. :)

GeorgeMcFly 11-19-2008 11:14 PM

Re: Tom Thumb
so this is a mayfly emerger pattern? I might half to make some up in a hex color underbody.

fyshstykr 11-20-2008 12:19 AM

Re: Tom Thumb
That's what I use it for in smaller sizes, but I also believe it would work as a Caddis Emerger in larger sizes and colors. As with most good flies, "it represents nothing inparticular, and yet represents everything".

GeorgeMcFly 11-20-2008 12:39 AM

Re: Tom Thumb
ya nothing much hatches around here on the v. its not like most rivers with all these main hatches. as long as it looks edible the fish eat um here. I have watched a big fat moth fall to the water and get mauled by a bass even before it hit the water!

fyshstykr 11-20-2008 06:15 PM

Re: Tom Thumb
How much snow ya got?

Arkie24 12-26-2008 10:06 AM

Re: Tom Thumb
What size hook is usually used in the Tom Thumb?

GeorgeMcFly 12-26-2008 06:58 PM

Re: Tom Thumb

Originally Posted by fyshstykr (Post 39020)
How much snow ya got?

none. we got some ice a few days back and then it melted. we miss the snow belt by 30 miles so we don't get as much as they do.. I am 30 mins west of cleveland.

Joni 12-26-2008 07:24 PM

Re: Tom Thumb
fyshstykr, we go POUNDED!

This is such an easy fly! Where have I been! I like the pinkish dubbing idea.
Thanks all, I am off to the tying table.

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