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Re: Green drake comments requested.

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I tie my brown drakes extended and they really don't take me too much longer to tie. Just curious as like with a wooly bugger having too long of a tail, does an extended body have hookup issues, or do the fish just love the big meal and take the whole fly?

Posted on: 2010/4/30 15:23
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Re: Green drake comments requested.

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This looks like an easy one with an extended body. You could probably omit the wing. Could also substitute similar color hackle. I haven't tied it or tried it yet.

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Posted on: 2010/4/30 16:43


Re: Green drake comments requested.

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Here are mine.

ry, I prefer longer hooks: prevents twisting and sits better on teh water IMO.

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Posted on: 2010/4/30 17:18


Re: Green drake comments requested.

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Is that regular old closed cell foam? Beautiful flies.

Posted on: 2010/4/30 19:10


Re: Green drake comments requested.

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extended bodies are easy guys , tie in a piece of white poly yarn as long as u want for the extended body and carefully , notice i said CAREFULLY burn the tip of it and wet your finger and pinch it while it is still hot , easy extended body , remember it is usually pretty low light conditions fishing these flies , after u tie in the poly yarn just mix ginger and grizzly hackle and tie it catskill or use cree but its hard to find though , good luck

Posted on: 2010/4/30 20:39


Re: Green drake comments requested.

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Here's my attempt at a green drake comparadun. Might need a slightly different elk hair color for the body, but not too bad if I say so myself.

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Re: Green drake comments requested.

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That's a nice looking tie if you ask me. If you're concerned about color, maybe a marker and head cement or something of the like to protect it?

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Re: Green drake comments requested.

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I wouldn't worry, Ry...that color is pretty close if you look at the bottom of a GD...could be a touch more yellow/green, but it's pretty close.

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Posted on: 2010/5/2 8:07


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This looks like a great GD nymph pattern. I may try it for Penns this season.



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Re: Green drake comments requested.

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Jay,

Yup, closed cell foam, sheet form. Cut a strip, fold in half, poke a hole in the center of the fold and two notches at the sides, insert tail material, fold back over and wrap 1st segment. The trick, or hard part, is to hide the thread between the segments.

This is all done in hand and when you decide to attch to the hook, poke the point through.

This style makes good damsels and dragons too.

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Re: Green drake comments requested.

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Where do you guys get your closed cell foam? It's different than the typical foam you get at craft stores, correct?

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Re: Green drake comments requested.

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ry, I don't think it's different.
I got mine from craft store.

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Jayl guys try the Oliver Edwards Mohican it's meant to be a killer pattern in the uk...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQsKNQ03qjA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_laGZU--D0

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Re: Green drake comments requested.

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ok guys tell me what you think heres what i came up with for a partial realistic (to me) green drake heres the recipe


hook tfs (the fly shop) 5263 sz 10 2 xl
tail phesant tail fibers
rib canary yellow 3/0 thread
body olive dub with phesant tail from the tail overlaying the top of the body
hackle 1 grizzly and one olive the olive being a lil bit longer fibres than the grizzly



and thats it here a pic below it needs trimmed a bit

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Posted on: 2010/5/3 20:21


Re: Green drake comments requested.

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Only the fish can tell you if it will work, but my guess is it will. I've caught fish on far worse than that! I'd fish it.

FWIW - a pretty good match for the GD dun underside body color is Fly-Rite #41. I also like moose body hair for the tails, as it helps float the heft of such a big azzed bug - I tie 6 fibers for the tail, and split them around a dubbing ball. I also use wood duck wings, and just grizzly hackle.

A friend of mine ties giant size GD Klinkhammers, and she kicks butt with those things.

If you make it to the Jam on Friday night, maybe we can tie some if we're sober enough.

Posted on: 2010/5/4 8:48



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