My #1, go-to, when everything else fails...

Some call them Bottom Dredgers. They are too often over shadowed by the dry fly, but have their place here.
catskilljohn
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My #1, go-to, when everything else fails...

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this fly has caught fish for me either all day, or when I was thinking its never going to happen. Its not classic, or even pretty, but there is something about it whether its the bead that gets it down, or just the simple fact that I rely on its ability to trick trout that I always have a bunch.

Anyway, here it is...
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a picture from yesterday...

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CJ
"Gentlemen,remove your hats,this is it"
"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

Soft-hackle

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Post by Soft-hackle »

JOHN! You use beads? Naughty boy. (just kidding).

They look great,
Mark

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cane and a 1492 , nice rod , reel and fish.

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Just tied some up for tomorrow.
I love these babies.
I call them bead head Johnny's :lol:

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Yup, those Bead Head Johnnys worked pretty good today. Caught half dozen decent browns and one rainbow at the klg today and missed more than I caught.
One was a knot that broke loose on the best fish of the day :twisted:
John, I used some turkey quill for the wing case,. It looked ok but what are you useing as yours are prettier :lol:
Any way a great nymph that killed them today !!

catskilljohn
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Great job at the Gorge Ron! I heard its been tough there lately.

I use Golden pheasant center tail for the wingcase...turkey is fine, but I like the GP cause it looks a little different.

We got to hit that stream I was telling you about, I will let you know, CJ
"Gentlemen,remove your hats,this is it"
"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

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Post by Ron` »

Bah,, the rainbow killers are better. The fish just submit to your cast and jump on the bank.... :)
"By the time I had turned 30, I'd realized 2 important things. 1: I had to fish. 2: I had to work for a living." Z. Grey "The trout do not rise in the cemetery, so you better do your fishing while you are still able." - S. G. Hackle

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get me some of those !

catskilljohn
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I had a short pause in life where I actually didn't have anything to do for 15 minutes this afternoon, so I went through my fishing log and did a count of fish caught and flies used. Over 80% of Catskill trout I caught were on this fly in sizes 12-16, the other 20% [or so] were on various drys and a couple of trout on streamers. There were a few on some caddis nymphs too.

I know what your thinking. There is an old saying "you catch alot of fish on wooly buggers when you fish wooly buggers all the time" but I actually use a variety of flies all the time. Something about me and this nymph just clicks.

Long live the beadhead!!! :D CJ
"Gentlemen,remove your hats,this is it"
"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

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Very nice looking beadheads, CJ, very nice indeed... :D

Ed

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