Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

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Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by Eperous » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:31 pm

Hey CJ, I was wondering what an effective beadhead nymph might look like? Here’s one of mine after it tangled with a half dozen silver bullets on the Esopus Creek today:

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Maybe here’s what they should have looked like? The top nymph is the same fly as above while the bottom is a Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph that only accounted for a single rainbow close to day's end:

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And here’s our Esopus in mid-October:

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And here’s one of its silver bullets that I touched today:

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Ed
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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by Bamboo&Brookies » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:18 pm

For a minute, Ed, I thought you invented a new nymph in that first photo.... maybe the 'Daddy Long Legs.' :lol:

Great stuff, glad they're tearing your offerings up.

Nice to see some autumn fly fishing photos.

Thanks for taking us along!

Rob
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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by Jerry G » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:13 pm

Ed I'd have a hard time getting any fishing done with a view like that. I have to agree with Rob as Daddy Long Legs was my first thought of the first pic. Thanks for sharing the day with us.

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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by Eperous » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:43 am

Jerry G wrote:Ed I'd have a hard time getting any fishing done with a view like that. I have to agree with Rob as Daddy Long Legs was my first thought of the first pic. Thanks for sharing the day with us.

Regards, Jerry
Okay, okay guys... got it... I tried modifying the text above to clarify what I was trying to say... actually, just trying to make light of a few trout chewing up my Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph... :|

Thanks for the responses...

Ed

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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by Jerry G » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:22 pm

Now now Ed in my case I must confess, I was guilty of looking at the pic before I read your explenation. :oops: Making matters worse I then was wondering how CJ ever talked you into turning your Daddy Long Legs into beadheads. :roll: Eventually I got around to reading the comments at each pic and I have to say I'm still caught up looking at the Esopus and the surrounding fall colors.

Regards, Jerry

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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by narcodog » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:41 pm

Ed, I must say that when I saw the fist pic I knew what it was. I have had the same thing happen to me. Is that the Bridge to Nowhere that the politicians talk about?

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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by catskilljohn » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:13 pm

That is the sign of an effective offering my friend :D

Those little devils I tye have a habit of pulling the wingcase apart at the head, leaving the wingcase pointing backwards at a 45* angle. I am going to market it as an "evolving fly", one that "changes from a nymph to an emerger as the hatch progresses enabling you to continue fishing the same fly for both stages of the mayfly".
Actually, I am not marketing it at all, just sharing it with you guys so only we can revel in its fish taking ability's :lol:

Ed, do you twist the pheasant tail fibers around the thread before wrapping them, or run the thread over the body after wrapping the fibers? CJ

edit...I just noticed you tye it with wire...disregard the above question.
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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by ted patlen » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:16 am

yo ed,
maybe the goldbead is the striking point...egg shaped, shiny, who knows...

like cj asked , use thread and cross-hatch the body..

yo

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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by Eperous » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:22 pm

catskilljohn wrote:... do you twist the pheasant tail fibers around the thread before wrapping them, or run the thread over the body after wrapping the fibers? CJ

edit...I just noticed you tye it with wire...disregard the above question.
As you noticed, I twist the pheasant tail fibers about the hook shank and then wind the body with copper wire, as I think the original pattern calls for... and this is one of my favorite, if not THE FAVORITE beadhead I call upon... ;)

Ed

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Re: Effective Beadheads & silver bullets

Post by Eperous » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:24 pm

narcodog wrote:... Is that the Bridge to Nowhere that the politicians talk about?
Sadly, NO... that was a one hundred year old +/- RR trestle that hurricane Irene eliminated last August... :cry:

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