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FredHNovember 15th, 2012, 7:34 am
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108


This is tied on a size #18 and it has ginger colored pice of spanflex tied into the carapace to mimic the ones I see where I fish. What size and color are the most common where you fish?
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GutcutterNovember 15th, 2012, 5:50 pm
Pennsylvania

Posts: 470
I'll take a dozen. Opaque gray. Size 18
All men who fish may in turn be divided into two parts: those who fish for trout and those who don't. Trout fishermen are a race apart: they are a dedicated crew- indolent, improvident, and quietly mad.

-Robert Traver, Trout Madness
EntomanNovember 16th, 2012, 10:50 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Beautiful fly, Fred. You captured the transparency of the natural very well. Anglers whose opinions I value and who also have experience with this critter tell me that this characteristic is the most important one to imitate. My understanding is that they look virtually clear in the water. Apparently, the duller versions with a lot of white don't work as well.
"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
FredHNovember 17th, 2012, 11:01 pm
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
Thank you Sir , I appreciate the comment.
Fred
http://www.realisticflytying.net

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