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Started by nerveracker, March 09, 2011, 16:02:22 PM
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Possie BuggerHook: TMC 3761 or equivalent sz 16-4 (I use 4's and 6's for steelhead, 16-8 for trout)Bead: Tung bead sized to hook Gold, Black, SilverTail: Possum or rabbit and 4 strands of flashabouRib: Copper wire wrapped over 2-4 strands flashabou spiral wrappedBody: Australian Opossum (Wapsi Aussie Possum) NaturalHackle : Hungarian partridge, CDC, or India Hen Back (Natural)Collar : Black dubbing
I'll say this.... this bug is a fish catching machine. I've caught more fish on these things than just about anything else. Drift 'em swing 'em, bounce 'em, there's no wrong way to fish these things. Can also spark plug the body with lead or lead substitute to help build mass, taper and weight for getting down in faster/deeper water. I tie these in sz 4, 6 and 8's for winter steelhead. 8-16 for trout. (the 16's get a bit tough for me to tie) Seems to be an all around attractor nymph pattern.
Darn good looking bug. I will be tying these.
Damn fine looking bug. Try puttin the hackle a little more sparse and see if she treats you even better for the smaller trout flies. Works for me in the East.