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#1 sherman

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:42 PM

I'm preparing to head to the White at the end of February and was wondering what type or size of fly to tie. I've seen some suggestions on another post but was curious if there was anything else anyone may be aware of. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:53 PM

Sherman visit here, you'll find more information then you want.
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#3 Shoe

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 07:17 PM

Hey Marty,

Here's what keeps showing up in the reports.

RS2's in grey/blk 16's and 18's

http://home.att.net/...nc/Tie-rs22.htm

Olive and black woollies in the small sizes. With and without a bead

Griffith gnat

Sparkle midge

Soft hackles, again in grey/blk and in pale olive

Pheasant tails 14's, 16's

BWO's

Caddis Larvae

Green Ass

Squirrel nymphs

Scuds

leeches

egg patterns

San Juan worms

That should keep you busy for the next 6 weeks...LOL laugh.gif blink.gif
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#4 ArkieFlyGuy

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 08:48 AM

Geez, Shoe..... you forgot the ever popular OLIVE WOOLY BUGGER!!!! laugh.gif
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#5 Shoe

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE (Shoe @ Jan 17 2005, 07:16 PM)


Olive and black woollies in the small sizes. With and without a bead


Nope wink.gif

I just disguised them..

I spent most of the weekend tying. It's been so damn cold up our way. So far I tied several sizes of the RS2 in grey with a black thorax, some grey soft hackles, green Asses and a bunch of Whitlock's squirrels on scud and regular hooks.

Gett'n ready.... y'all laugh.gif
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#6 ArkieFlyGuy

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 10:36 AM

You should be more specific. You know us Arkies cain't reeed....... laugh.gif

Well, get ready. It was 18 deg F when I got up this morning. ph34r.gif

And if'n ya'll yankees brang that there cold and snow with ya'll, we'uns is gonna send ya'll back em-tee handed....... ya'll heer?! mad.gif

I tied some Miracle Midges last night and plan to do some more tying tonight. bait.gif

I heard some of the guys over Mt Home way saying something about it being to cold to fish? ohmy.gif My momma would whip me if I talked like that.... nono.gif

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#7 Shoe

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 11:02 AM

QUOTE (ArkieFlyGuy @ Jan 18 2005, 10:36 AM)
I tied some Miracle Midges last night and plan to do some more tying tonight. bait.gif

I would be real interested in some of your midge patterns. We don't get to use them around our parts. As a matter of fact, I finally had the chance this past fall in Northern Arizona. I found it amazing that anything can sustain eating something in a 20.
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#8 wayne SW/MO

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 11:42 AM

Shoe Zebra's and Red thread can be effective, no head, larvae form. I'm not sure if their fish are real picky, ours aren't, when it comes to emerger patterns. Something in Black, Red, Olive and Red/Black with a head and white gills in a Pupa tie seem to work.
You might add Cracklebacks to your list, including one with a green holographic body.
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#9 ArkieFlyGuy

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 11:57 AM

20? I know a guy who rarely uses anything larger than a 24. Regularly ties 28s and, for show, ties a 32. laugh.gif

Take a look at The Ozark Angler recipes and look at some of their midge patterns. I tie the Miracle like that one, but use gray dubbing for the head.

One interesting one I've seen lately is a larva lace type body with (looks like) white antron or similar tail and antennae. I've also heard the "super scud" or "scud worm" is good, but haven't fished it yet.
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#10 sherman

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for the input! It looks like I am going to be quite busy over the next few weeks. To date I have only tied 2 poppers, all of these will be new attempts. Hopefully I can make something that will fool a few. headbang.gif

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 05:16 PM

Marty, give me a call.

We can suck up some suds and tie a few.
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#12 sherman

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 05:48 PM

Sounds like a good plan!

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 06:27 PM

Sherman,

Check out www.ozarkanglers.com

I think this has got to be about the best website for trout fishing, except of course theflytyingforum.com which is the best.

Phil Lilley, who owns and operates Lilley's Landing, has poured a lot of life into this site. If you are fishing the white river (taneycomo) below Table Rock, then this is the best source of information.

Phil gives you maps, advice, and the ability to catch trout. Stop by his shop and pick up some of the best sowbug flies you will ever fish. I caught the biggest trout of my life in this stretch. I am headed there the end of the month and will fish the tanney Jan 26-29.

ArkieFlyGuy, you buddy fishes 26 &28 and ties 32 for show. Sometimes the (stinking, picky) trout in our local stream will only take 32's. Easy to tie, Wrap the hook with green crystal flash, and tie on a thin collar of herl, a quick whip and you’re done. Pop that baby on an 8x and you are in business.

Before anyone says you can't catch a trout with that. Let me tie a 32 on a piece of 8 xs. slip it in your mouth, and let me set the hook. I bet I can lead you around the room a few times before you break the tippet. Rarely will the hook pull free. Go ahead; give it a try if you don't believe it.

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PS: has anyone found any conehead to fit #32

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#14 MSUICEMAN

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 08:37 PM

dang it fellas, i think i'm gonna be out of town when yall are going to be in arkansas. i'm gonna give it the ole college try, but i don't know. dang, was really looking forward to seein yall and fishing the ark. waters.

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 10:13 PM

An olive woolly with brown hackle and a copper bead has been very good to us in the past. Granted, it was a different time of year but I see they are still on the fly box list for the end of February. smile.gif
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