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Kris 04-09-2014 04:10 PM

What is our personal favorite pattern to tie?
 
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

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Originally Posted by Kris (Post 110242)
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

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Originally Posted by Kris (Post 110242)
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.


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