GRF River Flies

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Postby nielson » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:03 pm

I also work it at times. This thing dives pretty well and has a decent bubble trail. Others will certainly chime in here.
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Postby SmallieSam » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:47 am

In flat water or slow pockets, I let it sit at first, work it slow. In faster water is where I give them the most action, but not always. I often strip and mend at the same to time to slow my bug down in faster runs. It's very easy to do, instead of mending by moving the rod tip horizontally, mend by popping the rod tip up. The strip will move the SB and make it dive and the mend will allow it float back to the top. But, you have to keep up with the slack or you'll miss some fish.
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Postby slider » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:16 am

Bingo, are those your blockhead poppers in your post on the first page? Could you post more pics, I'm thinking about tackling something like that for my first attempt at making my own flies.
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Postby fishinbub » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:07 pm

Nielson,

I've got several patterns and some ideas for a GRF pattern index. Shoot me a pm if you're interested.

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