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Fly of the Month.

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Fly of the Month.

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:03 pm

Sometimes I forget how many people read this Board. So let’s bring them in! What’s your fly of the month?

This has been mine of last week. I didn’t tie it but borrowed it from Zeljko. I can’t tell you what it is because it’s too small to see. :p

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Fly of the Month.

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Post by Fla » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Apart from on Zeljkos Flies, I was also able to catch a few fish on the small fly below, which was just a downscaled copy of my "fly of the last few months" generic trout nymph.
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Post by t.z. » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:51 am

In June it si mostly buzzers and small stoneflies which are hatching here in the north. A lot of head and tail action at the surface. Fish take the flies very subtle and "in the front" So sharp, yet strong hooks are essential. I use AHREX since they came out with dry fly hooks and am very happy with them.

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Post by Boisker » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:25 pm

Not necessarily this month... i’ve been using a generic small cdc sedge a lot.
But one of my most productive dry patterns over the last 3 seasons, size 14-18, covers pretty much all olives in the U.K... push the wing up and it’s a dun, push it flat and it’s great spinner...
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I’ve got the wings a bit more uniform now, some of the ones above are a bit ‘rough’ :whistle:

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:26 pm

Very nice indeed. I use something similar, although uglier :D Have you tried Mika’s elastic band trick to dry them? I was thinking of inventing a mini-hairdryer but I guess that idea is redundant now :laugh:

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Post by Boisker » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 pm

Cheers Paul.... I did use an elastic band for a while, attached to a vest... but more recently have been using a waist pack and for some reason still haven’t tied an elastic band on it... so have just been using ‘frogs fanny’ type product... I should remember to sort an elastic band :whistle:

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Post by t.z. » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:37 pm

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:26 pm

I’m a big fan of the Humpy. Although I skip the deer hair nowadays and use foam. It was the best way I could find of floating a dun pattern on a bonefish hook :laugh:
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Post by t.z. » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:10 am

Skålestrømmen is one of the places the E. Vulgata hatches. Since we are so far north, it is around 2 to 3 weeks later than the places in the South. Now the mating of these huge mayflies is in full swing. Their mating dance is a sight to behold.

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