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#1 DryStrike

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:32 PM

I'm filling a warm water fly box for some of the local ponds.  Currently I have Poppers, Muddlers, Woolly Buggers and Clouser Minnows.  I'm looking for a little variety.  What else would you all suggest having in your box?

 

I have some beetles, and small nymph with rubber legs that the blue gill can't get enough of but thought I'd try to target some of the bigger guys.



#2 Goose77

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:14 PM

Looks like you're doing pretty well on selections. Where we live [IA] moss is a real problem, so we usually don't go much for weighted flies. Our buggers are unweighted. The Seaducer [hackle fly] is a good producer and suspends well...we like white and yellow with a red face. I make alot of poppers...the TCS works better than pencil most of the time. I believe deerhair poppers/sliders are even better. Good luck to you...your on a fum mission. Cheers, Ed



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:42 PM

You might make some size 4 or 6 marabou streamers... in solid colors (white, chartreuse, black, purple, etc.)

 

Also some hoppers. 


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#4 essequamvideri

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:54 AM

Stealth bomber http://www.flyfishga.com/stealth.htm

Tokyo spider http://www.flyfishga.com/spider.htm

Lithuanian bat https://youtu.be/yjvwv2OYtF8



#5 mikechell

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 01:34 PM

Foam bodied poppers

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Trout flies like Brassies

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Worms

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terrestrials like ants

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Streamers and panfish attractors

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#6 DryStrike

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 03:48 PM

Great suggestions everyone.  I'm making my shopping list and headed to the craft store for some foam.   I'm looking forward to tying those almost as much as I am to fishing them.  Can't wait to see the stealth bomber in action.  

 

I went out this am and tied on this bead chain nymph in florescent yellow w/ black rubber legs.

 

 

 

Bass just can't let it be.  I've caught bass and gill in all sizes.  It's one of my go to patterns these days. 



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:03 PM

Thanks, EsseQ,  That tokyo spider is going in my "to try" box.  Ought to work like a champ,

 

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#8 essequamvideri

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 09:37 AM

Kirk,  

You are more than welcome.  Couple of years ago I had a good friend out for Smallies.  I was having a great day catching, unfortunately he was not.  I could feel the front of the boat getting heavier every time I caught another fish.  Funniest part is that we had the same fly on.  We came across a submerged log, I tyed on a Tokyo Spider. I told him to cast on top of the log, it was about 2 inches under water.  For a split second It looked like God had removed a bucket worth of water.  It was a fat 3 1/2 pounder.  I do not believe it has been taken off his fly rod yet.  

 

Good luck,

 

Michael