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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Attempt #2 - any thoughts?
Bruce's fly
Gutcutter
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Gutcutter on Nov 30, 2010November 30th, 2010, 12:59 pm EST
the mono extended abdomen doesn't show up well
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Lastchance
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Lastchance on Nov 30, 2010November 30th, 2010, 2:18 pm EST
I like it. We gotta try 'em out.
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Martinlf on Nov 30, 2010November 30th, 2010, 11:59 pm EST
Nice work!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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JAD on Dec 1, 2010December 1st, 2010, 8:17 am EST
Now that opens up the thought process. The extended abdomen could be made with hi viz mono or dyed mono Thanks Gutcutter


Nice fly
JaD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
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Gutcutter on Dec 1, 2010December 1st, 2010, 2:33 pm EST
the second extended abdomen is larva lace with mono "tails" threaded through the hollow center.
i'm too computer illiterate to bring up the spinner picture from the other thread to this one...
All men who fish may in turn be divided into two parts: those who fish for trout and those who don't. Trout fishermen are a race apart: they are a dedicated crew- indolent, improvident, and quietly mad.

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Lastchance
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Lastchance on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 2:10 am EST
Why did I not receive any credit for that fly Gutcutter? I'm pissed.

Please, somebody ask Gutcutter where he got the idea for that fly? Gees, you think you know someone and then, wham, they wack ya'.

Bruce
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Oldredbarn on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 2:58 am EST
Why did I not receive any credit for that fly Gutcutter? I'm pissed.


Bruce,

Next spring you'll see them in a bin at your favorite fly shop in PA labelled, "Tony's Tiny Ties"...:)

Spence
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Lastchance on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 5:08 am EST
I believe it, Spence. You think you know someone. I bet he'll copyright it and I won't get any credit or royalties. If a guy doesn't come clean about a fly, what else isn't he telling me--us.
Bruce
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JAD on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 6:12 am EST
Bruce
Tony is not answering you, I think he"s hiding something.

JAD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
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Gutcutter on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 6:42 am EST
so sorry bruce and john
i was cutting guts and was not on the troutnut site, so i couldn't deal with those horrific accusations.
to come clean - i'll admit that bruce sent me a photo of a fly with clear tubing slit and covering the hook-shank with 2 tails out the back.
i extended the abdomen. sorry for the copyright infringement, buddy.
bruce's fly is now attached to the top of this thread.
i've already hired a patent attorney / pattern attorney...
i promise not to steal your patterns anymore...
All men who fish may in turn be divided into two parts: those who fish for trout and those who don't. Trout fishermen are a race apart: they are a dedicated crew- indolent, improvident, and quietly mad.

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Oldredbarn on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 7:16 am EST
sorry for the copyright infringement


Tony,

I think they call that "innovation". At least that's what you can tell the judge. :)

By-the-way...You need to get some lotion on those poor overly hand washed hands of yours. They look dry...

Spence


Oh! I like the flies boys...We will need some reports after you try them out next fall...
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
Lastchance
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Lastchance on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 10:45 am EST
Well, Tony took the tubing idea and used it as an extended body. His version is much nicer and cleaner. I didn't take a lot of time on my version. I was experimenting to see how the pieces would come together. Actually, I slid a clear piece of Larva Lace over the hook eye. To take it one more step you could crimp the tubing with a pair of pliers, etc. to give it a segmented look before slipping it over the eye.
I was just busting on Tony. I'm sure there are 10 people who've read this and said, "I've used tubing on dry flies before." There's really nothing too original in fly tying.
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Konchu on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 11:27 am EST
what kind of tubing is it?
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Lastchance on Dec 2, 2010December 2nd, 2010, 2:04 pm EST
I used clear Larva Lace hollow body. Below is the link. You can do a lot of stuff with it. Many places sell it under different names.
Bruce




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