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Old 01-28-2002, 05:58 PM
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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.
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Old 01-28-2002, 08:12 PM
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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
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Old 01-28-2002, 08:22 PM
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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.
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Old 01-29-2002, 07:34 PM
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Maybe they think it is a sandwich or something have to see them, when will the steelhead swap flys arrive ?
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Old 02-26-2002, 01:32 PM
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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.
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Old 02-26-2002, 01:39 PM
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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.
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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...

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