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    Default GUACAMOLE STICK BUG - FOTW - Jun 3, 2013

    GUACAMOLE STICK BUG
    Every once in a while a good friend of mine will call me and want to go fishing on the Elk River which is the tail waters below Tim's Ford Dam here in Tennessee. The last time he called, we had a great time together and caught rainbows and browns plus a couple brookies. I noticed that he would get three strikes to my two strikes and I asked him what fly he was using and he told me it was a Guacamole Stick Bug.
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    Thanks, John

    I need to do more and plan too. I find that I enjoy doing them even though they can be time consuming. Not sure what I have to offer is worth putting out there, but, I will still do more soon.
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    I got in my box of string (second hand inheritance from a long ago tyer) and found some floss like material of approximately the right color and knocked one conehead and one bead head version. They are an easy tie and should work in Georgia, what I am thinking, silver bead, white marabou, body and white or grizzly hackle equals a crappie and white bass / wiper catcher.
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    Jesse,

    Please be sure to report how they worked for you. I have had great success with this pattern on all species.
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    Good looking fly Warren. I'll bet even creek chubs would take a shot at it.
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    The 2 flies that Warren mentions in his FOTW submission (Guacamole Stick Bug and Eat at Chuck's) were the creations of Chuck Robinson, formerly owner of The Flychucker in Brentwood. He is a master certified casting instructor (FFF) and touched a lot of middle Tennessee fly fishers during the years he spent here. Chuck has since moved to Washington state and is a little closer to his hometown of Kalispell, MT. He's a great all-around guy and I hope to fish with him again someday.

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    zaxaca,

    Thank you for that information. I knew his first name was Chuck but could not remember his last name. The Guacamole Stick Bug that I submitted has really produced a lot of fish for me and is a "go-to" fly for me. I think the hackle I used is a little too long but all I had was a list of material and no other tying info. I do use shorter hackle on mine and hackle a little darker brown.
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    Warren, Have you ever connected with a grass carp with this fly? I thought there was enough green they might go for it. I tied one on a smaller hook with a glass bead to use bream fishing this weekend.
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    Jesse,

    I have not connected with any grass carp yet, but, do see where the green may attract one. Tied like I presented has produced some very nice bluegill for me at one of the smaller TVA impoundment lakes here. I have so much faith in the fish catching of this pattern, that I usually start out with it no matter what species of fish I am fishing for. Like I stated above, I do use hackle in a darker shade and shorter length and for some unknown reason, and I do apologize for it, I used a longer hackle in the presentation. I try to use hackle that is about hook gape length or just a tad over.
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