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Pond and Creek

Postby meatstick » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:27 am

I wish I could be down on the James fishin' for American Shad, but can't.
Too many home-front issues to attack.

I was able to get a couple free hours to fish locally. Went to the trout pond and had good success on a new fly. Ya can't see it well because of the moss. Just two wraps of chenille as a head, thread body, tail of sili-legs. Caught 5 bows rather fast. I love simple flies.

Then went to the creek down the road. 3 casts produced 3 dinks ... a White, a Yeller,
and a Crappie. The last one flipped out of my grasp before I could get a pic. Actually caught 5 species ... one bluegill back at the trout pond. The perch and crappie came on a white Unique Hair (synthetic) bead-chain fly.
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Re: Pond and Creek

Postby BCflyfisher2012 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:44 am

pretty fish. Also, like the idea of the fly. any weight to it?
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Re: Pond and Creek

Postby Emerson » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:53 am

Good job John.....good job this early in the season!!
Simple but effective!
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Re: Pond and Creek

Postby meatstick » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:20 am

Bradley, no weight. With so little material on the hook, the hook-weight alone is enough.
Keep in mind that I'm not fishing where there is any real current. For water that's moving at a fairly good clip, I'd use a bead up front. Gold or black, I don't like chrome beads. Not an advocate of too much flash... but that's just me.

Got the idea by studying a pheasant-tail nymph and thinking: "why does it have to be so complicated" ... it's the general profile that usually matters the most... so why must I use peacock herl, special dubbing, copper wire, pheasant fibers". I say "puffy head, thin body, tail" ... done. You could probably use dark yarn for the head.

"Sparse" is your friend.
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Re: Pond and Creek

Postby BCflyfisher2012 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:30 pm

thanks! Im going to tie up a few when I get back to my vise and give them a shot. Looks like it would work well on my local trout stream.
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