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Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Posted on: 2011/11/29 19:55
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Re: Cress Bug pattern

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I fish my inchworms on the bottom. I do not weight them. I tie them on size 6 and 8 Tiemco 2457 hooks. I do not weight them and I only fish them late May through October while leaves are still on the trees. I use only dyed neon green honey bug chenille.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 1:12


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Nice pattern! I will be trying these soon.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 6:45


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Nice flies. I will have to tie some up too.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 8:55
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Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Thanks Fox gap and everyone else for their suggestions.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 11:22


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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I do use a lot of ostrich, but I think it folds flat once wet. You will definately have to rib it to keep the flat appearance of a cress bug.

I like the match stick lead and I have also wrapped lead and pinched/squashed it flat with pliers.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 11:32
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Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Ostrich does mat when wet and out of the water. It puffs back out when submerged, much like marabou.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 12:33


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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That fly is very similar to a walts worm, which works pretty well in limestone streams.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 12:50


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Quote:

surveyor06 wrote:
That fly is very similar to a walts worm, which works pretty well in limestone streams.


Walts Worms are generally bigger, like 10-14 and Sow Bugs tend to run 14-20ish. At least that's what I've observed. Also, Walts Worms tend to have more of a taper too.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 12:52


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There was a time when I used honeybugs in gray or cream when cressbugs were heavy. The gray worked better, but I could see the cream one better in the water so sometimes I switched to cream when sight fishing. Also used the cream one as an "indicator" nymph when fished with a small midge.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 13:08


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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wsender,

I def. agree with you on the size of a cress bug, its what I have observed also. I do tie larger Walts Worms, but I have them in 16 and 18. I think they look like a scud, but could double as a cress bug in a pinch. I like simple fly's; the less that can be rejected the better. No doubt that tie will catch fish though, its a good looking fly.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 15:48


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We're begining to split hairs here. Ray Charles and Walt's Worms are similar enough to be mistaken for each other as similar food products by less enabled bodies.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 16:26


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Im sorry but rabbit guard hairs and antron dont look nor do they have the same underwater qualities as ostrich herl.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 16:49


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Yet, his point stands.

Posted on: 2011/11/30 17:11


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Quote:

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Im sorry but rabbit guard hairs and antron dont look nor do they have the same underwater qualities as ostrich herl.


Your right, and fishies know when I use an English Hares Mask or when I'm using a domestic Rabbit Mask.

90% of tying is done to please us....

Posted on: 2011/11/30 19:20



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