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CatskilljonMarch 9th, 2014, 9:03 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
Here is a style I have been messing with from the middle of last year till now, the Euro nymph. Just for the record, I am not at all interested in competition fly fishing, I do however have respect for a guy who can pluck trout out of a stream like they were in a barrel.

Anyway, among the hundreds of "new" flies that are designed every year since these competitions have been gaining popularity, these have really caught my eye. The guy who invented them calls them "Glitter numphs", and rightfully so.

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Hook, Hanak competition
Tail, coq Deleon
Body, metallic thread mixed colors. coated with epoxy
Collar, spiky hair, rabbit, squirrel, etc
Bead, tungsten

WbranchMarch 10th, 2014, 11:44 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2701
Looks a bit like the Lightning Bug that was very popular in MT about six years ago.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
GusMarch 10th, 2014, 2:28 pm

Posts: 59
The top right one is similar to the PBR fly out of Blue Quill Angler in Colorado. Deadly fly!
"How do you help that son of a bitch?"

"By taking him fishing"

-A River Runs Through It
OldredbarnMarch 12th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
The top right one is similar to the PBR fly out of Blue Quill Angler in Colorado.

Richard...Got Pat Dorsey coming to Michigan in May to speak at the banquet of the Michigan Fly Fishing Club.

Looking forward to it.

"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
WiflyfisherMarch 12th, 2014, 6:38 pm

Posts: 639
CJ, if those shiny, metallic flies don't work you can always hang them on the Christmas tree next year as ornaments. :-)
John S.
JOHNWMarch 14th, 2014, 10:25 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Funny you should mention the lightning bug Matt, that is exactly what I thought. I tie a very similar pattern with rainbow pearl crystalflash over red thread and then a collar of ice dub somewhere in the arena of the natural of the prominent species. Louis can attest to its effectiveness on wild browns esp the baetis version.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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