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 Post subject: Short SoHo trip
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:46 am 
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Lots of fish on craneflies, strippers, caddis, bwos and even a fairly heavy hatch of sulphurs up near the dam. What an awesome river and a blessing to be able to fish. Does the SoHo ever fish badly? :D
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Watched a lady in a drift boat land a 28" brown late the last evening. A great experience to watch.


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 Post subject: Re: Short SoHo trip
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:04 pm 
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good job WK ...glad you found a few eager to eat.Looks like the Little Man is wading a little deeper water this year. :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Short SoHo trip
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Good to see your crew on the water. Really glad to see your dad out after them. I believe I can tell where your at :) Good looking fish.

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 Post subject: Re: Short SoHo trip
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SoHo fish badly? Nope. Just me. I'd like to see some crane fly recipes in the tying section. I've come up with a decent one, but maybe we can put our heads together and come up with something new.

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 Post subject: Re: Short SoHo trip
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Great report WK :)

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 Post subject: Re: Short SoHo trip
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Grand report & pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: Short SoHo trip
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I agree...Great report....having the family along makes it extra special.


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 Post subject: Re: Short SoHo trip
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Riverview wrote:
SoHo fish badly? Nope. Just me. I'd like to see some crane fly recipes in the tying section. I've come up with a decent one, but maybe we can put our heads together and come up with something new.


Knox, over across the pond, they call crane flies 'daddy longlegs'. If you search for daddy longlegs patterns, you should turn up a few that don't look much like what we call daddy longlegs (they call our long legged spiders 'harvest masters'.)

Adult cranefly patterns could be tricky be with the long appendages, a Spey type fly could be a good emerger, and a nymph is a nymph, just get the size and color right.


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 Post subject: Re: Short SoHo trip
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:51 am 
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Thanks much fellas. I've been in bowhunter mode the last month or so and the trip last weekend was set up back when I was still hot to trott for the SoHo fresh home from a July trip. Part timer I guess.

The crane fly was a surprise for us. I'll tell you what I did for a pattern after supper the first night at the vise. They appeared to be a #18-16 depending on how you size a fly with super long legs. :D I caught one and had it in a clear hook box for reference.

I used #18 dry fly hook and dubbed a thin tan body over yellow 8/0 thread.

Then I tied in a very thin batch of snowshoe rabbit foot guard fibers and wrapped figure 8s to splay or else used olive micro fibbets for the 6 legs (figure 8s again) then kinked with a heated bobbin. Either legged pattern worked.

Thinly dubbed around the legs then tied in light dun hackle tip wings or cut to shape natural turkey biots the length of the shank. Tied both in down wing and tried to splay slightly. Single winged some.

Finally used a #20 light dun hackle for a 2 wrap collar hackle.

They don't float like a cork but must look good enough to the fish.

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I accused Dad of chiseling his name in the rock he stands by in that pool and I never get to fish it. :lol:


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