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    Hi All;

    I've gone fishing in my local pond three times this month and on each occasion, a yellow size 10 gurgle pop has been the hot fly pattern. I've caught Bass, bluegill, Crappie and lost a decent Pickerel. On all three occasions, I've caught in excess of 20 fish in less than two hours.

    I keep meaning to try subsurface patterns but don't see a reason to change

    What's been working for you??

    Wayneb

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    White and yellow boa yarn flies, black furl tailed leech, and some new patterns that I have been messing with.
    materials were on the desk and got all mixed together.

    Rick

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    Rick's furled tail mohair leeches and a little nymph I've come up with/modified... soon as I get a new partridge skin, I plan to do a Fly of the Week submission...
    The Green Hornet strikes again!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneb View Post
    Hi All;

    I've gone fishing in my local pond three times this month and on each occasion, a yellow size 10 gurgle pop has been the hot fly pattern. I've caught Bass, bluegill, Crappie and lost a decent Pickerel. On all three occasions, I've caught in excess of 20 fish in less than two hours.

    I keep meaning to try subsurface patterns but don't see a reason to change What's been working for you?? Wayneb
    Allow me to encourage you to tie a dropper on to your gurgle pop. Two bull bluegills at the same time will convince you its the right thing to do.
    Want to hear God laugh? Tell him Your plans!!!

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    My most recent outing I had great success with a #10 Elk hair caddis. I tied up a few for bluegills, but it brought in bluegills, LM bass, and pickerel, one after the other. I think I'm going to tie up some #8 or even #6's just to see how they work.
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    I finally realized that Life is a metaphor for Fly Fishing.

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    Up here in New Jersey black dragonflys and light green hoppers, both in size 10, are knocking them dead so far this year.

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    Clouser minnows. Small ones. 10's and 12's with kiptail and squirrel tail instead of bucktail. They've been working on everything that swims around here.
    If it swims and eats, it'll eat a fly.

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    Patriot with a very sparse wing and Robert's Drake (tied small ~ sz14 2 xl), but that was on rainbows. The 'gills drifted up, looked over my offerings, and snubbed me.

    Ed

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    The hot flies for me have been Flymph or soft hackle mayfly imitations on the small streams I fish.

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    Sad to say, the Zugbug isn't doing as well as I'd hope... but I still fish 'em for the fun of it A foam-bodied spider with rubber legs has been working well for bream. Also a chilli pepper or just a copper-n-brown wooly bugger in size 10 or 12.

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