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Old 04-12-2012, 08:44 AM
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I have tied a couple using a cream floss for the body with a silver rope rib.
some red bucktail along the bottom for the red tip fins. 4 wings on the top with the two inside a grey striped hackle with 2 grey solid outer wing feathers. The stripes kind of show thru like scales. along the top is black bucktail and peacock. The cheeks are the feathers from a red pheasant crest neck.

This was the first draft anyway, I have a couple other ideas trying to match those fall fish from up North when they are spawning.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:24 AM
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One of the only patterns I could find specifically imitating a spawning member of the minnow family.
http://nsflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?topic=248.0
I know there's another one out there, if i can remember it I will post it.
Also take a look at how Sam Slaymaker used different colors of bucktail to imitate brook, brown and rainbow trout parr- http://classicstreamerpatterns.blogs...ymaker-ii.html
You could probably come up with a good spawning fallfish along the same lines.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:48 AM
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Bushbuck,

Take a look at an"Evening Andy".
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:00 AM
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I would probably try to get close the "General Ike" or "Melvin Bay" from this site.
http://globalflyfisher.com/streamers...tewart_leeman/

I assume you're referring to the pesky little silver fall fish, and not those BIG BLACK grunting chubs, with red fins, and warts on their nose, right? If you're looking at the little ones, don't forget the flash, those things have tarpon like scales.

OTherwise, i'd just make one up based on the very descirptive first post.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:03 AM
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Thanks Wet-Fly. That red fin streamer is a great looking fly and that is the style I am looking for. I enjoy tying & fishing big traditional feather wing streamers. It almost seems like it is an art that is going by the wayside. Many fly shops dont even carry them anymore and it seems like there is an ever increasing amount of guys that prefer nymphs and indicators. That could be a reason why the streamer fishing has been very effective lately, some of these fish may see numerous nymphs, and rarely a big meal fly. Who knows.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:15 AM
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owls Roost, if you could forward me some info where I could find that fly it would be much appreciated.

Tim, yes I love those wart nose fish. You know the place where you catch a big one inbetween every trout in the spring. I was thinking about a fly for those very trout.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:38 AM
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You're preaching to the choir on this one Bushbuck.
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Bushbuck

I know this will come as a shocker to you but, the Evening Andy is an old time Androscoggin pattern. I have the name of the originator but its in the barn. Here is a terrible pic of the original pattern:


Tail: Red Goose
Body: Silver Tinsel
Wing: Sparse Brown Buck Tail; topped by a short bunch of red buck tail; topped by white marabou;topped by olive marabou(short)
Head: Black thread

Of course I've monkeyed around with the original and here it is:


The difference being:
Tail: red dyed golden pheasant crest
Second Layer wing: red Floro Fiber
I also like having a white eye with a black pupil
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:25 AM
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Rick your version is a great looking fly. I am going to tie some up and we will have to try them on our next float trip down the Andro. Thanks for posting, the quality of your flies amaze me.
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The Originator of the Evening Andy was R. Hedrick. Keep all materials sparse and flat on the vertical.
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