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streamcaddis



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: Muddler dry fly Reply with quote
Embarassed I want to come up with a muddler to fish in the film. I just can't figure out what dry fly hook to use.
Any ideas would really help. Thank you.. Confused

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Martin Joergensen
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Streamcaddis,

Depending on the size you want to tie... Have you considere a salmon bomber dry fly hook like the Partridge CS42?

If you don't need large hooks there are plenty thin wire hooks in sizes from as small as you want them to about size 4 and 2. I have used hooks like Partridge's Captain Hamilton hooks, which are dry fly hooks available in sizes up to 6.

Hope this helps

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Esox



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I tie a lot of small muddlers. I just use any size dry fly hook in a 2X-4X long. I also bought a bunch of small streamer hooks that were being discontinued. The gap is a bit small for my liking but the length and weight are ideal.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks a lot gents. I did fine nymph ,hooks Daiichi 1720 size 8,10. They work good. I put a bit more deer hair at the head. I found them on my bench under some tying stuff. I think I had better clean the bench up so I can find stuff from now on.
Tight lines....

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hares ear



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Worst come to worst you could always add a bit of foam as a personal floaation device,
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
And don't forget variations on a Hornburg. They work great in the skim.
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