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    Default Re: 6 X #24 olive f-flies.

    Quote Originally Posted by beryl View Post
    Ok. BD's flies have arrived and currently take up an inch of my fly box foam without a hint of overcrowding. Lovely ties once you get them under the magnifying lamp. Managed to drop two on the floor as you do. Got some spooky flats on the agenda this afternoon. Maybe pre tie the tippet and give one a swim
    A little update as it's quiet tonight....

    Finally got their swim today. The light was awful by 3pm today so the position of any dry was partly guesswork. My elk had been floating poorly for the best of reasons. It was all going to go pear-shaped with the imminent gale anyways, so on goes the #24 F-fly on pre-tied tippet. Three trout taken, all with the hook well in the mouth (90% I take in the scissors on larger flies)

    This is the rub with micro flies. I find they hook and hold well but even small forceps are too big to remove them reliably without damaging trout, fly or line. Salvation came via the beauty industry in a small pair of fine nose tweezers in a very pink, pink. Naturally I only dig them out from the bottom of my man-pouch in emergencies. With small barbless flies they are a viable alternative. Just a thought.
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    Default Re: 6 X #24 olive f-flies.

    Quote Originally Posted by beryl View Post
    A little update as it's quiet tonight....

    Finally got their swim today. The light was awful by 3pm today so the position of any dry was partly guesswork. My elk had been floating poorly for the best of reasons. It was all going to go pear-shaped with the imminent gale anyways, so on goes the #24 F-fly on pre-tied tippet. Three trout taken, all with the hook well in the mouth (90% I take in the scissors on larger flies)

    This is the rub with micro flies. I find they hook and hold well but even small forceps are too big to remove them reliably without damaging trout, fly or line. Salvation came via the beauty industry in a small pair of fine nose tweezers in a very pink, pink. Naturally I only dig them out from the bottom of my man-pouch in emergencies. With small barbless flies they are a viable alternative. Just a thought.
    Glad they worked for you, try and use a small coarse fishing disgorger

    http://www.gedsfishingtackle.co.uk/p...small_or_large
    Last edited by brown dun; 25-09-2016 at 07:59 AM.

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