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    The Easy And Reliable Pattern:

    Hook: Any nymph hook you are comfortable with
    Bead: Clear silver-lined glass
    Weight: Ultra-thin lead wire
    Legs: Fine rubber
    Thorax: CDC
    Abdomen: Body Quill
    Ribbing: Copper wire
    Tail: CDC











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    Ugly, but very effective!!!
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Very very nice Mario! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to knock a few those together for Rhodes next month.
    Andrew Schlosser

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    Quote Originally Posted by schloshd1 View Post
    Very very nice Mario! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to knock a few those together for Rhodes next month.
    Tied for those waters Drew, they work very very well indeed. Will put on the Jihad nymph during the day today that I fish in tandem with the EARP. They bring me a LOT of fish, and are basically what I fish with 90% of the time.
    Last edited by smallstreams.co.za; 29-03-13 at 07:21 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Tied for those waters Drew, they work very very well indeed. Will put on the Jihad nymph during the day today that I fish in tandem with the EARP. They bring me a LOT of fish, and are basically what I fish with 90% of the time.
    Sounds similar to the combo that I mostly fished on the Mooi. I fished mercury GRHEs or mercury PTNs in tandem with what is basically your jihad with an oversized bead and red wire rib. Interestingly, the majority of my fish were caught on the weighted fly, even when I switched the flies' positions around on the rig. Have you noticed anything similar?
    Andrew Schlosser

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    Quote Originally Posted by schloshd1 View Post
    Interestingly, the majority of my fish were caught on the weighted fly, even when I switched the flies' positions around on the rig. Have you noticed anything similar?
    80/20 split on the EARP/Jihad in my case. Means both flies work
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    Another great tie, just love it.
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    Have used this fly for a while now and it works very well! Have caught Smallmouth Yellowfish, Smallscale Yellowfish and Rainbow Trout on it! Thank for sharing Mario!

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    Some nice triggers worked into that pattern, I like it.

    Thanks for sharing.
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