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 Post subject: Hovering Flies For Ponds
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2019, 9:38 pm 

Joined: October 29th, 2007, 12:00 am
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Location: Vassalboro Me. USA
The new issue of Fly Tyer has a great artical written by David Klausmeyer anyone who is familiar with him knows he has ties some innovative patterns. A few of the patterns mentioned are the Hovering Leech and Damselfly, both are tied with a under body of closed cell foam. Fished on a fast sinking line the line draws the fly down the water column to the trout but since the fly contains closed cell foam, it can hover above weeds and other obstacles. Useing the countdown method, he says the technique has two distinct adavantages, first the fly is much less likely to snag weeds and more solid objects such as unseen boulders and the ever present SUNKEN LOG,second because you are spending less time cleaning debris from the hook or worse replacing a lost fly... ya spend more time fishing. Im busy whipping some up now, purple and black are some of his favorite colors for the leech.


PostPosted: May 27th, 2019, 9:03 am 

Joined: November 13th, 2012, 9:32 am
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Skip Morris tied (ties?) a foam fly called "the predator" some years back. I first saw it on one of Joe Cornwall's videos. It's also meant to be fished just above the weeds on a sinking line and makes a truly spectacular dragonfly imitation.
You have to be careful to use just enough foam to float the fly but not lift the line. I was tying this pattern in a #8 and it was great, but when I tried it on a #6 it lifted the line and defeated the purpose.

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