kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By FloobieMcDoobie
#220481
Tom, what's the tail on that CDC Caddis emerger?
By NEKvt
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First day of spring in VT, still at least 10" of ice on the local ponds.
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By Speyducer
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Some sweet ties there, NEKvt... :cool

What's the hook used for the lower set???

SD
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By n8
#220717
Speyducer wrote:Some sweet ties there, NEKvt... :cool

What's the hook used for the lower set???

SD
ive been tying a lot of those lately. ive tied mine on gama worm hooks and have been pretty successful with them.
By NEKvt
#220746
That frog on the left is on a worm hook, with some dumbells underneath so it will ride hook up out of the weeds. I had tied some of these previously on that hook as well. These ones are on the gama skip hook. Has a perfect little bend for dropping they eyes in, and a bit more room for tying the front of the fly. I had never seen them before, but they were on sale for $2 a 6pack last weekend and I thought they would be interesting to tie on. Basically just a pseudo-clouser after that, nothing real original. Always good to peruse the gear isle.
Hopefully this shot gives a better idea of the hook.
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By Speyducer
#220798
Greyback

Some further experiments with natural undyed guinea fowl…

Hook: #4 salmon single
Thread: 8/0 black UTC
Tag: medium French oval silver tinsel twist
Tail: yellow bucktail, crystal flash, orange dyed GP rump feather
Body: rear ½ red floss, front ½ black dyed natural dubbing
Rib: medium French oval silver tinsel twist
Centre hackle: orange dyed natural black soft saddle hackle
Front hackle: white soft webby saddle hackle
Collar: natural guinea fowl flank feather
Cheeks: size matched pair of JC eye feathers
Head: fluorescent red thread
Varnish: clear


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SD
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By Spudnik
#220826
NEKvt,

Have you fished that psuedo clouser in Saltwater? Looks a lot like some of the bendbacks i have been fishing and I like the concept. I'm really curious about the hook-up and landed fish ratio, if you've field-tested it. In traditional bendbacks, you lose a lot of hooking and holding power. Do those hooks open up or whaaa? What percentage of strikes do you hook?

Good looking flies! :cool
By NEKvt
#220881
This is one I just started putting together in the last week, have not gotten a chance to fish it. March in Vermont offers up minimal fly tossing possibilities. That said, I have fished similar flies tied on the offset worm hooks. I didn't notice a change in the hookup ratio but I guess that is possible. I was going for the weedless nature of the bendback without having to bend the hook (lazy). The skips have more room to tie than the offset worms so I am hoping I don't notice anything that makes me turn my back on them once the ice gets off the lake.

I don't think this hook would hold up well in the salt. It has a pretty light wire, and it definitely is not stainless. The hooking myself ratio with these in the vice is near 100%, with 88% of those resulting in some bloodletting. Damn gammys are sharp
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By West Chester
#220882
Spudnik wrote:NEKvt,

Have you fished that psuedo clouser in Saltwater? Looks a lot like some of the bendbacks i have been fishing and I like the concept. I'm really curious about the hook-up and landed fish ratio, if you've field-tested it. In traditional bendbacks, you lose a lot of hooking and holding power. Do those hooks open up or whaaa? What percentage of strikes do you hook?

Good looking flies! :cool
What are you so worried about ... its not like you find fish anyways
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By BigCliff
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Finally figured out the upload function. Got my first package of Palmer Chenille this week and that's some mighty cool stuff.
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Trophy Wife- Alluring and Slinky, but god made none of the parts
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Blue enough?
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Top-producing standby
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By befuddled
#229092
badcop wrote:Something for the whitebait feeders to think about.
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i need some of theses
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By P-A
#229605
I have been tying some of these for a friend in Utah.
They will slay those trouts your way.
:smile :cool
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