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Good starter patterns

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I've only recently gotten into fly fishing. Last month, I picked up a vice and some various items to begin tying flies. I've tied a few good brassies and wooly buggers (which faired well on my recent trip to Spring Creek).

Anybody care to recommend a couple patterns they picked up early on in their fly tying?

Posted on: 2012/1/21 19:38


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well there are always clouser minnows, greenie weenies and basic midges

Posted on: 2012/1/21 19:44


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pheasant tail nymphs, sizes 10-18

Posted on: 2012/1/21 19:48


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The clouser minnow looks ambitious. A couple patterns I've just checked involve beads, which I've not used yet. Thanks.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 19:48


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Pheasant Tails and Hares ears..

Posted on: 2012/1/21 19:50
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I should have mentioned that I have tied a couple pheasant tails. They've held together, but they're not pretty. I can't trim it down right.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 19:54


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San Juan worm, green weenie,pheasant tail, gold ribbed hares ear, Walt's worm, Wooly buggers, elk hair caddis. Those should keep you busy for awhile. Have fun.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 20:01
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Here are some videos I whipped up, one is Hare's Ear nymph, other is the Pheasant Tail. Hope I helped.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 20:02


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Quote:

Tweelo wrote:
I should have mentioned that I have tied a couple pheasant tails. They've held together, but they're not pretty. I can't trim it down right.


I doubt any of us tied completely "pretty" flies to start out. I started tying a little over a year ago and since have tied 300-400 flies. Still not perfect but close. It just takes lots of practice like with anything. Keep tying and trying different patterns to develop the different techniques.

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I still have some of the first flies I tied. They were not very pretty. It just takes time and experience. They WILL get alot better, just give it some time.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 20:07
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You said you fished spring creek... State College area? Scuds and Cress bugs. Also, just because a pattern you saw had a bead head, doesnt mean you have to use a bead head. I'd recommend some kind of weight on nymphs though, being bead head or lead wire or both. Remember, youtube is your friend!!!

Posted on: 2012/1/21 20:13


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Yeah, down by Fisherman's Paradise and then to the area they just opened to the public (I'm told a few people are but irked by that). I did some cress bugs, assorted streamers, and stone flies. I had a few hits. My friend who came with picked a good thirteen-inch brown up.

Thanks for all the suggestions and tips. Being as new to this as I am, it can seem overwhelming.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 21:33


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I wish I had this book when I started tying: Charlie Craven"s Basic Fly Tying. Work through this book and you will be able to tie anything.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 22:21


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I'd add caddis larva in bright green, olive, and cream; sizes 14, 16 & 18. Simple pattern to tie and very effective.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 23:25
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San juan worms, hare's ears, and crystal meth

Posted on: 2012/1/22 22:42
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