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post #91 of 155 (permalink) Old 04-28-2015, 12:27 AM
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Been awhile since I trolled the hallowed pages of Speypages. Man, I am lovin' this trout forum! Got my creative juices flowing, so I pulled out all my tying stuff, blew the dust off of it, and got down to business. Just gearing up for the May 1 fly-only opening on the Thompson, can't wait. The River is looking really sweet, not too much run off yet.
Some new to me patterns I dreamed up. I pretty much fish dry flies 90 per cent of the time, but I figured I should get some wet 'ammo' in my case.
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IMG_7251 by CampX, on Flickr

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post #92 of 155 (permalink) Old 04-28-2015, 02:59 PM
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I have tons of trout stuff, just no place to post it. I am game for a trout HFF

Skittering Peacock Caddis, this fly is deadly on the swing




BWO Nymph on the swing



I fish a two handed 4 weight for most my trout fishing. Fun stuff.

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Well, our little trout section has got some serious clout now!!

Great to see you here Marty! Love that Caddis.

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Beautiful flies guys! I'm excited to tie more trout sized skaters now.

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Great Muddler, Ryen! Nice hooks aren't they? Got your PM- response incoming.

CampX- those are some real buggy looking nymphs, and interesting, I might add!

Brother Todd- looking forward to seeing more of your skaters!

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post #97 of 155 (permalink) Old 05-02-2015, 11:23 AM
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Went out yesterday and fished a bunch of the flies I have been tying.

They liked my bunny tubes:


March browns:


Blea and blacks:


And the muddlers. Of course the biggest fish of the day came on the muddlers and when I wet to get a pic he decided he had had enough and boogied out.
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Sorry I couldn't get away from the shop to join you yesterday, Ryan. Let me know next time you're out my way.
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No worries man! Was a fun day, I did a lot of experimenting with patterns and lines. Now I just have to get back to the vice to replace all the flies I lost!
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Trout Skater

I tied a trout sized version of my steelhead skater today. My friend Craig had some good action last week on McKenzie Green Caddis dries so I figured to tie my trout skater with the same color scheme. I tied these up before church and was daydreaming about fishing them during the sermon!!

I got numerous rises, hookups, and landed many fish on this fly this afternoon - too bad they were all hatchery steelhead smolts and planter rainbows. Those native cutthroats and redsides have got to go after this fly too, hopefully after all the synthetic fish get out of their way.
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I like that one! I need to figure out how to keep the fly small enough for trout but get enough foam on it to keep it up and riding right.
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I like that one! I need to figure out how to keep the fly small enough for trout but get enough foam on it to keep it up and riding right.
My fly above is tied on a #10 Mustad 9671 (2xl streamer hook). I typically tie my steelhead skaters on #4's so compressing the materials and proportions on the smaller hook took some getting used to. I put less materials in this micro skater to simplify things a bit. With this style of skater, at least the way I tie them, it is important to leave enough room behind the eye of the hook to tie down the foam and then tie off in front of the foam. I have a SBS on my blog for this pattern and you can alter materials and colors as needed to make a smaller fly.

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Mighty fine trout, Ryen! Would have loved to seen the big Muddler chompin' beauty!!

Todd, I think it's about time to swap some flies, brother! I know you've got some of mine, but I think we need to test that skater on some Catskill trout!

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Todd, I think it's about time to swap some flies, brother! I know you've got some of mine, but I think we need to test that skater on some Catskill trout!

Cheers, my friends,

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Whipped up a few spiders for a wade on one of our tailwaters tomorrow. We usually float these rivers, so it is always a welcome change when the weather warms and the release schedule means I have a few hundred cfs to work with instead of a few thousand.

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