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#21 flyfish

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:29 PM

I love it guys - I think a Paul x 2 and Tim and me trip would be super. The rules: you can ONLY use a Muddler Minnow. What fun we'd have - especially if it was either down here in SW NS in late May, the Valley in early May or in CB at anytime past about July 1. Maybe we should do a test. I have often thought, such is my firm belief in the superiority of the Muddler, that I should fish ALL SEASON with nothing but a Muddler. Maybe 2012 is the year! Would people follow a blog about that???
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

I wish that I had the years in to have five favourites, but at this stage it would be an orange muddler and woolly bugger.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:25 AM

I wish that I had the years in to have five favourites, but at this stage it would be an orange muddler and woolly bugger.

Greg

imo, nothing wrong with those 2 picks greg!seems to me you're wise beyond your years!

keep on chucking bugs!

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#24 pmorris

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:52 AM

I love it guys - I think a Paul x 2 and Tim and me trip would be super. The rules: you can ONLY use a Muddler Minnow. What fun we'd have - especially if it was either down here in SW NS in late May, the Valley in early May or in CB at anytime past about July 1.


Sounds like a plan!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:32 AM

I've found that virtually any fly pattern can be a tree decoration, usually when I least expect it.

Paul

lol :lol:
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:52 PM

Sounds like a plan!

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That would be a great trip.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

I love it guys - I think a Paul x 2 and Tim and me trip would be super. The rules: you can ONLY use a Muddler Minnow. What fun we'd have - especially if it was either down here in SW NS in late May, the Valley in early May or in CB at anytime past about July 1. Maybe we should do a test. I have often thought, such is my firm belief in the superiority of the Muddler, that I should fish ALL SEASON with nothing but a Muddler. Maybe 2012 is the year! Would people follow a blog about that???
Bill


To heck with a blog, Bill, use it as the topic for your next article. I'll start working on titles for you:
  • Just Muddling Through
  • Muddler Knows Best
  • Hello Muddler, Hello Fodder
You could write song lyrics:

"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck with a muddler for you..."

There's also potential for a feature length film that would knock the hat off Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It. It could potentially be a sequel to Meet the Fockers, but my title ideas aren't working out too well on that so far.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:06 PM

To heck with a blog, Bill, use it as the topic for your next article. I'll start working on titles for you:

  • Just Muddling Through
  • Muddler Knows Best
  • Hello Muddler, Hello Fodder
You could write song lyrics:

"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck with a muddler for you..."

There's also potential for a feature length film that would knock the hat off Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It. It could potentially be a sequel to Meet the Fockers, but my title ideas aren't working out too well on that so far.

Paul


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:27 PM

Thanks much for all the replies to this topic. I for one got lots of great hints out of this.
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#30 Alliecatfish

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:27 PM

BEST FLY EVER A HOMEMADE FLY "THE PHILADELPHIA FLYER" COUGHT SO MANY FISH WITH IT
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

1.Nova scotia Blue Upright

2.Mickey finn

3. Muddler Minnow
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#32 Fred Dupey

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

my most successfull fly in 2012 was a dry white wulff in size 14, i guarantee results
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

I go off the site for 2 hours i come back and theres a new topic started with almost three pages well that escalated quickly!

Anywho here are my top five

1. Wolly bugger

2. elk hair caddis

3. Spider

4. Adams dry fly

5. Misquito dry fly

Also for an extra any ugly fly that doesent look good usually produces the most fish for me!



Good luck and tight lines! justin
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

Nobody ever went broke underestimating my fishing skills. Incidentally, I've found that virtually any fly pattern can be a tree decoration, usually when I least expect it.

Paul


I've found them all to be very effective nose rings too. :(
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

stimulator any colour wet or dry
bead head wooly bugger
blue upright
adams
royal wolf
and random parachutes
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

I was reading this thread and enjoying the comments along with the flies mentioned. A few of the flies I use like the Blue Upright come mayfly time, the Adams parachute as well as the Deer Hair Caddis. My go to fly is the black Wooly Worm, it is deadly. In fact I don't dare put it on until I am ready to fish otherwise I have trout following me all over the place waiting to pounce....lol.
I couldn't catch a trout on a woolybugger even if it had dynamite tied to it which is odd since so many fishermen extoll it's virtues.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:56 PM

My fav 5 flies

Mickey Finn # 6 Aberdeen hook
Wooly Bugger " brown" #8
Elk Hair caddis #14 hook
Hares ear nymph, # 12 hook
Blue Dun on a #14

I like muddlers buuuutt have had much better luck on these patterns
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:40 PM

Yes, let's resurrect this thread. Grand idea! :)

 

I'll chime in with another Muddler vote, along with the Mickey Finn, Adams, blacknose dace and woolly bugger. I'm pretty sure I'd catch just as many fish if I carried only those five flies as I do now with a whole satchel full.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:49 PM

1) Mickey Finn

2) Mosquito Dry Fly

3) Bunny Leech

4) woolly Bugger (all colours)

5) Prince Nymph/ Dark Prince ( looks identical to stone fly nymph) 


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:17 PM

I wanted to bring this post to the top again for new fly tying patterns over the winter months.

 

My top 5 would be (not necessarily in order)

 

Wooly worm - in black or olive

Gold beadhead/ribbed hares ear nymph

Mickey Finn

Haystack in different colors

Pheasant tail nymph

 

Also can someone post the materials for a hair wing dark Montréal?


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