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sulphur emerger

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I am looking fo a good sulpher emerger pattern for use in north central pa. Does anyone have one they would be willing to share?

Posted on: 2007/3/10 20:43


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I found one in the Mid atlantic FF rag a decade ago that has performed well. It is basically a phesant tail nymph up to the wing case, a piece of yellow poly yarn tied in as a wing case and then some peacock herl and bring the Poly over to the eye as a small loop instead of tight to the Herl. It is finished with a few wood duck barbs as legs coming out from the sides at the eye and pointing back. There was a piece of Ostritch herl that ited in at the eye and went around the Poly to appear as a broken wing case. (I skip that part now cuz it always broke on the first fish. )

Fish it as a rising nymph or emerger in the film or below the surface. Often below a Comparadun sulfur or Sparkle dun.

A friend of mine has another killer pattern that is much easier using brown dubbing for the abdomen, and yellow for the thorax and a typical ing case of Phesant or turkey quill. He murders them on that fly.

Basically, put a little yellow at the front of a dark nymph and you are all set.

Maurice

Posted on: 2007/3/10 21:21
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I use a pattern I've dubbed the Snowshoe Emerger/Cripple. It's based on Quigley's Cripple. A friend visiting from California had a lot of luck with that pattern and left me one as an example. I changed it up a bit.

Hook: TMC 2488(or similar hook)size 12-20.
Thread: Black, or to match the pattern.
Tail: Rat Tail(you see it in fly shops as Frizz Fiber)
I use white and color it to match the pattern
Body: Pheasant Tail wrapped with thin copper wire.
Thorax: Yellow CDC feather
Wing: Snowshoe Rabbit
Hackle: Grizzly to match the pattern.

Tying Instructions

1. Tie in the tail/trailing shuck.
2. Tie in Pheasant tail, and thin copper wire. At this point you're
going to tie the body of a PT Nymph. I wrap PT forward and
counterwrap the wire. I would say you want the body to stop
about 1/3 the shank length behind the eye
3. Tie in a suitable bunch of Snowshoe for the wing with the
tips pointing forward. Trim the hair facing back short.
4. Tie in a yellow CDC feather by the tip
5. Tie in a grizzly hackle by the stem
6. Bring the thread forward to just behind the eye
7. Wrap the yellow CDC feather for the thorax.
I tie it down in front of the wing, and trim excess.
8. Make 3 or 4 wraps with the hackle over the thorax. Again I
tie it down in front of the wing, and trim excess
9. Build head and whip finish.

For the suplpur. I'd color the shuck/tail, tan or light brown. Body would be natural PT, Wing would be light gray. Hackle would be natural grizzly, lightly barred.
I may have a picture. If I do I'll post it

Posted on: 2007/3/10 22:41


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Thanks for the help guys. I will be tying some of each of these today. I will be heading north in two weeks And I will be fishing some of the fly fishing aeras. It may be a little early to try them yet but at least I will have them if I need them. I will be up there most of the time until after the end of may so I should have plenty of chances to see how they work.

Thanks Again

Posted on: 2007/3/11 9:04


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Here's a sulfur emerger/cripple that is a variation of the patterns you've been given above. I have had pretty good success with this............ http://shop.flyfishing.about.com/fly_archive/details/1149.htm

Posted on: 2007/3/11 10:19


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Here is mine. I live in Williamsport and fish the surrounding streams and do quite well with this pattern.

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Posted on: 2007/3/11 17:55


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Thanks Again guys. I have already tied some of the first two so I will tie some of these also. I just can't help myself. If this keeps up I will have to get a bigger fly box. I will be trying all of these as soon as I get a chance. I may be able to pick a favorite but if not I will continue to tie and use all of them.

Posted on: 2007/3/11 23:25


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Matt, I like the looks of that one...

Papaw, While they will work anytime...keep in mind that mid May thru June will be better. when the sulfurs are on the water.

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Maurice,

Instead of a thread body, the body can be of dubbing (any color). I tie them in BWO, Blue Dun, Brown, Cahill, and Hendrickson. However, Sulphur is the most productive. I think it has something to do with the contrasting colors.

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I actually created the same pattern for myself a year ago, except I like to use a hivis foam post. wonders never cease.

I can vouch for its success.

ps. nice job Mkern. looks better than mine!

Posted on: 2007/3/12 22:22


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Matt

Great looking emerger!

Since Maurice likes them also, maybe he will be nice and tie me some too!

Posted on: 2007/3/13 9:08


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in a recent edition of fly fishing and tying journal they had an interesting article about a caddis emerger. Pattern looks similar to that, anyone read it and have any insight towards it?

Posted on: 2007/3/13 14:59
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ry.

when tied in the right color, that fly will catch fish during any hatch. I tie them in all of my caddis colors as well as all mayfly patterns.

I'm also tying them in adams as well... who knows? I can't see why it wouldn't work, other than the fact that fish keyed on emergers are onto something specific... they do love the adams though.

Posted on: 2007/3/13 15:15


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First emerger pattern i ever tied was an attempted adams (and i do mean attempted pattern). I've got to get out. Today is BEAUTIFUL, and I'm stuck in the office making phone calls. Maybe thurs or fri I'll go catch a few before I head to work. This site is making me crazy cause I talk about fly fishing but just haven't done it in a few months now!!!!

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Here are two that I use. You can not have enough variety as the hatch progresses thru the weeks if you are fishing hard fished water. Any stream with a good Sulpher hatch will get some attention.
The parachute pattern is really a Hendrickson, just substitute the orangish yellow for the thorax. On this one I used brown fur dubbing and fine gold wire ribbing for the abdomen. You can use the standard pheasant tail materials and it works just as well.
The nymph style I used the pheasant tail abdomen. Tie in a dun CDC for a little wing, before you start the thorax. Pull the butt end toward the wing, tie in your yellow thorax and pull the butt ends of the CDC over like a wing case. Tie off. Cut the CDC off long enough to splay and use for legs. Or cut off entirely and tie in a dun soft hackle.
Both were tied on a Tiemco 200R emerger hook
Good Luck
Flyman

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