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Member Since 23 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 10 2016 09:54 AM

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In Topic: Spruce...

10 December 2016 - 09:56 AM

Very nice flies. The spruce is such a handsome pattern. I have had some good luck with it for brookies as well. Duck mountains in the fall, the brooks can't resist that colour combo.

In Topic: Skinny dry flies vs fatty flies- what work for you?

01 December 2016 - 12:36 PM

I have found that in tailwaters skinny flies work better most of the time. I have also found the best luck in Stillwater situations with the fatter bodied version.

In Topic: A Leader Setup for Toothy Critters

01 December 2016 - 12:30 PM

Not using snaps and remove the beads from the wire changes the action very little. Like hatchet jack said, it's a small trade off for not losing the fly and fish.

In Topic: Foam frogs

23 November 2016 - 10:44 PM

Good looking stuff denduke! I like the puffy paint and plan on getting some to dab on foam. I had a lot of fun with foam frogs on worm hooks this summer here in Okeechobee. I can cast these in the thickest mats and pads on the lake. Yours would be great in open water and sparse cover. I agree, I'm not sure if the color makes a big difference when you're sliding through pads and they are crushing it. But when they are slurping it down without a ripple, maybe that extra detail made the difference. Like you say it can be fun, and if it boosts confidence it'll certainly catch more.

Now that's a slick pattern! I'm definetly making some of those tied on the worm hook this winter. Well tied.

In Topic: A Leader Setup for Toothy Critters

23 November 2016 - 10:36 PM

Yeah it's a good system. I'm surprised more people don't use it. Too many people risking their trophy fish to a snap swivel.

The beads also add a lot of action to the fly by adding weight way out in front and getting the nose of the fly to dip in a hurry. If you have not tried them, give it a shot. The added rattle doesn't hurt either.