Lovely flies. Lots of fish are going to have a tingly sensation in their jaws this year.
BTW, the PT tied the way Frank Sawyer tied it is my favorite small nymph (size 18 or so).
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Great photos, Jimbo. I used to fish Brushy quite frequently. Best fishing was far away from the obvious access points (of course, the entire river is a short walk from the road). And, I was privileged to fish the first stretch in your essay, the private water. I've been there with you and Ron, and i...
I don't think the material matters (and, a fortiori, the color) because most scud patterns, especially if they are tied with any weight, will ride upside down. The back material isn't intended to imitate the bug, but to make the back streamlined in order to facilitate quick sinking.
- Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:15 am
- Forum: Warmwater
- Topic: Introduction and Heading to Junction for the cold weekend
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"While I love warmwater fishing in the hill country, our tailwater in the winter and spring is pretty fine."
- Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:54 am
- Forum: Warmwater
- Topic: Okoboji-Not the Hill Country
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Looks like great water, Cress. And, to answer your question, I think that Jimbo's advice is sound, but, imo, XUL is so much more efficient and elegant for fishing that kind of water that I don't particularly see the point of stretching the concept of fly fishing beyond its limits. To think about it ...
- Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:30 pm
- Forum: Flies and Tying
- Topic: New to tying - looking for a unique resource...
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A very good facsimile of almost any type of fly can be tied with thread and hackle. I suggest that you look up the standard types of flies and use thread and a medium grade hackle to make a very fishable version of each. Or, in a similar vein, fine wire and some fur. Roy Christie ties nymphs and dry...