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 Post subject: Help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:27 am 
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Okay, you feather, string, and hook wizards. I'm in dire need of more pellet flies

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If you have the interest in making a few bucks ($20 for 10) send me an email or PM and we'll discuss the finer points of what makes a successful pellet fly. At some point the pond will warm up and I need to be ready.

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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:01 pm 
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Color is what has always stumped me. A swollen pellet is a speckled yellowish brown ball, more yellow than brown. I just haven't been able to come up with dubbing or chenille that can duplicate the look.


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 Post subject: Re: Help
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I notice the swollen pellets in my pond become a tannish cream color, and of course they almost double in size. Having some brown (a fresh pellet) like the pic and others like a fully water-logged pellet should work. However, the hook has to be small because the bluegill learn quickly when they see a 'pellet' with a hook sticking out of it. I wonder if a nymph hook would work?


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:30 pm 
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Paul,
What about putting a piece of foam on a #14 scud hook for flotation and then over dubbing the foam with brown cat hair or some commercial dubbing.

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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
Paul,
What about putting a piece of foam on a #14 scud hook for flotation and then over dubbing the foam with brown cat hair or some commercial dubbing.

JT


JT, the pellets don't float like a dry fly but more like an iceberg. Some of the large fish don't waste energy hitting the floating pellets, but wait until they become water-logged and s-l-o-w-l-y sink. Sneaky devils. But, gents, I appreciate the ideas.


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Beetle wrote:
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I was gonna ask for the hidden message here, but realized you made a faux pas.


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:31 pm 
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Robert,
PM me your snail addy and I will send you a couple ideas

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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:06 pm 
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rivergeezer wrote:
Okay, you feather, string, and hook wizards. I'm in dire need of more pellet flies

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If you have the interest in making a few bucks ($20 for 10) send me an email or PM and we'll discuss the finer points of what makes a successful pellet fly. At some point the pond will warm up and I need to be ready.

Thanks.

rvr


Size #12 Tan and/or Brown Elk Hair Caddis...
Tie 'em on a 2x strong nymph hook...
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You can straighten out a size #12 dry fly hook with 4 or 5x tippet :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:03 am 
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rvr[/quote]

Size #12 Tan and/or Brown Elk Hair Caddis...
Tie 'em on a 2x strong nymph hook...
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You can straighten out a size #12 dry fly hook with 4 or 5x tippet :mrgreen:[/quote]

Nice Nile (grass) carp. Was he cruising when you cast to him or surface feeding?


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