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After 6 days of being skunked on the river I tied up some small olive wet flies on TMC 200R size #4 hooks. With the heavy angler pressure and low 350cfs flows this year I haven't been having much success with my larger Intruders and Marabou swinging flies.


Water temp. this morning was 49 degrees. Within 15 minutes of starting this 23" male took on a short swing.


About 45 minutes later this 30" male grabbed the same fly and I thought this was going to be a banner day! But the wind came up and put many leaves in the water slowing the bite. Fished for a couple more hours before calling it a day. :)
 

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Hackle collar is 2 turns of Peacock body feather. Pretty simple tie. Here is recipe:

Hook: TMC 200R size #4 or a 4XL wooly bugger hook
Weight: 8 turns of .020 lead wire in the thorax area
Tail/body hackle: olive grizzly hackle
Body: medium Varigated Chenille black/olive
Rib: green wire “BR” size counter wrapped through the body hackle
Collar: 2 turns of Peacock body feather
Head: black thread
 

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The 6 days I was skunked:

Black Riach variation A.J. #1.5 blind eye


3" Black/olive marabou cut-shank


freestyle Dee: white wing with Black/green body A.J. #1.5 blind eye



Chartruse Mahoney A.J. #3



freestyle Dee: Black/blue A.J. #1.5 blind eye



Beauly Snow fly A.J. 3/0
 
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