Alevin

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  1. Wally Bear

    Wally Bear New Member

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    Ok, I got a bit of an education today. What I was calling a fry is an Alevin. I went to town today and bought some supplies to try and tie what I think will work for cut throat in the creeks around here. This fly was tied on a #14 hook, white floss body, clear iridescent mylar tinsel tail, 5/64 bead chain eyes, Toho 6/0 iridescent orange glass bead, topped with a white feather and peacock. I am looking for critique, suggestions and help. Thanks.
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  2. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    a dab of colored hot glue works really well, instead of sewing on the bead. the body looks too bulky, try to focus on materials that slick back when wet, marabou is a big one. most likely your trying to imitate chum alevin so natural grey squirrel tail works , or grey squirrel tail dyed blue for pinks, thats next year. 14's a very small hook, ide be tying it on a 10 3x long streamer hook
     
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    Ok, two more styles I just tied up for critique.
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    Here's a common style of alevin pattern. The egg sac is made from a doubled strand of Glo-bug yarn.
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    Thank you, I really like the double bead eyes on those.
     
  7. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    its bead chain eyes, either medium or small size. they come in a long chain and you cut them into 2's
     
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    heres a super simple one

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    white thread
    bead chain eyes
    twisted zlon
    orange fringe bead
     
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    The furl'd alevin patterns are sweet! Very nice.
     
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    you guys use these on src's?

    they look sick
     
  12. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    ^that is WINNING
     
  13. Preston

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    Alevins are primarily available in rivers in the spring and, I'm sure sea-run cutthroat eat them greedily. Unfortunately, with few exceptions, the rivers are closed at that time of the year. The lower Skagit (below Mount Vernon) has traditionally been open at that time and has provided a sea-run cutthroat fishery but, I understand, it is not open this year.
     
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    the green will open up soon and should be fishing good

    remember cutts spawn where ever chum did.
     
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    A very easy alevin pattern as shown below about a two min fly.
    hook: tiemco 2457
    thread: gray uni thread or any 8/0 in gray
    Body: lower half uv ice dub pearl red hue upper half light olive ice dub
    egg sack: mcflyoam orange.
    eyes: stick on eyes small
    to finish cover eyes with hard head by loon or epoxy if you desire.
     
  16. ArticWolf

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    yep...real nice flies, and here is one made as a 'gummy'..

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