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2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Oct 1st, 2015 at 7:49am
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Along the same lines as the tough guy challenge I'm looking for person's who wish to take part in the rough fly challenge. Are your flys rough enough?

Last season I caught fish on some crazy bits of chewed up fur and feather. I thought that with the new season underway I would make a challenge to myself (and others) to try and catch fish on the roughest fly possible. Whether it is a fly that has no insect resemblance what so ever or that fly that has caught so many fish you cant remember what it was originally. I have a deer hair cicada patton that is now just a matted hairy mess but it still catches fish.
Who's up for a challenge? If your fly tying is shit you are in with a chance.
  

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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #1 - Oct 2nd, 2015 at 9:23am
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I like the theme, but maybe you need some more definitive guidleines...

Give us a few examples of your proposed flies!
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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #2 - Oct 2nd, 2015 at 7:21pm
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hob nail boot is a good type that fits the bill
hair n copper #10 tied with Persian cat fur works better the more scraggly it gets too.
  
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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #3 - Jan 1st, 2016 at 2:47am
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I've been a bit slack with this thead. My internet connection is as slow as a long wet weekend while on call. Like this one.
Nomads no real guidelines, if you can catch a trout on a bit of shoe lace or f*g packet tied to a hook lets hear about it otherwise just rough pattons that have landed fish.
Here's a pick of what was a ciciada patton. It's chewed up, the hook is bent but those dumb Waipa tributary browns don't seem to mind.
  

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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #4 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 2:42am
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Sorry Dad, its taken me a while.
I love the idea of the thread, but my examples are not so rough.
I tend to chuck em (or recycle the hooks at least)

first is a wee wet/emerger of my own design.
Body was covered in green tinsel.
a nice hand full of fish on local stream in Nov 15.


Size 14
had its tail ripped out, wings clipped & body ravaged all in two hours.
  

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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #5 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 2:45am
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Second is a Cicada/Terrestrial.
Tail gone, post faded, elk hair falling apart.


still works OK
  

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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #6 - Apr 18th, 2016 at 9:45am
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I guess this doesn't count as it was made a couple of seasons ago, and it wasn't "tied"  Cheesy

Still did the business on the top of Mataura, and buggered if I am going to pay $3.50 for a willow grub fly!!

  
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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #7 - Apr 23rd, 2016 at 8:26pm
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Going back 25 years plus ?

There was a guy that had a sports shop in Taihape on the left hand side as you drove north. He made the best "rough" flies I think I have ever seen. I think he dubbed the fur on between 2 pieces of tying thread... I think ?
  
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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #8 - Apr 24th, 2016 at 6:55am
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el_trout_whisperer wrote on Apr 18th, 2016 at 9:45am:
I guess this doesn't count as it was made a couple of seasons ago, and it wasn't "tied"  Cheesy

Still did the business on the top of Mataura, and buggered if I am going to pay $3.50 for a willow grub fly!!




If you weren't such a prolific poster and catcher of decent fish, I'd say you are a disgrace with a fly like that, and deserve to win the comp.
Its brilliant.
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Re: 2015 Rough Fly Challenge
Reply #9 - May 1st, 2016 at 11:36am
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Haha cheers. I will print this out and hang it on my wall. I've never won anything before.

Maybe this winter I will get a vice and learn to tie, so I won't need to resort to poking foam on a hook again and calling it a fly.  Grin
  
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