Pattern Salt Water Sea Run Dry Flies

kelvin

Active Member
#1
At our rescent swap Larry got me thinking about top water -dry fly patterns for sea runs that are not poppers or sliders

here are some ideas I came up with

any body else got any takes on this theme??

Larry think this would make a great swap
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Steve Rohrbach

Puget Sound Fly Fisher
#2
kelvin, you are in hyper warp tying speed. I am jealous as I have a lot going on. Keep the great ideas coming. I am with you on the swap idea.
 
#3
I've seen a few neat-looking surface flies like the Paulson's Titanic Caddis or the Titanic Cutt Slider that use foam shaped like a boat hull to create a V-wake behind the fly on the retreive. I have some foam lying around that I could probably cut up to try it out.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#5
Kelvin, you know I'm in if we do this! My guess is guys might need a rest from the historic Kelvin and Steve Historic Sea Run Cutthroat Swap, but, maybe not. I ran this by my fishing pal Mark, and he didn't seem too interested, but I'm not sure why, since long ago when I brought him to a beach, he cast a Gurgler, twitched it twice, and a huge cutthroat took it like a dry fly with a head and tail rise. He landed the cutthroat, the biggest I have ever seen, at what we estimated at 24 inches! I can't forget that! I have taken a number of sea run cutthroat on dries, but haven't taken the time to concentrate on that more often. But, this is the year I will make more of an effort. I may be fishing those high tides more often under and around the brush and blowdowns! This was my first saltwater wasp attempt with a piece of foam:
 

kelvin

Active Member
#6
I've seen a few neat-looking surface flies like the Paulson's Titanic Caddis or the Titanic Cutt Slider that use foam shaped like a boat hull to create a V-wake behind the fly on the retreive. I have some foam lying around that I could probably cut up to try it out.

I have seen them done with spun dear hair and then shaved flat with a razor blade on the bottom then super glued to make them like little boats so they skate
 
#8
hyper warp?
I have seen sea runs slam floating pile worms
Kelvin:

Thanks for posting that comment. It has gotten my attention as I enjoy fishing top water patterns. I have a couple of idea on how to tie a floating articulated tube pile worm pattern.
I am going to be gone for a couple of weeks so I will let you know later in March if anything looks promising.

Roger
 

Steve Rohrbach

Puget Sound Fly Fisher
#9
Roger, release the Kraken! As many of you know Roger has a tendency to fish topwater patterns. I am concerned that he is going to lose a lot of sleep until he executes his new floating articulated tube pile worm pattern. I for one, am looking forward to testing the prototype.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#10
Roger, release the Kraken! As many of you know Roger has a tendency to fish topwater patterns. I am concerned that he is going to lose a lot of sleep until he executes his new floating articulated tube pile worm pattern. I for one, am looking forward to testing the prototype.
Since I caught a 19" native freshwater cutthroat last year, with a garter snake deep in it's throat, I have been wondering about some sort of surface snake pattern.... oh gees, I have been trying to imagine the fish taking that snake off the surface and, on second thought, when in the hell would you set the hook???!
 
#11
kelvin and Steve:

Here is what I have come up with so far. I am using hollow body Larva Lace for the body and palmer some hackle over the body. The section shown in the picture is about 1/2 inches in length. Used small HMH tube material and melted both ends of tube so that the materials will not slide off. The length of the pattern can be varied by adding as many sections as you want. There will be an end section with artic fox as the tail and a hook holder.

Basically the pattern is the same as the surface articulated tube pile worm pattern which I already use. The different is that I don't fill the hollow tube with olive oil. The air inside the tube gives the pattern floatation along with the hackle. It seems to float just about right when put in a bowl of water. I am hopeful that it will have the proper floatation when used out on Puget Sound.

Roger

P.S. Steve: I am already on it! Now that I know that the prototype looks good I won't have to lose any sleep tonight thinking about it;). You knew that I would be all over a new top water pattern:).
 
#13
Steve:

I could not go to bed without coming up with a prototype tonight! I put a small foam head on it but would rather not use the foam head if it floats okay. I hope to try it out in the next day or so on a Puget Sound beach that presently is holding some nice sized sea-run cutthroat in shallow water where there are normally quite a few pile worms. Hopefully the pattern will skate or float nicely and the fish will like it.

Roger
 

McNasty

Canyon Lurker
#14
Since I caught a 19" native freshwater cutthroat last year, with a garter snake deep in it's throat, I have been wondering about some sort of surface snake pattern.... oh gees, I have been trying to imagine the fish taking that snake off the surface and, on second thought, when in the hell would you set the hook???!
just encase you haven't come across this yet. . .