Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

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Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by letumgo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:09 pm

Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to test out the flymph I tyed for the on-going swap (IBF Swap #30 - Pete Hidy's flymphs). I stole four of the swap flies (soon to be replaced) and headed for one of our small local trout streams.

I am happy to report that the Hidy flymphs worked like a charm. I decide to drift the flymph off the bend of a dry fly, to see if the fish had a preference. The flymph one, hands down!

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I caught my first trout, on my third drift. Not very big, but beautiful none the less. He grabbed hold of the flymph and tried to dash away. After a short fight, I brought him to hand, took a quick picture and let him go.
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I caught his buddy, on the very next cast. Once again, the fly of choice was the black flymph.
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A little ways up-stream, I caught this little guy (you can still see his par markings). The flymph can be seen in the corner of his jaw.


Pretty little trout stream, with natural reproduction (hasn't been stocked in 20+ years). Small water, with scattered pocket-water which can hold trout. The trout are attracted to structure which will snag errant casts.
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Low overhanging brush, provides shade and protection to the fish. The trick is casting close to the edge and drifting just underneath the overhanging brush.
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Yesterday was a windy day, so casting close to overhangs/branches became a serious challenge.

There had been a trout on the end of the line, a second earlier. The little bugger flipped off, as I was trying to take his picture.
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Any way, just wanted to share some photos of a quick field test. I'm happy to report that the black Hidy flymph is a fish magnet. :D
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Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by Premerger » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:51 pm

Only the first photo showing up for me Ray.
I'd like to see your others to complete the outting :-).
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Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by letumgo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:49 pm

I will soon be completely bald, as I keep ripping my hair out, trying to get the Google photo links to work.

Unfortunately getting photo links to appear, seems completely random. GRRRR!!! Takes all the fun out of posting images...
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Post by Premerger » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:00 pm

Take solace, having hair is overrated :-)).
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Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by letumgo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks TIm. I got a good laugh out of that comment. Funny. ;)

Out of curriosity, are you able to view the images in this link?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YbRlyqcRTm1McI603

This is the shared album I was using to post the recent tutorial photos, and the additional photos for this post. Are you able to page thru the images?
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Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by tie2fish » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:26 pm

Everything in the album shows up nicely Ray, including the ones that don't in the text of your post. Beautiful little wild trout!
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Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by Premerger » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:45 pm

Yes Ray, I see them too and there's glorious photos there!
Great subject matter and fine quality.
Your Clark block looks like history in the making.
The brown trout has a big appetite for the flymph :-).
Thanks for sharing the link.
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Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by SenecaLaker » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:40 pm

They show up fine for me in the link as well. Great photos Ray. Those smaller trout always seem to have a chip on their shoulders for sure. They are true acrobats as well.
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Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by hankaye » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:35 pm

Ray, Howdy;

For me the same results as most, 1 lonely pic in early post all in the link show up just fine.
Perhaps Goo-goo just wants us to post albums instead of singular pics???

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Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Post by tjd » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:55 am

Hi Ray,

Well done! I think I know that spot!

Your flymphs look excellent, and the tying sequence photos are superb!

Best,

Tim
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