Tups Indispensable

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by joaniebo » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:36 am

NedZeppelin wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Does any shop offer a good Tups dubbing? The Valla recipe looks perfect but as near as I can tell, True Red wool yarn no longer exists and cheddar Felt Dimensions is either gone or on the endangered species list. That, and if you acquired all those ingredients, spending the better part of $50, you’d have a multigenerational supply. Interested in testing out the best Tups recipe on the Frying Pan this September for the PMDs, hoping the world is back to something resembling normal by then. Stay safe, be well, tie flies.
Ned

If you're interested in my mix, pop me a PM with your info and I'll send you some of my mixture.

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by hankaye » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:29 pm

NedZeppelin,
NedZeppelin wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Does any shop offer a good Tups dubbing? The Valla recipe looks perfect but as near as I can tell, True Red wool yarn no longer exists and cheddar Felt Dimensions is either gone or on the endangered species list. That, and if you acquired all those ingredients, spending the better part of $50, you’d have a multigenerational supply. Interested in testing out the best Tups recipe on the Frying Pan this September for the PMDs, hoping the world is back to something resembling normal by then. Stay safe, be well, tie flies.
PM sent.

hank

PS Belay my last, :lol: Better look to see if I can find where I stached it. Be back before the weekend is over.
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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by hankaye » Fri May 01, 2020 12:56 pm

nedzep, Howdy;

Ok, found the stash, how much ya need ??? :D

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by NedZeppelin » Sun May 03, 2020 10:02 am

Thank you all for the generous offers received. I look forward to buzzing this up in the repurposed spice blender and showing the Frying Pan PMDs a new trick this September!
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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by DUBBN » Sun May 03, 2020 2:32 pm

NedZeppelin wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 10:02 am
Frying Pan PMDs a new trick this September!
I swear, there are times when I believe I am the only person in the entire state of Colorado that has heard of a Tups. There are times that I mention it by name and I get the weirdest looks from other fly fishermen.

The first photo is my standard Tups variant that I use as soon as the river flows go down from Spring Run-off. Normally there are still a few Yellow Sallies around. At that time the PMD hatch seems to be in full swing. I have a suspicion that the Tups does dual duty imitating both bugs. I use it on the Eagle, Colorado, Roaring Fork, Gunnison, and Frying Pan rivers. I use it as a nymph, and I also swing it. The abdomen is Light Cahill thread, and the thorax is a mixture of light Yellow Haretron dubbing, Red dubbing, and sometimes a splash of Orange dubbing. Sometimes natural, sometimes synthetic. I add and mix until I like what I am looking at. I tie this pattern in size 16 on a Mustad 3906B Hook (or similar). Once in a while on a size 14.

Years ago, a tyer by the name of A.K. Best had mentioned in an article or book that his favorite PMD pattern for the Frying Pan River was a Melon Quill. It was a dry fly. I saw a few of these flies later on. To me, the body was the color of cantaloupe. I do not recall what the rest of the fly looked like. I could not find a thread to duplicate this color. By the way, the PMD's I have seen on the upper Frying Pan, or at least I think they are PMD's are the same melon color. I found that by taking the light Yellow Haretron and inserting it in to a split thread of Red, I could get close to the melon color when the fly became wet. It works, for me, on the upper Frying Pan from mile marker 6 to the Dam. The bad thing is, it is a bit of a disappointment any where else I have fished it. I tie it in size 18 on the 3906B hook.

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by Variant » Sun May 03, 2020 3:29 pm

Hey Dubbin,
Great looking flies.
There is a company called D’s Flyes that sells the melon colored quills. They are located in Denver. Web site www.dsflyes.com. They also have a color called Frying Pan PMD.

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by DUBBN » Sun May 03, 2020 3:39 pm

Variant wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Hey Dubbin,
Great looking flies.
There is a company called D’s Flyes that sells the melon colored quills. They are located in Denver. Web site www.dsflyes.com. They also have a color called Frying Pan PMD.

Lou
Yes sir, I know of them. Now if they just had thread that color. 😉
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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by NedZeppelin » Sun May 03, 2020 9:51 pm

I love this. Those Mile 6 up to the Dam PMDs are fun aren’t they? So at least I won’t be the only one throwing Tups based flies at them. Of course they’ll refuse them too, but hey that’s the fun of it. I like your recipes and will experiment. I just think no one is throwing flymph style impressionist flies very much and maybe that will be a key. That and a red Zebra Midge.
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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by joaniebo » Thu May 21, 2020 10:44 am

Ken & Kevin

FINALLY, this old guy got off his (my) butt and the Tups samples are being mailed today. Cheers.

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by letumgo » Thu May 21, 2020 11:42 am

Wayne - those flies are DOPE! (easy to get hooked on) :lol:
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