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Old 09-26-16, 10:16 PM   #11
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Looks like a great fly!! Curious what brand whip finisher you're using
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Old 10-20-16, 01:47 PM   #12
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I'd like to thank Big T for this pattern. I tied up a couple dozen last week and went to Frog Hollow to test them. The fish ate them up. Then, yesterday went back to Frog Hollow to assist with a group of vets who fished there. The new stockers loved the Moonshine Midge as well as some of the other guides/helpers. I wound up giving away everything that I had tied and will be working on some more this coming weekend.

One observation that has me baffled. We could see the fish stacked up in a couple of holes. You could throw out almost any fly and catch one of two fish, but no more. If I then changed flies, it was possible to catch one or two more on the new fly. It's almost as if the trout could see that their buddies were hooked on a specific fly, and would no longer eat that particular one. I hate to draw any conclusions from this, but are the fish smarter than we give them credit for or was it simply an aberration? Anyone else ever seen anything like this?

Also... a big Thank You to Jason Weeks for the beautiful 7 1/2 ft 3wt bamboo rod that he built. The rod handled those 13-18" fish without any difficulty whatsoever and I look forward to fishing it for many years to come.
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Old 10-20-16, 02:13 PM   #13
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File this under "For what it's worth":

According to Gatorbyte....I know right? He says trout do not have a cerebral cortex and therefore are incapable of reasoning.
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Old 12-07-16, 08:36 PM   #14
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Alright I tied them up and an awful experience. The fish would not stop biting it. I used it at Hatchery Creek on the Cumberland River and caught 48 fish that day, most of them on the Moonshine. Awesome fly thanks again for sharing it.
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Old 02-08-17, 10:22 PM   #15
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So, Big T, when you say "midges, midges" and I believe one time you said "...midges", is this like one you're referring to?

(trying to up my midge game and downsize my offerings some, and 'midge' still seems to me like such it can be an indefinite term in the fly fishing world )

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Old 02-09-17, 07:45 AM   #16
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So, Big T, when you say "midges, midges" and I believe one time you said "...midges", is this like one you're referring to?

(trying to up my midge game and downsize my offerings some, and 'midge' still seems to me like such it can be an indefinite term in the fly fishing world )

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Yes that is one of my go to midges. By definition, a midge is any small flying non-biting insect so it is pretty generic, kind of like the term nymph. You can tie them in so many size, color, and pattern variations.
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Old 02-09-17, 07:54 AM   #17
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I concur: good pattern that I've borrowed.



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Old 02-11-17, 12:34 PM   #18
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I am going to try some of them today on the hooch Dh. Looking forward to it!
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Old 03-17-17, 10:45 PM   #19
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Great fly T thank you for the instruction, it's easy to tie and catches fish! Right in my wheel house!


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