Thanks for the tip and the link, lots of good ideas there.
On Jan 5, 2011, at 1:22 PM, Wayne Blake-Hedges wrote:

> Hi Tom;
>  
> I have two others, 1st I tie a chili pepper variation that works great for 
> bluegills, sz12 2x nymph hook with a 6/0 red glass craft bead. I also keep 
> the marabou tail short and stubby ala Tony Spezio method. 
>  
> Second is a MD pattern, Jay Sheppard's Pautuxent Speacial, both bead head and 
> non beadhead versions sizes 6 thru 12, typically 3x or 4x streamer hook 
> (http://www.dsflies.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=215)  
> I've caught bass,bluegill, and Pickeral on this pattern.
>  
> Wayneb
> 
> --- On Wed, 1/5/11, Tom Davenport <t...@comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> From: Tom Davenport <t...@comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: [VFB] RE: What's everybody tying??
> To: vfb-mail@googlegroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 2:27 PM
> 
> For the last month I have been tying up wooly buggers in different styles.  
> First I experimented using Chinese Crystal beads I found at the craft store, 
> (I posted a picture of some of them).  Then I tied up a bunch of buggers 
> Chili Pepper style:  A couple dozen using Tony's colors, then a bunch more 
> using similar materials but different colors, but all using the same basic 
> elements:  plucked marabou tail, metallic tinsel chenille body, stiff short 
> dry fly hackle, a bead, and a bright, fluorescent orange collar.  I tied some 
> with red, and red beads (Red Hot Chili Peppers?), Olives, blacks, light 
> olive,(Green and Roasted Chilies?)  maroon, etc. After that, I experimented 
> with a bunch of flies using spectrumized "Canadian Style" mohair bodies in 
> various colors, and lately I have been tying a mohair fly on a curved hopper 
> hook with crystal flash ribbing, and have been trimming the mohair so it 
> looks as much like a hackled fly as a mohair fly.   It is much thinner than 
> the other buggers and looks like a passable damsel fly  or dragon fly 
> imitation.   Lately I have been doing a lot more stillwater fishing than 
> river fishing, so I like having a good selection of buggers in various sizes 
> and styles.
> 
> Any suggestions for buggers? Do any of you have a favorite bugger pattern you 
> would like to tell me about?
> 
> When I can't stand tying buggers any more, I will tie up the usual suspects:  
> Pheasant Tails, Gold Ribbed Hare's ears, RS-2s and Prince Nymphs in various 
> sizes.  I also tie up a PT/BHGRHE combo, by using PT for the tail, back and 
> wingcase, but the usual Hare's Ear dressing for everything else.  I don't 
> know if it makes any difference to the fish, but I like the way it looks.  I 
> will also be tying up some chironomids, I had some luck fishing with them in 
> still water last spring, and am going to try to duplicate the success this 
> year.
> 
> 
> Tom
> 
> 
> On Jan 3, 2011, at 7:59 PM, Wayne Blake-Hedges wrote:
> 
>> Hi All;
>>  
>> What's everyone tying these days??
>>  
>> I just finished up my flies for the SowBug swap last weekend and moving on 
>> to something for trout.  I always wanted to tie Dave Whitlock's red fox 
>> squirrel nymph, got his DVD for xmas and think I'll give it a go.  Anyone 
>> have suggestions to sizes for trout?
>>  
>> Wayneb
>> 
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