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BIG Dry Flies??
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:58:48 AM »

I've been looking to tie some big dry flies, and by big I'm think size 6 - 10...anyone have any suggestions?  I'm not looking match anything, just something big and furry (and not a bombers or terrestrials).

Dry flies are pretty foreign to me, but I just want to scratch the itch with something.  I've tried a few random bits of this and that, but they never come out right. 

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Re: BIG Dry Flies??
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 10:11:16 AM »

stones, golden stones, salmonflies, big hexes
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Re: BIG Dry Flies??
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 10:38:11 AM »

ah stones...hadnt thought of those
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Re: BIG Dry Flies??
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 01:04:24 PM »

 What k2 said
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Re: BIG Dry Flies??
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 02:58:13 PM »

Big hex flies. We can fish the hex hatch on the Squann next month.
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Re: BIG Dry Flies??
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 03:09:25 PM »

about 5 years back on our annual trip to maine...there was a hex hatch at about 8pm on the lake.  It was INSANE!  Trillions of bugs lol....the pond was just bubbling with surface activity.  Happend the second night of the trip...almost two days before we could catch a fish.  It was bizarre...never seen it ever again like that.  Occasionally small hatches....but nothing like that night.  You had to drive the boat at like 1mph so your face didn't feel like a bus windshield going down the highway.

Also, been on some prolific hex hatches on some cape ponds at night...just another bug I forget about.

Thanks for the idea guys! 
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Re: BIG Dry Flies??
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 10:04:02 AM »

my favorite big dry is a kaufmanns stimulator. I have done very well on those in a variety of colors
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