Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wanna hang with the bait chuckers on opening day?

This mealworm pattern should do the trick.

Dai-ichi swimming nymph hook
Lead tape wrapped along hook shank (I went with tape to keep the profile thin like the actual bug)
Latex rubber glove-cut in a strip, wrapped for the body
6 lb flourocarbon (ribbing)
Prismacolor markers for coloring
The epoxy of your choice



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    1. hehe If you're serious, let me know. I'll knock out a dozen for you at a really good price.

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  2. They might look strange in my fly box. If I ever tie them up, I'll have to keep them in a styrofoam worm cup.haha. nice looking realistic tie!

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    1. thanks and yes, they look weird in the box.

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  3. Very nice tie Mike. I've tied some similar without even thinking that one that color would look like a mealworm.

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    1. yeah Im thinking if you dub one end, you could easily get them to pass for a caddis on fish that arent too picky.

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  4. Very nice flies. I've tied them with Thin skin but they did not come out as good as yours.

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    1. Interesting. I would think Thin Skin wouldnt be as stretchable.

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  5. It wasn't. That is why your look great and mine are lumpy.
    So while I was at the doctors today, I did get a few latex gloves. What size hook did you use?
    Thanks,
    Bill

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  6. Sweet waxy looking grub. Like the colors in there.

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