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2009/11/18 10:35:19 (permalink)

Conehead Triple Threat

I've had a few requests on how to tie this fly.
The originator is my good friend, Mike Laskowski of Titusville, PA. (Oil Creek Outfitters)
It was featured about a year ago in Flyfishing and Tying Journal.
It's tied reverse style.
 
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Whip finish, cut the thread and cement at the base.

 


 
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If the fly is too long, you can tear the back end to length. Tearing will give the fly a tapered look as opposed to cutting.
 
 
 
post edited by dano - 2018/03/26 07:26:18
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    dano
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 10:36:59 (permalink)
    I probably should have posted this in the tutorial section.
    Or at least in the fly tying section where it belongs.
    Mr Moderator can move??
    post edited by dano - 2009/11/18 10:38:08
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 10:48:09 (permalink)
    dano, thanx big time. i tied about ten last night but didn't split the middle section, just tied it on top of the top section before folding over. i didn't add flash either. i'll be sure to tie some tonight with your instuctions. ~dt

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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 10:49:16 (permalink)
    Really nice, Dano. 
     
    question - After sliding the polar fibers up into the cone, do they stay in place forever, or do they slide down the shank after fishing for a while?
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 11:02:25 (permalink)
    Good stuff, man. Thank you for the Tute', I'll definitely be giving this one a try!

    Have you tried it with any larger/smaller sizes? How about natural materials like arctic fox?
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 11:11:02 (permalink)
    d-nymph, i hit the thread wrap with hard-as-nails before sliding it under the cone. i'm sure zap-a-gap will work also

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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 11:13:45 (permalink)
    D-Nymph, DT,
    It will stay there forever. It's nearly impossible to pull the base back out. I tried it once and couldn't do it.


    post edited by dano - 2018/03/26 07:17:02
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 11:27:22 (permalink)
    I see.  So you slide it up before the glue sets, then it sets in place inside the cone?
     
     
    I bet that'd make a killer smallmouth fly a size or two larger.
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 11:45:27 (permalink)
    very nicely done!



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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 11:45:44 (permalink)
    Awesome.

    I was way off. I wasted a whole strip of white Polar Fiber failing. The pushing at the end is definitely the key. When I get some more fiber I will give it another try. Awesome tie man and thanks a million!
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 11:49:50 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: dano

    D-Nymph, DT,
    It will stay there forever. It's nearly impossible to pull the base back out. I tried it once and couldn't do it.
    It does takes a bit of pressure to push the base under the cone in the first place.
    I used to support the hook eye with my finger but now use needle nose pliers.
    Another thing about the fly, you can spin the cone and the fly winging will completely stay in place.

    Cold,
    I haven't tried other materials or cones yet.
    If you were to use a larger cone, I would recommend leaving in a bit more under fur as fill.

     
    i figured just pushing the material inside the cone would be tight enough but i figured the cement wouldn't hurt any.
     
    if troutslammer don't mind i'll post the pic of his secret weapon triple threat for yenz when i get home. it's a killer for him on trout.

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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 11:57:07 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: D-nymph

    I see.  So you slide it up before the glue sets, then it sets in place inside the cone?


    I bet that'd make a killer smallmouth fly a size or two larger.

     
    I just use quick drying head cement to keep the whip finish knot from loosening. Because the not is tied on top the material (larger diameter knot), it doesn't tighten as well as one tied on the shank. The fly fiber will stay even without cement. Honestly. The twisted Unithread seems to hold better than say, flat waxed.
     
    Some other notes:
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    5)... Mike tied the original combinations in basic streamer patterns such as Gray Ghost = black/gray/white 
                                                                                                         Black Nosed Dace = black/brown/white
                                                                                                         Mickey Fin ect......
                                                                                                          ect, ect, ect.....
     

     
    post edited by dano - 2018/03/26 07:18:35
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 12:28:48 (permalink)
    hard to argue with this pattern. I have seen Mike spin up little tiny ones and some big magnum sized ones too. Good stuff. thanks for the nice pics.
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 15:38:20 (permalink)
    Looks good! Let us know how it works for you.
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 17:44:57 (permalink)
    they are trout and steelhead killers both , swing , dead drift , fast strip , slow strip etc , doesn't really mater as long as water is warm enough for the fish to be agressive thats all , if u have a pic of the weapon , post it dt i don't know how to post pics on here
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 21:38:36 (permalink)
    Dano gave this fly to me a few years ago, and I first used it on a low and clear Connie.  Those fish chased that streamer down and crushed it when none of my best streamers were working.  Does this fly really work on skittish steelies?  You bet it does. (Charlie Meckism) 

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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/18 22:49:57 (permalink)
    here are the colors troutslammer likes to use. i just started to tie them so a little more practice should get better preportions.
     
     
    wet one on the left----------------------------------dry on the right

     
    dry triple threat

     
    what they look like wet

     
    i think a little more white on the bottom may look a little more convincing!

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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 00:44:54 (permalink)
    I finally managed to get a few of these out. The last set of instructions and pics really helped, Dano. Many thanks!

    Now, if only I had any white left after all the wasted failures .

    Just wondering, with the Polar Fiber, do you (anybody) like to cut the pad into sections before using? It seems like it would be easier to get the most out of it. Cutting like you would a pelt or something, that is - with a razor on the back as scissors would cut the hair in undesirable places. Either that or combing it sectionally first. Just wonderin...

    Thanks again to everyone for their contributions. I really appreciate it!
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 04:57:40 (permalink)
    Real nice job dano - thanks for putting this together. 

    "They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it..... you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."

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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 05:55:57 (permalink)
    nice tie and thanks for the info now i have something else to try.ff46

    I didn't say these are the ten suggestions
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 06:50:23 (permalink)
    Harry,
    The best way I've found to cut out the right amount of fiber from the pelt is to grab what you think you need, twist it together in a bunch and cut it close to the hide with a pair of sheers.
    I learned that tip off an EP Fiber Minnow tutorial.
    post edited by dano - 2009/11/19 10:29:09
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 12:14:19 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: dano

    Harry,
    The best way I've found to cut out the right amount of fiber from the pelt is to grab what you think you need, twist it together in a bunch and cut it close to the hide with a pair of sheers.
    I learned that tip off an EP Fiber Minnow tutorial.

    That would make sense, I guess as to not be cutting other pieces short-up or in the middle of the strands. I'll give it a try, Dano. Thanks!
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 13:05:06 (permalink)
    Very nice tutorial dano. Was wondering how you got the cone tight to the material. I am going to try something similar, tied as a tube using arctic fox instead of polar fiber, easy tie as a tube, merely slide the cone down the tube to the material, trim and melt to lock on the cone.
    post edited by Plum Bob - 2009/11/19 13:08:06
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 15:15:21 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Plum Bob
     easy tie as a tube, merely slide the cone down the tube to the material, trim and melt to lock on the cone.

     
    That's cheating
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 16:52:34 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Plum Bob

    Very nice tutorial dano. Was wondering how you got the cone tight to the material. I am going to try something similar, tied as a tube using arctic fox instead of polar fiber, easy tie as a tube, merely slide the cone down the tube to the material, trim and melt to lock on the cone.



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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 17:03:43 (permalink)
    thanks dano! never did make it down to oil creek outfitters to see mike, and learn how to tie these. should be able to get it now after a few tries, thanks to your tutorial.
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 18:59:57 (permalink)
    the picture of the triple threat i use that DT posted does not work , i repeat does not work , copy and paste this and send to everyone you know that flyfishes , they are lucky to take 10-12 big trout over 15" per trip out !
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/19 23:19:49 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: troutslammer

    the picture of the triple threat i use that DT posted does not work , i repeat does not work , copy and paste this and send to everyone you know that flyfishes , they are lucky to take 10-12 big trout over 15" per trip out !

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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2009/11/23 16:11:41 (permalink)
    when I fished wiyh troutslammer he had 1 on and I thought he was fishing with live minnows
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    RE: Conehead Triple Threat 2010/03/28 17:40:19 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: birdup

    when I fished wiyh troutslammer he had 1 on and I thought he was fishing with live minnows

     
    Amen! Just stopped at oil creek outfitters today and bought a couple, got 1 in troutslammers color and 1 in black silver and white. Can't wait for trout season
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