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Old 01-25-2012, 09:45 AM
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Here are some recent ties of mine. Been experimenting with wapsi thin skin lately.





Darker colored nymphs




I almost always end up tying a Tellico nymph nearly every time I sit down to tie.


Random foam fly I use in the summer for brook trout.


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Old 01-25-2012, 10:38 AM
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Thumbs up Nice Flies

I really like the first two! I have two-questions if you do not mind sharing the information(?)
  1. How are you creating the abdomen gills?
  2. Also; are you trying to differentiate the fly from a burrowing or a swimmer?
I am very interested in trying some of the abdomen gills for burrowing flies at certain times of the year. Great looking flies!
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:04 AM
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You are an artist!
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:04 AM
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How are you creating the abdomen gills?
Tying in 5-6 strands of floss up near the thorax, then pulling a strand back as I wrap the abdomen. Trim the excess off. Helps to build a wide/flat tapered body also.


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Also; are you trying to differentiate the fly from a burrowing or a swimmer?
I'm lucky just to be able to simulate gills at all, distinguishing between burrowers and swimmers isn't really in my skillset. Also, most of these were done in stonefly colors....so they actually represent nothing more than experimentation with new materials.

If one of these nymphs came to rest next to a live nymph, a fish would laugh and probably poop on mine.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:08 AM
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Well thank you, but you should come to troutfest this year and see the real artists.
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Good lookin flies Cody!
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:48 AM
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Looking good Granny, I like the gills on the nymphs. You are progressing nicely. My only advice at this point would be for you to try and reduce the size of the heads a little. You may be able to do that by switching to smaller thread to finish the head.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:21 PM
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What kind of foam is that?
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:30 PM
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What kind of foam is that?
Orange is Wapsi 2mm, Yellow is Wapsi 1.5mm....I think its wapsi. whatever they stock at lro.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:25 PM
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Nice looking flies Cody - Youre getting quite good!
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