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Old 01-12-2011, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
I tied down to #24 for midges. I do some gnats at #22. Anything above #24 is not something I want to fish with or that I care to fish. I have fumbling fingers and I do not enjoy trying to tie the small ones.

Amen! Brother.
Size #24 is just about my limit on being able to tie a decent fly, after that it goes downhill fast.

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:17 PM
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Default Microscopic fly tying

To those who can ty down to #32 you just confirm a theory I have had for some time. That is that your day job must be as a retina surgeon! I wish I could see as well! I mean, when your fly is on the water, do you really know where it is........? Just kidding, my hat is off to you guys.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:47 AM
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I tie pupa patterns down to a 26. I don't tie dries but the smallest midge adult patterns I have are #22's. I don't think I could see anything smaller than a #26 on anything but slack water.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ahighlan View Post
I've tied some midges down to 28 or maybe 30, but haven't had a chance to fish them yet. You have to make every wrap of thread count, too many wraps builds up quick on those small hooks.

I assume you went to the Indy FF show? How was it?
It was in Inday and it was pretty fun. There were a lot of guy hawking steelhead fishing though. Great tying session.
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