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Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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Couple of pictures of two of the beauties I got on the small stuff yesterday. The one in the net was taken on a size 24 dropper and the other on a size 20 BWO Comparadun. I would have also added a picture of the 13" baby I took on the 30 except I was an idiot and mishandled the landing.

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Posted on: 2012/2/24 9:01

Edited by Foxgap239 on 2012/2/24 9:21:33


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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I used to regulary fish a #32 cream midge on the Big Spring. Tied very sparingly with 2-3 hackle fibers for a tail, 14/0 silk thread and 1 to 1/2 turns of hackle. I fished time on long leaders and approximated where the fly was in relaation to the fly line. I looked a fool at times, but caught trout as others stood back and scratched their heads.

I still carry a dozen or so, but have difficult threading a 24 these days.

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Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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Where are you guys getting your size 30 and smaller hooks? After around 24 availability is usually pretty limited most places that I shop.

Posted on: 2012/2/25 22:07


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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Go buy Midge magic if your gonna get serious about fishing midges. Or your welcome to borrow my copy, its helped in alot of aspects of micro fishing.

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Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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zenherper wrote:
Where are you guys getting your size 30 and smaller hooks? After around 24 availability is usually pretty limited most places that I shop.


I hope this link helps. I get my 518's and 2488's from them.

http://www.bluequillangler.com/Produc ... -Dry-Emerger-Hook-25-pack

Posted on: 2012/2/25 23:59


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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mushumatt wrote:
Go buy Midge magic if your gonna get serious about fishing midges. Or your welcome to borrow my copy, its helped in alot of aspects of micro fishing.


I have a copy and I must say it is time to re-read it. I forgot about the chapter on 32's until this thread reminded me of it.

Posted on: 2012/2/26 0:01


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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Any fly fhop that carries tiemco hooks, should have the 518's.
I've bought mine at FFP

Posted on: 2012/2/26 0:20


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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Foxgap239 wrote:
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zenherper wrote:
Where are you guys getting your size 30 and smaller hooks? After around 24 availability is usually pretty limited most places that I shop.


I hope this link helps. I get my 518's and 2488's from them.

http://www.bluequillangler.com/Produc ... -Dry-Emerger-Hook-25-pack


Thanks Fox. I usually get my hooks from Feather-Craft and TCO, because those are the places I get most of my tying materials from and it's just easier. However they don't often have hooks smaller than 24's.

Posted on: 2012/2/26 9:26


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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Any fly fhop that carries tiemco hooks, should have the 518's.
I've bought mine at FFP
Me too. You can order online, over the phone or stop by in person. Steve carries them in 28,30 and 32.

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Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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The one piece of advice I would offer is when you buy small hooks like we are talking about, by the best, You do not want cheap crap when you get down that small.

Posted on: 2012/2/26 13:06


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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I'm glad I read this thread, there is a plethora of great advice!

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Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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I have found that making a funny face and squinting, works for me

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Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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wheff,

just use a midge tippet threader. A lot easier than messing with tippet at home and tying two pieces of tippet together on the stream.

Posted on: 2012/5/24 14:26


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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Size 30 hooks. Oh-kayy...

I'm amazed that any of you can pull this off. It's out there with vaporware, shadow soup, and snipe hunting with a paper bag, as far as I can tell.

"There are some combinations that nobody can handle..."

Posted on: 2012/5/28 2:02


Re: Any advice for fishing size 30's?

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get bifocals and use 3 foot tippets so you have a shock absorber if you get a big cruiser.

Posted on: 2012/5/29 8:14
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