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Grannyknot
09-13-2011, 11:29 AM
I've been tying a lot on the week nights.....mostly because tv is total garbage these days. Here are a few different things that I've thrown together. All of them could use some help in one way or another, but I think they might grab a mountain trouts attention.

Random orange dry I threw together.....
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/Fallties2011007.jpg

October Caddis Dry
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/Fallties2011004.jpg

This is an october caddis wet fly that I came up with. I was told I should do away with any sort of tail.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/Fallties2011001.jpg

Orange / Red Stimulator
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/Fallties2011005.jpg

Blackburn Tellico on a monster hook (a la Walter)
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/Fallties2011006.jpg

I don't care if your creations are as crappy or crappier than mine, let's see this tying forum get some action.....

Cody

MadisonBoats
09-13-2011, 03:15 PM
I think they are all great looking flies. I have been wearing them out in the past week with October Caddis Pattern. I am throwing a small one around size 20 to mimic a similar midge.

kentuckytroutbum
09-13-2011, 04:35 PM
Cody-

Glad that someone else feels that the tying forum has been dead lately, like being in a drought. Thanks for sharing your flies.

When its a 100 deg. F, its not fun to be out in the afternoon. And the fish don't like the warm water either during the day, they're sitting in the bottom of holes waiting it out.

When its this hot, rather be inside in the AC and doing something productive like tying flies.

Bill

flyman
09-15-2011, 03:19 PM
Your flies are looking better and better. Pay attention to the number of hackle turns and the amount of hair you apply. Sometimes less is more:smile: That's really a nice looking BBT.

bhrt
09-15-2011, 03:37 PM
Cody - Is that red foam on the orange / red stimulator? If so, make me about 20 of those bad boys!

Ryan

David Knapp
09-15-2011, 05:53 PM
Great patterns...that October Caddis dry is one that always brings me a lot of success...all those patterns should catch plenty of fish though! :cool:

David Knapp
09-15-2011, 06:04 PM
Here is my first attempt at an articulated streamer. Its a variation on Kelly Galloup's SD... All constructive criticism would be appreciated so I can improve... :smile:

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMG_2314.jpg

olesmoke
09-15-2011, 07:35 PM
Those articulated long bugs will twist your leader and make your fly line nervous. Send me all those you have tyed so It wont be hard on the line in the future. Brown trout know they are bad so they try to knock them out of the river.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT0843.jpg

flyman
09-15-2011, 09:46 PM
Those articulated long bugs will twist your leader and make your fly line nervous. Send me all those you have tyed so It wont be hard on the line in the future. Brown trout know they are bad so they try to knock them out of the river.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT0843.jpg

Been trespassing down at the water treatment plant again I see:biggrin:

David that's a good looking fly. How did you connect the two hooks?

MadisonBoats
09-16-2011, 09:21 AM
Here is my first attempt at an articulated streamer. Its a variation on Kelly Galloup's SD... All constructive criticism would be appreciated so I can improve... :smile:

Good Job on this Fly! I have been experimenting with articulated streamers for the past year with varying results. My main problem is the trailing body ends up fouling my set up after a few casts. If you do not mind explaining; how are you connecting the two-bodies? -mono? -wire?

Also; do you have trouble getting that fly to sink or is it weighted? Good job and thanks for sharing your picture.

David Knapp
09-16-2011, 09:57 AM
I am connecting the two hooks using beading wire from a craft store. Be careful about what kind of wire you get because the copper wire is a lot like the stuff you get that is sold as "lead free wire" for weighting flies. It breaks easily. Get tough stuff that won't break... David Perry of Southeastern Fly showed me how to tie it in. Here is a good link (http://southeasternfly.blogspot.com/2009/12/tying-articulated-streamers-just-some.html) on how he connects the hooks... I'm experimenting on how to prevent the trailing end from fouling. One thing I am doing is gluing the rabbit strip on the first larger hook to the head of the trailing fly... Haven't had the opportunity yet to really test them out so will report back on how well it works. I generally do NOT weight my patterns, preferring to fish them on fast sinking lines. However this pattern contains lead eyes, around which you spin the deer hair. I'm not very good at working with deer hair and for me that was the tough part of this pattern. I can tie the trailing fly in a couple of minutes and most of the main fly in 3-4 minutes...its just that deer hair head that takes time...

Heavynets
09-16-2011, 11:46 AM
To keep the back portion from fouling you can either remove some of the front hook (just past the bend) or tie a separate larger loop UNDER the one that attaches (hinges) the rear hook. This larger loop should be of just sufficient size to hold the rear hook up in a near horizontal position.

GrouseMan77
09-16-2011, 05:25 PM
Very nice Cody. You need to come over and see if there are any pheasant feathers that I have that you'd like to experiment with. I have tons of assorted feathers in the freezer.

I have taken a small break from the tying for a while. Soon...

Grannyknot
09-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Cody - Is that red foam on the orange / red stimulator? If so, make me about 20 of those bad boys!

Ryan

yep, red foam....i think the foam i used was a little thick (2mm), but that was all I had. I'll tie you a few. 20 would run me awful low on hooks & precious hackle. :biggrin:

I'll try to get some 1.5mm foam next time I'm in Townsend.

Grannyknot
09-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Very nice Cody. You need to come over and see if there are any pheasant feathers that I have that you'd like to experiment with. I have tons of assorted feathers in the freezer.

I have taken a small break from the tying for a while. Soon...

Let me know when you get a break from the birds.
I bought a box of dai-riki nymph hooks....I'll bring the beer if you've got feathers.