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#11985352 - 12/15/16 08:08 AM Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It
fishr3 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 151
Loc: Katy,TX
So I went to the fly shop at Bass Pro Shops in Katy and found that they had no yellow bead head wooly buggers in stock. At $2 bucks a pop I really didn't want to buy the flies anyway, so I got the materials and tied my own. The next day I took a 7.5 ft 5 weight out to a local bayou and tried out the yellow buggers. Had a blast honing my crappie catching skills. Picked up a little catfish and a couple sunfish too.






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#11985356 - 12/15/16 08:10 AM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 3003
Loc: Sherman, TX
Well done!

Once you start tying it gets really hard to pay someone $2 per fly...
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#11985429 - 12/15/16 08:40 AM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
fray Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 117
Loc: Commerce, TX
Cool

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#11985445 - 12/15/16 08:49 AM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
karstopo Online   content
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Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 345
Loc: Brazoria County
Nice. What size hooks and bead? Tungsten, brass or something else? All marabou or is there chennile around the shank? Looks like something I want to copy for personal use!

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#11985970 - 12/15/16 01:20 PM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: karstopo]
fishr3 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/03
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Loc: Katy,TX
White River Fly Shop Size 10 3X long all purpose hook, 1/8" diameter WAPSI gold bead, yellow marabou, medium yellow chenille, and olive hackle. I wrap the hook shank about halfway with lead wire for added weight. I used white hackle on the two flies pictured above, but I think the olive hackle gives a bit of contrast and texture to the yellow. I'll probably tie a number of different combinations using different hackle and chenille colors with yellow or fluorescent yellow marabou.

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#11987058 - 12/16/16 03:52 AM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
karstopo Online   content
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Registered: 05/22/16
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Loc: Brazoria County
Thanks. .

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#11988446 - 12/16/16 07:00 PM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3136
Loc: Brenham, TX
Good Job thumb

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#11999454 - 12/22/16 08:44 PM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
fishr3 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 151
Loc: Katy,TX
More beadhead buggers to stock the fly box.


Tied a crystal bugger using 1/8" black nickle bead on #10 hook with white marabou, pearl chenille, pearl krystal flash, and gray hackle

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#12006456 - 12/27/16 06:48 PM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
Flying Fox Offline
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Registered: 05/09/12
Posts: 65
Loc: TX
nice flies

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#12077745 - 02/05/17 08:40 AM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
fishr3 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 151
Loc: Katy,TX
Adding to the collection and restocking the fly box. I decided to tie a few bead head buggers in popular crappie jig colors. Black n yellow seems to be a good color combo for muddy waters.



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#12078774 - 02/05/17 07:17 PM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3136
Loc: Brenham, TX
Those look excellent!! Black and Chartreuse is one of my favorite color patterns. I actually tied up some black & chartreuse briminator variants a couple days ago. I was planning on tying up some woolly buggers in that pattern as well. These give me a little motivation, well done.

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#12107471 - 02/22/17 06:00 PM Re: Tied It, Tried It, Didn't Have to Buy It [Re: fishr3]
fishr3 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 151
Loc: Katy,TX
I couldn't resist buying a $5 mood puffer ball so I could cut off some tentacles and try them on the back of a wooly bugger. I think this is the first time I ever tied something and went straight out to fish it while the glue was still wet. I caught a couple of crappie as a proof test. Black and yellow helps a fellow fish muddy waters.





I had to share the bank with a gator today.

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