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 Post subject: Tied up a few
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:24 pm 
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These may not win any beauty contests, but they'll fish. And that's all I need. I don't do small very well, so this was a change. Some #16 dries, BWO and Adams; then a couple #18 midges. Hopefully I'll get to fish these a bit tomorrow. Or I may spend all day at Bo's talking junk and telling stories. I have not tied anything in quite some time. Thought I would post them up.

Something I have recently realized. My eyes are getting worse. I have to tie hi vis something on all my dries now. Oh well, gave me and excuse to wind some thread.


BWO, yes the hackle is clipped. Like I said, I don't do small often, and it's an older neck. It'll do.

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Midge This one's for you Brad. Red and copper wire from an old wired cell phone headset. :D I figured trout like red, copper, and peacock herl; so here goes.

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 Post subject: Re: Tied up a few
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:28 am 
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Its been a long time since I tied anything small....I'd probably have a hard time tying a size 12 right now :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Tied up a few
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:30 pm 
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Jason,

Nothing wrong with those bugs. Might have made the olive body a little lighter since it will darken in the water.

My eyes can't see the bugs anymore either. Do your eyes see that orange hi-vis better than they do white for example?? I need to experiment with hi-vis colors on my drys to see which one that I can see the best

JT

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 Post subject: Re: Tied up a few
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:17 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
Jason,

Nothing wrong with those bugs. Might have made the olive body a little lighter since it will darken in the water.

My eyes can't see the bugs anymore either. Do your eyes see that orange hi-vis better than they do white for example?? I need to experiment with hi-vis colors on my drys to see which one that I can see the best

JT



That's just the BWO dubbing I had around. I don't tie them much, but you're right. I may look for something a bit lighter if I need more.

The orange is the trick for me. The white just blends in with the foam on the stream I fish. The orange stands out really well for me. I've started adding it to everything I tie. It worked great this afternoon in the fading light. I caught 3 on the BWO.

Tom, I had to wear my glasses so my eyes would focus on those little bugs. I had the 4x magnifier on my head just in case.


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 Post subject: Re: Tied up a few
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:35 am 
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Where do you get that orange hi-vis. Does Bo have it ??

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 Post subject: Re: Tied up a few
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:15 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
Where do you get that orange hi-vis. Does Bo have it ??

JT



Mine is Orvis Para post in Fluorescent Orange. Feeling it, it feels like some type of synthetic, polypro or polyester something.

Bo ties some of his flies with the Chartreuse color so I'm sure he has some.


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