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Old 06-01-2005, 03:28 PM
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I love to fish surafce flies in any environment. On my local pond and many warmwater areas I see a lot of damsel flies and back in the 'old country' the nymphs werer a popular pattern for still water trout. I would expect them to be consumed in large quantities and wouldn't hesitate to throw one to a big Carp - just as soon as I get the chance.

This one had done very well for me so far. Here's the pattern:

Hook: Orvis curved nymph hook size 8 (code 1510)
Tail: Olive dyed rabbit fur
Body: Olive dubbing
Rib: Oval gold tinsel
Suspender: Small polystyrene ball encased in nylon mesh stocking. Finished off with a coat of loon hardbody to help endurance.
Hackle: Rootbeer, wound parachute style.

This is a real simple pattern to tie and very easy to cast with lighter lines (4-5wt).
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:34 PM
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4-5 weight? just how big of a carp are we talking about


great looking pattern Adrian
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:25 AM
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the reel. A big carp could be hard on a 4-5 wt.
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Is that suspender the same material you use for the boobie flies?

It looks great.
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:40 AM
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Yup, same stuff. It's sold as a packaging material. I got a sackful from a company (I think it was XDR something or other ???). Probably enough for a thousand lifetimes for about 12 bucks
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:02 AM
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Nice ties. Bring some of those to the cape...our pond has been lit up with trout.

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Old 06-02-2005, 10:20 AM
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....argh too late for this week-end!

Came up to Burlington this morning, loaded up for the salt with no F/W gear.

Last season everything just stayed in the back of the car the whole summer - fresh, salt whatever. This year I decided to be a bit more "organized".

I'll bring some along next time.
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thats one funny looking booby nymph
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