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11-19-98, 03:55 PM
I am just learning to tie Dry Flys and am having problems tying on the wings like and adams or blue winged olive. Are they really nessary or can you just hackle the fly. I know the correct way is to tie in the two wing tips but if you dont will it effect the sucess of catching fish.
11-19-98, 04:13 PM
Also I forgot to ask eariler which is better for dry fly hackle necks or dry fly saddles.
Funny, I never thought of leaving out the wings even though they are a pain I always tie them in and once you do a few its not really all that difficult, but what the heck leave them off a couple and see how they work and let me know.
Chris, From my research because of the distortion of the water the highest features on the insect will become visible to the trout first, ie... upright wings. Gary Borger noted this trait in his "Nymphing" book. If a trout is used to feasting on an insect with upright wings and you leave them off your pattern you may not get a rise. Then again, on the Hooch anything goes. I've often caught fish on my backcast on the Hooch, so I'm sure stranger things may happen. Give it a try and let us know how it goes. Good luck.
I know of a gorge that'd be perfect for some winged creatures......When we goin'?
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