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Old 10-22-2012, 07:07 PM
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I've been practicing tying some caddis recently (dry and nymph, the dries are sub-par) . Partly in prepartion for the fly swap. Just playing around and getting some ideas.

I initially tied the pupa with antron. I scrubbed that when I wasn't getting the correct size and coloration. Segmentation was good by twisting it tight and holding in hackle pliers. Just wasn't what I wanted.

Stopped by Sportsman's on the way home from Flagstaff. Picked up a thing or two. I've just been tying up a few to get an idea of what I want to do.

What do you all think? I know I can fill in the herl some more and not leave that little gap between bead and the thorax.

I just wanted some critiques on it. I'm using a cream rabbit dubbing underbody with a vinyl D-rib as the body and peacock herl for the thorax. Black/nickel bead head.

I also tried a clear rib over the cream underbody but it wasn't quite what I wanted. Going back and forth on which to use. I have been practicing with some cheaper hooks but have some TMC 2487 for the swap flies.

Critiques welcome. Let me know if I should change/add anything.

Just wanted to get some advice. Always trying to improve in my every day tying.

Also sorry for the blurry picture but the lens is still foggy from moisture it was exposed to in the high country this morning.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:12 PM
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i think your own critique points out the only "flaws". well done. i would be curious to see how green dubbing would show through the vinyl... food for thought
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:13 PM
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i think your own critique points out the only "flaws". well done. i would be curious to see how green dubbing would show through the vinyl... food for thought
I'll try it, thanks.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:14 PM
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Looks pretty good to me. Using more herl on the thorax would be my only suggestion, but you already pointed that out. Nice fly!
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:26 PM
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Hey! I just did the dozen flies for the swap and they look almost the same!
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:08 AM
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good on ya. I hope they're dries.

regarding your fly...it is quite nice. don't make the thorax bigger (unless you exxagerate it intentionally). instead make it more compact in width, but taller. use dubbing loop herl rope. good work nevertheless. though that is a simple pattern, yer skills are tightening up nicely. keep it up.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:19 PM
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try ostrich instead of peacock.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:32 PM
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I just say tie it and try it, if it don't produce, modify it. Don't let to many comments change they way you tie, or else you start tying like everyone else...all looking the same and you lose your creativity...create your own style...you can mimic but add your own twist and stay with it....nice tie by the way...

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:22 PM
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......you'll catch more brownbows if you tie in on a treble hook and put "balls of fire" on the end of each tip...or velveeta!!!!!

Fish it! I would.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:31 PM
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