Favorite "NON HATCH" Indicator fly.

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Drifter, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    nice!! thats what im talkin about
  2. Danny H

    Danny H Member

    Great pattern Mark.

    Nice tie Troutpocket.
  3. Drifter

    Drifter Active Member

    How do you say= "you made it better" sweet looking tie pocket! love the dubbing!
  4. Drifter

    Drifter Active Member

    I did some research on a stocker lake the other day on a mini leach I tied. It landed 3 to 1 over a single bead fly in the same colors.

    The thing I changed was the bead-I went with a bead chain head which sank quicker and got way more takes. can't wait to fish it on some wild fish!

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    The red tail is rabbit fur - the one black tail is long black dubbing with red tint. the ribbing is flat small holographic red tape which gives the fly "POP" hook was a #10 2x strong-2x short scud. The first day I used it - well it worked ;-)~
  5. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

  6. jwg

    jwg Active Member


    what did you use at the thorax and hackle.

    very nice!

  7. troutpocket

    troutpocket Active Member

    Brown squirrel dubbing in a dubbing loop.

  8. troutpocket

    troutpocket Active Member

  9. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    I used a similar pattern in black red as the last fly that as trout knows did fairly well. Only problem is, now I need to tie more.
  10. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Mark after catching many fish on the barrel eyed fly with red tail and balck body with red ribbing, troutpocket and I decided it or at least the style needed a name. We decided on "Barrel Bug". It is unique enough of a pattern that we felt that calling it a leech really didn't describe it well enough. Now all we need to do is start throwing up U-Tube videos on how to tie it and we need to constantly refer to it and before you know it, it will be as famous as a bugger and we will have to deal with debates as to who the originator was.
  11. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    That reminds me... I need to go dig that thing out of my box and figure out how to copy it.

    I think it might work.....a little bit.
  12. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Am I the only one who can't see any of the attachement pics? I have tried it in both explorer and mozilla and I am logged in....is it just me?
  13. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish


    I will give you two choices for why we (me too) can't see those attachment pics.

    1) we are not members of the irafly illuminati
    2) they were posted before the board conversion to new format
  14. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Mike I'm sure its cause these attachments were from before the forum upgrade so I believe they got lost in the process.
  15. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Thanks, makes sense. To be honest I didn't even notice the dates.
  16. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Barrel Bug is a good name for it. Otherwise the basin boys (err..geezers) would call it the bug eyed sprite.
  17. Drifter

    Drifter Active Member

    How do you come up with "barrel bug" does it fish like catching fish in a barrel or what? reminds me of a steelhead caddis pattern I developed in the early 80's this guy at the local fly shop kept following me around and sure enough, there was my fly in his shop as the steelhead caddis with his name on it! to say the least it pissed me off.

    How do you come up with "barrel bug" I would think something like "bloody-dragon" or "bloody mary bug" "bloody holo bug" (for the holograph ribbing!) "deep holo bug" we need more names to pick from and maybe a vote! but I cant call this fly mine, I'm sure someone - like your buddy - has done this before!

    I too was going through the pics of these threads and couldn't pull up any pics -BUMMER-

    This is the one your talking about isn't it?


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  18. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Yes! That is the one. I tied mine with both bead chain eyes and I also tied mine with small silver barrel eyes. I love the catching fish in a barrel idea. I guess bead bug could work. We mostly wanted to give the design a name versus the specific color combination.

    As for flies showing up in fly shops, there is a certain fly shop in West Yellowstone that one year after I put on a chironomid clinic in front of one of the workers at Hebgen, started selling two patterns identical to the patterns I shared with the worker. They were not named after the worker, and I was not pissed, in fact I was ecstatic.
  19. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    hey ira, gotta say i love that fly, been knockin the hell out of em with it! no matter what you end up callin it ill make sure anyone who inquires about it knows the true origin;)