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  1. #1
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    Default October patterns

    I will be back in Townsend 3rd week of October....can anyone tell me some good patterns for that time and maybe a site I can get thier recipe for tying......

    Good fishing &
    God Bless

    Buckeyetrouter
    Heaven seems a little closer .........on a Smoky Mountain stream.......
    Jeremiah 29:13

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    Default Re: October patterns

    October is probably my favorite time of year in the Smokies! The flies that have usually been kind to me are mostly smaller stuff. GRHE's and PT's for nymphs (#16-#20) and small para adams and BWO's (#16-#22) for dries. Also, be absolutely sure to have some October Caddis patterns with you. The one I use is basically an orange EHC in a #12. The fish will hit these hard all day!

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    Default Re: October patterns

    thanks, that will give me something to start working on......any other suggestions would be great also......


    Good Fishing &
    God Bless

    Buckeyetrouter
    Heaven seems a little closer .........on a Smoky Mountain stream.......
    Jeremiah 29:13

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    Default Re: October patterns

    I agree with David K. I have personally had great luck with a yellow and an orange elk hair caddis.

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    Default Re: October patterns

    Thanks for the clarification! Hugh had recommended that my son and I have October Caddis in our arsenal the last weekend in Sepetember. When I googled October Caddis, I got several different patterns - none alike. We will be sure to tie some yellow and orange EHC. Thanks!

    Jim

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    Default Re: October patterns

    Get an orange palmer. *It's basically an ehc without the elk hair. *Its nearly unsinkable



    Orange Body
    Grizzley & orange hackle, palmered
    Golden Pheasant for the tail.

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    Default Re: October patterns

    Yellow and orange stimmies in 12, 14, 16 are all the dries I take in the fall. Look like just about everything they have seen all summer, and are trying to eat as much as possible before winter.
    Do not scrimp on flies, the bushes eat them a lot. Watson

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    Default Re: October patterns

    russ i saw the pic and was just wondering were you can get orange palmers. none of the internet sites have them in there catalog. thanks

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    Default Re: October patterns

    I've never had a problem getting them. LRO sells them as well as The Creel in Knoxville.

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    Default Re: October patterns

    Hello fellow flypeople,

    I have been following the conversations on October patterns and have tied several for the first weekend in Oct. Can anyone tell me if the "green weenies will still be effective"?

    Thanks, geerona

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