Fly fishing

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  1. Kevo

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    Water has been low and gin clear for a few weeks now. It makes for easier wading but definitely tougher fishing. The bass have too much time to look at my shoddy flies.
     
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    Hows the fly tying going Mr Kevo?
     
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    So far so good! I've been getting better at the standard patterns, slowly, and starting to branch out into some experimenting. Here's a few new ones below.

    First crack at frenchies
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    A Master Splinter top water mouse

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    And an articulated streamer patterning I've been toying around with.

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    The frenchie on a bobber has been a killer panfish pattern and a ton of fun on the 4wt glass rod.
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    Those look great!!!
     
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    Thanks! The big streamer isn't swimming quite right, but I'm hoping it'll come with tweaks and practice on new versions.

    Next one I want to start tackling before the winter is a Lunch Money Shad.

     
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    Salmon run 2020.

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    Haven't posted in a bit but I'm still tying. I've got an 8wt on the way, so hopefully that'll help me pitch some big old streamers around. Here's a pike bunny from yesterday's tying session, downsized to a size 4 hook for smallies. 20210502_194326.jpg
     
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    Working on filling the box for a short pike trip in a 20210525_063416.jpg couple weeks!
     
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    Rainy day tying session this afternoon.
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    I was able to sneak out for an hour between storms yesterday. Worth it.
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    Quality looking streamers!!!
     
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    Thank you much! I'm still working out how to get them to keel right in the water. Hoping the larger wide gap hook on the perch colored ones helps that.
     
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    They wobble a bit in the water? Maybe they will attract more fish that way?
     
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    The smaller ones were giving me a problem with kind of corkscrewing on retrieve. If I can get them to dart and wobble without spinning I'll be happy.
     
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