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Kris
04-09-2014, 04:10 PM
For me it would have to be the Copper John. size 14 or 16.

narcodog
04-09-2014, 06:44 PM
First would be a Flick, Catskill red quill. Next would be a CDC and deer. My most effective fly.

volfisher
04-09-2014, 07:17 PM
1. Pink weenie
2. Pat's nymph
3. Hare's ear

Kris
04-09-2014, 10:39 PM
Do you put any lead wraps on your pink weenies?

volfisher
04-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Do you put any lead wraps on your pink weenies?

Kris,

No. I tie mine on a #12 3x long 2x heavy. I sometimes use a gold bead, but more for flash than weight. I don't think weight is neccisary because the stream I use them on are typically very small and quite shallow (Cosby creek is my go to brookie stream:eek:).

duckypaddler
04-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Do you put any lead wraps on your pink weenies?

I have some for really early in the season that I wrap lead and use big cone heads on, but typically tie them unweighted. That way you can still have a decent sized dropper that still gives your dry fly good drift:biggrin:

Grannyknot
04-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Big stonefly nymphs.

77punk
04-10-2014, 10:35 AM
I tried the lead wrap weenie, .01 wire, and I thought the body was out of proportion fat. I like a gold bead weenie personally. My favorite tie is probably rubber legged dragon, for now. That is one of the most versatile flies I've found so far

Kris
04-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the feed back. I had been debating on weighting them down.

softhackle
04-22-2014, 09:06 PM
A local Wisconsin pattern called a pink squirrel tied on a size 12 hook. Haven't had a chance to try it in the Smokies. Very simple pattern to tie. simply use a size 12 scud hook an appropriate size gold bead, abdomen; fur from the back of a fox squirrel and for the thorax you can use either pink chenille or dubbing. It's an easy pattern to tie and it's my go to fly for fishing upper midwest trout streams.

Thunderhead8
05-04-2014, 10:17 PM
I love the Thunderhead in sizes 10-16.

bmadd
05-05-2014, 10:13 AM
I love the Thunderhead in sizes 10-16.

Well....I would have guess your favorite size was an 8. Guess that's what happens when I assume

Thunderhead8
05-05-2014, 12:11 PM
Well....I would have guess your favorite size was an 8. Guess that's what happens when I assume

Actually I prefer to get an old boat hook and file it to a good point and tie on that, then use parachute cord for the leader. I was trying to be "politically corect" with this group.

A note of caution: Do not try this at home. If you don't know what you are doing, you can ruin a perfectly good fly rod with this setup.

Stonefly
05-07-2014, 02:53 PM
Because the Caney is my home water, zebras and scuds are my usual - Zebras in various color combos especially. Given the rate they can be cranked out, I'd say they're my favorite.

steve

Mundele
05-07-2014, 04:13 PM
BHPTs are my favorite to tie. I tie and fish a lot of simiseal leeches, zebra midges, neversink caddis, pink weenies, etc.

David Knapp
05-07-2014, 08:11 PM
There are so many patterns I enjoy tying. Not sure which one to pick but I guess I'm partial to parachute style dry flies so I guess I'll go with a Parachute Adams in any size from #12-#20. Smaller than #20 isn't as enjoyable anymore as I spend more time fighting the hook and the materials and my proportions...

MadisonBoats
05-08-2014, 07:20 AM
.... I'll go with a Parachute Adams in any size from #12-.....

David,
The size #12-14 are my favorite sizes for dry flies.:smile: Glad to see you go to #12 as well.

David Knapp
05-08-2014, 10:16 PM
David,
The size #12-14 are my favorite sizes for dry flies.:smile: Glad to see you go to #12 as well.

I fish those a lot on tailwaters as well as the Park. Great for dry/droppers...

flyman
05-09-2014, 09:37 PM
Size 32 Royal Wullfs and pink San Juan worms. :biggrin:

Stonefly
05-10-2014, 09:51 AM
Size 32 Royal Wullfs and pink San Juan worms. :biggrin:

Yo Flyman, send me some of those Wulffs. :p

steve

duckypaddler
05-10-2014, 03:40 PM
Yo Flyman, send me some of those Wulffs. :p

steve

He already did, you just can't see them:frown:

And I thought Hugh Hartsell was crazy telling me to tie size 26 midges, least you don't have to see them

flyman
05-10-2014, 07:04 PM
He already did, you just can't see them:frown:

And I thought Hugh Hartsell was crazy telling me to tie size 26 midges, least you don't have to see them

Steve I'll be glad to. I have to warn you though, tying them on can be difficult. The hooks don't have eyes, you will need to snell the tippet the hook:biggrin:

Thunderhead8
05-10-2014, 10:55 PM
Tied a batch of yellow stimulators tonight. Almost forgot how fun those are to tie (and fish)!

Thunderhead8
05-10-2014, 11:00 PM
How would you like to be in charge of quality control for the #32 hooks at the factory?

"Hey Smithers! The barbs on those 32's are supposed to be set at 15 degrees. You let some get by at 16 degrees! Shape up!"