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Sandan

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  1. All you folks do such excellent work. Truly you all are inspirations
  2. Salmonfly from the Colorado River by "Pumphouse" and two flies that imitate them. Both work great, yes even upside down
  3. A few more. Size 26 pseudocleon dry. a few stoneflys, 10,12and 14. and prince nymph variations.
  4. nymphs/emergers are 22s and 24s. Dries are 24s. The cripple is a 26.
  5. Very nice Lucian, thanks for sharing
  6. Evidently the flows were strong enough and the spill short enough to not really affect the river very badly Not that I'd eat much less keep anything from there. I fished it last August, wade and float, the fishing was quite good.
  7. Grizzly, brown, med. blue/gray dun, cream, white. White can be dyed to other colors
  8. I have 1/2 silver brown whiting midge saddle and a 1/4 silver Whiting midge saddle. Sizes to 24 no problem. You can tie a LOT of flies/feather too
  9. You must have missed when I posted that, "The rod is still a fast action rod with a fast action design that is less able to protect the tippet." See the next to last post on previous page. Guess I did miss it. Thanks
  10. I'm kind of surprised that no one has mentioned how a slower medium action rod can "protect" your tippet. Fast action rods, all the rage it seems are rough on the tippet when you get a big fish on a light tippet. The tip just doesn't "give" enough. IMHO of course
  11. To Vicrider, Ever use a turkey flat fora post on those itty-bittys. I've been trying but the flat fibers slip out of my fingers. I don't want to get/make a gallows tools so I was wondering as you seem to have experience. Usually I'll use McFlylon or poly for a post or split wing and then cut 'em down to size when I'm done.
  12. Looks great. Might I mention that when you push the elk hair at the head back if you have a cylinder of a correct size (bic pen case maybe) you can slide that over the hair and then tie it off rather than holding the hair in your fingers. (step 22s and 23)
  13. Small flies, San Juan river, South Platte River too. We commonly fish 22,24 and 26's. If I could find smaller hooks I'd tie on them also. For dries I use TMC 100's. I think even though they're small they are better proportioned for dires than the 2487/88 which I use for nymphs and emergers. 7x is usually plenty small enough for tippet, but 6x will usually work. 7 when the water is really flat/low/slow. A hi-viz parachute in those sizes can be seen sort of easily. Sometimes we'll tie a 20 in front as an indicator. Like a 20 PMD on 6x down to a 24/26 trico spinner on 7. About 12-18" between them.
  14. I'm a perfectionist...... This dubbing has be a but crabby, still learning to mold it properly onto the thread correctly. Less is more. I find it easier to spina small amount of dubbing onto the thread and add more if I need it. The opposite is real PITA to me.
  15. I have one of those plastic carpet protectors under my chair. That way I can see the hooks I step on instead of not seeing them in the carpet. Nice vise too
  16. At this step: hold the body against the hook to determine placement, brush shank with Super Glue and tie in; trim I tie a bit of foam to the hook shank, then superglue etc. The foam to foam really holds well Great looking fly BTW
  17. Sandan

    Natural Dun Float

    The San Juan shuffle is highly unethical. In fact it's illegal in New Mexico. The major reason for fishing downstream is to deliver your fly before the leader/tippet gets into the fish's cone of vision. As to whether its better to approach from upstream or down I'd say that's dependent on the particular situation you have. I'm a big fan of fishing upstream and employing a curve cast to deliver my fly without the leader/tippet spooking the fish.
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