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 Post subject: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:38 pm 
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After tying a handful of EP Flies and being relatively happy with how they came out(Thanks Overbrook) I have been dying to try them out. From a castability standpoint they are outstanding. I was flinging them all over with a 4wt. I think I could get by with a stiff 3wt if needed.

Conditions were rough this morning. After an 80 degree Sat, the temp dropped to just below 50 when I got to the pond around 7:30ish. Overcast with a stiff breeze around 5-10mph. Not ideal for warmwater fishing. Even with mother nature against me, had a decent day and couldn't be happier with the EP flies. Landed my first largemouth of the year, a handful of crappies and a catfish that hit the fly like a bass and came almost completely out of the water and proceeded to work me over before giving in. Ended the day catching about a half dozen or so gills on my 2wt before heading home.

Didn't get a pic of the catfish as unbuttoned himself at the shore, but here are a few of the others proudly displaying the EP fly
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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:33 pm 
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Nice work Jeff! I need to tie up some more if I can get off this deadhead minnow kick...(wait'll ya see what I got dryin! :D ) Those EP flies sure do look good in the water huh!

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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:25 am 
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Can't wait to see the latest creations from Castle Overbrook.


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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:50 am 
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Nice! Good to see the action is warming up!


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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Yes good to see ww action picking up...snow flurries in our area means gonna have to wait a while longer :x

Any tricks to tying them that you guys can share that enhance the action on these?


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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:08 pm 
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jkilday4 wrote:
Yes good to see ww action picking up...snow flurries in our area means gonna have to wait a while longer :x

Any tricks to tying them that you guys can share that enhance the action on these?


John...think "twitching" rather than stripping....you'd be surprised how much that ep fiber moves and pulsates in the water.....least I was.

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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:39 pm 
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I have had luck with slow strip, slow strip, quick fast strip, pause then repeat. Most of the hits are on the pause or the next strip after it. Could also just be coincidence, but I think the quick strip makes the fly turn sideways a bit which makes it look injured. At least that is how it works in my mind. :D


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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:05 pm 
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JFey, ifn you aren't already using a loop knot of some sort on them flys... Give one a try. Lot better action than regular knots (clinch, pitzen, palomar etc)...

BTW --- Good lookin' flys.

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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:25 am 
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Nice flies :) Ditto on the loop knot.

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 Post subject: Re: EP Fly Field Test
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:25 am 
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Jeff,

It is hard to tell how big those crappie are ???
But, anyway, .... I would tie up some that are slightly smaller and it will prolly increase your number of crappie bites.

Nice flys,sir

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