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Old 01-28-2021, 09:24 PM
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Again, like my post said a little while back, I'm still a beginner at this. But, seeing as though it's cold out, I thought there might be some tying going on.

I learned a new fly. Really simple. It will probably be better with a heavier wire but this is what I have on hand so I used it.

Size 14 nymph, 0.2mm wire, black thread, Peacock herl, tungsten bead.

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Old 01-29-2021, 07:47 AM
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Tied some Pale Morning Dunns in #16and some BWO's in #20's



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Old 01-30-2021, 12:28 PM
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Lornce, those are pretty tiny. The smallest I've tried so far is a 16. I didnt think my eyesight was all that bad until I tried them, lol.

I did a few more this morning. A few more of the brassiere with a tail just to have a half dozen with and without. The red ones just to try something different and easy. And even at that, I snapped the thread right when I was about to tie off. Thats why there's two visible silver ribs on the one and three on the other.
The sparkle scud, I did a few with a brass colored tungsten bead, but I have tied enough flies this week alone (I only got those beads last weekend) that I ran out already. So I tied these 5 with the copper colored tungsten. It matches the copper rib, maybe it'll work better in some areas, maybe not.
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Old 01-30-2021, 05:56 PM
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I fish a lot of #20s especially during the wonderful midsummer and fall Trico hatches. Lots of really big trout love em.


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Old 01-31-2021, 10:07 AM
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More like a 2 day arts and craft project than tying but the Jennings ultimate boatman is aptly titled for those amazing fall boatman flight days
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:44 PM
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Wow!!
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More like a 2 day arts and craft project than tying but the Jennings ultimate boatman is aptly titled for those amazing fall boatman flight days
Just plain awesome! What are the bodies made out of?
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Old 01-31-2021, 08:11 PM
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Just plain awesome! What are the bodies made out of?
They are preformed foam beetle bodies 1/2" long. The original bodies Steve used are not available any longer but you can find the small beetle bodies around. Here is a video of Steve tying his pattern:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YstnT6opNnU
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:58 AM
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a dozen JJ special streamers for early bow browns and then some lime trudes for the cutties

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Old 02-16-2021, 03:18 PM
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A few Dozen #18 BWO's out in the mail.
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Old 02-16-2021, 06:42 PM
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A few Dozen #18 BWO's out in the mail.
What are you using for the "wing"?
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:18 AM
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Iron Blue Hackle.
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:02 PM
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Lornce, those #20 BWOs are beautiful. I can almost see them floating in the surface film on a black smooth run on a cool, overcast day. Thanks for sharing your pics -- really nice work!
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:17 PM
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Thank you Lornce
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Old 02-17-2021, 10:26 PM
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Chronnies, trying to blend thread colors, a little harder than I thought. Starting to look good, just need to do a few dozen to get it down.
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:33 AM
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Thanks, guys that's very kind.

Doing up some small minnow fly imitations that work quite nicely in the spring.

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Old 02-18-2021, 08:33 AM
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wow some nice flys! I'm gonna have to get my stuff dug out and set up again, havent been on the water since I started working for self 2009. Keep up the posts there are some nice ideas here.
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Old 02-18-2021, 09:32 AM
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Thanks, guys that's very kind.

Doing up some small minnow fly imitations that work quite nicely in the spring.

Nice looking minnows. What sized hook are they tied on?
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:08 AM
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Nice looking minnows. What sized hook are they tied on?
Size #12 egg hooks
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Interesting boobies. Do have much luck with them?
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:02 AM
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Interesting boobies. Do have much luck with them?
To be honest, Goldscud, I have not fished with them yet. I have a trip planned in May. I am meeting my brother at one of our favourite small lakes near Cranbrook BC. I was told Boobies are all the rage on the sill water out there. I have always leaned towards natural colours(greens, browns and black) for my tying but they are supposed to be an attractor pattern and fact is they are fun to tye. I will definitely report back after the trip and let you know how they worked.
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Old 03-01-2021, 10:24 AM
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To be honest, Goldscud, I have not fished with them yet. I have a trip planned in May. I am meeting my brother at one of our favourite small lakes near Cranbrook BC. I was told Boobies are all the rage on the sill water out there. I have always leaned towards natural colours(greens, browns and black) for my tying but they are supposed to be an attractor pattern and fact is they are fun to tye. I will definitely report back after the trip and let you know how they worked.
If the water is clear they offer a ton of visual excitement.Even if 1 out of 10 bite it.They truly are a fun fly.
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Old 03-01-2021, 12:09 PM
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If the water is clear they offer a ton of visual excitement.Even if 1 out of 10 bite it.They truly are a fun fly.
The lake we are going to, like most of the lakes around there is nice and clear. Also it's a full moon that week, if we get a nice clear night with bright moon light we will try some night fishing. See if the big boys are out more at night.
I have also tied up some balanced leeches to try too. Also need to do up some chronomids.
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Old 03-13-2021, 10:13 AM
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Old 03-18-2021, 10:59 AM
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leeches and chronies...
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Old 03-18-2021, 11:34 AM
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Simple and killer! Well tied. As well the ones that follow. That will sucker in any trout during the hatch. **cough - Maligne Lake - cough** July.
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Awesome tie bro!!
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