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  1. Clouser Swimming Nymph Whit's Red Squirrel ( I like it with a bead head and rubber legs) Small Craw patterns (Check out my McCabe's Craw) hares ear small clouser minnows natural color crazy charlies glo bugs in dull yellow/orange lil buggers tie patterns in rusty brown, olive, grey, tan, and black that will give you a great start
  2. I'll go with the Pere Marquette here in Michigan. A breathtaking natural river with Great trout fishing year round paired up with sensational salmon/steelhead runs. I'm a bit biased, but the PM is a crown jewel
  3. Some patterns I left out are my Hex's and Caddis pattterns that are in my steelhead boxes. I have a bunch of those clouser swimming nymphs tied already, but I need to get some of those san juan worms tied up. What colors?
  4. I use Plano Utility boxes to store all my larger flies (size 10 and larger) and trout flies are stored in larger true fly boxes (no foam) I just load them into smaller boxes as needed for each trip. I really like going lighter on what I carry with me when I am out on the water. Hope this helps.
  5. QUOTE Those seem to have a little saltwater influence. I have taken quite a influence from some saltwater flies and kinda put my own twist on things. Thats what makes fly tying so great. The main thing I try to do is make them as snag free as possible. Thanks
  6. I don't know much about digital cameras. But I have been able to get some really good shots of my flies by getting a decent shot of a fly and then using the my image software to crop and zoom with out getting it to "pixely". I have no idea if this helps or not
  7. Hey Gang! Here is a quick snapshot of my current carp assortment. Most of the flies you see are tied I have in atleast 3 other colors. Am I missing any "must have's"???
  8. here is an idea of my current carp assotment
  9. I've been tying up a ton of small crayfish imitations, larger nymphs (size 6-10), and small clouser minnows. I can take a picture of my box if you like so you can see an idea. let me know
  10. Thanks Graham! It's a sweet fly....it's a hot trout streamer here in Michigan. But it is extremely versitile!
  11. Hey Gang... This is a pattern I posted in the coldwater forum as it is a very effective trout streamer here in Michigan. It can be deadly for bass, pike, and even musky. Enjoy
  12. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by hexfli: Double Trouble
  13. QUOTE . I made eyes out of two translucent gold glass beads secured to form a barbell with 50#mono. Only problem is after about 5 fish the eyes fall appart. Maybe the bead chain would be more durable, and I could paint the eye pattern on them. No doubt the bead chain will be more durable and add just a touch of weight. I use beadchain on almost all of my clousers.
  14. QUOTE Wich hook setup do you find works best, this one or the orriginal? In the picture there seems to be alot of things to tangle. I have not had an issue with things tangling. If you keep everything short it won't tangle. Also if you do have a problem with tangling, tighten up the stinger so it has less movement.
  15. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by hexfli: Puppy Clouser
  16. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by hexfli: Puppy Clouser
  17. I guess I was overthinking the melted mono thing. That does make sense.
  18. It's set up that way, but no one listens. There will be boats out there targeting Smallies starting in Mid-May. It's really quite amazing the Michigan DNR does not patrol more heavily this time of year. They could add heavily to the state's revenue. I have done an awesome job on smallies on LSC and even caught a Musky on a fly last summer out there. It's an amazing place to fish. Not to mention all the carp!!...Wow I can't wait till spring!!!
  19. hexfli

    Bug Dope

    I like the William Joseph The Solar Powered “MOSQUITO ANNOYER”. It's done well for me. Nothing to spray on and get in my eyes or on my gear. Works great.
  20. I've tried that before. But for me it just takes too much time, along with the risk of burning the hackles of the fly. This plastic bead chain is the best I have found, adds little weight to the fly, and really sets it off from a fly that does not have the eyes. Oh yeah and it REALLY cheap!
  21. That fly is a great GL Salmon and Steelhead pattern. I've had great success with that fly.
  22. I get the Ezee Bug from Feather-Craft. It's an awesome online fly shop at feather-craft.com. All kinds of great materials and great descriptions on how to use the stuff.
  23. Sounds Good! I am excited for this swap.
  24. Figured out how to dye them suckers. I broke open 2 black sharpie markers and put the inserts in a ziploc bag with the plastic beadchain. Zipped it up and squeezed the ink out of the inserts. 10 minutes later I had 10 feet of little plastic eyes for steelhead nymphs for about 4 bucks!
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