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    Lightbulb Salmonflies !!

    Yesterday, it seemed a bit early in the season to fish ...



    ... but that is a decision best left to the fishies ...





    Had another half dozen pretty much like those two in hand before the last one decided to break the tippet while I was preparing to remove the hook and take the last FEB Salmonfly I had in the fly box back to his trophy room.

    A few more fishies were so excited to see the big fly that they jumped completely out of the water to get a better look, and missed it on the way down.

    So the fishies thought it was a good decision.

    For the "step by step" follow the link to the FOTW article from '09. The only changes in the fly since that article are that I typically tie it on a hopper hook and have gone to Montana Fly Company size small speckled orange centipede legs for all the appendages.

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/fotw...tw20100607.php

    This has been the only Salmonfly pattern I've fished the past five years. On quite a few streams and rivers here in the Intermountain West and Northern Rockies. An acquaintance, to whom I gave a few last year, had the nerve to go catch a couple steelhead on one of them.

    John
    The fish are always right.

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    Wow,

    Looks great!

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    John that is a very good fly compared to the real thing, nice tying. I'm going to tie a smaller size, maybe 12 and 14 to try on the Chattooga River. I have done well with a caddis tied with a orange color body in size 12 and your fly looks like it will ride higher on the water than the caddis.

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    With all those boats in the water someone has to catch one if only by mistake. I try my best to avoid fishing on days with a lot of traffic on the water.

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