Size 18 or Smaller Emerger Pattern

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by kelvin, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. kelvin Active Member

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  2. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    I decided to tie this fly. I think it'll be a killer October Caddis pattern tied in the same colors as in the video. Time to do a little shopping...
  3. kelvin Active Member

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    I decided to tie this fly. I think it'll be a killer October Caddis pattern tied in the same colors as in the video. Time to do a little shopping...[/quote]


    Chad, great pattern and I look forward to your ties
    I guess I do have a question
    ever see a size 18 October Caddis ?
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  4. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Doh!!! I got all excited and forgot about that. Well, back to the drawing board.
  5. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Funny, I was about to confess to the same problem. I decided to tie up the snowshoe emerged Hans posted and picked up the hooks he recommended in the size he recommended - 14. After tying up about 6 flies I suddenly stopped and remember this was a size 18 swap. Need to get smaller hooks.

    Chad, as an aside I tied that pattern for the Christmas face to face swap. It was difficult to get the length of the hair wing to a length where I thought it looked right (it kept being either too short or too long), but it does look good in person.
  6. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Okay, after relearning that October Caddis are slightly larger than a size 18 hook, I decided to tie the Barr Micro Emerger. I'll do size 24's IF I can get it to work. John Barr says you can, but I'm not John Barr. Gonna use BWO colors, or whatever. Can you even tell color on a fly that small?
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  7. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I will probably start tying mine this weekend. I need to do a couple of prototypes to check the proportions.
  8. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    purple phases are half way done, got real sick the past week and havent been focusing much on tying. i'll have em done by the end of this weekend.
  9. kelvin Active Member

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    why?
    just go for it
  10. kelvin Active Member

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    I just picked up some size 26s
    but I wont be tying on them just yet
  11. Richard Torres Active Member

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    You guy's have tied some great flies so far. Mr McPhail has some amazing patterns out there. Chad I can't wait to see yours where they're done!
  12. kelvin Active Member

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    hows it going out there in TV land?
  13. riseform Active Member

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    should have received mine by now
  14. kelvin Active Member

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    I have
    havent even had time to open the package
  15. Rob Ast Active Member

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    12 are tied, just working on a few extras so I can pick the good ones for the swap.
  16. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    Working on my pattern. This is a great idea for a swap.
  17. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I'll be tying up some PMD Emergers that I had good luck on up on the Salmon River downstream from Stanley, Idaho last fall. ;)
  18. kelvin Active Member

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    Nice
    I would like to go back there this summer
    also over to the Big Lost
  19. kelvin Active Member

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    I would like to go back over there this summer or fall
    also over to the Big Lost.

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  20. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    PM sent.