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 Post subject: Getting ready for PFF...(JT, please sit down before viewing)
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Brown Trout
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I checked the boxes and noticed I was dangerously low on stoneflies and midges.

Two things I noticed when I was tying the stoneflies is that I don't think I have ever tied the same pattern more than a few times each and jamming to Metallica is very satisfying when tying them... Image

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The variety in how you can tie stoneflies is fun to me. Not sure why I used a double bead, but I wanted to get them down. I think the copper rib looks cool against the black ribbing, but not sure if the fish will care. Also, I love a good reason to tie a fly using wiggle dubbing.

The glass bead on the midge was a Michaels find. Huge bag for a buck. Probably a little big for a sz 22 midge and I'm not aware of any midges with huge translucent blue heads, but once again, I thought it looked kind of cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:18 am 
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Good looking bugs. I need to tie a few, as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:09 am 
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Stones and green weenies might be the only flies I bring


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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 12:52 pm 
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I was going to ask about the double bead.....why not just put some lead under the dubbing....but then I read the rest of your post.....I've done alot of that "just because" stuff too. I like the looks of them....barring the double bead ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:57 pm 
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I initially went with a large gold bead, but I just didn't like it. There is also some lead wraps under the dubbing, but I wanted to make it heavy enought to get down to the depths on the fast moving Beaverhead without using much if any split shot, but mostly I just wanted to see what it looked like :D Maybe tonight I will try three beads... haha


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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:00 pm 
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Nice. Wonder what they would look like with black beads? Hmm.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 3:43 pm 
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You should put a warning or some kind of disclaimer in the title of this thread. If JT sees this he will shit himself and wander around mumbling until he sees you at Shady at which point you will be able to hear him from the South Holston.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...(JT, please sit down before viewing)
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 3:53 pm 
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Good call Kyle... title is now adjusted.

Also, OB. I had so many of those beads from Blake that I had to find a way to use them!


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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...(JT, please sit down before viewing)
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:04 pm 
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After listening to some advice, here is what I came up with :D

Hopefully JT still lets me attend Shady Valley


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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready for PFF...(JT, please sit down before viewing)
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:33 pm 
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I think the green bead needs turned the other way.... like that it will really Piss JT off.

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