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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyI4 View Post
    I hate tying flies but will make the stuff that u usually cant find in the shops. That includes floating nymphs and other simple/ugly looking emerger patterns that don't look like much on a hook but are needed for tough fish that are rising in the film. I'll buy the comparaduns and other well known patterns in the shop and usually they work fine. I also like tying my own spinner patterns because most shops either have ones that don't float well at all or lack the variety of spinner patterns that I like to have. Need several spinner patterns when fishing for tough fish in my opinion, and of course the one that floats like a cork at the end of the evening hatch even though it looks horrible. The fish will still eat it and I an see it.
    What types of spinners do you need to have in your fly box? Just the same pattern in different colors/sizes or do you carry different types of spinner patterns (not counting the abomination night spinner you alluded)


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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    I think its important to have different types of spinner patterns, not just different sizes. I like having hackle wing spinners (which work well during a hatch when fish are fussy or keying in on crippled duns as they often do) , I like having the typical antron wing spinner for evening hatches, and a couple cdc wing patterns that are good for a fish or two before they get ripped to shreds but also work well during the hatch when fish are tough. Also- I find a biot body spinner is a very realistic pattern when tied with a hackle style wing. these are not the easiest to see but the fish love them. A spinner works well in all scenarios in my experience, not just during the spinner fall.


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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    I like this thread. I'm taking the sunsignarcherr route and creating an army of shit I KNOW i'll use. So far it's as follows...

    For PTs, GRHEs, and Princes -- I've tied 16 flies (8 standard, 8 with a gold bead) in each size -- sizes 12 - 20.

    Copper Johns and Zebra Midges -- 16 flies (8 standard, 8 tungsten bead) in each size -- sizes 18 - 22

    I've been messing around with the caddis patterns from the other thread but have yet to mass produce them. Gotta get more comfortable. Plus i'm kinda burned out at this point. I have an army of dries that I didn't use much last summer so i'm just gonna call it like I see it when i'm tying those up.

    I feel like i'm gonna end up spending 90 percent of my season in the Gorge. I'll constantly be within walking distance of my tying bench and I can always just walk there if I feel grossly unprepared..

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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    Caddis Caddis and more Caddis. In the early part of the season (April –early May) one of my go to flies while Nymphing is the Rhyacophila larva. The Rhyacophila is one of the Caddis species that do not build a case. They are carnivorous and are free crawlers that live under rocks and logs. I know for a fact that The South Branch is loaded with them. The trout gorge themselves on them. I tye a very simple pattern for them that is very effective. I have found a lot of them an inch or longer in length and they have very thin body. So I use a 4X size 12 hook. For the body I use a very thin noodle of olive dubbing over olive thread just coat the thread with it. One wrap of peacock hurl for a head. When you fish it put on the bottom in fast water.

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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    Quote Originally Posted by tomfly View Post
    Caddis Caddis and more Caddis. In the early part of the season (April –early May) one of my go to flies while Nymphing is the Rhyacophila larva. The Rhyacophila is one of the Caddis species that do not build a case...
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    Yes.

    And, try the following:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r88I3SRvdvg

    Tight lines.


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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    I found that tying flies with hooks big enough to hold bait works best. This way I only have to tie a few flies, which allows for a smaller fly box, and in turn allows me to carry more bait.

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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    Ctobias are u a dirty mixed method angler who has yet to exclusively commit to the fly? It takes a bait slinger to even come up this idea of yours and I am on to you now. Alaska is probably contributing to this since no one is purely a fly fisherman out there. A little pinning, a little down rigging, a little fly.


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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    A little TNT.


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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyI4 View Post
    Ctobias are u a dirty mixed method angler who has yet to exclusively commit to the fly? It takes a bait slinger to even come up this idea of yours and I am on to you now. Alaska is probably contributing to this since no one is purely a fly fisherman out there. A little pinning, a little down rigging, a little fly.
    No need to limit yourself to one technique.

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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyI4 View Post
    Ctobias are u a dirty mixed method angler who has yet to exclusively commit to the fly? It takes a bait slinger to even come up this idea of yours and I am on to you now. Alaska is probably contributing to this since no one is purely a fly fisherman out there. A little pinning, a little down rigging, a little fly.
    Dude, I don’t get this statement at all. Especially the “I on to you to you now BS”. What exactly are you on to? You need a reality check and I get the; You can hide behind your keyboard thing and say what you want to make yourself look good” (more BS).

    Now here is your reality check. When you do a tour of duty in Afghanistan, I think you are smart enough that I do not need to elaborate the implications of what that is. Then you can say what you want about Chris’s “Fly Fishing techniques” until then I don’t think you possess the right to be critical on any way he chooses to catch a trout. If he wants to place explosives on the end of his tippet to catch a fish, the only thing that should come out of you fingers when you type is Thank you.

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    Re: What flies do you tye?

    I have been filling two new Tacky Fly boxes this winter. The first, I just finished. It's filled with midges, nymphs, larva, and my go to sub-surface flies. I also added some new flies that I have been wanting to try like Higa's SOS and Mercer's bubble caddis to name a few. If you haven't checked out Tacky Fly boxes, you are missing out. I started filling a new dry fly box and they hold size 20's with no problem. Almost done with the second box but I only get to tie about 3 flies a night with a 3 month old keeping me busy!!Click image for larger version. 

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