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Old 01-10-2011, 10:56 AM
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This week-end I attended a FF show, and a guy was selling hooks at a booth from sizes 22-30! What small hooks, there is NO way that I could ever tye a fly that small. Any one out there tye flies that small?
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:34 AM
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:56 PM
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Yep. down to 32's. I tie them mostly for the Davidson and usually in red.

I also have some Mustad 277's 32's that are actually smaller than Tiemco's 32. I have not tied on those and most likely will not. At about a value of $10.00 per hook that could get expensive quickly.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:58 PM
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I tie down to #28...but thats just because I haven't bought any smaller... Gotta love small flies!!!
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I believe the smallest I have tied is a #26, and routinely use 22 - 24's on the Clinch and SoHo in the winter and early spring.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:53 PM
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How many of you guys use tiny flies with success on the freestone streams up there (like in the park)? We have good success here in North GA with 20's-24's, especially on highly pressured, catch and release waters. Don't see a lot of midges mentioned in reports unless it's a tailwater. Have always wandered if anyone fishes them in the park.
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