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    Just now getting around to adding something to week 5.
    I usually fish something like Walter Babb's candy fly with a tellico nymph as a dropper.





    I also like to fish Thunderheads sometimes. This is one that Hugh Hartsell tied for me at one of the LRO saturday morning tying shows. I wanted to post it becuase its the best segmented body w/ dubbing that i've seen. I think the tail might have gotten crushed a little in the box I keep it in.


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    well worth the wait GK ......the kind of quality everyone needs to see.Be safe
    "never let a day go by without telling the CHILDREN how special they are"

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    I'll jump in. I don't usually fish dropper rigs in the Park -- I usually just go dry or fish a nymph. Never really saw the need to use both there.

    More often than not, it seems that I'm using a Stimulator in the mountains. Here's a few other dries I like to use:

    March Brown


    Yellow Sally



    For nymphs it's hard to go wrong with a Tellico if you wanted to use a dropper.

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    I fish the Upper Colorado River quite a bit and here's a few combos that are deadly out there.

    Royal Wulff and a Chama Chicken



    Another great set-up is this Adams hybrid that I tie with deerhair tail and peacock thorax with brown hackle in a size #12-14. Tip that with a #18 X-Caddis



    You can't ever go wrong with a hopper either. Tip that with a Adams Hybrid (above) in a #16 or a small Wulff.


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    Cane Pole, I really like that yellow sally.
    Last edited by Grannyknot; 07-27-2012 at 08:22 AM. Reason: 86b

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyknot View Post
    Cane Pole, I really like that yellow sally.
    Thanks - it's your basic pattern.

    In the Smokies I find myself using a stimulator more in lieu of the Yellow Sally. I don't know why, but I usually do better with it.

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