one hook 2 chironimids

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by luv2fly2, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Hha ahhah haha.... maybe that's it. Perhaps we should be tying two GRHEs on one hook! Maybe three! If tying two patten on one hook is the ticket, why not adding more? Or, try different pattern designs on one hook. Ya just need a very long shank hook! Actually, it would make more sense if you did tie different patterns on one hook... the fish may be interested in one or the other.

    I'm sure someone somewhere has caught fish on the mutant midge but you can sometimes catch a fish using belly button lint so unless the pattern works for a number of different folks at a consistent rate, I'm having a hard time buying it.
     
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I might just try two GRHEs on one hook. It would be a real conversation piece. You know what they say, "If you aren't the lead Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear, the view never changes."
     
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    Double Humpy. This fly actually has a following and claims of success.

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  4. GAT

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    I can see why the Double Humpy works... it isn't supposed to represent two flies somehow conjoined together. It's one pattern tied on one hook.
     
  5. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    I'm always amused to hear people hypothesizing about what a fish thinks something looks like...my favorite is when somebody throws a dash of red near the fly's head and sagely refers to it as 'a blood trail' wounded minnow..etc. What balderdash....the latest flies have the same significance as this year's ladies' hem heights...fashion and commerce. Most patterns exist to catch those who fish.

    The best we can say is that for some reason a pretty dopey critter sometimes thinks this thing at the end of my leader could be edible.
     
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    Blue Active Member

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    I tied this for a swap awhile back. On a #12 Swim hook
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    I like that one,blue. Here's one I tied yesterday morning, and the proof it works a couple hours later. IMG_20130408_120452.jpg IMG_20130408_121538.jpg
     
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    Blue Active Member

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    Very cool.
     
  9. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Yup, proof ya caught a doofus fish!
     
  10. GAT

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    Of course it works. But most likely not because the trout see two midge emergers... most likely they think it is something else.

    Question is, does it work BETTER than a single midge emerger pattern? I still believe they see the sucker as some manner of leech, blood worm or SJ worm.

    If I'm wrong and the sucker does work better than a typical midge emerger pattern, I'm certainly not above tying and using them myself.

    I do draw the line at a Chernobyl Ant :)