Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sloppy flies on a Friday night

I had quite a few beers tonight while at the vise. The results aren't beautiful, but I'm still going to try and fish them.

Some size 20 generic micro nymphs






I picked up some barred olive CDC the other day and decided to whip up some CDC and Elk caddis. These are size 20 and really sloppy, but they look to be a perfect match for the bugs I saw last weekend. My experience last year with CDC on caddis patterns is that the longer and bushier the CDC, the better they fish (and float)


The ammonite nymph. I'm still out of nymph skin and scud back so I used ziplock bag. I didn't realize I had a tear in it until after I took the pic. I'm still gonna post it for the hell of it. I do really like this technique of folding a partridge feather over the thorax and pulling down the fibers for the legs.


And finally, Craven's Pigsticker. I picked up some Mustad 37160 hooks for dirt cheap this week and when I googled them, this was one of the first patterns that came up. Quick and easy to tie. (I will admit, I tied these earlier this week but they were still sitting at my vise so I took a pic.


If you'd like recipes or instructions for any of these patterns, feel free to let me know in the comments and I'll be happy to provide them. Back to drinking. Happy Friday!

8 comments:

  1. You're "sloppy" flies are better than my "I'm trying pretty damn hard" flies. I tried the ziplock bag backed scuds yesterday and realized I can't tie anything under a size 10. The size 8 ones looked good though.

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  2. You're out my way, right? Think my bro in law and I might get together with some beers to whip up some bugs later tonight. Let me know if you wanna bring your vise over.

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    1. I wish I saw this yesterday. Maybe next time.

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  3. Nice flies Mike, although I thought the headline was sloppy joe's on a Friday night...my favorite dinner...so disappointed...

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    1. Thanks Howard. And yes, Sloppy Joes kick ass.

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  4. send them my way. my address is 252 old canterbury...... :)

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  5. I find I tie better flies when I'm drinking.

    Nice looking bugs!

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  6. Thanks. That CDC n' elk caddis absolutely slayed them yesterday. I went through like 5 of them.

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