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I am planning to do some fishing in the Helen area the end of March and beginning of April and want to tie some flies over the winter. I would appreciate and suggestions of a couple of good flies (and sizes) which may be good to use during that time. Also ones that aren't too difficult to tie since I am just getting into the tying part. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
The Ole Man
01-27-99, 12:56 PM
I see no one responded to your post back when.Better late than never I guess. Woolly Worms and Woolly Buggers are easy to tie and are what most beginners start with. They are very effective flys as well. I like the smaller ones tied on size 8 & 10 hooks. I also tie a Woolly Worm on a 2x long, size 12, dry fly hook with a thread tag butt in red, chartruse or green. Tie with a dubbed yellow body and a pea*****herl top overlay. Palmer with a grizzly, ginger or furnace hackle. Weight them with .010 - .015 dia lead wire or some folks insist on non-toxic lead wire substitute. Or tie some of the Woolly Worms both weighted and dry. Also read the posts at Unicoi Outfitters. Jimmy describes how to tie a Park Island Special. You only need a hook, a bead, some herl and hackle. I tied some up and they look good and were very easy to tie. Course I had to doctor mine up a little bit so I added a gold flat tinsel tag at the back. Hope this helps.
The Ole Man
01-27-99, 11:02 PM
At the next Fly Fling, I want you to show me how to tie those beautiful Salmon Flies!
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