Monday, March 12, 2012

Tying the Curmudgeon Crumpler.

"The Curmudgeon Crumpler may be the best trout dry fly you have yet to hear about. The “Crumpler” was originally created in an attempt to mimic large, gangly crane flies hatching in the high lakes of Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness Area…but soon morphed into a more compact, hardy fly resembling a cricket or small grasshopper."

~ Jay Zimmerman 


 
You can read the rest of this post as well as get the tying instructions, from Jay Zimmerman on his blog, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports.

23 comments:

  1. Would probably be good covered in chocolate too. b

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    1. B - Methinks that's what Grandpa Joe would have said!

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  2. Thanks! Have saved the tutorial shown in Colorado Fly Fishing Reports. Very interesting!

    Have fun preparing for the coming season,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. Mats - Hope it works well for you! And I've a lot of tying yet to do...spring's almost here!

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  3. I may have to try and tie a few of these for some sacred water this spring> thanks for the heads up.
    Tight Lines,
    Koz

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    1. Brian - No worries...and hope they work as well for you as they have for me!

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  4. Erin,

    That's a cool tie! May I say that when the cranes are out in the fall here on or best waters even the largest fish become idiots more than usual, 20" fish chasing the skating flies like baby trout. After trying several extended bodied ties to 40 mm. long, I have finally settled on a simple Hewitt Spider type fly. Also though I've not experienced small crane flies and if so your tie, as artful as all the rest and parallel with your writing, may be THE ticket. A pleasing mix of combinations here.

    Best, Gregg

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    1. Gregg - Yeah, it's kind of morphed and changed into a quirky think...but a quirky thing that works just swell on high lakes and small streams. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Erin is there anything that you don't excel in? I'm proud to call you friend.

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    1. I know...between the two of them it kinds makes ya sick.

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    2. Howard - Math and pull-ups. Can't do either. And I can't cook without catching hot pads on fire...

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  6. Great pattern Erin,it seems an elegant hopper!...ready to going a wedding.

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    1. Carlos Del Rey - A lovely description...all dressed up, to go to a stream. I like it! Thanks so much for the good words.

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  7. Looks to be a wonderful pattern.
    Well done.

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  8. That's an awesome looking fly e.m.b. Looks to be a sure winner! and thanks for the link

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    1. penbayman - Thanks! And it looks even better on the water!

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  9. I'm gonna have to ties some of these up!

    They look killer.

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    1. G Lech - They are! The legs...just drive the trout wild. ;-)

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  10. I recognized this fly when I saw his post. I seem to recall your post last Summer describing Jay's laughter after the first cast or two. Great tie.

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    1. Rhythm Rider - Ah, you remember well!

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  11. I like the two walking sticks!
    Alan

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