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#1 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 04:48 PM

Hi.

 

Shan and I are in Montana, where the local river promises a good emergence of pteronarcys - soon! I have no large flies, so tied these.

 

Is a Stimulator a classic? With all of the variations - I added a dark dun underwing and rubber legs to these #4 3XL hooks - it makes me think it's a sticker at the least. We sold thousands in my shops, and fish continue to mistakenly eat it. A slow-to-tie fly at this size; I tied 4.

 

Hope you're all well.

 

dd/bb to OB and BBB

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 05:24 PM

Hi Dale They look deadly! Are those flies imitations? Michael

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 06:05 PM

Thanks. To me, they are an attractor pattern. But the shape and down wing suggests terrestrial insects like grasshoppers, and stonefly and caddis adult aquatic insects. I tied these to imitate a very large stonefly that people here call salmon flies or willow flies. The adults are up to two inches long!
We will see if the trout here mistake the flies for real insects!
Thanks for reading and responding.
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Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:25 PM

Dale they are killers.....hope all are well.

I have a great meeting with the COP her in Dk.....

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#5 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:13 PM

Hi Per!
Beware of that COP. He is very kind and odd.
Best to your family and the dog.
Dale
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#6 Marc LeBlanc

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 12:44 AM

Beautiful flies Dale. They would be deadly on our sea run brookies. Marc

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 01:45 AM

Thanks Marc

Sure wish we could try them together.

 

Hope all is well with you and your family

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 09:48 AM

Great flies Dale! they look like they could eat the fish!! got no qualms about posting my Bee now!!

 

 

 

      Jimmy.



#9 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:46 PM

They could eat the fish Geert hooks - his frog could eat them, too.

 

Glad you posted the bee. Wish we'd get more momentum here.

 

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:34 AM

Dear DALE,

 

STIMUL at his 'best' hahahahahaha

 

such a nice insects...but such a ugly flies !!! hahahahahahahahahahaaha

 

I am sure they will 'come up' ...have a look to the one floating above their head...and HIDE back again UNDERGROUNDS hahahahahahaha

 

Geert

 

PS...I don't come in here very often...but I just spotted that 'friend' STEPHEN posted a dozen of realy nice dry flies...and so I had to repost on his input ...aswell on some 'ugly' looking flies by YOU hahahahahahaha


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#11 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 03:21 PM

Mon Ami!
I hope to try them today. But it feels like I'm catching a cold instead of trying to catch small trout on large flies!!
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#12 Gordeaux

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:12 AM

Great flies.  I fished Stimies on the big Pine Creek in North Central Pa. around Memorial day week and just put on a clinic with this pattern during a period while the brownies were focusing in on big stoneflies.

The Green Drakes were floating down the river like a sailboat regatta and the trout wouldn't touch them but put 45 to 50 bigboys to the net in 2 evenings on the stimie.  They should be in everybodies box.



#13 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 05:39 PM

Gordeaux!

Cool story. It is such a versatile pattern. The other side of your story is to use one as an attractor to move fish, then cast a smaller red quill to hook them.
It's also interesting when trout become so selective. As though they know the dominant insect will only be there for a particular period of time and gorge on them until they're gone.
Or, as is often the case, will take an attractor regardless of what's on the water?
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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:15 PM

They would kill on the broad brook too!