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    Default Some Baetis & Tricos

    First pic is a size 18 Baetis nymph (long slender body)

    Hook: Grip Stonefly size 18 or similar
    Bead: 2mm black tungsten
    Thread: Any thin black thread like a UTC 70
    Tail: 4 or 5 CDL fibres
    Abdomen: a Very thin noodle of 20%/80% Mustard/Natural Hare's mask dubbing mix.
    Rib: Thin Black Flash
    Wing case: Small black Scud Back
    Thorax: Grey/Natural Squirrel dubbing

    Second and third pic is a size 18 Trico nymph (short fat body with football shaped wing case)

    Hook: Diacchi size 18 short shank nymph hook or similar
    Bead: None but for weight add 5 turns of .15 lead under the thorax
    Thread: Any thin black thread like a UTC 70
    Tail: 4 CDL fibres
    Abdomen: tan raffia twisted into a very thin rope
    Rib: thin Black Flash
    Wing case: Black raffia
    Thorax: Gold Hare's ear – tie a bit oversize to imitate the Trico’s football shaped wing case/thorax (HareLine makes a good one - think its gold HareTron)


    Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C J View Post
    First pic is a size 18 Baetis nymph (long slender body)

    Hook: Grip Stonefly size 18 or similar
    Bead: 2mm black tungsten
    Thread: Any thin black thread like a UTC 70
    Tail: 4 or 5 CDL fibres
    Abdomen: a Very thin noodle of 20%/80% Mustard/Natural Hare's mask dubbing mix.
    Rib: Thin Black Flash
    Wing case: Small black Scud Back
    Thorax: Grey/Natural Squirrel dubbing

    Second and third pic is a size 18 Trico nymph (short fat body with football shaped wing case)

    Hook: Dihacchi size 18 short shank nymph hook or similar
    Bead: None but for weight add 5 turns of .15 lead under the thorax
    Thread: Any thin black thread like a UTC 70
    Tail: 4 CDL fibres
    Abdomen: tan raffia twisted into a very thin rope
    Rib: thin Black Flash
    Wing case: Black raffia
    Thorax: Gold Hare's ear – tie a bit oversize to imitate the Trico’s football shaped wing case/thorax (HareLine makes a good one - think its gold HareTron)


    Enjoy!
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    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Collin

    AWSOME flies.....!!!!! Just love these.

    Like the raffia idea, allot easyer to work with than biot.
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    Great looking flies you have there Colin. Just take caution as to not overcrowd the hook eye with thread. (Unweighted one's)
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    This forum needs a 'LIKE' button.
    LIKE!
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Gerrit, I actually wanted that bulky "head" look, because it sort of imitates the big head of the Trico. I also think its the angle of the pick that makes them look "overcrowded".....but I can assure you there is more than enough space for leader tippet to fit through.

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    Seriously nice tying!! Well done Colin.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Quote Originally Posted by C J View Post
    Thanks for the feedback!

    Gerrit, I actually wanted that bulky "head" look, because it sort of imitates the big head of the Trico. I also think its the angle of the pick that makes them look "overcrowded".....but I can assure you there is more than enough space for leader tippet to fit through.
    Gerrit what CJ does is he attaches the tippet to the bend of the hook..the action as a result of this, imitates how the flies will swim when caught in turbulences created when Collin has a fart...yes through his waders...
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    I will take 5 of each please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamwari View Post
    Gerrit what CJ does is he attaches the tippet to the bend of the hook..the action as a result of this, imitates how the flies will swim when caught in turbulences created when Collin has a fart...yes through his waders...
    Spot on Shammers! Yoh...but you are a clever!!!

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