Goats Toe

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by S Fontinalis, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Classic Irish wet fly for Brown and Sea Trout, also been known to take a salmon or two.

    Tied on heavy wet fly hook size 8

    Pattern as follows
    Tail: red wool
    Body: Bronze Peacock Herl
    Rib: Red wool
    Collar: Peacock Blues

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  2. jersey livin' the dream

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    thanks, its good to see
  3. Rob Ast Active Member

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    I've heard of camel toe before, but never goat's toe.
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  4. Mark Mercer Member

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    Cool pattern Eunan, nicely tied, it looks like a short colorful Carey Special. I'm not familiar with peacock blues, is that the
    small blue iridescent body hackle on them?
    Thanks,
    mark
  5. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Mark ...Here is another pattern that uses the blue peacock neck or body feathers .
    Similar to the Goats Toe , the Guaranteed is a killer stillwater pattern here in B.C ,yet , it is relatively unknown .

    It is a good steelhead pattern too , but don`t tell anybody :)
    http://dailyflytyer.com/2010/12/guaranteed-leroy-hyatt/

    ** I like to rib the herl portion on my bodies with silver tinsel , and I do use the acetate and acetone for the floss portion .
  6. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks Brian, another interesting pattern and one I hadn't heard of. I've had some peacock blue breast feathers for some time but haven't used them for anything, in fact I'd never ran into anything that called for them....I guess us old guys can
    still learn a few things, I think I'll tie a couple of those for my next lake outing....
  7. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Hey fellas. Tied a few of the "guaranteed last night. Slight variants, i used ice dub for the peacock, and did one with teal tail and one with pintail (scraps lying on my desk)
    I also did one with a full hackle and one with the half stripped hackle.

    Here they are. I covered the orange floss with UV resin (thick variety) to increase the life of the fly.
    These will be fished. Crap Picture, but the left one has Pintail and sparse hackle. Right one has Teal and Full hackle. Both have peacock ice dub rather than herl.
    Tied on size 8 heavy wet fly hook.
    Eunan

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  8. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    They look good Eunan
  9. Mark Mercer Member

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    They look plenty fishy to me, I'm definitely going to try them out.
  10. Krusty Active Member

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    Dammit..that was gonna be my line!