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04-23-2008, 10:07 AM
I'm pretty new at all this. I'm having trouble deciphering some of the abbreviations that are used when identifying flys. I figured out some by matching them on LRO on-line store and my Orvis fly catalog, but some I can't find. I'm sure with time I'll pick it up, but for now I'm in need of some type of cheat sheet. I'd greatly appreciate any and all help.
04-23-2008, 11:52 AM
There's a few that come to mind quickly:
EHC - elk hair caddis
BWO - blue wing olive
PT - pheasant tail
BH - bead head...added before several different types of flies...as in BHPT = bead head pheasant tail
Hope this helps! Welcome to the board!
04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
That will absolutely help me put a lot of things together.
04-23-2008, 12:23 PM
HE - Hare's Ear (GRHE - Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear; BHHE - Bead Head Hare's Ear)
SH - Soft Hackle (as in SMBBSH - Smoky Mtn Black Bird Soft Hackle)
PA - Parachute Adams
04-23-2008, 01:33 PM
bhptfb-bead head pheasant tail flash back
04-23-2008, 01:37 PM
Thanks for the info. All is appreciated. I'll be ready for a pop-quiz soon.
04-23-2008, 01:42 PM
FB, Flash Back, Got it. Thanks
04-23-2008, 06:23 PM
Not sure what it was but it was floating in my soup at lunch today....
04-23-2008, 09:49 PM
Thanks for the heads up, I'll make sure not to order the alphabet soup tomorrow.:eek:
04-23-2008, 10:22 PM
CDC= cul de canard, which is common for wings on sulphur patterns
04-24-2008, 12:49 PM
I appreciate info.
04-24-2008, 08:32 PM
It's not a fly...but there went my fly...LDR: Long Distance Release :biggrin:
As in I brought several fish to hand and LDR'd some nice ones that spooled me...
04-25-2008, 08:07 AM
I've done this a lot, but never had a good way to explain it.
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