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post #151 of 161 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 04:43 PM
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I came across this via HeadHunters -

It's called Marks Goblin authored by Mark Hieronymus

I was skeptical to use it for trout but the fish locally are extremely aggressive as they have a lot of competition. They are not spooky by any means and the river is strong. I like the lack of rabbit strip although there is a collar. I think this pattern could go a lot of places. It's articulation in the water is superb and yielded fish for me.

Because there's no rabbit strip it's light and easy to cast

Would love to see someone here play with the design

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Glad you like it. I'm the "Mark" in "Mark's Goblin", and that fly has caught steelhead from CA to AK, and big trout from MT to BC and AK.

The wing is BirdFur, and it is almost impossible to foul. I designed the fly to present a full and highly active profile without bulk - the evolution of the Goblin included a fox body at one point, but the "fluffiness" of the fox in the water hindered the motion and made the fly rather "sticky" when casting with light trout gear.

The Goblin is basically a pared down, front station intruder with all the extraneous stuff that doesn't catch fish removed. Pretty simple, really.

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post #152 of 161 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 07:09 AM
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Hot damn! I have scads of bird fur I bought years ago on a close out sale.

Looks like this time my hoarding paid off.

That is one break through design and it lends itself to some other new wrinkles like complex dubbing loops.

Atta boy.

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Hot damn! I have scads of bird fur I bought years ago on a close out sale.

Looks like this time my hoarding paid off.

That is one break through design and it lends itself to some other new wrinkles like complex dubbing loops.

Atta boy.

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That’s funny, I was just thinking the opposite: looks like I [I]need[I] yet another material! Good grief where does it ever end?

Seriously though, that is one sweet looking fly that I will definitely be adapting to my repertoire. Exactly whet I have been looking for, well done!!!
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This great thread seems dead...

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This great thread seems dead...
In my case, I have confidence in what I have already posted, and do not believe I need to add anything more to my fishing arsenal. Lately to improve some skills, I have added a new variant of mouse. In short, I am good with ....

* few spiders
* size 6 to 10 conehead muddler
* rabbit tubes
* marabou muddler
* sculpzilla

and a variant of the muddler, the mouse.



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trying to post a March Brown Wey Fly at http://raspberryfisher.wordpress.com...brown-wet-fly/
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Peacock Flea

If swinging a tandem, my frequent "backup fly" is the Peacock Flea

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Holy cow! Tiny!

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That peacock flea would be killer in Alberta or BC waters from Aug thru September. Small beetles or drowned ants are my favourite flies for that time of year.
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That peacock flea would be killer in Alberta or BC waters from Aug thru September. Small beetles or drowned ants are my favourite flies for that time of year.
I thought of tying with a flat wing, like a Jassid, but believe the pain of adding that small soft hackle makes a better fly. And yes, I often envision as a little snail, beetle, et cetera.

It now has been 15 years since I been on the Bow, but it is a great river. Some of my favourite Rainbows came off this river. Great fighters.
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