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Thread: A good searching mayfly pattern for streams/rivers?

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    Default A good searching mayfly pattern for streams/rivers?

    Doing alot of reading lately about the stomach contents that make up the majority of a river trouts diet.It seems to be an average of over 50% small mayfly nymphs.
    The sizes seems to be around the #16 - #18 mark,and the colour black and dark brown.What are one or two great mayfly nymph imitations that would match the above findings.
    I can think of a small Zak or Ptn.
    What suggestions or experiences do you guys have?

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    OSA Nymph.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    are you that confident corrie?u really promoting this fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by saflyfish View Post
    are you that confident corrie?u really promoting this fly
    That's what he uses when he runs out of klippe to throw in the bos Or when there are Corixa around
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    You can really try the GUN and Earp as well ...

    http://www.tomsutcliffe.co.za/fly-fi...ewsletter.html

    The GUN is a further variation of the G-Force.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Frenchie with orange collar, and Black CDC jib with tung bead. My two favourite seek and destroy nymphs. But as the wisdom goes, fish what you are confident fishing. Seems to do the trick with me!
    Check out some of my FF pics - http://www.flickr.com/photos/30562135@N07/

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    GRHE and PTN is probably the best.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    GUN and GForce in their current incarnations for me.

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    Where can i get tying instructions for these gary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saflyfish View Post
    Where can i get tying instructions for these gary?
    Both patterns tied in a number of colour combinations:
    • @ - Silver-lined Glass (silver tungsten)/black organza (black fine spanflex)/black permanent marker body/silver wire/Siman UV Peacock Black Fine dubbing

    OR

    • @ Copper-lined Glass (gold tungsten)/brown organza (brown fine spanflex)/brown permanent marker body/gold wire/Hareline UV Ice - Olive Brown dubbing


    G-Force
    Hook: Dohiku 302 (#12-16), Dohiku 301 (#18-20)
    Bead: @ Glass 11/0 (#12-16), 15/0 (#18-20) Tungsten optional (3.0mm #12, 2.5mm #14, 2.0mm #16-18, 1.5mm #20)
    Thread:Nanosilk 12/0 White
    Body: Flashabou 1604 (#12-16), 3204 (#18-20) or 6904 if 1604/3204 unavailable, marked with @ permanent marker after wrapping.
    Rib: @ wire - Small/Fine
    Tail: @ Organza
    Thorax: @ dubbing
    Body coated with Deer Creek UV Fine

    The GUN
    Hook: Dohiku HDJ (#12-16), Hends BL120 (#16 = "#18")
    Bead: @ Slotted Tungsten 4.0mm #12, 3.5 & 3.0mm #14, 2.5mm #16-18, 2.0mm
    Thread:Nanosilk 12/0 White
    Body: Flashabou 1604 (#12-16), 3204 (#18-20) or 6904 if 1604/3204 unavailable, marked with @ permanent marker after wrapping.
    Rib: @ wire - Small/Fine
    Tail & Legs: @ fine Spanflex
    Thorax: @ dubbing
    Body coated with Deer Creek UV Fine


    EVEN BETTER - Come to the Elgro Clinic 12 April to see me tie them...
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    Gary
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