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02-26-2002 05:35 PM
pmflyfisher Fred,

The Body Bag is unique with the side mounting of the tippetts, but that is a Rouge river pattern style like the Juicy Bug of Rogue river fame. Also other rouge flies are like that. Believe because of the fast rapids mounting on the side is suppose to give the fly more stability on the drift I think.

Will have to see if I can use this technique on some of our mid western steelie patterns. Our water is not as fast as the rouge or other western rivers with intense white water, etc...

Hal
02-26-2002 01:39 PM
fredaevans
Being a 'simple' guy (wife would say 'simple minded...'

I like this fly as it doesn't take 3 minutes to tie the bugger up. Because of the body config. you can make it as big as you want for a "searching pattern,' or down to 6-4's for lower water. You can also weight the heck out of this fly if you need a bottom sweeper.

A good combo is this fly, with a beadhead Prince Nymph/Hex Nymph, etc., 30" behind as a trailer.
fe
02-26-2002 01:32 PM
Eugene
Nice one, Fred!

Ever since the swap flies arrived and I held one of these in my hand, I've really liked this fly. It has good color, silhouette, and movement, and it's very unique. It seems like it will do well either dead drifted or swung. I won't fish the "Fred Original" that I received, but I'm sure to tie some up this fall.
01-29-2002 07:34 PM
pmflyfisher Maybe they think it is a sandwich or something have to see them, when will the steelhead swap flys arrive ?
01-28-2002 08:22 PM
fredaevans
Hook sizes for the "Body Bag."

Normally tie these on either a 4 or 6 hook. Smaller gets the profile too narrow; bigger is possible. Also very easy to tie as a tube.

When the Phes. Crest is wet, it folds down as a bright red strip along side the black body and 'waves' in the water flow.
fe
01-28-2002 08:12 PM
pmflyfisher Never seen anything like that, what size hook is that on ?

It looks huge in that picture, must be the photo making it looking
that large.

Is that an original Rogue pattern ?

Maybe its my eyesight finally going though also
01-28-2002 05:58 PM
fredaevans
Juro, interesting thought..

Change the 'wing' colours to orange, body to a light verigated yellow'ish. Could be interesting. Very simple fly to tie and the buggers usually just wack it when they hit.
fe
01-28-2002 04:32 PM
juro Very unique, and definitely fishy. I'll bet this one tied in giant october caddis colors will be irresistable to fall steelhead...
01-07-2002 10:15 PM
fredaevans
Body Bag Photos

Top View
01-07-2002 10:14 PM
fredaevans
Body Bag Photos

Front View
01-07-2002 07:16 AM
juro Hello Joan!

The system limits both the physical size (hgt/wdt) and also the byte size. The byte size limit is 60k per file. Most images at 400 wdt look great at 40k or less.

If it's easier, just email it to me and I will reduce the resolution and keep it at width 400.

thank you and I look forward to seeing it!
01-06-2002 09:29 PM
fredaevans
Joan's Mega Productions Inc.--THE Body Bag Pics

Per request, side view.

Juro, can't load pics at 400x300. What size will load?

Joan
01-05-2002 10:37 PM
fredaevans
Andy: Zero Dark 30 at Casey is the Plan.

Will have Nate and his son with me, but know where the fish are holding. Not in the "normal" water at the top end of the drift but down about 2/3'rds of the run. Just above the Salmon holding water.

Not seen the fish hold this far below the 'norm' before but what the heck. If this is where the buggers want to sit, so be it.
Fred.
01-05-2002 09:58 PM
fish-head Fred , have we been holding out , or you never wanted to show me that other box , What am I to think ? I am going to loose sleep over this tonight . But I might see you in the morning if you are going to be at Casey at Dawn . Fish-head
01-05-2002 06:47 PM
pmflyfisher Can't wait to see this the name alone brings chills to me. Maybe they attack it because it just so odd looking. Gave me an idea for another pattern though that I am tying now.
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