Favorite ... fly...

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Eperous
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Favorite ... fly...

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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-)

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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:

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Hmmmm. Foam!!!!! Okay, here is mine.
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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
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i don't know it's name but it's a "big assed, black foam, rubber legged, chartreuse haired, atomic, beetle/ant/terrestrial thing"
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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
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"Trout are caught in beautiful places"......Why use foam :roll: :evil: :|
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narcodog
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I always read fish the foam.. Is there a different type of foam? :P

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Jack Gartside's "Gurgler"...nothing like it!

Best,

Tim

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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)

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