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Mark Penner

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Favorite Fly
« on: June 09, 2015, 05:26:04 PM »
What's you're favourite fly? And what's you're favourite way to fish it?

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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 04:39:32 PM »
I love hand-twisting and pulling Vampire Leeches on fast-sinking lines. I also like working nymphs on floating and slow-sinking lines. For me, its all about the take!
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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 03:50:26 PM »
Ya, vampires are some of my favourite.

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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2015, 10:55:25 AM »
I have a small leech pattern that I like, with a standard hand twist retrieve. 
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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2015, 11:08:30 AM »
Size 10 black red-eyed leech on a full sink line. Stripped in a bit faster than a hand twist retrieve. This fly is always on one rod.

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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2015, 12:20:30 PM »
Gomphus dragon ripped HARRRRRRD!!!!!!!

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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2015, 01:27:01 PM »
 Damsel / leachy patterns. Good all year on various line weights.
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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2015, 02:01:41 PM »
Boobies ;). I hope the fish will take it soon it lands on the water!

But seriously. I try not to develop any "feelings" to any fly,  I will fish what ever fly catches with what ever technique works at a given situation...

I saw people who overemphasis on "The Fly", fish it 95% of the time and doing poor at an event, because the fly just not producing at that time! These are my thoughts!
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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 08:10:41 PM »
Silver Invicta size 10 on an Intermediate..short slow strips and pause.  Find this fly works wonders when the trout are chasing minnows.

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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2015, 06:56:55 AM »
Nice to see that there are no chironomids listed as favorite flies!!!

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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2015, 07:07:04 AM »
Going to have to agree with ol' Johnnyrip on this one, I love the gomphus!

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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2015, 01:23:58 PM »
Anyone that knows me knows the DDH Leech, easy to tie and catches a ton of fish.


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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2015, 08:13:52 AM »
That is one nice looking fly, Stu.  I found your recipe on the Orvis site.  Definitely going to tie some.

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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2015, 07:10:36 PM »
For lakes, the leech and micro leach has always worked well for me, but as of late, I am back to my "go to" fly when things get slow, the Doc Sprattley. I have been tying various colours and sizes, they continue to produce while others remain idle. Sometimes old is better still.
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Re: Favorite Fly
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2015, 03:24:52 PM »
HEY STU , What is the recipe for the DDH that you have posted .
                         
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