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Old 02-08-2009, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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huhuhuhuh!

I am lovin this! I decided to tie up some size 22 midge dries. I did this without instruction. I simply eye-balled a midge dry and figured it out by myself. I must say....I am very proud of the final products. My first 2 tries were complete and utter failure and looked like crap.

Then I figured out what I was doing wrong and adjusted. Then the flies started looking a LOT better. These beasties are gonna work GREAT on the Ark I think. Here they are:








I am now going to go try them on the Ark!
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They look good Kyle. Should work on those risers for shure.

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Old 02-08-2009, 11:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Bring me some im on my way.LOL
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am bringing them all! Hopefully we get some risers in this cloudy weather! Dean, if you wanna, we are gonna be fishing the valco section.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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very cool Kyle. Well done, they should work!
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Thats a good lookin bug!
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Those look pretty sweet. For a variation you might try tying your wing/case material with excess hanging over the bend, hackle your thorax, pull the case to the eye, tie it down, fold the excess back and tie it in place. Essentially it would be like what you've tied but the wing originates right behind the eye instead of behind the thorax. I have no idea if that would be more or less effective, but it would be a different look while using all the same tying skills as your original.
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Thanks all!! They work too! I just got back from the Ark

The fish there wouldn't hit any other dry except the ones I tied today!!!

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Old 02-09-2009, 11:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Lookin pretty nice. What kind of hackle you using for those babies? You gonna post the pattern? Good job on the fishin - sure is nice to catch fish on your own flies, isn't it?
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Lookin pretty nice. What kind of hackle you using for those babies? You gonna post the pattern? Good job on the fishin - sure is nice to catch fish on your own flies, isn't it?
I dunno if ill post the pattern because I didn't come up with it myself. I eye-balled several midge patterns including a pattern from Arkanglers.

I guess I did all the steps by myself, and they may be different from a lot of people's steps and had to go through trial and error, but it is by no means something I just thought up in my head. I will have to tell you the brand of hackle I am using when I get home....cant think of the name off the top of my head
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