Flies that make PS anglers go hmmmm....

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by d. rose, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    Puget Sound implications?

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  2. riseform Active Member

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    Hmmmmm....
    I suppose if there were barbell eyes underneath it'd help it track without spinning during strips. Casting would also be an interesting experience.
  3. d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    I've definitely seen a lot of these little guys running around in the shallows in the south Sound at certain times of year. You're right it's probably horrible to cast and bordering on a "lure" but I thought interesting.
  4. kelvin Active Member

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    bet it works on SRC
  5. floatinghat Member

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    Looks great, wonder how it fishes!
  6. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  7. Richard Torres Active Member

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    D.
    Aside from the hackle, what's the body made of?

    A good cripple pattern if it swims irratically?
  8. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    Looks like the body is made of an old leather shoe?
  9. d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    I believe the body as made out of "Bug Skin" or something similar to a thin sheet of rubber/latex.
  10. kelvin Active Member

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    I think it is leather actually
    or you can use foam

    I saw a recipe for it on an East Coast fly tying site
    used for strippers

    was thinking about tying one up never got around to it

    maybe now I will if I can find recipe for it
    I seem to recall it mostly glued more than tied
    thats how you get the hackle on the ends
    glued between two sheets of leather one dark one white
  11. kelvin Active Member

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  12. kelvin Active Member

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    tied one last night
    made me go Hmmmmmm....
  13. d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    Should give credit where credit is due. The name of the fly I posted is called Furimsky's Bugskin Flatfish.

    Kelvin, I think I like the Flounder Around even better. Now to work up the resolve to actually "tie" that thing.....
  14. Bob Triggs STOP KILLING WILD STEELHEAD!!!!

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    The Furimsky boys run The Fly Fishing Shows around the country, as in our former Bellevue show. Nice guys and they love to fish.

    I tie a similar pattern (for striped bass) but without the foam, I use some Softex painted on both sides of the feather. And less weight.

    For Sea Run Cutthroat Trout I think you will need to tie this on a much smaller hook, like size six or eight and a shorter shank too.

    Some of the pocket estuaries and tidal lagioons that I fish near hold tremendous numbers of juveniles just like this pattern.
  15. kelvin Active Member

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    first cut
    dont laugh too hard
  16. Tyler Watters Stickin' pigs.

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    I bet it works.
  17. d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    Kelvin, that thing is awesome! And hilarious at the same time. I'll take a dozen brotha. Could you get on that please?
  18. chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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    W/ the wind knocking the power out & the sewer treatment plant dumping 1,000 of gallons of raw into PS by West Seattle the other day....

    That little turd might just match the hatch.

    :beathead:



    c/22
  19. Richard Torres Active Member

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    They both look fishy to me....
  20. JesseC Active Member

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    this thing looks like a fishing accident gone horribly wrong!

    scalping!