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Old 11-16-2009, 07:28 AM
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Tellico and Pat's nymph
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:27 AM
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Wow,I thought a Parachute Adams was my favorite because I have caught more on it than anything else....seems like most others feel the same way.
Tellico nymph is my second choice.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:26 PM
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PeteCZ, what is a husky hair x caddis. I don't know if I am familar with that. I would love to see a pic of one.
It really isn't an xCaddis, at all. Its more of a combination fly. Its a CHC Caddis tied with Bleached Deer Hair for a wing (instead of Caribou) and Husky underfur for the body, tied kinda scraggly (flies that are beat-up seem to catch more flies than perfectly tied ones). Here is a pic:


I had been trying to tie a fly that covered a lot of situations and tweaked Bruce Matthews flies. I really like the fly because it rides low in the water with the body actually in the film (and somewhat lower) so it can look like an emerger, cripple or an egg layer. The bleached deer hair makes it much more visible. I also added some Krystal Flash to make it more visible to the fish.

I had tied them in grey, yellow and olive (TroutDude blend - but thats another story...), and done pretty well with the pattern. But after brushing and vaccuuming up tons of shedding dog hair from my Husky each year, I decided to try and put it to good use. The hair that is shed is not too bad to dub with a little bit of dubbing wax. Its somewhat of a lt grey/lt cahill mix and when its wet has lots of depth of color. I managed to catch more browns this year with it than any other fly...

Here was the inspiration:
http://www.ohiogamefishing.com/commu...68&postcount=2

And here is the source (she's already working up some on her back leg...):


That was way more than you wanted to know......
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:52 PM
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Beautiful dog,since I'm just starting to try to tie flies,a friend asked me if anyone ever used dog or cat hair,I told her I had no idea...now I know.
She had said that she had plenty of different cat and dog hair (she's a pet lover) if I ever needed any...I don't own either.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:03 PM
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Since I try to only fish dries my two favorites would be a yellow EHC and a parachute Adams
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:48 PM
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PeteCz, if the Husky caddis is made from Husky hair I do not even want to know about Troutdude flies. Nice flies by the way. regards, Silvercreek
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:29 PM
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Believe me, guys, the Husky xCaddis works. Pete and I have gone fishing a couple of times where he caught twice as many trout as I did with these gems.

OK, he could have caught twice as many as me with Jeff's corn immitation, but they really do work. I've gotten a couple of these from Pete and they are killers.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:12 PM
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Thanks for sharing the pics of the husky x caddis. I see how they get their names now. Thats a great looking fly.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:15 PM
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Pete,

We vacuum up wads of hair every week from our yellow cat. Want some? I know you said your Husky had quit shedding for the winter.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:46 AM
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I like the yellow stimulator and a pheasant tail nymph.
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