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#31 chugbug27

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:01 AM

Nice tie there, mikemac, I like it... BTW I tried looking up "cherry pie hopper" having not heard of that pattern, and apparently there's an ipa beer by that name infused with cherries & granadine... Just sayin
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#32 mikemac1

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:53 AM

Nice tie there, mikemac, I like it... BTW I tried looking up "cherry pie hopper" having not heard of that pattern, and apparently there's an ipa beer by that name infused with cherries & granadine... Just sayin

 

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#33 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:55 PM

Nick my flies are packaged up and my wife will mail them tomorrow from work. Thanks for hosting!

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#34 flytire

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:47 PM

i would recommend searching for hatch books concerning your area

 

these books will give you the insect and a corresponding fly pattern to match it

 

https://www.google.c...iw=1600&bih=757


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#35 vicrider

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:40 PM

First of the flies are in the house. Hoppers in from Rick Ziegler, Mikemac1, and a really nice soft hackle from Professori. Prof, that Guinea hackle really looks good. Never used it but definitely will see if any of the Guinea feathers I have loose will work for Northern Spiders.

 

Right now in our area the hoppers are out in ridiculous numbers. Should be a first choice if I ever get to one of the local lakes. Almost makes me wonder if the loss of birds they talk about could be allowing the hoppers to propagate beyond normal limits. I know a lot of birds eat them but right they're doing all the eating and ruined my wife's flower bed and can't walk through any grass without a continuous flare up of the mutant hoppers we have here.



#36 Woodenlegs

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:35 PM

Flies will go in the snail mail tomorrow

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#37 mikechell

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 04:19 PM

Nice little bugs, Woodenlegs!


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#38 Johnw1986

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:00 AM

Took mine to the post office today

#39 dogfacedoc

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:16 PM

If you guys don't mind a second set of hoppers in the mix, that's what I had planned to tie.

 

edit: foam, deer hair wing, and bug legs from FTD. 



#40 vicrider

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:14 PM

Bryon, your great looking streamers are in the house. Dogface, when hoppers are on the menu they get chewed up pretty good. Never hurts to have a little extra variety in the box.



#41 dogfacedoc

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:52 PM

Bryon, your great looking streamers are in the house. Dogface, when hoppers are on the menu they get chewed up pretty good. Never hurts to have a little extra variety in the box.


Tying up 12 tan foam hoppers with deer hair wings from a buck I harvested last year. They'll be in the mail Monday.



#42 Woodenlegs

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:05 PM

Nice little bugs, Woodenlegs!



#43 Woodenlegs

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:07 PM

Thanks
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#44 vicrider

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:42 PM

Two more arrivals. We're halfway there. Johnw1986 sent a cool little "banana spider". Woodenlegs shared a cool cross (or seems to me) between a nymph and a soft hackle that I just know he has caught a lot of fish on on his local rivers (tailwaters).



#45 dogfacedoc

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 04:35 PM

Vic my package went out monday, have you gotten it?