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TedderX  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:51:03 PM(UTC)
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Have any of you ever invented a fly pattern? Something you're proud of, or that worked, or just looked down right good?

Be it just a color change, an addition to an old pattern, or something totally new, post it here!

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Rusty Shanks  
#2 Posted : Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:51:12 PM(UTC)
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When the "Bite" is on, . . .

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William Schlafer  
#3 Posted : Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:04:48 PM(UTC)
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I invented this little guy a number of years ago, and it turned out to be a real effective fly pattern.
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Then, one day, I ran into this old guy in red flannel shirt and showed it to him. John, Somebodyorother, I think. Next thing you know, the darn thing was showing up in everyone's fly box. Guess I should've kept it under my hat.


Wink

-Bill
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moosekid  
#4 Posted : Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:27:19 PM(UTC)
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TedderX wrote:
Have any of you ever invented a fly pattern? Something you're proud of, or that worked, or just looked down right good?

Be it just a color change, an addition to an old pattern, or something totally new, post it here!



Frying Pan Dan invented the olive wooly bugger LOL LOL LOL
TedderX  
#5 Posted : Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:16:52 PM(UTC)
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Rusty Shanks wrote:
When the "Bite" is on, . . .

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What is that? a baby mouse for large mouth bass?

Edited by user Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:19:06 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

TedderX  
#6 Posted : Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:21:26 PM(UTC)
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William Schlafer wrote:
I invented this little guy a number of years ago, and it turned out to be a real effective fly pattern.
UserPostedImage

Then, one day, I ran into this old guy in red flannel shirt and showed it to him. John, Somebodyorother, I think. Next thing you know, the darn thing was showing up in everyone's fly box. Guess I should've kept it under my hat.


Wink

-Bill


What do you call it? What does it imitate?
kschaefer3  
#7 Posted : Friday, July 15, 2016 5:54:37 AM(UTC)
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TedderX wrote:
William Schlafer wrote:
I invented this little guy a number of years ago, and it turned out to be a real effective fly pattern.
UserPostedImage

Then, one day, I ran into this old guy in red flannel shirt and showed it to him. John, Somebodyorother, I think. Next thing you know, the darn thing was showing up in everyone's fly box. Guess I should've kept it under my hat.


Wink

-Bill


What do you call it? What does it imitate?

Bill is pulling your leg. It is a Pink Squirrel and it represents nothing in particular.
William Schlafer  
#8 Posted : Friday, July 15, 2016 11:13:43 AM(UTC)
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kschaefer3 wrote:
Bill is pulling your leg. It is a Pink Squirrel and it represents nothing in particular.


Aw, rats. Next I was going to tell the tale of how I invented the Woolly Bugger.

RollEyes


-Bill
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chenhyperborea  
#9 Posted : Friday, July 15, 2016 4:25:30 PM(UTC)
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Just my variation on a typical Woolly Bugger / Streamer pattern ..... I call it
"The Cat's Meow" as I tie them using hair brushed from our Abyssinian cats. This color
scheme has been very effective for me, regardless of the season. I also tie a
Pheasant Tail nymph variant using the same cat hair for the dubbing.



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Unless one can enjoy himself fishing with the fly, even when his efforts are unrewarded, he loses much real pleasure. More than half the intense enjoyment of fly-fishing is derived from the beautiful surroundings, the satisfaction felt from being in the open air, the new lease of life secured thereby, and the many, many pleasant recollections of all one has seen, heard and done."
Charles F. Orvis, 1886
OTC_MN  
#10 Posted : Monday, July 18, 2016 7:48:43 AM(UTC)
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chenhyperborea wrote:
Just my variation on a typical Woolly Bugger / Streamer pattern ..... I call it
"The Cat's Meow" as I tie them using hair brushed from our Abyssinian cats.


Hah - that's awesome. I should use hair from our Lab. But I'd have to call it "Lizzie, no! Don't roll in that...dammit!"

Which is kind of long for a fly name...

To the OP, I think we've all modified or changed patterns. Change colors, substitute materials, radically change sizes...whatever. I tie a mayfly emerger called a Morris Emerger. It's usually a size 14-20 for trout. On a lark, I tied some in size 4 to try on bass. My lord - they clobbered it. (Pain to cast though... )

Part of what makes tying fun. No rules really.
"Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish."
- Roderick Haig-Brown
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