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MadisonBoats
06-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Fished the Clinch late yesterday and the sulphurs are coming off steadily. Seems that they are a little late this year. I think the water may have been colder this Spring and delayed the hatch(?)

I had great results with a Mayfly Spent Spinner. However; they were hitting just about any type of dry. One thing I noted going forward is to add some half-hitches in my flies during the build to make them more robust.:eek:

This is a pattern that is similar to one I tie. Some like the pine-needle patterns too...
http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/flat229.jpg

Recipe:
http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/013105fotw.php

kentuckytroutbum
06-03-2010, 11:30 AM
Shawn-

That's a great looking fly. Thanks for the info, I'll have to try it! ;)

No Hackle
06-03-2010, 03:46 PM
Is that a fly by Kelly Gallop's book cripples and spinners,with the bent hook it looks like one.I dont remember him tying parachute patterns. The fly looks killer. I love fishing spinner patterns out west,but found them limited here.
Lynn

MadisonBoats
06-03-2010, 08:33 PM
Is that a fly by Kelly Gallop's book cripples and spinners,with the bent hook it looks like one.I dont remember him tying parachute patterns. The fly looks killer. I love fishing spinner patterns out west,but found them limited here.
Lynn

Interesting you mentioned KG. I just watched his dvd (Kelly Galloup - Tying Spinners and Cripples) this past weekend. He does some things that are a little different for the Eastern Streams/Rivers. I give him credit for a great technique and I like the lop-sided patterns he ties. I just created my own variation with his basic principles.

No Hackle
06-04-2010, 03:29 PM
Could I see the top of the fly, I'm interested how you got the hackle on the fly and still got the wings spent.
Lynn

MadisonBoats
06-05-2010, 11:30 AM
Could I see the top of the fly, I'm interested how you got the hackle on the fly and still got the wings spent.
Lynn

Lynn, click on the link under the picture and you can view better details and tying instructions. That part tricked me the first time. You use the nylon tag (I used 4lb fishing line) to wrap the hackle.

My observations: keep the wing length less than the shank length or it will tend to wrap on you. Also, use less for wing material. I did not have K.G's exact hook and used a few different types. I floated each one close to me and gave them each a try before tying many of these up.:smile: I really like his design principle behind this fly.

Here is another style that is easier to tie and cast.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dEjgrl-vu5s/SaqE0Hpr9vI/AAAAAAAABCA/q3MJcSF5TsQ/s400/004a.jpg