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Re: Cress Bug pattern

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JohnnyUtah wrote:
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....


Sender, your taking it a little far there. Or as you would say splitting hares.(intended) I just pointing out they have different underwater characteristics that's all. Knowing your materials characteristics, both in the water and how it ties, is very important in fly design and in fishing applications.


Posted on: 2011/12/1 8:04


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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


Yep. Otherwise we would use worms.

Posted on: 2011/12/1 23:16


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Honey Bug cress bug. and a real cress bug..

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Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Great color representation. No doubt the honeybug cress does work well. Thanks for the comparison pics sandfly.

Posted on: 2011/12/3 17:55


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Bead, lead, hares ear, flash ribbing, crush lead, done!

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Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Sandfly , is that Honey Bug chenille just wrapped up the hook or is there someting else going on, also what colour is that?

Thanks

Posted on: 2011/12/3 20:28


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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red thread and honey bug thats it. I take a bodkin and heat it and run across the top to flatten and darken slightly..the color is called cress bug.. the cress bug in the picture is a size 14 and the honey bug is a size 15..

Posted on: 2011/12/4 17:53
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Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Thanks Sandfly, might have to try that one.

Posted on: 2011/12/4 21:33


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Here's what my preferred cress bug pattern looks like when finished. Scruffy critter. I prefer my scuds and cress bugs unweighted.

Hook: About size #14
Body: Gray dubbing, white hackle palmered and trimmed
Shell: Cress bug yarn, darkened with gray magic marker

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Posted on: 2011/12/5 9:14


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Thanks Dave, I like that one, very bug and looks like it has good movement with the white legs.

Posted on: 2011/12/5 9:37


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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I tie mine with muskrat and olive (differnt mix % depending on the stream), some ribbed and some with shell back.

Joe E

Posted on: 2011/12/7 15:50


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Fishidiot wrote:
Atlantisboy,
This material available through TCO is the same stuff (or very similar) as the Bill Skilton product:

http://www.tcoflyfishing.com/1TCO_Fly ... ubcat=Yarns&type=CressBug


This link is broken.

I believe this is the updated link:
http://www.tcoflyfishing.com/TCO_Fly_ ... oduct.cfm?productid=20708

Dug this thread up to get cranking on some cress bugs.

Posted on: 2012/3/20 12:39


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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Hit a walts worm with a dubbing brush. Done. No need to make the fly flat on the top and bottom.

I'm convinced tying anything but a uniform body from all sides doesn't fish as well. The only time this may not be true is for larger flies and streamer patterns.

Posted on: 2012/3/20 21:21


Re: Cress Bug pattern

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i tye a similar fly to the first video with pheasant tail as the vein rather than thread.

Posted on: 2012/3/21 2:04



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