Few 1/16 sickle jigs and stonefly nymph
Nice I have tied a similiar pattern where sculpins are and have done above avg! Great tie!!!The Funnybunny Sculpin. Lots of rabbit used in different ways (traditional, dubbing loop, and slapped across the head).
I'm gearing up for Hybrids also ----- won't be long.hybrid flys
I'm gearing up for Hybrids also ----- won't be long.
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Tying some gurglers tomorrow, they were excellent producers last summer.
Good luck and good fishing !
The Golden Retriever remains a staple fly in Maine for decades.I don't believe I've posted in this section before but tonight's tie was too good to not share. Last night, saw a YT for a simple fly called the Golden Retriever. I don't have golden/tan Marabou nor the same in cactus chenille but figured it would be good for white bass and smallies if I tied it in white. Tied up a couple and they came out perfect (pretty simple flies, so...). All was good until I noticed the slotted bead had covered the jig hook eye perfectly! Time to give up for tonight!
I still keep a similar fly in my box but I use white marabou for the tail with olive sparkle chenille. Works well in dirty water for steelies. I caught my first player (over 12 pounder) on the pattern in late February 2002 with it. Very easy tie.The Golden Retriever remains a staple fly in Maine for decades.
Thanks, much appreciated!I don't tie anything up until I start fishing. I look forward to your posts. Your posts also inspire me to tie up some flies. You should consider your mentorship on this board as a reason to tie. I am sure there are many others beside myself who look forward to your posts.
Thank You Cream.
Your posts are inspiring. I'm not good at fly tying and I do just enough to get by. When I tye the Atlantic pollock fly it takes me 45 mins to tye one. Lol it takes days to get motivated. Then I think about how much they cost a piece and I'm a tying fool.Thanks, much appreciated!