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# 32 Dry Hooks


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#1 dontheo

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 06:11 PM

Well, I di it again. Got impulsive when I saw the post a few weeks ago about someone looking for some small hooks and I bought some. Tiemco size 32. Now I can't find the post or a reference to a fly pattern for a midge that size. Anyone have any suggestions on a pattern?

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#2 pacres

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 06:18 PM

Zap-a-gap and pocket lint...

You'll need some small thread like spider web or UNI-caenis. A small spinner works well in that size and wouldn't be too difficult to tie at that size.

#3 steelie

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 06:52 PM

Good Day,

Well now that you have the hooks... depending on your daring and want to tie on these nearly microsopic hooks, one can surprisingly do quite a lot on them. (See mosquito post in Realistics forum.)

http://www.flytyingf...showtopic=13330

Some tyers keep it simple, few wraps of thread and a bit of dubbing or peacock herl. But with patience, will, and the right materials you can really do some amazing things. Look for the tiny feathers on the top of a natural cape, now you have teeny hackle. A few microfibets and a touch of thread or fine dubbing and you have a size 32 baetis! (They do come that small on some streams! I have seen a specimen photo where the baetis was less in length, including tails, than the space from the top of God to the bottom of trust on a quarter!) Or how about micro caddis, mosquitos, midges, gnats, ants, etc. These tiny hooks are really not as difficult to tie on as people might have you believe. Time, planning and a bit of patience are important. But certainly one of the best benefits is that you tying on monstrous hooks like 16 will improve greatly as you dexterity improves via the 32's. as far as patterns, not that many seem to be in print. There are few articles in past issues of Fly Tyer and American Angler, don't remeber whigh issues, but they are out there. However, it may be best to create and experiment on your own.

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#4 Philly

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:15 PM

I tie as simple a pattern as possible on a 32. Here's a selection of size 32 patterns, I think most have the materials and maybe some instructions on tying.

http://www.danica.co...ewx/size_32.jpg


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#5 Isonychia

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:23 PM

You guys need to come and fish on West Virginia's Elk River, where some of the die-hard midge-addicted locals swear you need to cut the shank on a #32 hook (they call them "#40s") to fool the stream's finicky browns.

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#6 Redwings1

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 11:15 PM

Try doing a Brian/Ryan...pretty simple pattern...

Brian/Ryan Midge link
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:05 AM

Full dress Jock Scott or Green Highlander!

Fly tiers sure have a way of making things complicated

 

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#8 Philly

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:27 AM

That was a nice picture of a size 32 hook. This should give you a selection of patterns to contemplate.



http://www.danica.co...sfp_preview.htm

#9 dontheo

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:27 PM

Thansk, I'll get to work. I think a nice single malt scotch will keep my nerves in check.

Ted

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#10 dontheo

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:31 PM

Steelie:

I just want to slap the %^$* out of that mosquito. That's great looking.

T

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#11 fcflyguy

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 07:34 PM

size 32
that is crazyI never hardly go smaller thana 14
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#12 Flyweaver

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 04:18 PM

Hey Flyguy; I catch trout up to 22'' On size 24 to 28 Tricos and other midges every year. Especialy on SE Pa. limestone streams.
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#13 dontheo

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 04:40 PM

Flyguy:

It ain't about the fishing.

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#14 fcflyguy

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 04:55 PM

Hey guys I did not mean anything by it .I just dont go that small ,but I got into the midge swap so I could see some of the smaller midges and give them a try on the water I known small stuff works and I think it is amazing how good some of you guys tie on stuff that small
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#15 KevinP

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:04 PM

Here is a Mustad 277 size 32 hook. It is no longer produced and is actually 1/3 the size of a Tiemco size 32.

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Here is a baby Royal Wulff that I have tied by Robert Schreiner on the same hook . Talk about pulling your hair out wallbash.gif

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