Dun Flymphs 38932

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Re: Dun Flymphs 38932

Post by hankaye » Tue May 15, 2012 7:40 pm

Dub-ya, Howdy;

Dull, gray, boring flys are what catch the dumb trout. Ask
DUBBIN.
Personal take is, if you "bore" them into biting then you
gotta be doing something right. Lulling them into a false sense
of confidence. The vast majority of bugs don't have much flash
to them. Why invite the hungry critters??? Be the wee bit of flotsam
and make them curious. Once they realize that a morsel (?), is about to
get away ... CHOMP!!!!! :shock: OOOPS!!!!!
Just my thoughts ... No proof, No facts, pure conjecture on my part.

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PS. Dub-ya, great looking flies...
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Re: Dun Flymphs 38932

Post by Donald Nicolson » Wed May 16, 2012 3:25 am

You have been busy whilst I was asleep.
I noticed that you used the hen hackle 'Stewart' style in the first two, Very nice result.
The Brahma definitely works like a game-bird hackle, sparser turns at the head.
Your dubbing mixes work very well.
All these flies would be real killers here in Scotland. :D
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Re: Dun Flymphs 38932

Post by Donald Nicolson » Wed May 16, 2012 3:38 am

I have been thinking about your last comments on dull/drab flies.
Brown trout are definitely a bit picky with too much flash, especially on low-land or slower waters.
On the fast running or high moorland waters where the food is more sparse and they have to be quick,
it is a different matter. We don't have the variety of different 'trout' that are in North America, and
from what I've read, some of the other are a lot less fussy.
It all comes back to choosing your fly for the target fish and the type of water.
Grayling living in the same stream as brownies often like a bit of flash, but they are often fished deeper with more weight on the fly and in winter, so maybe they need something to catch their attention.
Do excuse my ramblings. :lol:
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Re: Dun Flymphs 38932

Post by William Anderson » Wed May 16, 2012 1:04 pm

Thanks, Hank. Your observations are well received. I was commenting in jest about boring wild browns into striking. I don't have a fear of flash or color, but I do hate wondering if I'm being snubbed at times, and I think staying closer to the naturals is a safe bet. If the catching were easier...I'd probably stray a little further. I'm sure if you look back through all the posts I've likely tied some sparkly attractors. Certainly with wire for winter or very early season fishing.

Donald, your logic on the nature of trout, at least in the water I haunt most often rings true. I would love to be able to test these out in your area some day. Maybe the Flymph Forum Rendezvous 2014 in Fife? I've never had the chance to fish for Grayling and probably should.

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Re: Dun Flymphs 38932

Post by michaelgmcgraw » Wed May 16, 2012 4:56 pm

A Big yup! on the fishing for Grayling. darn a near life long desire to fish for them
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Re: Dun Flymphs 38932

Post by gingerdun » Sun May 20, 2012 9:28 am

Excellent commentary by Hank and Donald.
That third fly is as appealing as the first two.
Klinkhammer hook?

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Re: Dun Flymphs 38932

Post by ronr » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:55 am

bump
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