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almostlost 05-03-2018 08:22 AM

Size 18-20 wd40. I've had days where the fishing is tough, catching fish every now and then while switching through patterns, then I tie on a calibaetis pattern, specifically a rust and green wd40 and its non stop fish.

herefishy 05-03-2018 01:30 PM

Rust body and green thorax? Or other way?

TDub 05-03-2018 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Seldomseen (Post 171984)
Fish them both at the same time. Trying hanging a c-mid, PT, CJ or whatever off the bend SSL, bugger, or p-lady on an indicator rig.

I would fish them together but for some reason I started to get away from the smaller flies. We have had great success with the p-lady.

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Originally Posted by Mr Blur (Post 171986)
any soft hackle peacock is good. carey special is productive. similar somewhat to ssl or bugger. always hang
a small pt or midge off the bend

I never heard of the Carey special it looks like a good soft hackle fly!

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Originally Posted by david vaughn (Post 171988)
I mainly fish the Rim due to how close it is to me.

As stated above, all of these flies work well, but my main go-to fly anymore for topwater is a #16 Mini-Hopper. I've tied up many different colors, finding no indication which is better over the other.

At present, I am only using a bright yellow or orange foam as an indicator, as it is easier seen then other colors.

I can always count on #14 Simi Seal Leeches in red black or olive, with either a red or cream colored glass bead.

When it gets tiring catching with the leech pattern, I'll go to any other pattern, just to see if I can work the magic with those patterns.

Good to know about the mini hoppers we used to do well with coachmans and humpyís.

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Originally Posted by almostlost (Post 171989)
Size 18-20 wd40. I've had days where the fishing is tough, catching fish every now and then while switching through patterns, then I tie on a calibaetis pattern, specifically a rust and green wd40 and its non stop fish.

I have a few wd40ís Iíll have to try them.

Thanks everyone for refreshing my memory and giving me new patterns to try. Does anyone have much luck with damsels on the rim or are these more abundant in the white mountains? We fished a lake in southern Utah last year and had a killer day with both nymph and adult damsel patterns.

almostlost 05-03-2018 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by herefishy (Post 171990)
Rust body and green thorax? Or other way?

Yup. A BWO climbing out of its old rusty casing.


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