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#1 Water Rat

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:37 AM

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Hook: 4X Streamer Hook Size 8 with Gold Bead to match
Weight: 0.25 No Lead Wire
Thread: Rusty Brown 6/0 Uni (original pattern calls for red)
Tail: Tan Marabou
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
Body: Root Beer Estaz (original pattern calls for tan)

Good fall fly for all species
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

Looks like a winner Dave. Let us know how it produces. ;)
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:04 PM

Some one is going to be targeting fall browns. :rolleyes: ;) ;) ;) I like the tie.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

It produces very well Mac :) Has been the magical fly on some days for me.

Here is another version of it I tie, closer to the original recipe. I think the root beer version fishes a bit better though.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:05 PM

Some one is going to be targeting fall browns. :rolleyes: ;) ;) ;) I like the tie.

You betcha ;) Can't wait. Should be hot and heavy in another month or so if the weather cooperates.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

The one that was shown to me had a very sparse tan marabou tail, red chenille body with tan or peach estaz type chenille over the red, allow red red to show through. So make the Estaz like a rib. red collar with the gold brass bead head on a size #6 or 8 in a 3x long.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

Popular fly down this way for "Town Creek" browns in a size #12/#14. Not sure what its real name is, but the locals call it a "Root Beer." In any event nice tie Dave! :)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

I'm thinking if I PM you, you'd send me a few in the mail..... Right??!! B)
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Looks good - I broke one salmon off this fall on one of these given to me by a guy who had a fly box full of only this pattern. He had like a hundred of them - looked kind of funny. My guess is that they fish well though. On my list of winter tying, which I have yet to start.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Smelt - Here is one much closer to the original pattern. Also tie them in peach like you mentioned. I prefer the root beer version, I think it fishes a bit better. I tie them in several colors, great fly!

Aland - Yeah, this is the go to fly for some guys! I use it, but prefer a bit of variety in life ;)

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

The root beer version is the fly at the camp. I also like the peach color. Thanks Dave, Browns in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just beat on it...

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

The root beer version is the fly at the camp. I also like the peach color. Thanks Dave, Browns in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just beat on it...


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:32 PM

Netted a 6-7 lb landlock for a guy yesterday on this fly. Thing was an absolute slob. He gave me one and i caught several salmon on it today before I lost it on a rock. I don't know what's so special about this pattern but it outproduced other regular bugger patterns 5 to 1.



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 12:23 PM

Great pattern.  Sometimes works when others will not.  I tie it in several colors.


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 08:08 PM

While fishing the EO three weeks ago I watched a young fly fisherman (30'ish) take five brookies mid morning in about 40 minutes. Curiosity got to me and I asked what was the fly. It turned out to be a White Golden Retriever (white marabou tail) and he offered me one.

Later that evening I fished it and caught a pair of nice brookies.  Early next AM before heading home I picked up a two more colorful brookies in about 15 minutes. Now I need to find and add this must have fly to my assortment for next falls fishing.

Good karma to the gent who gave me the fly.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:05 PM

Tied a dozen of the root beer variant this weekend...gonna see if the browns in Montana like 'em next May.

 

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 02:22 PM

Couldn't fool the LLS or brookies at Upper Dam pool the last 2 days of the season with either the tan or root beer versions of this fly. Oh well. :(  :huh:  :ph34r:


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 05:51 PM

I'm putting this one on my list to tie.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 07:46 PM

Mac were you there at upper dam yesterday? If so I was there also. Had decent fishing but needed to bounce around and be pretty proactive to catch fish. Actually caught quite a few on the golden retriever but small clouser minnows were my top producer for the last few outings of the season.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 09:13 AM

Mac were you there at upper dam yesterday? If so I was there also. Had decent fishing but needed to bounce around and be pretty proactive to catch fish. Actually caught quite a few on the golden retriever but small clouser minnows were my top producer for the last few outings of the season.

I was, fished both side of the pool from 9:30 till past noon. Just couldn't entice a fish to strike anything I cast. Oh well, some days are like that. ;)


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