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Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jeremy Floyd, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    David,

    Here are a few of my favorites for summertime. I learned or made/hybridized these patterns from NorCal flies already in use. I have found that they work everywhere on Steelhead, until the water gets dirty. The first two are used by me when the light is not on the water. The third picture, the copper herniator is my go to "light on the water" fly. I use the purple herniator more than anything else, from sun down until dark.

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  2. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    You can swing or nymph these all.
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  3. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I would recommend asking some of these local folks if you can fish together (you bring beer) and learn to cast while you are fishing. It would also be nice to have eyes on your rig and suggestions as to what could or would improve the functionality of the gear to facilitate casting success.

    Call your local fly shop.
    Google your local fly fishing club.
    Start a new a thread here stating you have beer and a vehicle and wish to learn.

    Lots of options!
  4. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I thought keeping $1300 bucks in the Millsy-skeena-trip/beer-fund, by giving you two rods to play with for free, was the best way to facilitate your trip..
  5. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Those of you seriously thinking of heading north to the skeena drainage should know that I run a fishermans basement suite.. You can ask Millsy or Salmo what it's like staying with Elizabeth and I.
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  6. Salmo_g Active Member

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    They don't even have to ask! Elizabeth is an absolute charmer and a much better woman than Jeremy deserves. He's that lucky. And Jeremy is a damn decent cook. As a pair, their hospitality is unsurpassed. I dropped in last September with two fishing bums they had never met nor heard of until this visit was set up. They are still amazed at the reception we got as strangers. All we brought was a little wine and beer. We got a place to crash, dinner, breakfast, and got to borrow the two test rods for a week. Quite a deal. Jeremy is such a sucker for a little American beer.
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  7. Olive bugger Active Member

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    The Babine is a treasure. I would like to go back and fish it again.
  8. jake-e-boy Active Member

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    any employment opportunities up North? only thing i need is a job so i can keep fishing
  9. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Tons, and BC is working hard to import foreign workers with specific job qualifications.
    Apply for the Provincial Nominee program, or the Strategic Occupations Program. Then Canada will sponsor you as long as you fit the requirements.
  10. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Sweet idea Jeremy - that purple fly looks wicked - care to share the recipe??
  11. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Sure..

    Purple Herniator

    -Lay a base of thread down the shank, covering the entire length that you will be tying.

    -Tie in a red wire and then some gold tinsel/mylar at the butt. Wind the mylar 2/3 the way up the shank towards the head and tie it down. Then wind the red wire rib the opposite direction to hold it down and keep the teeth from destroying it the first strike.

    -Tie two pieces of the purple mylar braid for the body (different brands call it different things and it comes on a bobbin like thread). Wind the body 2 layers thick, with each layer going opposite directions around the fly.

    -Tie in the crystal flash for the wings so they are perpendicular to the shank.

    -Wind soft hackle in front of the wing flash.

    -Tie off the head.
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  12. Peyton00 Active Member

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    Jeremy

    You live in BC. Fly fishing guest are welcome. You like american beer and listen to Tool.

    I need to fish with you sooner than later. :)
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  13. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Tool, Offspring, Primus, Social D, Avenged Sevenfold.. I play that stuff on bass and sing it too.
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  14. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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  15. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    David,

    This is the streamer I use the most. I use it in every color imaginable. I like it the best because it is super fast to tie, has an intruder profile, and has vertical bars which help it to be seen easier. Sometimes I can do two of these in a night.. Rarely, and usually only on weekends...
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  16. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Don't do that here. Jeremy has a great thread going and that should be respected. Keeping the side BS out of threads for the sake of being cool is a lesson some learn slowly.

    Jeremy, I'd like a good old fashioned trip report...with some night before party shots of you rocking and hanging with Elisabeth. Always enjoy your reports.

    Love the fly photo series too. Time to dust off my vice.
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  17. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    It is unfishably cold here Ed.. I am not going to get out until late feb or mar.
  18. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Jeremy, come on down. You can fish here, we don't have many fish though!
  19. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    keep tying - I'm diggen this
  20. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    NICE! You're either the slowest fly tier or the fastest beer drinker in the universe :)
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