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Old 07-23-2012, 01:17 PM
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Default Tying Challenge: Week 6

Ok, for this week's challenge, let's leave it as wide open as possible and tie our favorite terrestrial pattern(s). We did ants a few weeks ago so I would suggest generally doing something other than ants although if you have a killer pattern you did not share then let's see it!!!
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:28 PM
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OK here is a few that will catch the smallies..... bream and the painted fish...especially the butter -belly brownies. Be safe

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:51 AM
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Was hoping to do some tying yesterday, but things got crazy. I'll recycle this one which I have posted before in case this week continues to be too hectic and I don't get to it.

My Parachute Yellow Jacket: Trout love it, esp when the water is high and off color a little bit or it is raining...

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:39 AM
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Ok, I finally got some time at the tying desk last night, and man am I rusty. Didn't pay near enough attention to detail, like I normally do.

Here are a few hoppers I threw together....

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:09 PM
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I haven't fished the caterpillar, but the beetle works.


The last two work, trust me.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:21 PM
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I like to fish grasshoppers. This is the best hopper I know of (if I say so myself )

Hook: Tiemco 200R 14 & up
Thread: 6/0 color to match body
Post: white poly yarn
Hackle: usually grizzley or brown (or both)
Rib: copper wire
Tail: that's right a very short tail - deerhair
Body: tan super-fine dubbing (or lime green)
Under-Wing: deerhair
Over-Wing: turkey tail (x2 on larger flies)
Legs: Pheasant Tail tied in knot (intentionally tied bow-legged)

I grew up drowning grasshoppers and also tie this pattern in lime green and green deerhair. It floats like a cork with the deerhair under-wing and I think it gives it a distressed look - but that may just be me. Anyway, the Speckled Trout will jump out of the water to hit it!

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