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Old 02-17-2007, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sat down this morning to prep for my dad comming out for a few days. Him and mom are comming to see their grandson, dad wants to fish the dream stream so I tied up some #18 BH brassies in purple, #14 blood midges and one pattern that I like to hit the browns with when I lived in Iceland, somewhat of a butcher pattern.

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blood midge


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anyone have any suggestions for a fly to tie up for this next swap, I have no idea about the beatis or BWO's as I don't tie that many of them...
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They all looked very nice.* I'm sure the fish will like them.
For baetis, there are three major stages that are available to trout-
nymph: weighted or not (pheasant tail or other mayfly nymph patterns)
emerger: weighted or not (barr's emerger, rs2, etc)
surface: dry flies and stillborn (adams, olives and criples)
This insect is usually around size 22-20 in Colorado and can go from size 26 to 18.
Also, there are plenty of variations of the above patterns.* If you do a search online, you will find plenty of patterns.
Hope that helps.
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KK,

Those are great! I also was tying a few this morning...




I taught my son (6) to tie some as well. This is his first:


and this is his second:
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(wasn't watching him too closely on that one)

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those are all great , I'll have to see if I can get some pics of the flies my son ( has tied . Its great to spend tiem tying with you son!!!
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Those look great for a 6 year old. Man I wish I had started that young! I'm sure those will catch some nice ones!
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those are all great , I'll have to see if I can get some pics of the flies my son ( has tied . Its great to spend tiem tying with you son!!!
DF,

I agree -- now he is excited about an opportunity to go and try them out. It would be great to see your son's flies, too!

My son is not unlike other sons in that he is the type of kid who wants to know and do just about everything that his dad does -- this can be good or bad but good in this case!

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Those look great for a 6 year old. Man I wish I had started that young! I'm sure those will catch some nice ones!
I'll tell him you said this, thanks! I think he is doing a good job learning -- I only help by describing what to do or showing him on my vise, I don't take over the bobbin...
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That is awesome, When I started tieing, dad would have me tie one up and then cut it off the hook and do it over again so I would get used to it. Awesome work for a 6 year old.
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That is awesome, When I started tieing, dad would have me tie one up and then cut it off the hook and do it over again so I would get used to it. Awesome work for a 6 year old.
KK,

That is a good strategy, especially for someone older. Just like fishing, I want this to be fun for him so he doesn't see it as boring or as a chore. I am envious -- I certainly wish my dad had introduced me to tying!
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