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    Default Hook recommendations please

    Guys what do you tie your Midges on, the whole cycle? *For yellows.

    Thanx.
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    I like Grip 14731 for all my SM yellows flies. Really wish they would make it barbless though.

    But i am a kaapie so dont fish much for them - just saying what i use.
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Beast Tamer View Post
    Guys what do you tie your Midges on, the whole cycle? *For yellows.

    Thanx.
    Best hook I have found - thin enough for pupa, heavy enough to handle SM.
    http://www.theafricanflyangler.co.za...hooks?Itemid=0
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    Thanx guys,

    Gary I'm thinking TMC 2457 for bigger fish species i.e LM >12lbs?
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Korrie has a great hook that he ties his goldilocks fly on. Im not sure which one it is, but its a long shank hook, and I found it great for largies.
    It could be a grip in size 4 0r 6, but I m not sure.
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    Default Velcro Midge

    Check out this cool Midge larva, I tied it using a thin white velcro strip and used markers for the rest but left the belly side white. Forget about the hook I didn't have anything else just hacking around this morning.

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    I actually quite like the hook for this fly. If you give it some weight, and bulk the body up a bit, you could have a very nice nymph. Maybe a led wrap before you dress it with the velcro
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Beast Tamer View Post
    Thanx guys,

    Gary I'm thinking TMC 2457 for bigger fish species i.e LM >12lbs?
    I would still suggest giving the Fulling Mill hook a try, but yes - the TMC 2457 would be good, but the TMC 2499SPBL may be even better.
    http://www.jsflyfishing.com/tiemco-t...nymph-fly-hook

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Korrie has a great hook that he ties his goldilocks fly on. Im not sure which one it is, but its a long shank hook, and I found it great for largies.
    It could be a grip in size 4 0r 6, but I m not sure.
    Gerrit was asking about midges.
    Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGY View Post
    Right ..yes my apolgies.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Thanx guys.

    Gary you don't perhaps have some TMC 2499SPBL in stock with you #8 & #10? Not planning a JS order anytime soon.
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 02-07-15 at 11:10 AM.
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