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    Default Blue bugs

    Seems the last couple years I've noticed more fly patterns, usually nymphs, with blue components. Blue dyed feathers like mallard flank, blue body materials in vinyl d-rib, blue dubbing, blue wire, wingcases etc.

    Well I've never seen any BLUE BUGS but the tyers promoting them claim they are wicked awesome trout catchers.

    I may need to visit LRO for materials as I want to try out some of these patterns,,, hopefully they have blue components


    Also wanting to try GLASS BEADS; particularly on midges and perhaps sulphurs... never used them and wonder if they work better... some folks claim they sparkle better than tung, silver, copper etc.

    Anyone here tried blue on their bugs?

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    Corbo-

    Haven't tried blue feathers, etc. etc. But I have tried glass beads in various colors for nymphs such as PTs, Copper Johns, midges, caddis, and stones, and it does seem to have a positive effect with trout & SMB. Hobby Lobby has many colors of beads in different sizes for a cheap price. Might want to give it a try.

    Bill

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    Remember fish don't see colors the way we humans do. They see UV and RUV in a spectrum we don't see.

    There is a very good book written by Reed Curry that explains this very well.

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    KY TB

    Thanks for Hobby Lobby tip; I have never been inside that store.... could be I find a few other items to fool around with.... could et out of hand.

    Narco; I will need to google "RUV"

    Most nymphs catch fish even when poorly tied or chewed up... Last season I pretty well "perfected" a "streamer" after years of foolisng around... almost a magic bullet. Now I seek to find a couple bead heads that result "induce" strikes even when the fish are off feed.

    Same with micro BH midges... back & red seem to be the two most reliable colors but I've seen them shunned and only take tan or olive wondering if the addition of a white "tuft' projecting off the bead above the bead might result in more "takes".

    Then there are those pesky SOHO black flies in the film; might take me forever to discover a recipe they cannot refuse.

    Tailwater Dixie Trout are awesome! Nothin like wading in 55 degree water when it 80 degrees outdoors!

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    RUV reflective uv

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    Need to find local source for "OPAL TINSEL"; Dennis Potter uses it for dry fly bodies in lieu of dubbing and I want some.

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