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    Default Tying Challenge: Week 2

    Hopefully this week we can get more people involved and perhaps some beginning fly tiers. The fly for this week is an old standby that everyone should have in their box and be fishing if they are in the Smokies, the Gold-ribbed Hares Ear nymph and variations of that pattern. Be creative, try something new with this pattern, or if you are a beginner tier, focus on proportion and show us what you've got. Lots of room for creativity here so have fun!
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    somebody pick a number between 20 and 50.............thank you
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    How about all of them? Looking forward to seeing lots of interesting flies! Oh, and I'll say 32...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    Ok lets get this thing going ..........here goes the rabbit bug size 16

    hook: 16
    thread: 8/0 rust
    tail: hare guard hairs
    rib: gold wire
    body: bull frawg dubbing
    shell back: turkey tail fibers
    thorax: underfur hares foot in dubbing loop
    legs: centipede legs


    Last edited by olesmoke; 06-26-2012 at 06:51 PM. Reason: might be out of line.

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    I like the rubber legs. I have never tied them that way but was wondering if anyone would try that...very nice!
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    Take a look at this pattern. Have caught lots of fish with it.

    http://www.completefisher.com/forum/...pic.php?t=7714
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    Hook: Dai Riki 730 #12
    Weight: .025 wire
    Thread: Orvis 8/0 dun
    Tail: Deer Body
    Rib: 22ga gold wire
    Body/Thorax: Custom Dubbing Blends
    Shellback: Turkey Tail
    Legs: Partridge

    Last edited by Grannyknot; 06-26-2012 at 02:37 PM.

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    These are all really cool. It would be nice if each fly pic also included a list of the materials used...

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    come on people ....David has a good idea here to share some ideas and help the new thread spinners to learn a trick or two.Lets show a little support for a good idea . Be safe
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    Here are a couple of flies I tied up for this weeks theme. The first I will call the Lynn Camp Hare's Ear. Before that stream was closed, this variant of the GRHE was my go to nymph. It has given me some great days on upper LR as well. Only real difference from a standard GRHE is the light colored mallard back...

    Hook: #16 TMC 3761
    Thread: Tan 8/0
    Tail: Hare guard hairs
    Rib: Medium gold oval tinsel
    Body: Hare's mask dubbing
    Wing case: Mallard flank feather, natural white
    Thorax: Hare's mask dubbing




    Here's an experiment I just tied up. I love soft hackles and was thinking about different ways to do one with a bead head. Here's what happened...

    Hook: #14 TMC 2487
    Bead: 7/64 Bronze
    Thread: Tan 8/0
    Tail: Hare guard hairs
    Rib: Krystal flash, color to suit
    Body: Hare's mask dubbing (include a little in front of the bead
    Hackle: Partridge

    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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