Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Amphipoda



CrepuscularMarch 5th, 2013, 2:24 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 920
Another from today
EntomanMarch 5th, 2013, 2:32 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
What do you think?

"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
CrepuscularMarch 5th, 2013, 2:55 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 920
I think I should not have bothered posting my photo. You already know what they look like. :)
EntomanMarch 5th, 2013, 3:55 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
:)
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
OldredbarnMarch 5th, 2013, 4:21 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
Kurt...I'll take a dozen...;)

Is that wrapped partridge?

What size? Both of you...:)
"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
CrepuscularMarch 5th, 2013, 5:53 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 920
They come in all sizes from as small as you want to tie to about a 14 scud hook. This one was a size #16.
EntomanMarch 5th, 2013, 7:33 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
We get 'em out here up to size 8! Most are in the 12 to 16 range. The partridge is spun in a loop, Spence. The hackles are too short and the barbules too long to wrap conventionally. First dub the thread, form a loop, and insert the barbules to the proper length horizontally on the dubbing and twist the loop up enough to trap them. then trim off the stems along the edge of the thread so the barbule bases don't show. Finish twisting up and wrap on the shank over copious quantities of lead. It's a bit tricky to do. I'm thinking of investing in one of those Petitjean tools to simplify and speed things up...

Most aren't speckled like Eric's specimen. They come in all shades of gray, tan, and olive (some greenish yellow or even peachy cream). I pretty much stick with this aqua tinted gray & partridge and a greenish olive version tied with plain hen hackle. For the tannish ones, I just use a Bird's Nest (as I probably would for Eric's). In sizes 12 - 18, they cover the spectrum for 90% of the ones I've ever run into (of which 75% are covered by the olive). Some of the lakes I have fished (particularly in OR) have the big boys. I just trim up a small Crystal Bugger to deal with those if I have to.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Mosquito Adams
In Fly Tying by Mcflyangler
0
Re: Two Bit Hooker
In Fly Tying by Mcflyangler
2May 23, 2017
by Mcflyangler
The Baby Bow Streamer
In Fly Tying by Mcflyangler
0
Re: Fav. bug
In Fly Tying by Fish24_7
6Sep 21, 2006
by Softhackle
Re: Caucci's Compara-Nymph Step by Step
In Fly Tying by NEMatt
6Jul 10, 2014
by NEMatt
Re: Serratella
In the Mayfly Genus Serratella by Goose
1Oct 4, 2006
by Troutnut
Re: Arctopsyche Grandis
In the Caddisfly Genus Arctopsyche by Epeorus
6Jul 6, 2014
by Entoman
Re: trico education
In General Discussion by Lastchance
16Jul 31, 2020
by Martinlf
Small Transparent Baitfish - Underwater Footage!
In Fly Tying by Mcflyangler
0
Re: Springtime fun
In the Photography Board by Crepuscular
7May 2, 2013
by Jmd123
Most Recent Posts
Re: Fish & Camp Destination
In General Discussion by Ste6168 (Martinlf replied)
Re: What do I have, what do I need?
In Fly Tying by Red_green_h (Creno replied)
Re: 2015 Caribou Hunt
In Site Updates by Troutnut (Kvnfraley replied)
Re: I got the scope Jason recommended and here are some pics through it!
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Creno replied)
Re: Tippet for Doug
In Gear Talk by Martinlf (Red_green_h replied)
How to tie Devil Bug
In Fly Tying by Coha
Re: Best Streamer Rod
In Gear Talk by Dschmaier (Partsman replied)
Re: Happy Thanksgiving
In General Discussion by Martinlf (Partsman replied)
Re: Fall ISO's - Au Sable
In General Discussion by Brian314
Partridge & Orange spider by Barry Ord Clarke
In Fly Tying by Coha