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  1. Thanks guys. I initially thought about contacting the manufacturer but figured theyd be a bit bias and try to hype up their products. Ill have a look at Congo hair in the future but Im siting on a bit of original EP after a salt water tying binge.
  2. Hi guys. I was hoping someone could enlighten me. I fished a great simple dry fly known as an EP dun that uses EP trigger point fibers for the wing and floats like a cork. I really want to tie a few of these patterns up to match my local bugs and I do have some regular old EP fiber in a dun colour. While searching online I have been unable to determine if these two materials are similar and interchangeable or completely different. Since there is no hackle on the pattern the floatation of the fly would be due to the yarn alone. I hope someone can shed some light before I overpay in shipping and duty to get my hands on this material. Really appreciate any and all responses. Nick
  3. Salmobytes I would love to see what mayfly wings look like with laser dub. Never would have thought to try it for that purpose.
  4. Another vote for black pheasant tail. You really can't go wrong with this fly.
  5. Wow some great responses. Thanks everyone. It's useful to know that some spp. do spend their larval and pupal stage in the aquatic environment. The crane adult looks lije a pretty descent imitation and I'm going to try it. Philly- I have never seen this bug in the credit either but on the upper Grand near fergus it's a pretty common occurrence in late mornings in June and early July.
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    Hi swampsinger, I live in Ontario as well. A great hex nymph pattern is the full motion hex. Recipe is here. I'll be honest that I have never had great trout fishing to hex nymphs in Ontario but since we get great hex hatches in some of the warmer parts of our rivers, i can tell you that smallmouth really love this fly. Cheers.
  7. Wow I love all the variety here. If we are talking trout only I would choose a number 16 dark coloured pheasant tail nymph preferably with a tungsten bead. If we are opening it up to the other freshwater species I fish (incl. warmwater) I have to go with an olive slump buster. Man that catches everything.
  8. These are awesome. I really love CDC.
  9. Hi guys, I was hoping some of you could share some knowledge with me. I live in Ontario Canada and I have had many a night over the years where caddis flies are everywhere but my fussy browns seem to key in on something else. It took me a while to figure things out but often we get a significant hatch of small pale yellow crane flies in size 16-20 at the same time and the fish really do focus on them. The research I have done has indicated they are likely the species Dolichopeza tridenticula. Now I can usually take one or two fish on a drowned soft hackle but i have seen far too many significant fish refuse my offering. At this point I will usually avoid the dry fly opportunities and turn to a nymph just to keep my sanity. Can anyone recommend patterns for this long legged and difficult to imitate bug? Photo of cranefly I have also spoken with a number of guides who swear by a size 16 larva imitation drifted under an indicator. I have caught fish using these patterns but I am not convinced the fish are taking it for a cranefly larva as i thought this species grub like larva is purely terrerstrial? Do any of the amateur entomologists have any thoughts? I really appreciate any thoughts on this.
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