By: Hornberg (offline) Wednesday, January 08 2014 @ 08:59 AM EST
Quote by: Ktbone
Is that a humpty with a bead head prince dropper?
I must have caught at least 90% of my fish for the last two years on the WDH, but sometimes that last 10% can be a bit fussy.
Nope, its a modified X-caddis minus the tail with foam wrapped underneath the dubbing and then layed back on top after. Floats like a son of a gun and doesn't flop over like EHC tend to.
The nymph is another mod of mine, its a flashback Pheasant Tail with a red head and a maribu tail instead of the standard PT fibers. I found that after 12 or so fish my classic PT's were getting all beat up pretty bad, so I swapped in a more durable material.
The fish seemed to love em, and they help up real good to some serious abuse from some fiesty native brookies.
“The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”
-Frank Herbert, Dune
By: Dave V (offline) Thursday, January 09 2014 @ 04:21 PM EST
Greatest part of fly tying taking a proven pattern and giving it your own touch . Well done .
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was
cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.
On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words,
and some of the words are theirs.
By: Beaton (offline) Thursday, January 09 2014 @ 10:15 PM EST
That's a lot of tying! I have a hard time staying at it. Jack and I tied up a few grey ghosts before Christmas. Gave them to my brother in law to use on Winni this spring. Had good luck last year. I barely made a dent in all the bass flies I tied last season.
Hope you're starting to thaw out a bit Stephen. We've managed to avoid the frozen pipes but are working our way through the woodpile pretty quick.