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    I really think all of that works but thanx for idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
    Very Nice. I will have to tie up a few of these for stripers on the flats. I had been using gummy's large enough to resemble sand eels but I really like the e-z body wrap around look. The sand eel pattern I have been throwing without the e-z body never seemed to get much attention in shallow water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd mate View Post
    Very Nice. I will have to tie up a few of these for stripers on the flats. I had been using gummy's large enough to resemble sand eels but I really like the e-z body wrap around look. The sand eel pattern I have been throwing without the e-z body never seemed to get much attention in shallow water.
    Last year I went to an awesome local fly fishing convention and a guy by the name of Rich Murphy had a booth dedicated to striper fishing. I walked out with his book, "Fly Fishing for Striped Bass", and haven't even had the time to read it cover to cover yet. There is so much information packed into it I'll admit to being slightly overwhelmed.

    Anyway, there is a chapter devoted to patterns and that's where I found that eel pattern. To paraphrase, the body tubing's main purpose is to keep the front portion of the fly rigid. If you've ever paid attention to the way sand eels swim, I hadn't, their heads remain virtually stationary compared to the rest of their body when swimming. Will report back with results after this weekend.

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    I made a wooly bugger

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    Cool!
    Nice to see the thread pop up again. Unfortunately, my tying gear is buried.

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    I made a pick your pocket

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    This is my favorite fly so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngirl79 View Post
    This is my favorite fly so far

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    Looks like a nice setup there.

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    My friend gave it to me

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    my top producing fisherman this year told me to go deep with either flies, spoons or whatever which means you are gona lose lots so buy cheap flies & lures
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    my top producing fisherman this year told me to go deep with either flies, spoons or whatever which means you are gona lose lots so buy cheap flies & lures
    I'm tying them myself. And naming them. It's fun.

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    there arenít a lot of feelings that compare to catching a fish on a fly you tied

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    I hooked one last week but it came unhooked .

    That fly was Daryl

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    When you said you give them names I just assumed something like wooly bugger
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    When you said you give them names I just assumed something like wooly bugger
    That's the type of fly.

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    I caught my first fish on a fly rod today, also on a fly I tied.

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    Congrats.

    That process that you just went through will last you a lifetime, and affect everything you do in your life in some small way.

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    congrats mtngirl, beautiful fish

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    Helluva first fish!

    But what is that?! An odd-colored brown?

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    Bull trout. Or Dolly Varden. They use to say they were the same but now they are slightly different.

    The only char native to Washington.

    He was way prettier in person. His spots were golden and he was a deeper greenish brown.

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    God that's what it looked like but didn't know you had them there...never caught one myself.

    Congrats, gorgeous fish!!

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    Nice fish!
    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngirl79 View Post
    Bull trout. Or Dolly Varden. They use to say they were the same but now they are slightly different.

    The only char native to Washington.

    He was way prettier in person. His spots were golden and he was a deeper greenish brown.
    It appears to have the broader head and long jaw length of a bull trout. If the head is a little large for the body and the upper jaw extends well past the eye, it is probably a bull trout. This is the time of year when bull trout migrate down from small tribs to winter over in holes in the river.

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    Nice Bull!

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    Whatcha tying?

    So naming your flies.... Just for kicks and giggles I looked at all my boxes & totaled up my flies, and I have exactly 1 zillion. No I havenít tied all of those, but a fair bunch, and thatís a lot of names.
    I also lose flies, (very rarely), it seems like I would just get too attached to them if they had names. I have more of a rancher/cattle relationship with my flies.
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