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dalerio 06-27-2014 01:14 AM

my go to fly
 
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63...201_4336_n.jpg

my poor attempt at one but they work, smoky mountain blackbird, i dont know what it looks like to the fish but they eat it. need to tie many more

volfisher 06-27-2014 07:46 AM

Great looking fly there! Is it just a yellow hammer w/ black dubbing? If so I'll have to tie some up!

duckypaddler 06-27-2014 07:49 AM

Hugh Hartsell has been saying the same things for years, I guess I need to tie up or buy some:smile:

Kris 06-27-2014 03:31 PM

Is that guinea hen for the hackle?

silvercreek 06-27-2014 04:31 PM

Starling for hackle.

dalerio 06-27-2014 05:10 PM

starling hackle. wrap almost the whole shank in lead wire, i have tried black possum and squirrel and hairs ear. it doesn't look special but it works. i tie them as small as i can. then again it could be i have more confidence in them but like i said i fished 2 nymphs tandem and that was the one they took

flyman 06-28-2014 05:42 PM

Nice tie dalerio. It's a good one for sure :smile: If you ever get a chance to watch Hugh tie some up it can be informative. I think he still comes over to tie a LRO a couple times a year. He does a couple small things that change the way the fly looks and fishes. The way he weights the fly, and the way he wraps the hackle are a little different than a standard wet fly pattern. Adding some ribbing to your fly would make it a little more durable, but it looks fine like it is. Wet flies and how to fish them are becoming a lost art.

softhackle 07-03-2014 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dalerio (Post 111549)
starling hackle. wrap almost the whole shank in lead wire, i have tried black possum and squirrel and hairs ear. it doesn't look special but it works. i tie them as small as i can. then again it could be i have more confidence in them but like i said i fished 2 nymphs tandem and that was the one they took

I'm going to tie it with a red wire rib. I've noticed that my black midges seem to work with a red wire rib. What size hook do you tie them on?

dalerio 07-03-2014 10:26 PM

14,16 even smaller, i have some with red wire too, the hackle does something that makes it so good i think, go as small as you can go. i take a toothbrush to some also. a sz 12 or 14 beadhead prince or rubberlegged copperjohn and blackbird off the back are deadly. its like they see the big fly and take the small one


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