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Fred H.

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About Fred H.

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  • Birthday 09/03/1960

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    Lake Charles , La.

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  1. Just for clarification the frog bodies being sold by Clear Cure Goo ( although very similar in shape and material) are not mine and I have no affiliation with that company.
  2. I was looking at making an arsenal of crawfish flies for my warm water box . What are some good color or color combos?
  3. I do fish my realistic flies. I have fished my caddis pattern and midge nymph pattern sucessfully for trout. I tie realistic flies out of thread ,deer hair and monofilament . The dry flies float high ; I add lead or omit the deer hair for aquatic nymph patterns. My flies are durable and will lasts multiple fishing trips. The time I spend tying this type of fly pays out in the long run by out performing standard flys with weaker materials and nondescript features. It's ok to buy a fly from me and put it under glass but it was tied to be fished and it will perform like it should. Please don't put me in a catagory with those that tie nymps using foam and flies too delicate that they cant be fished. But to answer Caddichucker"s question direct. I'm not sure anyone can say for certain that one fly will work better than another , but if tied well a realistic gives you another option that the fishermen ahead of you may not have thrown. If you like I can show you a step by step of the two trout patterns I have had good sucess with. Just drop me a PM. Fred
  4. Thanks Guys , much appreciated. Murray ,I'd be honored to sign your copy. Fred
  5. Thank you Kudu , very kind of you to say . I hope you will give it a try. Fred
  6. Thanks Ray, making the cover with my first submission is probably due more to luck or timming . I would'nt even begin to understand how someone would plan for that. I have learned alot from this site and people like yourself on presentation and photography . Paul , I would be honored to sign a copy for you my friend. You'll notice the pattern is still evolving , let me know what you think of the leg technique. Shoebop , thank you for your kind words,Fred
  7. If you were signed in here and tried to view something in fly fishing or classic fly tying you would get that type of error message. Those are different forums with their own log in requirements. On another note . I ignored this guy from Spain so well he doubted his own existence .
  8. Thanks netabrookie,Paul and Ben. Always good to here from you guys. Fred
  9. Thank you Henrik and Mike . Henrik the wings were cut out of acetate . The veins were scribed with a needle . Fred
  10. A drone fly and my attempt at a dry.
  11. Thanks guys, the head is mostly deer hair and thread with a little mono to help keep its shape. Fred
  12. Thanks Ben,Paul,PieterChristopher and Ditz. Thanks for the suggestions . This fly is in desperate need of a weed guard. I can imagine it slithering over a lilly pad and getting engulfed in a violent swirl. Hook size to head size is a concern with a fly this light. This is a #6 stinger hook and the head barely stays at the surface. Fishing open water might allow the addition of a trailor hook. I like the idea of the braid. Fred
  13. Thanks Michael, some people would say I spend too much time on my flies but I like adding the little details . Thanks Kirk, I hope you're right. Fred
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