RS-2 colors

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RS-2 colors

Post by rivergeek » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:08 pm

I'm tying up a few fly thingies for the next outing. I want to tie up a few RS2 flies but wondering what colors and combinations of colors might be best for the Guad in late winter. Am thinking sizes 18-20. Would like to hear from anybody who has used the RS2... hooks, techniques, successes, etc.

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Post by LabRat » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:03 pm

HI RG, me again. I have used the RS2s in sizes 20 and 22 as a dropper behind copper johns, hare's ears etc, and had good success with them.

I mainly use black with a white wing, but have also used gray and olive.

Here is a hatch chart on this site for the Guad you might find useful. They also sell a nice map of the river (You may also find the map at Sportman's Warehouse, area fly shops, etc.). The link to the hatch chart seems broken at the moment, but hopefully it will work for you tomorrow.

http://www.guadalupefly.com/
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Post by Danny S » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:15 am

I think the hatch chart has been down for quite some time. Maybe it is intermittent, but every time I have tried to access it the last several weeks, it won't come up.

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Post by mickmcco » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:37 am

RS-2s work well on the Guad, and Mark is suggesting the right colors. Sizes 18-22 should work.
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Post by bubba smith » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:33 pm

Hey guys try floro-fiber as a wing on the RS-2. trust me.

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Post by mickmcco » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:28 am

Sneaky San Juan River tricks, eh?

Good idea! :twisted:
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Post by dlcole » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:40 am

Humm...I picked up some Holo-Graphic wrap at Sportsmen's Finest during my last trip to the Guad...that would make for an interesting tail material. I'll have to give it a try. My experiment with red flashabou vs gold has worked nicely on my olive boogers.
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Post by wiscoy » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:54 pm

Bubba,

Any particular color pf fluoro fiber on the RS-2's? and a second thought - have you tried using Antron? if so, any success?

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Post by rivergeek » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:47 pm

I started out with a Rim Chung-like RS2
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http://home.att.net/~ferenc/Tie-rs22.htm

Recently I saw this one that's a little different and started wondering if that's why my luck with the Rim Chung RS2 was zero, nada, nuthin', goose egg, zilch... This one has a longer, coarser tail... moose hair.
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http://www.danica.com/flytier/hverhaar/rs2.htm

... and then the other day I spied what was billed as an RS2 at Bass Pro, not with TWO tail pieces, but with 6-10 very fine tail pieces and with brass ribbing.

I dunno. Maybe the fish would bite any of them if they're in the mood.

Comments?

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Post by bubba smith » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:51 pm

On the floro-fiber, white and dun seem to be the best.
Also try uv-midge flash as a wing on midges, it can really save the day sometimes.
Holo-tinsel in red and black can make killer midges!
On the Juan the key to all midges is try to keep the profile as thin as possiable! use just enough thread to do the job.
Also check out the ju-ju be midge that Charlie Craven has created(Charlie's fly box.com) it is deadly.
Try this midge out.
Tiemco 2488 hook
crystal bead
muskrat dubbing
floro-fibre wing (white)
hot yellow wire rib
olive thread

Fished this now for two years, works pretty good. And not just on the Juan.

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Post by bubba smith » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:11 pm

sorry forgot....I use alot of antron and CDC for wings. Colors-white, dun,ginger just about any color.
As a side note many years ago Gary LaFontaine gave me a large bag of antron... its white, but in the water it looks alot like floro-fiber. Don't know where it came from, be he swore it worked well. I sure would like to find some more of this stuff....I'm running low! Has anybody heard of floro-antron? my sources (Wapsi, etc.) cann't seem to find anything like it.

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Post by mickmcco » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:41 am

Gary started a Book Mailer a few years before his untimely death, which included tying materials along with the books. They continue to send that mailer and sell many of his innovative materials. I'd try their website at http://www.thebookmailer.com/.

I have the Metz flourofiber in white, gray, and chartreuse, but can't remember where I bought it. :?:

The only place I've been able to find it online is Stone River Outfitters.
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Post by bubba smith » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:29 am

Totally spaced off the book mailer, will give it a try thanks!

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Post by Danny S » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:35 pm

I have never seen fluoro fiber in a shop, but I have seen some patterns on-line that call for the material. In photos, it seems to closely resemble super hair. Is it very similar?

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Post by mickmcco » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:31 pm

Much thinner! As much thinner than midge flash as midge flash is thinner than Krystal Flash.

It'll work just fine for some of your size 32s, Danny!
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