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Old 01-04-2012, 03:56 PM
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Post BWO-Black Fly Larva (Instructional)

This is one of my favorite early-year patterns and it works great when fishing is slow as well.

BWO - Black Fly Larva (Instructional Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZasEVSgDBsM

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Nice video,
All your work is great I have learned a couple of new things from you,
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Nice video; I will tie this fly... Thanks

BTW the music made me feel sad. Like from a movie where the dude loses the love of his life or something.
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Nice video,
All your work is great I have learned a couple of new things from you,
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Thanks bud! I have discovered so many things from the kind internet postings of others and from people kind enough to share things with me.

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Nice video; I will tie this fly... Thanks

BTW the music made me feel sad. Like from a movie where the dude loses the love of his life or something.
Sorry bud, YouTube will not let me put up any copyrighted material. So; I had to pick from their catalog and I tried to pick something relaxing.
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Shawn, as stated on you tube, new to the sport and your posts are an example of why newbees stay in the forum just long enough to get hooked. Eager to see and learn more from everyone so I one day have the opportunity to pay it forward.

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Shawn, as stated on you tube, new to the sport and your posts are an example of why newbees stay in the forum just long enough to get hooked. Eager to see and learn more from everyone so I one day have the opportunity to pay it forward.

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Breck,
I sent you a reply on YouTube of the BOM.
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Um Shawn....

Wish I had this fly last sunday on the SOHO as the fish were whacking wicked small emerging stuff just under the film.... and I couldn't seduce them.

Oddly it seemed that they wouldn't take any Zebra midges.... perhaps I suspended too low under the indicator?

I wonder about tying your pattern on a plastic or glass bead and fishing it really short behind a dry or indicator....

****ation these black flies are driving me bonkers.... they did not have a black fly larva hatch in Maine (Thank God) and I now find myself totally STYMIED when I have the misfortune to encounter fish stubbornly dedicated to gourging on them and nothing else that is drifting past unmolested! I hate it when fish ignore a steak over a piece of popcorn shimp; my guess is these black fly larva taste better!

Last Sunday I watched BWO's go past trout that were "reliably" "porposing" on larva just under the film and managed a few by dragging or tugging a CDC BWO w' SLF shuck just under the film as the fly entered the feeding slot.... YIKES
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Started running into these things on the Caney and have yet to be able to match the emerging fly. The ones I saw were shaped like minature house flies with two wings. As the fly line trailed in the water they would collect on it and leave small black spots which I assume were their eggs. Looking forward to this post to see if anyone has a pattern that floats in the film to match these bugs. Regards, Silvercreek.
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@Shawn - you do an excellent job on your instructional videos, and this pattern is right on!

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Um Shawn....

Wish I had this fly last sunday on the SOHO as the fish were whacking wicked small emerging stuff just under the film.... and I couldn't seduce them.


Oddly it seemed that they wouldn't take any Zebra midges.... perhaps I suspended too low under the indicator?


I wonder about tying your pattern on a plastic or glass bead and fishing it really short behind a dry or indicator....


****ation these black flies are driving me bonkers.... they did not have a black fly larva hatch in Maine (Thank God) and I now find myself totally STYMIED when I have the misfortune to encounter fish stubbornly dedicated to gourging on them and nothing else that is drifting past unmolested! I hate it when fish ignore a steak over a piece of popcorn shimp; my guess is these black fly larva taste better!


Last Sunday I watched BWO's go past trout that were "reliably" "porposing" on larva just under the film and managed a few by dragging or tugging a CDC BWO w' SLF shuck just under the film as the fly entered the feeding slot.... YIKES

Richard, this fly only works if you are true Southerner-Just kidding bud. Actually; I like to fish a darker-tungsten bead (smaller) for the S. Holston without any lead on the shank. I am not sure what your conditions were exactly; but, I find that a small caddis fly (imitates) just about everything and floats better than about anything + a dropper 'cleanly' tied [6-12"] will get you some action. When I throw the pattern in this video; I use a simple wool indicator (small) and repeatedly throw to a rise or a feeding lie. If you know fish are there; make them think your fly is hatching.


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Started running into these things on the Caney and have yet to be able to match the emerging fly. The ones I saw were shaped like minature house flies with two wings. As the fly line trailed in the water they would collect on it and leave small black spots which I assume were their eggs. Looking forward to this post to see if anyone has a pattern that floats in the film to match these bugs. Regards, Silvercreek.

Try a super small (18-22) caddis fly with black hackle. *Not that they trout think it is a caddis fly; just that it floats very well and mimics a midge perfectly. If they does not hit; add a dropper without much weight so it will stay close to the film.


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@Shawn - you do an excellent job on your instructional videos, and this pattern is right on!
Phil

Thanks Phil for your support! Your input has helped me immensely on the Clinch and I look forward to trying some of your patterns to catch some of the big boys in 2012.

*One note; I should have whip-finished this fly cleaner and the green line not showing. Also, I like using a dark tungsten bead about 1/3 size smaller than this one. I did not have any on hand to tie this fly.
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