Archive for December 14th, 2008

14
Dec
08

Borger’s FF podcasts via Mountain River Journal

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http://mountainriverjournal.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/how-trout-see-color-gary-borger-podcast/

The Mountain River Flyshop out of Cotter, Arkansas operates a blog at Mountain River Journal. This podcast by Borger is an example of great learning tools for the beginner or more experienced as well. A very good blog site…visit it often.  (http://mountainriverjournal.wordpress.com/

14
Dec
08

Bone Fish Flats (warm wind and surreal visions)

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CHRISTMAS ISLAND NEAR PARIS FLAT~DECEMBER 2007

Today, it is snowing and getting colder this week. I don’t feel up to gearing up and venturing out. I got the lights up today as the snow started. The steelhead are in. As I looked at this pic from a year ago, I recalled the warmth, the wind, and the amazing visual assault of the flats. As if on some psychedelic cocktail, I recall the way a seemingly flat body of water, with nary a bump higher than a foot, can tilt and slant and climb. Are you hallucinating? Fatigue perhaps? Ill fitting sunglasses don’t help. I found it so fascinating to stand in knee deep water staring for the moving shadow and at the same time always have a sense that you are standing upon or walking upon anything but a ‘flat’. Anyway, that warm water and wind would feel good about now.    

14
Dec
08

Rhyacophila Caddis (Green Sedge Larva~Pupa)

Kudra Nymph

Kudra Nymph

Rhyacophila (Green Sedges) Caddisfly Larva and Pupa Info at TroutNut

http://www.troutnut.com/specimen/560

The Kudra Nymph is an all purpose nymph that I tied as an early effort as a Czech Nymph pattern. Very basic, but it has been a pleasant surprise in size 12-16’s. There are simpler patterns with beads, VRib, Liquid Lace, dubbing etc. Mix up the colors, ribbing and wing/leg material. A fat little morsel is called for. Trout Nut has tons of info and pics to peruse. Your fly tying imagination will take care of the rest.

 

 

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Woven Polish Nymph Style. I have posted several times re this style and how to do the weave. Mix the abdomen colors up to get the perfect pupa colors of green, tan, and that blend of speckled, greyish, greenish and tan. On pupa patterns if ribbing is used, remember to try wire beyond copper, gold, silver or black. There are many colored ribbing wires available now. If your shop does not carry them, they are easily ordered. That ribbing sets off the segmentation and shades of green and  browns can be had to contrast with the dubbing.    

Kudra Nymph~All Purpose

Kudra Nymph~All Purpose




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