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I've been working on simple flies after being motivated by a book on that topic.  I have a thread on that book in fly tying.  

Starting bottom right:

1.  Pheasant tail with gold wire and hot orange hot spot

2.  Going right... badly done pheasant tail made with wire instead of thread

3.  Simple hairs ears

4.  Second row from bottom: tinsel midges holo and black wire

5.  Simple peacock nymphs with hot spot

6.  Brassie

7.  Thread midges with CDC dubbing

8.  Third row: Tinsel midges with rootbeer and black thread

6.  Different color goose biots with peacock

7.  Fourth row: simple mayfly dries made with biot strips

8.  Top row: couple of experiments, but sometimes ugly flies work

9.  Peacock bodied caddis dries with CDC puffs, two with no hackle two with.  

Making a road trip to Bennett from STL on Saturday.  I plan to try them all.


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That looks like a good box.  Best of luck Saturday. 

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1 hour ago, fishinwrench said:

You're targeting trout in moving water. 

Cold fronts aren't a factor, so have another excuse in mind. 😁

Your killing me... I'll blame it on the book then.  

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Slightly off topic, I read it is not the temp, but it is the pressure change that caused the front.  I also read that isn't true also.  I've heard the air temp affects the hatch which affects the fish.  Who knows.  Still better then a day at my job.  

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Agree... probably the biggest difference is a strong spring creek and freestones.  Water temp pretty constant in the trout parks.  

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1 minute ago, fshndoug said:

you better tie some bennett blue cracklebacks and some olive wooly buggers and use a sink tip if you want to catch some fish at Bennett. I caught 60-70 fish there last Friday in 8 hours.


I have bunch of cracklebacks, but not blue.  Are you using blue thread or tensile.  I want to go out with a really good woolly fisherman.  I've tried and not had any luck.  Everyone says it is easy, but I must be doing something wrong.    

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