20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by letumgo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:21 pm

Phenomenal fish, Pat. Sounds like you had a wonderful day on the stream.

Vern-O, please pick me and Mark up on your way out to go fishing with Pat... :D ;)
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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by William Anderson » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:17 pm

Awwwww man, Pat, that is nice. God I cant wait for this season to get ramped up.

Nice catch.

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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by Silver Doctor » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:19 pm

Our blue wings don't start till march up here in Canada. Could you post the pattern.
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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by Pat M » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:39 am

I'll post the pattern later today. Sorry for the delay, its been a crazy week here at work.

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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by Pat M » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:09 am

Few more pictures from Sunday! I just had a quick minute to post these and its late so I'll get the fly pic up tomorrow.


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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:19 am

Nice pics, Pat. Yup, cool, slightly over cast, little or no wind, that day has BWO written all over it.
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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by flymph » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:00 am

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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by Pat M » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:03 pm

For those of you that had wanted more info on the pattern I was using, here you go.

The Hatch

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Before the day started

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The aftermath

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The receipe for the pattern is this...

Hook---------------Owner size 14 serial number 5177-011
Body/Thread------UTC 70 Olive
Thorax-------------2 strands of peacock herl
Hackle-------------Whitings American Hackle/ Light Dun

Pretty simple pattern. ;)
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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by Silver Doctor » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:05 pm

Thanks for posting, must tie some up for the spring.
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Re: 20" brown on a BWO soft hackle today .

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:35 pm

Thanks, Pat. Our most reliable hatch is BWO's, almost every overcast day (in the PNW we have a lot of overcast days), the hatch starts about noon or 1:00 PM. None of that early morning stuff for us. Nice relaxed breakfast and a pleasant drive to the river.

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