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PowderfingeJanuary 9th, 2017, 4:22 am
3 corners

Posts: 11
hello, new here. what are your most realistic and effective patterns?
thanks to all!!!
PABrownieJanuary 9th, 2017, 5:55 am
Gallitzin PA

Posts: 42
Grannom soft hackle!
I don't even use adult patterns anymore, I cant keep fish off of the soft hackle when grannoms are hatching, seriously!
PaulRobertsJanuary 9th, 2017, 7:58 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Here's a dry I've done well with during Grannom activity:
http://www.troutnut.com/topic/7985/Caddis-Wing
PowderfingeJanuary 10th, 2017, 2:05 am
3 corners

Posts: 11
great paul. being that pic have various hues, what color goose do you use?
same for the body dub. looks yellow/green in one shot, very brown in another,,,thanks
WbranchJanuary 10th, 2017, 3:56 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2628
Oh no, not the deadly Grannom thread for the umpteenth time!!
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PaulRobertsJanuary 10th, 2017, 5:56 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
It's wild Canada goose. It's all shades of tan-gray. I've tinted some with Pantone pens, but I'm not sure it's necessary, esp for Grannom adults. They can be very active on the water and the buoyancy of the fly mimics them pretty well. I've done well with this pattern as far apart as the Beaverkill and Gunnison.
PaulRobertsJanuary 10th, 2017, 5:58 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Oh no, not the deadly Grannom thread for the umpteenth time!!

Matt, you've been here a long time and can probably remember most good threads on here -maybe even recite them verbatim! :) Let the new guy ask his question. :) And yes, he should know there is a LOT archived here in past threads. Powderfinge, do search back, there's a treasure trove of discussion here.
WbranchJanuary 10th, 2017, 4:45 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2628
Sorry for my abruptness! Diplomacy is not one of my stronger suits since becoming a septuagenarian.

Of which Grannom do thou speaketh? The one with the blackish body and mottled dark wings or the Apple caddis with the apple green body and light colored wings. Both are found in many Catskill waters but I'm not sure the Apple caddis is indigenous to the LJ.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfJanuary 10th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3016
No apple caddis on the LJ. Paul, thanks for bumping up that thread. I'd forgotten some of the ideas there that I'd planned to try out. So much to tie, such little time.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
AfishinadoJanuary 11th, 2017, 3:35 am
SE PA

Posts: 75
PowderfingeJanuary 16th, 2017, 3:56 pm
3 corners

Posts: 11
no offense taken. my friends never ask what i'm thinking, I just said it. appreciate all the help/tips dudes.....

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