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DUBBNDecember 24th, 2012, 5:50 am

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Four days off for the Holiday left me time to BBQ ribs and start filling my fly Boxes. The first three patterns I will be using on a local Tailwater (Frying Pan) this morning. The rest will be used in a few weeks/Month.

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Kschaefer3December 24th, 2012, 9:17 am
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
Very nice flies! What sizes are they? Good luck fishing, let us know how it goes.
DUBBNDecember 24th, 2012, 6:35 pm

Posts: 47
The top two flies are 20, and 22 I did very well with them today. The rest are 14's and 10's I wont use them too much till Spring

I had alot of fun today.
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OldredbarnDecember 25th, 2012, 12:19 am
Novi, MI

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Hey fella you are breaking my heart here! :) That Bow looks sweet.

You need to pass on some recipes...I'm curious, what are you using on those abdomens on those last three flies?

The river looks good...We just finally got a couple inches of snow this evening to make it look like Christmas and the temp dropped a bit.

You can PM me if you wish to save some secrets...:)

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
DUBBNDecember 25th, 2012, 8:00 am

Posts: 47
Spence, no secrets. The abdomens are Midge Tubing with wire or Krystalflash inserted as a core. I really doubt that this technique makes a bit of difference to the fish, but I enjoy using it. Ribbing the abdomen with wire after midge tubing has been applied would work just as well.

It's a technique that works well for me on patterns as small as 22 and 24's aswell

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