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Selecting THE right fly

Post Number:#11  Postby Jonathan » Tue May 19, 2015 12:11 pm

Actually you misunderstood Vince's English (as you also do mine and Ezvin's). :blush:
Vince does not take three flies he takes three BOXES of flies.
One box is unweighted brown clousers, one is medium weighted brown clousers and the last box is heavy brown clousers.
And he always catches trout (and whatever else he fishes for). :yeahhh:
There is a lesson here somewhere - if only I could find it??? :???:
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Post Number:#12  Postby Stu Jamieson » Tue May 19, 2015 1:44 pm

I think the lesson is: always follow Vince's lead. ;)
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Post Number:#13  Postby queenfish » Wed May 20, 2015 3:26 am

[quote="Jonathan"]Actually you misunderstood Vince's English (as you also do mine and Ezvin's). :blush:
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:yeahhh: You are a good friend Jono.
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Post Number:#14  Postby Brad Y » Sun May 24, 2015 11:57 pm

Paul Arden wrote:Interesting that they lock on to UV. Are you using UV blends? There are lots of trout patterns incorporating UV. I think it's something I need to get back into. There are even some all-UV flies that can do very well indeed. I'm thinking baby doll in lime green UV during low-light for example. Those things positively shine in the box. I used to catch well on them but haven't really experimented down that road since then. We also used Vivas, which has the same tail, and Christmas Trees which had the same plus a red UV throat. My Grenadiers have UV orange seal fur... but I have only a few small pieces of the puzzle in place in this regards.

Something else I really need to try is painting the hook shanks white before tying these and other flies.

Cheers, Paul


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No just regular BMS Blend dubbing, but I sort through them with a UV torch. Chartreuse, hot pink and red all glow nicely so I made a mix up and also incorporated a whisker of brown as well just to get a bit more stand out factor involved. With the hammerhead and BMS patterns Ive also gone to using an attractor style tail of marabou. White seems to work very well with our bream as the bodies of the flies are either olive or a tan sort of base colour.
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Post Number:#15  Postby Glenda » Tue May 26, 2015 10:02 pm

Woohoo....I have lots of BMS flies from trout fishing days. Will give them a go on saltwater species!! Thanks Brad.
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Post Number:#16  Postby Lou Bruno » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:34 am

Paul Arden wrote:I only use three flies, Mike. A chartreuse and White Clouser in various sizes, a crab and a popper. There may of course be a call for other flies, I once fished to spanglies eating grasshoppers in Exmouth - and caught them on grasshoppers, but generally speaking I haben't had the need for anything else. Size can be important I think but that's about it. There are people who argue you need a Deceiver too.

It's not trout fishing where I need 100 patterns!

Cheers, Paul


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What crab pattern...Merkin?

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Post Number:#17  Postby Paul Arden » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:39 am

Anything really. I think presentation is more important. I’ve caught Permit on Clousers fished like crabs. Ask me this question again in 10 years :D

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