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Experimental fly patterns

2011/9/22 16:27
From St. Lawrence County, NY
Posts: 1
I'm pretty new to fly tying, just started last fall. I've been tying some experimental fun pattern. Just wanted to share, get critiques and thoughts on some of my recent ties. Bent body emerger, brown soft hackle, foam back green mayfly (green drake imitation possibly).

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Posted on: 2014/3/11 18:29

Re: Experimental fly patterns

2011/6/16 0:22
Posts: 4
I always enjoy messing around with new patterns. I am sure they will all catch fish. Unfortunately, the second fly will not hold them. Bending the hook in the manner you did will really cost you really opens up that hook which will allow fish to throw it quite easily.

Posted on: 2014/3/11 22:14

Re: Experimental fly patterns

2006/9/9 11:22
From New Castle, PA
Posts: 251
#2 is essentially a Bird of Prey which is a pretty good emerging caddis pupa pattern.

#3 is way too small to resemble any green drake and is similar in form to some midge emergers I use.

Posted on: 2014/3/11 22:58

Re: Experimental fly patterns

2011/9/22 16:27
From St. Lawrence County, NY
Posts: 1
What size in general are green drakes, like 4's to 8's? My tie is a size 10 which I knew was small for a green drake.

Posted on: 2014/3/12 12:27

Re: Experimental fly patterns

2006/9/13 22:36
From Tioga co. formerly of bucks co.
Posts: 273
green drake # 10

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Posted on: 2014/3/12 12:58

So many Fish, So little time !!!
from the outer edge of nowhere
fly tying and fishing ghillie..

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