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03-07-2003 04:17 PM
juro BTW - John, I think I speak for everyone when I say... YOU DO GREAT WORK!!!!

thanks from da gang!
03-07-2003 03:40 PM
SDHflyfisher no appology is needed there are many useful variations of lfies
03-06-2003 09:54 AM
John Desjardins Sean,

First I appologize for not looking at your flys before I posted mine. When I scanned all the flys I realized that your version of this fly looks much better than mine. I should examine the flys more carefully before I start posting.

I have one river where small flys are the rule. Lots of fish, clear water, and heavy fishing pressure lead to using small flys unless one likes seeing the fish refuse flys.
03-06-2003 09:34 AM
Brad Sean, If you fish any of the tailwaters out west you can get by with size 20 flies but you will often get outfished 10 to one by the guy fishing 24 and 26 stuff. I experienced it on the green and it is especially true on the san juan where the river is a soup of micro midge larva. Big fish get bigger eating that tiny stuff all day long.
03-05-2003 07:21 PM
SDHflyfisher man those are small
how often do you guys come across situations where you need to use those?
03-05-2003 01:44 PM
John Desjardins
Originally posted by Dble Haul
After seeing the pic of the flies next to the dime, I can suddenly remember why I don't tie many midges. :eyecrazy:
Mark they are surprisingly easy and quick to tie.
03-05-2003 01:23 PM
Dble Haul After seeing the pic of the flies next to the dime, I can suddenly remember why I don't tie many midges. :eyecrazy:

They look very good John.
03-05-2003 01:12 PM
John Desjardins "Can't wait to see the rest of the entries"

I'll get started on posting them tomorrow.
03-05-2003 01:04 PM
FrenchCreek These look great!. Can't wait to see the rest of the entries.
03-05-2003 09:43 AM
John Desjardins GRR server screwups...
I can FTP to it, but then not see the directory on the web. And the 1'st two pictures are in that directory as well.
03-05-2003 08:58 AM
DFix John, please re-post; foto doesn't show up. TIA.
03-05-2003 08:56 AM
John Desjardins Brad you can be the judge of if its tieable in smaller sizes. Heres the pattern tied in #26. Same materials just a different color

Next to a dime to show size.

03-05-2003 08:36 AM
Brad Snowshoe hair is one of my favorite materials. I tie it under a softhackle to give a bubble when it is under water or with a false cast and you have a floating fly. The grey underfur works great as a post for parachute BWO and without the hackle you get an emerging BWO that sits right in the film. I still like antron on midges for the touch of sparkle.
03-04-2003 04:35 PM
SDHflyfisher the original patern i got the recipe from used snow shoe rabbit hair
03-04-2003 03:47 PM
John Desjardins Brad, I don't know how small I can go. Ive bought them in #22. I'll see if I can tie a #26 tonight. One thing I forgot to put in the description is that the biots are easier to use if they are wet.

Sean that sounds great.
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