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 Post subject: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 3:30 pm 
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I'm not normally a pond fisherman but my wife has me going with several other couples to Tim Pond in mid June. What should I be tying knowing I am expected to hand out flies?


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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 3:39 pm 
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For Streamers Red and White Bucktails in size six and four

For dries.......Tan Caddis in 14 and 16

Caddis Emergers e.g. LaFontaine Sparkle Emergent Caddis


Nymphs: Dragon Fly Nymphs and a SIN Nymph ( Strike Indicator Nymph). #14 hook, bright orange chenille body, bright yellow marabou tail......just deadly up there.

You’ll need no other flies.

Dave M

PS.....I lied. ;-). Make certain you have plenty of # 10 Red and White Doodle Bugs......you simply can’t have enough of those. I like them with a spun and trimmed deer hair body in either bright red or flour. Orange.

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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 5:52 pm 
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Mid June? I'd feel pretty comfortable tying on a Doodle Bug at the dock and fishing that. I'd start with natural deer hair over peacock herl, but be ready to match the hatch with orange, pink, red and chartreuse as necessary.

Pick your favorite small streamer to round out the fly choices--Wood Special, Mickey Finn, Warden's Worry, Light Edson Tiger, etc.

If you want to match what's actually hatching, you'd have it covered with size 12-18 parachute Adams, size 12-15 Elk Hair caddis in olive, tan, and brown, and a small box with some Griffiths Gnats (black fly imitations!) and flying ants.

But really, just go with the Doodle Bugs! Or an orange muddler.


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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 7:11 pm 
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Hornbergs have worked really well for me (my wife) in the past. Fished dry or stripping. Didn't seem to matter. And that Doodle Bug is DEADLY.


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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 7:20 pm 
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A Tim Pond story. Went with my wife about 25 years ago. She was desperate to see her first Maine Moose. So we drove out the camp road one evening, cruised the logging roads for an hour till almost dark. not a sign, no moose. I said, Honey we've got to get back as they are closing the gate at 9. I drove back to camp and just as we rounded the curve to the camp parking lot.....da da...A cow and her calf. Should have just stayed on the porch.

I had good luck with a black leech pattern.

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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 10:41 pm 
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Personal pond favorite... olive marabou tail, one lashed down, twist marabou into a rope and wrap the body, bead chain eyes, and wrap marabou rope around eyes in figure 8. May take more than 1 feather.

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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 11:04 pm 
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Thanks guys. I knew about the Doodle Bug. This gives me somethings to work on.


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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 6th, 2019, 7:12 am 
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Black and tan doodle (devil) bug in the evening...


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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 6th, 2019, 1:01 pm 
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Black Gnat dry tied parachute style.


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 Post subject: Re: Tim Pond
PostPosted: March 6th, 2019, 3:02 pm 
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I often used a red and black, foam doodle (devil) bug on Alder Stream and on Stratton Brook, which are both near Tim Pond...this fly always worked very well for me; and because it was foam, no matter had many trout (or chub) I caught, it would always continue to float. I did not tie that fly myself...I got it at the now closed Points North Outfitters in Winthrop, and that fly, I think, was tied by Selene Dumaine. Although I lost all my foam doodle bugs, to thick vegetation, on back casts long ago, after reading the positive posts for doodle bugs in this thread and recalling how much I liked them...I am going to watch Youtube and try to tie some foam ones, for this fly fishing season.


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