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Re: Fall flies

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RowJimmy wroteQuote:
I tie my Crowe beetles with black poly instead of deer because the poly seems to allow the fly to sit lower in film. Seems to work pretty well.


Will have to give this a go. Although i dont think we can say Crowe beetle here. I think we should maybe call this tie the Row Jimmy beetle. or perhaps the row beetle, maybe jimmy beetle.

Do you splay the yarn out for the shell??? How thick is the poly yarn shell????

Posted on: 2011/10/19 6:30


Re: Fall flies

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I've tied poly beetles.
And while they're certainly more durable than crowe beetles, there's just something about the look of deer hair that I still like better. And that nice little plop when they land in the water

Posted on: 2011/10/19 8:48


Re: Fall flies

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I agree that the crowe beetle doesn't hold up as well as others but it's still my go to pattern. For me it just works better, and like Bill, I like that plop. Although I didn't get to fish much this year, my Beetle fishing was slow. I didn't do well on Spring creek with beetles, which is differnt form other years.

PaulG

Posted on: 2011/10/19 12:30


Re: Fall flies
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tying them with Poly is nothing new. I learned that fly 25 years ago. If you do tie some, try putting a strip of Yellow up the back for visibility.

But it doesn't compare to the Deer Hair Crow...or better yet Bear hair.

The brittleness of the hair makes awesome legs when scrunched. Not duplicated with the poly. And I tie mine with a peacock underbody too.

Posted on: 2011/10/20 0:26
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Re: Fall flies

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Never tied with bear hair - in fact, I can't remember ever seeing it in any fly shops.
But I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.
Always looking for a way to make crowe beetles more durable

Posted on: 2011/10/20 10:30



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