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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/01 18:27:43 (permalink)
Kev what are you using for the butt hackle and neck on the bottom intruder? (black material) I am guessing arctic fox or finn raccon? Something spun but doesn't look like buck tail.
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/01 19:20:40 (permalink)
... spun arctic fox


ORIGINAL: norm289

... KJH how much of the whiting spey hackle you got? ...



a cape
PM me if you want some
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/03 15:56:24 (permalink)
Sam I like what I am seeing!

Kev Thanks for the rib. It looks nice. Here is something new for me. Got away from the intruder thing and went more towards the prawn. Think I got something here. Hope you all dig it.






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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/05 12:57:47 (permalink)
That prawn is seriously sweet man! I've always liked the General Practicioner and Ally's Shrimp...
Any chance of posting or pm'ing the recipe for that prawn?
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/05 16:38:13 (permalink)

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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/05 20:41:16 (permalink)

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That prawn is seriously sweet man! I've always liked the General Practicioner and Ally's Shrimp...
Any chance of posting or pm'ing the recipe for that prawn?




Happy you like it. This is the first one I did. I havent fished it yet but she swims nicely in my pool. You can play with the colors but this is what I did. With dubbing I made an orange dubbing ball. 6 Lady Amherst tail fibers on each side. The dubbing ball will flair out the fibers. Next is orange and pink hackle. 3 turns. Repeat the same steps 1 more time. In the next and final segment I just put the dubbing and hackle, no Amherst. In front of the 2 hackles I put a sparse collar of mallard flank. Next is the JC if you want. Dumbbell eyes with some dubbing behind. Thats as easy as it gets. As I said this was my first one I did. In the next ones I make I'll be adding some crystal flash somewhere in there. Also will be changing the Amherst to rhea on some. Any questions shoot me a pm and I'll try and explain it better. Happy swinging.

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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/05 22:03:32 (permalink)
Swinger: Your directions make sense, especially having the fly to look at too. I'll give some a shot. I like the way your pattern uses repeated segments. With 3 repetitions before the collar and eyes, or 4, you could make a super long tube, or a short one...pretty sweet!
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/06 17:28:03 (permalink)
Well since this is the steelhead fly thread maybe you guys could show your boxes full of flies. Looking for some inspiration and some new patterns to try out. That and I just love looking at other people's boxes.
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/06 18:19:05 (permalink)

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I just love looking at other people's boxes.


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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/07 12:26:35 (permalink)
Got some new materials so had to play around a little, here are some.











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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/02 10:35:42 (permalink)



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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/02 18:40:57 (permalink)
Nice, I'll take two please!

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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/03 09:11:25 (permalink)
You guys tie some nasty flies
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/03 19:17:09 (permalink)
nice flys norm i like the blue and black best!

I didn't say these are the ten suggestions
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/04 00:38:09 (permalink)
One of my new patterns
Name: DeFrank's Fish Skull Emerald Shiner

My Blog is new with only a few postings, but I will be adding new content periodically to share with my fellow fly tyers...ENJOY!

Here is the link to my tying tutorials blog.

http://defranksflytying.blogspot.com/

post edited by flytierwon - 2010/09/04 00:51:16
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/04 07:50:52 (permalink)
Nice fly mark

I think it is interesting that most of the flies marketed specifically for GL steelbows pull from Warmwater (bass and pike) streamers and trout nymphs rather than "traditional" steelhead and salmon patterns... given that the GL waters are more likely to be fished by anglers who also bass and trout fish... but it seams like there is a tendency for "GL flies" to be a exact replica/blocky flies (the green over white shiner/sculpin) rather than a fly tied for movement/ profile/ swim ability

lets keep posting pictures... but maybe open some discussion on how and why we tie



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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/04 08:34:30 (permalink)
movement/ profile/ swim ability

I agree. The emerald pattern I posted has all that with the skull and gill plates an added bonus for a more life like appearence. The emerald shiner has a slim profile, translucent silver gray body with a touch of olive on the back. I test all my patterns in a tank for a visual and on the rivers for ability to catch fish at a high percentile. Of course the fly must look good to me, but also be effective to land a spot in my fly box and the emerald shiner pattern does slim down, has the translucent silver grayish center when wet and the marabou gives the fly the undulation. Marabou, pseudo hair, arctic fox... all have a place at my bench for swim ability.
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/04 08:59:27 (permalink)
what about casting?

do you swing or strip?
how does it handle current? being marabou, i bet it "pinns out"... will the skull and pates cut/deflect water? no need for a collar?



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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/04 09:01:05 (permalink)
what about casting?

do you swing or strip?
how does it handle current? being marabou, i bet it "pinns out"... will the skull and pates cut/deflect water? no need for a collar?




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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/04 09:12:40 (permalink)
It dosn't pin out, there is enough center mass of material to keep the profile I want. As far as how do I fish it, mostly a dead drift with a swing at the end & slow deep pools I will strip it.
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/04 10:32:44 (permalink)
flytierwon, fly looks cool. But just not my style. I'm sure it will be a producer though.

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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/04 14:56:24 (permalink)
Nice fishskull fly! I used alot of fishskull patterns this year on my local warmwater river. Both swingin and strippin. Never gave a thought about tying up something for steelhead with them...until now! The patterns that I have been tying(using the fishskulls) are simple bucktails and rabbit strip(leech style) flies.

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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/06 14:58:42 (permalink)
Here is a new one that me and my son put together. Needed something purple and pink lol.





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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/06 19:10:54 (permalink)
well lil man has become quite the tyer that is real nice fly norm.

I didn't say these are the ten suggestions
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/06 22:57:51 (permalink)
All these flies are AMAZING!!!!
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/11 22:04:50 (permalink)
Going to the water to try a new head out in the am. Going to bring 1 of these with me to see how it swims. Pretty sure it will swim well.

butt dubbing ball
butt hackle of spun arctic fox
feelers rhea bout 8 each side (flared)
body dubbing
body hackle polar chenille
spun deer hair for support of front collars
1st collar marabou 1 side stripped
2nd golden pheasant
barred hackle wings
jc
dubbing head
lead eyes



Here is one all alone





I have some ideas for a hot butt series as well. Stay tuned.

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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/12 13:08:32 (permalink)
Nice ties Swinger. Diggin the black and orange one. Here's one I tied up last night with an assist from the little guy.





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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/12 14:21:35 (permalink)
nice ties fellas cooler temps and more rain up erie spells steelie lol

I didn't say these are the ten suggestions
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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/13 16:01:26 (permalink)
i was messing with a little more/longer material in the collar and less in the feelers
but, mainly looking for a distraction while tying for a swap

front angle



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RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/09/13 16:31:52 (permalink)
Is it called "Go Stillers"?
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