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Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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Thanks. It's a foam that a buddy of mine gets me from a shop in the Sunbury/Selinsgrove area. Not sure of the name of the shop, but I see other shops selling the same material, so it's out there. I think FFP has it at their shop.

Posted on: 2007/3/22 5:46
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Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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I'll have to give it a try, although I wonder if it might twist the tippet with a fly that big. The microweb materiel is porous,- lets air thru it to help with that problem.

By the way - I just gotta ask - Are you gonna bring Miss Kitty to the Jamboree?

Posted on: 2007/3/22 9:31


Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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Just to be clear...getting a twisted leader (wind knots) are not caused by the fly, they are caused by an improper casting stroke. With that said, let me say next, I get them all the time. I use the micro mesh and like it too. But if you have problems with your cast, even hackle tips or mallard flank or micro mesh or whatever will twist your leader. So I see no harm in it. Though I do think a solid wing as opposed to a wing that allows some air flow, should twist less. As I told the guy who last reminded me that it was my cast and not the fly, "yes, but any help I can get to counter my casting flaws are greatly appreciated..."

Posted on: 2007/3/22 10:00


Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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By the way - I just gotta ask - Are you gonna bring Miss Kitty to the Jamboree?


Ms Kitty is to busy acting in a barbaric manner with barbaric feeeshin gear to pay any attention to us fly feeshers.

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Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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Festus...is it foam or is it Webwing material by Hareline? If its the Webwing material I'm still not sure how well that stuff will float but I have seen others use it and was thinking about trying a pattern something what u have shown.

Posted on: 2007/3/24 22:18


Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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This stuff is foam sheeting. I know it floats well, doesn't twist leaders unless they are to small. I get it from a fly shop in the Sunbury area. I can put you in touch if you need info on buying the foam.

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Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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I fished a lot of drake hatches on a lot of PA freestones never using anything more complex than a Gray Fox Variant.

http://www.gallinago.x.se/watershed/basecamp/000011.html

It's never let me down.

But as some of the other guys were saying, limestone drakes are a different story.

Usually, when the drakes are on the limestones, I fish a sulfur...:)

Posted on: 2007/3/26 18:39


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I go to that fly shop all the time. It is called "Fly Tyers Heaven" in Sunbury off 61. He makes preformed wings and apprently he sells just the foam too. I didn't know that.

BJ

Posted on: 2007/5/28 11:20


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The easiest pattern I have ever seen for the green drake is to simply tie in 3 hackle tips for a tail, one brown and two grizzly. Palmer the three feathers to right behind the eye. Tie off, whip finish and that's it. Tied on a 10 or 8 2x long. Although, I have never used them during the drake hatch as someone taught me this fly a couple years ago and I haven't been able to make it home since learning it, it is extremely easy to tie and while not as pretty as some other patterns looks "buggy" enough to catch fish.

Posted on: 2007/5/31 9:59


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I'm not sure I understand this simple pattern: are the hackle tips "tied in as a tail" the same ones that are palmered forward or are these 3 different feathers?

Is there a dubbing used for the body? If so, I presume it is cream-colored. If not, what then?

Sounds a bit like a #10 griffith's gnat.

Posted on: 2007/5/31 10:32
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Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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Sounds like a Bivisible with a tail and only in one color instead of two...would that make it a "visible"?

Posted on: 2007/5/31 10:43


Re: wanted: simple green drakes

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Yeah the same ones tied in as a tail are palmered forward. No dubbing used. I guess palmered isn't a great term because you need to make the wraps much tighter than you would normally palmer a fly. Like I said I have never used it, but an older gentlemen that taught it to me said that is all he uses for the drake hatch. It is definitely much darker looking than an eastern green drake. I'm assuming you can clip the bottom portion of the hackle to make it ride a little lower. He said he also uses oversized hackle as well.

Posted on: 2007/5/31 11:24



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