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Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:06 am
by Eperous
Let's liven this board up a bit... :P Here's a question I'm sure will raise some hackles... :P :oops: :P

What's "your favorite foam fly?" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Here's mine, a Yellow Rainy Hopper:

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Fished along the corn fields of the East Branch of the Delaware River brown trout occasionally put holes in the surface of that tailwater trying to take this pattern... ;) fished along the lower Neversink, trout going into cardiac arrest when it splashes down... :o :shock: :?

Eric, can't wait till summer of 2012 when I ploop a few of these babies down on those streamers out west... :roll:

Tied a few weighted Prince Nymphs this morning, just waiting for the ice to melt off local streams before I head out... looking forwarding to reading a few responses to this "question of the day" when I get back and warm up a bit... 8-)

Ed

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:11 am
by narcodog
Well I hate to say it but that is also my favorite foam fly. The fist time I fished Rock Creek, MT. I caught two great looking Bows out of one run. As much as I don't care for foam any longer I will stoop to using them on occasion. Yikes, that is like fishin with a bead. :lol:

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:55 pm
by Mantis
Hmmmm. Foam!!!!! Okay, here is mine.

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:16 pm
by catskilljohn
narcodog wrote: Yikes, that is like fishin with a bead. :lol:
Not exactly, if you were fishing with a bead, you would have taken 5 great looking bows out of that run ;)

I have one I use on occasion, in place of an indicator, to turn those surprise indicator hits into a "fish on" situation :lol: CJ

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:20 pm
by ted patlen
i don't know it's name but it's a "big assed, black foam, rubber legged, chartreuse haired, atomic, beetle/ant/terrestrial thing"
yo

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:20 pm
by ewpeper
Only two that ever see the light of day from my boxes

Charlie Boy Hopper by Charlie Craven

and the idiot's delight -- black foam beetle with peacock herl body.

If there are any other foamboys in my fly boxes, they were gifts.

Oh yeah, I do use foam for parachute posts on a number of flies, but I don't think that counts.

Eric

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:27 pm
by dennis
"Trout are caught in beautiful places"......Why use foam :roll: :evil: :|

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:49 pm
by narcodog
I always read fish the foam.. Is there a different type of foam? :P

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:35 pm
by SgtMajUSMC
Jack Gartside's "Gurgler"...nothing like it!

Best,

Tim

Re: Favorite ... fly...

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:39 pm
by AaronH
I would never go on stream without foam beetles or ants. Call me a heretic or whatever, but they are a joy to fish.
Aaron (Survivor)