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post #1 of 16 Old 10-08-2009, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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More Salmon / Trout Flies

For those who like pretty things........................

Canadian Killer;

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Dr. Mummy;

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The Cross Fitch;

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Original Pattern, The Double Dare
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Original Pattern, Pasagshack Special
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The Railbird
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Original Pattern, The Cross Fitch Redux
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-09-2009, 10:36 AM
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Ummmm... I could hate you. Been trying to fight the urge to step up to a spey 7 or 8 weight. You are not helping... Started fly fishing a couple of years ago, bought a 5 weight for trout in the local rivers and lakes. A lot of my friends fish steelies in the Deschutes.


Enjoy seeing your flies, good photos too.



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Ard. I've seen your work before, man. But you are a true artisan. I know a lot of people are probably looking at this and thinking: "huh?". They should try tying a few flies. Mine always look...different than yours. Oh well, they catch the occasional dumb or sight impaired fish. And my Dad is pretty good.

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I know a lot of people are probably looking at this and thinking: "huh?". They should try tying a few flies.

I wouldn't mind learning the art of tying.
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It's fun. I'm not very good at it, but you can get a kit and start messing around and get some easy flies done pretty quick. It's cool to catch a fish on a fly you tied.




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I would think tying steelie flies would be easier than trout. Many of the flies I use for trout are tiny. I do have two different opti-visors, but still, tiny is tiny...
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It all depends. I've caught trout on some pretty damn simple flies (some big, some small). Like an artificial salmon egg (ball of fluff secured to a tiny hook). There are levels of complexity for both...Ard is in another league, but you could get a fly-tying kit and with a few frustrating hours tie yourself a few flies that will catch fish. Ard's flies are beautiful, but simple works, too. My dad ties little ant and beetle flies that are made with foam. Takes about two minutes to make one. Catches trout like nobodies business. A purist might argue these are not 'flies', but I'd rather fish than get all semantic.

I like to try and make up my own designs. Some work better than others.

PS - minnow imitations will catch trout and are pretty large (comparatively).




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I have added more flies to the thread, Steelhead patterns.

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Wow. Just "Wow". Those are simply beautiful.

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-11-2009, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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Tom,

KLR owners are artistic at times. Thank you I am glad you guys like them.

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