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Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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CathyG wrote:
I'm going to experiment with tying hi vis size 22 & 24 tricos for this event. I'll bring a bunch and share. Hopefully the Lack doesn't heat up too much so I can experiment on the Lack trout first (or I'll just have to make an extra trip south).


Cathy, here is the recipe that someone on PAFF (I honestly forget whom but I thank him if he remembers sending me the PM) shared with me and I love it. He called it a CDC Compardun which is essentially what it is. Here is how I tie it.

Size 24 dry fly hook (I only use tiemco for size 22 and below)
Black 8/0 thread
2 White CDC puffs
2 white micro fibbet tails

Tie in the thread at the eye. Match up both puffs and tie in about 1/3 back just where the barbles begin with the butts pointing back toward the bend. Tie with 6 or 7 wraps behind then 6 or 7 in front but all tight against the butts. Wrap the thread back to just above the barb and tie in both fibbets then split them. I use a simple figure 8 with no dubbing but there are a few ways to split tails, so use the one you are comfortable with. Then build a little thread base to create a taper to behind the wing. Dubb a small amount of black dubbing on the thread and then wrap it in front of the wing but tight to the butts to get the wing to stand straight up. Finish the head with just thread and then whip finish. Take the puffs in your fingers and pull straight up and cut off at a point that is as tall as the body is long. You are now done.

I fish these as adults or spinners and have caught a bunch of fish since I started using these. I also tie all of my BWO's 20 and smaller this way too. I'll post a picture later tonight.

Posted on: 2013/6/24 14:46


Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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I should be there. I have been MIA for awhile now due to baby, more job responsibilities. Heck.....I have not been fishing since mid-april. This will change this week, and I will mark my calendar for the 27th of July.

Posted on: 2013/6/24 17:29
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Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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Above I mentioned my CDC Trico Comparadun pattern. For those interested I just posted a step by step pictorial in the Fly Tying section.

Posted on: 2013/6/25 18:19


Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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Fox,

I'll try that pattern, looks easy enough.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 6:26


Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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For as long as I've been FFing, I never fished a trico hatch.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 11:36


Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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Shame on you.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 12:29
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Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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Too small!

Posted on: 2013/6/26 12:43


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@The_Sasquatch....you should give it a go...it's a lot of fun actually

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Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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I'm all but blind so it's tougher for me to see the fly. It can be pretty intense. The number of fish up feeding on that little stuff will amaze you. The fish can get quite picky. Fun and challenging. Hell, I'll dust off my 3 weight and go.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 18:45
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Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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RE: tricos

Its a love/hate thing with me. When the hatch is on there is no question as to what the trout want. The rises can be exciting to watch.

But I hate that its so hard to follow your fly. But if you have drag you can see that. And if a trout does take the fly you can see that too.

But the flies are hard to see, even parachutes(and yes there are size 24 trico parachutes). At least on the Little Lehigh the creek is small enough you don't have to make long casts so that makes seeing the fly a little easier than it would be on bigger water.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 18:51


Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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The_Sasquatch wrote:
For as long as I've been FFing, I never fished a trico hatch.
It's really ALOT of fun. Fishing terrestrials are my favorite but the trico's are a close second.. You should give it a try.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 20:28
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Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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Yes tricos are hard to see but nice that they are usually an early morning hatch and you don't need to worry about running out of daylight.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 21:39
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Not that I mind talking about tricos at all but let's get this back on track. Next Friday I'll start listing attendees and what they will be bringing for our event. Please look at your calendar and let me know via PM (no sense posting everything here) if you are definite/tentative and what'd you'd like to bring. As we get closer I'll post a so called final count to make sure everyone brings enough for all.

To give you an idea, last year we had someone bring coffee, donuts and start your day things while others brought picnic type food and supplies.

I am really looking forward to this event again this year as last year's was a blast. Not the best fishing but great weather and fantastic people!

Posted on: 2013/6/27 7:28


Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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Fox I have to work in the morning, so I'll be up a little later (miss the tricos...)

Posted on: 2013/6/27 8:06


Re: 2nd Annual Fish N Chips Event

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I just found out that I can't attend.

Posted on: 2013/7/2 12:37
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